REPORT OF A MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF ASHBY DE LA
ZOUCH TOWN COUNCIL HELD AT ASCOTT HOUSE, SOUTH STREET AT 6.30
PM. ON 22 MAY 2006
Members: Councillor J Roberts (Chairman)
Councillors G A Allman, E. Avins, D. Bigby, D J G Jones,
M. Mabey, M. Newborough, G. Pointon, D. Price & C Smith
Officer: C R Gay – Town Clerk
Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors R Bayliss, J Coxon & D
17 MRS ALICE HALL
The Committee stood in silence as a tribute to the memory of Mrs Alice Hall, a former Town
Councillor and Town Mayor who had recently died.
18 DECLARATION OF INTEREST
The following Declarations of Interest were made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
Councillor G Allman Application No. 06/0667
Councillor D Price Minute No. 23 - Nottingham East Midlands Airport
19 PUBLIC QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
Members of the public addressed the Committee upon the possible construction of an all-
weather cycle path across Willesley recreation ground and upon anti-social behaviour in that
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 24 April 2006 be
approved as a correct record and be signed by the Chairman.
21 ASHBY AREA CYCLING NETWORK PLAN
The Town Clerk reported that Sustrans wished to create an off highway trail between Ashby
de la Zouch and Moira Furnace. It appeared that the construction of an all-weather surface
path across the Willesley recreation ground and into the woods was crucial to the project.
The Committee was mindful of the incidence of anti-social behaviour in the area,
particularly the unauthorised use of motorcycles and the Town Clerk reported that the
Recreation Committee would be consulted upon the issue.
RESOLVED: That Sustrans be invited to address the Committee on the proposal at the
22. STRATEGIC PLANNING
The Committee was informed that the inaugural meeting of the Strategic Planning Working
Party would be held on 19th June which would be attended by the Director of Environment
and his Senior Planning Term Colleagues.
Members of the Working Party were invited to inform Councillor Bigby of topics to be
considered at the meeting which would assist the Town Clerk in compiling an agenda for the
23. NOTTINGHAM/EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT DRAFT MASTER PLAN
The Committee received the response of the District Council to the Airport Draft Master
24 NEW ALBION LAND FILL SITE
The operator of the New Albion Land Fill Site was seeking a variation of the planning
permission to keep the site open to the public on all Bank Holidays and Public Holidays with
the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day
RESOLVED: That no objection be raised to the application provided the site is available
only to householders to dispose of waste and not for trade waste or contractors vehicles.
25. COALFIELD WAY/ SMITHY ROAD
The County Council intended to impose an experimental prohibition of waiting at Coalfield
RESOLVED: That no objections be raised to the proposal.
26. SOUTH STREET WAITING RESTRICTIONS
The County Council propose to impose waiting restrictions in South Street.
The Town Clerk reported that the proposals shown for the entrance to the Bath Grounds
were likely to be modified to reflect the legal status of the land.
RESOLVED: That no objections be raised to the proposals and the County Council be
asked to clarify the reasons for imposing no waiting at any time on the north side of South
Street between Prior Park Road and Lower Church Street.
27 DERBYSHIRE MINERALS & WASTE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
The Committee received a Statement of Community Involvement produced by the County
28 LOCAL ACCESS FORUM
The Committee considered a letter from the Chairman of the Leicestershire Local Access
Forum about the work of the organisation.
RESOLVED: That representations be made to the Forum about problems affecting the
Ivanhoe Way where it leaves North Street and about improving footpath access between
Ashby and the wooded area of Donisthorpe and Moira.
29 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
RESOLVED: That the planning applications be received and replies to consultations made
as shown attached.
30 PLANNING DECISIONS
RESOLVED: That the planning decisions from the District Council as shown attached be
RESOLVED: That the accounts in the sum of £16360.42 be approved for payment.
The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.45pm
CHAIRMAN ___________________________ DATE __________________