Apologies for absence: Cllrs Tremelling, Nicholas & Strawson
Public Speaking Period:
Mr. Slatter spoke in support of his client’s planning application PA17/11870
Mr. Tucker spoke in support of his application PA18/00217
Item 3 Plans and Planning Matters
a. PA17/12058. Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval (PA17/02294) in respect of provision of access adjacent Perran Barton, boundary treatments, layout and scale of proposed dwelling including landscape works. Perran Barton, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mr. Bryan Rescorla. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Griffiths, that the application be opposed on the grounds that the property is too large in scale, is not in keeping with character of the rural area and that all boundaries should be Cornish hedges rather than timber fencing and that any new boundary does not interfere with the historic smallholding boundaries highlighted by the WHS as set out in their consultation response in terms: “the WHS Office has noted previously that the site is set among an area historically in use as smallholdings. Whilst many internal field boundary divisions have been removed the east of the site the remaining field boundary on the eastern periphery of the application site is still in situ.”
b. PA17/11870. Change of use of former garage workshops to (B2) workshop including installation of new trifold firedoors in front of existing right-hand roller shutter. Part retrospective. The Old Garage Workshops, The Stores, Fore Street, Goldsithney. It was proposed by Cllr Moore and seconded by Cllr Jago that the application be opposed on the grounds that, whilst there is some sympathy for the position of the applicants the principle concerns are additional traffic movements into Fore Street where there is already periodic congestion. Lack of dedicated parking for vehicles and staff and the potential for noise generation in a residential area. There is one objection from a neighbour due to noise from the existing operation. The Council considers that the B2 application should be opposed but it would consider a B1 (use Industrial processes which “can” take place within a residential area without damaging the “amenity of that area”) and, if allowed, would wish that this would be conditioned to the applicant business only. Before a vote was taken, Cllr Griffiths proposed that the resolution should be taken without the inclusion of the words “but it would consider a B1……business only”. This proposal was taken first and was not carried, 2 Cllrs voting in favour and three voting against. A vote was then taken on the original motion and was carried by 5 votes in favour with 1 against.
c. PA17/12121. Application for removal of condition 2 on decision notice W/WPR/71/35133 (restricting occupation of the annexe to the period 1st March to 31st October inclusive, each year). The Annexe, Trevelyan Farm, Rosudgeon TR20 9PP. Mr. Tim Jones. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Jago and carried unanimously, that the application be supported.
d. PA17/11556. Advert consent. Frame mounted advert. Fawkes Akhal Teke Stud, Lancamshire Lane, Rosudgeon. Ms J. Thomas. It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths, seconded by Cllr Leo and carried unanimously that, given there have subsequently been complaints about signage, increased traffic and lorries accessing this business in a quiet residential lane and given that there are three objections from local residents based on distraction to traffic, its ‘garish’ colouring and that it advertises matters for which consent was not granted, that this signage on the A394 should be opposed as it is distractive to vehicles and the design is not in keeping with the area adjacent to the AONB.
e. PA17/12276. Application for approval of all reserved matters in respect of PA17/00268. Land south of Perran Barton, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mrs. Kray Dhillon. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie, seconded by Cllr Moore and carried unanimously, that the application be opposed on the grounds that its size and design are out of keeping with the area, it damages the Cornish hedges by creating a new access rather than using the original access and that the new boundaries should be Cornish hedges. The latter point is in line with comments of the WHS who state ‘…. it is suggested that consideration is given to using a different boundary treatment to that indicated as being close boarded fence’
f. PA18/00158. Outline planning permission with all matters reserved for the construction of a detached bungalow and garage. Land at Colenso Grove, Perran Downs Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. Kevin Brown. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie, seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously that the application be opposed but if Cornwall Council is minded to grant the application then the Parish Council recommends that this further development needs to sensitive to the area and it is doubtful that a satisfactory dwelling and garaging can be located in the allocated area. If permitted the dwelling should be limited to single storey with no permitted development to increase the height or add dormer windows. It should be set back to retain as far as possible the existing remaining vista of Perran Lane. The existing entrance should be utilised for both dwellings and remain the same size as it is now. A landscaping plan should be provided to ensure it is screened and a Cornish hedge be constructed along the Perran Lane frontage. (The current hedging is of poor quality and not in keeping with the character of other fields). The council would be opposed to a subsequent proposal to place replacement garaging at the front of the existing house (Colenso Grove)
g. PA18/00217. Proposed 2 storey dwelling. Land east of the Old Carthouse, Trebarvah Lane, Trebarvah, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Tucker. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie, seconded by Cllr Jago and carried unanimously that the application be approved subject to the following permanent conditions– (a) The exterior finish of the walls on the South West, South East and North East elevations should be local stone to match the existing stone dwellings in the older part of Trebarvah (b) Before building work commences a scheme must be approved by Cornwall Council to avoid flooding in the vicinity due to the use of this site, (c) The exterior colour of the render finished walls should be sandy brown in colour, (d) The Glass on the South West elevation should be non-reflective, (e) The balustrades and hand rails should be traditional non bright or shiny metal work.
h. PA18/00101. Part conversion and part extension of outbuilding to create annexe. Messina, Trevean Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Trevillion. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie, seconded by Cllr Moore that this application is approved subject to the following permanent conditions: (a) The new building must be kept as an annexe to the main house Messina and the ownership and use never separated, (b) The roof should be slated in slate grey slate, (c) The exterior colour of the render finished walls should be sandy brown in colour, (d) The Glass on the South West and North West elevations should be non-reflective. Before the vote was taken Cllr Groves proposed that the motion be as proposed but with the exclusion of condition (a). As there was no seconder, the vote was taken on Cllr Scobie’s proposal and was carried unanimously
i. PA18/00544. Demolition of existing stable block and construction of sustainable dwelling house and associated works. Longthornes, Gears Lane, Goldsithney. Mr. M. Somers. It was proposed by Cllr Groves, seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously that the application should be opposed as the site is outside the current settlement boundaries and should be considered only as an exception site for affordable. The new dwelling is not on the site of the demolished barn. There are concerns that there is no reference to the well-used public footpath, FP109/1. However, it was felt that if the Local Planning Authority is minded to grant the application then the dwelling should be set back in the site not in a line along the footpath and should not be in proximity to the rising main. The garage should preferable be integral to the dwelling to avoid further suburbanising the area. A landscaping plan would be beneficial to screen the pumping station
j. PA18/00765. Change of use of existing garden room to annex accommodation and associated works. Rose Cottage, North Road, Goldsithney. Mr. P. Beever. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously that the Parish Council raises no objection provided that the annex is permitted only in conjunction with Rose Cottage and should not be let or sold separately
k. PA18/00829. Change of use of existing garden room to annex accommodation and associated works. Menavaur, Nanturras Way, Goldsithney. Mr. I. Hart. It was proposed by Cllr Jago, seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously that the application be opposed on the grounds that the design and access statement confusingly relates to a property in St Erth and that there is concern that the proposal will lead to overdevelopment of the site and if let, create parking issues in the area.
l. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 12th February 2018. Application PA18/00829, as above
It was noted that the following planning permissions had been granted:
a. PA17/11036. Mr. Richard Roynon. Treetops, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Felling of ornamental Cherry “Prunus Shorofugen”.
b. PA17/10699. Mr. & Mrs. Giddens. Fairwinds, Access track to Wheal Jayne and Blueburrow Cottage, Perranuthnoe. The proposal is to provide a single storey side extension including a balcony incorporating the existing detached garage.
c. PA17/10788. Mr. Remo Vercesi. Wychwood, Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Works to trees.
And that the following planning application had been withdrawn
PA17/10480. Mr. E. Grey. Land east of Rose Cottage, Well Lane, Perran Downs. Construction of two affordable dwelling houses and one open market dwelling, associated works
Item 4 : Councillors Reports:
4a. Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Cllr Nicholas, not being present, Cllr Moore informed the Council that Cllr Nicholas had briefed him to say that proposals for the new Cornwall Council Division would be to add Long Rock and St. Erth parishes to the existing parishes within her Division. This will be discussed by Cornwall Council shortly.
4b Other Councillors’ reports
Cllr Griffiths reported:
(a) He had completed the Parish Seat survey. This was distributed and Cllr Moore thanked him, on behalf of the Council, for his work. Some do need attention and the clerk was instructed to as Mr. Glover to price the work. Seat 11 was dangerous and has been removed. Cllr Griffiths recommended its replacement with a recycled plastic bench (which he recommends as they have been used successfully at Humphrey Davey School for several years and are virtually maintenance free) Cllrs Jago and Griffiths will work on researching benches in order to report at the next meeting with a recommendation. The clerk was instructed to put this item on the next agenda.
(b) With regard to the Parish Office and the e-mails previously circulated, he recommends a Restricted Barrel lock rather than a key code lock, due to the problems he outlined. The cost will be £32.00 for the barrel lock, plus so much more (circa £7.50) for extra keys. It was agreed that Cllr Griffiths would contact Jeb Supplies to ask them to e-mail the clerk, who can then order them
As it was felt necessary to move forward with the setting up of the Parish Office, Cllr Scobie proposed the earmarking of £500.00 towards the cost. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried unanimously
Cllr Leo reported:
(a) On the Community Network panel meeting he had attended
(b) He was attending the Planning Seminar due to be held shortly
(c) Neighbourhood Plan. Cllr Moore reported that he was, in the main, confident that all the work by James Evans and Kath Statham (Cornwall Council), for which Grant Money had been received, would be completed by the deadline of 31st March. He also said the there was to be a Working Group meeting early in March, on a date yet to be fixed
Action : Clerk
Item 5: Minutes of the last meeting:
It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Groves that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th January 2018 be signed. This was unanimously approved.
Item 6: Matters brought forward from last meeting:
a. Plastic Waste. Consideration and adoption of draft Plastic Free Work Plan. This having been circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Groves, seconded by Cllr Leo and carried unanimously that the work plan be adopted
b. Website. The clerk read out the e-mail from Cllr Tremelling, setting out Mr. Aston’s price for taking on the website. Cllr Moore reported on Cllr Nicholas’ contact’s estimate which was considerably higher, but did provide for re-doing the website. It was felt that the Council should accept Mr. Aston’s quote and if, at a later stage, it was felt the website needed changing, then matters could be looked at again. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that Mr. Aston’s quote be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously
Item 7: Date of next meeting:
Monday 12th March 2018 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours
Item 8: Correspondence, telephone calls, and other reports:
a. Letter of thanks from Perranuthnoe Parish Church for donation. This was noted
b. Letter from Chris Fry re. LMP and SWCP work. The clerk reported that, in conjunction with Cllr Griffiths he had prepared and sent out tenders. It was agreed that a joint advertisement with Ludgvan could be undertaken
c. Letter from Cornwall Wildlife Trust re. Cleaner Seas project. This was noted and it was felt that, perhaps, they could come to speak to the plastic waste meetings.
d. Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for January 2018. These having previously been circulated, were noted.
e. Highways England consultation re. A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross. Details having previously been circulated, were noted.
f. Greenvolt Development Ltd. Invitation to discuss proposed development. Details having previously been circulated, were noted. Cllr Moore urged as many Councillors who could, should go to this.
g. West Penwith Community Network Panel. Cllr Leo, having already reported, as above, there was nothing further to report
h. Cornwall Council.
(i) Survey relating to the proposal to change car parking charges. This was noted. It was felt that Cllrs should make their own submissions.
(ii) Nanturras Tree Preservation Order consultation. Details having previously been circulated, the Council expressed its support in principle.
Item 9n : Footpaths & Rights of Way:
Cllr Griffiths had nothing to report, that hasn’t been covered above in connection with having to put out the footpath cutting work out to tender.
Item 10: To receive advance notice of items for the next meeting’s Agenda:
(a) Parish Office
(c) Caravans at Trenow
(d) AONB funding
(e) Plastic plan
(f) Polkinghorne Mine
Item 11: Financial & Confidential Matters:
a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement to 11th January 2018 and 5th February 2018. These having previously been circulated, were noted and approved
b. Receive and adopt Policy on making grants. This having previously been circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, that it be approved and adopted
c. Consider the suspension of Financial Regulation 5.3 to enable the Parish Council to satisfy the Neighbourhood Plan Grant conditions, by permitting the signing of cheques outside Council meetings. Given that Cllr Moore is confident that most of the work can be done within the time limited by the Grant, it was decided to defer consideration of this until the next meeting.
d. Co-option. An application for consideration for co-option having been received, the clerk was instructed to invite the applicant to meet the Council at 19.00 hours on 12th March. Action : Clerk
e. Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that they be passed for payment. This was seconded by Cllr Leo and carried unanimously.
1. Mrs. A. Beard. Bus shelter cleaning. £48.00
2. Peter Thomas Grounds Care. Cutting work in December. £128.00 VAT £25.60. Total £153.60
3. Trevelyan Arms Ltd. S. 137 payment approved by minute 8f of 13th November 2017. £104.10
4. Vaughan Glover. Playground inspections. £85.00
5. Cornwall Council. Work done by Mapping Service. £50.00. VAT £10.00. Total £60.00
6. Clerk’s salary for January
7. Payroll Direct. Invoice for PAYE and NI work. £31.83
The Meeting closed at 21.29 hours