Monday 12th November 2018

Item 1 Apologies for absence: Cllrs Strawson & Leo

Item 2 Public Speaking Period:

Sue Walters spoke in support of planning application PA18/08872.

Glenda Hobbs and Wendy Lethbridge spoke in opposition to the application for a Certificate of Lawfulness (PA18/09811). The Clerk gave a brief explanation of what a Certificate of Lawfulness was and Cllr Nicholas explained about the effect of “Concealment”.

Glenda Hobbs also spoke about planning application PA18/05455, which was on the agenda as having already been approved by Cornwall Council

Cllr Moore spoke about the caravans at Perran Downs Lane, in respect of which an Enforcement has already been served. The period given for compliance having passed, the matter has been referred to the Magistrates’ Court.

Item 3 Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA18/08978. Demolition of existing dormer bungalow guesthouse and erection of two dwellings with associated works – outline with some matters (appearance and landscaping) reserved. Sunningdale, Trescowe Road, Goldsithney. Mr. C. Buckland. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the application be supported subject to (a) the existing access remaining unchanged (b) demolition of Sunningdale take place before the development begins and (c) both properties having integral garages. This was seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously, 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. PA18/09104. Construction of living room extension. 4 Meadow View, Goldsithney. Mr. Paul Jackson. It was proposed by Cllr Jago, seconded by Cllr Taylor and carried unanimously (but subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider), that the application be supported

c. PA18/09084. Retention of existing openings to substantially completed dwelling, construction of double garage and associated works. 3 Thumpers Meadow, Gears Lane, Goldsithney. Mr. M. Somers. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the application be opposed on the grounds that original approval openings should be maintained. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

d. PA18/08872. Outline application for the construction of two dwellinghouses with all matters reserved. Gwynearth, Packet Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. A. Allen. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that this application be opposed but if development does obtain approval it should be subject to the provision of a footpath along Packet Lane. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

e. PA18/08889. Application for tree works to tree G4 – Beech. Rospannel, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mrs. Hilary Chapman. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Griffiths and (subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider) carried unanimously that the Council supports the views of the Tree Officer

f. PA18/08966. Demolition of single garage and construction of detached dwelling house. Land and garage north of 21 St. Petry, Goldsithney. Mrs. Elaine Newman of Elaine Newman Homes. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the application be opposed on the grounds of overdevelopment, lacking in amenity, loss of parking, insufficient parking on site and a proposed design out of keeping with the existing homes in St Petry. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

g. PA18/09811. Certificate of lawfulness in respect of the use of a building as a self-contained, independent dwelling house, known as Chiverton Lane Orchard, Perran Downs Lane, Rosudgeon TR20 9PJ. Chiverton Lane Orchard, Perran Downs Lane, Rosudgeon. Ms Susan Anne Norona. Cllr Moore proposed that it is for Cornwall Council to determine the evidence presented but the Parish Council requests that Cornwall Council strongly resists this application which could encourage inappropriate development. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

h. PA18/09284. Demolition of existing garage, construction of dwelling – outline with all matters reserved. Jamara, Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mr. & Mrs. Courchene. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the application be opposed on the basis that an outline application does not give sufficient detail to show how the development could be achieved sensitively and without harm to the trees. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried by 6 votes in favour with 1 abstention, and subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

i. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 12th November 2018

j. PA18/09854. Construction of dwelling house and associated works. Land at rear of Rose Cottage, North Road, Goldsithney. Mr. P. Beever. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that this application is opposed on the grounds that the design is out of keeping with the character of the conservation area and would cause harm to the character of North Road. This was seconded by Cllr Taylor and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

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

a. PA18/03653. Mr. Sam Kissling. The Briars, Nanturras Way, Goldsithney. Retention of outbuilding for purposes incidental to the use of the main house

b. PA18/06367. Mr. Gavin Jackson. Plot 2, rear of Chy Gaire, Trevelyan Grove, Goldsithney. Reserved matters application (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) following outline application PA16/04593 – erection of 3 dwellings

c. PA18/07065. Mr. M. Somers. Land to south west of Longthornes, Gears Lane, Goldsithney. Erection of a dwelling house and associated works (amended design to approved PA18/00544)

d. PA18/07077. Truro Diocesan Board of Finance. The Settlement, 7A North Road, Goldsithney. Proposed new window.

e. PA18/06456. Mr. Williams. White Gables, Johns Corner, Rosudgeon. Construction of new dormer bungalow within existing garden of White Gables

f. PA18/04897 & PA18/04901 (Listed Building). St. Austell Brewery Co. Ltd. The Crown Inn, Fore Street, Goldsithney. Application for the proposed replacement of front veranda.

g. PA18/05455. Mr. Cattran. Land at Red Lane, Red Lane, Rosudgeon. Outline application with all matters reserved for the construction of 5 detached two-storey dwellings on vacant land

And that the following planning applications had been refused (R) or withdrawn (W)

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 (R)

PA18/06026. Proposed enlargement of existing gated access. Rosebud Cottage, Red Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. S. Smith (R)

Item 4 Councillors Reports:

4a. Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Cllr Nicholas reported:

• She has reported various matters to Planning Enforcement, but because of GDPR, she cannot be told about progress

• She met senior Highways officers, and the Cabinet Member for Highways on 6th November, to discuss speeding through Rosudgeon. She has been pressing for Average Speed Cameras, but Highways say the will try out Speed Visors as an interim measure. However, the Highways Design Team will now be looking at Rosudgeon and Average Speed Cameras may yet be a possibility. There is a substantial cost difference (of some £84,000) between Average Speed Cameras and Speed Visors.

• The Double Yellow Line regime for Goldsithney has been agreed

• She has been looking at the problem of unneighbourly bonfires.

4b. Other Councillors’ Reports:

Cllr Scobie enquired of Cllr Nicholas how things were going with the caravan at Perranuthnoe, and was advised by her that it is in hand. He also said that a distinction needs to be made between garden bonfires and field-scale bonfires.

Cllr Groves reported that the public conveniences in Perranuthnoe were now closed during the week and open at weekends

4c. Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Moore reported on the Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) subcommittee meeting held on 6th November, and on the recommendations that it made – namely that the TRO for Goldsithney should go forward as proposed by Cornwall Council but with the Parish Council wanting to see other traffic calming measures undertaken in the medium term and that (for Perranuthnoe) the TRO as consulted on should go ahead less the section along the village access road and that further works be pursued in due course. Cllr Scobie then proposed that the recommendations of the subcommittee be adopted. This was seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously.

Cllr Moore also reported:

• There is to be a consultation at the Christmas Fayre in St. Piran’s Hall on 24th November. There will be three “consultation tables” (the cost thereof being £30.00).

• The cost of ordering 2 flags from Sailflags and a roller banner is 2 flags at £85.00 each and the roller banner at £59.00. The Council agreed these should be obtained.

• He has met with Sarah Furley, the Cornwall Council Neighbourhood Plan adviser, in connection with Settlement Boundaries. She has recommended reviewing them with a view to removing one or two properties.

• He has met with some Councillors of St. Hilary Parish Council to discuss Settlement Boundaries.

• James Evans has been appointed to proceed to the next step of the Neighbourhood Plan.

• The final draft of the Landscape Character Assessment is now available.

Item 5 Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Scobie that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th October 2018 be signed. This was unanimously approved.

Item 6 Matters brought forward from last meeting:

Enforcement matters. As this has been discussed already, Cllr Moore merely said that the lack of resources for Enforcement, and for the AONB, had been raised by him at the last Community Network Panel meeting, and that the Council should log each matter on the Cornwall Council website.

Item 7 Date of next meeting:

Monday 10th December 2018 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. Resignation of Councillor. The Council received John Tremelling’s letter of resignation with regret, and the Clerk was instructed to write a letter of thanks for his service. The Clerk will now set the wheels in motion for his replacement.

b. Application for a Grant by Goldsithney Christmas Lights and Festivities Group. Their application having been received, and the Council being satisfied that the Group was properly constituted with a Bank Account, 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 a grant of £250.00. The Council also agreed that, on the basis of that section, the Council would spend up to £250.00 on the provision of a Christmas tree for Perranuthnoe, as had been done for many years passed.

c. Payment to Goldsithney Christmas Lights and Festivities Group of £500.00 held by the Parish Council on their behalf, such money being a Community Chest payment from Cornwall Councillor Mrs. Sue Nicholas (follows from Minute 8f1 of meeting on 9th April 2018). It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Nicholas, and carried unanimously, that this payment be made

d. Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for October. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved. Cllr Griffiths said that he was happy to carry on alone as the playground liaison councillor

e. Traffic Regulation Orders. These have already been covered.

f. West Penwith Community Network Panel. The clerk reported that the AGM was on 15th November

g. Cornwall Council. Nothing to report

Item 9 Footpaths & Rights of Way:

Nothing to report

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


Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

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

b. Appointment of Internal Auditor – Mr. Hudson. It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths that Mr. Hudson be appointed the Internal Auditor for the year that will end on 31st March 2019. This was seconded by Cllr Taylor and carried unanimously.

c. Nominate a “nominated Councillor” in connection with the Social Media Policy. Cllr Moore agreed to take this on.

d. Nominate Councillor to carry out audits, along with Cllr Jago. Cllr Griffiths agreed to do this and the clerk suggested that it might be easier if, three times a year, he met Cllrs Jago and Griffiths some 20 minutes before the start of a meeting so they could undertake an audit.

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

Payments Schedule

1. Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. S. 137 donation, Minute 11b of 8th October 2018. £250.00

2. Mrs. A. Beard. Bus shelter cleaning for August and September. £96.00

3. Genius Loci. Website work in October. £30.00

4. Peter Thomas Grounds Care. Works in September (£34.00 + VAT £6.80, total £40.80) and October (£247.00 + VAT £49.40, total £296.40) Total £337.20

5. Clerk’s salary for October

6. Payroll Direct. Invoice for PAYE and NI work. £31.83

7. Vaughan Glover. Playground safety checks, inspection and reports. £95.00

8. BT Group Plc (by DD). Internet and line rental at St. Piran’s Hall. £42.90 plus VAT £8.58. Total £51.48


Cornwall Council: 2nd half-year’s Precept £17,990.00 and CTSG £718.75

The Meeting closed at 21.15 hours