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, 18th August 2014.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Bainbridge
Cllr Bell Cllr Parry
Cllr Harrison Cllr Begley
Cllr Borman

County Cllr Harrison-Topham


Mrs Sheila Simms was concerned that all the services currently available at Brentwood Lodge will have to find suitable accessible new premises when the building closes. The Clerk read out a letter sent by Richard Webb from NYCC in which he said that it was planned to keep the dental service on the existing site. The physiotherapist and podiatrist may be able to use the multifunction rooms at the new extra care facility.

2992. APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Robinson.

2993. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council's Code of Conduct or Members' Register of Interest – Cllr Borman stated that he had a common interest along with other residents with regard to matters concerning Brentwood.

2994. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 21st July 2014 were approved as a correct record.


There will be an election on 11th September for the remaining vacant Town Councillor seat since two candidates have been nominated: Richard Sanderson and Jackie Briggs.

NYCC is looking for local residents to take part in their Citizens' Panel. Up to three questionnaires are emailed every year to gain opinions on a variety of topics such as education, highways, adult social care etc. Anybody interested should contact Norma Wilburn on 0800 316 3630 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Richmondshire District Council will hold the playground grant for the toddler roundabout until November to allow the Town Council to obtain other grant funding to make up the shortfall.

Richmondshire District Council had responded to a letter regarding their future plans for grasscutting. They will continue on the same basis as at present.

By the end of October NYCC will confirm which areas of grass they will continue to cut. Councils will be able to purchase an additional grass cutting service from them.

As from 4th August 2014 the dog warden service will be operated in-house by Richmondshire District Council.

NYCC had agreed to continue with the Little White Bus service known as 'Leyburn Link and Swaledale Shuttle' set up to help some local communities until 1st November 2014. The Council will be contacted again in early September about the service after that time.

The Bowling Club car boot sale will now be held on 31st August.


Cllr Parry had attended a meeting of the Branding Committee linked to the Lower Wensleydale website. Sponsorship is now taking place to help support the running of the website.

Items Circulated

a. NYCC Extra Care Housing,Harmby Road, Leyburn – Newsletter July 2014. Cllr Borman expressed his various concerns about the extra care facility.
b. RDC Richmondshire Community News – July 2014
c. RDC Richmondshire Funding and Grants News – July 2014
d. NYCC - Commons Act 2006 - Raising awareness of the Implementation of Part 1 of the Commons Act 2006
e. Leyburn Community First Responders Team - Update on progress of Team
f. Health & Wellbeing Board North Yorkshire – Newsletter July 2014
g. Market Times – August 2014
h. Leyburn Band Newsletter


a. Hambleton & Richmondshire Citizens Advice Bureau - The 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held at Northallerton on Thursday, 18th September.

b. RDC - Community Governance/Parish Review of the parish arrangements for District of Richmondshire (review of polling stations and number of Councillors) – Final Proposals. There are no changes for Leyburn.

Decision/Comment Required

c. Councillors agreed to have a plaque in the Market Place to commemorate the Tour de France bike race. Various suggestions were made as to where it could be located and Councillors will bring ideas back to the next meeting. It is possible that the Legacy Fund could pay for the plaque.

d. NYCC: Proposed introduction of zebra crossing, as part of the development of the extra care facility on A684 Harmby Road - Councillors agreed with the proposed location close to the entrance to Cliff Drive.

e. RDC: Proposed Street Trading Scheme - The Town Council had no further comments to make on this and stood by their original comments previously submitted.

f. Leyburn & District Branch Royal British Legion - Councillors agreed to the request to use part of Market Square for the Act of Remembrance on Sunday 9th November at 10.45 a.m. and again for a smaller gathering on Tuesday,
11th November at 11 a.m.

g. YLCA training session for new Councillors will be held at Richmond on
22nd September and Cllr Bainbridge will attend.

h. Proposed bike racks for Market Place – The Town Team will consider the letter of objection received from the owner of the Haven Guest House. NYCC still needs to approve the location for that particular rack and the objection can be considered at that stage also.

i. Low Wood Lane (known locally as Cricket Field Lane) – Councillors did not agree to the request by Richmondshire Ramblers for the Town Council to maintain the lane and provide signage.

j. Request by Cllr Borman to hold a surgery for electors – The Clerk had obtained further advice and the previous meeting's comments still applied. If Cllr Borman, or any Town Councillor, wished to hold a surgery under the auspices of the Town Council then it is the Town Council that will set out the terms and conditions under which this can take place. These will be drawn up at the September meeting of the Council.


a. 14/00453/Full Full planning for replacement of existing sash component only o front dormer window. 6A St Matthews Terrace. Granted

b. 14/00433/Full Full planning for installation of biomass boiler system,
Biker Wenwaste Ltd, Moor Road. Granted

Decision/Comment Required

c. 14/00582/VAR Variation of Condition 12 of Planning Permission ref/ 13/00772/Full to allow the property to be certified to either code level 6 or passivhaus standard at 10 Quarry Hills Lane.

d. 14/00579/Full Full planning to convert existing property into two dwellings at Chestnut Cottage, Harmby Road.

e. 14/00586/Full Full planning for proposed single storey extension to rear elevation and proposed front porch, 17 Dale Way.

f. 14/00605/LBC Listed Building Consent for installation of sky dish at Trevor House, Richmond Road.

g. 14/00592/AA Advertisement Consent for one fascia sign, one goalpost/fascia sign, window graphics, frosted vinyl door and window manifestation over exposed windows and doors at One Stop Shop.

h. 14/00617/Full Full planning for proposed sun lounge and garage at
10 St Matthew's Terrace.

With reference to item (g), Councillors were very concerned about the proposed fascia sign and window graphics for the One Stop shop in the Market Place. They were considered very unsuitable for a conservation area.

2999. MARKET
Decision/Comment Required

Councillors discussed the request from market traders for the provision of electrical points on the Market Place for use by traders on Fridays. It was generally felt that this would be a good idea and the Clerk will contact Bedale and Richmond Town Councils who have fitted these recently. The Council will need to consider costs, health and safety etc before a decision can be taken.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


There is damage to the road surface at the Nurseries and further down Brentwood.

The area around the youth pod is untidy and the solar light no longer works inside it.

There was concern about the problems caused by poor parking at the corner next to Campbells shop where cars regularly block the access to Shawl Terrace. NYCC will be asked to look at that area of Commercial Square to see if road markings can help to prevent the problem. Some cars park in a very inconsiderate manner along the pavement in front of the launderette, blocking the pavement and also blocking the corner. NYCC will also be asked about this.

Exercise equipment for older people for the Shawl playground will be discussed at a future meeting.

On Sunday mornings there are often vans with trial bikes in the Market Place. They arrive very early and cause a great deal of noise. The Clerk will contact the Auction Mart to ask if the vans could be parked there instead.

The sewerage problems of Brentwood will be put on the September agenda in order for the Council to decide whether or not to take up this matter.

3002. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 15th September 2014 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Meeting closed
By Order of the Council.

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