Leyburn Town Council

Market Town & Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales

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A Meeting of the above named Council convened by the Council was held in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall on Monday, 15th August 2016.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Sanderson
Cllr Pace Cllr Bradford
Cllr Harrison Cllr Borman
Cllr Begley Cllr Medley

District Cllrs Duff and Sedgewick

The Chairman informed those present that the Meeting would be recorded.


A member of the public requested that reports of the meeting would continue to be published in Leyburn Life magazine.

The Town Council was asked if it could consider the problems that some Brentwood residents have due to increased traffic and parking.

3306. APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Harper.

3307. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council’s Code of Conduct or Members' Register of Interest - Cllr Borman declared an interest in Item 8(b), Cllr Sanderson declared an interest in items 8(b) and 8(c), Cllr Walker declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 6(c).

3308. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 18th July 2016 were approved as a correct record.


The Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG is holding additional consultation events regarding the future of the Rutson Ward at Northallerton and the Lambert Memorial Hospital at Thirsk. The nearest ones to Leyburn are 9 - 11 a.m., l6th August at Bedale Surgery and 9 - 11 a.m., 19th September at The Friary Surgery in Richmond. Cllr Borman was concerned that the CCG plans to increase its area to cover Darlington also, to the detriment of this area.

RDC will remove the litter bin from the play park at the bottom of Dale Grove since waste blows out of it. Councillors requested that RDC replaces it with a suitable lidded bin since clearly it is being used at that location.

Ilkley and District Motor Club rally will pass through Leyburn at approx. 1 a.m. on Sunday, 28th August.


The Clerk had met with representatives from the NYCC Registration Service who had informed her that the Thornborough Hall Registry Office will be retained up to the end of March 2018. After that date the Town Council itself could continue to arrange for weddings to take place in that room if it so wished, therefore the Council will discuss this during the coming months. Accurate usage figures will be requested from NYCC.

Items Circulated

a. Clerks & Councils Direct - July 2016
b. White Rose Update - July 2016
c. Market Times – August 2016


d. Thornborough Hall Registry Office to be retained by NYCC until
31st March 2018 (see meeting notes above).

Decision/Comment Required

e. Councillors discussed the informal decision taken at the July meeting to send main points of meetings and not the unratified minutes to the Press and Leyburn Life. Following a lengthy discussion it was agreed that the minutes can continue to be sent but when published it should be made clear that these are an abridged version of unratified minutes and that ratified minutes (with any corrections) are published on the Council website the following month.

f. Leyburn & District Royal British Legion – Councillors agreed to a request to use the Market Place for a small gathering on Friday, 11th November and the Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, 13th November 2016.

g. Councillors approved the course fees for YLCA ‘Chairmanship Skills’ training at Harrogate on 31st October 2016. The Chairman and Vice Chairman will attend.

h. Running of Leyburn Library from April 2017 – Councillors discussed the estimated running costs of the library and approved the Draft Business Plan submitted to the NYCC Review Panel for consideration on 11th August 2016.

i. Spennithorne & Harmby Sports Association - Councillors agreed to the request to hold a car boot sale on Sunday, 28th August 2016 at Ferrand Park, Harmby.


Cllr Pace reported that the Group has received a grant of £12,000 from Stronger Communities with some additional funding available if required. Over 100 questionnaires have been completed and a Project Manager has been appointed.


a. 15/00699/Full Full planning for two storey extension to bungalow to form additional habitable space at 1 Fell View, Market Place. Granted

Decision/Comment Required

b. 16/00533/Full Full planning for single storey linked annex, lobby & associated external works at St. Matthew’s Church, Harmby Road. Councillors discussed this application and agreed by a majority to support it.

c. 16/00468/Full Full planning for two storey extension to the side and rear of existing dwelling at Wilmarith, Quarry Hills Lane. There were no objections to the proposed extension but it was felt that the first floor glass-sided veranda would be an invasion of privacy for neighbouring properties.

d. 16/00505/VAR Variation of Condition 2 attached to planning permission 13/00229/Full to lower height of fence at Rosedale, Moor Road. Councillors did not support this application since it would also be an invasion of privacy for neighbours.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached. Cllr Borman wished it to be noted that he objected to the accounts.


Cllr Borman felt that parking signs indicating short term/long term parking in the town centre were required.

Parking outside Gilsans Sports is becoming a problem.

Cllr Begley reported that noisy motorbikes setting off early on Sunday mornings from the Market Place continue to be a problem and vans are parked all day, taking up spaces. It was suggested that Cllr Begley gets the support of other residents and businesses of the square who are also affected by this and then this matter can be taken further.

The Tourist Information point is often closed and this problem needs to be discussed at the next meeting.

RDC will be asked if they can cut back undergrowth on the path leading along the back of houses on Maythorne near to the Auction Mart.

The footpath alongside the road to Bellerby is overgrown. NYCC will be informed.

NYCC will be informed about cars regularly displayed for sale that are parked on NYCC Highways land at the Co-op.

Brymor Icecream will be reminded again not to park their van on the disabled bays in the Market Place.

3316. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 19th September 2016 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Meeting closed
By Order of the Council.

The meeting was re-convened after item 3316 with the press and public excluded in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 para. 12 Schedule 12A part 1 in order to discuss staffing matter.

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