Monday 10th December 2018

Item 1 : Apologies for absence: None

Item 2 : Public Speaking Period:

Mr. Walker spoke in support of, and by way of explanation about, his planning application PA18/10571

Item 3 :  Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA18/10570. Extension and alteration. 11 Orchard Way, Goldsithney. Mr. Rhodri, and Mrs. Hannah, Mcatee. It was proposed by Cllr Moore and seconded by Cllr Griffiths, that the application be approved. This was carried by 8 votes in favour with Cllr Jago abstaining but with the rider (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that Cllr Nicholas supports the motion on the basis of the information now available but reserving the right to change her decision at a later date if further information comes to light.

b. PA18/10432. Continued use of holiday unit as dwelling. Menavaur, access track to Wheal Jayne and Blueburrow Cottage, Perranuthnoe. Mr. & Mrs. Carne. It was proposed by Cllr Jago and seconded by Cllr Scobie that the application be approved, subject to the provision of at least two parking spaces within the curtilage. Carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

c. PA18/10151. Convert and reinstate section of barn to create dwelling. Dubban Farm, Perranuthnoe. Mr. Collins. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that this application be approved on the understanding that the amenity area to the North West of the building will be retained as an amenity area for this as a single dwelling and that an amended layout to allow for at least 2 cars is submitted. This was seconded by Cllr Jago and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

d. PA18/10571. To install a 2,700 litre cesspit tank within a field. Millstones, access to Gubbans (sic) Farm, Perranuthnoe. Mr. Richard Walker. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the application be opposed as it relates to a change of use that was recently refused by Cornwall Council and insufficient justification for this damaging alteration to the land has been made. He noted that no application to the Planning Authorities appears to be needed for the stationing of caravans and tents for part for the year in this very sensitive and desirable spot if permission is obtained from the Camping and Caravan Club. This seems ridiculous in an AONB and he suggested (to which the Council agreed) this comment be added to our recommendations to Cornwall Council. This was seconded by Cllr Strawson and carried by 7 votes in favour with 2 against, and subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

e. PA18/11005. Part conversion and part extension of outbuilding to create annexe (amended design following approval PA18/00101). Messina, Trevean Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Trevillion. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Strawson and carried unanimously, but subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

f. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 10th December 2018

g. PA18/11125. Reserved matters application for approval of details of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline approval PA16/04593 dated 27.04.17 for erection of 3 dwellings. 1 Trevelyan Grove, Goldsithney. Mr. Gavin Jackson. Before this application was discussed, there was discussion as to whether the application could properly be discussed as it had not been on the agenda when posted. The clerk advised that it could be considered, he having been so advised on the “Working with your Council” course he had attended when first appointed in 2010 and after having been advised by Cornwall Council’s standards and monitoring officer that the “emergency,” at the discretion of the chairman, section of Cornwall Council’s planning committee agenda didn’t apply to first tier local authorities. Thereafter, it was proposed by Cllr Moore that the application be opposed due to the suburban nature of the design and in particular the proposed timber fencing to the boundary and the location of the garage. This does not reflect the character of its edge of woodland location and conflicts with the Parish’s recently consulted Local Landscape Character Assessment. However, if a revised proposal is forthcoming providing for a more natural western boundary the Parish Council would be minded to be supportive. This was seconded by Cllr Strawson and carried by 8 votes in favour, with 1 abstention and subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

h. PA18/10451. Application to replace domestic caravan with private house. Land at Agan Trygva, Agan-Trygva, Prussia Cove Road, Rosudgeon. This application having been received during the afternoon of the 10th December, the Council agreed that a subcommittee of Cllrs Moore, Nicholas, Scobie and Strawson could decide the application in the event that Cornwall Council was unable to grant the extension of time that the clerk had requested.

It was noted that the following planning permissions had been granted:

a. PA18/07345. Mrs. Mary Askew. Charamy, Perran Downs Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Tree works to fell T1-Monterey Cypress subject to a TPO

b. PA18/08183. Mr. & Mrs. Shenton. Johns Corner House, Johns Corner, Rosudgeon. Proposed first floor roof extension and alterations.

c. PA18/08889. Mrs. Hilary Chapman. Rospannel, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Application for tree works to tree G4 – Beech.

d. PA18/09104. Mr. Paul Jackson. 4 Meadow View, Goldsithney. Construction of living room extension.

e. PA18/08341. Mr. Martin Westley. Nanturras, Nanturras, Goldsithney. Various works to trees.

f. PA18/08978. Mr. C. Buckland. Sunningdale, Trescowe Road, Goldsithney. Demolition of existing dormer bungalow guesthouse and erection of two dwellings with associated works – outline with some matters (appearance and landscaping) reserved

And the following planning application had been refused

PA18/08628. Mr. P. Williams. Land south of Elton Cottage, Belvedere Lane, St. Hilary. Outline planning permission with all matters reserved: construction of a single storey retirement bungalow and associated works.

Item 4 : Councillors Reports:

Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Cllr Nicholas reported:

  • Highways Double Yellow Lines. She has asked the Cornwall Highways officer to review the costings, and the result of this is awaited.
  • The recommendations for new Divisional boundaries have been made. The clerk has circulated them.
  • Although within St. Hilary Parish, there is a Pre-app for the garage in Rosudgeon. As this is on the boundary of Perranuthnoe Parish, she suggested Councillors might like to view it.
  • Various Enforcement actions are under way, but owing to GDPR, she cannot supply more information.

Other Councillors’ Reports

Cllr Strawson updated the Council on progress with the Green Gym. This will be discussed further when Earmarked Reserves fall to be discussed at the January meeting.

Cllr Scobie enquired if there was any progress with regard to the caravan at Trenow. This was covered by Cllr Nicholas report

Cllr Groves:

  • Reported that the Perranuthnoe Christmas tree was looking lovely
  • Raised the matter of the bus shelter in Perranuthnoe. Cllr Moore advised that this was mentioned on the proposed Earmarked Reserves, which the clerk had circulated, and which would be discussed in January.

Cllr Taylor:

  • Enquired as to the situation with regard to the Caravans at Perran Downs Lane. Cllr Nicholas briefed the Council in so far as she was able to.
  • Briefed the Council as to the Fire Service’s “Adopt a Village”. He will try to arrange either a visit by the Fire Service to Perranuthnoe, or a visit by Councillors to the Fire Station in Penzance

Cllr Moore updated the Council on the Affordable Housing situation at the Daffodil Fields, in respect of which there has been incorrect information on Social Media. The situation will, in fact, be better than first advertised, and Live West have done their best to make the availability known

Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Moore reported

(i) That over 80 attended the 3-hour long consultation on 28th November. He will circulate the comments of residents made on the day, when he has collated them.

(ii) As to Settlement Boundaries, in respect of which consultation has taken place on the website, Ms Furley (Cornwall Council) made recommendations, in addition to those generated by the consultation. The Steering Group needs now to sign off on these, after which it can go back on the website.

(iii) At the Consultation event, a prize draw was made of a ten-pound voucher at Goldsithney Stores. In order to ratify this, it was proposed by Cllr Moore seconded by Cllr Scobie and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 and being of the opinion that the expenditure satisfies the requirements of this section and is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure, the Council approves the payment of ten pounds to Goldsithney Stores.

Item 5 : Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Jago and seconded by Cllr Taylor that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th November 2018 be signed. This was unanimously approved, save that Cllr Strawson abstained, as she wasn’t present

Item 6 : Matters brought forward from last meeting: None

Item 7 : Date of next meeting:

Monday 14th January 2019 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours

The dates of the meetings in 2019 having been on the agenda (2nd Monday in each month) it was decided to discuss this further at the meeting on 14th January, as the proposed dates were not convenient for some councillors. It was suggested that the third Monday in the month might be better.

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. E-mail request, dated 22nd November, for a grant from St. Piran’s Hall. Before this was discussed, Cllr Moore (as Chairman of the Village Hall committee) disclosed an interest and left the room. Cllr Strawson took the Chair for the consideration of this item. After discussion it was proposed by Cllr Scobie seconded by Cllr Leo and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 and being of the opinion that the expenditure satisfies the requirements of this section and is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure, the Council approves the payment of £2,700 (two thousand seven hundred pounds) to St. Piran’s Hall

b. Receive and approve Vaughan Glover’s playground reports for November. These, having been circulated, were noted and approved. The clerk was asked to contact Mr. Glover to carry out such painting of the swings as was thought necessary

c. West Penwith Community Network Panel. Cllr Nicholas reported that the Group was waiting for a senior Highways Officer to report back to them with costings for the proposals from Towns and Parishes for minor highway works.

d. Cornwall Council. Nothing received not otherwise dealt with

Item 9 : Footpaths & Rights of Way: Nothing to report

Item 10 : To receive advance notice of items for the next meeting’s Agenda:

(a) Meeting dates for 2019

(b) Update on Fire Service visit

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 6th December 2018. This having previously been circulated, was noted and approved

b. Set Precept for the year 2019/2020. The clerk’s precept report, having been previously circulated, was noted. However, notwithstanding his recommendations, it was felt that the Precept should be increased by 2.9% (£1,043) to £37,023 because the Parish Council had various Parish Projects in the pipeline, because Cllr Nicholas advised that Town and Parish Councils were, within the foreseeable future, going to have to pick up a lot of the work that Cornwall Council would no longer be able to do and because it would be better to make relatively small annual increases, rather than having to make a sudden, dramatic, increase in the precept, as had happened with other councils. With this in mind, it was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Precept be set at £37,023. This was seconded by Cllr Strawson and carried unanimously.

c. Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that all items be passed for payment. This was seconded by Cllr Taylor and carried unanimously.

Payments Schedule

1. Goldsithney Christmas Lights. Section 137 Grant [Minute 8b of meeting on 12th November] £250.00 and payment out of money held on their behalf [Minute 8c of meeting of 12th November] £500.00. Total £750.00
2. Cllr Andy Moore. To reimburse for stationery. £57.11
3. Sailflags. Flags for advertising. £285.50. VAT £57.10. Total £342.60
4. Genius Loci. Website work November. £120.00
5. Goldsithney Stores. S. 137 payment as authorised above. £10.00
6. Vaughan Glover. Playground reports for November. £90.00
7. Clerk’s salary for November
8. Payroll Direct. Invoice for PAYE and NI work. £31.83
9. BT Plc. Monthly phone rental etc. bill (by Direct Debit). £44.40.VAT £8.88. Total £53.28


Mrs. A. Gilbert. Fee levied to scatter ashes of the late Mrs. Maureen Treloar. £25.00
The Meeting closed at 21.10 hours