Hazelwood Parish Council
Minutes of a meeting of Hazelwood Parish Council held in the Memorial Hall, Hazelwood on 28th November 2013 commencing at 7.30p.m.
Present: Chairman: Councillor M Angold
Councillors: Councillors J Harris, L Brown and H Walford
Also present: Clerk: Mrs S E Smith
Members of the Public: Cllr David Taylor (AVBC)
Apologies given: Apologies were given from Cllr K Walker
43/13/14 Variation of Order of Business
It was deemed unnecessary to alter the Order of Business
44/13/14 Declaration of Members Interests
There was nothing to declare
45/13/14 Public Speaking
Councillor Taylor attended the meeting. He informed the Council that the new Core Strategy was proceeding nicely and that he was pleased with the plans for rural areas. It is due to go before the borough council in May. The Chairman had viewed the Core Strategy online and due to its content, found it difficult to follow. Councillor Taylor advised that is was available for reading in local libraries. There is a need to understand the structure but it is mainly urban based, only a little for the rural areas. The nearest large housing development is in the Denby area.
The west section of the Amber Valley area is minimal, basically in-
He also advised Council that he had resigned as a Parish Councillor in Idridgehay as there was too much controversy and conflict of interests whilst maintaining both positions on Parish and Borough Council.
Amber Valley has decided to withdraw the mobile library in rural areas of Derbyshire and would like rural councils to write to support to keep the service
46/13/14 Minutes of the last Meeting
Minutes of the council meeting held on the 26th September 2013, copies of which had been passed to the councillors prior to this meeting, were taken as read, approved and signed by the Chairman for accuracy only.
Cllr Harris wished to bring to notice the item from the last meeting regarding the “Roughs” area and the speculation of the developments on the property. An enforcement notice had been completed to Amber Valley planning but at present there has been no further information received in return. The enforcement officer had paid a visit to the site but was unable to ascertain the exact location.
Clerk to email again and clarify the position.
47/13/14 Items for Exclusion
Nothing was deemed necessary for exclusion.
48/13/14 Chairman’s Announcements
The Chairman had previously suggested that the entrance to the car park be widened as damage had been caused by the Council waste lorries reversing. Amber Valley had agreed to repair but not widen, Clerk to contact Alan Camp to obtain a quote for improvement to lower kerb stones, widen and make good. Then decide whether to apply for planning. A fee of £80 is applicable for planning consent.
The Clerk is to chase Amber Valley in regards to litter notices for the lay by at the top of Hazelwood Road . Peter Makin is the new councillor of “lean and green” in the area. The Clerk also to contact Amber Valley planning to ascertain sizes for a new notice board that would not need planning consent to change.
From the last meeting it had been agreed that a new fire extinguisher be fitted, this has not as yet been received, Clerk to follow up.
49/13/14 Derbyshire Association of Local Councils
All circulars having been previously circulated were received
50/13/14 Financial Matters
(a) Present Balances
Business Reserve £0.02
Memorial Hall £3985.20
Parish Council £2075.66
(b) No cheques had been signed since the last meeting
51/13/14 Memorial Hall and Lettings
Nothing further to discuss.
52/13/14 Planning and Licensing Matters
There were no new plans since the last meeting.
Planning decisions made are:
AVA/2013/0817 Replacement cowshed at Broads Farm, Firestone, Hazelwood – Permitted AVA/2013/0727 Lowering of 7 kerbstones at Lumb View, 50 Ashbourne Road , Shottlegate -
53/13/14 Neighbourhood Planning
A monthly meeting had been held. Questionnaires had been sent out to all residents within the parish and were awaiting collection. The next meeting is Thursday 5th December.
54/13/14 Register of Members Interests Forms
Amber Valley have requested that all councils keep the Register of Members Interests up to date as and when any changes occur, as a matter of high importance.
PART II – CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION Staff Salaries for Payment
56/13/14 Date and Time of the next meeting
The next meeting will be held in the Memorial Hall, Hazelwood, at 7.30pm on 23rd January 2014
The meeting was closed at 8.40pm
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