Agenda and minutes

Aston Flamville Parish Meeting
Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 7.00 p.m.

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Venue: Aston Flamville Parish Church

No. Item


Election of Chairman


The Democratic Services Officer invited nominations for the Chairman of the Aston Flamville Parish Meeting.


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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2017 (enclosed).


The minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2017 ,as circulated, were approved as a correct record.


Matters arising from the Minutes


The Chairman thanked Cllr Iain Hewson for his assistance in organising the repair of the manhole cover.


Fly Tipping


Residents were still concerned about the number of fly tipping incidents within the Parish, Cllr Iain Hewson said that he would look into the matter and he stated that this was a county wide problem, but any issues should be reported the Council’s Environmental Services Department.


Rail Freight


The Chairman advised the meeting that the National Rail Infrastructure Plan was out of the Council’s remit and would be decided by the Secretary of State.


The Chairman said that an Environmental Impact Statement had been published and he advised the meeting that  Aston Flamville response was that it would be supporting the Parish Council’s Submission.


Developers start the consultation July 2018 and the formal consultation will be October 2018.



Residents and Councillors contributed to this item especially the issue of  the amount of traffic that would be generated, and the Chairman said that he would write to County Highways in respect of the speed limit on Lychgate Lane.


L & L Strategic Growth Vision


The Strategic Growth Plan puts forward proposals for the new housing and transport improvements that would need to attract jobs and investment to Leicestershire from now until 2050.


The Plan estimated that Leicester and Leicestershire needs 96,580 new homes and 367 – 423 hectares of employment  land from 2011 – 2031. Some of these homes have already been built or have planning permission.


The Chairman reported that there had been a meeting at Sapcote and that Blaby District Council had provided additional information.


Residents and Councillors contributed to this item.


Cllr Sheila Scott said that she would report to the MAG meeting and report back to the next Parish Meeting.




Fosse Villages


The Chairman distributed a leaflet at the meeting entitled Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan Submitted for Final Stages of Approval.


Extensive comments had been made by the FVNP group in respect of the Hinckley National Rail Freight proposal, the group has been continuously active in putting forward the interests and views of the 10 villages and adding recommendations, objections and comments to protect the interests of residents.


The FVNP group had also made extensive comments on Magna Park, Coventry Airport, the Leicestershire Strategic Plan. A major element of this comment has been the total inadequacy of the area’s road system and the massive and dangerous traffic congestion on roads like the B4114, B581, B582, B4669, A5, B578, their very high pollution levels, and utter lack of any remedial action.


Residents and Councillors discussed and contributed to this item.


Any Other Business


Leaders Statement


Cllr Sheila Scott reported on some of the achievements set out in the Leaders Statement:


·        Partnership Award

·        Blaby Building Control and its “ Better Connected Score”

·        Youth Council Trip to Parliament

·        Blaby District Tourism Launch

·        Award Winning Local Land Charges Team

·        A Place to  Grow wins Prestigious Green Flag Community Award

·        District Sporting Heroes Honoured

·        Dementia Action Alliance Achievements

·        Outstanding Achievements Awards


Cllrs Sheila  Scott and Iain Hewson also reported on the following:


·        Everards Meadows is underway on the construction of the first phase of the new project and cycle path centre will be built during the first phase alongside the spine road, car parking, cycle and footpaths and a bridge over the River Soar

·        Apprenticeships – Building Blaby’s future

·        Tourism Week

·        Countywide campaign – fixed penalty fines in respect of dog nuisance, fixed penalty fine for throwing rubbish from a car




Date of next meeting


The date of the next meeting to be arranged in consultation with the Chairman for a date in October 2018.