Monday 13th August 2018

Item 1 Apologies for absence: Cllrs Taylor, Nicholas & Strawson

Item 2 Public Speaking Period:

Mr. Hayward asked several general questions

Mr. J. Pender spoke in support of his client’s planning application PA18/05992

Mr. Hayward spoke on behalf of some of the residents of Johns Corner in opposition to planning application PA18/06190

Mr. Hayward also raised concern over the caravans in the field at Perran Downs and the fact that the Enforcement time limit had passed. Cllr Moore explained that the Parish Council were keeping an eye on this matter which, as far as he knew, was going through the Enforcement process

Mr. Williams spoke in support of his application PA18/06456.

Mr. Wise asked about what he understood was a Community Legacy Policy. Cllr Moore gave a brief outline of the Community Infrastructure Levy, which was in the process of being adopted.

Item 3 Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA18/06098. Erection of detached two bedroom bungalow. Chyfor, access track to Treetops, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mr. & Mrs. G. Rowley. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Parish Council support the application in principle subject to the detailed layout ensuring sufficient amenity for the new home, adequate access and parking are created and the Cornish hedge is reinstated and improved to enhance the street scene from Perran Downs Lane and that, in addition and based on local knowledge, flood alleviation measures are considered. This was seconded by Cllr Leo and carried unanimously

b. PA18/05112. Menavaur, Nanturras Way, Goldsithney. Change of use of existing annex to be used as holiday accommodation. Mr. I Hart. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Parish Council oppose the application for holiday accommodation on the grounds of lack of residential amenity, lack of parking and it having potential to cause a significant reduction to the quiet enjoyment of neighbours. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously

c. PA18/05450. Lynfield Farm Studios, Perran Lane, Perranuthnoe. Application for the proposed development of redundant farm buildings to provide purpose-built office/studio accommodation, physiotherapist/chiropractor, small cookery school, offices and extension to existing building to provide new access porch and development of the space within the existing building into a dental practice. Mr. Jonathan Green. Before this was discussed, Cllr Groves declared an interest, signed the Interests Book and left the room, not returning until the application had been decided.

It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that this application should be opposed for the following reasons:- the vehicular access to the proposed new building, etc., is inadequate for the proposed new uses. All the existing buildings (most of which are ugly) North of the North side of the main North wall of the currently used buildings that run from West to East should be demolished thus leaving more space for access and parking. The proposed associated pedestrian access is also unsuitable and needs rethinking. There are not enough new vehicle parking spaces for the proposed new additional uses, in this village already plagued by parking problems.

The aesthetic quality and size of the proposed main new replacement building is inappropriate for this seaside village area designated as part of the Cornwall A O N B, and sited in the Perranuthnoe Conservation Area. A new building built with stone and slate and with less glass and of a size with less need for new parking and access areas would be much more appropriate. The Parish Council believes the applicant should be advised to discuss these matters with the Parish Council, the Cornwall Council and the AONB before submitting a new application, for the Parish Council would like to see the site sensitively developed but the lack of parking and highways issues need to be addressed. This was seconded by Cllr Moore and carried unanimously

d. PA18/05992. Hendra, 2 The Elms, Perranuthnoe. Change of use and alteration of a domestic garage to alternatively a domestic annexe or holiday accommodation. Ms Alison McSally. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the application be opposed because the biggest single problem in Perranuthnoe is the lack and misuse of vehicle parking. The loss of a garage and the possible addition of another vehicle needing somewhere to park would exacerbate this intractable problem in this crowded part of the village and part of the Cornwall A O N B and sited in the Perranuthnoe Conservation Area. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried by 6 votes in favour and 1 against

e. PA18/06190. Advertisement consent for frame mounted advert. Advertising hoarding Chiverton Gate, Rosudgeon. Ms. J. Thomas. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Parish Council continues to oppose this application on the grounds of its location, design and colour and that both in content and positioning it would be an infringement of/incompatible with the existing planning consent for the business. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously

f. PA18/06456. Construction of new dormer bungalow within existing garden of White Gables. White Gables, Johns Corner, Rosudgeon. Mr. Williams. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that the Parish Council support the application in principle subject to the amenity and layout being optimised and requests that the planning officers work with the applicant to adjust the layout to optimise the amenity of the new home and assist in it better matching the neighbourhood. This was seconded by Cllr Moore and carried unanimously

g. PA18/06588. Outline planning permission with some matters reserved: demolition of existing dormer bungalow guesthouse. Erection of three dwellings with associated works. Sunningdale, Trescowe Road, Goldsithney. Mr. C. Buckland. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that the Parish Council oppose the application on the grounds of overdevelopment and that the development would be out of character with the edge of village location. The Parish Council would however support an application for two homes subject to the plans to the existing hedges and entrance being retained and the existing trees and wildlife being protected. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously

h. PA18/06367. Reserved matters application (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) following outline application PA16/04593 – erection of 3 dwellings. Plot 2, land adjacent to Chy Gaire, Trevelyan Grove, Trescowe Road, Goldsithney, Mr. Gavin Jackson. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Parish Council oppose the application on the grounds that the proposal is suburban in character and is not in keeping with the local rural environment. However if the planning officers recommend a natural stone front elevation and Cornish hedging and natural planting to the side boundaries are incorporated the parish council would be supportive. The Parish Council also request that the trees to the rear are fully protected during the construction process. This was seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously

i. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 13th August 2018

j. PA18/06026. Proposed enlargement of existing gated access. Rosebud Cottage, Red Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. S. Smith. It was proposed by Cllr Moore the Parish Council oppose the application on the grounds of the damage it would cause to the character of Red Lane, the world heritage site and established Cornish Hedging and that suitable access already exists for agricultural purposes. This was seconded by Cllr Leo and carried unanimously

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

a. PA18/01456. Mr. & Mrs. Walker. Land and buildings south of Trevean, Rosudgeon. Conversion of existing redundant agricultural barn, reconstruction of dilapidated structure to form garage and domestic store and associated works

b. PA18/02200. Mr. R. Tuyrrell. Land north of the Cabin, Perran Lane, Perranuthnoe. Proposed surf hire building

c. PA18/04939. Mr. Townsend. Pen-an-Gelly, Grove Lane, Perran Downs. Sweet Chestnut (T1) – fell because the tree is in very poor condition with extensive dieback. Please see photographs showing lack of foliage in comparison to the other sweet chestnut trees in our garden.

d. PA18/02872. Mr. & Mrs. A. Croft. Chygoon, Trebarvah Lane, Rosudgeon. Proposed replacement of dwelling of mundic construction.

e. PA18/04842. Ms Pearce. Sun Cottage, Fore Street, Goldsithney. Replace existing flat roof and raise by 400mm

f. PA18/05018. Mr. R. Lawson. Cleswyth, Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Works to Common Beech and 3 Turkey Oak trees.

g. PA17/10948. Mr. B. Tunnicliffe. An-O-Las, West End, Goldsithney. Double storey extension to rear of property including a Juliet balconies (sic)

h. PA18/05063. Mr. Van Elvin Courchene. Jamara, Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. General pruning required, in interest of both trees and owners’ residence. The house is in excessive shading due to size of trees.

And that the following planning application had been refused.

PA18/04307. Penmellyn Ltd. Land north of Colenso, Grove Lane, Perran Downs. Outline planning permission with some matters reserved: residential development

Item 4 Councillors Reports:

4a Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Cllr Nicholas, being absent, had no report

4b Other Councillors’ reports

Cllr Jago:

  • Reported the sad death of Mr. John Purchas who had been associated both with the Parish Council and St. Piran’s Hall. The clerk was instructed to write a letter of condolence to Mrs. Purchas
  • Asked that the clerk’s impending retirement next year be dealt with in an orderly way as he was mindful of the circumstances in which the Clerk had taken over from his late predecessor.

Cllr Griffiths:

  • Reported that he had inspected the bench near the Daffodil Field development entrance. Whilst it was serviceable at the moment, it is getting towards the end of its life. It was agreed that, at the appropriate time, it could be replaced with a recycled plastic seat, in accordance with Council policy.
  • Mentioned the difficulties encountered by the Bus being unable to turn left out of South Road due to a thoughtlessly parked car directly opposite the junction. He felt that it was an oversight not to have extended the Double Yellow Lines down to beyond the junction.

Cllr Scobie expressed frustration that, even though over a year had passed, nothing had yet been done about the caravan at Trenow. Cllr Moore reported that he had logged a complaint about a new caravan nearby. Cllr Moore also reported that Cllr Nicholas had spoken to the Officers concerned.

Cllr Groves:

  • Reported that a resident had complained about the siting of another caravan in a different location to the ones previously mentioned.
  • Reported that rats had been seen by her on the slipway to Perran beach. The clerk was asked to ask Cornwall Council to investigate this infestation by vermin.
  • Said that she had taken lots of letters up to Cormac in Scorrier following the meeting in Perranuthnoe about Double Yellow lines. Cllr Groves made it clear that she did not indulge in any canvassing, or say that she was representing the Parish Council at the meeting, which meeting was the Villagers.

Cllr Leo wondered whether the Council meetings could be moved to a different room, as the noise from the Hall for the first hour of meetings was such as to make it difficult to hear. It was agreed to try a room near the back of the building for the September meeting.

Cllr Tremelling:

  • Raised the concerns that had been expressed concerning the furrowing downhill of the field behind Collygree Parc. Residents were worried about flooding. Cllr Tremelling wondered if the Parish Council could do anything. The Public’s concerns were noted and if the field belongs to who it was thought owned it, one of the Councillors would mention the point to him
  • Said that there should be an inventory of Council property, as there was uncertainty as to who the bollards belonged to. The clerk said that Mr. Row had, as before, borrowed some from Marazion Town Council.
  • Reported that the Community Award had been a great success. Cllr Moore agreed to send a report to the Cornishman when Cllr Tremelling sent him a photograph.
  • Asked that “clustering” could go on the next Agenda

4c Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Moore reported on the recent meeting of the Steering Group and ran thought the Minutes thereof which the clerk had previously circulated. The Council agreed, on Cllr Jago’s proposal, that the settling of the Terms of Reference for Mr. Evans be delegated to Cllrs Moore and Strawson. The Project Group’s Minutes, which had also been previously circulated, were noted

Item 5  Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Jago and seconded by Cllr Griffiths that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th July 2018 be signed. This was unanimously approved.

Item 6  Matters brought forward from last meeting:

a. Plans for St. Piran’s Hall. This is being considered in the Projects Group

b. Planters in Village. The provision of these may well be sourced by an Amenities Fund, the setting up of which is under consideration.

c. Website. Cllr Nicholas had mentioned the lack of a Complaints Form on the website. It was felt that what was needed was a link to the Cornwall Council website.

d. Noticeboards. Some funding will need to be earmarked for this. It was also felt that “Perranuthnoe Parish Council” should be clearly shown on any replacements.

Item 7  Date of next meeting:

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

Item 8  Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. Report on Mother and Toddler Group’s grant. The Clerk’s report having previously been circulated, this was noted.

b. Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for July. These, too, having previously been circulated, were noted and approved.

c. West Penwith Community Network Panel.

(i) Highways Projects, Expression of Interest. It was agreed that this matter should be left for discussion by Cllrs Moore and Nicholas

d. Cornwall Council.

(i) Letter dated 23rd July confirming the Nanturras Tree Preservation Order. This, having previously been circulated, was noted

(ii) Code of Conduct training. The Clerk’s report was noted. Cllr Griffiths said that there was only one evening session, which made it impossible for working councillors to attend

Item 9  Footpaths & Rights of Way: It was noted that contractors employed by Cormac, were now under way with the cutting

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

(a) Clustering
(b) Caravans and tents

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 5th August 2018. This having been previously circulated, was noted and approved.

b. Resolve that Cllrs Moore, Leo, Tremelling & Groves be added as signatories to the Lloyds Bank Accounts of the Council and that former Cllrs Mepham, Leek, Attwood and Wyatt be removed as signatories. This was proposed by Cllr Jago, seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously

c. Report by Cllrs Jago and Tremelling on Internal Audit. Cllrs Jago and Tremelling reported that they had carried out an audit of the Council’s “books” and all was in order.

d. 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. Vaughan Glover. Playground reports and fence repair. £105.00. completion of bench renovation, numbers 1 and 3. £100.00. Total £205.00

3. Mr. A. Moore. To reimburse the engraving of the Citizen of the Year trophy. £4.95

4. St. Piran’s Hall. PAT test on equipment in Parish Room. £10.00

5. Genius Loci. Website management £30.00

6. Peter Thomas Grounds Care. Cutting in August. £49.00. VAT £9.80. Total £58.80

7. Clerk’s salary for July including reimbursement of tax already paid of £1.80

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

9. BT Group Plc. Line rental etc. St. Piran’s Hall (by Direct Debit) £42.90. VAT £8.58. Total £51.48

Receipts

Dignity Funerals Ltd. Cemetery Fees for the late Mr. Priest. £511.00

HMRC. VAT reclaimed to 11th June. £1,082.88

The Meeting closed at 21.20 hours