26 Sep 2022 PPC Minutes



Apologies for absence:

Cllrs D. Sharp (Vice-Chairman) A. Collins, P Linton & C. Leo

(Cllr. Leo joined the meeting at 7.50pm).

Chair Sue Nicholas opened the meeting at 7pm and welcomed everyone.

09/22/02 Declarations of Interest – None
09/22/03 20 Minute public speaking period

Mr Osborne spoke in relation to PA22//07863. They were moving the gateway further down the plot he had incorporated part of his neighbours land to widen the gateway and splay onto the main road. Widening would also assist his neighbours access The large tree on the site was staying everything will go in front of the tree pushing it forward. Cornwall Highways had now endorsed the plans.

Mr Halls spoke in relation to PA22/07222. Mr Halls agrees to the principle that there will be some development on this site but as the neighbour most affected by this application objects to the proposal to leave scale as a reserved matter for future approval. The planning history on this site over the last 3 years has demonstrated that scale is a critical planning consideration on this site, which should be agreed at the stage of outline planning. He would like to draw to the parish’s attention the comments made by the AONB in relation to this application and its new management plan and specifically that height is undefined in this application.

Mr Tucker spoke in relation to PA22/07222. Mr Tucker stated that he was supportive of a development on this site and he was supportive of the revised original position of the dwelling in outline planning. However, he had concerns over the scale of the dwelling considering previous applications PA19/11124 & PA21/12651 particularly the overbearing impact on the Old Potato Barn. The applicant refers to previous online applications PA16/01522 and PA19/01811 submitted by the previous owners of the land, In both cases elements of scale i.e.  length and width were stipulated in the outline planning permission. Height was not stipulated. His opinion was that he thought height along with length and width should now be stipulated.  He was disappointed that in 3 years not one attempt at dialogue had been made within the tiny hamlet of Trebarvah.



Approval of minutes from Parish Council meeting held on 15th August 2022

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

09/22/05 Planning Applications and Relevant matters
  Application PA22/07222

Proposal Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved for Construction of dwelling House & Associated Works namely ‘Access’ and ‘Layout’.

Location Land And Buildings East Of The Old Carthouse Trebarvah Lane Trebarvah Perranuthnoe

Applicant Mr. & Mrs. Firth

It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that Perranuthnoe Parish objects to this application. The council feel the application is incomplete i.e., there is no scale. The Parish Council recognises that scale is a crucial element of building control and must be incorporated in such a key location being adjacent to a gold footpath and in an AONB. The new Cornwall AONB Management Plan must be considered by the planning department regarding this planning application. The Parish is happy to see that the proposed building is back in the position that was originally agreed.

  Application PA22/07863

Proposal Construction of three dwellings, landscaping and associated works.

Location Land West Of Trevere Rosudgeon Penzance TR20 9PA

Applicant C.P. Osborne Builders

Perranuthnoe Parish Council agrees in principle to the development of this site. However, concerns remain about access. It is an A road and the speed of traffic is a major factor at this site. Has a County Highways inspector actually been to the site?  We understand that the Highway Department comments have been submitted via desk top research. The Parish council would support this application subject to a site visit by Cornwall Council Highways Department.

  Application PA22/07643

Proposal Proposed detached domestic ancillary building to main house and change of use of land to domestic use.

Location Corner Barn Trebarvah Lane Trebarvah Perranuthnoe

Applicant J & P Duance & Treffry

It was proposed, seconded and approved unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish objects to this application on the following grounds:

It is domesticating a field and pushing the build form into countryside within the AONB

The purpose of the building is unknown due to no design and access statement.

The scale is large for a domestic ancillary building.

  Application PA22/07163

Proposal Listed building consent for replacement of front external Balcony

Location The Engine House Gears Lane Goldsithney Cornwall

Applicant Mr Andrew Holdrick

It was proposed, seconded and approved unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council supports this application subject to the approval of the Cornwall Council Listed Building Officer.

  Application PA22/07162

Proposal Replacement of front external Balcony

Location The Engine House Gears Lane Goldsithney Cornwall

Applicant Mr. Andrew Holdrick

It was proposed, seconded and approved unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council supports this application subject to the Listed Building Office approving it.

  Application PA22/08068

Proposal Conversion and Extension of Existing Redundant Garage to form Holiday

Accommodation linked to Dwelling

Location Land And Garage North Of 21 St Petry Goldsithney Cornwall

Applicant Mr A Ferrell

It was proposed, seconded and approved unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council objects to this application. What is being proposed for this tight site is a small property of 29 square metres with no amenity-certainly too small for permanent occupancy.

There is no designated parking for the proposed bungalow. The new build would see the loss of an existing parking space and a garage at the busy junction of St Petry estate and Gears Lane which would encourage/lead to parking on the junction. We also think that Cornwall Council Highways Department would be concerned.

08/22/06 The following planning permissions were noted as being granted. – None 
  08/09/2022 PA22/06425 APPROVED

Applicant: – Mr Charles Jose

Location: – Karelia Perran Downs Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney Cornwall TR20 9HG

Proposal Works to trees subject to a TPO: T1 mature sycamore – crown raise over drive to 5 metres to increase light and reduce weight over driveway. T2 mature holly – remove stem over driveway to increase light and reduce weight over driveway. T3 mature Beech – branch reduce over driveway by 3 metres to growth points to increase light and reduce weight over driveway. T4 mature Beech – branch reduce over driveway by 3 metres to growth points to increase light and reduce weight over driveway. T5 mature Beech – crown and branch reduce by 3 metres to growth points to increase light in rear garden. T6 mature sycamore – crown raise to 6 metres to clear magnolia tree.

09/22/07 The following planning permissions were noted as being refused – None 
09/22/08 To Note other planning related matters. – None
09/22/09 Clerks Report

Approve and accept the completed report  of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for Perranuthnoe Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2022 from External Auditors PKF Accountants.

To comply the clerk must publish the certified notices by 30th September.

It was proposed, seconded and agreed to adopt the completed AGAR return.

Cllr Leo abstained as he had not seen the report 

09/22/10 Chairmans Report

I would like to thank Cllrs and residents for acceptance and understanding that this meeting had to be rearranged at short notice due to the State funeral being held on 19th following the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth ll. RIP. The Parish accepts the proclamation given that King Charles lll is now our rightful king and we wish him well during his reign and Queen Consort Camilla.


As I was abroad and have had numerous meetings since my return to the UK it has been difficult to get to Perranuthnoe Church to sign the Condolences book. However, on reflection I thought it fitting for Cllr John Jago as the longest serving Parish Councillor to sign it on behalf of myself and the Parish Council. This Cllr Jago has agreed to do.


James Hardy, our long serving Community Network Officer has now left Cornwall Council and takes up his new post of Clerk to Penzance Town Council today. I would like to pay tribute to James for all the work and advice he has given to myself and the Council over many years and to offer our thanks and best wishes in his new role.


The new officer has been appointed but will not take up post until early December meanwhile Helen Nicholson the Community link officer for Truro and the Roseland will cover our area.


The NDP remains with the External Examiner and at present there is no update from her.


I have been in contact with Harvey at St Aubyn’s Estate re the progress on the walkway between Goldsithney and Marazion, my concern is that given the revenue shortfall at CC the money secured for the scheme may fall by the wayside. Highways have reassured me that the money is allocated for the project but we need to keep it on the radar.


The traffic management plan for Goldsithney is being re- costed? why as there are build outs that are now removed! and an additional sum of money has already been allocated to it. It will come back to the PC prior to being put out into the public domain.

I have asked Tara our Cornwall Councillor to monitor progress of the highways projects and to check up on the progress of DYL plan for Perranuthnoe.


The chairs and clerks of St Erth, Marazion, St Hilary and Perranuthnoe PC had a good meeting with Tara our County Cllr and following discussions a plan re meetings and communications in order to move forward was proposed and will hopefully meet the needs of all.


I attended the online Penwith Integrated Care Forum last Thursday afternoon,


Concerns remain about the GP surgeries cutting the Ear wax removal service that has been provided in the past. Reviews on the service continue.


There are concerns where older residents are being asked to attend RCH for early appts. Residents can ask for later appts and for a clinic closer to home. Which should be happening.


NHS England have still not given any information on the funding for the addition build at WCH, this is being pursued by RCH officers. We need to ensure that existing services and services pre Covid are not eroded and withdrawn to Truro. This will continue to be monitored.

09/22/11 County Councillors Report from Cllr. Sherfield -Wong

Cllr Sherfield was in attendance at the Parish Council meeting and gave her report verbally:

Cllr Sherfield had been alerted to a lack of appointments at the doctors surgery in Marazion and requested if anyone has information on lack of health facilities in West Penwith to get in contact with her.  As she intends to speak to the Health Minister at National level to highlight the lack of health care and health services in available in Cornwall.


Cllr Sherfield had spoken to Harvey Thomas at St Aubyn’s Estate re the footpath between Marazion and Goldsithney and he said he was still in agreement with it.


Cllr Sherfield then read a statement from the Cornwall Council re the costings of the Fire & Ambulance call centre at Tolvaddon. Cuts have to be made in budgets and there was a possibility that the service could be outsourced out of County.

Cllr Sherfield would be attending the Scrutiny Committee meeting on the 6th October.


Cllr Sherfield informed the council that she had funds available from the Community Chest Fund and the parish Council would be eligible for £500-700 this would be available until the end of February.


Cllr Sherfield had recently organised and escorted the first delegation of cross-party MP’s to attend the Yalta European Strategy Conference in Ukraine. Along side the conference they had meetings with President Zelensky and other government officials, MP’s and those directly affected by the war. She felt she had learnt a lot from the visit and was well aware that the war had created a ripple effect on the cost-of-living crisis which we are all now experiencing.

09/22/13 Cllrs Reports:


Cllr. Griffiths. – reported that a new memorial bench was now in situ at Trenow Cove

Cllr.  Jago – requested that Cllr. Sherfield increase her attendance input.



Projects Issues & Updates

Devolvement of Car Park & Toilets – A meeting had taken place on the 14th September 2022 with the councils solicitor attended by Cllrs. Nicholas, Collins, Rogers, Linton & Greenwood-Penny. Queries and questions were discussed and Mr Dunstan was now making enquiries with CC on behalf of the PC. Cllr Leo had requested a hard copy of the official copy of the title plan. Clerk to action.


Parish Council Lanyards & Badges – a design proof and costs were circulated to Councillors to approve re the purchase of metal badges and printed lanyards to be worn by councillors and the Clerk when on council business. It was proposed seconded and agreed unanimously to accept quotes and purchase Parish Council badges and lanyards.


St Pirans Hall Committee request – Quotation acceptance DA Giles Ltd. The council had been asked to help with handling the VAT on invoicing products that the hall committee would purchase. Cllr Leo asked that the clerk check with the Internal auditor to see if this would be lawful. – Clerk to action.


August Operational Safety Inspection findings – Damage to equipment within the Green Gym area on the field at St Piran’s Hall, regretfully damage to the rower had been reported to the clerk.



Correspondence, telephone calls etc.

Consultation Questionnaire – Dogs on Beaches 2022 to be completed and returned by Clerk

Notification – Listed Building new ownership in Goldsithney letter circulated to councillors

Request – Internal Review Freedom of Information Act / Environmental Information Regulations (to be dealt with in confidential section



Footpaths and Rights of Way

A fence had been erected along the Bridle Path from Bampfylde Way to Nanturras – Cllr Nicholas was enquiring who had erected this fence? It was made of metal posts and wire and in her opinion was ugly. Also, a gate had been positioned blocking a public right of way opposite the riding stables at Tregurthen . Councillors thought this was in the neighbouring parish / town boundary St Hillary or Marazion.

Cllr Rogers was concerned re the footpath at the rear of the Post Office up to Primrose Close being overgrown and not having been cut  she would be sending an email to Cllr Sherfield as she felt she could help with this.

Cllr. Griffiths identified this as potentially being Path 37 and should therefore be a Gold footpath and on the cutting schedule


09/22/17 Date of next meeting

Date of next meeting – Monday 17th October 2022 7pm St Pirans Hall






Advance notice of items for agenda. Councillors to forward any items to the Clerk in advance of the meeting agenda being prepared but to include:

Budget & Precept 2023









Financial Matters:

Approval of Bank Statements & Reconciliations

Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation for July 2022.

It was proposed seconded and agreed unanimously that Perranuthnoe Parish Council approve August 2022 bank reconciliations.

Approval of payments schedule September 2022

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously to approve the payment schedule.

Crystal Clear Toilet Cleaning – £1036.80 (30/07/22-30/08/22)

Glasdon UK Ltd Memorial Bench – £765.17

SW Playground August Inspections – £36.00

HMRC – Income Tax & NI Contributions – £150.75

Payroll Direct – Payroll services July 2021 – £32.83

Clerks reimbursement postage £16.60

Clerks Salary


9.15 pm County Cllr. Tara Sherfield Wong left the meeting


Confidential Matters


The meeting closed at 9.40pm