Parish Council Minutes


MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 6th July 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, G Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe and three members of the public.


Ms Lobb








A member of the Memorial Hall Committee attended the meeting, to answer any questions the Parish Council had regarding the concerns that had recently been raised following works that had been carried out on the car park at the hall. He reported that the Memorial Hall is conforming to their planning permission and the intention of the works is, to create safe access and a safe turning area for vehicles.

The PC then went into the formal session.


The minutes were Agreed


5.1 Telephone Box – The Triangle

It was resolved to use the phone box as a Tourist Information Centre.

The maintenance contractor to be requested to paint, repair and install a shelf and a noticeboard. The Clerk to order a tourist information stand. A notice to be placed in the Parish Magazine, inviting local businesses to advertise on the noticeboard.


5.2 Gorran Green

The Parish Council intend to continue the improvements to the Green, but resolved to defer the building up of the bank, at the back of the Green until after The School Rooms Committee Strawberry Fair, on 31st July.

Heligan are happy to donate a few plants to the Green. Because this is not the best time of year for planting the PC thought it would be appropriate to defer this until the Autumn and ask if Heligan would visit the site and give their expert advice on appropriate plants.


5.3 Tregerrick to Polsue

This site was originally discussed with CC’s highway client in 2015. The road is classified as a 6a road under the maintenance hierarchy, which means it is generally unsuitable for vehicular traffic but may be used on foot or by cycles/ horses etc.

Highways will be putting a price together for the renewal of the footbridge, however their position regarding budget pressures and priority of works has not changed since 2015 and unfortunately this site will be very low priority.

If the site is a priority for the parish council and SUSTRANs then they may be able to consider a jointly funded approach.

As the PC are not in the position to assist, County Councillor Mustoe is to contact SUSTRANs, to ask if they would take on this project.


5.4 Highlanes Chapel – Parking

The owner understands why complaints were made when the scaffolding was up. If the more current complaints are regarding too many cars parked out the front, he will request for them to park in the layby. He does have a sign on the front door requesting people not to U-Turn, as there was an awful accident there with a coal lorry turning around, many years ago.


5.5 Defibrillator – Gorran Haven

It was confirmed that the Cakebread’s defibrillator will be used in Gorran Haven and transferred to an external cabinet due to be installed on the toilet block wall.

The total cost would have been £2500 and the annual monitoring is £160 plus VAT.

The cabinet, installation, App and training will be £1,500. FLEET can also change the Gorran Green cabinet to this less expensive system. “Purchased by the Community in association with FLEET” with be printed on the front.

Mr Lobb has raised £1,190 towards the new cabinet and the remaining balance will be funded by the PC. Mr Lobb reported that half the donations received from attendees, of a parishioner’s funeral held that day, was pledged to the defibrillator fund.


5.6 Bathing Water Quality – Data

For Gorran Haven previous data suggests about 11 warnings would be expected throughout the bathing season in May – September 2017. Past data over the last 4 years, suggests it would take another 5 samples elevated to a similar extent to the one on 16th May to tip Gorran Haven, Little Perhaver bathing water from a Good to a Sufficient classification. It very much depends on the weather, whether this is a likely scenario, as elevated results tend to coincide with periods of wet weather in the catchment.  In the last 3 summer’s there have only typically been one or two elevated samples per summer, but in wet years it is likely to be more.


5.7 Canton Street – Traffic Warden

Cornwall Council reported that a few ad-hoc visits to Goran Haven were arranged, but would only be very temporary. The PC may have the option of purchasing additional enforcement, but would not be something Cornwall Council would be able to take on this year, as they do not have the resources in place for any further agreements over and above the ones they already have. However, they would be happy to meet with the Parish at the beginning of next year to discuss their needs and a possible agreement for additional enforcement.

County Councillor Mustoe had spoken with the Parking Enforcement Manager for the area, who reported that after being requested to pay ad-hoc visits to Mevagissey he had also visited Gorran Haven twice over the last 3 weeks. County Councillor Mustoe encouraged the PC to invite the Manager for a visit and would also request a copy of the enforcement areas for Gorran Haven.


5.8 Gorran Footpath

Highways have inspected the footpath and have found no defects except overgrown hedges. The hedges have been cut back and the PC thought no further action was necessary. County Councillor Mustoe to request that Highways look into the possibility of installing a handrail.


5.9 Highways – Quilver Close, Churchyard and Road Signs.

Quilver Close is to be inspected accordingly.


The low intervention cutting at the churchyard will be implemented. County Councillor Mustoe to remind highways as this had not been carried out.


The current budget only covers the safety critical road markings.


5.10 Gorran Haven Slipway

Cornwall Council Chief Engineer has discussed the concerns regarding the deteriorating concrete edge to the right hand side of the slipway and suspects that it may have resulted from the storm recovery works, to the promenade wall in 2014, where it was perhaps considered “helpful” to use up remaining concrete on site, rather than discard it. The problem seems to be that it has been placed almost directly onto the beach surface, rather than digging down to find more stable substrate, leaving the ledge now forming as the beach sand naturally shifts around. He will contact Cormac to see if there is any knowledge of this with a view to removing it.

With regards to the left hand side where the stream comes out onto the beach from the culvert via the slipway surface, he believes this discharge arrangement has existed for many years without great cause for concern. He agrees it is slippery, but it is also quite obvious where the water flows and thus slippery surface is, and with plenty of remaining slipway to walk over to access the beach, does not perceive this to be a serious problem. Clearly in a beach environment there will be undulating and occasionally slippery areas and provided not obscured, pedestrians clearly have the choice not to walk on these. He also advises this is evidently not part of the CC owned land at this point and so the duty of care will presumably reside with the owner/lessee of the land rather than CC. It is possible the former Restormel BC carried out some minor repairs to the slipway and even the stream outlet in the past, but this would have presumably been at their discretion rather than being obligated to do so, and would not replace the landowner’s responsibility, as far as he can see, without any evidence to the contrary.

With regards to the void in the sea wall, he confirms this is presently awaiting programming into the Cormac works schedule, but will monitor as well to make sure progressed ahead of the main summer season.


 5.11 Memorial Hall – Car Park

A homeowner on Foxhole Lane is concerned that car parking is not being operated in accordance within the requirements of the planning approvals or in a neighbourly way which respects the amenity of neighbouring residential properties. Another resident of Foxhole Lane has also expressed their concerns.

The Chair of the Hall Committee thank the PC for their letter regarding the improvements at the Memorial Village Hall and can reassure the parish council that all the improvements are in line with the approved planning permission of April 2012 and all the conditions have been adhered to.

The PC were satisfied with the Memorial Hall’s response and pointed out that even though they had received comments of concern from a number of residents of Foxhole Lane, they had also received many comments of praise, towards the Memorial Hall Committee for the improvements they had carried out.

Agreed – Mr Ayres against


6.1 Footpaths.

The tree that had fallen across the Slips, has been removed.

Mr Lobb has cordoned off the sloping area of the Slips.

The Slips landowner to be thanked for maintaining the path.


6.2 Beach.

Noting to report

6.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report

 6.4 Public Convenience

The Clerk to follow up the enquiry with the PC’s insurance company, regarding the SWW billing.


 The wallgate units have had their annual pat test and an Electrical Installation Condition Report has been received with the condition as good.


 County Councillor Mustoe to request a plumbing plan of the toilets, from Cornwall Council.



 7.1 Planning – Pre-Application Protocol

In reference to the pre application protocol agreements that the PC have recently signed and returned to Customer Relations it was confirmed that the PC are happy for their details to be published online.


 7.2 Local Government Boundary Commission – Electoral Review of Cornwall Council

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has today formally commenced an electoral review in Cornwall Council. The Boundary Commission seek the PC’s views on the number of councillors for Cornwall Council. The electoral review will decide four things: Total number of councillors elected to the council, boundaries of all electoral divisions represented by councillors, number of councillors elected to each division, the name of each division.

The PC responded that they would like to stay as one Parish with one representative.


7.3 Resident – Church Street

A resident of Chute Lane has reported to CC that large vehicles travel down Church Street, damaging signs and walls. Recently an Articulated lorry got stuck for over 2 hours. The resident repaired the sign that was damaged, as it was left with a dangerous edge. The resident feels the situation is becoming worse, with larger vehicles in the street on a more regular basis.

To be reported to Highways


7.4 Homeowner – Step Cottage

A homeowner reported that recent work has taken place to the exterior of Step Cottage in Church Street, to add black wrought iron railings and various wood and metal handrails to its frontage. He understands that Step Cottage is Grade 2* Listed and is unaware of any planning applications to allow this work to be carried out.

The PC felt it not to be their consideration and if he wanted to take this further he would need to report directly to Cornwall Council Planning Enforcement.


7.5 Eden Project – Inflatable

Eden Project would like to display a 30ft inflatable spaceman near to, or preferably, on beaches around the county during August.

The PC felt that Gorran Haven would be too small, for such a project.


7.6 County Councillor Mustoe – Ismeer

County Councilor Mustoe passed on the recent news regarding the ex-manager, of Ismeer care home.


7.7 Cornwall Council – Safer Route to School

Cornwall Council has issued a Purchase Order to replace the stock fencing between the Safer Route to School and County Farms property. It was confirmed that works had begun.

County Councillor Mustoe to request for this route to be trimmed.


7.8 Visitor – Dogs on the beach

A Visitor asked the PC why the dog on a lead regulation is not enforced as he had a most unpleasant visit to the beach because of the large number of dogs running off leads. Having paid £4 for car parking he had a reasonable expectation to spend a couple of hours on the beach without being harassed by uncontrolled dogs, and requests a refund and intends to take his custom elsewhere and asks; How many tickets have the PC issued?
He states that the PC has the power to seek an IPNA (injunction to prevent nuisance and annoyance) Once issued and posted any dog owner who ignores the order can be arrested without further warning. This is exactly the reason for the IPNA legislation.

The PC do not have the man power to enforce these rules and rely on visitors to adhere to the rules to make visiting the beach a pleasant experience for everyone.


7.9 Cornwall Council – 2017 Off-Street Consolidation Order

Consultation is taking place because CC is proposing to consolidate all of its current Off-street Parking Orders, into one document and make some minor alterations to car park operations. Any comments to be received by 26th July.


7.10 Street Works – Gorran Haven Intention Notice

Canton Street will be closed for the Street Market on 29th July 8.30am – 4pm.



Communities and Devolution News Bulletin, CALC June Newsletter, Weekly Bathing Water Results, Neighbourhood planning E- Bulletin June.

Further Correspondence

Garages – Rice Lane

Residents have raised concerns, regarding recent works that have taken place, on the garages, at the bottom of Rice Lane and Lamledra Hill.

To be reported to Planning Enforcement.


Visitor – Memorial Bench

A visitor and her family would like to place a memorial bench somewhere in Gorran Haven in in memory of her father.

There is no longer any room on the Plat benches. A suggestion of a replacement bench between the Chapel and the hairdressers to be made and to suggest that the Coast Path Café could be contacted regarding their benches.



PA17/05637: Mr & Mrs A Simms, 28 Perhaver Park Extension including roof lantern and decking.

Full Application


 PA17/05825: Mr & Mrs Sampson, Mount Pleasant House Two storey side extension and associated works.

Full Application


 PA17/05448: Mr and Mrs Hargraves, Cove Cottage, Chute Lane. Vertical slate hanging to east and west gable ends; slate hanging around one dormer window.

Full Application


Cornwall Council Planning decisions

 PA17/02811: Mr and Mrs Geof Hayhurst, Benhurden.                                   Approved

PA17/03343: Mr and Mrs David Clough, 25 Perhaver Way                            Approved

PA17/01034: Mrs Joanne Chadwick, 23 Trelispen Park                                 Approved

PA17/04615: Mr and Mrs P Kerkin, Wagtails                                                   Approved


                                               PAYMENTS                               RECEIPTS       

Cornwall Council         Non domestic rates £52.00

British Gas                  Electricity Charge     £43.15

Gorran Football Club                        Grant £100.00

Gorran & Mevagissey Cubs              Grant £100.00

St Goran Cricket Club                    Grant   £100.00

Memorial Hall                                 Grant   £100.00

St Goran Rowing Club                   Grant   £100.00

Gorran School PTA                         Grant   £100.00

Kids Cornwall                                    Grant   £60.00

Gorran Pre-School                           Grant   £100.00

Gorran Rainbows                             Grant   £100.00

St Goran PCC                                  Grant   £300.00

St Goran Playing Field Trust             Grant   £100.00

1st Mevagissey Guides                    Grant   £100.00

Old School Rooms Committee            Grant £50.00

Mr S Spence Grass cutting & maintenance £360.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary            £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses            £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases             £5.80

AJH Services         Toilet Cleaning                £354.56

FLEET             Defibrillator Cabinet                £310.00

Biffa Environmental Waste Collection beach    £92.28

CF Lobb                  Footpath Stakes              £29.60

                                                      TOTAL £3,486.34                    TOTAL NIL

All the Bills for May have been paid. Agree to pay the bills for June. The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget.


The bank reconciliation dated 20th June 2017 was verified by Dr Dunne.


It was resolved to transfer £3,000 from the development fund and £3,000 from the Parish Council fund into the current account.


  1. Headstone Installation – Request.

Dyer Memorials were granted permission to install a headstone in the Cemetery.


  1. HSBC Account – Cash Deposit Card

The Clerk to apply for a cash deposit account card, to allow her to pay the toilet money into the bank account via the Post Office. The Clerk will be the card holder.


  1. Parish Problems


At Trelispen, refuse is left out overnight in bin bags for collection on a Friday morning. The refuse is strewn over the road, from wild animals getting into the bags.

The Clerk to contact the landlord.


 The white lines outside the Barley Sheaf have worn away.

Report to Highways


 The Clerk to request residents not to park in the layby next to Gorran Green.


The meeting closed at 9pm.








MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 1st June 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr C F Lobb in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, G Husband, Lobb, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart and one members of the public.

In the absence of Mr Grose, and Dr Dunne, Mr Lobb was nominated and duly elected as Chairman for the meeting.


Messrs Grose, Bunney, Dr Dunne and County Councillor Mustoe.


Ms Lobb – Gorran Green.






The member of the public asked if the old cast Iron footpath signs had been replaced. The PC explained they had simply been repainted by their maintenance contractor.

The PC Then went into the formal session.


The minutes were Agreed


 5.1 Gorran Haven Defibrillator

FLEET will now be buying the defibrillators and cabinets from ‘Duchy Defibrillators’ at a lower cost of £2,500 for the package and a lower monitoring fee of £160 per year. Duchy Defibrillators will invoice the PC for the balance after using the funds that Mr Lobb had raised.

Mr Lobb informed the meeting that FLEET thought it may be possible to install the Defibrillator that is already installed at Cakebreads, into a cabinet, which was hoped to significantly reduce the cost.

The Clerk to confirm this with FLEET. Agreed

5.2 Telephone box – The Triangle

Mr Lobb reported that he would look at the closer on the door, as it doesn’t work effectively.

The PC thought it would be a good idea to use the phone box as a tourist information centre.

This item was then adjourned to the July meeting, to allow all members of the PC to make this decision. Agreed

 5.3 Gorran Green

Mrs Bayliss reported that only a few of the team have refused to put up the lights this year and she is sure there are plenty of others, including herself on the Lights Committee to carry out the task. She assured the PC that there will be lights this year. Noted

Jamie Trounce Quoted for the infilling at the back of the Green. £650 to carry out works including a temporary bridge across stream, plus £30/tn top soil, estimate £600, plus the Clerks subsoil.

The Clerk to enquire with Caerhayes Estate and Heligan if they would be willing to donate any shrubs. Agreed

The decision to infill the back of the Green was delayed until the next meeting. Agreed

5.4 The Slips – Site Meeting

Mr Lobb and Mr Ayres attended a site meeting with the landowner. The landowner was hoping to flail the path and Mr Lobb would then peg off the area that is falling away, to encourage walkers to use the other side of the path.


6.1 Footpaths.

 Gorran Footpath

County Councillor Mustoe was sent a copy of a petition from Ian McDonald, addressed to the PC for the Gorran Footpath to be improved, following his recent fall at the bottom of the path, which resulted in him sustaining serious injuries. County Councillor Mustoe had passed this onto Highways and asked the PC if they could suggest any improvements to the path.

The PC thought the incline at the bottom could be reduced or steps could be installed on one side leaving the other side sloped with a handrail in the middle. Agreed

Horse riders have been witnessed using this path, as a bridle way.

The PC to place a notice in the Parish Magazine, to discourage such use of the path. Agreed

Quilver Close

A resident asked the PC to raise their concern with CC that the public footpath between the two parts of Quilver Close has a lot of moss on it, which presents a slipping hazard. They have strimmed the weeds themselves, but the moss requires attention as well as the hedge lower down. The two storm drains at the top of the path have not been cleared for at least two years and are now full of leaf mould and debris, despite their efforts to clear them. They have previously reported this to CC and were informed they would be inspected. To the best of their knowledge this has not happened or if they have been inspected, no action has been taken.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

The LMP contractor to be asked to begin strimming the footpath stiles, as they are becoming overgrown. Agreed

6.2 Beach.

The seaweed has now been washed away by the tide Noted

The Drains and Coastal Defence Officer recently visited the beach and reported to Mr Lobb that, they would carry out any necessary works after the summer season prior to the storm season. This would include repairs to the plat wall and build a retaining wall around the concrete to the right of the slipway, to try and prevent the sand being washed away underneath it, causing a trip and possible trap hazard. Noted

 The PC to ask County Councillor Mustoe to assist in the issue of water running down the slipway, on the left hand side and causing a slip hazard. Agreed

6.3 General Purposes

CC Mustoe to be asked to request CC, to cut back the old graveyard. Agreed

 6.4 Public Convenience

It was confirmed that there is a water meter for the toilets and that the reading on the invoice is correct. Noted    

The water flow for the urinal needs to increase.

Cormac to be requested to increase the water flow. Agreed

 The maintenance Contractor is to fix the leaking toilet in the gents. Agreed


 7.1 PCSO Dingle – PCSO Summer cuts

Police Community Support Officers will be cut by more than half in the next 3 years. As a result, communities will not see a Policing presence, as often as they do now. Devon and Cornwall Police have come up with a new role of a Police Community Investigation Officer, to help reduce the demand on frontline response officers. As of Monday, 15th May 2017, PCSO Dingle will be seconded from her current role as PCSO to a PCIO for 3 months until September. For now, the existing 4 PCSO’s for St Austell Police Station will be covering all areas of St Austell, including Gorran areas. Noted

7.2 Environmental Monitoring Office – Bathing Water quality at Gorran Haven

A particularly high result was picked up at Gorran Haven, Little Perhaver designated bathing water last week, on 16th May which puts the bathing water at risk of a deterioration in compliance, if further elevated results are experienced this season. As beach controller for this bathing water the PC are responsible for any bathing water signing required. The PC were asked to decide whether to place warning signs at the beach, when there is a Pollution Risk Forecast warning of reduced water quality. Doing so would reduce the risk of a deterioration in bathing water quality classification, as any high results picked up during a PRF warning would be eligible to be disregarded for compliance calculation purposes.

The PC resolved not to put up warning signs as they felt they would not be taken notice of and they did not have the resources to follow such a programme. Agreed

7.3 Cornwall Council – Planning Consultation

Cornwall Council will be consulting on Planning Policy and Planning Guidance documents from 12th June 2017. Noted


Communities and Devolution News Bulletin, CALC Weekly News Roundup, Steve Double MP, May 17 Planning Newsletter, Weekly Bathing Water Results.

Further Correspondence

Steve Double – Setting the Record Straight on School Funding

One issue that is making the news at the moment is around school funding, and particularly the decision by the Cornwall Association of Secondary Heads (CASH) to send a letter to parents of children at their schools regarding school funding. Noted

Parishioner – Vault Beach

A parishioner has complained about the nudist far end of Vault whilst walking along the beach besides encountering about six nude men, two were openly having sex. They rang the police and pointed out that next week is half term with a lot of children expected on the beach.

As Vault is a privately owned beach the PC do not have any jurisdiction over the area and were of the opinion that the Parishioner did all that was possible, by reporting the matter to the Police. Agreed

Resident – Memorial Bench

A family would like to install a memorial bench along the footpath running below the Gruda or the Footpath running between Gorran Haven and Chapel Point.

The PC recommended along the path between Gorran Haven and Chapel Point and that the family would need to seek permission from the landowner. Agreed

Seaview International – Planning

Seaview International asked for the support of the PC for a further planning application, that they are hoping to submit in the next few weeks. The plan is to be able to add to the permission granted for 14 holiday lodges in late 2015 by a further change of use of some more of the touring & camping pitches to holiday lodges. As part of the pre-application process, they invited the PC to a site visit.

The PC felt it unnecessary and would form their opinion once the application had been received. They were also concerned that touring caravans were being discouraged. Agreed

Gorran Haven Harbour Trust – Gorran Haven Gala Day 2017

Permission was granted for The Harbour Trust to use the beach for their Gala Day on, Tuesday 8th August. Agreed

Website – Unratified minutes

It was resolved that Mr Oliver will put the unratified minutes on the Gorran Haven website and then replace them with the ratified minutes. Agreed


PA17/04434: Jason Trewinnard, Nurture Green, Willowmead, Rice Lane. Works to trees covered by a tree preservation order.

Tree Preservation Order Support

PA17/04615: Mr and Mrs P Kerkin, Wagtails Barn, Gorran. Construction of Studio/Office within grounds of Wagtail Barn.

Full Application Support

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

No planning decisions were received.


 PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

South West WaterChg 2013–17    £14,380.28    Heligan Gardens Tourist Brochure £30.00

Cornwall Council Non domestic rates £52.00   General Public Toilet donation        £166.35

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary    £422.24     Rowing Club Toilet donation             £20.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £60.25

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £.98

Mr S Spence Grasscutting and Maintenance £315

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning             £354.56

Parish Magazine annual Subscription   £12.60

                                              TOTAL £15,608.37                             TOTAL £216.35

All the Bills for May have been paid. Agreed to pay the bills for June. The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Agreed

It was resolved to transfer £8,000 from the Development Fund into the Current Account. Agreed

  1. Grants.

Grants were awarded as follows

Gorran FC                                                       £100

Gorran & Mevagissey Cubs                            £100

Goran Cricket Club                                          £100

Gorran Haven Memorial Hall                            £100

St Goran Rowing Club                                    £100

Gorran School – PTA                                      £100

Kids Cornwall                                                  £60

St Goran Playingfield Trust                             £100

Gorran Pre-school                                          £100

Gorran Rainbows                                           £100

St Goran PCC – Magazine                              £300

Mevagissey Guide Unit                                   £100

The Old School Rooms                                    £50


  1. Parish Problems

 The Clerk to pass on complaints to the Highlanes Chapel owner, regarding parking.Agreed

 The Clerk to confirm with the Memorial Hall Committee that parking will conform with their planning permission. This follows recent works that have been carried out, to extend the car park and residents raising concerns, regarding increased traffic flow along Foxhole Lane. Agreed

 Mrs Hart reported that the stile along Bodrugan straight is overgrown. This will be trimmed once the LMP contractor begins these works. Agreed

 Highways to be requested to repaint the Parishes road signs and mile markers. Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9.15pm.

MAY 2017

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 11th May 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, LG Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb County Councillor Mustoe, Community Link Officer Helen Nicholson and six members of the public.










The Clerk invited nominations for Chairman. Mr Bunney nominated Mr Grose. This was seconded by all Councillors and unanimously Agreed. Mr Grose accepted and took the Chair.

The Clerk invited nominations for Vice Chairman. Mr Bunney nominated Dr Dunne. This was seconded by Mr Bulled and Ms Lobb and unanimously Agreed.

The Chairman then proposed that, in the absence of any proposal to the contrary, the Parish Transport Representative and The Committees be represented as the previous year. Agreed.


Due to only 9 members returning as elected Councillors, one seat had become available. Co-option notices were displayed prior to this meeting and a secret ballot was due to be held at the end of the meeting, to co-opt on one of the candidates, that were in attendance.


Mr Hayhurst of Benhurden asked the PC if they had received any further correspondence from Cornwall Planning, following the planning officer’s recommendation to refuse his planning application. The PC had not received any further communication and confirmed they still support the application.

Mrs Nicholson, Cornwall Council’s Community Link Officer introduced herself and asked if members of the PC would attend the next Community Network Meeting, on 14th June to share experiences with other PC’s. Mr Bunney agreed to attend the meeting.

The PC then went into the formal session.


The minutes were Agreed.


 7.1 The Slips

The Landowner inspected the slips footpath and it is the same as last year when the PC contacted them regarding the path’s erosion. They feel that there is nothing they can do about the natural erosion, that has happened to the edge of the path, other than re locating the path further in, away from the edge for which there is plenty of room, and suggest a site meeting to discuss any other possible solutions.

The Clerk to arrange a site meeting


7.2 Gorran Green

The Christmas Lights Committee thanked the PC for letting them know that the holly tree is to be moved, to a more suitable position.

However; they remain very disappointed that the PC chose a holly tree over the conifer which they had agreed to, and ignored their offer of a donation to enable a decent size tree to be purchased. A few of them will not be putting up the lights on the Gorran tree this year, as they are so annoyed about the way the whole thing was handled. They have over £600-worth of lights and nowhere to put them.

The PC felt they had approached the matter in the correct manner and had given members of the public enough opportunity to share their opinions.

The PC to the respond to the Christmas Lights Committee that the PC or other members of the Committee, would put up the lights this year. Agreed

Cornwall Planning had been made aware of concerns in the locality regarding the removal of the tree on the Green, which they would not normally associate the PC with the loss of features of public amenity, without good reason, but this council should react to public concern and in particular consider whether the remaining trees are under threat. They were satisfied once the Clerk had informed them that Gorran Green is owned by the PC and that the tree was removed following consultation with the public, that it was discussed at many meetings and that it was replaced it with a holly tree Noted

 The Old School Rooms Committee intend to make use of Gorran Green as a public amenity for future events and had already successfully used the Green to host an Easter egg hunt. As the Green is owned by the PC it is covered by their public liability insurance. Noted

The stump to be removed by Jamie Trounce at a cost of £120. Agreed

 It was suggested that the rough piece of land at the back of the Green could be built up to provide extra space on the Green. Enquiries with Jamie Trounce to be made. Agreed

 The Maintenance Contractor to be requested to sow grass seed on the bare ground near the phone box, to bind it together. Agreed

 7.3 Parish Website

Keith Oliver is happy to put the PC minutes on his village website. As the PC are not required to have their own website it was resolved to use the village website for this need. Agreed


8.1 Footpaths.

Treveor to Rescassa is overgrown and becoming impassable.

To be reported to the landowner.  Agreed

The Maintenance Contractor to be asked to remove branches that are obscuring the footpath sign at the bottom of Cotna Lane. Agreed

The byway from Tregerrick to Polsue is almost impassable.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

8.2 Beach.

The Seaweed on the beach to be monitored. Agreed

8.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report.

 8.4 Public Convenience

The PC received an invoice from South West Water for £14,149.73 including VAT for water and sewage supply between April 2013 until April 2017.

The PC resolved to contest the charge, as the first invoice dates back 4 years and should have been received by the PC prior to April 2017. Copies of all interim invoices had been requested by the Clerk, dating back to April 2013 together with all meter readings.

VAT will not be charged on future invoices, but the PC to claim back any VAT charged on historic invoices, once the charge has been agreed between the PC and SWW. Agreed

British Gas price plan. The PC’s current fixed price energy plan ends on 30th June 2017. The follow options are –

1 year fixed Standing Charge = 29.98p          Unit Charge = £16.18p

2 year fixed Standing charge = 30.86p          Unit charge = 16.65p

3 year fixed standing charge = 31.73p           Unit charge = 17.12p

Variable plan standing chrg = 43.46p             Unit charge = 23.46p

Current prices standing chrg = 26.60p           Unit charge = 16.98p

The Clerk to carry out a price comparison survey. Agreed

Charles Wellington has donated £100 Noted

 Many compliments have been received from the public, regarding the upkeep of the toilet. The volunteers were thanked and praise to be passed on to the Cleaning Contractor for all her hard work. Agreed


 9.1 Simon Birch Dance – Performance on the Beach

The PC granted permission for the Shoreline project to perform on the beach on 6th and 7th of July. The PC to confirm the project is insured, request a donation towards the running of the toilets and to inform them of the area that is owned by GHHFS. Agreed

 9.2 Environment Agency – Changes to Bathing Waters Sampling Frequency 2017

The EA are carrying out a review of how they monitor and analyse different areas of their work and have looked at how often they sample bathing waters, which takes part at every bathing water from May to September. They combine the samples at the end of the season to give each bathing water a classification – either Excellent, Good, Sufficient of Poor. Historically they have taken 20 samples a season at all designated bathing waters and at some bathing waters the quality is so consistent that less than 20 samples are enough to determine a robust classification.  For this bathing water season, the number of samples taken at each bathing water will now be either 5, 10, 15 or 20.  Gorran Haven will be kept to 20 samples and Vault 5 samples for the season. Noted

9.3 Cornwall Council – Bulk Order Road Closures 2016/17 – Surfacing Dressing Works List of roads for surfacing dressing.

Polsue to Kestle, Penvergate to Polsue Farm (Bennetts), Boswinger to Hemmick Cottage, Hemmick Cottage to Penare, Lamledra Hill, North Penare Farm to Lamledra Hill (The Gruda),Trewollock Lane and Polsue Farm to Bodrugan Highway. Noted

9.4 Channel 4 – Village of the Year

This summer, Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine a winner, with a £10,000 prize for the village up for grabs.  All of the details on the show and “How to apply” are on their website Noted

9.5 Cornwall Council Planning – Pre-Application Community Engagement

The Planning & Sustainable Development Service has started a new initiative offered as part of its pre-application service on a differing range of application types. The aim is to bring together the community, the Local Member(s) and developers in order to start the Community Engagement process at the earliest possible stage. A planning case officer will advise applicants and developers on the most appropriate form of community engagement for a proposal; this advice will form part of all pre-application discussions from May 2017. This will help to identify issues so that any subsequent planning application is processed more quickly and the determination process is smoother. One of those options recommended by case officers to applicants will be to work with the Local Council to facilitate an event for local residents. It’s noted that Local Councils may deal with pre-application enquiries and approaches from developers for assistance with community engagement how they wish.  Developers and applicants are being advised that details of how an individual town or parish council deals with pre-application enquiries should be published on that Local Council’s website or noticeboard. Please note that planning case officers will continue to advise developers to liaise with the Local Council regardless of which option (formal or informal) for community engagement that the planning case officer recommends, to ensure that Local Councils are involved.
If you’ve not already had a look at the Cornwall pre-app protocol for Local Councils, it may be a good time to do so, with the enhanced process starting that will encourage developers and applicants to liaise with Local Councils and local residents on pre-app enquiries for the whole range of development proposals.
Full details of the options that may be suggested to applicants/agents for engaging with local communities, together with Frequently Asked Questions, can be found in the Pre-application Community Engagement guidance note.
The PC’s Planning Protocol to be published on the website. Agreed


Communities and Devolution News Bulletin, CALC Weekly News Roundup, April & May update and local elections e-news from Steve Double MP, April 17 Planning Newsletter.

Further Correspondence

Cornwall Council – Planning Induction Training Events

Upcoming Planning Induction Training Events are due to take place in Cambourne 6th June and Bodmin 14th June. Noted

 PCSO – Monthly Crime Report

1 burglary, 1 criminal damage and 1 theft from a motor vehicle

 Biffa – Rubbish Collection from the beach

CC will no longer fund waste collection from the PC’s bins on the beach. Biffa intend to give the PC a quote for the collection of waste only. 9 bins are emptied on average once a day between Whitsun and the beginning of the Summer holidays and then emptied twice a day until the end of the holidays.

The Clerk to request quotes from other service providers. Agreed


PA17/01034: Mrs Joanne Chadwick, 23 Trelispen Park. Proposed garden room to replace previously demolished old chalet.

Support – Abstain – Mr Lobb, Mr Bulled, Mr Ayres, Mr White and Ms Lobb.

PA17/03343: Mr and Mrs David Clough, 25 Perhaver Way. Non material amendment following grant of planning permission PA16/09490. Amendment sought- Change to South elevation

Non Material Amendment.

Support – Mr Grose declared an interest and abstained from the vote.

PA17/03313: Mr and Mrs Richard Holmes, Clovelly, Rice Lane. Proposed dwelling on land adjacent to Clovelly.

Full Application

One objection on-line.

Objection – The PC do not oppose development on the site, but are of the opinion the size and form are unsuitable. The scale of the proposal would be overdevelopment of the site.

 PA17/03246 – Mrs Debbie Cox, Assentech Sales Ltd, Mount Pleasant Farm. Change of use from agricultural building to office and storage to enable business growth and dependency (retrospective)

Change of Use

Support – Mr White abstained.

Planning Decision – Benhurden

Following careful consideration of all the material planning considerations, Cornwall Planning felt it appropriate to recommend refusal of the application and gave the PC 5 day protocol notice.

The PC agreed to disagree. Agreed

10.1 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

 PA17/01526: Mr and Mrs Louise Vercoe, Cross Close. Extension and alterations. Approved

 PA17/01637: Mr and Mrs Gordon James,35 Trelispen Park Drive. Single storey extension.


 PA17/02621: Mr Richard Enos, Treveague House, Foxhole Lane. Works to fell 2 x Cypress trees

Decided not to make a TPO

PA17/01749: Mr and Mrs D Cole, Windrush, Cliff Road. Proposed rear ensuite and first floor kitchen, study and shower room extension.


 PA17/01063: Mr Jason Trewinnard, Nurture Green, The Withys, Rice Lane. Works to cover trees covered by a TPO.



 PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

British Gas Electricty Chrge       £42.42     Lobbs Farm Shop Tourist Brochure £30.00

Cornwall Council Rates Burial   £52.00     Seaview         Tourist Brochure       £60.00

Aon UK Ltd   Insurance             £549.29   Cornwall Council 1st 1/2 Precept £8944.17

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning     £709.12   Public Toilet box donations                 £419.07

Mr Spence   Grasscutting         £560.00 Mrs Walsh Toilet donation               £100.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary £433.29 Mr Wellington Toilet donation         £100.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £26.24

Gael Force Marine Buoys               £36.58

CALC Annual Subs                         £400.77

Mr Meramveliotakis Reimburse paint £39.60

St Austell Trophies Plaque             £39.50

TOTAL £1,735.86                               TOTAL £13,467.54                                                 

All the Bills for March have been paid. Agreed to pay the bills for April. The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget.


  1. Accounts: Year Ending 31st March 2017

The Clerk reported the accounts to the PC, that had been audited by Mrs J Ringrose with all obligations being met. The PC agreed the a) Governance Statement and the b) accounting statements.

The Annual Return form was then completed and signed by the Clerk and Chairman on behalf of the P.C.


  1. Parish Insurance Review

The Parish Insurance was reviewed and agreed that the cover was adequate to the PC’s needs.


 14. Parish Problems

 The Clerk to report a water leak at Treveor Cott to SWW. Agreed

Mr Lobb was asked if there would be any possibility of disabled parking bays being installed at Canton. The PC felt this would not improve the situation as disabled badge holders are allowed to park on the yellow lines.

The Clerk to request the traffic warden to visit the area. Agreed

 The PC resolved to donate the amount required to cover the shortfall towards the Gorran Haven defibrillator, as they had done so for Gorran. Currently Mr Lobb has raised £1,177.50. Agreed

 The plaque on the seat on the platt has been installed. Noted

 The Phone box on the Triangle will be placed on the June Agenda. Agreed

  1. Co-option of Councillor

There were four candidates that had applied for the position. One candidate decided to withdrawal at the meeting. The three remaining candidates introduced themselves and gave a brief explanation to why they would like to take up the position.

A secret ballot was held.

Mrs Amanda Hart held the majority of votes and became the new Parish Councillor. All candidates were thanked and Mrs Hart was welcomed on to the Parish Council.

The meeting closed at 9.25pm.

APRIL 2017

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 6th April 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, LG Husband, G Husband, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb County Councillor Mustoe, three members of Naver Properties and five members of the public.


Mr Lobb and Mr White








Naver Properties updated the meeting with their plans for their proposed affordable housing scheme. Their most recent and near final plans were presented to the PC and members of the public. The cladding will now be natural hung slate, opposed to Naver’s original plans of ship lap cladding, as they had taken onboard the PC’s opinion that, ship lap cladding, was not appropriate for the area. Prices are yet to be calculated, but will be 20% below typical open market value, for the area. Under the 106 Agreement the shared ownership properties can be owned by the homeowner up to 80% of the property value and these properties will be held for local people in perpetuity.

The pumping station for the site will be underground, with the exception of a kiosk; therefore, creating minimum noise. Naver Properties are expecting to submit their full planning application, at the end of April.

Naver Properties were thanked for their time and they then left the meeting, along with the landowner.

A member of the public spoke regarding his upcoming planning application, at Benhurden in Gorran. He explained that an application had previously been refused by Cornwall Council and he hoped that this new application had addressed the reasons for refusal.

A member of the public asked the PC their opinion of her setting up a Middle Eastern street food business, in the village. The PC felt it was not in their remit to advise. County Councillor Mustoe offered to send her the relevant information for setting up this type of business.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

It was Agreed to move planning forward on the Agenda.


PA17/02811: Mr & Mrs Geoff Hayhurst, Benhurden Farm Gorran.

Demolition of existing garage, workshop and outbuilding and construction of two storey extension and detached garage and store.

Full Application

Support – Mr Bulled, Mr G Husband and Mr LG Husband, abstained.

PA17/02621: Mr Richard Enos, Treveague House, Foxhole Lane.

Works to fell 2 x Cypress trees with in a conservation area.

Tree Preservation Order


 PA17/02575: Mr Brian Sharples, Wishing Well, Gorran

Proposed extension to garden store

Full Application


 8.1 Cornwall Council planning decisions

PA17/01637: Mr and Mrs Gordon James, 35 Trelispen Park Drive                 Approved

PA17/01063: Mr Jason Trewinnard, The Withys, Rice Lane                          Approved


The minutes were Agreed


5.1 Assets of Community Value

The PC resolved to list the Parishes Assets of Community Value, instead of registering them with CC. The list is as follows:

Gorran Cricket Club, Gorran School, Gorran Green, Gorran Old School Rooms, Gorran CLT Flats, Gorran Church, The Barley Sheaf, Gorran Shop, Dodman Watch House, Playing Field and Community Rooms, Gorran Haven Triangle, The Llawnroc, Car Park and Gig Shed, Haven Café and Beach Comber, The Chop Shop, St Just Church, Gorran Haven Toilets, Haven Church, Cakebreads, Gorran Haven Snooker Club, The Lime Kiln, Doctors Surgery, Coast Path Café, Memorial Village Hall, The Quay, Big Cellars, Mermaid Café and Harbours Reach.


5.2 Gorran Green

Jamie Trounce to be asked to remove the stump and infill the ground. A maximum limit of £200 was set. If quote is above limit it, is to be discussed at the next meeting.

Ms Lobb declared an interested.

The PC had been advised that the crown of Horse Chestnut needs raising, in the Winter.

The Holly Tree to be moved, so it is 2 meters away from the fence.

A letter to be sent to the Christmas Tree Committee thanking them for all their assistance and that it is hoped they will put up the lights next Christmas.


5.3 Rattle Street Cobbles – Western Power

Following County Councillor Mustoe’s enquiry, WPD confirmed they were already aware of the reinstatement issue of the cobble stones in Rattle Street, and met their excavation and reinstatement contractor at the beginning of March. They have now been reinstated.


The Clerk to report to Highways that the cobbles at the Church Street end of Rattle Street are slippery.


5.4 Treninnick Crossroads Flooding

Cormac brought forward programmed works to investigate the flooding concerns, at Treninnick Crossroads.


5.5 Affordable Housing

A member of the public had written to the PC expressing their concerns, regarding the proposed affordable housing scheme, at Meadow Side in Gorran.

The PC to reply that they are unable to pass comment, until the full application had been received and that the member of the public could then pass any objections onto Cornwall Council or the PC, at that point.



6.1 Footpaths.

Areas of the slips are becoming difficult to walk, as part of the path slopes adversley. The landowner to be asked to look at the path.


Footpath No 7 running around Flower Patch in Gorran is overgrown and slippery. The LMP Contractor to be asked to trim back.

The Countryside Ranger to be requested to replace a missing footpath sign on the footpath from Boswinger to Hemmick.


 6.2 Beach.

The concrete running at the bottom of the Plat wall, has become detached.

County Councillor Mustoe to report to the appropriate department.


6.3 General Purposes

The Cemetery is looking beautiful, with the primroses growing in the grass.


 6.4 Public Convenience

The Kayak Contractor agreed to donate towards the toilets, at the end of the season.


 Mrs Walsh, a regular visitor donated £100 towards the toilets.

A thankyou letter to be sent.



 7.1 Cornwall Council – Code of Conduct Training

Code of Conduct training will be available at St Austell One Stop Shop on 11th September 2017.


7.2 Civic Voice – The Housing White Paper

The Government have released the Housing White Paper as a document to start the discussion over how the nation will tackle the housing crises. It sets out a broad range of reforms that the government plans to introduce to help reform the housing market and increase the supply of new homes. The Housing White Paper can be viewed at:
To help provide a voice for the nation, Civic Voice and the APPG for Civic Societies are seeking town and parish council’s views on various issues including and have developed a survey which will allow the PC to have their say.


7.3 North Coast Cluster Group of Town & Parish Councils – Lack of Increase to LMP

There is now confirmation that the 10% one-off uplift for these LMPs is to remain for this year. The argument taken by the Cluster Group has been that the initial rate of ten years ago should have at least taken note of the annual increases of the National Minimum Wage, and now this reply would seem to be missing the point again. The National Minimum Wage increases again this year, and the 10% offered is from last year! It would seem to be over to CALC now. Hopefully, if CALC is willing to take up the consultation, they will be able to reflect the concerns of all the Cornwall Councils involved, and ensure future annual agreements include an element of inflation for minimum wage etc.


 7.4 Cornwall Council – Road Closure Notice

South West Water have requested to close Church Street, Gorran Haven between 24th to 28th April 2017 (24 hours) to carryout works to their apparatus


7.5 Councillor Macolm Harris – Planning Petition

Cornwall Councillor for St Mewan, with the backing of, and at the request of a number of pressure groups and hundreds of members of the public, has launched a petition campaign ‘Demand a ‘Fit-For-Purpose’ Cornwall Planning Policy…’ please see link


7.6 Newsletters

Rural Network Services Weekly News Digest, CALC Weekly News Roundup, March Update from Steve Double, Communities and Devolution November Newsletter, Cornwall 4 Change Newsletter, Neighbourhood Planning March Update.


 Further Correspondence

 PCSO – Crime Report

Theft from a vehicle of goods worth over £1,000.


South West Water – Beach Visitor Surveys

South West Water are conducting visitor surveys at beaches in the South West of England, including Gorran Haven & Little Perhaver, as part of their engagement with customers to inform their business planning processes. They are planning to carry out interviews at up to 20 designated bathing waters and will interview 2,000 beach users. They will be trialling the survey at six sites during the Easter holiday period from 10th to 17th April 2017. This will help them better understand visitors uses of beaches and their views on maintaining and improving the status of bathing waters.


Electoral Services – State of Persons Nominated for Unitary Town & Parish Elections 4th May and Uncontested Election Notice

Mr Ayres, Mr Bulled, Mr Bunney, Mrs Dunne, Mr Lobb, Mrs Lobb, Mr Grose, Mr G Husband, and Mr White.

As there are not sufficient candidates for the number of seats on the PC, leaving one seat unfilled. The PC are therefore to engage in the Co-option process.




Cornwall Council Non Domestic Rates          £51.35

SAPC     Tourist Brochure                           £417.84

Reimburse Mrs Dunne Holly Tree                £199.20

Mr S Spence Grasscutting & Maintenance £664.00

Mrs J Ringrose       Internal Audit                 £50.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary           £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses           £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases          £41.44

Biffa Environmental Bin Emptying chg        £474.24

–                                                  TOTAL £2,391.02                              


Quiz Night Toilet Fund                               £700.00

House by the Beach Toilet fund                £200.00

Mrs Phillips   Memorial Plaque                   £80.00

Seaview Toilet Adverts                           £2000.00

Mr Hill Tourist Brochure                             £30.00

Tregarton Campsite Brochure                   £30.00

Mr Dadda Tourist Brochure                       £30.00

HSBC Interest                                             £1.11

Ocean Sports Tourist Brochure                 £30.00

Trelispen Campsite Borchure                    £30.00

                                               TOTAL £3,131.11

All the Bills for February have been paid. Agreed to pay the bills for March. The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. The Bank Reconciliation was verified.


  1. LMP Agreement 2017

The grant to be awarded for 2017 is the lower of £868.66, or 100% of costs.

The grant awarded last year was £869 and the actual cost was £680.

The PC resolved the accept the 2017 LMP grant.


  1. Non Domestic Rates 2017/18

Charge for Public Convenience     £1,118.40

Small Business Rate Relief           -£1,118.40

Net                                                  NIL

Charge for Burial Ground               £279.60

4 Direct Debits between April – July inclusive


  1. Parish Council Website

The PC website has been kindly maintained for many years by, Mr John Whatty (senior). Someone else is required to take on the website. Mr Lobb to be asked to maintain the website for the future, otherwise to be asked to seek a member of the public to carry out this work, on behalf of the PC.


 Parish Problems

 The replacement separation buoys are being sourced.


 The maintenance contractor to be asked to clean up and plant out the large planters near the Chapel on Canton Street, tidy up the entrance to the ladies’ public toilet and tidy the verge between the Noticeboard and the Beachcomber on Canton Street.


 Highways to be informed that, the verge opposite the entrance to Portheast Way running up Bell Hill, has a rut running along it.


 And Finally

County Councillor Mustoe thanked the PC for their support during the year and hoped that he would be voted back on as a County Councillor in the May Elections.

Mr Grose reported that it was George Husbands last Parish Council meeting, as he had decided not to return as a Parish Councillor, this upcoming election. Mr Husband was thanked for his 30 year’s service, where he had served the Parish admirably and had been an extremely valued Councillor. During his time as a Parish Councillor he had been Vice Chair. Mr Husband will be missed as a valued member with a lot of local knowledge.

The meeting closed at 9.05pm.