15th March 2021 PPC Minutes

Minutes of a meeting of Perranuthnoe Parish Council. Held via Zoom on Thursday 15th March 2021. Clerk Gail Angove

Councillors Present: Cllrs S Nicholas (Chairman) A. Collins A. Moore, G. Griffiths, J. Scobie, Y Groves, J. Jago, D. Sharp. R. Greenwood-Penny


Three visitors present: Mrs S Treloar, Ms N. Groves & Mrs M. Trevorrow (not speaking)


Apologies for absence: Cllr. Leo (working)


Twenty minute public speaking period – Ms Groves spoke on two items It had been noted in previous meetings that there were people using the coast path who should not be. However, she felt sympathetic towards the following people who she had seen illegally using the footpath i.e. Two horse owners with their elderly horses and a young lad that was riding his mountain bike.  Speed cameras either in or on the approach to Perranuthnoe village would be a good idea and would go some way to alleviate speeding drivers.

Mrs S Treloar read a statement that she and her husband had written in support of PA20/09561. A photograph of the current view overlooking the neighbours from the back of Gorregan was distributed to Councillors prior to the start of the meeting at the request of the owners Mr & Mrs Treloar. In the statement Mrs Treloar gave an Introduction and overview of the proposed project. A description of Gorregan and current view over neighbours’ properties.

Mrs Treloar addressed the following objections raised: 1. Loss of privacy and overlooking 2. Building Lines 3. Over Development 4. Not in keeping/bungalow required 5. Road Access

Mrs Treloar left the meeting at 19.13

Approval of minutes from meeting held on 18th February 2021 These were proposed, seconded and carried unanimously.

Planning Applications and Relevant matters.  

Application PA21/00278 Proposal Demolish existing joined garage and workshop. Replace with larger workshop and smaller garage and extend workshop by 2metres. To include WC and sink facilities within the floorspace. Location Paith Pool Perran Lane Perranuthnoe TR20 9LZ Applicant Mr. Mark Bradford.

It was proposed and seconded and carried by 8 votes to 1 that Perranuthnoe Parish Council strongly object to this application and do not recommend approval because the proposed new building will have no architectural merit and, as it sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we suggest it should be replaced with a new insulated natural timber building with a Cornish slate roof, and natural coloured and finished timber walls, doors and window frames and non-reflective glass.

Application PA21/01114 Proposal Replacement windows and doors to existing dwelling Location 3 Withey Cottages Perran Lane Perranuthnoe TR20 9NE Applicant Mr. And Mrs. Baker

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council strongly object to this application and do not recommend approval because –

3 Withey Cottages is the middle one of a small row of 3 joined cottages and whilst the building itself is of no architectural merit, we believe should be treated as one block of matching cottage units and not as separate architectural units and the proposed increase in the area of glazing on the South West (rear) elevation will involve too much glass area which will produce too much reflected and electric light when viewed from the coast, and the design detail of the 3 cottages should match.

Application PA21/00236 Proposal Change of use of existing outbuilding to new dwelling. (Removal of the existing residential caravan/building that benefits from a CLUED). Location Pen Bownder Red Lane Rosudgeon TR20 9PU Applicant Mr. P Keen

This is a complicated proposal to remove an existing structure which has previously obtained a certificate of lawfulness for residential use and seek to obtain residential consent on a nearby workshop building granted consent in 2010.The 2010 consent conditioned that it is used in conjunction with Field House an adjacent property. The location sits outside the proposed development boundary for Perran Downs but within the WHS. It is more visible from the right of way to the rear than it is Red Lane. As this is the change of use of an existing building and the removal of a caravan it is not a straight-forward application. Cornwall Council policy would normally indicate that that non-residential buildings outside of settlement boundaries have to be of merit to be considered for conversion but there is a potential planning gain to removing a caravan with a certificate of lawfulness.

Cllr Nicholas is going to try and seek clarification from planning officers and a planning subcommittee consisting of Cllrs Nicholas, Scobie and Moore will draft a recommendation.

Application PA21/02137 Proposal To fell 3 x trees Location St James Fore Street Goldsithney TR20 9JP Applicant Mr. Richard Wigham

This is a proposal to fell three trees within the Goldsithney conservation area on the newly built property’s boundary with Fore Street. A specific condition of the planning approval granted in 2019 was the need to protect the trees around the construction site as they are an important feature of Fore Street. At the time of the original application the Parish Council specifically commented that –

‘There should be explicit proposals to recognise the need to protect the trees on the site both during and after construction.’

No tree expert report has been submitted and without an independent view on the trees this appears to be residents of a newly built home seeking to remove trees that are close to their property whereas the trees could potentially be maintained with more modest work

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council strongly opposes the loss of these trees in the conservation area and asks that prior to any work on the trees the Cornwall Council tree officer reviews this matter taking into account their contribution to the conservation area.

Application PA21/01549 Proposal Removal of Holm Oak tree Location Lavender Cottage Grove Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney Applicant Mr. Alan Tugwell

This is a proposal for the removal of a large oak tree within the Trevelyan Plantation TPO area and WHS. Whilst no expert report has been attached a number of photographs have been submitted showing its location close to the property indicating some disease.

The Parish Councils long standing position has been to wish to protect the ecological value of the Trevelyan plantation and where possible resist the loss of healthy trees.

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council recognises the ecological important of preserving and enhancing the Trevelyan plantation and supports the view of Cornwall Councils tree officer on this application.

Application PA20/09561 Proposal: Demolition of existing former bungalow and construction of two dwellings. Location: Gorregan A394 Between Helston Road and Carters Downs Rosudgeon TR20 9PG

It was proposed, seconded, and carried unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council opposes the application on the grounds of overdevelopment raising concerns about loss of amenity to neighbours, a lack of amenity for the proposed new dwellings and a poor design standard for this location within the WHS directly opposite the AONB. If this property is to be redeveloped the Parish Council preference is for the replacement by a single property with no second-floor windows in the rear but roof windows. This would allow sufficient amenity and avoid the frontage of the property being dominated by hard landscaping to facilitate parking provision. The Parish Council also believes that the proposed property is designed too far back in the plot and should be positioned further forward away from the boundary at the back. It notes and support the highways concerns about lack of sufficient visibility splay and would also wish to see provision made for improving the public footway fronting the A394 which is narrow at this point

Cllr Nicholas CC Rider applies to all planning applications – I may change my mind on a planning application if further information comes to light which is not available at this time.

The following planning permissions were noted as being granted – None 

The following planning permissions were noted as being refused:

18.02.2021 PA20/11065 REFUSED Applicant: Mr. A de Unger Location: The Chalet the Carnes Boat Cove Lane Perranuthnoe Penzance Proposal: Certificate of lawfulness for existing use of the building for holiday purposes Parish: Perranuthnoe

To Note other planning related matters:

Appeal – APP/D0840/W/3266309 CC Ref PA19/11124 Land and Buildings East of the Old Carthouse Trebarvah Lane Trebarvah Perranuthnoe. Erection of one dwelling together with associated works and temporary stationing of a caravan during construction. Agreed to make representation

Appeal – APP/D0840/W/21/3266541- PA20/06717 Reconstruction of farmhouse to form three flats (decision 1/74/800) with removal of condition 3 3 The Elms Perranuthnoe TR20 9NA Agreed to make representation

APP/D0840/C/20/3257241 Caravan at Boat Cove Lane Boat Cove Lane Perranuthnoe Appeal against enforcement notice – Without planning permission, the material change of use of agricultural land to a mixed allotment and leisure use and for the stationing of a caravan in connection with that use

The recent decision of the inspector in relation to the (longest standing caravan) at Boat Cove Lane has caused some concern.  The planning sub-committee have been looking into what further action could be taken as a Parish Council in relation to this case and any precedents that it might set.
The Parish Council would like to take this matter further by writing to the AONB, the national association of AONB’s, Cornwall Council and our MP to explain our concerns Agreed to make representation

Reference: PA21/00371/PREAPP Pre-application advice for replacement dwelling and garage. Wheal Down House Trenow Lane Perranuthnoe TR20 9NY. The proposal is located within Marazion Parish but in open countryside on the edge of Perranuthnoe Parish.

Representation to Cornwall Council has been made in relation to the above pre-application. Recognising that the current dwelling was not designed or constructed in keeping with the character of the area the proposed size, scale and impact of the proposed dwelling are critical and not in line with either the Cornwall local plan (policy 7) or the AONB plan. The proposal is clearly not designed to meet local needs and significantly larger than the existing home.

PA20/08885 APP DO840/W/21/3266700 Land East of Gears Cottage East Gears Lane Goldsithney Cornwall TR20 9LD Construction of Detached Dwelling, Garage and Associated Works

The proposal is in St Hillary parish but rests on our parish boundary. Planning Refused by CC Appeal Lodged.  Agreed to make representation

16.02.2021 PA20/11087 WITHDRAWN Applicant: Mr. And Mrs. Ferrell Location: Land and Garage North Of 21 St Petry Goldsithney Cornwall TR20 9LA Proposal: Demolition of existing semi-detached garage, construction of new garage with self-contained flat at first floor

26.02.2021 PA21/00491/PREAPP Closed – advice given Applicant: Mr. Adrian Hayes Location: The Beeches Grove Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney Penzance Proposal: 5 Day Exception Notice to fell dead and dangerous Ash Tree subject to a tree preservation order Ref: P/11/10 TPO3 Parish: Perranuthnoe

Clerks Report:  The Clerk reported that it was fast approaching the time to appoint an internal auditor for the Parish Councils accounts and proposed Hudson Accounting from Carbis Bay they had been used in 2020 and delivered a professional and efficient service.

It was proposed, seconded, and carried unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council appoint Hudson Accounting as Internal Auditors.

New Parish Logo –The Clerk informed Councillor’s that Joe Constable had given his professional design services free of charge to the council and had designed and produced so far two designs for adoption which had been circulated for Councillor’s approval. It was proposed, seconded, and unanimously agreed that the parish adopt a new logo designed by him. It was noted that this was very generous and greatly appreciated by the Parish Council.

Chairman’s Report – The Chairman expressed MANY CONCERNS ABOUT TREES BEING CUT DOWN IN THE PARISH, residents and landowners need to consider the impact this is having on the natural, rural environment and wildlife.

All community Network Highways Projects including costings are being presented at the Community Network Forum meeting on Thursday evening. I have no knowledge of individual ones.

I am repeating the request for Cllrs to identify any trees that they consider worthy of retention in their areas and to take photographs, mark them on a map and say why they think they should be considered and then forward to Gail so that she can collate the information. I will then forward that to the tree officers.

This is a new format as the present TPO officer has left CC and I am dealing with a new system.

The ANPR VAS signs at Rosudgeon have significantly reduced the speeds along that road monitoring speeds sent in an email,

There are a number of projects in the Parish which at present are confidential as they are commercially sensitive.

Consultation on the natural environment is still in place until April so comments to the clerk would be useful in putting to get her a response from the PC.

Following a meeting the position of the outdoor gym has been agreed with the village hall committee.

 Councillors Reports: County Councillor NicholasThe double yellow lines at Newtown Lane have now been laid

Health and Social. We have raised the issue of GP surgeries not providing ear irrigation services but instead they are charging or referring to private provision. Charges of up to £80- £100. This is now supposed to be being consulted on.

Covid Vaccinations some residents are concerned that some have been given a second date and others have not. The last information Cllr Nicholas has been given was that those who visited the mass vaccine centres had a second appt given to them those who had local GP vaccines will be contacted directly.

If anyone feels they have not had a Vaccination and should have. They need to phone 119 to book an appointment.

Election Packs for those wishing to stand as a Cornwall Councillor are available to download online.

There is a new Cllrs code of conduct which will go to the Full council to be approved on 23rd March.

Many Councillors committees are now coming to the end of their programmed schedules as we move towards the elections.

Councillors Reports:

Cllr Groves

A new bin has arrived on the slipway at the beach. There seems to be a lot of rabbits dying more than the usual amount. Wildflowers how much are seeds? and could they be dispersed around the village particularly where the new bench is situated at the bus stop. An elderly resident from Bamfylde Way had contacted her regarding a collapsed wall at the back of her property

Cllr Greenwood Penny

Enquired about how many yellow planning application notices should be posted in a locality. Under normal circumstances it would be one as far as we are aware there is no minimum number.

Project/issues updates:

Date agreed for the Annual Meeting of the Council and the Annual General Meeting of the Council meetings to run consecutively on Monday 17th May with the Annual Meeting commencing at 6.30pm

Standing Orders – Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. Councillors need to accept the model standing orders issued by NALC (National Association of Local Council).

Model Standing Orders 2018 (England) were circulated prior to the meeting for Councillor’s perusal and feedback. It was proposed, seconded, and unanimously agreed to accept the Model Standing Orders 2018 (England) for Perranuthnoe Parish Council.

Status of PPC NDP – update Project/issues updates:

We have received a letter from Cornwall Council confirming their screening decision. Cornwall Council is of the opinion that the Perrnauthnoe Parish NDP, is unlikely to have significant effects on the environment and that therefore Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulation Assessment are not required. Remaining paperwork to be completed are Consultation Statements and a Basic Consultation statement which is in progress. We now have access to the Local Government Infrastructure and Mapping Systems. Council to take forward the number of planning consents in a document.

Green Gym – Meeting held with representatives from the Council and the Hall agreeing a plan to site the gym. Grass Cutting of the field was discussed, Cllr Moore declared an interest and did not partake in the discussion it was agreed PPC to take over grass cutting of field Clerk to obtain quotes   

Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports: Correspondence from Derek Thomas MP asking for a letter of support for better connectivity on the A30 between Camborne & Penzance. ‘Express Road’ to bypass Crowlas, Cockwells, Whitecross, Rose-an-Grouse & Cannonstown. After discussion, the council agreed to note the correspondence.

Footpaths and Rights of Way: Cllr Sharp stated that cyclists, horse riders and motor cyclists are still using the footpath at Perranuthnoe near the coast path. A letter should be written by the clerk to the SWCP objecting ref the usage of the footpath

AOB Playground inspection reports to be forwarded to Cllr Griffiths   

Date of next meeting – Date of next meeting – Monday 19th April 2021 – 7.00pm – Virtual Meeting

Councillors to forward any items to the Clerk in advance of the meeting agenda being prepared but to include Perranuthnoe Car park & Toilets, Highways Project, May Elections

Financial & Confidential Matters

Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement for January 2021. This, having previously been circulated, was noted and approved.

Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed and seconded that the items be passed for payment and carried unanimously.

Mr V Glover – Playground inspection bus stop checks December 2020 £135

Mr V Glover – Playground inspection bus stop checks Jan 2021 – £140

Mr V Glover – Playground inspection bus stop checks February 2021- £135

St Piran’s Hall – Room Hire – £36

Alchemy Systems – IT Services £28.92

Payroll Direct – Payroll services March 2021 – £32.83

Gail Angove February 2021 Salary

HMRC Income Tax & NI Contributions £256.27

Reimbursement Gail Angove Stationery and Postage £41.43

Reimbursement Gail Angove Land Registry searches for NDP £156

Reimbursement Gail Angove Locks for noticeboard at Perranuthnoe £41.82

BT – Direct debit – charges to October 2020 – £61.20

Receipt schedule None.  

The Meeting closed at 21.30pm