Monday 18th March 2019

Item 1 Apologies for absence: Cllr Strawson

Item 2 Public Speaking Period:

Mr. Baumber asked (1) for clarification on the “Highfields” site. Cllr Moore read him an e-mail sent to Building Control in December. Cllr Nicholas also gave an update in so far as GDPR allowed, and (2) if anything could be done about speeding along the A394, with its 3 blind junctions, and the lack of pavements. Cllr Moore said this was a matter included in the Neighbourhood Plan, and that on planning applications adjoining the A394, the Parish Council always asked for a condition to be imposed, requiring a footway to be laid out. Cllr Nicholas also explained a bit about the situation.

Mr. Collins asked if the 30 mph limit could be extended westwards to include Perran Crossroads. Cllr Nicholas said this wasn’t possible because the road was in Open Country.
Item 3 Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA18/11764. Certificate of Lawfulness in respect of the existing use of a building that has been used as a unit of residential accommodation for a period in excess of 4 years. Chiverton Lane Orchard, Perran Downs Lane, Rosudgeon. Ms Susan Anne Norona. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Parish Council advises Cornwall Council that it is for Cornwall Council to determine the evidence presented but the Parish Council requests that Cornwall Council strongly resists this application which could encourage inappropriate development. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths 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. PA19/01073. Construction of dwellinghouse and associated works. Rose Cottage, North Road, Goldsithney. Mr. P. Beever. The amended plans referred to in application (f) below were considered at this time. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the application be opposed on the grounds that the proposed development is not in keeping with or sympathetic to the conservation area in which it is located or the nearby listed building. In addition, it will exacerbate congestion as it reduces existing car parking facilities and makes no provision for within curtilage parking for the proposed new dwelling. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

c. PA19/01336. Proposed first floor extension. 1 Owen Vean Terrace, Goldsithney. Mr. Paul Bishop. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Parish Council be supportive in principle to a first floor extension but wishes to see a design which is more sympathetic to the setting of Owen Vean Terrace and the nearby conservation area. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried by 6 votes in favour with 1 against, and subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

d. PA19/01562. Proposed rear extension and room in roof conversion. 12 Orchard Way, Goldsithney. Mr. A. Betts. It was proposed by Cllr Moore that the Parish Council be supportive in principle to an extension of the property but wishes to see an improvement in design to mitigate loss of privacy to neighbouring homes and a front elevation design which is more sympathetic to the street scene. This was seconded by Cllr Jago and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

e. PA19/01522. Siting of portable timber clad toilet and shower block. Beares Den Campsite, Trevean Farm, Rosudgeon. Mr. A. Beare. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that the Parish Council is willing to support in principle the provision of a utilities building providing it is placed as discreetly as possible and in a design sympathetic to the AONB, and its use is limited to 5 years. The Parish Council also requests that the new building be designed and finished in suitable materials to reflect its sensitive location in the AONB and should in the future the use of the site change the building should be removed and the site location restored. This was then seconded by Cllr Moore and carried by 4 votes in favour and with three votes against, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

f. PA19/01073. Construction of dwelling house and associated works. Rose Cottage. North Road, Goldsithney. Mr. P. Beever. (Dealt with at (b) above)

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

a. PA19/01041. Mr. Craig Stevens. Penney Cottage, 3 North Road, Goldsithney. Beech (T1) to be fell (sic). To be replanted with x2 fruit trees or sorbus. (Decided not to make a TPO (TCA apps)

b. 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.

c. PA19/00085. Mrs. Yvette Preston. Trevelyan Vean, Perran Downs Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Permission to fell an Ash tree and replant with same.

And that the following planning applications had been refused (R) or withdrawn (W)

PA18/09284. Mr. & Mrs. Courchene. Jamara, Grove Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Demolition of existing garage, construction of dwelling – outline with all matters reserved (W).

PA18/10451. Mr. Peter Tredrea. Land at Agan-Trygva, Prussia Cove Road, Rosudgeon. Application to replace domestic caravan with a private house (R).

And that the following Planning Appeal decision had been notified

APP/D0840/Z/18/3213621. Fawkes Akhal Teke Stud, land between Lancamshire Lane and A394, Rosudgeon (original planning number PA18/06190)

Item 4 Councillors Reports:

4a Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Cllr Nicholas updated the Council as follows:

  • There was no news yet as to the Highway Projects submitted to the Community Network Forum (CNF), but there is a CNF meeting on Thursday
  • With regard to the Housing Development in Marazion, she has met with Highways Officers to discuss her concerns, in respect of which she has made suggestions, should any further development in that particular area be carried out.
  • The design for the Double Yellow Lines (DYL) has been virtually completed and will be laid down over the summer.
  • There will be a Highways “open day” in Scorrier in April.
  • The CNF meeting is on Thursday.
  • There have been difficulties in formatting the Emergency Plan template provided. Cllrs Nicholas and Moore are putting together the information for Goldsithney and Perran Downs, and Cllr Groves will work with Cllr Moore in respect of Perranuthnoe. The Parish will need to liaise with St. Hilary in respect of Rosudgeon.
  • She is, on Thursday, going to a presentation on the Local Governance Review

4b Other Councillors’ Reports

Cllr Groves:

  • Reported on the successful and interesting, although not particularly well attended, Open Day with the Police and Fire Service.
  • Updated the Council on the Citizen of the Year award
  • Brought up a letter from a concerned resident about certain future development, in respect of which no formal application had yet come before the Council. In the circumstances it was felt nothing could yet be done other than strongly to advise the resident to make his concerns known to Cornwall Council planning department

Cllr Griffiths raised concerns about the fact that organisations employed in connection with the Daffodil Field development had vans and cars parked all over the Village, and not on the site. Cllr Nicholas advised that she has been in touch with LiveWest, and the Site, about this. She will e-mail again, and the clerk was instructed to e-mail on behalf of the Parish Council

Cllr Moore

  • Reported on the Planning Event that he, Cllr Scobie and Cllr Nicholas had attended.
  • Updated the Council on the defibrillators. The replacement cabinets can be obtained, and the new defibrillator ordered once the Council receives the contribution from the Village Hall

4c Neighbourhood Plan. Nothing to report

Item 5 Minutes of the last meeting:

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

Item 6 Matters brought forward from last meeting:

a. Caravans. Cllr Nicholas advised that the caravan at Trenow will be going soon

b. Appoint a Councillor to be Charter Fair Committee representative. This was deferred as there were no volunteers

c. Noticeboards. Cllr Scobie reported that the five Boards were, at present, unfit for purpose, as they don’t keep out the rain and damp. He suggested that the pinboard backing be removed and the metal backing be left, to which magnetic pins, or Sellotape, could be attached. The Council agreed that Cllr Scobie could order the new beading (cost about £12.00) and “Perranuthnoe Parish Council” signs. Cllr Griffiths kindly agreed to assist with the work.

Item 7 Date of next meeting:

Monday 15th April 2019 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours. It was noted that the July and November meetings will be held in the Church Room, Perranuthnoe.

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. Receive and Approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for February. The reports, having previously been circulated, were noted and approved. Cllr Griffiths updated the Council on the rotten fence highlighted by Mr. Glover and the clerk was instructed to get Mr. Glover to effect repairs.

b. Resolve to instruct Cormac to proceed with DYL work (in Perranuthnoe and Goldsithney) in the estimated sum of £3,878.00. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie, seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, that Cormac be instructed to carry out the work in the sum estimated.

c. West Penwith Community Network Panel. Dealt with earlier

d. Cornwall Council.

(i) E-mail of 5th March re. Interreg Funding Opportunity. It was agreed to send a letter of support.

Item 9 Footpaths & Rights of Way: Nothing to report, other than they are seasonably wet and muddy

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

(a) Bus shelter inspection

(b) Tree inspection

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement to 7th March 2019. This having previously been circulated, was noted and approved.

b. Receive and approve Annual GDPR review. This having previously been circulated, was noted and approved. It was stressed that once the new clerk was in post, progress needed to be made with regard to the clerk and councillors having individual, Council, e-mail addresses.

c. Consideration of candidates for co-option. In view of certain circumstances briefly touched upon, it was decided to defer this.

d. Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed by Cllr Jago that the items be passed for payment. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously

Payments Schedule

1. Goldsithney Christmas Lights and Festivities Group. S. 137 grant, item 8c of meeting of 18th February 2019. £700.00

2. Genius Loci. Website work. £30.00

3. Vaughan Glover. Playground reports and repairs. £120.00

4. Mr. Andy Moore. To reimburse advertisement costs to advertise clerk’s position. £350. VAT £70.00. Total £420.00

5. Cornwall Council. Mapping services at request of Cllr Nicholas. £60.00 VAT. £12.00 Total £72.00

6. Clerk’s salary for February

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


Dignity Funerals Ltd. Interment fee and headstone fee for the late Mr. M. J. Stevens. £570.00

HMRC. VAT reclaimed. £411.99

Lloyds Bank Plc. Deposit account interest earned. £2.62

The Meeting closed at 21.03 hours