Monday 10th September 2018

Item 1 : Apologies for absence: Cllrs Nicholas and Strawson

Item 2 : Public Speaking Period:

Item 3 : Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA18/05759. The creation of 5 caravan hardstandings; the moving onto the site from attached owned land of a stable block for conversion into a shower and toilet facility; the installation of a septic tank/soakaway and cesspit for chemical disposal, the modification/works to the existing site entrance. Millstones, access to Gubbans Farm, Perranuthnoe. Mr. Richard Walker. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the application be opposed on the grounds that, notwithstanding the approval of the Caravan and Camping Club, and the provisions of the Caravan Act 1960 (a) of damage that would be caused to the AONB at the entrance to Perranuthnoe (b) ongoing concerns about the narrowness of the lane down to Perranuthnoe village from the A394, which concern includes the ability of emergency vehicles to gain access to the village and (c) concerns about traffic difficulties crossing the A394 or driving onto, or off, the A394. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried by 7 votes in favour and 1 against.

b. PA18/07065. Erection of a dwellinghouse and associated works (amended design to approved PA18/00544). Longthornes, Gears Lane, Goldsithney. Mr. M. Somers. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that the application be opposed on the basis that the Parish Council has concerns about the lack of detail and justification for the changes and reiterates its earlier concerns about the design of the property, the finishes, boundaries and the safety and accessibility of the public footpath to ensure that the completed development reflects local character and its edge of countryside location. This was seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously.

c. PA18/07345. Tree works subject to TPO ref: P/11/10 TPO3 – tree re. W1. Ideally I would like to have this tree felled. Should the felling not be an option, possibly crown reduction. Charamy, Perran Downs Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the advice of the tree officer is obtained to ascertain the required extent of the works required to the tree. This was seconded by Cllr Jago and carried unanimously

d. PA18/07077. Proposed new window. The Settlement, 7A North Road, Goldsithney. Truro Diocesan Board of Finance. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Griffiths, that the application be supported. Carried unanimously

e. PA18/07542. Outline application with all matters reserved for construction of traditional cottage. Land rear of Rose Cottage, North Road, Goldsithney. Mr. & Mrs. P. Beever. It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths that this application be opposed on the grounds that the dwelling would lack amenity and privacy due to its relationship and proximity to other existing dwellings and would not enhance the Goldsithney conservation area. This was seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously

f. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 10th September 2018. None

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

PA18/06530. Ms Sarah Teagle. Fore Street, Goldsithney. Overhead line exemption for the erection of 2 pole legs. No Objection (OHL/OHE/HG apps)

And that the following planning applications had been refused

PA18/05115. Mr. Ian Jarvis. Land NNE of Red Lane House, Red Lane, Rosudgeon. Outline planning permission with some matters reserved. Construction of two new detached dwellings (4-bed), 2-storey high, with access off Red Lane

Item 4 : Councillors Reports:

4a Councillor Nicholas’ Report. As Cllr Nicholas was away, there was no report

4b Other Councillors’ reports

Cllr Tremelling had asked for Traffic in Goldsithney to go on the agenda as he was concerned following intense activity on Social Media about traffic and speed through Goldsithney. He wondered whether the laying out of Double Yellow Lines (DYL) wouldn’t exacerbate the problems of speeding vehicles and felt there must be some other means of slowing the traffic. Cllr Moore reported that he (a) had written to Liverty about the workmen parking on Nanturras Hill and (b) will be attending a meeting with County Highways shortly, which he believed was to deliver feedback on the recent DYL public consultation.

Cllr Leo (a) enquired whether a letter from the Christmas Lights committee had been received, which Cllr Moore confirmed it had, and would be dealt with later, and (b) mentioned the forthcoming meeting for Town and parish Councils with Mr. Derek Thomas MP.

Cllr Scobie enquired, regarding the caravans at Trenow, whether the Chairman could write to Enforcement to ask what Cornwall Council intended to do and why it was taking so long to do it. Cllr Moore reported on his discussions with an Enforcement Officer at County Hall in regard to this matter and the caravans at in the field along Perran Downs Lane. It was agreed by the Council that the Chairman should write to Enforcement in connection with both cases, and then report back to the Council. In discussing this matter, Cllr Moore also mentioned the discussion he and Cllr Nicholas had had with the Planning Portfolio Holder about naming fields.

Cllr Scobie, following discussions with the Deputy Mayor of Marazion, felt that it would be good if both Councils wrote to Cornwall Council to require that they take the AONB more seriously.

Cllr Groves (a) asked what the outcome of the Council’s complaint about rats at Perran slipway had been. The clerk updated the Council and (b) agreed that she and Cllr Jago would liaise about the overhanging foliage from 2 bungalows in Perranuthnoe.

Cllr Griffiths expressed concern over the increasing number of Transit-sized vans being parked in Goldsithney, especially near junctions. He had remonstrated with some of the van owners, and had received a mixed response.

Cllr Moore read out the letter received from the Christmas lights committee. The Council agreed that a favourable response could be given, subject to conforming with the Policy on grants and on the application form being completed.

4c Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Moore reported on (a) the meeting with Mrs. Kath Statham, the notes of which had previously been circulated and (b) the fact that he had written to the St. Hilary Parish Council clerk to suggest a meeting to discuss matters of common interest pertaining to the Neighbourhood Plan.

Item 5 Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Jago that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th August 2018 be signed. This was unanimously approved.

Item 6 Matters brought forward from last meeting:

a. Clustering. Although Cllr Tremelling had, unsuccessfully, tried to do some research about this, it seemed that there was a possibility that, notwithstanding a Neighbourhood Plan, it could be overridden and further Affordable Housing be allowed if there was no place for such development in a neighbouring parish.

b. Caravans and tents. This has been dealt with already

Item 7 Date of next meeting:

Monday 8th October 2018 in Perranuthnoe Church Room at 1915 hours

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for August. These having been previously circulated were noted and approved

b. Mr. Glover’s e-mail of 8th September, re. stanchions and nets for goal posts. It was proposed by Cllr Tremelling seconded by Cllr Taylor 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 purchase of new stanchions and nets for the goal posts in St. Piran’s Hall field.

c. West Penwith Community Network Panel. It was noted that there was a forthcoming meeting.

d. Cornwall Council. Nothing to report

Item 9 Footpaths & Rights of Way:

Cllr Griffiths reported that he had logged a complaint about overgrowth from Footpath 1.

Item 10 To receive advance notice of items for the next meeting’s Agenda: Nothing was raised to be carried forward

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 4th September 2018. This, having been previously circulated, was noted and approved.

b. Communications. Following general discussion on this topic, Cllr Moore reminded Cllrs that there was a Social Media Policy. The clerk was asked to circulate this and to arrange for it to be put on the website.

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

Payments Schedule

1. Mrs. A. Beard. Bus shelter cleaning. £48.00
2. Mr. Vaughan Glover. Monthly playground inspections. £90.00
3. Genius Loci. Website work. £30.00
4. Peter Thomas Grounds care. Cutting in August. £219.00. VAT £43.80. Total £262.80
5. Clerk’s salary for August
6. HMRC (PAYE on clerk’s salary)
7. Payroll Direct. Invoice for PAYE and NI work. £31.83

Direct Debits

Pennon Water. Cemetery Water £8.22
BT Group Plc. St. Piran’s Hall internet and line rental £42.90. VAT £8.58. Total £51.48


Mr. A. M. Underhill. Extra memorial wording for the late Mrs. Underhill. £23.00
Pendle Funeral Services (interment of the late Dr. Branson) £511.00
Alfred Smith & Son Ltd (interment of the late Mr. J. F. Purchas) £511.00

The Meeting closed at 21.23 hours