Agenda and minutes

Aston Flamville Parish Meeting
Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012 7.00 p.m.

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Venue: Aston Flamville Parish Church

Contact: Mrs. D. Johnson  0116 272 7509

No. Item


Election of Chairman


The Clerk invited nominations for the election of Chairman for the Aston Flamville Parish Meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 29 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on  (enclosed).


The minutes of the meeting held on 26 October 2011, as circulated were approved as a correct record.


Matters arising from the Minutes


J F Powner – Waste Composting Site


The Chairman advised the meeting that planning approval had been granted in respect of deliveries to the site on Bank Holidays(Public Holidays) between the hours of 10.00am and 1.00pm, subject to a Planning Obligation that no deliveries pass through the village of Aston Flamville.




Any Other Business


Legal Matters – For Information


The Chairman advised the meeting that he had received information on the powers of meetings in parishes without Council’s from Paul Clayden, Chief Executive of Local Councils Advisory Service.


Blaby South Community Forum


The Chairman reported that he had attended the Blaby South Community Forum on 5 March 2012, he explained that the Forum gave parishioners the opportunity to discuss local services with the County, District and Parish Councillors and representatives from other agencies such as the Health Service and the Police.


The Chairman said that the Forum was very useful for local people as you are able to share problems and thoughts on various issues with others attending the meeting.


Planning Matters


The Chairman informed the meeting that a planning application for a conservatory had been approved, Hinckley Road/Aston Lane.


Site adjacent to the Manor House


The Chairman also informed the meeting that he had held a meeting with K Downes and an architect in relation to the site and  comments were made in respect of the following should a development take place:


  • The number of houses on the site, one only had previously been discussed
  • Planning obligations
  • There was no current zoning for additional/ new housing in the village
  • The Locality Bill may affect planning policy
  • Overgrown trees at the site should be addressed with sensible landscaping
  • No Affordable/Social Housing was referred to


The Shades Sharnford


The Chairman reported that there had been a planning application seeking approval for the use of hovercraft for training and competitions and that there had been over 50 objections to the application.


Councillor E White advised the meeting that when the full application was submitted a public meeting would be held in Sharnford in respect of the site.


A parishioner who used the facility explained how the site would be used for the use of hovercraft.


Note – Since the Parish meeting the Chairman had been advised that the Planning Application had been withdrawn. However, it was anticipated that a further Planning Application for a revised proposal would be submitted shortley







The Chairman reported that one stretch of Lychgate Lane had been partly resurfaced and added with kerbs. During that work other stretches of the lane with grass verges and kerbs had been damaged in the process, and he confirmed that he would write to Leicestershire County Council to request that they be



Broadband Leicestershire


The Chairman advised the meeting that a survey had been carried out by Leicestershire County Council to assess current speeds, usage and demand for superfast broadband.


He stated that the broadband speed in rural areas such as Aston Flamville was not good, he informed the meeting that the government have offered financial support in conjunction with Leicestershire County Council if the investment is worth the gain.


The parishioners agreed that the broadband speed was not very good at the moment and asked if there was any way that it could be improved


The Chairman and parishioners talked about holding a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Date of next meeting


The date of the next Parish Meeting be arranged for a Wednesday in October 2012 in consultation with the Chairman.