Monday 15th April 2019

Item 1 Apologies for absence: Cllrs Strawson & Griffiths

Item 2 Public Speaking Period: None
Item 3 Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA19/01811. Outline planning consent for access and layout with some matters reserved for the construction of 1 dwelling and associates (sic) work. The Old Carthouse, Trebarvah Lane, Trebarvah, Rosudgeon. Mr. T. Skewes. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that this repeat application for Outline Planning consent is supported by the Parish Council on the same terms as before.

This was seconded by Cllr Jago 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. PA19/02032. Kitchen, dining and toilets extension. The Cabin, Perran Lane, Perranuthnoe.

Mr. & Mrs. R. Tuyrrell. Before this was discussed, two letters from residents in Perranuthnoe were tabled and duly noted. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that while this Parish Council supports and encourages local businesses within the constraints of policies 5 and 23 of Cornwall Council’s Local Plan and has done so regarding this particular business in the past, for the reasons set out below this application is opposed in strong terms by Perranuthnoe Parish Council.

Reasons: (a) Currently, this is a small beach cafe without any architectural merit and with almost no owned car parking. It is sited close to the cliff in a very visual position from both the South West Coast Path and from the adjoining beautiful beach in this very sensitive part of the Cornwall A.O.N.B. (b) The adjoining and nearby cliff edges are very fragile and subject to erosion.

Have Cornwall Council carried out a survey of the discharges and coastal erosion around and near the Cabin?

(c) The village also has a nearby small cafe and an old pub both built in the vernacular style and of an appropriate size to fit into the village.

(d) This proposal would increase the size of the Cabin to over twice the existing floor area and encourage catering for larger functions and represents cramped and invasive over development of the site that is inappropriate to its location and unduly harms the character and scenic beauty of this very sensitive and popular part of the Cornish coast.

(e) A small permanent public car park is sited close to the Cabin but is limited to about 40 cars and the biggest problem at present facing the village is the lack of vehicular parking and adequate vehicular access through the very narrow lanes (sometimes gridlocked in good weather) leading to the beach beside which the Cabin is situated.

This traffic problem is at present being further considered by the Parish Council who will hopefully soon be making further suggestions about possible remedies to Cornwall Council who already have a scheme under way to alleviate traffic gridlock.

(f) It is also felt by the Parish Council that a substantial strip of land at or near the cliff edge should be left permanently in agricultural or natural use and not used for car parking or development to retain or bring back the high amenity, preserve the natural drainage and prevent erosion of the very sandy soil beside and near the cliff edges.

(g) There is already, very often, a dangerous mix of people with children and vehicles in the lane near the Cabin. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider.

c. PA19/01335. Erection of four miniature horse stables and feed room, and new field entrance. Trescowe Stables, Trescowe Road, Goldsithney. Mrs. Helen Jose. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that whilst the Parish Council has no objection in principle to the proposed stable block, the Parish Council is opposed to the new field entrance as it felt it would destroy part of a natural hedge (identified as valuable in the Local Landscape Character Assessment) and be damaging to the rural nature of Trescowe Road. The Parish Council feels that the existing field entrance adjacent to the hardstanding can be used. The Parish Council would also ask that permitted rights be removed on the stables and then conditioned so that they be removed when no longer in use as stables. This was seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

d. PA19/02793. Dormer extension and alterations. Two Threes, Trevean Way, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Clarkson. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Leo and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

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

a. PA19/00301. Mrs. B. Thornton. Nanpara, A394 between Helston Road and Carters Downs, Rosudgeon. Change of use of annexe into an unrestricted residential unit.

b. PA19/00998. Mrs. Julie Stevens. Trewinel, Fore Street, Goldsithney. T1 Bay reduce height from 4.5m to 3m. T2 Fig reduce height from 4.5m to 3m. T3 Holly reduce height from 4.5m to 3m. (Decided not to make a TPO)

c. PA19/00940. Mr. & Mrs. J. Smith. Acton Vean Cottage, Rosudgeon. Single-storey extension to dwelling.

And that the following planning application had been withdrawn

PA19/01336. Mr. Paul Bishop. 1 Owen Vean Terrace, Gears Lane, Goldsithney. Proposed first floor extension.

And the results of the following planning appeals had been notified:

Appeal ref. APP/D0840/W/18/3215401. Landvue, A394 between Helston Road and Carters Downs, Rosudgeon. Original planning reference PA18/01650. Appeal allowed

Appeal ref. APP/D0840/W/18/3215515. Land south of Perran Barton, access track to Perran Barton, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Original planning reference PA18/03082. Appeal allowed

Item 4 Councillors Reports:

4a Councillor Nicholas’ Report.

  • The Double Yellow lines should be laid down this month
  • She had received complaints about speeding through Goldsithney. She suggested that if the culprits were known to residents, they should report them to the Police.
  • The DVLA have visited Cornwall and, in the Penzance area, have dealt with some 29/30 vehicles that were not taxed. She advised that if people do report untaxed vehicles to the Police on “101”, they should get an Incident Log Number.
  • The speed visor monitoring readings (at the eastern end of Goldsithney) have just been made available to her.
  • She updated the Council on the speeding problems and solutions on the A394 through Rosudgeon.
  • She will get some further Speedwatch posters done to see if any interest in training can be generated this time.
  • Having received complaints about bonfires, she asked that residents should be considerate of others when having bonfires.
  • She wanted it to be remembered that trees and hedges should not be cut at this time of year, because of nesting birds.
  • There will be a Press Release this week about historic oil pollution unearthed when excavating for the rock-armour at Long Rock. Its source is unknown at present.

4b. Other Councillors’ reports

Cllr Groves reported on the unexpected closure of the toilets at Perranuthnoe when it was expected they would be open. Cllr Nicholas will look into this with reference to the terms of the lease. She also raised the matter of the bus shelter which, it was decided, would be carried forward to the next agenda.

Cllr Moore reported that he and Cllr Nicholas had taken up an offer to view a couple of the finished houses on the Daffodil Field site. They were very impressed with the houses they viewed.

4c. Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Moore reported that he was meeting James Evans on 1st May, and that Mr. Evans has now had the Council’s brief. The Council also agreed that a statement should be included in the draft Neighbourhood Plan identifying the need for additional parking provision in Perranuthnoe in a location which would minimise harm to the AONB and reduce congestion. In due course the Parish Council would identify their preferred site(s)

Item 5 Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Scobie and seconded by Cllr Leo that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 18th March 2019 be signed. This was unanimously approved.

Item 6 Matters brought forward from last meeting:

a. Bus shelter inspection. So far as the bus shelter cleaning was concerned, the Council now assumed that the previous contractor had abandoned the contract, as she hadn’t responded to the clerk’s letter, nor billed for any work for several months. Arrangements should be made to tender for a new cleaner. So far as inspections of all assets, it was agreed that a schedule of assets and a periodic, appropriate, inspection regime should be drawn up. Cllr Nicholas agreed to liaise with an appropriate person, known to her, and Cllr Moore agreed to walk round the Council’s assets with him

b. Tree inspection. As above

c. Other Asset inspections. As above. The clerk reminded Councillors that Cllr Griffiths did an annual inspection of the benches.

Item 7 Date of:

a. Annual Meeting. Monday 20th May 2019 in Goldsithney Village Hall at 19.15 hours

b. Next meeting: Monday 20th May 2019 in Goldsithney Village Hall immediately following the Annual Meeting.

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

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

b. West Penwith Community Network Panel. The next meeting is on Thursday 16th May at 19.00 hours

c. Cornwall Council.

i. Community Governance Review. Cllr Nicholas explained that a Workshop would be arranged through the West Penwith Community Network Forum.

ii. Highways meeting at Scorrier on 8th May. The clerk reminded Councillors of this forthcoming event and to let him know if anyone wanted to go

Item 9 Footpaths & Rights of Way:

Cllr Moore reported on a deteriorating wooden style. He will provide details to the clerk for reporting to Cormac.

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

(a) Bus shelter in Perranuthnoe
(b) Green Gym
(c) Toilets

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 3rd April 2019. This having been previously circulated, was noted and approved.

b. Agree to pay outgoing clerk for assistance to his successor. Cllr Moore briefed the Council as to the situation with regard to the appointment of the Clerk’s successor who would, subject to certain matters yet to be dealt with, take over on 1st July. It was agreed that the Council would pay the outgoing clerk, at his present hourly rate, for such help as he might afford his successor after 30th June.

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

Payments Schedule

1. Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity. Defibrillator for St. Piran’s Hall and new cabinets for existing defibrillators. £2,881.00. VAT £576.20. Total £3,457.20

2. St. Piran’s Hall. Xmas Fare Table Hire £30.00, share of PAT testing £28.00, Hire of Parish Room for years 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 £630.00. Total £688.00

3. Genius Loci. Website work. £60.00

4. Vaughan Glover. Playground inspections and work. £120.00

5. Cornwall ALC Ltd. Subscription £678.45. VAT £89.48. Total £767.93

6. Mr. Andy Moore.

a. One cheque to reimburse for cartridges for Parish Room printer. £101.25. VAT £20.25. Total £121.50

b. One cheque to reimburse for purchase of 2 packs of paper for Parish Room printer £6.74. VAT £1.35. Total £8.09

7. Clerk’s salary for March

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

9. British Telecom Plc (by Direct Debit). Charges. £44.40. VAT £8.88. Total £53.28

Received: Interest in March £2.22

The Meeting closed at 20.40 hours