MONDAY 19th August 2019

Apologies for absence: Cllrs Leo, Griffiths & Strawson

1.Public Speaking Period:

All members of the public were present to articulate their views and objection to the planning application PA19/06721 – Lawful development certificate – The Chalet, Boat Cove, Perranuthnoe.

The points raised were that two additional legal documents existed which may contradict statements made in the application – the proximity of the building to the footpath has meant that anecdotally it has been able to note the length and frequency of use the building which would appear to contradict the statements in the application – services required for habitation of the building (primarily sanitation) were not mentioned in the sales particulars in 2014 and the application states that this was installed in 2017 potentially indicating a contradiction on the length or ability of the building to be used as a dwelling – the building is in the AONB which should remain protected and therefore any potential development of the site would not be in keeping – concerns were raised over the statements made in the application over times and length of occupation which appeared to be contradicted by other statements and documentation. The members of the public were advised that the Cornwall Council planning portal enabled members of the public to document there concerns over planning issues and submit all relevant information to support their views

2. Plans and Planning Matters

PA19/06721 – Lawful development certificate in respect of the use of former agricultural building as a dwelling The Chalet Boat Cove Lane Perranuthnoe Mr Richard De Unger

It was proposed by Cllr Groves and seconded by Cllr Scobie 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 application be opposed on the following grounds:

This is an application for a lawful development certificate in respect of a building off Boat Cove Lane, Perranuthnoe in a very sensitive part of the AONB and well outside of the settlement boundary. Contradictory evidence has been provided to the Parish Council but it is for Cornwall Council to determine in law whether a lawful development certificate should be issued. It is very important that any investigation is undertaken thoroughly and sufficient time is taken to ensure that the AONB make a comment on the application and that previous works undertaken have received appropriate planning consent.

Members of the public left the meeting at 19.55pm

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

Cllr Scobie declared an interest in this matter and left the meeting

It was proposed by Cllr Groves and seconded by Cllr Jago and carried unanimously that the application be supported subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”)

Cllr Scobie re-joined the meeting after this item
Cllr Groves left the meeting at 20.05pm

PA19/06303 – Tree works subject to tree preservation order – Fir Croft Perran Downs Goldsithney Mr Gary Barber

An application had been received from Cornwall Council and then had been removed from the planning portal and at the time of the meeting there was no current live application and therefore giving no ability to comment

It was proposed by Cllr Jago and seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the application be noted with no further action

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

It was proposed by Cllr Jago and seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the application be opposed on the following grounds:

  • No Heritage Impact assessment has taken place,
  • The new application seeks to extend development to the rear of the field adjacent to open fields and,
  • The proposed finishes indicated on the drawings are not in keeping with the prominent position of the dwellings within the WHS and facing the AONB.

If Cornwall Council are minded to approve the application the Parish Council requests that
either the position of plot 4 is adjusted or a Cornish hedge is constructed on the rear boundary to ensure that no further development can be achieved either on the site or accessed through it which would threaten the rural setting of the fields off Red Lane

  • that a pedestrian footway of adequate dimension is created prior to the occupancy of any of the dwellings behind the Cornish hedge
  • the materials used are high quality natural stone and slate
  • a Cornish hedge be built around all the site boundaries
  • close boarded fencing NOT to be used to enable wildlife to pass through the site
  • integral garages to be built for all properties

PA19/06431 – Reserved Matters following Outline Approval PA18/08978: Appearance and Landscaping – land Adj To Sunningdale Trescowe Road Goldsithney – Mr C Buckland

It was proposed by Cllr Jago and seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the application be opposed on the following grounds

  • Is not in accordance with a number of specific conditions included with the approved outline application.
  • The proposed new access to the dwelling would be damaging to the appearance, character and natural habitat of Trescowes Road and is not required as the existing access has been approved for two dwellings.
  • The development would be dominated by close boarded fencing which would be unsightly and harmful to bio-diversity.
  • The development should include elements of materials such as natural stone and slate.

The Parish Council strongly feel that a reserved matters application should come forward for the two dwellings on the whole site in accordance with the conditions of the outline approval to ensure that the resultant development enhances its rural location within the World Heritage site

PA19/05467 – Construction of extensions – Land North Of Johns Corner Perran Downs Lane Rosudgeon – Ms Anne Norona

It was proposed by Cllr Nicholas and seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously subject to (“Cllr Nicholas’ Rider”) that the application be opposed on the following grounds

  • It seeks to extend a building that is outside of the Parish ‘s agreed settlement boundaries and would create a damaging precedent.
  • It seeks to utilise materials that would not complement or enhance its location within the WHS
  •  It seeks to extend the domestic curtilage of the property which would be to the detriment of the WHS

The following planning permissions were noted as being granted

PA19/04016 – Side extension and refurbishment of the detached property – Blue Burrow Cottage Access Track To Wheal Jayne And Blueburrow Cottage Perranuthnoe – Mr Ray Moss

PA19/03627 – Ground floor extension to kitchen incorporating removal of existing flat roof – 1 Owen Vean Terrace Gears Lane Goldsithney – Mr Paul Bishop

PA19/03227 – Construction of a rear kitchen extension – 1 Primrose Lane Estate Goldsithney – Miss Christine Jilbert

PA19/04703 – Extension to existing annexe – The Perches A394 Between Helston Road And Carters Downs Rosudgeon – Mr And Mrs Bettens

PA19/04537 – Single storey extension – Cudden Drift Access To Acton Castle Rosudgeon – Mr And Mrs Paul Hunter

 The following planning permissions were noted as being refused

PA19/01335 – Erection of four miniature horse stables and feed room, and new field entrance – Trescowe Stables Trescowe Road Goldsithney – Mrs Helen Jose

PA19/04131 – Certificate of lawfulness for existing use or development: Confirmation of domestic boundary – Trevean Farm Access To Acton Castle Rosudgeon – Mr And Mrs N Walker

3.  The other pre-applications on the agenda were noted

In addition, the Council had received three applications which required comment to Cornwall Council prior to the September 2019 meeting which will either mean an extension of time to reply by Cornwall Council or that a meeting will be convened to consider the applications within the required timeframe

08/19/07 Following the recent notice advising of the vacancies for Parish councillors there had been no additional expressions of interest received therefore the two expressions previously received previously and follow up conversations held with Mr Robert Greenwood- Penny and Mr Andrew Collins

it was proposed by Cllr Moore and seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously that the Mr Greenwood- Penny and Mr Collins be co-opted as Perranuthnoe Parish Councillors

4. Councillors Reports:

Councillor Nicholas’ Report noted the following

  • A394 speed advisory signs are a temporary measure and will be upgraded in the autumn
  • Concern has been raised over the number of applications for tree felling in the Trevelyan Plantation TPO area and consideration to be given as way forward
  • Flood training and flood forum had been noted and the forum joined
  • Cornwall Council waste contract renewal is now postponed until October 2019

Other Councillors’ reports noted the following

Cllr Moore

  • Enforcement register has been compiled and will be reviewed by the Council each quarter with Councillors asked to send any enforcement notices they are aware of to the Clerk for inclusion
  • The Parish Clerk’s contract of employment has been agreed and will be signed in the next week

Cllr Scobie

Proposed that within the draft NDP a clause should be included that replacement dwellings within the AONB should not permit an increase of greater than 5% from
the original footprint, ridge height and total floor area’

5. Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Jago that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th July 2019 be signed. This was unanimously approved.

6. Project updates:

  • GWR funding proposed to submit an application for £1,000 to cover two bike racks within the Parish with potential match funding from Cornwall Council and £500 from the Parish Council
  • bus shelter in Perranuthnoe – CVC solicitors to be engaged to assess current legal situation and advise on possible options for progressing the project
  • NDP a draft plan will be circulated to Councillors for comment prior to submission to the consultant and will incorporate proposed protected areas within the agreed settlement boundaries

7. Date of next meeting:

Monday 16th September 2019 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours

8. Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

  • Letter of thanks from Molly Jago for Citizen of the Year award and vase
  • AGAR 2019 return – audit points cleared and completed
  • Derek Thomas MP – upcoming West Cornwall Conference for Local Councils 25/09/19
  • Community governance review submission noted
  • Dates of ethical standards training sessions notified to Cllrs

9. Footpaths & Rights of Way:

  • need to establish effective date of definitive map of footpaths and submit response
  • footpath adjacent to St Aubyns complaint that it is overgrown with responsibility to maintain shared by responsible landowners if not Cornwall Council will maintain and send an invoice for work done

10. Financial & Confidential Matters:

Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 29th July 2019. This, having previously been circulated, was noted and approved.

It was agreed that an additional £2,000 be added to the bus shelter project earmarked reserve to cover potential upcoming legal fees and associated advice

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

Payments Schedule
Cllr Yvonne Groves – reimbursement of community award vase – £40.00
Davey & Gilbert – removal of old defib & fit new unit – £174.00
David Barlow – reimbursement – projector cable – £19.99
Vaughan Glover – July 2019 inspections – £95.00
Genius Loci – website admin – £30.00
James Jacoby – handover of Parish Clerk duties – £48.00
David Barlow – Clerk’s salary
Payroll direct – HMRC returns and calculations – £31.83
Peter Thomas – grass cutting July 2019 – £326.40
South West Water – Direct debit – water charges to July 2019 – £9.10
BT – Direct debit – charges to July 2019 – £55.08

A confidential matter was discussed by Councillors

The Meeting closed at 21.52pm hours