20 Nov 2023 PPC Minutes


Held at The Church Room Perranuthnoe Monday 20th November 2023 7pm.


Councillors Present: D. Sharp (Chairman),) G. Griffiths, J. Jago, A. Collins, P. Linton C. Pascoe, S. Brede & K. Trevena

Visitors Present:  One member of the public in attendance.




Apologies for absence: Cllr S. Nicholas (Vice Chairman) holiday.

Chair David Sharp opened the meeting at 7pm and welcomed everyone.



11/23/02 Declarations of Interest. Cllr Linton  declared an interest in the Perranuthnoe Village Community Group. and would not partake in any discussion when agreeing a donation.  
11/23/03 20-minute public speaking period.

Mr Paul Crump had previously expressed an interest in becoming a councillor. There was now a vacancy due to the resignation of Cllr Leo for the Goldsithney Ward.

Mr Crump addressed councillors on what he could offer as a councillor, he lives in Goldsithney with his family and is already involved with the Goldsithney Charter Fair and Christmas Lights Committees. He has a particular interest in event management and running events. He does not have a 9-5 job but would arrange his work schedules so that the third Monday of each month is free to attend Parish Council meetings. Mr Crump then left the room while councillors discussed his application. It was resolved to accept Mr Crump as a new councillor and he would be co-opted onto the Council at the December meeting. The Chairman thanked Mr Crump for his interest and invited him to stay for the duration of the meeting.

11/23/04 Approval of minutes from Parish Council meeting held on 23rd October 2023

These were proposed, seconded, and agreed unanimously that the minutes be approved and signed.




11/23/05 Any matters arising from the signed minutes. None .  
11/23/06 Planning Applications and Relevant matters  
  Application PA23/08564

Proposal Works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), works include T1 ASH

– remove overhanging branches as marked.

T2 ASH – remove overhanging branches as marked.

Location Tamarisk Perran Downs Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney

Applicant Mr. Charles Jose Charlie Jose Tree Surgery

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council has No objection to this planning application.

  Application PA23/08609

Proposal Works to trees in a Conservation Area for Sycamore (T1) – prune to allow

more light into garden and house, to enable the shrubs below to take moisture and thrive, and to stop the tree overhanging the adjacent road. d Ash (T2) -prune to allow more light into garden and house (please see accompanying photo). Sycamore (T3) prune to allow more light into garden and house. Fig Tree (T4) – prune to allow more light into garden and house

Location Churchway Cottage Perran Lane Perranuthnoe Penzance Cornwall Applicant Mrs. Suzi Hall

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council has No objection to this planning application.

  Application PA23/08545

Proposal Construction of Ground Floor Extension, Remediation of Mining Features &

Associated Works

Location Mordros Trevean Way Rosudgeon Penzance Applicant MJG Properties Ltd.

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council has No objection to this planning application..

  Application PA23/09106

Proposal Application for Principal in Planning Consent: Erection of 1no dwelling.

Location Land Adj To Woodford Cottages Woodford Cottages Red Lane Rosudgeon

Applicant Mr M Tucker

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council object to this planning application on the following grounds:

1) It is outside of the Rosudgeon development boundary please refer to the Perranuthnoe Parish Neighbourhood Plan – this has not been presented as an ‘Exception site’

2) There will be Access issues – end of narrow unmade shared lane

3) Detrimental impact to area/Neighbours – comment online.

4) It will set a precedent in the area

11/23/07 The following planning permissions were noted as being granted.  
  17/10/2023 PA23/04136 APPROVED

Applicant:- Mr R Timms

Location:- Fair Havens Perran Lane Perranuthnoe Penzance Cornwall TR20 9NQ

Proposal Construction of Dwelling House (Previously Approved PA15/05583

  18/10/2023 PA23/06786 APPROVED

Applicant:- Mr & Mrs S Reed

Location:- Wheal Jayne Perranuthnoe Penzance Cornwall TR20 9NF

Proposal Construction of ground floor extension to the north west elevation.

  18/10/2023 PA23/06847 APPROVED

Applicant:- Mr and Mrs Harvey Dawkins

Location:- Cudden View Perranuthnoe Penzance Cornwall TR20 9NR

Proposal Reroofing, alterations to dormers, windows and doors, and conversion of integral garage. Replacement of existing conservatory with small single-storey extension on the same footprint and a new garden shed.

  07/11/2023 PA23/07363 APPROVED

Applicant:- Mr M Trevillion

Location:- Messina Trevean Lane Rosudgeon Penzance Cornwall TR20 9PD

Proposal Replacement of conservatory with a single-storey extension and addition of a further Westfacing window at first floor level.

11/23/08 The following planning permissions were noted as being refused. None  
11/23/9 To Note other planning related matters.  
  12/10/2023 PA22/09760 Modification of S52/S106 agreed

Applicant:- Mr Nicholas Berryman

Location:- Land Adj To The Old Woodyard Gears Lane Goldsithney Cornwall TR20 9LB

Proposal Variation of planning obligation dated 03.05.18 in respect of decision PA16/11500 for erection of one open market house and 2 semi-detached affordable houses



Clerks Report

The clerk reported that the Heart Sine defibrillator battery packs and carry cases urgently needed replacing in both defibrillators at the Crown Inn Goldsithney and the Falmouth Packet Rosudgeon.

Perranuthnoe Parish Council proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed to replace the battery packs and carry cases at both locations.

The clerk then went onto state that following inspection the four defibrillator cabinets within the parish need updating. At St Pirans Hall, the Falmouth Packet Rosudgeon, the Victoria Inn Perranuthnoe and the  one at the Crown Inn Goldsithney which is broken. The current Pyrescom 210 outdoor locked AED cabinets have had to weather the indifferent Cornish climate. The Pyrescom 210 cabinets when purchased  were reputed to be the  best cabinet on the market at the time, however they have not stood the test of time and have been deteriorating all over the County. There is a plan in place to replace them with  proven high impact polycarbonate unlocked AED cabinets.

Many town and parish councils involved in the RRMC (Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity) PAD programme have replaced theirs. Perranuthnoe parish Council  is in the RRMC Programme

The price quoted by the RRMC to replace 4 x outdoor high impact polycarbonate unlocked turn handle cabinets with low energy thermostatically controlled heating is £1,848.00.

Councillor Collins said he would take a look at the new cabinets currently in situ at Marazionc and report back it was decided the Council would make the final decision on the new  cabinets at the next parish council meeting. Clerk to get price from Gilbert & Davey Electrical contractors for taking down and installing new cabinets.



Chairmans Report –  Cllr David Sharp

Cllr Sharp reported that the yellow pay sign had been stolen from the carpark in Perranuthnoe.

The council agreed to replace signage but would wait until devolvement of ownership of the car park had been completed as hopefully this was not too far away.

He had received an email from Mr Andy  Moore Chair of St  Pirans hall Management Committee regarding

1)    The inaugural meeting of the steering committee ( 6 persons)  would be held at 6pm on the 18th December prior to the Parish Council. As a condition of funding the feasibility study for St Pirans Hall. Cornwall Council asked that St Pirans Hall management set up arrangements to engage with the Parish Council and local Cornwall Councillor. To do this in a focused way it was agreed to set up a steering committee to include John Martin, Cornwall Councillor, and Cllr’s Chris Pascoe and Andrew Collins from Perranuthnoe Parish Council along with representatives from the Hall Management Committee.

2)    The Hall Committee met this week and are keen to undertake works to reduce spiralling electricity costs and improve user comfort. The plan is to improve the insulation of the Trevean Room, by reducing the ceiling height and by installing air source heat pumps and LED lighting in both the Trevean Room and the Perran Room. It was suggested that they enquire with the Parish Council whether there would be the potential of any funding available through Community Infrastructure Levy to combine with external funding we are bidding for to help progress this work.

Councillors Pascoe and Collins would attend the meeting on the 20th December. Allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy is on the agenda for next month’s Parish Council meeting.

Cllr Sharp had received a letter from residents regarding  the use of land at the rear of their property on the coastal path in Perranuthnoe. They have asked Cornwall Council for assurances that the site behind their home will no longer be used as a building yard after the completion of the redevelopment of Longcliffs.

Councillors agreed that that the use of this area has gone on for a long time  and shared concerns with regard to the likelihood of future use. There is no easy answer though to developments in locations where access is extremely limited.

Whilst the Parish Council have no control over the temporary use of farmland they are consultees on any future planning applications that might want to use this site and we would strongly object to any such application.



Cornwall Councillors Report –  Cllr John Martin

Cllr Martin was not in attendance and no report received

11/23/13 Cllrs Reports:

Cllr Jago – Would like the finance committee to look into the possibility of extending the carpark in Perranuthnoe with a view to purchasing part of the field above the carpark.

Cllr Pascoe – Reported the state of the pavements at Walters Way in Rosudgeon on the main A394 there was so much surface water people are walking in the road. He also commented that there had been further clearance of the land at Brandy Lane Rosudgeon.

Cllr Griffiths – Wildanet had been installing cabling at Orchard Way & Springfield Road they were not the tidiest of contractors and are messy.

Cllr Linton – Would like an update on the future use of the telephone kiosk in Perranuthnoe he wanted the clerk to look into the request of  installing an emergency telephone with The Community Heartbeat Trust.

Cllr Collins – Wanted confirmation ref a Christmas Tree at Rosudgeon this year. Cllr Pascoe had spoken to the lady concerned and it was not required this year but possibly there could be one in the future.



Projects, Issues & Updates

Carbon Neutral Position – Cllr Linton had expressed that parish council  should be engaging with the Governments  Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener This strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet a net zero target by 2050. Local Councils should be leading the way with two thirds aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030 and that PPC should adopt a Carbon Neutral Policy and ways of practically reducing the councils carbon footprint. Some possibilities could be the use ofHeat Pumps, Electric charging points in the carpark, Electric vehicles to cut the grass, tree planting. Electronic banking , less postage and  printing. Cllr Linton agreed to make a start on the policy for the council.

Parish Website – Councillors had now met with web designer David Forrest and were happy with his outline plans on producing a new Parish Website.

Perranuthnoe Parish Council proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed to proceed with appointment of his company Forest Projects Ltd to design and produce the new Parish website.

Noticeboards – At the last meeting it was agreed to replace 5 noticeboards within the Parish.  Clerk to send out final styles and colour choice in order to confirm the order.

Clerk to enquire with DA Giles re price for installing 4 new noticeboards. Cllr Griffiths to fit the wall mounted one.



Correspondence, telephone calls etc. Emails received:

Thank you letter received from  Rev Linda Garthwaite to the Parish Council on its generosity in helping with the restoration of the quarter chimes of the St Piran & St Michael Parish Church clock  in Perranuthnoe.

The council’s offer to match the donations made to the JustGiving fund has meant that they have been able to raise the requisite amount within just a few weeks. They are now in a position to instruct the Cumbria Clock Company to proceed with the work, which should take about 8 weeks. The church is  hopeful that early in the new year, the beautiful quarter chimes will once again ring out across the village.

Letter received from residents in Dolla Lane regarding flooding of property.  Installation of surface water drain using Community Infrastructure Levy funds. Reference Cornwall Council report reference: W232055295

Councillors were sympathetic to the problem but would not be unable to support the request to install a highway surface water drain in Dolla Lane. It was deemed a highways problem rather than a matter for the Parish Council and that CIL funds when spent should benefit the whole community.  They did feel that if the residents could  prove that excess flooding to their  property was due or in part to the development happening adjacent to your property you might have recourse through the builder.

11/23/16 Footpaths and Rights of Way  
11/23/17 Date of next meeting –

Monday 18th December 2023 at St Pirans Hall Goldsithney 7pm.

11/23/18 Advance Notice of items for Agenda

Emergency Planning

Grass Cutting St Pirans Hall

11/23/19 Financial matters  
11/23/20 Approval Parish Council Budget for 2023/24

It was proposed, seconded and agreed by 5 votes to 4 to approve the Parish Council budget of £44,322.00 for 2024

11/23/21 Approve Precept

It was proposed seconded and agreed by 5 votes to 4 to approve the precept of 3% for 2024

11/23/22 Approve Perranuthnoe Parish Council Reserve Policy

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously  to adopt the Perranuthnoe Parish General Reserves Policy.

With one amendment

The current minimum level of General Reserves to be held by the Council is nine months of predicted expenditure.

11/23/23 Approval of Bank Reconciliations –  November 2023

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously  to approve the Bank Reconciliations  for November 2023

11/23/24 Approval of Payments Schedule

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously  to approve the Payment Schedule for November  2023

  RBL Poppy Appeal £300 (issued 13/10/23)  
  SWPSI Playground Inspection £40.00  
  Crystal Clear Cleaning 26/08/23 – 22/09/23 £604.80  
  JB Grass cutting St Pirans Hall  £180.00  
  Peter Thomas Grounds care £453.58 Oct Invoice £597.87 Aug& Sept Invoices  
  Mr D Sharp Reimbursement Taps and Collection boxes for toilet block. £94.97  
  St Michael & St Perran Church Clock restoration £600.00  
  Perranuthnoe Village Community Group. £700  
  Goldsithney Christmas Lights £800  
  D Barlow Financial Services £200.00  
  Payroll Direct – Payroll services August 2023 – £39.83  
  HMRC – Income Tax & NI Contributions – £384.68  
  G. Angove – Clerks Salary  
  RRMC 2x Carry cases for defibrillators £141.60  
  RRMC 1x Battery pack defib for The Crown Inn Goldsithney £118.18  
  RRMC 1x Battery pack defib for The Packet Inn Rosudgeon  £118.18  
  BT – Direct debit monthly charges – £69.91

Alchemy Systems – Direct debit monthly Microsoft 365 online plan £96.12

11/23/24 Confidential Matters – None

The meeting closed at 9.26pm