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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday December 5th 2016, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Anstead, Bateman, Baugh, Broom, Brown, Clark, Collison, Smith, Walsh and Yorke. Cty. Cllrs Taylor and Williams, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 2 members of the public.
Clerk in attendance.

Part 1 Non – confidential items

16/1436 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllr. Thorpe.

16/1437 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Chair – Trustee of the Glebe Field Trust.

16/1438 Police matters

No police present
Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
The Police Commissioner has yet to reply to an invitation to visit Crich Parish.

16/1439 Members of the public (10 minutes)

The signpost outside Sycamore Farm on Plaistow Green Rd. has disintegrated.
A representation was made in objection to planning application AVA/2016/1158 Coddington Top Farm (see Planning Applications below) on the grounds of negative impact on an important rural site and in the belief that existing restricted consent should be respected.

16/1440 County and Borough Councillors

Cty. Cllr. Williams will attend the meeting to be held on Monday next with representatives of the Clinical Commissioning Group and Derbyshire Healthcare. A number of Members also intend to attend this meeting of agencies on whose decisions the maintenance of day-care at the Glebe is largely dependent. Further, he is hopeful that the centre of Fritchley will be selected to take part in a pilot scheme to test the impact on road safety of imposing a 20 mph zone. He was also able to report that there would be no change to the County Council subsidy for rural bus services before April 2018.
Cty. Cllr. Taylor congratulated Chair and Members of the Parish Council who presented the community at the Planning Board meeting, which considered the further extension of the Roe’s Lane development. He questioned the Planning Authority’s judgement that Crich is a “sustainable community” as it fails to meet the criteria relating to employment opportunities, adequate public transport, availability of school places and health services. He reported that if any of his Community Leadership Fund is unspent he will consider allocating it to the Glebe Field Centre in support of day-care. He was pleased to hear that there has been an improvement in response times by Call Derbyshire and agreed to pursue the repair of numerous failed street lights in the Parish.
AVBC Cllr. Gee was asked to meet the site agent at Roe’s Lane to draw attention to the way in which mud from the site is being spread on the road by visiting vehicles. He was requested to ask that Planning Application AVA/2016/1158 should not be decided under delegated powers.
His attention was drawn to the lack of bus shelters on the road between Bullbridge and Town End compared with similar stretches of road in other parts of the Borough (AVBC is the major provider of these structures).

16/1441 Minutes of the meeting of November 7th 2016

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair.

16/1442 Reports

Chairs report attached.  
Neighbourhood Plan – proceeding well thanks to massive commitment by a small number of individuals. More help would be welcome!
PLACE project – a book and toy sale will be held on the Market Place on Saturday10th December to raise funds.
BG development – Clerk is pursuing the matter of consecration and will establish how the low pressure gas main and easement are marked and whether a risk assessment should be carried out. He will also inform the Council insurers of the position.  
Christmas trees – these are now in place. It was unanimously agreed to donate 2 of the spare trees to the Fritchley Community Association. Thanks were expressed to Cllr. Clark for all his efforts to make the arrangements.
Winter Service it was agreed to provide a grit bin near the seat at the Bulling Lane/Coast Hill junction – this section of pavement slopes, catches no sun in winter and is well used by elderly residents.

16/1443 Items for Discussion

Report of the Finance Committee held on 24th November 2016.

  • The Financial Regulations 2016 were formally adopted by the Council and signed by Chair.
  • The Finance Committee recommendations for grants to local organisations were adopted. It was agreed that the grant to the now defunct Sims Charity would be less than asked for and that no grant would be made in future.
  • The Budget proposed by the Finance Committee was formally adopted by Council.
  • It was agreed to increase the Precept by 5%.
  • The Assets Register was circulated to Members.
  • The Risk Assessment document was commended to Council and accepted .
  • It was agreed that money set aside for the PLACE project should be placed in a deposit account to aid clarity of accounting.

Ideas for “Parish enhancement” – Members were asked to email ideas to the Clerk in time for the next meeting.
Possible fracking sites in the locality – none are currently proposed.
Removal of telephone kiosks – none of the kiosks identified are of the traditional construction and none are being used by the community.

16/1444 Planning Decisions

AVA /2016/0952 Thurlow Booth Farm – 2 storey extension (re-submission of AVA/2015/1183).
AVA/2016/0908 Highlander Farm, Wheatcroft – extension to existing agricultural building.
AVA/2016/0999 14 Amber View Rd. - alterations and extension.
AVA/2016/1011 Middle Cottage, Robin Hood – removal of condition 5 of permission AVA/2009/0880

16/1445 Planning Applications

AVA/2016/1135 27 Chadwick Nick Lane – single storey summer house to rear NO OBJECTION
AVA/2016/1158 Coddington Top Farm – change of use - agricultural building to form part of existing dwelling.  OBJECTION on the grounds of its position in an environmentally sensitive location in the World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

16/1446 Accounts

Balance in Current Account at 22.11.16   £67602.84               


C. Ludlam (Clerk) 


Chq 496
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 497
Grass Track
Chq 498
Slingsby (grit bin)
Chq 499

British Gas (public WC electricity)

Chq 500
DALC subscription
Glebe Field Trust day-care donation
Chq 502
British Gas  
Chq 503
HMR and C Tax and NI
Chq 504
M Macarthur (work at BG and around the Parish)  
Chq 505
Keptkleen (care of public toilet)
Chq 506


For information:
In this Financial Year a grant of £6,697.00 has been received from the My Community fund to help the work of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and the Parish Council set aside £2000 in the Budget to support this project.

TOTAL = £8,697 of which £4271.20 has been spent Remainder = £3976.80

In addition the PC meeting of September 2016 agreed to meet the cost (£3825) of engaging the services of Urban Forward to provide Landscape Evidence

16/1447 Items for Information

16/1448 Communications from members of the public

Part 2 Confidential items



Monday 9th January2017 7.30 pm

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928