Monday 8th October 2018

Item 1A : Apologies for absence: Cllrs Moore, Strawson, Jago, Tremelling, Taylor and Leo

1B : In the absence of the Chairman and vice chairman, it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths, seconded by Cllr Groves, and carried unanimously, that Cllr Nicholas be elected to chair the meeting

1C : It being appreciated that, if Cllr Griffiths declared an interest in item 11b (donation to RBL Poppy Appeal, of which he is the local Poppy Appeal Organiser) and took no part in the vote, the Council would be inquorate, the Clerk agreed to grant a dispensation his reasons being that (a) Cllr Griffiths had neither a Personal, nor Financial, Interest in the donation (b) it was a charitable donation and (c) it was one that had been made for many years past

Item 2 Public Speaking Period: Mr. Colin Williams spoke in support of his son’s planning application PA18/08628

Item 3 Plans and Planning Matters

a. PA18/08341. Works to T8 to include removal of lower branches over field and raise crown to 3.5 metres. Nanturras, Nanturras, Goldsithney. Mr. Martin Westfield. This application was taken with the same application number at item (f) below, the planning number and the applicant being the same. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the Council follows the advice of the Cornwall Council Tree Officer. 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. PA18/08183. Proposed first floor roof extension and alterations. Johns Corner House, Johns Corner, Rosudgeon. Mr. & Mrs. Shenton. It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Groves and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

c. PA18/07345. Tree works to fell T1-Monterey Cypress subject to a TPO. Charamy, Perran Downs Lane, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Mrs. Mary Askew. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie that the Council follows the advice of Cornwall Council’s Tree Officer. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

d. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 8th October 2018

e. PA18/08628. Outline planning permission with all matters reserved: construction of a single storey retirement bungalow and associated works. Land south of Elton Cottage, Belvedere Lane, St. Hilary. Mr. P. Williams. It was proposed by Cllr Nicholas that the application be opposed on the basis that (a) it represented development into open countryside and (b) there was insufficient information on the site to enable the Council to make an informed decision. This was seconded by Cllr Griffiths and carried unanimously, subject to Cllr Nicholas’ Rider

f. PA18/08341. Various works to trees. Nanturras, Nanturras, Goldsithney. Mr. Martin Westley. Dealt with at (a) above

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

a. PA18/06098. Mr. & Mrs. G. Rowley. Chyfor, access track to Treetops, Perran Downs, Goldsithney. Erection of detached three bedroom bungalow

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

a. PA18/05450. Lynfield Farm Studios, Perran Lane, Perranuthnoe. Application for the proposed development of redundant farm buildings to provide purpose built office/studio accommodation, physiotherapist/chiropractor, small cookery school, offices and extension to existing building to provide new access porch and development of the space within the existing building into a dental practice. Mr. Jonathan Green. (W)

b. PA18/05559. Mrs. Elaine Newman. Land and garage north of 21 St. Petry, Goldsithney. Demolition of single garage and construction of detached dwellinghouse (R)

c. PA18/06190. Ms J. Thomas. Advertising hoarding. Chiverton Gate, Rosudgeon. Advertisement consent for frame mounted advert (R)

d. PA18/06588. Mr. C. Buckland. Sunningdale, Trescowe Road, Goldsithney. Outline planning permission with some matters reserved: Demolition of existing dormer bungalow guesthouse. Erection of three dwellings with associated works (R)

e. PA18/07542. Mr. & Mrs. P. Beever. Land rear of Rose Cottage, North Road, Goldsithney. Outline application with all matters reserved for construction of traditional cottage (W)

And that notification of the following planning appeal decisions had been received.

(a) Appeal ref. APP/D0840/W/18/3193928. Rosebud Cottage, Red Lane (PA17/06896) Construction of a new dwelling using existing vehicular access onto Red Lane. Appeal Allowed

(b) Appeal Ref. APP/D0840/W/18/3198406. Rose Cottage, Well Lane, Perran Downs (PA17/07289). Construction of two dwelling houses and associated works. Appeal Dismissed.

Item 4 Councillors Reports:

4b Councillor Nicholas’ Report. Cllr Nicholas briefed the Council as follows:

  • Double Yellow Lines consultation. She has met with County Highways and following on from this, and the public consultations, there are alternative proposals. There will need to be an extra meeting of the Parish Council to discuss these before further public consultation is undertaken. This will involve extra cost for the Parish Council.
  • Naming of fields. Having met with senior officers of Cornwall Council and the responsible Cabinet Member, it has been made clear that, whilst a field can be given an address, it does not infer that planning permission will be given for development on that field.
  • Bonfires. There have been complaints about bonfires. There is no law against them, but consideration should be shown for neighbours and an excessive number of bonfires can be considered a Nuisance.
  • The name of the new Electoral Division for the next Cornwall Council election is “Long Rock, Marazion and St. Erth”. It will result in an increase of approximately 1,800 electors.
  • Footpaths. St. Hilary Parish Council had a delegation at a recent meeting, asking if it would support horse-riding on footpaths. It should be noted that it is illegal to ride horses on public footpaths, or to do anything else, other than walk.
  • Traffic speed in Rosudgeon. Cllr Nicholas has a meeting in November with County Highways and the Cabinet Member on this. It will take place on site. Cornwall Council wishes to put speed visors at each end of Rosudgeon, but Cllr Nicholas feels that Average Speed Cameras are the only thing that will control speed. Their cost exceeds £100,000.

4c Other Councillors’ Reports

Cllr Groves enquired as to whether any progress had been made concerning the caravans. Cllr Nicholas advised that there was no news.

Cllr Scobie enquired as to progress regarding the eradication of rats in the area of Perran Slipway. The clerk advised on the steps he had taken, but with no result as yet. Cllr Nicholas will pursue this with Mr. Hardy

Cllr Scobie also reported on the caravan still parked at Trenow in the AONB. This caravan has a Cornwall Council reference EN16/01060. He handed Councillor Nicholas a copy of the Planning Enforcement Complaint Form dated 6/4/2017 submitted to Cornwall Council in April 2017 by Councillor Moore as chairman of our Parish Council. The caravan has now been at Trenow for about 30 months and we first verbally notified an Enforcement Officer of Cornwall Council’s enforcement team about it then. Cllr Scobie asked what Cornwall Council Planning enforcement department has been doing about this matter during this time and when will the caravan be moved? Councillor Nicholas said she would look further into this matter.

Neighbourhood Plan. The clerk read out the e-mail from Cllr Strawson in terms, “Kath Statham’s work is nearly complete and will be shared when it is available. James Evans has been asked to quote for the next phases of the plan. The next NP Steering Committee meeting is in the first week of November and we will be preparing for a planned public consultation at the end of November.”

Item 5 Minutes of the last meeting:

It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Groves that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th September 2018 be signed. This was unanimously approved.

Item 6 Matters brought forward from last meeting: None brought forward

Item 7 Date of next meeting:

Monday 12th November 2018 in Goldsithney Village Hall (St. Piran’s Hall) at 1915 hours

Item 8 Correspondence, telephone calls and other reports:

a. Lloyds Bank Plc. Letter notifying addition of new cheque signatories. It was noted that Cllrs. Moore, Leo, Tremelling and Groves were now authorised to sign cheques.

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

c. West Penwith Community Network Panel. Nothing to report

d. Cornwall Council. Nothing to report

Item 9 Footpaths & Rights of Way: Nothing to report

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

• Enforcement matters

Item 11 Financial & Confidential Matters:

a. Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation Statement as at 8th October. This having been previously circulated, was noted and approved

b. Donation to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. It was proposed by Cllr Scobie seconded by Cllr Groves 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 to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal of a grant of £250.00

c. Annual Financial Risk Assessment. This having been previously circulated, was noted and approved

d. Annual General Risk Assessment. This having been previously circulated, was noted and approved.

e. Review Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. These having been previously circulated, were considered by Councillors to be fit for purpose.

f. Review Council’s Policies. These having been previously circulated, and having also been specifically reviewed by Cllr Leo, were felt to be fit for purpose

g. Receive and approve quarterly budget report for the quarter ended 30th September 2018. This, having been previously circulated, was noted and approved.

h. Review Direct Debits. Councillors noted the existing Direct Debits and agreed that they should continue

i. Receive and approve External Auditor’s report on conclusion of audit

j. Approve for payment items listed on the schedule. It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths, seconded by Cllr Scobie and carried unanimously, that the items be passed for payment

Payments Schedule

1. PKF Littlejohn LLP. External Audit fee. £200.00 VAT £40.00. Total £240.00

2. Genius Loci. Website work. £150.00

3. Vaughan Glover. Playground reports and works. £357.80

4. Clerk’s salary for September

5. HMRC (PAYE on clerk’s salary)

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

The Meeting closed at 20.40 hours