Monday 16th September 2019

Apologies for absence: Cllrs Strawson, Jago, Greenwood-Penny & Nicholas (engaged on other Parish Council business)

Public Speaking Period: Members of the public were present to articulate their views on three areas

The overall impact of development, ancillary structures and general impression of the natural environment of the Parish – concerns were raised over the high level of current & proposed development in certain areas of the parish. In addition, concerns were raised about the siting of caravans and general waste evident in the Parish and the apparent lack of progress in remedying these issues despite enforcement notices being issued. These issues had been communicated to Cllr Nicholas as the divisional Cornwall Councillor

The basis and implication on property owners of the Trevelyan Plantation TPO – general comments were made over the implications and impact of the TPO on the ability of residents to carry out tree work on their property without formal recourse to the planning process
Cover any queries on agenda items covering tree work applications within the Trevelyan Plantation TPO – comments were made in support of the applications on the agenda covering tree works within the TPO based on the owners wish to manage the tress within the curtilage of their property for health & safety grounds, protection of property and also to enable light into gardens

In reply, it was outlined that on enforcement actions/issues the Parish Council had covered in previous meetings nearly all of the issues raised and is only able to signpost/enquire to Cornwall Council or report on its own behalf issues raised not take direct action. In relation to TPOs again it was highlighted that the responsibility for creating, maintain and enforcing through the Tree Officer is with Cornwall Council and comments from the Parish Council on these applications ensure that there is a recommendation for following the Cornwall Councillor Tree Officer advice

Plans and Planning Matters

PA19/07143 – Tree works subject to tree preservation order – Westwards Perran Downs Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney Mrs Melanie Sharp

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that it is recommended that the Parish Council support the view of the Forestry Officer and emphasise our strong support for protecting and enhancing this strategically significant group TPO

7 Members of the public left the meeting at 19.45pm

PA19/07032 – Tree works subject to tree preservation order – Bos-Coed Perran Downs Goldsithney – Mr Mike Curnow

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that the Parish Council support the view of the Forestry Officer and emphasise our strong support for protecting and enhancing this strategically significant group TPO

PA19/06612 – Erection of a dwelling – The Caravan Agan-Trygva Prussia Cove Road Rosudgeon – Mr P Tredrea

After detailed discussion regarding the principle of a caravan being established on the site and the issuing of a subsequent certificate of lawfulness whether the application should be opposed to be consistent with the Parish Council’s previous recommendations on this site it was proposed and seconded and carried with 4 votes supporting the recommendation and 2 votes against that the Parish Council resolves to support this application for approval by Cornwall Council subject to the following provisions –

  • The proposed replacement building is still fitting in too tightly on the site on the East and West sides of the house and therefore the footprint of the building should be reduced
  • The proposed replacement building should be constructed with natural stone-faced external walls to reflect its position within the AONB.
  • The existing caravan and any ancillary buildings and structures must be removed from the site before any new building work starts.
  • A landscaping and planting scheme should be agreed with Cornwall Council and be carried out in keeping with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

PA19/04807 – New dwelling using existing vehicular access way onto Red Lane (Redesign of Planning Approval PA17/06896) – Building Plot Red Lane Rosudgeon – Dr J Nicholas-Hope

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that whilst this is not an area where the Parish Council wished to see housing development in view of the successful appeal it is recommended that the revised application be supported in principle subject to

  • The access to the new dwelling being solely from the original access approved at appeal and the south west access indicated is not used.
  • That the agricultural field to the rear is maintained as an agricultural field and not incorporated or utilised in conjunction with the dwelling.
  • That the materials utilised are of natural materials of a high standard, sympathetic to the surrounding within the World Heritage area with any boundaries visible from Red Lane being Cornish hedges rather than timber fencing

PA19/06798 – Installation of French doors and balcony to front together with smooth render at lower section on front of house and composite cladding at top section on front of house, replacement French doors to front and replacement window to side of property – 3 St Pirans Way, Perranuthnoe – Ms Samantha Wardman.

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that the Parish Council supports this application for approval by Cornwall Council subject to the following provisions –

  • The whole South facing external wall finish to be smooth and flat white painted rendering.
  • The new glass balustrade to be as non-reflective as possible.
  • The existing window on the East facing elevation to be unchanged

PA19/07280 – Retrospective Proposal to Install 1 External Door and 4 Roof windows to Existing Domestic Garage – Windermere Grove Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney – Mr Richardson

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that the application is supported in principle based on it remaining a single storey garage whose use should remain incidental to the adjacent dwelling and that permitted development rights be removed

Cllr Griffiths declared an interest in the following item and left the meeting

PA19/07390 – Coppice a sycamore tree – Trevu Grove Lane Perran Downs Goldsithney – Mr Peter A Yates

It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously that if the application is accepted as having a valid justification the Parish Council support the view of the Forestry Officer and emphasise our strong support for protecting and enhancing this strategically significant group TPO
Cllr Griffiths returned to the meeting

The following planning permissions were noted as being granted

PA19/03583 – Change of use of land to residential use for an existing dwelling – The Meadow Red Lane Rosudgeon -Mr C Evans – Approved with conditions

PA19/04357 – Residential development of 5 dwellings – land adjacent Stanhill, Rosudgeon, TR20 9PA – Mr S Neal

PA19/04757 – Application for tree works subject to a Tree Preservation Order: Pruning of Oak tree and Birch tree to a height of 20ft each. – Jamara Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. – Mrs Wendy Courcheme

PA19/06702 – Non-material Amendment in relation to PA19/04016: Change two doors and one window on the Ground Floor North West Elevation to two doors and two windows. Also change window material from Upvc to powder coated aluminium – Blue Burrow Cottage Access Track To Wheal Jayne And Blueburrow Cottage Perranuthnoe – Ms Carolyn Scobie

The following planning permissions were noted as being refused


The other pre-applications on the agenda were noted and briefly discussed particularly where any future potential application may affect the coastal footpath

Councillors Reports:

Councillor Nicholas’ circulated report noted the following

  • A394 future speed restriction measures are awaiting Cornwall Council confirmation
  • Concern has been raised over the issue of the bus not being able to get through Goldsithney village due to the inappropriate parking of cars with a request for those affected to contact Cllr Nicholas so this may be taken up with both the bus company and Cornwall Council
  • A reminder that residents comments on planning applications are to be entered via the Cornwall Council planning portal
  • Residents are asked to be considerate of other residents when having bonfires as a number of complaints have been received
  • Double yellow lines have now been set and enforcement officers will be ensuring compliance

Other Councillors’ reports noted the following

Cllr Leo

  • Enforcement actions queries raised at the meeting demonstrate that there is a potential misunderstanding between the responsibility of the Parish Council and Cornwall Council in terms of ensuring compliance with these notices. A section on the website to be added clarifying the responsibilities to be added along with links to the online reporting forms

Cllr Collins

  • Double yellow lines in Perranuthnoe have worked well during the summer holiday period

Cllr Scobie

  • Two partially built houses on A394 represent significant health & safety hazard and Cornwall Council must be encouraged to ensure compliance with the enforcement notices
  • One of the caravans at Trenow Cove Lane has been subject to enforcement procedures dating back between two and three years and it is still in situ and Cornwall Council should be encouraged to ensure prompt compliance with these notices or completely lose credibility

Cllr Groves

  • Single yellow lines in Perranuthnoe are faint and need redoing to highlight parking restrictions
  • Concern raised over the perceived reduction in bus service to Perranuthnoe with a future report required over actual services

Cllr Griffiths

  • Concern over the cost and content of the Parish Council website raised and the situation discussed
  • Noted that footpath 1 still had not been cut and cleared

Cllr Moore

  • Noted that traffic regulation orders were required to be considered by the Council at a future meeting

Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed and seconded that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th August 2019 be signed. This was agreed

Project updates:

  • GWR funding proposal has been submitted
  • the bus shelter in Perranuthnoe – CVC solicitors are progressing with the local searches
  • NDP a draft plan has been produced incorporating comments incorporating protected areas within the agreed settlement boundaries and in addition areas of land outside of the current Parish boundaries (but within if the CGR proposals are accepted) which have a significant benefit to the Parish and require to be included as protected land. A special meeting of the Parish Council to be scheduled on 28 October 2019 for a single issue of consideration of the draft NDP

Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

  • Request for funding from St Johns Ambulance
  • Request for funding from MS Merlin Centre
  • PKF AGAR 2019 return – audit certificate and sign off
  • Cornwall Council Planning conference at Camborne 13 November 2019 – 5 places booked
  • Derek Thomas MP – upcoming West Cornwall Conference for Local Councils 24/09/19
  • Code of Conduct training attended by Clerk – presentation to November 2019 meeting
  • PA18 / 03082 – appeal successful and costs awarded against Cornwall Council
  • Request for NHS to attend Parish Council meeting to do a presentation
  • Name of land lying to West of Red Lane – Wheal Georgia

Date of next meeting:

Monday 21st October 2019 in Perranuthnoe Church Hall at 1915 hours

Footpaths & Rights of Way:

  • no additional comments

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

  •  Traffic regulation orders
  • Bus service in Perranuthnoe

1 member of the public left the meeting

Financial & Confidential Matters:
Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 30th August 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

Payments Schedule
Davey & Gilbert – removal of old defib & fit new unit – £174.00
Davey & Gilbert – removal of old defib & fit new unit – £174.00
Davey & Gilbert – removal of old defib & fit new unit – £234.00
Vaughan Glover – August 2019 inspections – £105.00
Vaughan Glover – removal & replacement of swing sears – £229.24
Genius Loci – website admin – £60.00
David Barlow – Clerk’s salary
Payroll direct – HMRC returns and calculations – £31.83
PKF Littlejohn LLP – 2018/19 audit fee – £240.00
Peter Thomas – grass cutting August 2019 – £415.20
BT – Direct debit – charges to July 2019 – £55.08

The Meeting closed at 21.18pm hours