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February 2001

Minutes of a meeting of Appleby Magna Parish Council held at the Church Hall on Thursday 1st February, 2001


Mr. K. J. Colver (in the Chair), Mr. J. M. Lewis, Miss. S. T. Liff, Mrs. D. Morris and Mr. H. D. Saunders.

Apologies were received from Mr. J. M. Lewis.

1142. Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held on 4th January, 2001 were taken as read, confirmed and signed.

Members were informed that a representative of the Police would attend the March meeting of the Council and that a representative of the Council for Voluntary Services had agreed to attend the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on Thursday 5th April.  Members requested that Mr. G. Luker be also invited to address this meeting on links between the Sir. John Moore School and the community.

1143. Urgent Item

There were no urgent items for discussion.

1144. Question Time

Members were asked if the flags now flying in front of Hotel Metro were permitted under approved planning permission.  It was considered that the flags were obtrusive and not compatible with their rural location.

Members were informed that both the Highway Authority and the District Council had been contacted regarding surface water drainage off Rectory Lane.

1145. Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests 

Mrs. Morris declared a non pecuniary interest in the planning application in respect of the Sir. John Moore School.

1146. Police Matters

There was no police presence at the meeting.

1147. Adoption of Standing Orders

The draft Standing Orders, as prepared by the Clerk, were agreed subject to minor amendments including:-

1148 Auditors’ Report

Members were informed that District Audit had stated that the financial statements of the Council at 31st March, 2000 and income and expenditure were in accordance with the current regulations.

1149 Budget and Financial Statements

That the information contained in the budget and financial statements from 1st April 2000 to 22nd January, 2001, be noted.

  1150. Account for payment

Agreed that the account of £482.53 (100714) presented by the Cricket Club for maintenance of the Recreation Ground be paid.

1151. Planning Applications

That the District Council be informed of the Parish Councils comments on the undermentioned planning applications:-

010035 – Display of one freestanding illuminated advertisement sign, Hotel Metro.  The Parish Council has no objection to this application

 001094 – Internal and external alterations to main school building (Listed Building Consent), Sir John Moore School – The Parish Council fully supports this application.

1152. Decision Notices

That it be noted that North West Leicestershire District Council has refused planning application 001123 for the display of two freestanding illuminated advertisement signs, Hotel Metro.  It was noted that in the reasons for refusal the District Council had stated that the application was contrary to the guidelines of the Supplementary Planning Guidance found in the Appleby Magna and Appleby Parva Village Design Statement.

1153. Conservation Area Review Meeting

Members were informed that North West Leicestershire District Council was to hold a meeting in the Church Hall at 6.30 p.m. on Monday 5th March to review the Appleby Magna and Snarestone/Ashby Canal Conservation Areas.

1154. NWLDC Community Planning Meetings

Messrs. Colver and Quimby were authorised to represent the Council at the meeting to be held at Ivanhoe Community College

1155. Leicestershire County Council – The Chosen Model – Leader and Cabinet

It was agreed to obtain further copies of the County Council consultation document to enable members to submit individual comments.

1156. Bus Shelter Mawby’s Lane

Members were informed that the Coalfield Rural Initiative Fund had agreed to make a grant of £1,000 towards the erection of a replacement bus shelter in Mawby’s Lane.  The submission of an order for a double hipped Arden shelter with polycarbonate ends, to be erected on the existing concrete base, would not be made until permission had been received from the Highway Authority to site the shelter within the confines of the highway.

1157. Tree planting and provision of seat, Didcott Way

Members were informed that free trees from Landmark Northwest, for planting on the site, could be collected on 25th February.  Joe Butler, the Tree Warden, and members of AHEM had agreed to undertake the planting of the trees.  Mrs. Susan Coxon, Mr. Didcott’s daughter, was to be informed when planting would take place.

1158. ‘Awards for All’ Lottery Grants Scheme meetings

The Chairman and the Clerk were authorised to represent the Council at an ‘Awards for All’ meeting to be held at the Ivanhoe Community College at Ashby at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 7th February.

1159. Volunteering Strategy  for NWL Volunteer Bureaux

Members were informed of an invitation to attend the launch of a Volunteering Strategy for NWL Volunteer Bureaux to be held at the Marlene Reid Centre Coalville on 26th April.

1160 NWLDC Review and Assessment of Air Quality

That comments on noise and light pollution be made on the Air Pollution Questionnaire received from the District Council.

1161. East Midland Airport – Noise Controls

That the District Council be informed that Appleby Magna Parish Council supports representations made by those Parish Councils within the vicinity of East Midlands Airport.

1162. Urgent Items

There were no urgent items for consideration.


 7.00 p.m. – 8.45 p.m.

1st February 2001

Mrs. E. Jeffrey

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