Monday 18th February

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

Item 2  Public Speaking Period: No member of the public spoke
Item 3  Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA19/00085. Permission to fell an Ash tree and replant with same. Trevelyan Vean, Perran Downs Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Ms Yvette Preston. It was proposed by Cllr Jago, seconded by Cllr Moore, and carried unanimously that the Parish Council support the recommendation of the Tree Officer on this application

b. PA19/00301. Change of use of annexe (which has a lawful development certificate for a self contained dwelling) into an unrestricted residential unit. Nanpara, A394 between Helston Road and Carters Downs, Rosudgeon. Mrs. B. Thornton. It was proposed by Cllr Jago, seconded by Cllr Groves and carried unanimously that the application is supported subject to a minimum of two car parking spaces with safe access to the A394.

c. PA19/00198. Reserved matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline approval PA17/11198 (erection of dwelling and associated works). Land east of St. James, Fore Street, Goldsithney. Mr. & Mrs. M. Nicholas. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously, that the application be opposed on the grounds that (1) the proposed and materials design are inappropriate to the character and historical setting of the Goldsithney conservation area and (2) a detailed application is premature until the necessary archaeological surveys have been undertaken and evaluated.

d. PA19/00548. Reserved matters application for access, appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale following outline approval PA17/03495 for demolition of existing workshop building and construction of a single dwelling. Garden of Chestnut Cottage, Red Lane, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Richards. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Jago, and carried unanimously, that the application be opposed on the grounds that the Parish Council takes the view that the dwelling should not be sold or let separately and that the existing driveway maintained as it is.

e. PA19/00732. Non material amendment to planning application PA16/02796 dated 17th May 2016 for the construction of part single storey, part sunken, two storey house (Demolition of existing 3 bedroom bungalow) namely to amend the cladding material to an Eco-wood product to be fixed vertically. Former White Croft, Trebarvah Lane, Trebarvah, Rosudgeon. Mrs. Pippa Young. The Council agreed to support the action taken by the Chairman (in consultation with Cllr Scobie) not to raise any objection to the application

f. PA19/00940. Single-storey extension to dwelling. Acton Vean Cottage, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Smith. It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Jago and carried unanimously, that no objection be raised to the application.

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

a. PA18/10432. Mr & Mrs. Carne. Menavaur, access track to Wheal Jayne and Blueburrow Cottage, Perranuthnoe. Continued use of holiday unit as a dwelling.

b. PA18/11005. Mr. & Mrs. Trevillion. Messina, Trevean Lane, Rosudgeon. Part conversion and part extension of outbuilding to create annexe (amended design following approval PA18/00101).

c. PA18/10571. Mr. Richard Walker. Millstones, access to Gubbans Farm, Perranuthnoe. To install a 2,700 litre cesspit tank within a field.

d. PA18/11125. Gavin Jackson. 1 Trevelyan Grove, Goldsithney. Reserved matters application for approval of details of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline approval PA16/04593 dated 27.04.17 for erection of 3 dwellings

e. PA18/10151. Mr. Collins. Dubban Farm, Perranuthnoe. Convert and reinstate section of barn to create dwelling

f. PA18/11538. Mr. Sharp. Chafran, Johns Corner, Rosudgeon. Proposed single storey extension and associated works.

It was noted that the following planning application had been refused

PA18/09854. Mr. P. Beever. Land rear of Rose Cottage, North Road, Goldsithney. Construction of dwellinghouse and associated works.

The following Planning appeal decision was noted:

APP/D0840/W/18/3213278. Land north of Colenso Grove, Perran Downs Lane, Rosudgeon (planning ref. PA18/04307).

Item 4 Councillors Reports:

4a Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Although Cllr Nicholas was not present, Cllr Moore reported on her behalf:

Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Although Cllr Nicholas was not present, Cllr Moore reported on her behalf:

  • She is due to meet the Highways department, which is pressing on with the Traffic Regulation Orders.
  • She has attended a Cornwall Council briefing on the Community Governance Review in respect of which the local Community Network Manager will be convening a meeting.

4b Other Councillors’ reports

Cllr Scobie:

  • Reported that he and Cllr Groves had inspected the 5 noticeboards, which aren’t now fit for purpose. The seals have failed and they are no longer waterproof. Cllr Scobie has contacted the manufacturers and will bring proposals forward to the next meeting
  • Enquired if there was any progress regarding the caravan at Trenow. As there was none, this will have to be carried forward

Cllr Groves:

  • Briefed the Council on the Fire Service Coffee Morning to take place in Perranuthnoe on 14th March
  • Expressed the concerns of parishioners likely to be affected by a possible development that would involve use of a narrow lane.
  • Reported that she and Cllr Scobie had been working on the bus shelter in Perranuthnoe and that Cllr Scobie had drafted an outline project. It was felt that any shelter should be about 10 feet by 10 feet, be granite clad and with a natural slate roof. An approximation of the cost had yet to be received.

Cllr Griffiths, although not present, had, reported Cllr Moore, raised the concerns of a parishioner about the number of post boxes. Given the increase in the population of Goldsithney, the parishioner had asked if a review of post boxes could be undertaken with a view to asking the Post Office to station one in the northern half of the village (St. Petry/Orchard Way area). The clerk was asked to investigate.

4c Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Moore reported that the Settlement Boundaries, as agreed, had now been posted on the website. He has received further representations since this had been done

Item 5 Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Jago and seconded by Cllr Groves that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 14th January 2019 be signed. This was unanimously approved.

Item 6 Matters brought forward from last meeting:

a. Defibrillators. Cllr Moore asked if the Council would agree a budget of two thousand pounds to get new cabinets for the existing three defibrillators and to bridge the cost between buying a further defibrillator for St. Piran’s Hall and the grant funding available. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that this be agreed. This was seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously

b. Sowenna Appeal. The Council decided that, although a very worthwhile thing, it could not support the appeal with Precept-payers funds. However, the clerk was asked to tell them that if they wished to have a fundraising stall at the Charter Fair, the Council would defray the cost of the stall. This was carried unanimously on the proposal of Cllr Groves, seconded by Cllr Leo

c. Appoint a Councillor to be Charter Fair Committee representative. Cllr Groves had agreed to take on the Citizen of the Year award work, but the representative for the Charter Fair Committee would have to stand over.

Item 7 Date of next meeting:

Monday 18th March 2019 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours

Date of meetings for the rest of the year: 15th April, 20th May (preceded by Annual Meeting),17th June, 15th July, 19th August, 16th September, 21st October, 18th November and 16th December.

It was agreed that the meetings in July and October be held in the Church Room, Perranuthnoe, if available.

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. E-mail confirmation from the ICO that Data Protection Registration has been renewed. This was noted

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

c. Request from Goldsithney Christmas Lights and Festivities Group for a £700.00 grant. It was proposed by Cllr Moore seconded by Cllr Jago and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 and being of the opinion that the expenditure satisfies the requirements of this section and is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure, the Council approves the payment of a Grant of £700.00 to Goldsithney Christmas Lights and Festivities Group.

d. E-mail from Ms Murison re. bus shelter. This was noted. The clerk, having also reported that no invoice having been received for a while, was instructed to write to the contractor responsible for cleaning the bus shelters.

e. E-mail from Mrs. Joseph re. burial in Perranuthnoe Cemetery. The clerk, having read out the chain of e-mails between himself and Mrs. Joseph earlier in the day, it was proposed by Cllr Leo, seconded by Cllr Groves and carried unanimously, that Mrs. Joseph should be allowed to be buried in the Cemetery and that, given her family connections, she should pay “resident” fees, rather than “non-resident” fees.

f. West Penwith Community Network Panel. The clerk mentioned that the Chairs and Clerks meeting of the Panel was to take place on 21st February

g. Cornwall Council. Nothing to report

Item 9 Footpaths & Rights of Way: Cllr Moore reported that Cllr Griffiths had suggested that the Parish Council does not take up the LMP/SWCP offers, and leaves Cormac to cut the paths, as they had done during the current year. This was unanimously agreed on the proposal of Cllr Leo, seconded by Cllr Jago.

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

(a) Caravans
(b) Appoint a Councillor to be Charter Fair Committee representative.
(c) Noticeboards

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 5th February 2019. This having been previously circulated, was noted and approved

b. Recruitment of clerk’s replacement. Various matters relating to this were reported on and discussed

c. Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed by Cllr Leo, seconded by Cllr Groves that the items be passed for payment. Carried unanimously

Payments Schedule

1. Trevenna Cross Nurseries and Garden Centre. Christmas Tree for Perranuthnoe. £104.17. VAT £20.83. Total £125.00
2. Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity. Replacement of 3 Adult battery/electrode pad packs. £270.00. VAT £54.00. Total £324.00
3. Genius Loci. Website work. £60.00
4. Mr. Andy Moore. To reimburse stationery (Shredder). £43.11. VAT £8.62. Total £51.73
5. Mr. Vaughan Glover. Monthly and weekly playground inspections and report. £90.00
6. Peter Thomas Grounds Care. Cutting in November 2018. £131.00. VAT £26.20. Total £157.20
7. Clerk’s salary for January
8. Payroll Direct. Invoice for PAYE and NI work. £31.83

The Meeting closed at 20.58 hours