Parish Council Minutes

RATIFIED MINUTES JUNE 2020

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 4th June 2020 @ a Zoom Virtual Meeting at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe, and 2 members of the public.

1/06/20 ADOPTION OF SUPPLEMENTARY STANDING ORDERS FOR REMOTE MEETINGS

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to adopt supplementary Standing Orders to meet the statutory requirements for the holding of remote meetings, and this lasts until May 7th, 2021 or the repeal of legislation whichever is the earlier.

1.1/06/20 (a) APOLOGIES

1.1/06/20 (b) CONFIRMATION ALL ARE ABLE TO HEAR THE MEETING

It was confirmed that all attendees were able to hear the meeting

1.1/06/20 (c) ROLL CALL OF ATTENDANCE

Councillors named above and 2 members of the public were in attendance

1.1/06/20 (d) & CONFIRMATION OF A QUORUM

It was confirmed that a quorum was met.

2/06/20(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Lobb, Mr Bunney, Mr White and Mr Grose 8.3/06/2020 & 8.6/06/2020

Ms Lobb PA20/01570

2/06/20(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/06/20(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/06/20(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/06/20. PUBLIC SESSION

There were no representations from members of the public

The meeting went straight into the formal session.

All members of the public were muted.

4/06/20.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  5TH MARCH 2020

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

 5/06/20 RATIFICATION OF DELEGATED DECISIONS FOR MARCH, APRIL & MAY 2020

The following delegated decisions were ratified.

Disabled toilet only open. Volunteer cleaners closed the disabled toilet

Public toilets not to be opened on 1st April.

Agreed to honour cleaning contract 2020

Emergency Plan agreed and adopted

County Councillor Mustoe’s offer to support the Community Support group accepted.

Agreed to use the PC bank account to administer donations towards COVID 19 requirements.

Donations to be used for community meals for those in need.

Agreed to use the Triangle phone box as a food bank.

Agreed to begin the restricted launching bollards scheme forward to limit the use of the beach in line with GHHT.

5.1/06/20 EMERGENCY HELP SCHEME & COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS

All the many volunteers were thanked. It has been an incredible community effort and the original help offers will continue as long as required.

It was proposed seconded and RESOLVED to

Ring fence emergency funds raised, in a separate account heading for further costs of the help scheme or for future emergencies.

Support the cessation of the meals scheme, but resurrect if further emergency and infrastructure allows

Continue emergency food hampers until 12th June or further if need arises.

Continue foodbank on Gorran Haven Triangle until July meeting.

Reopen disabled toilet only between 9am & 5pm from 5th June whilst following Government Guidelines

Remove Restricted Launching Bollards from Friday 5th June

Bollards to be reinstated from Friday 17th July as per contract. Bollards to be locked at all times.

Maintenance Contractor to mend locking equipment.

NB PARISH COUNCIL RESERVES RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO CLOSE TOILETS OR REINSERT BOLLARDS IF LOCKDOWN RETURNS OR OTHER EMERGENCY SITUATION ARISES

Community Help Scheme Report

The scheme has run for 12 weeks, with over 100 volunteers and excellent levels of fundraising. The scheme has raised over £8500. The original help scheme provided shopping, friendly phone call, picking up mail and emergency supplies. A leaflet was delivered to all occupied houses in the parish. The volunteers will continue these help initiatives through June as a minimum and will reassess at next parish council.

The help scheme provided a meals service with Gorran School, delivering over 50 meals on some days to needy people in Gorran and St.Ewe areas. This has been funded by donations and most users have donated more than the cost of the meals. This service has stopped on 29th May, as the volunteers return to work and children return to school. Hampers have also been provided for anyone who has expressed a need. This will continue until 12th June at least. We have also set up a food bank in Gorran Haven Triangle Phone Box. This will continue for June and be reassessed at every parish council

The parish council closed the public toilets, based on government guidance and volunteers’ concern re safety and ability to clean them. With updated guidance and intense cleaning, the disabled toilet could be reopened and social distancing maintained. There is a public health need for a disabled toilet, which is safer, as single use. Until COVID 19 procedures ease further the Ladies and Gents toilets can’t be reopened as social distancing and other safety procedures can’t be implemented. See proposal above to reopen disabled on 5th June.

The PC also agreed to put bollards in to prevent crowds of people coming to Gorran Haven to launch boats and to make social distancing easier. Proposal to remove bollards 5th June.

6/06/20.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

6.1/06/20 The Triangle – Bench Repair

Due to the high estimated cost to repair the bench, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to purchase a suitable replacement.

The Clerk to ask the Friends of the Triangle to chose a bench, with a budget of around £300.

6.2/06/20 Planning EN19/00938 land South of Cherrington

The Planning Officer had looked at PA15/09590 and with reference to condition 3 could not see that they have received an application to discharge the condition and therefore couldn’t advise as to whether or not an attenuation tank had been installed on the site.

MP Steve Double reported that he had received the same response.

6.3/06/20 Highways – Hedges & Drains

Prior to the Covid19 crisis the highway steward was to inspect both the hedge on Gorran Hill and the drain at Menagwins Cottage. The Land Registry seems to suggest that the land would be dedicated ‘if required’ so the Highways Manager will confirm with the Legal department and ensure that any safety cutting is organised as appropriate.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways online overgrown junctions at the School Crossroads, Milfords, Treveor and Highclere

6.4/06/20 Mevagissey Surgery

County Councillor Mustoe reported that NHS England and the CQC were involved and are addressing the issues at the Surgery.

He had concerns raised with him by patients and had met with partners of the practice in order to address those concerns. The main issue raised were the difficulties in being able to contact the surgery by phone. He had been assured that measures were being taken to improve this, which should have been in place by the start of April.

He has also had further meetings with NHS England the Care Quality Commission to plan further steps to improve the service in the surgery.

He will continue to monitor the situation as it proceeds.

Following an inspection in February The Care Quality Commission have rated Mevagissey Surgery inadequate. A copy of the report was received.

6.5/06/20 Carvinick

The Estate Service Manager notes the concern of the Parish Council.

Cornwall Council has made the decision to sell the farmhouse, although they note the Parishes concern regarding the loss of one house.

Cornwall Council is keen to work with the Parish to facilitate affordable housing on their retained land.

The woodland planting will be shaped heavily by the report commissioned by CC. They will review and provide early thoughts to the Parish as soon as they can.

It was confirmed by Cornwall Council that decisions regarding the future management of the holding and the introduction of woodland, growing areas etc will clearly be delayed by Covd19. The Parish Tree Officer wrote to Cornwall Council expressing his views.

The Farmhouse is due to be brought to the market by May Whetter & Gross in early June.

Following Cornwall Council’s request to meet virtually with two representatives of the PC to discuss ideas it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for Mrs Hart and Mrs Dunne to represent the PC and the Chairman of 3 Bays Wildlife to represent the Parish.

Dr Dunne reported that she felt it was very positive that the Estate Manager had addressed the ideas from the community and also positive that the farm land would remain as a County Farm. The Council are actively looking for a tenant who will become part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Concerns of the affordable housing area being in wet land were raised by PC members.

The PC were of the understanding that currently Cornwall Council are looking to allocate the proportions of land for farming and the community, thus allowing the future tenant to understand which part of the land they will be allocated to farm.

6.6/06/20 Planning Application PA20/00842

A member of the public reported that this planning application contains information that is incorrect. The land on which this work is to be carried out does not belong to the owner of Stonesthrow. The member of the public therefore requested the PC’s decision to be reviewed.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report back to the Planning Officer and request the application to be reviewed in light of the new information.

7/06/20 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

7.1/06/20 Footpaths.

Footpaths

The paths are generally in good order with a few minor problems.

The signpost at the Rescassa end of path19 has been undermined by the widening of a gateway and needs reinstating.

The coastal path to Colona needs work on the style at the end of Cliff Road and at Colona. The bridge needs some boards replacing and the style at the end of the bridge should be replaced. Cornwall Council have this on their list to repair.

The culvert is blocked under the bye way from Polsue to Tregerrick

Footpath 17 Rescassa to Treveor is unusable. There is a fallen tree making it difficult to pass.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to the Countryside Ranger

7.2/06/20 Beach

In light of the pandemic It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to not put the seats out on the beach. The PC felt it could discourage people from social distancing.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the bins to be put on the beach as usual and that the beach cleaning would go ahead this year.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request a local maintenance engineer to repair the restricted launching bollards.

 The PC would like to ask the whole community to treat the beach and the quay with respect and care.

7.3/06/20 Genral Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green & Tree Warden)

2 seats on Gorran Green need slats replacing and general tidy up

At least 2 seats on the Platt need re-staining.

In light of the pandemic the PC felt it would be responsible to defer repairs to the benches. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to review this decision at the July meeting.

7.4/06/20 Public Convenience

The Cleaning Contractor thanked the PC for honouring their contract, during the COVID19 restrictions, whilst the toilets were closed.

As resolved under 5.1/06/2020 the disabled toilet will be opened between 9am and 5pm. The cleaning contractor will clean and disinfect the whole toilet twice a day. Midday and 5pm. A cleaning record will be displayed on the toilet door, hand sanitiser will be available outside the toilet and hand cleaning and social distancing signs will be displayed.

7.5/06/20 Neighbourhood Plan

Nothing to report

 8/06/20 CORRESPONDENCE

8.1/06/20 Cornwall Council – Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Details of the recently adopted planning document.

8.2/06/20 NALC – Dormant Assets Consultation

The Treasury has issued a policy consultation in which the Government is proposing to expand the dormant assets scheme.

Mr Lobb, Mr Bunney, Mr White and Mr Grose were temporarily removed from the meeting and placed in the waiting room.

Dr Dunne took the Chair.

8.3/06/20 Old School Rooms – Grant Application

The OSR have applied for a grant of £500 or maximum allowable grant, to assist them with their kitchen extension. The OSR Management Committee have managed to raise £11,487, which includes matching funding up to a limit of £7k by St Goran CLT.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to grant the OSR £700.

8.4/06/20 Cornwall Planning – PA19/00728 Pre-app

As an exception to legislation which requires tree owners to apply for TPO consents to carry out works to TPO protected trees. Cornwall Planning have agreed an exception for the removal of a damaged tree at Polgorran. Normally they would not inform the PC, but due to its size thought they should.

8.5/06/20 Guest House Owner – Donations

A Guest House owner requested their guests not to visit. The guests then offered to donate to the village.

8.6/06/20 CLT – Transfer Cost

The CLT now holds the title to the forecourt in trust for the community. Once the lockdown is over it is intended for a meeting to be convened of PC, PCC & CLT to discuss joint interests. The area has been insured by the CLT but joint responsibilities need to be discussed. They would like all interested parties to contribute to the cost of transfer the CLT has already paid £350 of the £850 invoice.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to offer to pay £250 towards the cost.

Mr Lobb, Mr Bunney, Mr White and Mr Grose re-entered the meeting.

Mr Grose resumed the Chair.

8.7/06/20 Cornwall Streetworks – Road Closure Notice

Road From Tucoyse Hill To Tregear Hill, Polmassick, St Austell and Tregear Hill, Polmassick, St Austell and Tregear Hill, St Ewe, St Austell and Road From Drunken Bridge To Tregear Hill, Polmassick, St Austell and Drunken Bridge, St Ewe, St Austell 

8th to 19th June 7.30 to 17.00

8.8/06/20 Member of the Public – Platt Wall

A member of the public asked if anyone had reported the repair works that are required on the Platt wall. County Councillor Mustoe confirmed it had been reported.

8.9/6/20 Pendower Friends – Proposed Pendower Beach Development

Pendower Friends ask Parish Council’s to support their efforts to resist the proposal. 

A formal application has now been made PA20/03842

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support the Pendower Friends.

8.10/09/20 Member of the Public – Restricted Bollards Scheme

A member of the PC questioned why the Restricted Bollard Scheme had been introduced early this year.

The Clerk responded that the PC were asked by the Harbour Trust and locals to introduce the restricted bollards scheme early this year, to minimise the use of the beach and slip way, by visiting boat owners

The Harbour Trust decided to re-open the harbour moorings for ‘Locals only’ given the government had relaxed the lockdown rules which included the use of small craft for fishing. The Trust had laid out rules to follow to maintain social distancing in line with the government guidelines. The PC felt they should work alongside the Harbour Trust, thus enabling the two bodies to work together to reduce the risk of the Pandemic, with the limited means they have. The member of the public asked the PC to reconsider their decision after witnessing locals removing the bollards at will and the bollards still being in place at 8pm.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to inform the member of the public of the decision made in 5.1/06/20

8.11/06/20 Steve Double – Opening of Public Toilets

Steve Double has been approached about plans to reopen public conveniences as lockdown eases, and would be grateful to understand any measures to re-open them.

A member of the public asked if the toilets could be opened.

The Clerk to inform Steve Double of the decision made in 5.1/06/20

8.12/06/20 Cornwall Council – Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order

Cornwall Council are seeking the PC’s views regarding

The fouling of land by dog’s order, The dogs on a lead direction order, The public space protection (dogs on lead & dog exclusion) orders 2017.

8.13/06/20 Newsletter

Rural Services Network, COVID19 updates, Town and Parish Newsletter, Tree Warden Newsletter

8.14/06/20 Further Correspondence

Resident – Annexes & Holiday Lets

As a reaction to COVID19 local architect is receiving lots of new enquires across Cornwall and a few within our Parish as a reaction to Covid 19 regarding people wanting to build annexes for their parents so they are able to look after them if we have to go into lockdown again and also people wanting to build holiday lets / convert parts of their existing homes with the thinking that domestic holidays are going to become more popular than international ones in times ahead.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to respond that the PC can only comment on individual applications on their own merits.

Cornwall Community Land Trust – AGM

Invitation to the CCLT Virtual AGM due to be held on 24th June.

9/06/20 PLANNING MATTERS

PA20/01278: Mr David Biggs, Avondale, Canton Street  Proposed removal of old asbestos tiles to the east gable end wall and replace with lap horizontal cladding (colour slate grey)

Full Application

The PC requested this application to be deferred under the Emergency plan until a PC meeting is held.

Cornwall Planning requested a comment.

It was ratified that –

The PC Supported the revised application – Conservation officer in support of render instead of horizontal cladding. Application revised to reflect conservation officer’s comment.

PA20/01611: Mr David Brady, Lavender Cottage, Trewollock Lane Technical

details consent for one dwelling house following planning permission in principle PA19/05252

Full Application

2 on line objections

PC requested this application to be deferred under the Emergency plan until a PC meeting is held

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support the development on the large site, but please note the application is completely different to the planning in principle PA19/05252. The PC appreciate the neighbours concerns of being over looked and ask if this could this be mitigated with landscaping?

Mr Bulled abstained.

PA20/01931: Mr Geoff Hayhurst, The Gorran Estate Co Ltd, Little Polvier,

Gorran Demolition of existing bungalow and construction of a terrace of 3, three bedroom two storey dwellings with associated car parking and landscaping.

Full Application

1 on line objection

PC requested this application to be deferred under the Emergency plan until a PC meeting is held.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support. The application will provide much needed housing.

Mr Bulled abstained.

PA20/02395: Mr Simon De Courcy, Rice Farm, Rice Lane Construction of a double garage

Full Application

PC requested this application to be deferred under the Emergency plan until a PC meeting is held.

Cornwall Planning requested a comment.

It was ratified that the PC Supported the application.PA20/3200: Mr and Mrs D Smith, Caprera, Cliff Road Proposed construction of a

new dwelling

Full Application

1 online comment & 1 online objection

PC requested this application to be deferred under the Emergency plan until a PC meeting is held.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to comment only. Concerns of over development on the road and a construction plan in consultation with neighbours would be required to mitigate the impact of this further development.

Mr White proposed to support, but was not seconded.

Mrs Hart abstained.

Ms Lobb was removed from the meeting and placed in the waiting room.

PA20/01570: Amanda Taylor, Chingbri, 3 Trewollock Close Residential extension, balcony, and removal of trees. Rebuild of retaining wall. Associated

works to the garden.

Full Application

1 online Comment of support

PC requested this application to be deferred under the Emergency plan until a PC meeting is held.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support.

Ms Lobb re-entered the meeting.

PA20/03790: Mr & Mrs Colin Wiseman, Finistere, Wills Moor Front and rear extensions to existing dwelling

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support.

Mr Bunney, Ms Lobb, Mr Bulled and Mr Ayres abstained.

9.1/06/19  Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA20/01544: Flack Motorail UK Ltd, Morgelyn. Trewollock Lane Proposed Balcony

Full Application

PC requested this application to be deferred under the Emergency plan until a PC meeting is held.

APPROVED without PC comment

9.2/06/20 PA20/01159 Cornwall Council Planning Recommendation

It was ratified that following Cornwall Planning’s recommendation; it was Agreed to Disagree – Strictly enforce condition – Not to be used as a separate unit

 10/06/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET  REVIEW

 The April and May Bills for payment were ratified

                                                          PAYMENTS                                RECEIPTS    

APRIL

British Gas    Electricity Supply        £34.88   Community Donations COVID19  £4,261.00

Cornwall Council Non-Domestic Rates £59.40 World Team Toilet Donation £2,000.00

ID Mobile PC Telephone               £8.18    Cornwall Council SWCP              £1,474.05

Cormac Solutions Toilet Repair    £135.00 Public  Toilet Quiz                          £500.63

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning     £393.12   Public Local Walks Toilets                £40.00

SWW     Water Supply        £105.10 HSBC Interest Development Fund         £2.22

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary         £642.76 Cornwall Council Precept £10,823.75

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses     £64.00  HSBC Interest Deposit            £1.50

Mrs LCV Pothecary  Clerks Purchases    £7.00

S Spence  Grasscuting                           £346.00

                                                                £1,795.44                                      £19,103.15

MAY                      

CorCouncil   Non-Domestic Rate  £60.00   Community Donations COVID19   £3,240.00

ID Mobile    PC Telephone       £8.40    Member Public – Pews – Toilet donation £100.00

CALC Annual Subscription         £502.50  Cornwall Council      COVID19        £300.00

Groundworks UK Underspend NDP Grant £1,327.90

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning          £409.31  

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary    £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £64.00

S Spence        Grasscuting               £300.00

BHIB       Annual Insurance               £468.06

                                                        £3,782.93                                                   £3,640.00

 JUNE

ID Mobile    Office Telephone                    £8.40       Community COVID 19 fund £305.00

Cornwall Council Non domestic rates     £60.00        Community COVID 19 fund £155.00

Reimburse The Haven Café Containers £303.75

SWW        Water supply                         £17.10

Mr S Spence  Grasscutting                   £280.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary         £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses     £64.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary  Clerks Purchases  £7.00

AJH Services  Toilet Cleaning               £409.31

Mr Larter   Internal Audit                        £150.00

                                             TOTAL  £1942.32                             TOTAL £460.00                                      

All the Bills for April have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for May. The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget.

Noted

 11/06/20 Direct Debits Review

The Direct Debits from the PC’s current account were reviewed and it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept them for the year ahead.

12/06/20 Insurance Annual Review

The PC’s insurance was reviewed and found to have the correct cover. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the insurance review.

 13/06/20. Accounts: Year Ending 31st March 2020

The Clerk reported the accounts to the PC, that had been audited by Mr R Larter with all obligations being met. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to approve the a) Governance Statement and then the b) accounting statements were approved.

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

 14/06/20 Annual Meeting

Because the requirement to hold an annual meeting in May 2020 was been removed, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to continue without a meeting, with the appointments made in May 2019 continuing until the annual meeting in May 2021

15/06/20 COVID 19 Risk assessments

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the risk assessments for the toilets.

15/06/20. Parish Problems

It was reported that a member of the public tried to take away a large sign from the Limekiln. A Councillor managed to stop the member of the public and asked the maintenance contractor to reinstall the sign.

The meeting closed at 9.40pm.

11th May 2020

ST GORAN PARISH COUNCIL – PLANNING APPLICATION

Members of the public are invited to pass on their comments to St Goran Parish Council regarding the Planning Application below.

PA20/02395: Mr Simon DeCourcy, Rice Farm, Rice Lane, Construction of a double garage

Details of this application can be found on Cornwall Council’s website

http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/

Written comments to be received by 5pm Friday 15th May 2020

Email stgorranpc@btinternet.com

Address

St Goran Parish Council

Farleigh, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6HW

 

24th April 2020

ST GORAN PARISH COUNCIL – PLANNING APPLICATION

Members of the public are invited to pass on their comments to St Goran Parish Council regarding the Planning Application below.

PA20/01278: Mr David Biggs, Avondale, Canton Street  Proposed removal of old asbestos tiles to the east gable end wall and replace with lap horizontal cladding (colour slate grey)

Details of this application can be found on Cornwall Council’s website

http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/

Written comments to be received by 5pm Friday 1st May 2020

Email stgorranpc@btinternet.com

Address

St Goran Parish Council

Farleigh, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6HW

ST GORAN PARISH COUNCIL

Continuity plan and the Emergency Scheme of Delegation

Meetings

All St Goran Parish Council meetings in person will be cancelled until it is deemed safe to hold a Parish Council meeting again.

Annual Meeting will be deferred until further recommendations have been received by CALC.

Delegation

The Parish Council delegates authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman to take any actions necessary with associated expenditure to protect the interests of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus, informed by consultation with the members.

Decisions

All other Parish Council decisions will be deferred until deemed safe to hold a Parish Council meeting.

On going business

The Clerk will keep a summarised note of correspondence received during the restricted period.

The Clerk will respond to any members of the public’s requests that: all Parish Council business has been suspended except those of an essential matter. If your issue is still valid after the restricted period please contact the Clerk again at this time.

In exceptional emergency circumstances the Chairman & Vice Chair, in liaison with the clerk may call a further two emergency general meetings if deemed absolutely necessary.

Planning

The Clerks initial response to all planning applications will be

“In light of the pandemic St Goran request that this application is deferred to a suitable time following the restricted period caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.”

If a deferral is not accepted by a planning officer a response from the Parish Council will be agreed by members via email, as per option (a) in the guidance provided by Cornwall Council on planning determinations -Covid 19 on 19/03/2020

ST.GORAN PARISH COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND THIS SCHEME OF DELEGATION AS FURTHER GOVERNMENT ADVICE IS ISSUED.

RATIFIED MINUTES MARCH 2020

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 5th March 2030 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, White, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, Ms Lobb, County Councillor Mustoe, The Parish Tree Warden, Cornwall Council’s Community Link Officer and 11 members of the public.

1/03/20.  APOLOGIES

Mr Lobb

2/03/20(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2/03/20(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/03/20(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/03/20(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/03/20. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public reported that the Bell Hill footpath, opposite the Portheast Way junction, is in a poor state of repair.

The Parish Clerk read out a statement on behalf of the Chairman of Three Bays Wildlife. He sent his apologies for his absence. The Chairman reiterated his comments made at the last PC meeting, regarding the Cornwall Council owned farm and land at Carvinick. Three Bays Wildlife recognises that this is a great opportunity to create a community woodland and orchard on part of the site, to the benefit of local wildlife, the fight against climate change, the local community and school and would support any motion to this end and would urge the PC to also support this. They welcome Cornwall Councils indicated support and potential funding. Once further details have been released by Cornwall Council regarding the land allocation and the environmental survey, Three Bays Wildlife would be happy to help take this forward, with all interested parties and help to consult with the local community.

The Head of Gorran School clarified their position regarding Carvinick: they are keen to have the opportunity to use the land in an educational and environmental way. They are not interested in using any of the land as a car park, as this would go against the schools ethos. They are happy to engage with any environmental projects/groups.

County Councillor Mustoe reported that Cornwall Council’s Estate Manager is aware of an affordable housing need and would be happy to make a provision for this as well as a wildlife area. The Farmhouse is soon to be placed on the open market.

It was suggested that a steering group could be formed to collate the Parishes ideas.

It was reported that Cornwall Council will have a plan in place for Carvinick by September 2020.

A PC member suggested that the PC should form two separate proposals. One for a wildlife area and one for an affordable housing scheme. The member was concerned that if the Farmhouse is sold, it would reduce the affordable housing in the Parish, that already lacks this amenity. He also felt that the name Carvinick should be retained for historical reasons. County Councillor Mustoe reported that monies from the sale of the Farmhouse would not be retained by the Parish.

The Parishes Tree Warden supported the suggested proposals and reported that he is unsure of Cornwall Council’s plans regarding tree planting. He also reported that the Eastern side is quite boggy and therefore suitable for a wildlife area, enveloping the village and creating a link to Mariella’s wood. He also thought there is a need for the school to have a wildlife area.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/03/20.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  6TH FEBRUARY 2030

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/03/20.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/03/20 Parish Highways Issues – Discussion with Cornwall Councils Community Link Officer

The parishes main highways issues were discussed and it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the link officer to put forward:

Gorran Churchtown – Speeding

Bell Hill speed limit – reduce from 40mph to 30mph

Gorran School Parking – Remove bank and install herringbone parking

Woodwick Farm – Horses rider warning signs

Gorran Hill hedges and drainage issues were also discussed.

5.2/03/20 Carvinick – Woodland/Orchard & Affordable Housing Proposals

Following the February meeting it was resolved to formally discuss the 3 Bays Wildlife proposal for a Community wood land and orchard.

Following the proposal from CRHA a member of the public urged the PC, the CLT and other interested parties to concentrate on exploring an affordable housing project. Following a formal request from the St Goran Parish NDP, made to County Councillor Mustoe, Cornwall Council’s Estate Manager agreed to postpone any arrangements for the disposal or allocation of use of the land, until the NDP’s Housing Needs Survey has been completed. The NDP Group thought that if a need for affordable housing for residents in the Parish is identified, it may be that a small area of the Carvinick Farm land could be utilised to partially fulfil that need. A scheme which could incorporate the current plans for woodland and also be seen to be providing for the needs of the local community, would meet with near universal approval.

A member of the public stated that the strategic allocation issues should be clarified.

The NDP must be considered and ought to encompass and satisfy current and future housing issues. Poorer agricultural land should be allocated to a re-wilding and tree planting scheme. Other needs of the Parish must be considered such as improving road safety in high risk area such as the school.

Seven members of the public wrote to the PC expressing their support for a community woodland and wildlife area.Full copies of correspondence sent to all members

As discussed in the public session it was unanimously proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to put forward to Cornwall Council two separate proposals:

Proposal one

The sale of Carvinick Farm House is not supported, however it would be more acceptable if the affordable housing formally provided at the farm was matched or bettered on this Brown field site.

Proposal two

The PC wholeheartedly support the proposal to develop a community woodland and nature area in fields at Carvinick Farm. The PC would like this to include all the land enveloping Gorran Haven.

5.3/03/20 Bus Shelter

Cormac are not prepared to install the shelter in the vicinity of the BT ducts. It was therefore proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to no longer pursue the installation of a bus shelter at Gorran Highlanes, as it had become unfeasible.

5.4/03/20 Planning EN19/00938 land South of Cherrington

Steve Double responded to the PC’s formal complaint stating that, these problems are compounded by Cornwall Council as an organisation’s interpretation of the GDPR law. Confidential updates from Cornwall Council, are only provided to Cornwall Councillor’s. As they have failed to do this on this occasion, he thinks the PC are entirely justified in complaining. He has written to Cornwall Council’s planning and enforcement department to raise this on the PC’s behalf. However, he may not be able to get a detailed reply due to the reasons outlined.

The Planning Enforcement Group Leader responded that the owner of the site had provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate that, works had commenced, prior to the expiration of the approval, as such the Council is satisfied that there is no breach of planning control. Due to General Data Protection Regulations they can only provide the Local Member with a confidential update

County Councillor Mustoe reported that he was satisfied with the report.

Due to the neighbours continually suffering from flooding issues, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request confirmation that an attenuation tank has been installed on the building site.

5.5/03/20 Cliff Road to Chapel Point Footpath 

The Countryside Officers are shortly due to start a round of South West Coast Path inspections, including this path. There are already plans to replace the stile off Cliff Road with a kissing gate, and a note of any other repairs that are required will be made.

6/03/20 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/03/20 Footpaths.

The PC were pleased with the repair of the bridge and installation of a new kissing gate at Galowras Mill

6.2/03/20 Beach

A small rock fall has occurred by the quay.

6.3/03/20 General Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the maintenance contractor to clear all the noticeboards and repair where required.

The bench from the triangle has been removed and taken to a local carpenter for repair. It is thought that it may need significant work. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to place this item on the April agenda to discuss whether to replace or repair, due to cost and any historical significance of the bench

6.4/03/20 Public Convenience

Seaview have offered to sponsor the toilets again this year.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to place a notice in the Parish Magazine to advertise that Seaview are soon to be removing the pews from the chapel and would like to give them away for a donation towards the toilets.

£500 was raised from the toilet quiz

£40 was raised by Michael Bunney’s half term guided walks.

6.5/03/20 Tree Warden’s Report

Nothing to report

6.6/03/20 Neighbourhood Plan

A summary of the results of the recently distributed questionnaire and a brief summary of the main themes so far deduced from the recent consultations. Copy sent to all Councillors.

 7/03/20 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/03/20 St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network – Highways Schemes Update

Latest update on the Highways Schemes.

7.2/03/20 St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network – Community Enforcement Training

Details of Community Enforcement training.

7.3/03/20 Steve Double – Marine Management Organisation Consultation

Details on the MMO’s public consultation on the Marine Plans with details of how to respond.

7.4/03/20 Cornwall Council Street Works – Road Closure Notice

Road From Tubbs Mill To Trevarrick. Between 5th and 6th March 7.30am to 6pm

7.5/03/20 Cornwall Council – Climate Change Development Plan Document

Further information regarding the document  and a request for PC’s input at an early stage.

7.6/03/20 Newsletters

Rural Services News Bulletin, Town and Parish Newsletter, Coronavirus Update, Steve Double’s February Newsletter, Head of Highways Update

7.7/03/20 Further Correspondence

Gorran Rainbows & Brownies

Thank you for the recent grant

St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Panel – Meeting

Agenda and supporting papers for the next meeting due to be held on 12th March

8/03/20 PLANNING MATTERS

PA20/00842: Mr Neil Smith, Stonesthrow, Canton Street Listed Building consent for Traditional and Sympathetic Restoration Works as per Proposed Works in attached Heritage, Access and Design Statement

Listed Building Consent

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA20/00958: Julia Burr, Kittiwake, 13 Perhaver Way Alterations to improve access, create off street parking and construction of new garage with residential annexe over

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED not to comment.

PA20/01159: Dr Olivia Hum, 1 Church Street, Gorran Haven Conversion of existing boat shed to ancillary accommodation

Full Application

2 objections received by the PC.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Object.

Inappropriate development for the area and over development on a small plot. Significant parking and highways concerns. Development would encroach on neighbouring properties and concerns regarding roof height. Concerns reading the development being with in the curtilage of a listed building.

8.1/03/20 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/10390: Mr & Mrs Evans, 23 Trelispen Park Drive                            APPROVED

PA20/00235: Mr A Parker, The Hawthorns, Gorran                                   APPROVED                             

 9/03/20 BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                       PAYMENTS                  RECEIPTS    

ID Mobile    Monthly Phone Chare         £8.18           

SWW   Water Supply                            £47.22     

AJH Service Toilet Cleaning               £393.12 

Cormac Solutions Toilet Maintenance £485.76    

Duchy of Cornwall Foreshore Lease    £102.00  

Gorran Brownies & Rainbows Grant    £100.00

S Spence Grasscutting                         £120.00

Biffa  Annual bin charge                        £474.24    

Mrs LCV Pothecary  Clerks Purchases     £2.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary   Clerks Salary       £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary   Clerks Expenses    £64.00

                                            TOTAL  £2,439.28                              TOTAL NIL                                            

All the Bills for January have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for February. The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget.

10/03/2020. Burial Charges – Review

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for all burial charges to increase by £10 with the exception of the gravedigger charge.

 11/03/2020. Date for the Annual Parish Meeting

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to hold the Annual Parish Meeting at 7pm on 7th May 2020.

Agreed

12/03/20 Parish Problems

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to MP Steve Double the PC’s regarding the current service being provided by Mevagissey Surgery.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to also include this item on the forth coming agendas.

The meeting closed at 9.25pm

RATIFIED MINUTES FEBRUARY 2020

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 6th February 2020 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney Husband, Lobb, White Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, Ms Lobb, County Councillor Mustoe and 12 members of the public.

1/02/20.  APOLOGIES

None

2/02/20(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2/02/20(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/02/20(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/02/20(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/02/20. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public put forward his proposal for converting Little Polveir into a terrace of 3, 3-bedroom houses. His intention is to rent them to local people at a discounted rate. He explained it would not be financially viable for a 106 agreement to be held on the properties. The member of the public explained that he had already purchased 2 properties at Menagwins Court and rented these to local people. The PC thanked the member of the public for his actions so far and thought his proposal was a good idea in principle.

Residents of Portheast Close asked the PC if they could offer any further assistance regarding the issues of planning EN19/00938 as they felt they had been ignored by Cornwall Council planning during the last 6 months.

A representative of 3 Bays Wildlife Group asked for the PC’s views regarding their proposal to, set up a community woodland and orchard on a portion of the Council owned agricultural land, at Carvinick. They had already spoken with County Councillor Mustoe and the Parish’s Tree Warden regarding this proposal. County Councillor Mustoe reported that last year the tenant at Carvinick Farm retired and the agricultural land was re-let, on a short term basis, pending the County Farms Panel making a decision on it, based on the Council’s County Farm Strategy. Following 3 Bays and the Tree Wardens proposal, County Councillor Mustoe put this forward to Members of the County Farms Panel, who approved the proposal. The current plan is for the farmhouse and 1 field to be sold. The balance of the land will be let for a new agricultural business or part of an existing farm. Some of the land to be planted to trees and some of the land to be made available for a local growing opportunity.

The next steps regarding the proposal are for, Cornwall Council to carryout assessments, meetings to be held with County Councillor Mustoe and interested parties, and to then firm up plans for the site. County Councillor Mustoe asked for the PC’s support in getting this community asset up and running, in due course.

The PC suggested that it would be appropriate for the Farm House to be reserved for local people.

The PC to add this item to the March agenda to allow them to have a formal discussion regarding the proposal.

The 3 Bays Wildlife Group representative reported that, they support the Climate Change emergency and urged the PC to declare a Climate Change Emergency. They are due to hold an event in the Spring.

Gorran Green Committee reported that they had completed planting along the new fence.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/02/20.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  2ND JANUARY 2020

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/02/20.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/01/20 – Planning EN19/00938 land South of Cherrington

The Environmental Health Officer forwarded on their report from the Council’s land drainage Officer. They found no evidence of a watercourse being altered. He is of the opinion that it is looking likely to be a surface water issue, possibly combined with a sewer issue. The Officer had passed photos onto SWW for their comments.

Following the request from residents during the public session, It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to make a formal complaint to Cornwall Council that responses to the PC’s and residents representation have been inadequate.

5.2/02/20 Toilets – Minor Works Complete

The minor works in the toilets have been completed and a minor works certification for the installation of the new light in the ladies and installation of light and alarm in the disabled toilet has been received.

5.3/02/20 Bus Shelter – Utilities

WPD and Openreach have provided a plan of their apparatus in the area.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the contractor to continue with the installation.

5.4/02/20 2019/2020 Internal Auditor

The Internal Auditor 2019/2020 appointment was confirmed at a cost of £150.

6/02/20 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/02/20 Footpaths.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request that the Countryside Ranger to assess the Cliff Road to Chapel Point Coast path and repair where required.

A wooden pathway at Galowras Mill is due to be repaired by Cormac.

6.2/02/20 Beach

It was reported that a lot of beer bottles had recently been left on the beach.

6.3/02/20 General Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

Nothing to report.

6.4/02/20 Public Convenience

The emergency pull cord in the disabled toilets had broken and has now been repaired.

The annual toilet quiz is due to be held at the Memorial Hall on 28th February.

Mr Bunney has arranged two guided walks during the half term with a percentage of the proceeds to be donated to the toilet fund.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to offer Cornwall Council £1 to purchase the public convenience building.

The PC are keen to update the toilets, once they are owned by the PC.

It was suggested that some cubicles could remain closed, during the summer to reduce costs.

6.5/02/20 Tree Warden’s Report

Nothing to report

6.6/02/20 Neighbourhood Plan

The latest minutes were received

The NDP group are preparing for two drop-in events to explain and begin the Plan, on Monday 10th February in the Old School Rooms and Tuesday 18th February in the Memorial Hall, both between 4:30 and 8:00 pm.

 7/02/20 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/02/20 – CRHA – Voluntary Board Member

CRHA are seeking to recruit additional voluntary Board members.

7.2/02/20 Defra – Bathing Water Conference

Presentations from the recent Bathing Water conference

7.3/02/20 Steve Double – Survey

Following Steve Doubles recent election, he has produced a short survey to enable him to make sure he is representing the views and concerns of local people

7.4/02/20 County Councillor Mustoe – Highways

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to invite the Community Link Officer to the March meeting to discuss Highways issues, which can then be taken to the Highways Manager for possible solutions.

A reminder was received by the Community Link Officer that Expressions of Interest for the next phase of the Highways Scheme should be returned by the Panel Meeting on 12th March.

7.5/02/20 County Councillor Mustoe – Little Perhaver Steps

Cormac investigated the erosion of the ground underneath the steps leading to Little Perhaver and reported it to be safe, but will continue assess the situation.

7.6/02/20 Cornwall Council – Draft Cornwall Design Guide and Streetscape Consultation.

Cornwall Council has published a new draft Cornwall Design Guide and a new draft Cornwall Streetscape Design Guide for a six week consultation period from Monday 20th January to Monday 2nd March 2020.

7.7/02/20 Woodwick Farm – Horse Safety

Following Woodwick Farms request, It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED, to put forward to the Community Link Officer, at the next meeting, a request to install horse safety warning signs.

Woodwick Farm also reported that they really appreciate the work that’s been done on the unmetalled road from Polsue Farm to Tregerrick Farm. as this has made a much loved and previously used route, safe again.

7.8/02/20 Cornwall Streetworks – Road Closure Notice

Polkirt Hill 27th to 31st January and 17th to 22nd May 2020 7.30am until 5pm.

Tubbs Mill to Trevarrick 5th to 6th March 2020 7.30am until 6pm

7.9/02/20 Cornwall Council – Community Governance Review

A set of draft recommendations have been approved, and are open for public consultation until 24 March 2019. The Council has made draft recommendations for each Parish in Cornwall. The draft recommendations for St Goran are –

RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL that no change be made to the parish arrangements for the parishes of St Ewe and St Goran.

Details of consultation events are available.

7.10/02/20 St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network – Superfast 3 Project

Cornwall Council is developing a follow-on Superfast 3 project, again part-funded by the EU. The funding will be far from sufficient to cover all slow premises, so Cornwall Council have asked the PC let them know of any clusters of rural businesses that cannot currently get good broadband speeds?

7.11/02/20 Cornwall Council – Code of Conduct Training

Cornwall Council is offering training on the Code of Conduct at different venues around the County in March 2020.

7.12/02/20 Cornwall Council – Climate Change Seminar & Development Plan

Cornwall Council will be holding the first of six-climate change themed Town, Parish and Community Cluster workshops in Liskeard 29th February.

As part of the Council’s wider climate change plan and in response to the climate emergency, a Climate Change Development Plan Document (DPD) is being prepared. They are aiming to engage as many people and organisations as possible in developing the DPD. Cornwall Council is keen to work with Town and Parish Councils and are aware that many parishes have also declared a climate emergency or are considering climate change in their Neighbourhood Plans.

7.13/02/20 Resident – Dogs on beaches

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to uphold the PC’s resolution under item 7.13/09/19, regarding Cornwall Council’s recent summer ban consultation. This was discussed following a resident’s request to consider Cornwall Council’s resolution to ban dogs between 15th May and 30th September.

7.14/02/20 Cornwall Council – Tour of Britain Event

Invitation to a Community Briefing event on 24th February at 10am. for the Tour of Britain. Cornwall will host Stage 1 ‘Grand Depart’ of the Tour of Britain cycle race on Sunday 6th September 2020.

7.15/02/20 Gorran Brownies & Rainbows – Grant Request

Following Gorran Brownies & Rainbows request for a grant to assist with their Annual Subscription bill it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to grant the group £100

7.16/02/20 Cornwall Council – Off Street Parking Order 2020

A copy of Cornwall Council’s proposed new Off-Street Parking Order. Some alterations are proposed to be made to car park operations and charges.

7.17/02/20 Newsletters

Rural Services News Bulletin, Town & Parish Newsletter Jan 2020, Cornwall Council Planning News. Steve Double January Update.

7.18/02/20 Further Matters Arising

St Goran Rowing Club – Permission to Use the Beach

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to grant St Goran Rowing club permission to use the beach on 22nd February and 11th July for their 2020 Regattas.

Mevagissey Surgery

Residents had recently been concerned that during a recent 2 week period, appoints at Gorran Haven Surgery were not available.

Residents were reassured that appointments will continue at Gorran Haven and residents are encouraged to use this facility.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to remind Mevagissey Surgery that it is crucial for the Gorran Haven Surgery to remain open.

Cornwall Council – Climate Change Workshop

Following the recent climate change workshop, The Community Link Officer has produced a table of the parishes who were at the event and the actions they are working on. There is also a presentation on actions Cornwall Council is taking.

 8/02/20 PLANNING MATTERS

PA20/00235: Mr A Parker, The Hawthorns, Gorran Single storey extension to rear of property

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

8.1/02/20 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/04858: St Goran CLT, The Old School Rooms                                APPROVED

PA19/09425: Mrs Rowan Butlin, Treveague Farm Campsite                     APPROVED

PA19/08798: Mr and Mrs P Grimmet, White Stiles Barns                          APPROVED

 9/02/20 BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                      PAYMENTS                                      RECEIPTS    

ID Mobile    Monthly Phone Chare      £8.18     Xmas Raffle      Toilets            £347.00

Duch Defibrillators  Annual Monitor£192.00      Xmas Carols     Toilets             £45.00

SWW   Water Supply                        £52.69      Art & Cards    Toilet Donation   £26.00

Heartsafe Ltd Replacement Padpak £130.68    Mr M Bunney Walks Toilets    £100.00

AJH Service Toilet Cleaning          £393.12       NS&I  Interest PC Fund             £26.14

Duchy of Cornwall Foreshore Lease £102.00   NS&I  Interest Burial Fund       £226.99

CF Lobb Reimburse NDP Printing    £47.50     HMRC    VAT Refund              £928.37

Mrs LCV Pothecary  Clerks Purchases £31.44 Public   Toilet Donation Boxes £148.91

Mrs LCV Pothecary   Clerks Salary £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary   Clerks Expenses £64.00

TOTAL  £1,562.37                               TOTAL £1,848.31                                             

All the Bills for December have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for January.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Noted

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the bank reconciliation verification.

10/02/20 LMP & SWCP 2020/2021

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept Cornwall Council’s offers of £974.54 for LMP and £1,503.54 for SWCP contracts 2020/2021

11/02/20 Parish Problems

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request Cornwall Council to trim the hedges between the School Crossroads and Treveague.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to make a request to the Countryside Ranger for footpath signs to be delivered.

The meeting closed at 9pm

RATIFIED MINUTES JANUARY 2020

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 2nd January 2020 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney Husband, Lobb, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, Lobb, County Councillor Mustoe and 1 member of the public.

1/01/20.  APOLOGIES

Mr White

2/01/20(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2/01/20(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/01/20(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/01/20(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/01/20. PUBLIC SESSION

There were no representations from the member of the public.

The meeting went straight into the formal session.

4/01/20.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  5TH DECEMBER 2019

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/01/20.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/01/20  Public Toilets – Water Usage

It was confirmed there is not a water leak.

The meter was checked and verified with SWW. The consumption has returned to the expected amount, for the time of year and SWW are of the opinion that the unusually high water bill was due to a combination of, estimated readings at the end of the summer and a missed meter reading.

5.2/01/20 – Planning EN19/00938

The Environmental Health Officer informed a neighbour that they understand there is currently an ongoing Planning Enforcement case regarding the development. He advised that surface water flooding is likely to be a common law matter and not a Statutory nuisance.

He recommended that the neighbour seeks legal advice, on the specific circumstances if they are considering taking civil action.

Each party believe they have sufficient evidence proving whether building works commenced within the application timescale or after the deadline. County Councillor Mustoe asked this to be reconsidered in respect of works commencing after the planning application deadline.

It was reported that parish councillors are also very concerned about the impact this development is having on surrounding properties. The PC’s original concerns during the planning process, regarding increased flooding, and an inappropriate development have been proven to be correct. The PC are also concerned the work taken place has contravened the planning permission. The development is causing a statutory nuisance to surrounding properties

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Planning Enforcement and Environmental Health that the PC are still concerned this issue has not been resolved.

5.3/01/20 Bus Shelter

Openreach’s Infrastructure Solutions team have carried out an initial investigation and a detailed survey is now required, to confirm that anticipated alterations to Openreach apparatus is the most cost effective means of protecting their network. The estimated cost to provide a detailed estimate and specification for this work is £1,553.26 inclusive of VAT. If additional or further costings are required, further payments maybe requested.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED not to accept the estimate from BT and to enquire with BT and Western Power regarding the location of any other apparatus in the vicinity that may prevent the installation.

6/01/20 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/01/20 Footpaths.

It was proposed, seconded and RESEOLVED to report to the Countryside Ranger that the first stile and the stile near the little bridge, on the footpath leading from Cliff Road, require repairs.

6.2/01/20 Beach

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that a limit of £100 can be spent on maintenance of the separation buoys.

The PC were thanked for the use of the beach for the New Year’s Day swim. £946.13 was raised and donated to the RNLI.

Thanks, was given to the Memorial Hall for their New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

6.3/01/20 General Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

The new seat in the Cemetery is looking lovely.

The seat on the Triangle is currently being repaired.

The acquisition of land to extend the Cemetery, is to be considered.

6.4/01/20 Public Convenience

Funds raised over the Christmas period

Christmas raffle – £347

Carols on the Triangle – £45

Artcards including a £20 donation from Mrs Shelly Greenfield – £26

Micheals Bunney’s history walks – £100

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to consider the refurbishment of the whole toilet block. Mr Bunney agreed to approach St Mawes PC for ideas, as it was thought that their toilet block was similar and recently refurbished.

6.5/01/20 Tree Warden’s Report

Nothing to report

6.6/01/20 Neighbourhood Plan

Consultations to take place – Old School Rooms, 5pm & 7.30pm on 10th February.

Memorial Village Hall. 5pm & 7.30pm on 18th February.

 7/01/20 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/01/20  Residents – Gorran Street light

Residents reported that the street light near the Barley Sheaf carpark is no longer working. It was reported to highways, who have passed it onto their electrical team for investigation.

7.2/01/20 Cornwall Council – Budget 2020/2021

The PC are invited to comment on the consultation on Cornwall Council’s budget 2020/2021.

7.3/01/20 St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel – ~Network Meeting

Notes on the last meeting. Next meeting due to be held on 12th March.

7.4/01/20 Cornwall CLT – Community Led Housing Seminar

The PC are invited to the Seminar at Lanivet on 3rd February 2020.

7.5/01/20 Steve Double – Thank you

MP Steve Double thanked the Community for his recent success in becoming re-elected in the recent general election.

7.6/01/20 Newsletters

Standards Committee Update, Rural Services Network News Bulletin, NHS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Long Term Plan Update.

7.7/01/20 Further Correspondence

HeartSafe – Defibrillator Pad Pak

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to order a new Pad Pak to replace the soon to be expired pack, at a cost of £130.68 plus VAT

 8/01/20 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/10390: Mr and Mrs Evans, 23 Trelispen Park Drive Replacement rear

extension and side extension

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

8.1/01/20 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/09528: Shillaber ADS Property Enterprises, 23 Trelispen Park DriveAPPROVED

PA19/07975: Mr Martin Burr, Wosteweth, Wansford Meadows                 APPROVED

9/01/20 BILLS FOR PAYMENT, & BUDGET  REVIEW

                                                   PAYMENTS                                                RECEIPTS    

ID Mobile    Monthly Phone Chare      £8.18     Groundwork UK NDP Grant        £1,500.00

SWW   Water Supply                        £40.01      Mrs Park  Toilet Donation              £200.00

AJH Service Toilet Cleaning             £393.12        Playingfield Trust  Grant repay £1,000.00

Duchy of Cornwall Foreshore Lease £102.00 HSBC Development fund Interest     £2.22

S Spence  Grasscutting                   £180.00          HSBC Deposit AC interest        £1.50

Mrs LCV Pothecary   Clerks Salary £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary   Clerks Expenses £64.00

TOTAL  £1,430.07                                    TOTAL £2,703.72                                            

All the Bills for November have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for December.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Noted

10/01/20 Tenders

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to advertise for all tenders at the end of January.

 11/01/20 Appoint Internal Auditor

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the appointment of the previous year’s internal auditor.

12/01/20 Parish Problems

The Tregerrick to Polsue Byway has been re-established.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to highways that, the PC are pleased that the byway has been re-established and that following a car becoming stuck, after trying to gain access along the byway, could Highways please install a “No vehicular access” sign at the Tregerrick end.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to highways that the drain at Menagwins cottage, is failing.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways that there are a few trees overhanging the Bell Hill footpath, causing access issues.

The Grit box at the bottom of Foxhole lane has been damaged by a car.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways that the tops of the overhanging trees, on both sides of Gorran Hill, are causing access issues for high-sided vehicles.

County Councillor Mustoe, passed on concerns to Highways, regarding cracking on the newly resurfaced Cliff Road.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report a large pothole on the road to Tregear Farm near the Oak tree junction.

The meeting closed at 8.20pm

RATIFIED MINUTES DECEMBER 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 5th December 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney Husband, Lobb, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe and 12 members of the public.

1/12/19.  APOLOGIES

Mr White, Ms Lobb

2/12/19(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Grose – Planning Application PA19/08798

2/12/19(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/12/19(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/12/19(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/12/19 CRHA – Affordable Housing Development Presentation

The Chief Executive gave a presentation.

Cornwall Rural Housing Association is a not for profit organisation, to benefit rural communities by building, managing and maintaining good quality affordable houses, of all tenures. CRHA was founded in 1985 and completed their first homes in 1988. They have 333 rentable and 17 shared ownership houses throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. They work closely with the local communities and PC’s to find the right site and qualifying, local people are given first priority. CRHA ensure that affordable homes remain affordable. Social rent is set to a Government formula and subject to decrease 1% year on year over the last 4 years. Affordable rent is 80% of open market value and also subject to 1% decrease for last 4 years. CRHA advise and support Community Land Trusts, including St Goran CLT.

A member of the public questioned whether there are any plans for Carvinack. The PC do not know of any plans and had invited CRHA to the meeting as part of the process.

CRHA explained that self build schemes are very restricted, in terms of them having to be affordable and remain affordable.

It was reported that St Ewe are very happy with CRHA and the success of their affordable housing scheme.

It was pointed out that CRHA do not expect to be gifted land.

CRHA were thanked for their time and left the meeting.

3.1/12/19. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public asked about the Tree Wardens suggestion of planting woodland at Carvinack. The PC did not know of any further information. County Councillor Mustoe informed the meeting that the Forest for Cornwall scheme had been paused due to the forth coming election. He reported that the Farm at Carvinack is for rent and the fields are being rented as pasture land, whilst Cornwall Council make a decision, on the long term plan for the estate. County Councillor Mustoe has requested that part of the land is used for the school.

A member of the public congratulated County Councillor Mustoe and Mevagissey Parish Council on winning the fight to save a prominent part of Mevagissey’s AONB from being lost to a housing development.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/12/19.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  5TH SEPTEMBER 2019

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/12/19.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/12/19 Assets of Community Value

In April 2017 the PC resolved to list the Parishes assets instead of registering them with CC. It was thought to be beneficial, for the assets to be registered.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the NDP to discuss the matter of registering the assets and for the matter to be placed on the March agenda.

5.2/12/19 Memorial Village Hall – Loan

The Memorial Village Hall are very grateful to the PC for accepting their request to borrow funds if required.

5.3/12/19 Highways – Beach Drain, Tregerrick to Polsue, Bennetts & Flower Patch

With regards to the gutter becoming blocked from sand, Highways are in the process of organising further jetting works to try and clear the drainage line in this area. The drainage system has been in place for a significant length of time without a valve, so hopefully once cleared, it will assist with any concerns raised in this area.

The property owner forwarded correspondence that he had earlier in the year with Cornwall Highways concerning the blockage of this gully. The property owner reported that the drain pipe is the property of Highways and is surprised that untreated and unscreened surface water from the public highway is still being discharged, directly onto a public bathing beach in 2019 and suggested that Highways should be asked to reroute the surface water drainage into the sewer system.

The Tregerrick to Polsue road has been closed for some time, so the new notice was perhaps a renewal notice. Works are currently programmed for January to make repairs to the track in this area.

Because the works had already begun, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to thank Highways for commencing the works early.

The work on Bennetts (Trenninick to Galowras) are currently scheduled for completion in the new year.

A site visit to Flower Patch has been arranged.

5.4/12/19 Lapsed Planning – Flooding

The Community Protection Team reported that if there is sewage flooding from the public sewer, this should be reported to South West Water, who will be able to advise. However, it is believed that the issues relate to problems with surface water flooding from a publically maintained drainage ditch / stream they will seek assistance from the Council’s Land Drainage team.

MP Steve Double thanked the PC for copying him into the emails and reported that as Parliament has now dissolved, his is currently not a Member of Parliament and to let him know, if he can further assist if re-elected. He reported that once the NDP has been passed it will add an additional layer of Parish-specific guidance to any planning applications and will be of great assistance in the circumstances you describe.

One of the Planning Officer’s reported that this matter is being dealt with by the enforcement team, and if the applicants feel they have made a valid start within the allotted time period, then this needs to be proven by the submission of a Lawful Use Certificate. The conditions re drainage have to date not been discharged.

The other Planning Officer reported that the Enforcement case is open and ongoing

The lawful status of the works continues to be investigated and there is no record of information relating to the surface water drainage being submitted in order to discharge the related condition

The neighbours report they are still experiencing major issues regarding the flooding to their property. They thank the PC for their help so far and ask if the PC think it would be a good idea to now contact the land owners and ask them what they are going to do to rectify the problem. They have been in touch with SWW who report this isn’t under their remit, but have investigated the sewer with a camera, and reported that the water could be coming up from underground, from the underground stream.

Another neighbour asked County Councillor Mustoe whether the matter could be accelerated due to the damage that is being caused. County Councillor couldn’t give any update regards to the investigation, due to GDPR. The neighbour asked the PC that if the matter went to retrospective planning that they take it to planning committee. The PC cannot be predetermined, but would take all issues into consideration, if a planning application were to be submitted.

5.5/12/19 Further Matters Arising

Gorran Highlanes Bus Shelter

Cormac have visited the site and have concerns about a BT apparatus located in the verge near the works. There may be an issue with BT not allowing the PC to install a shelter over their apparatus.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the Clerk to enquire with BT.

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights have been displayed on the Triangle and Gorran Green.

The Tree on the Triangle is dying and a Christmas tree has been donated by a resident.

The Gorran Green Committee were grateful for the offer of a Christmas tree for the Green, but declined the offer.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to thank the residents for displaying the Christmas lights.

6/12/19 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/12/19 Footpaths.

The coastal sign at the Dodman has been knocked over.

6.2/12/19 Beach

The repair to the Little Perhaver steps has been done well.

County Councillor Mustoe to report to Cornwall Council that there is a large crack running along the Platt.

6.3/12/19 General Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

Nothing to report

6.4/12/19 Public Convenience

The water bills for Sept & October have been extremely high compared to last year.

2019                             2018

September  £857.02                        £622.76

October       £624.24 usage 112       £93.20 usage 16

Once the PC have established there isn’t a water leak SWW will check the meter and charge £45.50 – £125 if all is correct.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the Maintenance Contractor to check for a water leak.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the quote from Cormac for remedial works of £404.80.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to thank the resident for the £200 from their plant sales.

6.5/12/19 Tree Warden’s Report

Nothing to report

6.6/12/19 Neighbourhood Plan

Minutes received from the latest meeting.

 7/12/19 CORRESPONDENCE

7.12/19 The Haven Cafe & Beachcomber – Building Works

The soon to be new owners are looking update the chip shop and beach shop.
They would like to open up the two shops so they become one open plan shop and a minimum 20 cover restaurant. This would involve restructuring the layout, including installing a brand-new state of the art frying range, accessible disabled toilet & accessible entrance. They would like to install bifold windows across the pavement side of the building and bifold doors on the beach facing side of the building.
They currently have a5 takeaway license & A1 in the beachshop and would need to add an a3 license for the restaurant.
They will apply for planning permission if it is required.
The PC liked the plans in principle.

7.2/12/19 Cornwall Streetworks – Polsue Farm to St Josephs

Road From Polsue Farm To Junction South West Of St Josephs, Gorran, St Austell

11 November – 28 February

7.3/12/19 Defra – Bathing Water Classification 2019

Gorran Haven/Little Perhaver has been classified as Good and this will be the “current classification” for the 2020 bathing season.

7.4/12/19 Cornwall Council – LMP/SWCP 2020/2021

LMP £974.54

SWCP £1,503.54

7.5/12/19 Cornwall Council – Winter Wellbeing Guide 2019

Updated Winter Wellbeing Guide 2019.

7.6/12/19St Austell & Mevagissey Network – Volunteer Support

There is a new Shaping My Community: Connections Working Group, made up of members from a number of different organisations and businesses in the St Austell and wider area, actively involved in supporting the local community.

They have initially agreed to host networking events, the first to be held at Wheal Martyn planned for January 2020.

 7.7/12/19 NALC – Strengthening Police Powers to Tackle Unauthorised Encampments

NALC welcome any comments regarding this consultation

7.8/12/19 Duchy of Cornwall – Foreshore Lease

The PC’s lease for the foreshore at Gorran Haven ran out on 24th March 2019.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept The Duchy of Cornwall’s offer to renew for a further three years beginning 25th March 2019 at a proposed rent of £85 plus VAT and that no income is derived from the tenure.

Newsletters

Planning Agents and Local Council newsletter, Rural Network Newsletter, Long Term Plan Update Newsletter, Town & Parish News, CALC monthly round up.

Cornwall’s Highways – Cornwall’s Winter Maintenance Service

Fact sheets regarding road gritting and winter maintenance

 8/12/19 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/09528: Mr D W Shillaber ADS Property Enterprises Ltd, Springfield, Rice Lane Erection of extensions to the existing bungalow for a utility room and additional bedroom. Demolition of an existing outbuilding and formation of a parking and turning area.

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support.

PA19/09425: Mrs Rowan Butlin, Treveague Farm Campsite. Use of venue for marriage and civil ceremonies for approximately 5 ceremonies per year

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support.

Dr Dunne took the Chair.

The Clerk read out a statement from the applicant’s planning consultant.

PA19/08798: Mr and P Grimmet, White Stiles Barns Conversion of existing redundant rural building to a dwelling

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support.

Mr Grose resumed the Chair.

8.1/12/19  Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/08342: Mr and Mrs Browing, Chy Lowen, 28 Perhaver Park APPROVED

PA19/08580: Mr Barker, Glendower, Wanford Meadows                 APPROVED

PA19/08031: Mr and Mrs Ince, Ismeer, Trewollock Lane                 APPROVED

PA19/08151: Mrs Ruth Sanderson, 45 Perhaver Park                      APPROVED

PA19/08742: Mr Lewis Allen, 12 Trelispn Park                                 APPROVED

8.2/12/19 PA19/08580, Glendower – Cornwall Council Planning Recommendation

The Planning Officer did not feel there was strong enough planning reasons to warrant refusal. As there is ample amenity space to accommodate a new dwelling, as there is in the ability to retain sufficient amenity space for the host dwelling. They do not believe that this design would be detrimental within the street scene. The agent is very accommodating to work with, and address any of the PC’s concerns regarding overlooking

The PC agreed to disagree and requested that the private road be left in its original condition prior to construction.

Planning agreed to place an informal note on the consent.

8.3/12/19 Wosteweth

The Planning Officer had already issued the decision for the site, the comments are noted and he will pass them on to the applicant. They are unable to condition anything re the road, as it is a private road and its maintenance and up keep is a civil matter for the occupants of the road, and not a planning consideration

 9/12/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                          PAYMENTS                                      RECEIPTS    

ID Mobile  Monthly phone chrge           £8.18      Mr Storey  Toilet donation      £50.00

Mr CF Lobb Reimburse NDP leaflets  £124.60   Public Toilet donation boxes £202.77

Mr CF Lobb Reimburse Anchor chain £38.40     Mr Hill Painting sale toilets   £250.00

Heartsafe AED Annual monitoring    £378.00     Mr Aldridge Toilet donation    £60.00

SWW  Water usage chrg                  £624.24

AJH Services Toilet cleaning            £393.12

Cormac Solutions Wallgate & Elec £342.00

S Spence Grasscutting & maint    £325.50

Information Commissioner Data protect £40.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks purchases £2.95

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Salary  £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £64.00

Mr Bunney Reimburse lights             £102.75

TOTAL  £3,086.50                                TOTAL £562.77                                               

All the Bills for October have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for November.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Noted

The bank reconciliation was verified and It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the bank reconciliation.

10/12/19. Precept 2020/2021

Following the Clerk reporting the budget for 2020/2021 it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the precept to remain at £21,300 as of 2019/2020.

It is uncertain business rates relief for all public conveniences will come into effect from April 2020. Because the legislation was not past before Parliament was dissolved.

11/12/19. Meeting Protocol

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the meeting protocol.

12/12/19. Parish Problems

A quote to repair the seat on the Triangle is being sought.

There are vast amounts of mud on the roads.

County Councillor Mustoe to report to Cornwall Council that the drain on the multiuse trail has collapsed.

Cliff Road has been resurfaced.

County Councillor Mustoe to report to Cornwall Council that some potholes have been poorly repaired.

13/12/19 – Casual Vacancy

One application was received.

Following a unanimous vote, It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to co-opt Mr LG Husband onto the PC.

The meeting closed at 9.20pm

RATIFIED MINUTES NOVEMBER 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 7th November 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney Husband, Lobb, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, and 12 members of the public.

1/11/19.  APOLOGIES

County Councillor Mustoe, Mrs Hart and Mr White

2/11/19(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

7.12/11/19 – Mr Lobb

8/11/19 PA19/08031 – Mr Grose

2/11/19(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/11/19(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/11/19(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/11/19. PUBLIC SESSION

Neighbours of the lapsed planning application PA15/09590 & PA18/04874 asked if the PC could assist any further, with the flooding issues, that have arisen since building works commenced. The neighbours feel that the flooding has now become a Statutory Nuisance, as it is affecting resident’s health. They also thought that a sewer may have been moved, without permission.

Residents raised their concerns regarding the up coming planning application PA19/08580. They were of the opinion that, it would be overdevelopment of the site and that the road is private and could be damaged by construction traffic.

A member of the public questioned why a new housing needs survey is being commissioned. The PC explained it was required to assist with the Neighbourhood Development Plan, because the last survey is now out of date.

A member of the Board of Cornwall Rural Housing Association explained that they are a modest sized housing association that builds and provide affordable rental homes, in rural communities. They had enquired with Cornwall Council whether there is any possibility, in obtaining a small piece of the recently vacated land, at Carvinick, for a small affordable housing development.  The member asked if the PC would like to consider this further in tandem with CRHA.

The PC felt it would be a good idea for CRHA to attend the next PC meeting, to present to the public their ideas and intentions.

A member of the public asked for the PC’s support to re-establish the Village Carnival. Initial thoughts were for it to be on the same day as the Street Market and to finish with a celebration at Bell Hill. The PC felt it was a good idea, and were happy to support the event.

A member of the public asked if there was any progress with the matter regarding the water and debris runoff, ending up in front of their property. The Clerk reported that County Councillor Mustoe has agreed to arrange a site visit with Highways.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/11/19.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  5TH SEPTEMBER 2019

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

 It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to move planning forward on the agenda.

8/11/19 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/08151: Mrs Ruth Sanderson, 45 Perhaver Park Proposed change of use of

garage to bedroom, sitting area, WC for dependant relative and loft conversion

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support.

Dr Dunne in Chair

PA19/08031: Mr & Mrs Ince, Ismeer, Trewollock Lane Non material amendment

to PA19/02196, amending front rooflights of Unit 1.

Non Material Amendment

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

Mr Grose resumed the Chair

PA19/08580: Mr Barker, Glendower, Wansford Meadows. To reconfigure the

existing dwelling of Glendower and construct a new 4-bedroom home named Menehee within the existing curtilage.

Full Application

3 comments of objection received.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Object.

Over development on existing site, with insufficient amenity space for two dwellings. The development will not meet local housing needs, for the Parish. The new Menhee development will overlook surrounding properties, where the street scene on that side, the North side of the road is predominantly bungalows.

Concerns have been raised by neighbours that damage may be caused to the private road by construction traffic and may have an impact on the neighbours.

County Councillor Mustoe, MP Steve Double and Geoff Brown Cabinet Minister for Housing to be copied in on the objection and to explain to them that this shows, St Goran Parish, have received another planning application, that is not contributing to local housing needs.

PA19/08742: Mr Lewis Allen, 12 Trelispen Park Extension to the front and side

of the existing dwelling

Full Application

2 online comments of Support

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

In-keeping with Street scene and sensitive development connected to the current property.

8.1/11/19  Cornwall Council Planning decision

No decisions were received.

Cornwall Council Recommendation PA19/07975 – Wosteweth

Following a site visit and assessment the planning officer recommended that this application is approved

The site already has in essence two residential elements. The site is large as are the others within the immediate area and the majority have large dwellings on them. This site will still use the 5 bed dwelling but demolish part of the flat and extend to create another separate dwelling. The size increase in footprint is 132sqm which is similar in size to the neighbouring properties. The site is large and can accommodate the separate dwelling and can still maintain adequate amenity space for both dwellings. The site is within the settlement boundary and is in accordance with Policy 3 of the CLP.  It will blend in with the others and will not have a negative impact on the AONB. The dwellings will be sustainable and are in a sustainable location.

Following 5 days’ notice the PC agreed to disagree

The applicant wrote to the PC explaining how and why he was disappointed in their original decision and asked for the PC to reconsider their position. Once informed regarding the 5 day’s’ protocol, the applicant was pleased with the outcome.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pass onto the Planning Officer, resident’s concerns regarding construction traffic. If any damage is caused to the private road residents would like to request that it is made good and left in its original condition prior to construction. Residents also requested to emphasis that they were disappointed with the planning recommendation.

5/11/19.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/11/19 Neighbourhood Development Plan – Insurance

It was confirmed that the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering group are covered by the PC’s public liability insurance.

5.2/11/19 Housing Needs Survey

Based on there being 683 on the on the electoral roll for St Goran, it was confirm the estimated cost of carrying out a Housing Need Survey would be £968.69. The Clerk accepted the quote as resolved in the October meeting.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to delegate authority to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to allow them to authorise and adapt the Housing Needs Survey to their requirements.

5.3/11/19 Expired Planning – Flooding Issue

The Environment Agency responded that they were not consulted on either PA15/09590 or PA18/04874 as installation of drainage for new build development is not a Community Protection issue, so cannot assist. Building Control reported that this site was dealt with and inspected by a private Building Control company and not the Local Authority. Both parties reported that they do not deal with flood risk.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the PC to report to Environmental Health, the Planning Officer, The Environment Agency and Building Control that this issue has reached crisis point and has become a Statutory Nuisance and if not dealt with satisfactorily, it will be reported to the Local Government Ombudsman. Copy to County Councillor Mustoe and MP Steve Double.

5.4/11/19 Highways

An inspection of Trewollock Lane has been arranged.

The location near “Blue Point” at the junction of Cliff Road with Perhaver Park. Highways are currently in liaison with the property owners at the junction of Cliff Road regarding siting the street name plate on the wall, rather than on posts in the highway.

Highways reported that the Pothole in Gorran is not on the public highway but sits on private land in front of the garage, and if it is considered a problem, then it would be for the owner at this location to fill in Highways intend to take no further action at this time. The resident reported that it’s not just the pothole causing the issue, surface water and debris are running off the highway, near the Cemetery gate and running down the lane towards her property. The Owner contacted County Councillor Mustoe, who has agreed to arrange a site visit with highways.

5.5/11/19 Bus Shelter

The resident felt the installation of a bus shelter is still required.

The Clerk accepted the quote from Cormac and instructed them to commence the work.

5.6/11/19 The Triangle Bench

Following a request from The Friends of the Triangle it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request a quote for the repair of the memorial bench.

5.7/11/19 Casual Vacancy – St Goran Parish Council

A Notice of Vacancy in St Goran parish was displayed and has now expired, without receiving the necessary requests for an election.

Therefore, the Parish Council is now required to fill the vacancy by co-option, as soon as practicable.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the vacancy to be advertised.

6/11/19 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/11/19 Footpaths.

The Scotland Woods sign is now installed.

A new permissive path is due to open, around Lamledra Farm

6.2/11/19 Beach

A gully is blocked between the Limekiln and the Watch House. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request Highways to install a none return flap, as sand is washing up the pipe from the beach.

6.3/11/19 General Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

The location for the memorial bench has been marked out.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the maintenance contractor the trim the hedge behind.

6.4/11/19 Public Convenience

The EICR has been completed and the certificate has come back as satisfactory.

Remedial works are recommended. Cormac are to quote for works.

£200 donation was received from House By the Beach.

£310 received from the sale of prints.

A volunteer cleaner is still required for Saturdays.

A letter of support was received.

Any small donations given to Mr Bunney are verified Cakebreads and added to monies collected from the donation boxes.

A local plumber had repaired the flush in the ladies as a donation towards the toilets. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to send a thank you letter.

6.5/11/19 Tree Warden’s Report

The tree warden was contacted regarding a tree overhanging the road coming out of Gorran. The tree warden contacted Cornwall Council due to the tree being covered by a TPO. They advised that as the tree was posing an imminent risk to the highway it would be covered by “the exception regulations” meaning a formal application is not required in order to undertake works to make safe. The owner then arranged for the tree to be made safe.

6.6/11/19 Neighbourhood Plan

The NDP have been awarded a grant of £1,500 from the Locality team.

The latest meeting minutes were received.

 7/11/19 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/11/19 County Councillor Mustoe – The Big Climate Fightback & Forest For Cornwall

Information regarding the Big Climate Fightback campaign, which the Woodland Trust is organising.

7.2/11/19 Cornwall Council – Safer Cornwall PoCA funding

Safer Cornwall has funding available to enable community led projects that specifically address community safety issues in Cornwall.

7.3/11/19 Cornwall Council – Provision of additional Enforcement Support for Environmental Crime

Information regarding the Community Enforcement Programme, with some training opportunities

7.4/11/19 Cornwall AONB – Annual Conference

Cornwall’s AONB annual conference is due to be held in Wadebridge on Saturday 23rd November.

7.5/11/19 Resident – Hedge Trimming

A home owner asked who is responsible for the trimming of the bank below their property, running along Canton Street.

They have arranged to have it cut at their expense & are hoping the PC may later offer a refund.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to respond that It is the PC’s understanding that it is the landowner’s responsibility and the PC understand that the footpath below, is under the jurisdiction of Cornwall Council.

7.6/11/19 County Councillor Mustoe – Forest for Cornwall

Cornwall Council’s Environment & Growth Partnership Team are in the early stages of designing the Forest for Cornwall programme. They are in the process of talking to colleagues about whether there are any Cornwall Council owned sites available in Mevagissey. In the meantime, there may be some Parish Council / local schools owned sites available. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request that sites in St Goran are considered,

7.7/11/19 Localism & Devolution – Road Safety Forum

Invitation to the next Road Safety Forum on 3 December at Launceston Town Hall from 1.30 pm

7.8/11/19 CALC – VE Day Celebrations

Mayor’s, Leaders and Chairman of town and parish councils throughout the UK are to take the lead in local celebrations. The VE Day 75 weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, will be an international celebration of peace. From a central location of their choice, Mayors, Leaders and Chairman of town and parish councils are being encouraged to lead them in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’, by undertaking the following ceremony at 3pm on Friday 8thMay next year. Information in the website available.

Gorran Haven Chapel are running a weeklong event and the PC thought it maybe able to add the toast, to the event.

7.9/11/19 Resident – Phone Box Library

Following a report that the door of the phone box was broken, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the maintenance contractor to repair.

It was also reported that the frame requires repairing. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to seek a quote fora new surround for the cast panel.

7.10/11/19 Pendower Friends – Pre-App PA18/01602

Pendower Friends are hoping to enlist the PC’s support in resisting this application and also in demonstrating to Cornwall Council our collective opposition to any development proposal which erodes the special character of the whole of the Cornwall AONB, particularly if it undermines policies contained within the adopted AONB Management Plan and includes residential housing in undeveloped landscapes.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to send a message of support.

7.11/11/19 Business Owner – Western Power Road Closure

A business in Gorran asked if it is possible for them to claim compensation? Following the recent road closure by Western Power that effected their trade.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to inform the Business that, the PC felt it was beyond their remit and Western Power should be contacted.

7.12/11/19 GHHT – Deployment of Speed Buoys Cost Increase

GHHT informed the PC that from 2020 the cost of the deployment of the speed buoys will increase from £140 to £150. This is the first increase for at least 10 years.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the increase.

7.13/11/19 National Trust – Lamledra Footpath Opening

The Chairman and the Clerk have been invited to the opening of the section of permissible footpath at Lamledra.Tuesday 12 November, 2:30pm.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for Mr Lobb to represent the PC.

7.14/11/19 Cornwall  Streetworks – Road Closure

Forestreet and Polkirk Hill, Mevagissey. 16th December 9.30am – 2.30pm

7.15/11/19 Christmas Lights Committee – Christmas Tree Lights

The Christmas Lights Committee reported that, they would display lights on the Holly tree on the Green and Tree on the Triangle, but would like to make residents aware that, neither tree is strong enough to hold many lights. It was therefore proposed, seconded to RESOLVED for more lights to be purchased to display on surrounding trees, at a maximum budget of £100.

Newsletters

AONB Enews, NHS Kernow Newsletter, Localism and Devolution Newsletter, CALC Newsletter, Steve Double October Newsletter.

Further Correspondence

Cornwall Council – Housing Supplementary Housing Document

Cornwall Council is publishing a schedule of proposed changes to the Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for a four week consultation period.

Cornwall Council – Polling Districts and Polling Stations Review

Cornwall Council’s Constitution and Governance Committee have approved the Polling Districts and Polling Places Order, that sets out the arrangements for polling districts and polling places for the whole of Cornwall, to take effect on1 December 2019.

Memorial Village Hall – Loan

The Memorial Hall are applying to the Lottery Community Fund for a loan to replace the damaged roof and extend the building and would like to add the possibility of a loan from the Parish Council to their existing contingency fund. The feel it would be unlikely that they would actually require it. They formally requested the PC to consider offering the Hall an interest-free loan of £3,800 over 5 years.

CALC and NALC confirmed that the PC have authority to consider a loan under, Section 19(3) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976). They advised not to consider a loan, unless the PC are happy to risk non repayment and for the PC consider who will benefit from the loan.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to offer a loan to the Memorial Village hall because the PC felt it would be financially viable if the loan were not repaid and the community and other organisations would benefit, as many use the asset.

 9/11/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                   PAYMENTS                                              RECEIPTS    

ID Mobile Monthly phone Charge        £8.18    HSBC Interest  Deposit AC          £1.50

Burial Fund   Transfer to NS&I            £550.00    Cornwall Council LMP                £660.00

Biffa  Waste Removal Beach        £1,497.29    House By the Beach toilet don £200.00

GHHT   Speed Buoys                      £140.00       CF Lobb Burial Chrge             £550.00

S Spence Grasscuting & Maintenance£380.00       Resident Card sales – toilets £8.00

SWW Water Supply                          £857.02      The Car Park Toilet donation £200.00

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning           £393.12     NS&I   Burial fund                   £550.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £40.96

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Salary   £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £64.00

TOTAL  £4,611.32                                TOTAL £2,167.50                                             

All the Bills for October have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for November.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Noted

The bank reconciliation was verified and It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the bank reconciliation.

10/11/19. Tourist Brochure

 It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to put the Tourist Brochure on hold for the forth coming year.

 11/11/19. Memorial Inscription Request

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to grant permission for a second inscription on an existing memorial

12/11/19. Parish Problems

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to add Assets of Community Value to the January agenda.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways that a road closed sign has been placed at Tregerrick to Polsue, where Highways had previously agreed to make this byway passable.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways that Bennetts is in a poor state or repair.

The meeting closed at 9.25pm

RATIFIED MINUTES OCTOBER 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 3rd October 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney Husband, Lobb, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe, the Tree Warden and 8 members of the public.

1/10/19.  APOLOGIES

None

2/10/19(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2/10/19(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/10/19(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/10/19(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/10/19. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public informed the PC that there will be a site meeting held by Western Power on the 14th October, to pass on information regarding their intended cable works, in Gorran Churchtown, including a section of common land.

A member of St Goran CLT requested the PC’s support, regarding their recent planning application PA19/04858. The planning officer recommended for this application to be denied. due to listed building concerns. St Goran CLT asked if the PC would, continue to support this application.

A member of the public asked if a memorial bench could be placed in the Cemetery, instead of on Gorran Green.

A member of the public asked for the PC’s support, regarding their neighbours expired planning application. The applicant began works, after the approved planning application had expired. The works have caused flooding to their property.

A member of the public requested assistance from the PC, regarding surface water running down the lane, outside their property.

A member of the public was pleased to report that the verges on Lamledra Hill had been cut back.

Members of the NDP had attended an Affordable Housing Conference and found it very informative.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/10/19.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  5TH SEPTEMBER 2019

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/10/19.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/10/19 NDP – Housing Needs Survey

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the PC to request a Housing Needs Survey.

Cornwall Council will administer the survey for the area. This will entail an on-line survey, with paper copies being available on request

In terms of approximate costs; Printing, postage and obtaining electoral roll £25 + 0.43p per address. Affordable Housing Officer’s time is charged at £65 per hour, average time charge is 10 hours to liaise, prepare, oversee, analyse and report = £650 (including VAT).

5.2/10/19 Cemetery – New area

The former reverend confirmed that the whole of the Parish Council Cemetery, is consecrated. Noted

5.3/10/19 Memorial Bench

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to install the memorial bench on the left of the Cemetery entrance. The family to make the necessary arrangements.

5.4/10/19 Little Perhaver Steps

Following an inspection, Cormac closed the steps to Little Perhaver, as they agreed with the PC’s assessment, that they were in a dangerous condition for public use. The gangs were scheduled to begin repairs on Saturday 28th September, and are planning on working over the subsequent 2 weekends, due to the urgency of the repair.

The PC were impressed with Cormac’s fast response to this request.

5.5/10/19 Holiday let – Beach

The holiday let owner contacted their guests regarding the incident and they recall the bag only containing stale bread, but confirmed this will not happen again.

The holiday let owner already has signs in the property regarding waste and seagulls, but will review these, as well. Noted

5.6/10/19 Dogs on the beach complaint

Cornwall Council’s Community Protection Team Manger does not believe the PC could be held liable for, any harm that might come to a resident or visitor, as a result of dogs being allowed on the beach, at Gorran Haven, since it is Cornwall Council who has responsibility for making any Public Spaces Protection Order under which dogs can be excluded. The Protection Team Manager points out that, there is currently a consultation on season restrictions for dogs on beaches underway and suggested that, the complainant could let his views be known to Cornwall Council via the consultation.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the PC to report back to the complainant.

The PC reported that they had received many positive comments regarding the beach during the Summer season.

5.7/10/19 Multi-Use Trail

Cornwall Council Highways Dept has agreed to cut this back again, but reported this is not part of the public highway.

In 2016 it was reported that this site is one of a number which have been constructed by the council without the future maintenance issues being clarified.  Currently the trail is a permissive route across council land, as such it is the responsibility of the landowner to maintain it; Cornwall Council. The issue is which Cornwall Council department is responsible.

5.8/10/19 Further Matters Arising

Cornwall Council – Road Closure

Road From Kestle Road To Bodrugan Broadlane, Gorran. Between 21st October to 1st November 2019 (24 hours, weekdays only)

6/10/19 COMMITTEE REPORTS

6.1/10/19 Footpaths.

The LMP Contractor made some recommendations.

Footpath No 17 Treveor to Recassa. Was not cut as requested by PC.

Footpath No 7 Bodrugan to Gorran recommends it to be cut twice a year.

Footpath No 1 The Slips, recommends 1 extra cut during the year. Noted

 It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the Maintenance Contractor to install the new footpath sign on the existing pole at Galowras Mill.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to the NT, that there has been a recent landslide at Hemmick beach.

6.2/10/19 Beach

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to thank the resident who had painted the railings, on the Platt.

CC Mustoe reported that he had recently carried out a beach clean on Vault beach and note that the gas cylinder had not yet been removed. He had also carried out a beach clean on Gorran Haven beach and reported a crack in the Platt wall to Cormac.

The Platt seats need repainting.

6.3/10/19 General Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

The new sign has been installed.

6.4/10/19 Public Convenience

£200 had been donated from the Car park

£6 had been donated from card sales.

Funds from the auction of a local residents painting of, the St Goran Rowing Club’s gig, are to be donated to the toilet fund.

A resident who donated funds was grateful for the PC’s thanks and thinks Michael Bunny is doing a fantastic job raising money for the Toilets. It is essential for the Village to have the Toilets in Gorran Haven open during the Winter months. Art Cards are on sale at the Llawnroc Hotel and Cakebreads where they forgo their commission to pass on to the Toilet Fund.

The volunteer winter cleaning rota has begun. There is on space left on a Saturday.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the lights, except the disabled lights, are to be turned off for the winter.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the Clerk to arrange for the annual electrics testing and the Wallgate service.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the toilet flushes to be serviced.

6.5/10/19 Tree Warden’s Report

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to clarify that the record of the “In Committee” discussion of the role of the Parish Tree Warden in the June minutes recorded that the Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative founded and co-ordinated by The Tree Council. Tree Warden volunteers are usually appointed by local councils or other community organisations, and working together, Tree Warden activities and projects are often autonomous, and tailor-made to benefit the local area and community. The role of the tree warden may be diverse for example: To champion their local trees and woods, plant and care for trees, carry out woodland management, set up tree nurseries using seeds collected locally, survey trees and gather information about them, provide early warning of threats, disease, decay or vandalism, involve their neighbours in tree projects, get together with like-minded people for training and field trips, spearhead Tree Council initiatives such as its Hedge Tree Campaign to reverse the decline of trees and hedges

The Tree Warden is the Warden for the Parish and may carry out his role, independently of the PC.

Where a matter is thought to be PC related, any actions must be agreed prior to commencement, by the PC, at their monthly meetings.

The Tree Warden cannot ensure a tree is safe, but can advise if he is of the opinion, a tree is unsafe.

The Tree Warden is responsible for many roles, not just to those of an arboricultural nature.

The Tree Warden to receive copies of the agenda and minutes each month.

6.6/10/19 Neighbourhood Plan

A copy of the most recent NDP Minutes were received

 It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the PC to sign the Localism Licence as required for the NDP.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the Clerk to confirm that the NDP steering groups activities are covered by the PC’s public liability insurance.

 7/10/19 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/10/19 Community Link Officer – High street Hero Fund

Cornwall Council has been awarded funding by the government to help smarten up the high streets and central public areas of towns and villages across the county.

Grants of up to £2000 are available,

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to apply for a grant.

7.2/10/19 Cornwall Council – Parking Enforcement Gorran Haven

During the 6 weeks of the summer holidays, enforcement was unable to patrol in Goran Haven. As this is an Ad hoc route, they adjust their enforcement based on requests for enforcement and general complaints. They had received 4 requests for this area since April, and visited on 2 occasions, Most recently in July. They are currently looking to recruit to a number of positions including the St Austell area, so hopefully they will be in a much better position to provide specific enforcement.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to make a request, for a visit from enforcement.

7.3/10/19 Walking Netball Group – Grant Thank You

The Walking Netball Group thank the PC for their grant Noted

7.4/10/19 Cornwall Council – St Austell Council Meeting

Invite to the full Town Council Meeting on 21st October where they will be considering actions the town council can take having declared a climate emergency Noted

7.5/10/19 CALC – 5G Coverage in Rural Areas Consultation

This consultation seeks views on the principle of amending permitted development rights for operators with rights under the Electronic Communications Code (Code Operators) to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage, and the circumstances in which it would be appropriate to do so Noted

7.6/10/19 Resident – Expired Planning Application

Works have begun on the building plot of an expired planning application. Due to the works water has been running from the Building site into the neighbour’s garden, who are now extremely concerned that their home will soon become flooded. The Neighbour has already reported this issue to relevant authorities.

CC Mustoe and Mr Bunney have reported this issue to Planning Enforcement.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the PC to also report to Planning Enforcement and also to the Planning Officer and the Environment Agency.

7.7/10/19 Newsletters

Steve Double Enews, Rural Services Network Bulletin, Weekly Bathing Water results, Cornwall AONB, NHS Kernow long term plan newsletter, Town and Parish Council newsletter

7.8/10/19 Further Correspondence

 

Cornwall Council – Road Closure

Road From Kestle Road To Bodrugan Broadlane, Gorran. Between 21st October to 1st November 2019 (24 hours, weekdays only) Noted

8/10/19 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/07975: Mr Martin Burr, Wosteweth, Wansford Meadows. To reconfigure a 5-bedroom house and 2-bedroom flat into two 4-bedroom houses

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to object. Overdevelopment of the site and out of keeping with the street scene.

Mr Ayres abstained.

PA19/08342: Mr and Mrs Browning, Chy Lowen, 28 ~Perhaver Park Revision to previously approved application PA19/05067 to create ancillary accommodation within former garage with the addition of a balcony

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to support.

8.1/10/19  Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/05249: Andrew Trendell, Harbours Reach                              APPROVED

PA19/07155: Mr R Grose, Highclere                                                 APPROVED

PA19/07169: Mr Ewart Cox, Mount Pleasant Farm                           APPROVED

8.2/10/19 Planning Application PA19/05249 Amendment

The proposal for Harbours Reach was amended and it is now proposed to remove the hanging tiles and smooth render the elevations with a painted finish.

Following 5 days notice the PC resolved to Agree to Disagree.

Mr Bunney and Dr Dunne Agreed with the amendment

8.3/10/19 PA19/04858 Cornwall Council Recommendation

The proposals had been given consideration and concerns were held over the works impact to the listed building. Whilst Cornwall Planning want to help the School Rooms carry on thriving. The planning officer currently recommends refusal of the application as it stands.

Following 5 days’ notice the PC RESOLVED to disagree with the recommendation and requested for it be taken to Cornwall Council Planning Committee.

4 votes were received. 2 agreed with the planning officer and 2 requested it be taken to Cornwall Council Planning Committee. The deciding vote was taken by the Vice Chair.

4 Councillors declared an interest – Mr Bunney, Mr Grose, Mr Lobb and Mr White.

2 Councillors abstained. Mr Ayres and Mr Husband

The PC felt that it is a successful community space and the benefits of the planning application would out way any detrimental effect to the building.

 9/10/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                              PAYMENTS                                                RECEIPTS    

British Gas    Electricity Supply         £55.37   Cornwall Council    Precept   £10,877.55

Burial Fund   Transfer to NS&I     £2,170.00    NS&I   Burial Fund                 £2,170.00

ID Mobile Parish Telephone               £8.18     Paul Bourton Burial chrg        £2,050.00

Memorial Hall   Beach Cleaning        £51.00      Ken Newcombe Burial chrg      £120.00

Gorran School PTA Beach Clean     £138.00    GHBusinesses seaweedremove£168.50

Gorran FC     Beach Cleaning           £80.00   Resident  Toilet donation           £100.00

Playing Field Trust Beach Cleaning £234.00  Haven Café Toilet donation       £100.00

Friends of the Triangle Beach Clean £60.00   Resident  Card sales toilets         £96.00

Gorran CC  Beach Cleaning              £34.00    Public Toilet donation boxes     £559.89

Gorran Pre-School Beach Cleaning £459.00  Member of public toilet donation £100.00

Mr T Bennett Bollards/sep buoys      £650.00  Mr R Storey Beach Contracts  £1,150.00

Sustainable Furniture Bench            £244.00

Duchy Cemetery’s Gravedigger       £430.00

Cormac Wallgate Repair                   £387.46

Parcsigns  Cemetery Sign                 £66.31

Broxap  Bin Liners                            £150.00

S Spence Grasscuting & Maintenance£238.98

SWW Water Supply                          £857.02

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning           £393.12

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £40.96

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Salary   £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £64.00

TOTAL  £8,246.16                                TOTAL £14,533.18                                           

All the Bills for August have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for September.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Noted

10/10/19 10. Armistice Service Arrangements

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for a member of the PC to lay the wreath during the Armistice service and £70, including the cost of the wreath, will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.

 11/10/19. Risk Assessment Review

The Risk Assessment was reviewed and it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for it to be accepted.

12/10/19. Parish Problems

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to highways that surface water is running down a lane outside a parishioner’s property.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways that the Cliff Road sign requires fixing and the large directional sign near Menagwins is missing.

The seat on Canton Street has been installed.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways that the hedges at the top of Trewollock Lane require trimming.

Mr Husband gave the PC a letter of resignation. He informed the PC that his lat meeting would be that of 5th December. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept Mr Husbands resignation.

The Clerk to inform Cornwall Council’s Electoral Officer.

The meeting closed at 9.15pm

RATIFIED MINUTES SEPTEMBER 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 5th Septmber 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney Husband, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe and 4 members of the public.

1/09/19.  APOLOGIES

The Tree Warden, Mr Lobb and Mr White

2/09/19(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Grose – Planning

2/09/19(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/09/19(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/09/19(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/09/19. PUBLIC SESSION

There were no representations from the public.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/09/19.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  1ST AUGUST 2019

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/09/19.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/09/19 Canton Street Bench

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to purchase a new hardwood bench, at a cost of no more than £400. The maintenance contractor to be requested to remove the old bench and install the new bench.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the maintenance contractor to tidy up the vegetation between the Chapel and the toilets on the Canton Street.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOVLED to advertise in the Parish Magazine, that there is space for a memorial plaque, on the new bench.

5.2/09/19 Seaweed Removal Charge

The Beachcomber, Mermaid Café, Haven Café and Cakebreads have all agreed to pay an equal share of the cost of seaweed removal, along with the PC.

After the Summer Season the Mermaid Cafe is keen to see what commitment can be gained from local business to build a fund, to help cover similar costs in the future.

Noted

5.3/09/19 Hedges – Perhaver Park

The Highways Steward has visited and served notice on the relevant landowners.

Noted

Further Matters Arising

County Councillor Mustoe informed the PC that, the County Councillor for Poltair, had recently visited Gorran Haven and reported how nicely organised and neat and tidy it is.

6/09/19 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/09/19 Footpaths.

Mr Lobb reported that the Bell Hill to Menagwins footpath is not a permissive path, but a definitive path.

Galowras Mill to Castle Hill has been cut and the Slips are looking in good order.

6.2/08/19 Beach

The bins and seats have been stored away for the winter.

The separation buoys and restrictive launching bollards have been removed for the winter.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to purchase 3 replacement bin liners

A number of visitors had reported that the beach was very clean and tidy.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for thank you letter to be sent to: Gorran Pre-School for the beach cleaning and to the restrictive launching bollards contractor.

County Councillor Mustoe reported to the Countryside team that the Little Perhaver steps were in urgent need of repair, as the PC were concerned they had become dangerous to use. The Countryside Team agreed to inspect the steps, the following week.

6.3/08/19 General Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

A new section of the Cemetery will soon be required for grave spaces. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to make enquiries, into whether the section has been consecrated and if required arrangements for consecration to be made.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for members of the Gorran Green Committee to discuss details and proposals, with the family of the previously agreed installation, of a memorial bench.

6.4/08/19 Public Convenience

Toilet tombola raised £369.

2 residents donated £196 to the toilet fund and the Haven Café donated £100. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to send thank you letters.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to send thank you letters to the Gorran Haven businesses for their support during the summer and ask for any further donations.

A new volunteer cleaning rota will commence on 1st October. Please contact Michael Bunney if you wish to assist.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to remind the cleaning contractor to leave large toilet rolls in the store cupboard, to cover the winter season.

A resident volunteered to carryout a deep clean of the toilets, following the end of the season and at the beginning of the next season.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the maintenance contractor to inspect the tiles, in the disabled toilets and repair where necessary.

6.5/09/19 Tree Warden’s Report

Nothing to report.

6.6/09/19 Neighbourhood Plan

A webpage on the Gorran Haven website has been created. http://www.gorranhaven.org.uk/ndp-group/

 A member of the steering group has produced a participation and consultation strategy.

A launch event will take place soon, to try to encourage more volunteers to join the steering group.

County Councillor Mustoe to make a request for a new housing needs survey, to be carried out.

The next steering group meeting is due to be held on 30th September.

Noted

 7/09/19 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/09/19 St Austell & Mevagissey Commuity Network Panel – Community Network Scheme Update

The latest update regarding the Highways Schemes approved in Phase 1 by the Community Network Panel.

Noted

7.2/09/19 County Councillor Mustoe – Carvinack Farm

A copy of the letting particulars for the grassland at Carvinack Farm.

Noted

7.3/09/19 Cornwall Council Protection – Tackling Dog Fouling, Littering & Flytipping

An innovative new non-confrontational (no contact) enforcement reporting tool has been created to better tackle community littering, fly tipping and dog fouling issues.
Training is available late September

Noted

7.4/09/19 Cornwall Council – Appointment to Cornwall Council’s Standards Committee

The Standards Committee is looking to appoint to its membership 5 x Town and Parish Council Representatives, 1 x currently serving Clerk of a Town or Parish Council and 4 x Independent (Lay) Members.

Noted

7.5/09/19 Visitor – Dogs on the Beach

The visitor who wrote to the PC in May regarding dog fouling and unrestrained dogs on the beach, has written again informing the PC that he is an Environmental Health and Trading Standards Officer for West Midlands Council. In light of the PC’s decision to take no further action, the visitor has made a few suggestions and suggests that the PC review their decision.

Following the PC’s request for assistance from CALC, they requested Cornwall Council’s advice on how to respond, since they deal with this kind of complaint more regularly.

The PC discussed the matter and do not find dog fouling or unrestrained dogs on the beach acceptable and proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to take advice given by Cornwall Council, for any further preventable action.

7.6/09/19 St Austell & Mevagissey Network Panel – Flood Warden Training

Flood warden training workshop invitation

Noted

7.7/09/19 Cornwall Council – Local Council Planning Conferences 2019

Invitation to training workshops on planning related topics.

Noted

7.8/09/19 Cornwall Council – Community Governance Review Update on stage 2

Stage 2 of the review has commenced, which involves the Council agreeing a set of Draft Recommendations for public consultation and is envisaged to conclude in December 2019, with a public consultation taking place between then and March 2020.
PC’s were invited to comment on submissions received by third parties. There were no third-party submissions received for St Goran. The only comment submitted was from the PC

Noted

7.9/09/19 Cornwall Rural Housing Association – AGM

The PC are invited to the CRHA AGM on 23rd September.

Noted

7.10/09/19 Resident – Incident on the Beach

A resident recently observed a visitor emptying a bag of food waste on the beach to feed the seagulls. The area was then engulfed by seagulls. They reported that they had seen numerous incidents this year, where seagulls have harassed people on the beach, and wanted to draw this to the Parish Council’s attention.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to the holiday let owner, that as a commercial business, he has an obligation for any waste from the holiday let, to be disposed of in the correct manner.

7.11/09/19 CALC – NALC  Independent Review into Local Government Audit

Comments are invited

Noted

7.12/09/19 Cornwall Streetworks – Road Closure

From Kestle Road to Bodrugan Broadlane. 21st October to 1st November. 24hrs week days only

Noted

7.13/09/19 Localism and Devolution – Public Consultation on Seasonal Restrictions for Dogs on Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall council are consulting City, Town and Parish Councils, residents, beach owners and other interested parties about proposals for seasonal restrictions for dogs on beaches and have an online survey.

Following discussions regarding the matter, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the PC would not want a dog ban on Gorran Haven beach.

It was also proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to place a notice in the Parish Magazine to remind dog owners to be responsible for their dog waste, as the PC are concerned that this is a problem throughout the Parish.

7.14/09/19 Localism and Devolution – Cornwall’s Homeless Strategy Review

Parish Councils are invited to make initial comments on the new draft strategy via an online survey

Noted

7.15/09/19 Newsletters

Steve Double August e news, Rural Services New Bulletin

Noted

7.16/09/19 Further Correspondence

Cornwall Council – Cornwall’s Localism Summit

Invitation to the Summit on 6th November

Noted

8/09/19 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/07169: Mr Ewart Cox, Assentech Sales Ltd, Mount Pleasant Farm Erection of a steel frame to form new garage area with balcony at first floor. Existing windows over balcony to be converted into doors.

Full Application

Support

Mr Grose left the room and Dr Dunne took the Chair.

PA19/07155: Mr R Grose, Land at Highclere Erection of a general purpose agricultural building for livestock housing.

Full Application

Support

Mr Grose re-joined the meeting and resumed the Chair.

8.1/09/19  Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/04561: Mrs Elizabeth Kendall, Highcote, Gorran                       APPROVED

PA19/05519: Mr Allen, Pine Ridge, Trewollock Lane              APPROVED

PA19/04497: Mr Thomas, Tregerrick, Meadowside                            APPROVED

8.2/09/19 Planning Application PA19/05249 Recommendation

Due to the character and appearance of the man-made Marley Cedral cladding it is not considered to be an appropriate material in this instance and the planning officer recommended refusal.

Prior to the meeting, the PC were given 5 days’ notice to either agree with the planning officer’s recommendation or agree to disagree.

It was RESOLVED to agree to disagree and 2 Councillors agreed with the Planning Officers recommendation.

9/09/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                      PAYMENTS                                        RECEIPTS       

Burial Fund   Transfer to NS&I            £320.00  NS&I   Burial Fund                £320.00

ID Mobile Parish Telephone                    £8.18  Public  Toilet donation boxes£675.60

Trevor Johns Seaweed removal          £210.60

S Spence Grasscuting & Maintenance£276.95

SWW Water Supply                          £829.39

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning             £393.12

Cormac Solutions Wallgate inspection £76.80

TP Tree Services SWCP                  £328.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £24.16

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Salary   £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £64.00

TOTAL  £3,173.96                                TOTAL £995.60                                                 

All the Bills for July have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for August. The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget.

Noted

The Bank reconciliation was verified.

10/09/19 External Audit – Completion

The external audit has been completed and sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return is in accordance with Proper Practices and no other matters have come to the auditor’s attention giving cause for concern that

relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met.

Noted

10.1/09/19 Financial Regulations – 2019 Upda

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to adopt the updated Financial Regulations 2019.

10/09/19. Parish Problems

A few complaints had been received regarding the road being blocked outside of Cakebreads, on their busy band evenings.

Some of the Councillors were of the opinion that Cakebreads do everything in their power to mitigate this issue: they close earlier than their licence entitlement and staff in yellow tabards try to move members of the public off the road, when it’s required.

The PC are concerned regarding members of the public blocking the road and road users receiving abuse, whilst trying to pass through.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to remind homeowners that they are responsible for preventing their hedges from obstructing the highway. A notice to be placed in the Parish Magazine.

The meeting closed at 9.05pm     .

RATIFIED MINUTES AUGUST 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 1st August 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, The Parishes Tree Warden, County Councillor Mustoe and 4 members of the public.

1/08/19.  APOLOGIES

Mr Bunney

2/08/19(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Grose – Footpaths and Planning

Mr Lobb – Planning

Mr White – Planning

2/08/19(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/08/19(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/08/19(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/08/19. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public asked if anything is going to be displayed in the new glass fronted noticeboard. A parish map is currently being produced. The Pc agreed that the bus timetable could be displayed in the noticeboard. Vents are to be installed in the noticeboard, to prevent condensation.

A member of the public reported that the hedges on Lamledra Hill require trimming.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/08/19.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  4TH JULY 2019

1 tree on the Green and 3 on Bostocks Lane, replaced “the coppice” – under the Gorran Green item. It was then proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/08/19.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/08/19 Neighbourhood Plan – Terms of Reference

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the terms of reference.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to allow the Steering Group to spend up to £100 of PC funds, without prior ratification from the PC.

5.2/08/19 Seaweed on the Beach

A visitor expressed their disgust about the lack of action regarding the seaweed following the easterly winds. The Clerk explained to the visitor, the reasons behind the PC’s decision to delay the removal of the seaweed.

Noted

The Mermaid Café thanked the PC for removing the seaweed.

Noted

Mr Grose was thanked for the time he spent on the beach. whilst the seaweed was being removed. County Councillor Mustoe reported that he had spent a pleasant few days on the beach.

5.3/08/19 Footpath signs – 16 & 17

The Countryside Access Team understand the PC’s frustrations regarding signage and fully appreciate the importance of signs, however, they are only able to deal with urgent health and safety issues at this time.

It was proposed seconded and RESOLVED to accept the Countryside Access Teams offer to supply and deliver signs and erect them on their behalf.

5.4/08/19 Portmellon Sign

The Countryside team now understand the request is. They do not install destination signs anymore as these are bespoke sign plates that cost far more than a batch of ‘Public Footpath’ signs, but they could fund under the target Parish money.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for County Councillor to discuss the sign with Mevagissey PC.

5.5/08/19 Cliff Road

County Councillor Mustoe and Highways confirmed that Cliff Road is scheduled for surfacing work in the later part of this financial year.

Noted

5.6/08/19 Footpaths – LMP

The slips landowner pointed out that this should be covered under LMP. It is on the list. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the LMP contractor to trim this footpath.

Footpath No 4 Galowras to Castle Hill is not on the cutting schedule for the LMP.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to add this footpath to the LMP list.

The LMP contractor reported that the Treveor to Rescassa footpath is completely blocked by vegetation and would take longer than anticipated to cut, adding to the cost. The PC have already requested for the landowner to clear this path. FP 17.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to remind the landowner to cut the path and to ask Caerhayes Estate to assist.

5.7/08/19 Brown Tourism Signs

The Seaview Gorran Haven, detail on the Brown Tourism Signs have been removed by Highways, which were installed without their knowledge.

Noted

5.8/08/19 Toilets – Wallgate Repair

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the quote from Cormac of £322.88 to replace the motor and fan.

5.9/08/19 Gorran School – Parking

The School thank the PC for their kind offer of support, however they have no plans to create a car park for the school. Monetarily it would be irresponsible of them, plus they understand that Cornwall Council are not keen to give planning permission for extra car parking spaces to schools, believing that it encourages more road use.

They share the PC’s desire to encourage walking to school and have attempted many projects. They have support from the local PCSO to try to ease the parking issue. They would like the PC’s support in encouraging local residents and businesses to adopt their voluntary one way system. Approach the School from Menagwins and leave via Crooked lane.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to suggest that herringbone parking could be a solution, if the bank running along the side of the school were to be removed.

Further Matters Arising

 5.10/08/19 The Lime Kiln Trust – Trustee

The Trustees are grateful to the PC for the appointment of Mr Ayres and are sure he will be a valued member.

6/08/19 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/08/19 Footpaths.

Restormal Ramblers complained that footpath 6 had not been cut – Gorran – Galowras Mill. It was reported to the LMP contractor and consequently cut.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to order a 3 footpath signs. 1 for Colona to Bodrugan and 1 for each end of Menagwins to Bell Hill. The landowner of Menagwins to Bell Hill, reported that dog owners are using his field as an exercise area and causing damage to his crops. He has therefore decided to fence off the footpath to ensure walkers only use the permissive footpath.

6.2/08/19 Beach

The speed buoys and restricted launching bollards are in place.

6.3/08/19 Genral Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request that the grasscutting contractor cut back the hedges along the exterior wall and cut right down to the bottom of the cemetery.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to install a sign requesting that the cemetery is used respectfully and not used to exercise dogs.

The re-growing coppice on the Green requires staking.

3 Viburnum bushes are to be planted on the edge of the Green

6.4/08/19 Public Convenience

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for Mr Ayres to repair the edge of the flower beds, near the toilets.

6.5/08/19 Tree Warden’s Report

The Tree Warden suggested that part of the neighbouring farm land, adjacent to the school, could be used for the school as a woodland and or orchard.

Noted

6.6/08/19 Neighbourhood Plan

A copy of the steering groups minutes were received.

Noted

 7/08/19 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/08/19 Friends of the Triangle – Bench

The bench on the triangle is very rotten.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for Mr Lobb to inspect the bench and for to be either repaired or replaced.

7.2/08/19 Grant Thank You’s

Cubs, Rowing Club, Playing Field Trust, Pre-School, Gorran Haven Snooker Club, St Goran PCC and Nurse Fund, Gorran Haven Snooker Club

Noted

7.3/08/19 Community Protection Team – Training for tackling Littering, Dog Fouling and Fly tipping

Free training sessions for the new enforcement tool for tackling littering, fly tipping and dog fouling.

Noted

7.4/08/19 Further Correspondence

Residents – Bell Hill and Perhaver Park & Way Hedges

The hedge running between Trelispen Park and Wansford Meadow is overgrown and hedges along Perhaver Park and Perhaver Way are overgrown.

County Councillor reported these matters to Cornwall Council.

St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Panel – Meeting Notes

Notes from the last Meeting. The next meeting will be held onThursday 12thSeptember

Noted

8/08/19 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/05519: Mr Allen, Pine Ridge, Trewollock Lane.Proposed replacement conservatory with single storey extension

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/04858: St Goran CLT, Gorran Church School Rooms. Listed Building consent for minor extensions and alterations to the rear kitchen and disabled WC. Removal of one (non-original) window and replacement with smaller clerestorey window. Extension to form new WC. Removal of internal and external walls and extension of kitchen wall. Alteration and extension to existing slate roofs.

Listed Building Consent

Dr Dunne took the Chair

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

Mr White, Mr Grose and Mr Lobb no vote

Mr Grose resumed the Chair.

PA19/05249: Andrew Trendell, Harbours Reach, Canton Street Change of external cladding

Full Application

1 On Line comment received

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/04581: Mrs Elizabeth Kendall, Highcote, Gorran Proposed two-storey extension to south elevation, with first floor balcony on the south elevation, a Juliet balcony on the west elevation and internal alterations to the existing cottage.

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

Mr White no vote

8.1/08/19 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/05067: Mr and Mrs Browning, Chy Lowen, 28 Perhaver Park         APPROVED

PA19/05252: Mr D Brady, Land South of Lavender Cottage                       APPROVED

PA19/04134: Mrs Christine Trewinnard, 1 Rose Cottages                        APPROVED

 9/08/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                     PAYMENTS                                          RECEIPTS       

Cornwall Council Burial Ground Rates £52.00  Member of Public Burial Chrge £320.00

ID Mobile Parish Telephone                    £8.18

S Spence Grasscutting & Maintenance £240.00

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning                £393.12

SWW  Water Supply toilets                   £602.67

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Salary        £642.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases  £10.65

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses   £64.00

Old School Rooms  Hall Hire              £120.00

Duchy Cemetery’s Grave Prep            £430.00

Biffa    Litter collection                         £132.38

TP Tree Services  SWCP                    £388.00

PKF Littlejohn External Audit             £240.00

TOTAL £3,323.66                               TOTAL £320.00                                                 

All the Bills for June have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for July.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget.

Noted

10/08/19. Parish Problems

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to add the collapsed bench on Canton Street to the September agenda.

The meeting closed at 8.50pm.

RATIFIED MINUTES – JULY 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 4th July 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, The Parishes Tree Warden and 7 members of the public.

1/07/19.  APOLOGIES

County Councillor Mustoe

2/07/19(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2/07/19(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/07/19(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/07/19(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/07/19. PUBLIC SESSION

A local business owner asked when the PC intend to remove the seaweed from the beach. The PC explained that following concerns raised over the last week, regarding the excessive seaweed that had washed up on the beach, they had arranged for a contractor to be on standby, to remove it. The PC had been assessing the situation very closely, during the week and felt it would be most prudent, due to tides and winds, for the removal to take place on the following Monday. The PC were of the opinion if it were removed prior, it would most likely wash back onto the beach.

Following offers from 5 local businesses, to contribute towards the cost of the removal, the local businessman made a suggestion of setting up a contingency fund for such matters, that all local businesses to contribute towards.

A member of the public raised their concerns, regarding the Brown Tourist signs, that state Seaview is in Gorran Haven which is causing much confusion for tourist. The PC felt that Seaview holiday park are, misrepresenting themselves, because the holiday park is in Boswinger and not Gorran Haven. The member of the public felt that the Holiday Park was becoming over developed.

A member of the public asked for the PC’s assistance to have Cliff Road resurfaced. She had been making requests for 10 years resulting in 1 pothole being filled, which had failed after 3 weeks.

The planning consultant for application PA19/05252 explained that, the application was for “permission in principle”, This is to establish that a dwelling can be built at the location and the only details required are, a location plan and the number of dwellings. The applicant would then be required to apply for full planning, prior to any development.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/07/19.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  6TH JUNE 2019

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/07/19.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/07/19 Felled Trees – Gorran Green

The PC formally noted with regret that 1 mature tree on Gorran Green and a further 3 mature trees, had been felled along Bostocks Lane, without their permission. It was reported that the trees are re-growing

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the PC to fund tree planting on the Green and to request the Green Committee to liaise with the Tree Warden regarding the planting.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the tree on the Green and the 3 trees on Bostock Lane should be protected, to negate any further damage.

5.2/07/09 Mevagissey Surgery Consultation

NHS Kernow thanked the PC for their email and reported that the strength of feeling from the local communities, and the support for their local practice is very evident and are grateful for the positive way people have engaged in this consultation.

It was announced that partners of Veor Surgery, Camborne will become signatories on the contract and take over the running of Mevagissey Surgery, whilst Dr Kathy James will stay on at the practice, working alongside the new partners to ensure GP services at Mevagissey Surgery continue

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Mevagissey Surgery that the PC are delighted with the outcome and the strength of positive feeling that the Surgery should remain, in particular the Gorran Haven Surgery.

5.3/07/19 Treveor Footpaths – Missing signs

The replacement of broken or missing signs are not a priority for the Cornwall Council Countryside Team and are unable to take action at this time. They are currently only able to react to urgent health and safety issues. The issue has been reported to the Countryside Officers for their attention.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to respond that the signs are of importance to the Parish.

5.4/07/19 Gorran Footpath

The path has been trimmed. Noted

5.5/07/19 Brown Tourist Signs

It was confirmed that Highways had written to the owners of the signs and are awaiting a response to the issue, regarding the brown tourism signs.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to Highways and County Councillor Mustoe that Seaview Holiday Park is misrepresenting itself regarding their location.

5.6/07/19 Neighbourhood Plan

Cornwall Council confirmed that St Goran Parish has been designated as a Neighbourhood area. Noted

5.7/07/19 Speed Monitoring

It was confirmed with Highways that the PC had requested speed monitoring to take place on the East side of Gorran Churchtown. Noted

5.8/07/19 Beach Clean Board – Bags

Due to the beach clean board continually running out of carrier bags, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to place a notice in the Parish Magazine asking if members of the public would donate unwanted carrier bags to the board.

6/07/19 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/07/19 Footpaths.

County Councillor Mustoe had reported that The Countryside Ranger had contacted Mr Lobb regarding the location of the footpath sign for Portmellon.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report that Mr Lobb had not been contacted.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the LMP contractor to trim the Galowras Mill to the beginning of Castle Hill footpath.

6.2/07/19 Beach

Members of the public and local businesses had asked if the PC would remove the excessive seaweed from the beach. 5 local businesses offered to contribute up to £100 each, towards the cost.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the seaweed to be removed from the beach the following Monday and to accept any contribution offered.

The bins are now on the beach Noted

6.3/07/19 Genral Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

It was retrospectively proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to grant permission for ashes to be interred into a family grave and for a plaque to be added to the headstone.

6.4/07/19 Public Convenience

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request Cormac to repair the hand dryer in the ladies.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that Mr Bunney would be covered by the PC’s public liability insurance, for his proposed Summer holiday walks. It was agreed that he would donate 50% of the income to the toilet fund.

6.5/07/19 Tree Warden’s Report

Insurance Cover

The Tree warden is covered by St Goran PC’s public liability insurance under a voluntary advisory role on behalf of the PC. The warden is not insured to carryout any physical work on behalf of the PC. Noted

Planning PA18/07979. The tree Warden was of the opinion that the applicant had incorrectly stated that there were no hedges and trees on the proposed or adjacent land to the development.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the Tree Warden would assess any future major planning applications, regarding arboricultural matters.

The PC explained what they had meant by the statement “The PC cannot act on items/events which are thought might occur at some point in the future” which was part of a note regarding the Tree Warden role. Noted

The Tree Warden reported that the matter on Perhaver Way had been resolved.

Noted

6.6/07/19 Neighbourhood Plan

Copy received of the draft minutes which will be uploaded to a website once one has been established.

Suggestion for the Terms of Reference under which the Steering Group would operate on behalf of the Parish Council.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to place this item on the August agenda.

 7/07/19 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/07/19 Cornwall Council Polling Districts & Polling Places Review – Stage 2

Cornwall Council is consulting on stage 2 proposals for polling districts and polling stations for two schemes:

The current 122 electoral divisions, and the new 87 electoral divisions that come into force in 2021.

St Goran – Polling District and Polling Stations will remain unaltered by 2021 boundary changes. This polling district will form part of the St Goran, Tregony & the Roseland Electoral Division.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED for the PC to confirm that the Parish’s Polling district and places are appropriate.

7.2/07/19 Localism and Devolution – Climate Change

After declaring a climate emergency earlier this year Cornwall Council  are now working on a plan for how to help Cornwall become carbon neutral by 2030 and would like to know what people’s priorities for tackling climate change are, what they think about their proposals and how they’d like to get involved. Noted

7.3/07/19 Cornwall Council – Consultation – Planning for Coastal Change Chief Officer Planning Advice Note

This document will set out Cornwall Council’s position regarding development proposals close to the shoreline. It provides guidance on Coastal Vulnerability Assessments that may be required to accompany planning applications. Noted

7.4/07/19Cornwall Council – Surface Dressing and Treatment works 2019/2020

List of scheduled Surface dressing and treatment works. Penvergate to Polsue Farm, Kestle Road to Bodrugan Broadlane, Bell Hill, Rice Lane, Cooks Level and Polsue Farm to Kestle Road Noted

7.5/07/19 Cornwall Council Street Works Team – Road Closure Notice

Canton Street on 27th July between 8.30am and 3.30pm for the Street Market. Noted

7.6/07/19 The Mermaid – Recycling

The Mermaid Café would like to aim to become a plastic free looking into how they can get as much of their waste recycled as possible, and feel that this is something all local businesses should be doing. They asked if recycling facilities were introduced for public use could there be a way for the costs to be shared? and would be worth organising a meeting between the Council and relevant local businesses?

Following investigating on this matter last year It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the PC would encourage visitors to take their litter home.

7.7/07/19 MP steve Double – Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

The Environment Agency are developing a new Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England.

MP Double has replied to the consultation to confirm he generally agrees with the points expressed but added he would like to see more robust planning rules to prevent cliff top development – something which he has led debates on in Parliament previously. Noted

7.8/07/19 Newsletters

Steve Double MP July E-news, Bathing Water Newsletter, Weekly Bathing Water results Noted

7.9/07/19 Further Correspondence

Cornwall Council – Highways Engagement Events

Details of the information we discussed at the recent highways engagement events held at our Scorrier and Bodmin depots Noted

Cornwall Council – Street Trading Review

Cornwall Council is currently reviewing its Street Trading Policy. Noted

Gorran Haven Lime Kiln Trust – Appointment of Trustee

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to appoint Mr Ayres as a Trustee, of the Lime Kiln Trust.

 Resident – Gorran Haven Issues

The resident reported that the wooden steps leading to Little Perhaver are in need of repair and garden waste is being dumped at the side of these steps.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report this matter to highways.

They also reported that speeding cars within Gorran Haven is an issue and the30mph limit is too high for several sections of road. A particularly bad spot is the blind slalom of Rice Lane. They asked if this could be promoted as a shared space and suggested that coloured tarmac could be used as a visual marker to warn drivers of potential hazards. It would also be sensible to drop the speed limit to 20mph from this section until the beach. They suggested that the PC could take advantage of Cormacs proposed surface improvement works to implement a shared space scheme at Rice Lane. They suggested that if the long rut on Bell Hill is resurfaced with tarmac and not refilled as the verge it could encourage more speeding.

County Councillor Mustoe asked if this could be taken into consideration.

Following the PC’s consideration of these matters it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the PC felt that even though the resident’s opinion was valid, they thought their suggestions would not be appropriate.

Three Bays Wildlife Group – Bio Blitz

Three Bays Wildlife Group are carrying out a Bio Blitz – ecological survey, between Gorran and Portmellon. Noted

8/07/19 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/04134: Mr and Mrs Jason and Christine Trewinnard, 1 Rose Cottages, Cliff RoadChange of flat lead roof on bay window to pitched, tiled roof with two velux windows.

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/04497: Mr Thomas, Tregerrick, Meadowside RoadProposed renovation and extension to existing residential bungalow including landscaping

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/05067: Mr and Mrs Browning, Chy Lowen, 28 Perhaver ParkCreation of accommodation within former garage with dormer window at the rear in the roof space.

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/05252: Mr D Brady, Land South of Lavender Cottage, Trewollock LanePermission in principle for the construction of one dwelling house.

Permission in Principle

One on line objection received

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support Mrs Hart abstained.

8.1/07/19 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/03615: Mr Simon Smith, Orchard Cottage, Portheast Way        APPROVED

PA19/03918: Mrs Wilcock, Ruan, Trewollock Lane                            APPROVED

PA19/02542: Mr Robin Burton, Tresillian, Trewollock Lane                APPROVED

 9/07/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT, BUDGET  REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                         PAYMENTS                                RECEIPTS       

Cornwall Council Burial Ground Rates £52.00   Public Donation Boxes      £174.01

ID Mobile Parish Telephone                    £8.18   HSBC Dev Fund Interest       £2.24

S Spence Grasscutting & Maintenance £325.00 HSBC Deposit AC interest     £1.61

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning                £393.12  Member public toilet donation£20.00

British Gas    Electricity Supply              £41.61

SWW  Water Supply toilets                  £942.26

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Salary        £494.43

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases  £15.75

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses   £64.00

St Goran Rowing Club         Grant       £100.00

Gorran Pre-School               Grant       £100.00

Old School Rooms               Grant       £100.00

Gorran & Meva Cubs           Grant        £100.00

Walking Netball Group         Grant        £100.00

Gorran Football Club            Grant       £100.00

Gorran Snooker Club            Grant      £100.00

St Goran PCC  Mag & Nurse Grant    £430.00

Playing Field Trust                Grant      £100.00

Gorran School PTA               Grant      £100.00

Gorran Cricket Club              Grant      £100.00

TOTAL £3,766.35                              TOTAL £197.86                                       

All the Bills for April have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for May.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Noted

The bank reconciliation was verified. Noted

10/07/19 Permission to use the Beach

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to grant permission for Oarsome Foursome to use the beach to run a bingo event on Sunday 14th July.

 12/07/19. Parish Problems

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request Highways to resurface Cliff Road with the assistance of County Councillor Mustoe.

 It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to write to the Governors of Gorran School to suggest that once the Council farm land behind the school is vacant, they approach Cornwall Council to suggest that a portion of the land could be made into a car park, for the school. The PC to also ask how the Community can encourage parents and pupils to walk to school.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request highways to trim the School Footpath

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the landowner to trim the slips footpath.

It was reported that there are a lot of weeds on the pavement of Perhaver Park Noted

The meeting closed at 9.20pm.

RATIFIED MINUTES – JUNE 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 6th June 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe, The Parishes Tree Warden and 8 members of the public.

1/06/19.  APOLOGIES

None

2/06/19(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2/06/19(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2/06/19(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2/06/19(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

3/06/19. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public reported that Seaview had amended the Cornwall Council brown sign, near Milfords to read “Seaview, Gorran Haven”. Because Seaview is not in Gorran Haven, the sign is misleading and causing members of the public to travel to Boswinger, assuming this to be Gorran Haven. County Councillor Mustoe has reported this to Cornwall Council. The Clerk to also report this matter to Cornwall Council.

A member of the public thanked the PC for supporting their planning application PA19/00012.

Members of the public asked the PC if they knew why excavations works were being carried out, on the site of the proposed Meadowside development. The PC reported that the planning application had not currently been approved and not been informed of the reason for the excavations.

A member of the public explained that their planning application PA19/03615 was to allow them to modernise and upgrade the properties windows.

A member of the public reported that the Copper Beech tree on Gorran Green is looking lovely and thanked the PC and the Tree Warden for their work.

A member of the public expressed their concerns regarding the boundary between the Cottage and Gorran Green. They were of the opinion that a newly constructed fence had encroached the Gorran Green side. They felt that the property owner should be asked to remove the fence.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

4/06/19.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  3RD MAY 2019

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

5/06/19.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1/06/19 Platt Boundary Wall

Cornwall Council’s Flood and Asset Manager reported that the path above the Platt is a PROW so has asked the Countryside access Team Leader, for his comment with respect to the status of the wall and whether this would also be deemed a maintainable highway. He does not believe they have records of the MAFF funded sea defence scheme which is understood to have been constructed during the 1960’s, but intends to look at archived records in the old Restormel Offices to see if anything is there.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report that the wall was constructed at the same time as the lower wall, in the same manner, with the same materials.

5.2/06/19 CNA – SOS. Public toilets

The PC were thanked for submitting this expression of interest regarding this scheme. Further details and policies were requested.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to cancel the expression of interest.

5.3/06/19 Bus Shelter – Gorran Highlanes

The PC are required to use an accredited contractor and to obtain a section 50 licence, from Cornwall Council

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request tenders from three contractors from the accredited contractors list provide by Highways and a tender from Cormac.

5.4/06/19 2 Minutes Beach Clean Board – Grant

It was confirmed that the PC have been awarded a grant of £182.50 from County Councillor Mustoe’s, Community Chest, towards the cost of the Beach Clean Board.

The Board has been delivered to the Mermaid Café and is required to be stocked with carrier bags.

The Lime Kiln Trust confirmed that the board can be stored overnight in the Lime Kiln.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to formally thank the Mermaid for being guardians of the board.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to move item 8/09/19 Planning Matters forward on the agenda

8/06/19 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/02542: Mr Robin Burton, Tresillian, Trewollock Lane. Change of from existing home office to holiday let.

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/03918: Mrs Wilcock, St  Ruan, Trewollock Lane. Replacement extension and porch

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/03615: Mr Simon Smith, Orchard Cottage, Portheast WayReplacement of all external windows and two external doors

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

8.1/06/19  Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/02196: Mr and Mrs Ince, Ismeer, Trewollock Lane                   APPROVED

PA19/00012: Mrs d Hintom, Perhaver House                          APPROVED

PA19/02338: Mr Robert Elliot, Land North of Trefusis                        APPROVED

6/06/19 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1/06/19 Footpaths.

The Coast Paths have been trimmed well. Noted

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to the Countryside Ranger that signs are missing from the Treveor end of, the Treveor to Rescassa and, the Treveor to Boswinger footpaths.

The Treveague campsite footpath signs have been repainted, but are smudged. Noted

 It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report to the landowner that the footpath is over grown at the Rescassa end of, the Treveor to Rescassa footpath.

 County Councillor Mustoe is to request that the missing Gorran sign for Portmellon be delivered to the PC, to allow them to install it in the correct position.

There are currently plans to replace the broken stile, along Cliff Road, with a kissing gate.

Noted

6.2/06/19 Beach

Mr Ayres has installed the seats on the beach for the season and thought that new bolts for the seats and bins maybe required next year. Noted

6.3/06/19 Genral Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that a memorial bench for the late Reginald Whetter can be installed on Gorran Green.

Mr Grose declared an interest.

The Heligan Manager reported that the PC and Green Committee were more than welcome to the plants they had donated and thought that the PC and committee must be pleased to see the tree canopy lifted. She felt that all the effort has really made a difference and looks forward to seeing the space develop through the seasons. Noted

Following the boundary issue that was raised during the public session, it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED not to pursue this matter. The PC were of the opinion that the boundary had not been encroached, by the newly installed fence.

The landowner has agreed to trim the bank, opposite the Chop Shop on Canton Street.

Noted

6.4/06/19 Public Convenience

£20 had been donated by a member of the public.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that a tombola would be held on the beach, at a suitable time during the summer holidays.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to ask the cleaning contractor to purchase some large toilet rolls, on behalf of the PC, to be used during the winter period.

Seaview have sponsored the toilets again this year and it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to allow Seaview to put poster frames in the ladies, clean up the large noticeboards and advertise in them.

6.5/06/19 Tree Warden’s Report

The Tree Warden had been asked to look into an issue along Perhaver Way.

The Tree Warden reported that 1 mature tree on Gorran Green and a further 3 mature trees had been felled along Bostock’s Lane without the PC’s permission and that the approved planning application PA19/07979 had incorrectly reported, that the property did not contain any trees.

6.6/06/19 Neighbourhood Plan

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to inform Cornwall Council that the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group intend to create a Neighbourhood Development Plan.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to advertise for anyone with experience in Chartered surveying, Market research, Financial Consultations and website design. Notices to be placed in the Parish Magazine and Noticeboards.

The Neighbourhood plan steering group are currently creating the structure of the plan and the terms of reference for the steering group.

 7/06/19 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1/06/19 Community Network Officer – Community Network Highways Scheme

A list was provided of schemes submitted for consideration for approval at the Panel meeting held on 9th May. St Goran’s scheme is included under schemes that have not progressed – Bell Hill, due to speed watch resulting in no speeding issue. But the virtual footpath to be continued, is to be included on the LTP IP list.  The Triangle/Cooks level HGV access sign has been added on approach from Mevagissey.

Gorran Churchtown Gateway Scheme. Speed readings were taken in the village in Nov 2018 – Mean Speed (mph): 24.6/ 25.6 85th Percentile 85%ile Speed (mph): 28 /30. Speed monitoring is required at the east end of village. Additional repeater signs and associated 30mph roundel may be possible. Also consideration of permanent VAS if speed readings suggest an issue.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to respond that the PC agree that monitoring on the East side of Gorran Churchtown is required.

7.2/06/19 Cornwall Planning – Planning Application Consultation

A guide for Local Councils by application type and indicates whether or not consultations are required. Noted 

7.3/06/19 Member of the Public – Menagwins Development

A member of the public wrote to the Mr Grose, personally, regarding the development of the site. The Clerk responded on behalf of Mr Grose that, planning permission had been granted, and works had commenced to allow the planning permission to remain valid.

Noted

 7.4/06/19 St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel – Meeting Notes

Notes of the last St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel Meeting, together with supporting information on Climate Change and Localism in Cornwall.

The next meeting, which will also be the Annual General Meeting, will be held on Thursday 11th July. Noted

7.5/06/19 Resident – Expired Planning Permission

A resident raised concerns that building works are to commence on land that has an expired planning application. PA15/09590 & PA18/04874. They have reported this to Cornwall Council, who have informed them to report again, once works commence and they will then inspect.

The application was approved on 23rd December 2015 and given 3 years to commence works.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request that the resident inform the PC of the response from CC.

7.6/06/19 Visitor – Dogs on the Beach

A visitor has written to the PC explaining why they will not return to Gorran Haven, as they were appalled by the number of dogs allowed to mess on the beach and the total disregard to the dogs on leads rules.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to respond to the visitor that, the PC do everything in their power to ensure users of the beach, take responsibility of their dogs.

7.7/06/19 Newsletters

CALC, Rural Services News Bulletin, Steve Double May news, Town and Parish Newsletter, Weekly Bathing Water Report Noted

7.8/06/19 Further Correspondence received prior to meeting

Steve Double – Mevagissey Surgery Consultation

Copy of a letter from Steve Double and James Mustoe to the director of Primary Care NHS in response to the Mevagissey Surgery consultation. The letter sets out detailed points towards the surgery to remaining open.

County Councillor Mustoe reported that the campaign to keep the Surgery open had been positive.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to respond to the consultation, expressing that the Surgery, is an essential service for the residents of St Goran.

9/06/19.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET  REVIEW

                                                 PAYMENTS                                               RECEIPTS       

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning             £393.12     Member Public Toilet donation £100.00

Cornwall Council Non domestic rates £52.00   Member Public Toilet donation £20.00

SWW Water Suppy                             £359.21 Toilet donation Boxes              £589.51

ID Mobile      Telephone                            £8.18  Seaview Toilet donation         £2,000.00

St Goran PCCMagazine Subscription £13.10 Personal Choice Burial chrg       £385.00

TP Tree Service     SWCP                £388.00   Community Chest

Duchy Cemetery’s Grave digger         £385.00  Beach Clean board grant        £182.50

S Spence Grasscuting & Maintenance £563.70

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary         £494.43

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses     £64.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases    £7.85

TOTAL £2,728.59                            TOTAL £3,277.01                                               

All the Bills for April have been paid. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to pay the bills for May.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget. Noted

10/06/19 Policies

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to adopted the following policies – Grants, Volunteers, Equal opportunities, Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities

11/06/19 Grants.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to award Grants as follows

Gorran FC                                                       £100

Gorran Haven Snooker Club                           £100

Gorran Cricket Club                                         £100

St Goran Rowing Club                                    £100

Gorran School – PTA                                      £100

St Goran Playingfield Trust                             £100

Gorran Pre-school                                          £100

St Goran PCC – Magazine                               £330

The Old School Rooms                                    £100

St Goran PCC – Parish Nurse                          £100

Walking Netball Team                                      £100

Gorran & Mevagissey Cubs                             £100

 12/06/19. Parish Problems

 It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request Highways to trim back the footpath leading from Gorran Churchtown to Menagwins.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the landowner to trim back their hedge that is encroaching on the Gorran Churchtown footpath.

The stile at Bell Hill is still difficult for members of the public to use.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to request the Maintenance contractor to trim the verge along Canton Street.

The meeting closed at 9.50pm.

UNRATIFIED MINUTES OF AGM MAY 2019

UNRATIFIED Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the St Goran Parish Council held on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 7p.m. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Also present were Messrs, Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe, CC Community Link Officer Helen Nicholson and 3 members of the public.

Apologies

Ms Lobb

MINUTES OF THE AGM OF 3rd MAY 2018

These were read by the Clerk and accepted as a true copy.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THESE MINUTES

None

POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER’S REMARKS

PCSO Julie Carpenter reported that there are currently 227 PCSO’s in Devon and Cornwall and next year it is intended for this figure to decrease to 200. The PCSO’s are a single point of contact for the public and for Community Speed watch, Neighbourhood Watch and Volunteer Drivers. The PCSO’s regularly attend Gorran Primary School, to interact with the pupils. PCSO’s now wear bodycams to protect themselves and the public. Devon and Cornwall are currently recruiting fulltime Police Officers in St Austell. The PC felt that the PCSO’s carryout invaluable work at the local schools.

Julie was thanked by the PC.

COMMUNITY LINK OFFICER’S REPORT

Community Link Officer Helen Nicholson gave the report. She reported that 2018/19 Community Network Panel meetings had covered, Health inequalities and Winter Wellness, General Practice Development Programme, Highways Improvement Scheme, Crime trends, Community Speedwatch Green and Whitegold project and the Community Governance Review.

The meeting due to be held on 9th May will include: Climate Change and Future of Local Government. Helen Reported that on 6th September 2017 Cornwall Council’s Cabinet considered and agreed a report setting out a list of proposals and options designed to help strengthen and empower Community Network Panels under the following broad headings: Linking: strengthening the links between CNPs, the Council and its partners, Empowering: CNPs deciding or having more influence over issues including strategy, policy, place shaping, local service provision/enforcement, and devolution, Engaging: increasing public involvement in CNPs; and increasing public engagement by the Council and its partners via CNPs, Geography: options for sub-groups/joint meetings, where desired locally (and thematic joint working between CNAs), Budgeting: delegating decisions to CNPs about place-based budgets, or giving them more of a say on the use of such budgets. The panel has debated and agreed which of the proposals to implement. As part of these proposals, the Panel agreed a Community Network-wide project. This is to set up a Community Speedwatch team to work across the area. The Panel has been allocated funding of £50,000 for Highway improvements per annum for 4 years as part of the “Strengthening Community Network” programme. All members of the panel have put forward expressions of interest and Phase 2 will be considered by the Panel on 9th May. This includes a gateway scheme to Gorran Churchtown which costs in the region of £8000. Helen would be be grateful for feedback about the priority locally for this scheme, as funding isn’t available for every scheme at the moment.

Helen agreed to invite the Highways Manager along to the next PC meeting to explain to the PC the Gateway scheme.

Helen was thanked by the PC

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Mr Grose welcomed all to the AGM and said another year has flown by and as in previous years felt that all matters had been dealt with in a correct and proper manner. He reported that the PC is here to deal with the running of the Parish in the way it feels is correct and to also represent the people of the Parish. He felt that sometimes they please and sometimes they may upset individuals, but they do what they believe is correct. He thanked the Parish Councillors, thanked County Councillor Mustoe for his superb support.

He thanked the Maintenance Contractor for his work in the Cemetery and on the village Greens and all other jobs he carries out on behalf of the PC. He thanked the PC’s Tree Warden. He then Thanked the Clerk who, as always makes the PC’s job a lot easier, with all the hard work she puts in. The PC would not cope so well without her. We have an excellent Clerk.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Footpaths

Mr Lobb gave the report. He thanked the Clerk for all her admin work, the LMP Contractor for keeping the paths clear, the Maintenance Contractor for maintaining the signs and Mr Ayres for reporting problems with the paths.

This year Mr Lobb felt he could report that with a few minor problems, mainly signage, the footpaths are in good order. He reported that finally, Cornwall Council has agreed to maintain the bye way from Tregerrick to Polsue, to what standard he was unsure, He thanked County Councillor James Mustoe for pursuing this. This coming year the PC are continuing the trimming of the Coastal Footpath on a similar basis to the other paths that we trim , despite the mix up CC had last year .

The Old School Rooms are actively encouraging walking by loaning OS maps and during the last late May holiday they are to held a walking week, based at the Old School Rooms and the Coastpath Cafe. This year they intend to repeat these walks. Mr Lobb reported that the Parish have some great footpaths and beautiful scenery and to get out and enjoy both of them.

Beach

Mr Ayres gave the report. This year the Parish hosted: the Rowing Club Regatta, The Lifeboat Day, Fishermen’s Gala Day and The Day on the Sand. The weather was very kind on all the days making them all successful events. The beach cleaning had been another successful year. Seaweed didn’t cause any issues and there had been one dead dolphin washed up on the beach. The New Years Swim was very successful, with approximately 150 people taking part and raising funds for the RNLI.

General Purposes

The Clerk gave the report.  Thanks was given to Mr Spence for ensuring the upkeep of The Cemetery and the grass cutting within the Parish. Thanks was also given to Mr Readman for ensuring the footpaths are maintained to a high standard for all to use.  Thanks to Mr Storey for ensuring the restricted launching bollards were in place, thanks to Mr T Bennett for ensuring the separation buoys were in place and thanks to the Friends of Gorran and District Community Bus for their work on ensuring the beach was kept clean and tidy during the summer months.

Public Convenience

Mr Bunney gave the report. It had been another successful year, with excellent fund raising efforts, especially at the Summer Street Market, Christmas Carols at Cakebreads and the quiz in April, he thanked all the helpers at these events. Mr Bunney thanked to all the toilets cleaners in the winter months, who had saved the PC £3,000. Thanks was also given to Mr Ayres for the lovely daily flowers displayed in the disabled toilet. He thanked the many local people and visitors for their donations and the local businesses that sponsor and donate and to those that contribute generously in the donation boxes.

COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REMARKS

County Councillor Mustoe reported that this being his fourth year as the Parish’s Cornwall Councillor has been an eventful one with a lot going on. He thanked the PC for their support. Some highlights:

He had got the link bus between Gorran and Truro College retained for another year – however this year is the final one, and despite trying at the highest level with both Truro College and Cornwall Council there is now no solution from September 2019 onwards other than a community-led one.

He had been working with Gorran School to try to expedite repairs to the Eliot hut, which is an ongoing process.

He was pleased to work with the Parish Council and Cormac to get the sea wall and slipway repaired in Gorran Haven following the storms last year.

He was pleased to work with local businesses to attract additional funding for the public toilets in Gorran Haven last year and this year including significant donations from Sea View.

He was also pleased to work with them to help provide a new surface for the Hoglets Pre-School outdoor play area.

On a Cornwall-wide basis last year he led motions to get Cornwall Council to go paperless from 2021, which successfully passed, as well as his current motion which went before Full Council last month, Better Beach Management, which looks to revise Cornwall Council’s Beach Management Strategy.

From his community chest in St Gorran Parish last year he was pleased to give the largest donation in his division towards the St Goran Church Parish Nurse Project, which has now seen a nurse employed for the community in the St Goran and surrounding parishes.

It is always good to support local sports clubs and he gave funds from the community chest to Gorran Football Club for new kit and to aid in repairing their goal posts.

Along with this, he had again spent a lot of the time in the past year focusing on environmental issues, carrying out dozens of litter picks and beach cleans in the area with local people, engaging with hundreds of people from school children to pensioners to love where we live and live more sustainably.

He hopes to be able to give more money to the parish council to go towards a Two Minute Beach Clean Board for Gorran Haven, which will join the other two he had already helped provide in Mevagissey and Pentewan Valley Parishes.

There are always loads of local casework issues ongoing, particularly regarding potholes and verge trimming – he does his best to get a speedy and positive response once he gets involved.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

None.

The meeting ended at 7.30 pm.

RATIFIED MINUTES – MAY 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 3rd May 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe, Community Network Officer and 5 members of the public.

  1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

The Clerk invited nominations for Chairman. Mr Bunney nominated Mr Grose. This was seconded by Mr Bulled and unanimouslyAgreed. Mr Grose accepted and took the Chair.

  1. APOLOGIES

Ms Lobb

3(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

3(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

3(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

3(d) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

None

  1. ELECTION OF, VICE CHAIRMAN, PARISH TRANSPORT REPRESENTATIVE AND COMMITTEES

The Clerk invited nominations for Vice Chairman. Mr Bunney nominated Dr Dunne. This was seconded by Mr Husband and was unanimouslyAgreed.

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

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

A Gorran Green Committee member reported that most of the planting had been completed and asked whether the Green boundary could be cleared, to allow the Committee to finish the planting.

It was asked who is now responsible for the beach cleaning this season. Gorran Pre-School are now responsible.

A member of the public reported that, the April minutes were incorrect. They pointed out that it was a member of the public and not Mr Bulled, that had stated, theyfelt strongly that in a development of 15 houses, more than 8 should be affordable.

A member of the public questioned why the chair did not report when asked, that works were to begin on the development at Menagwins. The PC had liaised with CALC regarding this matter and the Chairman was adhering to the Code of Conduct and acted in the correct manner.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 4TH APRIL 2019

Under the public session, it was changed from Mr Bulledfelt strongly that in a development of 15 houses more than 8 should be affordableto, a member of the public. It was then proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to accept the minutes.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

7.1 The Mermaid café – Alcohol Licence

The Mermaid Café thanked the PC for their support.

Noted

7.2 The Platt

Cornwall Council’s Flood and Coastal Assets Manager reported that there is no mention of the wall being CC responsibility within the Platt Deed Packet and CC has no other land interest showing in the immediate area, so would assume this is private.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to contact highways and question that the wall is part of the Coastal defences and the PC would check the last 40 years of PC minutes.

7.3 Two Minutes Beach Clean Board

The Board has been ordered.

Following the Mermaids suggestion. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to ask the Limekiln Trustees, if the Board can be stored in the Limekiln overnight.

 7.4 Further Matters Arising

 Bus Shelter at Gorran Highlanes

The PTU questioned whether a bus shelter is really warranted at this location, given the minimal routes that pass by on a daily basis.This shelter must be wholly funded by the Parish Council. If the PC wish to proceed and would also like Cornwall Council to adopt the shelter, in the future, it must meet specific specifications.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to go ahead with the bus shelter and ask Highways which contractor should be used.

8 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

8.1 Footpaths.

May half term will hold the walking festival. Monday & Wednesday 10am from the Old School Rooms and Friday 10am from the Coast Path Café. Noted

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to ask the Countryside Ranger to look at a broken stile along Cliff Road.

8.2 Beach

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to thank the member of the public for painting a bench on the Platt.

8.3 Genral Purposes (Cemetery, Gorran Green)

The landowners next to the Green have taken the Tree Wardens advice, that pollarding the trees was the best way to proceed. They have now been professionally pollarded and any rot that was found, cut back.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to thank the landowners and ask when they intend to reinstate the boundary to allow the Gorran Green Committee to complete the planting.

8.4 Public Convenience

 £419 was raised at the toilet quiz. A further £120 was donated.

£100 of this was via a cheque written out to Mr Bunney

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to allow Mr Bunney to cash the cheque and reimburse the PC.

 8.5 Tree Warden’s Report

The owners of Ismeer, although disappointed they were not approached directly, are more than happyto accept any recommendations, with regards to the Monterey Pines, and would welcome a visit from the Tree Warden.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to thank the Tree Warden for all his hard work

8.6 Neighbourhood Plan

The first meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan steering group has been held. It will be a long process thought to take 2–3 years. Monthly meetings will be held and areport will be made at each PC meeting. The next meeting is due to be held 20th May at 7.30pm, at the Old School Rooms.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the PC would fund the hire of the Old School Rooms.

The first meeting will discuss terms of reference and participatory mapping. The steering Group have agreed to invite Mevagissey and Roseland development plan members,

The Community Link Officer was invited to the meeting.

 9 CORRESPONDENCE

9.1 Cornwall Council – Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Cornwall Council is publishing the Housing Supplementary Planning document for a four-week consultation period. Noted

9.2 CALC – Village Hall Funding

There is a new funding opportunity for village halls and community buildings. Noted

9.3 Western Power – Gorran Churchtown Maintenance

Western Power distribution have found works that require undertaking in Gorran Churchtown, to improve the network and the supply in the village. The small patch of common ground near Haven Cottage, will need to be excavated in order to install new underground cables. Also pole replacements, overhead refurbishment and underground diversions will be required. They intend for the works to be carried out in October/November 2019 under a road closure with diversion routes. Noted

9.4 Cornwall Council – Road Closure Order, Polmassick

Trevithick Hill To Edge Corner, Polmassick will be closed from 6th to 31st May 2019 (24 hours, weekends included) Noted

9.5 St Goran Church – Parish Nurse

Quarterly Parish Nurse Report Noted

 9.6 Newsletters

CALC, Rural Services News Bulletin Noted

 9.7 Further Correspondence

Member of the Public – Parish Councillor

A member of the Public wrote to Councillor Michael Bunney to explain how horrified and furious they felt, after reading in the April minutes that, someone had unjustifiably verbally attacked him. Noted

 Member of the Public – Seaview Signs

A member of the public wants to object to the large Sea View Lodges sign, that has appeared on the Treveor junction.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to report this to Highways.

10 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/02277: Gorran Haven Memorial Village Hall, Foxhole Lane. Non- material amendment (No.1) for change of roof finish from GRP to Sheet Steel “slate 900” Metrotile and Omission of Door to Extension to decision notice no. PA18/10127 – Extension for stage and store.

Non Material Amendment

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

PA19/02338: Mr Robert Elliot, Land North of Trefusis, Trelispen Park Drive

Non-material amendment to PA18/10496 (Erection of a single dwelling and detached garage) to allow changes to windows and doors.

Non Material Amendment

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to Support

 Further Planning Applications Received Prior to Meeting

 PA19/02542: Mr Robin Burton, Tresillian, Trewollock Lane. Change of from existing home office to holiday let.

Full Application

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to defer this application to the June meeting.

10.1 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA19/01162: Mr and Mrs Thornton, Derbys. Derbys Lane                 APPROVED

PA19/02277: Memorial Village Hall                                                      APPROVED

PA19/02017: Mr Collins, 39 Trelispen Park Drive                                APPROVED

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                                                         PAYMENTS                                        RECEIPTS       

 

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning             £393.12 Cornwall Council 1st Precept £10877.55

Cornwall Council Non domestic rates £52.00 Toilet Quiz                                 £379.00

SWW Water Suppy                             £76.82  Toilet donations                          £40.00

ID Mobile Telephone                          £8.18

BHIB         Annual Insurance           £463.65

The Beach Clean Co 2min clean board £438.00

GHHT  Reimburse speed buoys      £216.54

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary £494.43

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £64.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £11.38

Mr R Larter      Internal Audit    £150.00

TOTAL £2,368.12                              TOTAL £11,296.55                                            

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

Agreed

  1. Accounts: Year Ending 31st March 2019

The Clerk reported the accounts to the PC, that had been audited by Mrs R Larter with all obligations being met. It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to approve the a) Governance Statement and then the b) accounting statements were approved.

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

  1. Parish Insurance Review

The Parish Insurance was reviewed and it was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the cover is adequate for the PC’s requirements.

  1. Parish Problems

The glassfronted noticeboard to be used for permanent notices. Noted

Members of the public reported that they had witnessed plastic being burnt on a bonfire.

Noted

 The new footpath sign for Portmellon is not yet in position at the Galowras Mill end of the footpath from St Goran to Galowras Mill. CC Mustoe to investigate. Noted

The meeting closed at 8.55pm.

RATIFIED MINUTES – APRIL 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 4th April 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm, with Mr Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, White, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, Ms Lobb, Parish Council Tree Officer, County Councillor Mustoe and 26 members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES

None

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Grose – Planning Application PA19/02196

Mr Bunney and The Clerk – St Goran Rowing Club – Request to use the beach

2(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2(d) GDPR – Any Matters to consider

None.

Prior to the public session Mr Grose made a statement

As Chairman of the Parish Council I feel it is important to protect our Councillors from unfair personal attacks. Michael Bunney is an excellent Councillor and I believe he has come under unjustified, personal attacks and accusations, regarding the Meadowside planning application. To avoid any further accusations and to remove any unfair criticism in the future, we have agreed that Michael will not take part in the discussion or vote on the Meadowside planning application.

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the Gorran Green Committee updated the PC. Plants have been purchased and donated and planting will begin tomorrow. The hedge has taken well. The Clerk to thank organisations for their donations.

A member of the public reported that they felt the Meadowside site is completely unsuitable for the proposed development and that there had been many previous refusals on this site. She felt that due to the access onto the road it would become a death trap.

A member of the public felt very strongly that in a development of 15 houses more than 8 should be affordable.

When questioned the PC reported that they had attended a site meeting with Highways and passed on the publics concerns and suggestions. It was felt that a footpath would be appropriate to reduce the risk to pedestrians.

A member of the public asked if another access route could be taken, as he felt that traffic increases speed, at the proposed access point.

The PC felt that the entrance to the village would change dramatically once the wall had been removed and hopefully reduce traffic speed.

The limited number of parking spaces was raised and concerns regarding where people would park, in an already limited parking area.

County Councillor Mustoe reported that Cornwall Council Highways will consider all highways concerns in the application process.

A member of the public raised their concerns regarding the already thought to be full to capacity sewage works. Naver properties responded that SWW reported that the current system has capacity for the development.

When questioned Naver properties reported that they thought building works would begin approximately 3 months after planning consent, if approved.

It was questioned how affordable the houses are going to be. A 106 agreement will stipulate the price.

A member of the public asked about a recent rumour regarding land available for 700 houses in Gorran. County Councillor Mustoe read out a statement he had prepared. Summarised – County Councillor Mustoe looked into this rumour and all he could find was; in 2016 Cornwall Council updated a strategic housing land availability assessment document, which shows all available sites within Cornwall, which have the potential for future housing. The document says that this does not imply that it will be made available for housing or granted planning permission. The document includes many sites that will never be developed on, so County Councillor Mustoe suggests not to use this as a barometer for where development is planned.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 7TH MARCH 2019

The minutes were Agreed. Mr Lobb abstained

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Beach Clean

The Mermaid are really keen to support the Parish but are unable to accommodate gloves, bags, litter pickers, etc.

They suggested supporting a ‘2 minute beach clean’ station outside the café at a cost of £365-£400.

The PC agreed to part fund the cost with County Councillor Mustoe. And the Mermaid could become the Guardians for the board.

Agreed

5.2 Highways – Menagwins Drain & the Platt

Highways will investigate the extent of responsibility that Cornwall Council has for the wall and feedback accordingly.

The Clerk to contact Cormac’s Chief Engineer.

Agreed

With regards to the drainage at Menagwins, The drainage ditch at Menagwins requires maintenance and the Highway Steward will be raising a scheme to clear out the ditches in the new financial year.

Noted

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

The maintenance contractor reattached the footpath sign on Crooked lane. He reported that it had snapped off and recommended that it is replaced. Noted

6.2 Beach.

The PC resolved to reimburse GHHT for the purchase of speed buoys at a cost of £36 plus VAT each Agreed

 A member of the public to be thanked for repainting the caution sign on theslipway. Agreed

 6.3 General Purposes

It was reported that the cemetery is being well kept and looking very nice. Noted

6.4 Public Convenience

The cleaning contractor has carried out a deep clean.

She found two broken locks, and the wallgate units not working of which the maintenance contractor repaired. She also requested that the volunteers remove their cleaning equipment for the season. Which they have agreed to do. Noted

6.5 Tree Officers Report

Trewollock Close Pine Trees

Concerns were raised regarding three large Monterey Pine trees growing on the Ismeer site.

The main concern being that large dry cone clusters regularly drop onto the public road and there are some cracks in the tarmac of the close and there are concerns that the roots may block a main water drain under the road.

At this stage the Tree Officer does not think any intervention is required.

The Clerk to report to Ismeer and request to maintain the trees.

Agreed

The three Oaks just beyond Gorran High Lanes, require some maintenance which the Tree Officer will carryout with the permission of the landowner.

Agreed

The tree officer to trim off some small dead and dying twigs on the Holly on Gorran Green.

Agreed

The Tree Officer advised owners of a property on Portheast Way about some of the trees in their garden.

Noted

7 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1 Defra – Bathing Waters Conference

Details of the bathing waters conference 2019.

Noted

7.2 Mermaid Café – Alcohol Licence

The Mermaid Café informed the PC that they have applied for an alcohol license.

The PC are not a formal consultee regarding licencing but support the Mermaids application.

Agreed – Mr Bunney, Ms Lobb and Mrs Hart against.

7.3 Cornwall council – Road Safety and Community Speed Engagement Event.

Invitation to Road Safety and Community Speed engagement event
14 May.

Noted

 7.4 Communities & Devolution – Community Governance Review

This review may consider parish boundaries, the number of seats and warding arrangements for local councils and their names.  It provides an opportunity for all local councils, communities and individuals to review and propose changes to these arrangements at parish.
The PC to respond that the Parish of St Goran has over 140 years of formal history and would like it to remain the same. Agreed

7.5 Newsletters

Rural Services Network digest, Steve Double March & April E-news, CALC Newsletter

Noted

7.6 Further Correspondence

NHS Kernow – Community Services Review

NHS Kernow is undertaking a review of community services in the Fowey area, including services at Fowey Community Hospital and offer to meet with Town and Parish Councils to talk about the local engagement process, and also to listen to any views or comments that council members would like them to note.  Noted

Cornwall Countryside Access Forum – Recruitment 2019

The Cornwall Countryside Access Forum seeks new members each year to fill a number of vacancies created by the ending of some Forum members’ term of office.

Noted

8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/00012: Mrs D Hinton, Perhaver House, Cliff Road Retention of shepherd’s hut used as residential accommodation and holiday let with associated raised timber decking and timber and rope guarding.

Full Application

Online comments 7 support

Strongly support Discreet and in-keeping with local scene. Adds to the villages social and economic amenity.

PA19/00933: Mr A Lopes, Naver Developments Ltd, Land North West of Meadowside, Gorran Erection of 15 dwellings (8 affordable dwellings and 7 open market dwellings) and associated access road, parking and open space

Full Application

Online comments 6 support, 3 object

5 objections received by the PC, 1 included in online comments.

Mr Lobb proposed to support and was seconded by Ms Lobb

Mr Bulled proposed to object and was seconded by Mrs Hart with a comment of –

The development is in a designated AONB. This precious resource should not be sacrificed, especially as the plan leaves provision for further expansion into the AONB in the future. There is no proven need for such a development in Gorran Churchtown and any such development will have an irreversible effect on the unique rural character of the village. It will virtually double the number of dwellings in the village that is Gorran Churchtown with its already thriving Primary School and Preschool, Post Office, Pub, Church and Community Rooms. The access to the proposed private estate is on a tight bend on a busy country road widely used by many types of vehicles including HGV’s, Agricultural vehicles, Caravans, Mobile holiday homes and of course ever-increasing commuter holiday traffic. Therefore any emerging traffic from the site would cause significant endangerment to all road users. It has been argued that the “affordable” element of the plan is needed to encourage more young families into the area, however there are already plenty of such families to sustain the School and a number of activity clubs in the Parish. There are very few opportunities of employment in the area which already results in a great number of commuters to St Austell and Truro.

Mr Grose, Mr Lobb, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mr White, and Mr Husband, voted to Support with a comment of –

This application is modest and sustainable and contributes to the Parishes housing needs. There are 28 people on the Housing Home Choice register and 20 identified on the Housing Needs survey in 2014. With this development and the approved development at Menagwins, the Parish will be close to meeting this need. This will also assist the Parish to firmly oppose any future inappropriate development proposals. The PC should support housing developments in rural areas “where it will enhance or maintain the vitality of rural communities” as stated in the National Planning Policy Framework.

Mr Bulled and Mrs Hart voted to object.

Mr Ayres abstained

Mr Bunney – No vote

The application was therefore Supported by the PC.

The PC resolved that this is their final comment regarding this application and no further correspondence would be accepted by the PC regarding this application. Any further comments regarding this application must be sent to Cornwall Council Planning.

Agreed

PA19/02017: Mr Collins, 39 Trelispen Park Drive Ground floor extension and internal reconfiguration.

Full Application

Support

Dr Dunne in Chair

PA19/02196: Mr and Mrs Ince, Ismeer, Trewollock Lane Conversion of existing buildings and construction of 3 new builds to provide 9 dwellings – variation of condition 2 (approved plans) in respect of decision PA18/02497 dated 20/07/2018

Application under Section 73 of TCP Act

1 online objection

Support. The PC wish the concerns of the neighbour to be taken into account regarding the windows and ask for frosting of the windows to be considered.

Mr Grose no vote.

Mr Grose resumed the Chair.

Any further Applications received prior to meeting

PA19/02277: Gorran Haven Memorial Village Hall, Foxhole Lane.Non-material amendment (No.1) for change of roof finish from GRP to Sheet Steel “slate 900” Metrotile and Omission of Door to Extension to decision notice no. PA18/10127 – Extension for stage and store.

Non Material Amendment

This application was deferred until the May meeting.

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning Decisions

PA19/00789: Mr Allen, Pine Ridge, Chute Lane                                  APPROVED

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                                                         PAYMENTS                                        RECEIPTS       

South West Water Water Charges        £101.00       HSBC PC Fund Interest       £1.38

ID Mobile    Monthly phone charge          £7.99       Public log donations toilets £56.34

Mr S Spence Grass cutting & Maintenance £255.00 Public toilet boxes           £358.15

Mr M Ayres Reimburse key cutting            £6.75      HSBC Dev Fund Interest     £0.48

British Gas Electricity supply                    £34.11

Cornwall Council Burial ground rates       £50.36

AJH Services Public Con cleaning         £389.27

CALC Annual Membership                     £464.58

Mrs B Miles Reimburse Plants                  £72.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases       £2.68

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary       £473.20

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses      £61.25

TOTAL £ 1,918.19                               TOTAL £416.35

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. Agreed

  1. Grave Digger Contract

The PC resolved to advertise the gravedigger contract with a closing date of 31st May.

Agreed

  1. St Goran Rowing Club – Request to use the Beach

St Goran Rowing Club were granted permission to use the beach for their annual regatta on 8th June 2019.

Agreed 

  1. Parish Problems

 The matter regarding land formerly of Polsue Farm needs to be reported to planning enforcement by the member of the public, who raised the issue.

Noted

 The Stile on Bell Hill is still problematic to use.

Noted

 Cars are parking at the school end entrance to the Multiuse trail and making access onto the path difficult.

Noted

 County Councillor Mustoe has had the Seaview signs removed from the highway’s signs.

Noted

 The Rice Lane garage to be reported to planning enforcement.

Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9.05pm.

RATIFIED MINUTES – MARCH 2019

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 7th March 2019 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm, with Mr Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, White, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, Ms Lobb, Parish Council Tree Officer and 6 members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES

County Councillor Mustoe

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2(d) GDPR – Any Matters to consider

None

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

The Gorran Green Committee raised their concerns regarding the boundary between the Green and the development of a neighbouring property. Mr White had an informal discussion with the landowner and was informed that the original boundary would be reinstated. It was discussed that the landowner had carried out works to the back of the Green on behalf of the PC, to reinstate the area.

A member of the public offered to co-ordinate the Neighbourhood Plan and recommended the project to  go ahead. Another member of the public also offered their assistance.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 7TH FEBRUARY 2019

The minutes were  Agreed.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Neighbourhood Plan

3 members of the public offered to join the steering group.

The first steering group meeting to be held on 4th April, at the Old School Rooms at 6.30pm. All members of the public are invited to join the steering group. Agreed

5.2 Gorran Green – Boundary Fence

The landowners currently do not have any plans for the caravan, but confirm they do not intend to remove the fence. They asked that nothing is planted that could prevent them from repairing or maintaining the fence. Noted

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

Nothing to report

6.2 Beach.

The wall above the Platt has a large crevice running along the bottom of it.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

6.3 General Purposes

Gorran Green

Committee update –

The tree surgery has been completed and the logs were quickly claimed with £56.34 of donations received for them, to go toward the replanting of the Green. Mixed whips for the hedge have been planted on the new area.

Following concerns raised by the committee the PC are to make a request to planning enforcement to check the boundary between Gorran Green and the neighbouring property.

Concerns were also raised regarding an Ash tree in the neighbouring property that overhangs the Green. The committee are concerned that a large branch overhanging the Green could be a safety issue, for the users of the Green.

The PC to thank the landowner for the works they had carried out to the back of the Green, thank them for their reassurance of reinstating the boundary and ask if a solution to the Ash tree could be concluded between them and the PC. Agreed

Concerns were also raised regarding tree works previously carried out on Gorran Green.

Noted

6.4 Public Convenience

The Clerk confirmed with Cornwall Council that, the PC had met terms and conditions, in respect of a devolution grant of £2k, which was awarded to them, in 2016 for repairs and maintenance, of the public toilets. Agreed

7 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1 Cornwall Council – Meet the Planners

The PC were invited to meet the officers from the different Planning teams, who are working together in the area, on 21st March Noted

7.2 Cornwall Council – Dog Posters

Cornwall Council asked if anyone knows about the dog posters on Gorran Haven beach. It has Cornwall Council logo on, but is not from Cornwall Council

A PC member had removed the posters. The posters were not from the PC. Noted

7.3 Cornwall Street works – Road Closure

Tregoney Hill will be closed between 18th and 22nd March. Noted

7.4 Cornwall Council – CNA SOS

A new scheme called CNA (Community Network Area) SOS which is being introduced as part of the ‘10 years of Cornwall Council’ celebrations throughout this year. Based (loosely!) around DIY SOS, they are looking for community projects that Cornwall Council’s volunteering scheme can support by way of a day’s commitment.

The PC to express an interest in supporting the toilets. Agreed 

7.5 Newsletters

Rural Services Network digest, Steve Double March E-news, CALC Newsletter Noted

7.6 Further Correspondence

Steve Double – Meet your MP

MP Steve Double will be holding an informal meet your MP event, at the Fountain Inn, Mevagissey on 8th March between 6pm and 8pm. Noted

 Cornwall Council Electoral Services – Polling District and Places review.

A Polling Districts and Polling Places Review began on 4th March. Comments are invited on the suitability of current polling stations and voting arrangements at elections.

The PC feel the current arrangements are suitable. Agreed

Cornwall Council – Winter Wellbeing Guides

An updated Winter Wellbeing guide was received. Noted

St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network – Community Governance Review Presentation

A copy of the presentation by Chair of the Cornwall Council Electoral Review Panel on the Community Governance Review. Noted

8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA19/01162: Mr and Mrs Thornton, Derbys, Derbys LaneConstruction of a machinery store, retention of summer house and retrospective change of use of land to residential garden

Full Application

2 objections and 2 comments received on-line.

Comment only– The PC have no objection to land being used as a garden, but have concerns that it should not be an extension of the Parish development boundary.

Mr Ayres abstained

PA19/00012: Mrs D Hinton, Perhaver House, Cliff Road  Retention of shepherds hut used as residential accommodation and holiday let with associated raised timber decking and timber and rope guarding.

Full Application

Deferred until the April meeting.

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning Decisions

PA19/00116: Mr Nick Biggs, 31 Chute Lane                                       APPROVED

 PA18/12112: Mr & Mrs McClellan, Green Acres, Bell Hill                    APPROVED 

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT BUDGET REVIEW & BANK RECONCILIATION VERIFICATION

                                                     PAYMENTS                                                RECEIPTS       

South West Water Water Charges                         Ms MacDonald Grave Space  £320.00

ID Mobile    Monthly phone charge          £7.99

Mr S Spence Grass cutting                    £180.00

AJH Services Public Con cleaning         £389.27

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases       £1.34

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary       £473.20

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses      £61.25

TOTAL £1,113.05                                 TOTAL £320.00

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

The bank reconciliation was verified. Agreed

  1. Direct Debits – Annual Review

The Parish Council’s direct debits were reviewed and Agreed.

  1. Burial Charges – Review

It was resolved for the burial charges to remain as they are, with the gravedigging charge to increase in line with the contractors charges. Agreed

  1. Date for the AGM

It was resolved to hold the AGM at 7pm on 2nd May 2019. Agreed

  1. Tourist Brochure

Mr White had met with the designer and had discussed a new design.

The brochure to be printed in 2020 to allow time for the design to be finalised.

Agreed 

  1. Parish Problems

The maintenance contractor to be asked to mend the footpath signpost on crooked lane.

Agreed

 County Councillor Mustoe to be asked is there had been any progress with regards to waste, on land formerly of Polsue,

Agreed

 Highways to be requested to clear the drain outside Menagwins Cottage.

Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9.15pm.