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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday December 1st 2014, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Steppings, Thorpe and Wells. Cty Cllrs. Taylor and Williams, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 5 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.

Joe Dugdale (Rural Action Derbyshire) has been asked by the PC to provide advice on the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan for the Crich Parish Council Area. He explained the time scales and the next steps in the process which are:

  1. Councillors and others  to meet and  record their draft vision of what  the area should look like and should provide for its residents over the next 15 years i.e. ”a vision for Crich”  (please note that this is simply a starting point-  it  is likely to be revised and refined many times over the coming months).
  2. To hold a public meeting. Joe will lead this meeting and will explain the purpose and meaning of a Neighbourhood Plan and the process by which it should be created.

This meeting has been arranged to take place at the Glebe Field Centre on Monday 19th January 2015. The meeting will start at 7.30 pm and end at 9.30 pm.
It is hoped that this meeting will recruit an able group of willing volunteers consisting of some Parish Councillors and a larger numbers of members of the community. It will aim to appoint a Chair and a Secretary.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

14/1152 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Baugh and Slaney.

14/1153 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllr. Broom declared her position as a Trustee of Rural Action Derbyshire – Joe Dugdale who is to be employed by the Parish Council to advise on the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan is an employee of RAD.

14/1154 Police matters

Contact is:
Or telephone 101 and mention collar number 3841


14/1155 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Disappointment was expressed at the fact that no election material had been delivered to homes regarding the recent County Council election.
Two of the hand rails at Sun Lane are missing.

14/1156 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

Chair welcomed newly elected Cty Cllr David Taylor.
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe provided a written report  
AVBC Cllr Gee explained the grounds for his objection to the proposed housing development off Roes Lane
Cty Cllr Williams has asked why the marker posts on Dimple Lane have not been replaced and has reported blocked gullies to DCC Highways.
Cty Cllr. Taylor agreed to report the spring water leak at Crich Market Place to DCC. He has reported missing handrails on a footpath near Whatstandwell Station and is arranging for the grant offered by his predecessor to the Glebe Field Trust to be processed.

14/1157 Minutes of the meeting of November 3rd 2014

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair.

14/1158 Matters arising from the meeting of November 3rd 2014

Development of the Recreation Ground – Paul Yorke gave an up-date on progress. The project has adopted the name The PLACE project (Park Life a Community Experience) and it now has an attractive logo. A number of meetings have been held and Ripley CVS has been very helpful by providing a model constitution. The group will be properly constituted, will have a bank account, will designate officers and adopt agreed aims, objectives and powers. Cllr Clark will act as the PC representative on the group.
Clerk presented a written report on meeting of the Finance Committee. The recommendations regarding funding for the Recreation Ground Project (£20,000 phased over the next 3 Financial Years) and the grants to local organisations (as shown in the cheques recorded in these minutes) were adopted unanimously.
A letter has been sent to the planning inspector in response to the appeal by Gladman against the decision by AVBC to refuse planning permission for their application to build houses on the Roes Lane site.
Chair and Cllr Broom attended the latest meeting of the Ambergate Reservoir Community Liaison Group. The completion date remains March 2018, the haul road has a limited life and will not be serviceable beyond the end of the project, road signage is to be rationalised, the up-grade of Chadwick Nick Reservoir is on hold and lorry drivers who do not use approved routes risk being banned from the site. The next meeting will be held on 23rd January 2015
Chair and other Members attended a recent meeting of the “Keep Crich a Village” campaign
Planning Application for houses behind Coast Hill (Futures Homescapes) – Chair accompanied Nick Wilder of Futures Homescapes to a meeting with the solicitor retained by them to draw up Section 103 agreements. She was pleased that the PC is being involved in this process..

14/1159 Report by the Parish Clerk:

The Parish Council has applied to be the “Qualifying Body” to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan. AVBC has now put in place the required public consultation
The Christmas trees are now in place. Thanks were expressed to Cllrs. Bown and Clark.
Public Toilet – a new 1 year deal has been agreed with British Gas for the supply of electricity.
  viz:  Standing charge reduced from 85.91p per day to 31.126p per day
    Unit charge reduced from 21.57p to 13.542p per Kw hour.

14/1160 Planning Decisions

AVA/2014/0493 Plumtree Cottage, Allen Lane, Fritchley – single storey extension.
AVA/2014/0917 Park Head Cottage – underground septic tank.

14/1161 Planning Applications

AVA/2014/1029 3 Culland View – demolition of garage and rear extension to be replaced with rear and side extension. NO OBJECTION

14/1162 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 10th November 2014                £ 51569.46                       




C H Ludlam (Clerk’s salary) + expenses
Chq 189
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 190
Chq 191
Crich RBL
Chq 192
HMR and C
Chq 193
Grass Track
Chq 194
Fritchley Christmas Tree Association 
Chq 195
Sims Charity
Chq 196
Chq 197
Crich Fete
Chq 198
Crich pre-School
Chq 199
Whatstandwell WI
Chq 200
Cliff Inn Horticultural Society
Chq 201
Fritchley with Crich WI
Chq 202
Crich Care-line
Chq 203
C Ludlam (L Spencer insurance)
Chq 204
Viking Direct (stationery)
Chq 205
HMR and C
Chq 206
Grass Track
Chq 207

14/1163 Items for Information

DALC Circular s 22, 23, 24, 25.
Letter received from Mark Suggitt (Director) of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site asking for the opportunity to meet the Parish Council.

14/1164 Communications from members of the public

DALC Circular 24
Email from scouts requesting financial help to repair the Scout Hut
Email requesting permission to use part of Market Place near the troughs for a well-dressing (the applicant has been referred to DCC as this is a Highways matter).
Email from AVBC re the proposal to elect the Borough Council by “whole council elections” rather than in thirds
Emailed request from Community Hydro power project (already forwarded to Members).
Invitation to Rural Action Derbyshire AGM to be held on 12 December 2014 – information circulated by email.

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday January 5th 2015.

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
6th December 2014
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928