,MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
ASFORDBY PARISH COUNCIL
THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2011
Councillors: M. Sheldon (Chairman),
P. Ainge, R. Cates, S. Fotheringham,
G. Leak, T. Moncrieff, C. Sheldon,
B. Turner, F. Williamson
P.C. J. Scott
PSCO L. Haynes
1/2/11 PUBLIC FORUM
(a) Wind Farm Planning Application
(b) Policing in the Parish
(c) Solar Farm at Kirby Bellars/Asfordby Hill
(d) Local Crime Statistics
(i) The Chairman advised that a special meeting of the parish council
would be held on Tuesday 22 February 2011 to discuss the wind farm
application. Notices had been circulated to households in Asfordby Hill and
Asfordby Valley and public notices had been placed on all parish notice
(ii) PC J Scott reported that so far as he was aware there were no proposals
to cut the number of beat officer hours for the parish but that his and his
colleagues were responsible for other areas as well as Asfordby Parish.
(iii) The Chairman reminded Members of the public exhibition regarding
the proposals for the Asfordby Mine site on 23 February 2011 at The Stute,
Welby Road, Asfordby Hill.
(iv) PSCO Haynes reported on the crime statistics for the parish.
2/2/11 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M. Hollingworth and J.
3/2/11 DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
Councillors T. Moncrieff and M. Sheldon advised that as they were members
of Melton Borough Council’s Development Committee he would not be taking
any part in any discussions relating to item 7 of the agenda.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 20 January 2011 were confirmed as being
a true record and authorised to be signed by the Chairman.
5/2/11 LEICESTERSHIRE AND LEICESTER WASTE DEVELOPMENT FRAME
WORK – SITE ALLOCATIONS
The Clerk submitted Leicestershire County Council’s Leicestershire and
Leicester Waste Development Framework Site Allocations consultation
document (copies of which had previously been circulated to Members) for
consideration and making appropriate representations on the inclusion of the
Asfordby Mine Site.
RESOLVED that Leicestershire County Council be advised that
(a) the Parish Council objects to the inclusion of Asfordby Mine as a potential
waste site in its Waste Development Framework for the following reasons:-
(i) the current road infrastructure is inadequate to cope with the anticipated
number of vehicles using a minor road.
(ii) the proximity of Welby Brook to the site because the brook feeds into the
main water supply concerns were raised about potential health hazards should
any spillage occur and seepage into the water course.
(iii) the proposed site has a history of flooding.
(iv) the cumulative effect on the site and its surrounding environment as the
site is already the subject of a 9 turbine wind farm planning application and a
potential solar farm planning application.
(b) if it was minded to include the site in spite of the objections listed above,
the parish council requested the following:
(i) the highway network be upgraded to appropriate standards
(ii) the transportation of waste be conducted by rail
(iii) details of how to mitigate any smell coming from the site
(iv) the establishment of a community fund for the parish
(v) a road traffic census be undertaken for vehicles using the A6006
between Asfordby Valley and Asfordby Hill.
(c) the parish council would favour the re-location of the Lake Terrace waste
to this site.
6/2/11 LOCALISM BILL – NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS
Further to the meeting held on 2 February 2011, the Clerk reported that the
Council’s application to the Vanguard Scheme under the Localism Bill had
been sent to Melton Borough Council for onward transmission to the
appropriate ministry for consideration and as soon as any decision was made,
this would be reported to the Council at the earliest opportunity.
RESOLVED that the report be noted.
7/2/11 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
(i) Application 10/00961/COU and 10/00962LBC – Red Lodge Farm,
Hoby Road, Asfordby – Section of existing outbuildings to be demolished and
re-built with a change of use from domestic storage to office use (B1A).
(ii) Application 11/00066/FUL – 21 Dwyers Close, Asfordby – Proposed
(iii) Application 11/00082/FUL – 39 Melton Road, Asfordby Hill –
Proposed new three bedroomed detached house.
(i) no objections be raised to application 11/00066/FUL;
(ii) no objections be raised to applications 10/00961/COU and
10/00962/LBC subject to the applicant being able to overcome the objections
by the Highways Authority;
(iii) no objections be raised to application 11/0082/FUL subject to:
(a) the whole development being contained within the village
(b) all parking to be accommodated within the application site to
avoid on-street parking
(c) no objections from the Highway Authority in view of the location
of the proposed access to an existing traffic island and traffic
8/1/11 ACCOUNTS – INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
The Clerk reported that the following cheques had been drawn in payment of
the accounts during the period 13 January 2011 to 10 February 2011:
Vou Cheq Code Name Description Amount
557 100832 86 Grange Garden Centre Christmas Tree £26.99
558 100833 103 Danwood Group Computer Maintenance £176.25
559 100833 103 Danwood Group Photocopier toner £9.99
560 100834 41 Severn Trent Water Water Chrages £128.83
5651 100835 21 Northumberland Theatre Panto Performance £323.13
562 100836 115 HM Revenue & Customs NI & Tax £3,134.63
563 100837 86 Pear Technology Computer Supplies £2,232.51
564 100838 15 Southern Electric Electricity Charges £166.51
565 100839 92 Mrs T Angrave Magazine Delivery £120.00
566 100840 17 Drain Scan Cleaning Drains £85.56
567 DD 17 British Gas Businescare Boiler Maint Contract £47.00
568 100841 160 Summerland Contractors Gritting Services £175.00
569 100841 406 Summerland Contractors Tree Maintenance £200.00
570 100841 91 Summerland Contractors Christmas Tree, etc £30.00
571 100841 61 Summerland Contractors Cemetery Maintenance £50.00
572 100841 60 Summerland Contractors Mowing – Burial £100.00
573 100841 66 Summerland Contractors Mowing – Churchyard £60.00
574 100841 404 Summerland Contractors Mowing – Recreation £165.00
575 100841 242 Summerland Contractors Mowing – GJP £165.00
576 DD 100 Talk Talk Broadband Charges £19.99
577 DD 100 XLN Telecom Telephone Charges £19.72
582 100842 86 Rosswins Coaches Coach Hire £245.00
583 100843 104 Danwood Group Photocopier Maint Quarterly £119.03
584 100844 61 Garden Crafts & Services Cemetery Maintenance £240.00
585 100844 91 Garden Crafts & Services Gardening £33.90
586 100845 406 Dura-Sport Upgrade Play Area £8,988.00
587 100847 103 Danwood Group Photocopier Toner £10.20
588 100847 103 Danwood Group Photocopier Toner £10.20
589 BACS 105 Clerk Salary £2005.07
590 BACS 105 Handyman Salary £150.37
591 BACS 105 Premises Officer Salary £681.99
592 BACS 105 Street Cleaning Operative Salary £358.29
654 100848 81 Harrison Packaging Poop Scoop Bags £176.39
655 100849 17 Melton Borough Council Waste Collection Charges £1,080.00
656 100850 87 SLCC Training Course £237.60
657 100851 61 Summerland Contractors Cemetery Maintenance £830.00
658 100851 40 Summerland Contractors Allotment Maintenance £310.00
659 100851 60 Summerland Contractors Mowing – Burial £100.00
660 100851 66 Summerland Contractors Mowing – Churchyard £60.00
661 100851 404 Summerland Contractors Mowing – Recreation £165.00
662 100851 242 Summerland Contractors Mowing – GJP £165.00
663 DD 103 Danwood Group Photocopier Rental (Quarter) £534.54
RESOLVED that the actions and expenditure be approved and their effects on
the Council’s reserves and balances be noted.
9/2/11 INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FESTIVAL – 11 JUNE 2011
The Clerk submitted a request from the Secretary of the Mowbray Rangers
Football Club to support the international football festival by waiving the cost
of the hire of the parish hall on Saturday 11 June 2011 (copies of which had
previously been circulated to Members).
RESOLVED that the cost of the hire of the parish hall on Saturday 11 June
2011 be discounted by 50%.
10/2/11 MILL LANE PUBLIC FOOTPATH, ASFORDBY
The Clerk reported on the latest position regarding the access at the Mill Lane
Public Footpath and the latest proposals to prevent the use of the footpath by
motor cycles, etc.
RESOLVED that Leicestershire County Council be advised that the parish
council cannot support the installation of a motor cycle eliminator barrier, but
would support an appropriate bollard arrangement.
11/2/11 QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE 2012
(a) submitted a letter dated 7 February 2011 from Melton Borough Council
requesting nominations to the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge (copies of
which had previously been circulated to Members)
(b) submitted, for information, a letter from Lady Gretton regarding Diamond
Jubilee Beacons (copies of which had previously been circulated to Members).
RESOLVED that the letter received from Melton Borough Council be
referred to the Council’s Recreation Working Party for consideration and that
the contents of the letter from Lady Gretton be noted.
12/2/11 SPEED SURVEY – STATION LANE/LOUGHBOROUGH ROAD,
The Clerk reported that the police undertook a covert speed survey during 19
to 26 January 2011 on Station Lane and Loughborough Road in Asfordby. On
Station Lane only 8% of vehicles exceeded the speed limit but on
Loughborough Road 32% of vehicles exceeded the speed limit. In view of
this the police had requested that Loughborough Road was visited by the
Local Roads Policing Unit to undertake speed enforcement duties.
The meeting concluded at 8.00 pm.