Monday 14th May 2018

Item 1  Apologies for absence: Cllrs Tremelling and Leo

Item 2  Public Speaking Period:

(a) Mrs. Deunger spoke in objection to planning application PA18/04673

(b) Mr. Croft spoke in support of his planning application PA02872 and Dr. Gwynn spoke in opposition to it.

(c) Mr. Moseley spoke on behalf of his client’s (Mr. & Mrs. Rescorla) application PA18/03082

Item 3 Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA18/02954. Proposed garden room/office/studio used for the purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house. Trenow, Boat Cove Lane, Perranuthnoe. Mr. & Mrs. Deunger. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that this application be approved. This was seconded by Cllr Moore 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. PA18/01673. Erection of wooden shed to store small-scale agricultural tools/implements and materials used in study and production of wild-flowers, natural oils and essences (non-commercial). Land west-south-west of Trenow Quarry, Boat Cove Lane, Perranuthnoe. Mr. Paul Hunkin.

Cllr Nicholas proposed that the application be refused because it will harm the landscape character and scenic beauty of the Cornwall AONB in conflict with paragraph 115 of the NPPF. Footnote 9 to paragraph 14 of the NPPF directs that where there is a conflict with specific policies in the NPPF, including those relating to the AONB, there is no presumption in favour of sustainable development. We therefore consider that the development should be refused.

Our principal objection to the development is that it will be likely to introduce a domestic feature into an attractive rural/ coastal location whereby the predominant landscape characteristics are of small irregular fields with tall vegetated boundaries and of an undeveloped pastoral nature. The site and development will be seen from the nearby South West Coast path and from the track leading down Boat Cove Lane. Any development would erode the verdant characteristics which contribute to the natural beauty of this area by introducing the proposed structure alongside the suggested activities and could act as a precedent for other small fields in this attractive but very sensitive location. This was seconded by Cllr Strawson and carried unanimously subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

c. PA18/03015. Replacement windows. Church Farm House, road from Perran Lane to Boat Cove, Perranuthnoe. Miss Alison Green. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie, seconded by Cllr Jago that the application be supported subject to the new window details being altered to those shown on the amended plan dated 14/5/2018. The 2 new wider window openings each have new windows that match those existing on the house opposite to the South. This was carried unanimously subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

d. PA18/02872. Proposed replacement of dwelling of mundic construction. Chygoon, Trebarvah Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. A. Croft. Cllr Scobie proposed that the application be supported subject to (a) All outside walls to be finished either in natural stone or, alternatively, sandy brown coloured exterior finish on rendering (b) All glass to be non-reflective.(c) Veranda to be half the present proposed width with external steps to the ground level running adjoining the outside of the proposed West wall of the house. (d) Balustrade to be dark or mid grey metal. This was seconded by Cllr Jago and carried by 7 votes with 1 abstention, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

e. PA18/03138. Single storey extension to dwelling. 7 Chiverton Way, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. David Szlitkus. Cllr Moore proposed that this application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Strawson and carried unanimously subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

f. PA18/03082. Outline planning permission with all matters reserved: erection of a dwelling of single-storey height. Land south east of Perran Barton, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mr. & Mrs. B. Rescorla. Cllr Moore proposed that the application be refused on the grounds that (a) it extends the building into open countryside (b) it creates a suburban development in a sensitive rural area and (c) it has the potential to damage a World Heritage Site. This was seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

g. PA18/03315. Application for various tree works. Land east of Janrose, Trescowe Road, Goldsithney. Mrs. Helen Jose. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Strawson, that the Council supports the view of the Tree Officer. Carried unanimously subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

h. PA18/03273. Improvement and alterations including new double garage, wall cladding and replacement windows to house and annexe. Bosca, access track to Wheal Jayne and Blueburrow Cottage, Perranuthnoe. Mr. G. Garrard. Cllr Scobie proposed, and Cllr Groves seconded, that the application be supported subject to (a) All outside walls to be finished either in natural stone cladding or, alternatively, sandy brown coloured exterior finish on rendering, or a combination of these two finishes. (b) All glass to be non-reflective. (c) Balustrades to be of dark or mid grey metal traditional type. (d) Roof of Annexe to be finished with grey roof slates. However, before a vote was taken, Cllr Strawson proposed that only the wall cladding and window replacement work be approved. This was seconded by Cllr Jago and was then put to a vote. This proposition was carried (subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider) by 4 votes in favour, 3 votes against and 1 abstention.

i. PA18/03629. Single storey extensions to rear, side and front elevations. Increasing existing drive. 2 Chiverton Way, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Donaldson Coyle. Cllr Moore proposed that the application be supported in principle subject to the northern boundary to Perran Downs Lane providing adequate screening utilising Cornish hedging to ensure it is keeping with the rural environment. This was seconded by Cllr Taylor and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

j. PA18/03424. Retention of existing agricultural building. Land east of Jumbana, Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mr. G. Putt. Cllr Griffiths proposed that the application be opposed on the grounds that the building size and location are not in keeping with the World Heritage status of the location and no need has been demonstrated for the building of this size or in this location. This was seconded by Cllr Strawson and carried unanimously subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

k. PA18/03653. Retention of outbuilding for purposes incidental to the use of the main house. The Briars, Nanturras Way, Goldsithney. Mr. Sam Kissling. Cllr Strawson proposed that the application be opposed because it represents: 1. Overdevelopment of the site 2. it is inappropriate in scale in a residential location 3. there is a lack of amenity for occupiers of the unit. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

l. PA18/03764. Monterrey Cypress – T1 – crown lifting by removal of various branches back to main stem and pruning to give 1 metre clearance from BT wire. Church Farm House, Perranuthnoe. Mr. Toby Clark, Toby Clark Tree Surgeon. It was proposed by Cllr Strawson, seconded by Cllr Groves, that the recommendations of the Tree Officer be supported. Carried unanimously subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

m. PA18/03914. The construction of a front storm porch. 8 Chiverton Way, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Allain. It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths, seconded by Cllr Strawson, that the application be approved. Carried unanimously subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

n. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 14th May 2018. None, although mention was made of a Pre-application matter (PA18/01213/PREAPP) for 4 dwellings at Sunningdale, Trescowe Road to which the Council wished to object (on the proposal of Cllr Strawson, seconded by Cllr Griffiths) on the grounds that it represented overdevelopment of the site and was out of keeping

To receive details of any planning permissions granted:

a. PA18/00829. Mr. I. Hart. Menavaur, Nanturras Way, Goldsithney. Change of use of existing garden room to annex accommodation and associated works.

b. PA18/01700. Mr. Martin Westley. Land east of Nanturras Farm, Nanturras Parc, Goldsithney. Tree works (this was also partly refused)

c. PA18/02503. Mr. M. Britten. The Hollies Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Works to trees subject to a tree preservation order. Crown reduction of two Horse Chestnuts and felling of one Sweet Chestnut.

And planning applications refused

PA18/01262. Mr. Sam Kissling. The Briars, Nanturras Way, Goldsithney. Use of existing outbuilding for ancillary purposes (Refused)

PA18/00958. Mr E. Grey. Land east of Rose Cottage, Well Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Construction of 2 Affordable Dwellinghouses and one Open Market dwelling, associated works (Refused)

Item 4 Councillors Reports:

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

  • She will feed back to AONB the lack of timely comments
  • Once a matter has been reported to Planning Enforcement, the matter is out of her hands as it effectively becomes “sub judice”.
  • The planting of the Henfor roundabout should be undertaken shortly
  • The Highways plans for the TROs were referred back to Highways so amendments could be made. Public consultations should take place in 2 to 3 weeks’ time.
  • Consideration is still on-going to speed control on the main road in Rosudgeon
  • The Police Liaison Group is looking into the setting up of speed-monitoring teams. Names of proposed trainees are required. The training will be free but the teams won’t just work in one area.
  • Neighbourhood Watch is still active in some areas, but no councillor was aware of any co-ordinator in the Parish. There is an eagerness to see them set up again.
  • She has concerns with the HomeChoice Register and is taking these up with Cllr Mitchell CC.

Other Councillors

4b Cllr Griffiths reported that the recently ordered seat has now been installed

Cllr Scobie reported (a) that the AONB’s resources are very stretched and that they wouldn’t be taking any action with regard to a certain property (b) ongoing concerns with regard to a caravan.

Cllr Taylor reported on subsidence by a manhole at the top of Bampfylde Way, of which Cllr Nicholas is aware

Cllr Groves reported on (a) car park issues at Perranuthnoe and (b) the complaints she has fielded about the plastic sign outside Perranuthnoe Church

Cllr Strawson reported on the removal of a shed at Morlais and also gave an update on the car park situation

Cllr Moore advised that representations had been made to the NPPF in respect of the AONB consultation and that a tentative date for a meeting with representatives of the Village Hall committee had been set for 7th June.

4 c Neighbourhood plan. There was nothing to report

Item 5 Minutes of the last meeting:

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

Item 6 Matters brought forward from last meeting:

(a) Plastic plan. It was decided to defer this in the absence of Cllr Tremelling
(b) Footpath Officer. Cllr Griffiths having stood down, it was decided not to appoint a replacement for the time being.
(c) Caravans. These matters are either with Planning Enforcement or are being kept under review where not actually in the hands of Planning Enforcement

Item 7 Date of next meeting:

Monday 11th June 2018 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. Name for new development at “the Daffodil Field”. It was decided to defer this to the next meeting.
b. Receive and approve Vaughan Glover’s playground reports for April. These, having been previously circulated were noted and approved.
c. Receive and approve the RoSPA report on the playground. This having been previously circulated, was noted and approved.
d. West Penwith Community Network Panel. The date of the next meeting (17th May) was noted

Item 9 Footpaths & Rights of Way:

There was nothing to report and the Council decided to keep this as a standing item, notwithstanding Cllr Griffiths retirement as Footpath Officer

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

(a) Names for the Daffodil Field development
(b) Plastic plan

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 14th April and 10th May 2018. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved.

b. Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed by Cllr Jago, seconded by Cllr Griffiths, that they all be passed for payment. Carried unanimously

Payments Schedule

1. St. Pirans Hall. Grant to defray grass cutting. S. 137 payment, minute 6d of 9th April. £1,000.00. One year’s rental for Parish Room. £600.00. Total £1,600.00
2. Mrs. A. Beard. Bus shelter cleaning. £48.00
3. Vaughan Glover. Labour charge for renovating 2 benches at Trenow Cove. £200.00. Playground inspection reports for April and visit to photograph corrosion to platform £100.00. Labour charge for bench 10. £100.00 Total £400.00
4. Genius Loci. Website work for April. £30.00
5. Phil Goninan. Fixing new seat. £30.00
6. Playsafety Ltd. RoSPA annual report. £77.00. VAT £15.40. Total £92.40
7. BHIB Ltd. Annual Insurance renewal. £835.93
8. Peter Thomas Grounds Care. Cutting in April. £131.00. VAT £26.20. Total £157.20
9. Clerk’s salary for April
10. Payroll Direct. Invoice for PAYE and NI work. £31.83. End of Year work £62.00. Total £93.83

The Meeting closed at 21.40 hours