Monday 16th December 2019

Councillors present: A. Moore (Chairman), C. Leo, J. Scobie, Y Groves, A Collins, J Jago, S Nicholas, R Greenwood-Penny & G Griffiths

Visitors present:- 2 members of the public were present

Apologies for absence: Cllr Strawson

Public Speaking Period:

Mr Oldfield spoke on agenda item PA19 10003 – Retention of Existing Ground Floor Extension, Loft Conversion and Associated Works- Beechfield Red Lane Rosudgeon- Mrs J Hertzum. Mr Oldfield had provided to the Council in advance of the meeting a document containing the history and details of the planning application expressing his strong opposition to the retrospective planning application. The principle basis of his objection was that the extension that was completed was not in accordance with the original planning application that was granted in that a flat roof had been replaced by a pitched roof which had velux windows on both aspects. The introduction of the roof and window has lead to a significant loss of privacy to Mr Oldfield’s property as this window provides a view directly into their garden and swimming pool area as well as other parts of the property


Planning Applications and Relevant Matters

PA19/10003 – Retention of Existing Ground Floor Extension, Loft Conversion And Associated Works- Beechfield Red Lane Rosudgeon – Mrs J Hertzum

It was proposed and seconded 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 that the Parish Council opposes the application on the grounds that

– The proposal is of scale not appropriate to its location within the WHS

– The design and aspect of one the windows is significantly harmful to the amenity of an adjoining property

The two members of the public left at 19.40

PA19/09668 – Application for reserved matters following outline approval PA18/05455 for the construction of 5 detached two storey dwellings: Details of the proposed access from the A394, details of appearance, scale and layout of the proposed development and landscape and boundary features – Land Between Richmond And Redlands A394 Rosudgeon – Mr S Neal

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously but with the rider (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council raise no objection to the principle of the application but request that

– adjustments are made to the position and orientation of the plots to avoid the potential overlooking of nearby properties and,

– the footpath to west of the site should be of adequate width and with a Cornish hedge boundary along its length rather than a timber fence to reflect its importance as a key pedestrian route to the SW coastal path

PA19/09429 – Certificate of lawfulness for existing use: Confirmation of domestic curtilage – Trevean Farm Rosudgeon – Mr And Mrs Nigel Walker

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council repeat its comment from the earlier application and ‘note this application for a certificate of lawfulness to Cornwall Council and request that they review the evidence to check that a full uninterrupted 10 year have passed since the area in question was first wholly used for domestic purposes

PA19/09949 – Proposed construction of porch – The Stores Fore Street Goldsithney – Mr And Mrs Polglase

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council raise no objection but request that the materials selected complement the street scene on Fore Street

PA19/09959– Replace existing flat roof and raise by 500mm. Replace fire door with an escape window.- Sun Cottage Fore Street Goldsithney- Ms Pearce

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council support the application in principle and requests that Cornwall Council seek to mitigate any loss of amenity to neighbouring properties

PA19/09952– Outline planning permission with some matters reserved: Construction of single dwelling and associated works.- Land Adj To Parc An West Red Lane Rosudgeon – Mr And Mrs C Laity

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council strongly opposes the application on the following grounds

– Harm to the character of the WHS on land with a known mining heritage

– The proposal is outside the parish development boundaries which have been supported by several public consultations and is therefore not infill.

– The potential loss of an important break between the settlements of Rosudgeon and Perran Downs

PA19/08924– Proposed renovation and extension of existing dwelling house, including partial demolition and new car parking areas.- Trenow Cove House Trenow Lane Perranuthnoe  – Mr T Westwell

Cllr Scobie declared an interest in this agenda item and left the meeting

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council supports the application on the basis that the finishes and materials utilised are appropriate to the unique location within the AONB.

Cllr Scobie returned to the meeting

PA19/10453 – Change of use and extension of existing store to create a new dwelling – Land North Of The Cabin Perran Lane Perranuthnoe  – Mr And Mrs R Tuyrrell

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council strongly opposes this application on the following grounds

– This is over development of this important and already over-busy part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty very close to the South West Coastal Footpath and the Perranuthnoe Conservation Area and to a fragile cliff.

– This is an undesirable major increase in the height and bulk of this small vernacular storage building, and the floor area would be increased about 3 times.

– There is already too much dangerous unseparated movement and parking of vehicles and movement of pedestrians in this small and very busy area and in the adjoining narrow lanes.

– There is not enough parking space provided for the use of this proposed dwelling particularly when the Cabin staff and business vehicles are parked and moving in the space between the cabin and the proposed new dwelling. Parking on site is already unsightly and at times overcrowded and potentially dangerous (see attached photograph taken on 6/12/2019).

– The proximity of the café and its outdoor seating area would impair the amenity of any dwelling unless its occupation was tied to the café itself

– Any alterations or conversion work to the store should utilise appropriate materials e.g local stone and slate

PA19/09259 – Change of Use of a section of field for equine purposes and double timber shelter for horses. The proposed shelter measures 7.315m by 3.657m – The Beach House (formerly Known As Bosca) Perranuthnoe – C/O TLT LLP

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the Parish Council supports the application subject to

– The Countryside Access department of Cornwall Council ensuring that future possible realignment of the public footpath will not be adversely affected in the event of cliff erosion.

– That a suitable screening plan be provided to ensure the shelter does not detract from the views in this part of the AONB

– Rainwater and waste run-off from the building and its surrounding area is prevented by the applicant from damaging and eroding the cliff in any way

– The use of the building and paddock/field is restricted to domestic equestrian use for the occupiers of Beach House only and not any commercial use.

– The surface of the public footpath must not be trodden up into mud and water or otherwise be unreasonably damaged


The following planning permissions were noted as being granted

PA19/07032 – Application for tree works: Seeking consent for works to trees subject to a TPO – Bos-Coed Perran Downs Goldsithney – Part Approved/Part Refused

PA19/08355 – Proposal to remove the 2nd lower branches (T3) over garden and reduce extended branch 17m to 10m length – The Pool House The Plantation Grove Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney – Approved (Statutory/one condition only)

PA19/10231 – Works to T1 (Sycamore), T2, (Ash), T3 (Sycamore) felling of T4, (Apple) tree and works to T5 (Fig) tree – Churchway Cottage Perran Lane Perranuthnoe – Decided not to make a TPO (TCA apps)

PA19/08104 – Reserved matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline approval PA17/11198 (erection of dwelling and associated works) – St James Fore Street Goldsithney – Approved with conditions


The following planning permissions were noted as being refused



To consider other planning related matters –

Pre application – PA19/03080 – Penlaynee Boat Cove Lane Perranuthnoe Penzance Cornwall TR20 9NH – Request for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (Mees) exemption evidence –The council noted an absence of information in relation to this pre-application

In addition a 5 day notice and subsequent correspondence had been received from Cornwall Council in relation to PA19/08743 – Proposed replacement dwelling at Longcliffs Perranuthnoe detailing a proposed reduction in ridge height of 300mm. The Council’s view is to “agree to disagree” with the notice on the basis of the previous comments made

Councillors Reports:

Councillor Nicholas’ circulated report noted the following

–              Current progress and future stages for the CGR boundary review

–              Vehicle activated speed signs will be installed on the A394 in February 2020

Other Councillors’ reports noted the following

Cllr Groves

–              Concern raised over the accessibility of the phone box in Perranuthnoe

–              Thanks expressed to the Council for the donation to Perranuthnoe Xmas lights which was well attended and a successful switch on event held

–              Comment passed on how good the Xmas decorations in Goldsithney were looking

Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed and seconded that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 18thst November be signed. This was agreed


Project/issues updates:

– The enforcement action at Trenow Lane – noted that the inspector is due to do a site visit on 08/01/20

– Traffic Regulation Orders in Perranuthnoe – a public consultation event to be held early in the new year to establish the views of the village over what is required

– Bus shelter Perranuthnoe –the residents at the adjoining cottage have been consulted on the outline the proposals and positive comments received

-Footpath between Marazion and Goldsithney-Cllr Nicholas updated the council on the current position

– Current status of NDP – a meeting had been held with CC to informally review the document and seek comments particularly on wording in policy areas. As part of the review the meeting considered two areas in relation to revising the settlement boundaries in the document in Goldsithney and Perranuthnoe which were agreed.


Cllr Moore declared an interest in this item and left the meeting that was then Chaired by Cllr Jago

-Tender submissions for commissioning of a structural survey of St Pirans Hall community asset. Three tenders had been sought with two returned. The lowest  tender was received from RTP surveyors (£2,400 excl VAT) and it was agreed that they should be appointed to carry out the work

– A request for assistance had been received from St Pirans Hall Management Committee for the servicing and potential repairs to the wind turbine. After discussion of the benefits of the hall as a community asset and income earning ability of the turbine it was agreed that the Council would pay for the first part of the cost of this work (including VAT) up to £2000. Any further costs to be paid by the hall committee. This was approved

Cllr Moore returned back to the meeting


Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

– St Pirans Hall playground report had been received and noted

– A survey on actions by the Council on Climate Change actions had been received and been completed

– An email had been received from the St Hilary Parish Council Clerk advising of their objection to planning application PA19/09326

– A return requesting the proposed increase in the S137 precept for the 2020/21 financial year had been received from Cornwall Council. Based on the current status of the Council’s finances and recognising the RPI increases being proposed by MHCLG an increase of 2.5% from £37,023 to £37,949 was agreed after discussion


Footpaths & Rights of Way:

– no additional comments

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

–              Consideration of options for flowers/planters along with general planting and tree planting schemes within the Parish

–              Review of footpath proposals between Goldsithney & Marazion

–              Parish Council meeting dates and locations for 2020


Date of next meeting:

Monday 20th January 2020 in St Pirans Hall, Goldsithney at 1915 hours


Financial & Confidential Matters:

Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 30th November 2019. This, having previously been circulated, was noted and approved.

Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed and seconded that the items be passed for payment and carried unanimously

Vaughan Glover – October 2019 inspections & maintenance – £95.00

Genius Loci – website admin – £60.00

David Barlow – Clerk’s salary

Payroll direct – HMRC returns and calculations – £31.83

David Barlow – reimbursement of postage – £15.11

David Barlow – reimbursement of PAYE for November 2019 – £203.60

Cornwall Council – 3 x delegates Planning conference – £45.00

St Pirans Hall – Table at Xmas fayre – £20.00

Peter Thomas Ground Care – £549.80

Vaughan Glover – November 2019 inspections & maintenance – £125.00

BT – Direct debit – charges to September 2019 – £55.08

Receipt schedule

HMRC – tax refund – £50.80


A confidential matter was then raised and discussed


The Meeting closed at 21.35pm hours