Parish Council Minutes

UNRATIFIED MINUTES – NOVEMBER 2018

EXTRACTS FROM THE UNRATIFIED MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 1st November 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm, with Mr Grose in the Chair. Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, Dr Dunne, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe and 4 members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIESMs Lobb

2(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTMr Grose – Planning Application PA18/08841

2(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONSNone

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION. None

2(d) GDPR – Any Matters to considerNone.

  1. PUBLIC SESSIONThe owners of Ismeer explained to the PC the reason for their application PA18/08841. Part of the application is to remove existing chimneys, that are no longer required.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 4TH OCTOBER 2018 The minutes were Agreed.

It was agreed to move planning forward on the agenda.

8 PLANNING MATTERS

Dr Dunne in Chair

PA18/08841: Mr and Mrs Ince, Ismeer Trewollock Lane, Non-material amendment       (No. 1) for minor alterations to window positions on Ismeer House and Coach House, and removal of chimneys in respect of (PA18/02497) Conversion of existing buildings and construction of 3 new builds to provide 9 dwellings. Full Application Support

Mr Grose resumed the Chair.

PA18/09111: Mrs Micheala Thomas-Horton, Mariners, Rice Lane  Application for tree works to Horse Chestnut tree covered with a Tree Preservation Order – crown and thin out branches. Tree Preservation Order 1 online objection Support– Based on the Tree Officer’s recommendation

PA18/09264: Mr Burton, Tresillian, Trewollock LaneTree works to trees subject to

a TPO – T1 Conifer, G2 Outgrown Conifer hedge and T3 Conifer. Tree Preservation Order No comment Awaiting further information.

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning Decisions

PA18/07123: Mr Timothy Kendall, Combine House, Bodrugan            Approved

PA18/07979: Ms Lubbock, The Cottage, Gorran                                Approved

PA18/07681: Mr Rick Clayton, Land North East of Loecott                 Approved

PA18/08315: The Watch House, Foxhole Lane                                  Approved

Noted

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES *

5.1 Beach Clean Board This item was deferred until the December meeting. Agreed

5.2 College Link Bus Gorran Community bus were unable to assist due to current commitments. This item was deferred until the December meeting. Agreed

5.3 Community Network Highways Scheme At last month’s Community Network Panel meeting, schemes with an estimated cost of approximately £22,000 were approved, which are now being commissioned.Noted

5.4 Defibrillator Battery The battery and pads have been replaced. Noted

5.5 Meadowside Site Meeting – HighwaysThe previously agreed points were put forward to the Highways Officer and the PC are awaiting feedback.Noted

Trees – Gorran Green & CemeteryThe Parish Tree Warden has inspected the trees and will pass on a plan of action in the December meeting.Noted

Bike ShelterHighways to be asked for permission to install a bike shelter at Gorran Highlanes to encourage people to cycle to the bus stop. Agreed

Seaview Planning PA17/06001Planning to be requested to ensure that the development complies with the approved planning application. Agreed

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

It was reported to the landowner that a tree had fallen across the footpath, at the bottom of the slips. NotedThe stile near the Playing Field is difficult to use. The footpath sign at the Penare end of the Treveague footpath, is rotten.To be reported to the Countryside Ranger. AgreedIt is to be reported to the Woodland Trust that the PC are impressed with how well Sentry Woods are kept. AgreedThe Polsue to Tregerrick right of way, is still closed.Highways to be asked if they intend to reopen it.Agreed

6.2 Beach.

The Limekiln doors have been replaced.

Noted

6.3 General Purposes

The new glass fronted noticeboard to be moved to the shop wall. Agreed

The logs that have been left following tree felling in the graveyard, can be stored in the cemetery’s shed. Once dry they could be sold to raise funds for the Old School Rooms. Agreed

6.4 Public Convenience

The disabled toilet had been sealed with silicone, but is still leaking. A local plumber to be asked to have a look. AgreedThe Maintenance Contractor to repair a rotten door frame and loose tiles in the ladies. AgreedSt Ewe Country Fair donated £300 towards the toilets. NotedA member of the public donated £200 from their plant sales. A thank you letter to be sent. Agreed

 7 CORRESPONDENCE *

7.1 Forestry Team – Introductory Session

The PC’s Tree Warden was invited to attend an introductory session.Noted

7.2 Cornwall Council Community Network – Localism Summits.The PC were invited to attend one of the Localism Summits. Noted

7.3 St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Panel – MeetingsNotes and supporting information from the last Community Network Panel Meeting. Noted

7.4 Beach Cleaning Thanks you’sGorran & District Bus, Gorran Pre-School, St Goran Rowing Club, St Goran football Club, The Playing Field Trust.Noted

7.5 St Goran Church – Parish NurseSt Goran Church are pleased to announce that they have recruited Sarah Male as their Parish Nurse. They thanked the PC for their support.Noted

7.6 Visitor – Beach Wedding

Permission was granted for Little Perhaver to be used as a venue for a wedding ceremony. May, June or early Sept 2020. Noted

7.7 Cornwall Council – Draft Housing Supplementary Planning DocumentNoted

Newsletters Noted

 

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW *

TOTAL PAYMENTS £2,677.65 TOTAL RECEIPTS £644.00All the Bills for September have been paid. Agreedto pay the bills for October.The Clerk presented the actual receipts and payments to date, which were compared with the yearly budget.

Agreed

  1. Tourist BrochureIt was resolved to ask a local designer to redesign the tourist brochure.4,000 copies will cost of £422.05.Agreed
  1. Headstone InstallationPermission was granted for 2 headstones to be installed, at St Goran Parish Cemetery. Agreed 
  1. Parish Problems

Highways to be asked to check the salt bins and fill where appropriate.

Agreed Highways to be asked to survey the footpaths around Perhaver Park, as many of them have vegetation growing through them.Agreed Quotes to produce a wooden Christmas tree for Gorran Green, to be sought.Agreed A new Christmas tree is to be planted on the triangle.Noted

The meeting closed at 8.30pm. Items . Items so marked * are abbreviated. A full copy of the minutes will be available on the website www.http//gorranhaven.org.uk

 RATIFIED MINUTES – OCTOBER 2018

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 4th October 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm, with Mr Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe and2 members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES  None

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Grose – PA18/07401

Mr White – PA18/07123

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

There were no representations from the members of the public.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 6TH SEPTEMBER 2018

The minutes were Agreed.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Lancallan Farm – Fly tipping

Following visits from Biffa and CC’s Waste and Environment Contracts officer the Council’s PHP Officer visited the site. The Officer was happy to take no further action as the farmer reported that it is likely that he will be using most of the material to create a hardstanding within his premises. Noted

5.2 Trewollock Lane

The Area Steward will inspect the location. In most cases overgrown hedges are the responsibility of the adjoining landowner and they will be notified to cut back any overhanging vegetation as necessary. Noted

5.3 The Slips

The landowner has kindly cleared the path Noted

5.4 Meadowside – Site Meeting

There will be a site meeting with Councillors, County Councillor Mustoe  and Cornwall Council’s Highways Manager at 9.30am on Tuesday 9th October. Councillors to suggest implementation of a footpath from Benhurden to Gorran and traffic calming for the whole village. Agreed

5.5 Gorran Green

Caerhayes are very happy to donate plants.

 Heligan reported that there are plenty of plants they could recommend and asked the PC for more detail regarding the overall planting brief. The PC would like to retain the grass area, have a seat around the tree, remove the Beech tree and replace with colourful shrubs. Plant colourful shrubs and bulbs along the fence. Agreed

Galowras to Portmellon footpath sign

The Countryside Ranger has agreed to point the Portmellon sign in the correct direction when next in the area. Noted

Post 16 Transport 2020 – Meeting

County Councillor Mustoe to arrange a meeting regarding transport arrangements for students of Truro College from September 2020, with Cornwall’s Councillor for Children and Young People, St Goran Parish Council, St Goran and District Community Bus and student’s parents. Agreed

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

The Stiles on Footpaths 16 & 17 between Gorran, Treveor and Boswinger have all been cut back. Noted

 The surface of the Multi-Use Trail to school is deteriorating. County Councillor Mustoe to report to Cornwall Council  Agreed

 The vegetation along the Polsue to Tregerrick path had been trimmed back. Noted

6.2 Beach.

The purchase and installation of a 2 minute beach cleaning board, to be added to the November agenda. Agreed

6.3 General Purposes

The PC’s Tree Officer has inspected the Cemetery’s trees and will report back to the PC with his recommendation’s. Noted

6.4 Public Convenience  

It was resolved for the Maintenance Contractor to purchase stock commonly used for repairing the toilets. Agreed

Cormac are scheduled to carry out an annual PAT test, EICR and Wallgate service.

Cormac to be asked to reduce the water flow in the Wallgate units. Agreed

 The contractor used to reduce water usage in the toilets, has donated his time and supplies FOC.

The Contractor to be thanked. Agreed

 Water usage has decreased since water reductions measures were taken.

June & July 2017  £1326.12

June & July 2018  £614.78

Noted

 A new volunteer winter cleaning rota has been organised. There is a space for Saturdays.

Noted

 The maintenance contractor to be asked to mend the leak from the disabled toilet.

Agreed

 A donation of £200 was received from the car park.

Noted

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1 Cornwall Council – Licencing Act Consultation

Cornwall Council are carryout their 5 year review of their Statement of Licensing Act Policy.

Noted

7.2 Newsletters

Steve Double September E-news, Rural Services news bulletin, Weekly bathing water results, Town and Parish Council Newsletter Noted

7.3 Further Correspondence

Crantock Parish Council – Planning decision – Legal Challenge

Cornwall’s Central Sub-Area Planning Committee approved a planning application for an affordable led rural exception site, located on land outside that, identified for development, in Crantock’s Neighbourhood Development Plan.Crantock PC considers that the Council’s decision is, wholly inconsistent with the housing policies in their Neighbourhood Development Plan and have decided to challenge Cornwall Council’s decision in the High Court, by way of judicial review and would be grateful of the PC supported their cause.

Noted

Restorative Justice Council – Sanctuary in Cornwall Conference

The PC were invited to the Sanctuary in Cornwallconference on the 1stDecember.

Noted

Member of the Public – Meadowside Proposed Development

A member of the public wrote to the Chairman raising their concerns regarding traffic, if the Meadowside proposal were approved and questioned the current position of the development at Menagwins. The PC will consider all points raised regarding traffic and are only a consultee regarding planning applications. They have only been informed that the Menagwins planning application was approved in April 2016. Agreed

8 PLANNING MATTERS

Dr Dunne in Chair

PA18/07401: Mr and Mrs Cockerton, Streets Farm, GorranConversion of three redundant farm buildings to residential use.

Full Application

Support – Mr Grose no vote

Mr Grose resumed the Chair

PA18/07123: Mr Timothy Kendall, Combine House, Bodrugan Farm, Nr Mevagissey

Conversion of a redundant agricultural stone barn into a studio and workshop space. Full Application

Support– Mr White no vote

PA18/07979: Ms Lubbock, The Cottage, Gorran.Extension to include a  kitchen and two bathrooms and the creation of two new window openings in the existing building. Full Application

2 Neutral and 1 objection comments received on-line, prior to revised application.

Support

PA18/08315: The Watch House, Foxhole Lane. Listed Building Consent to re-slate roof and associated works.

Listed Building Consent

Support

PA18/08093: Mr Littlejohns, Barn West of the Linhay. Barn Conversion

Full Application

Support

PA18/08007: Mr David Sargeant, Galowras Mill, Gorran MevagisseyListed

building consent to fully restore the fabric of the mill building including

re-roofing and repairs.

Listed Building Consent

Support

PA18/09131: Mrs Colman, Glenmore, Canton Street, Gorran Haven Partial demolition of single storey rear extension and construction of a replacement single storey rear extension.

Full Application

Support

Mr Grose declared an interest and Dr Dunne took the Chair

PA18/08841: Mr and Mrs Ince, Ismeer House, Trewollock Lane.Non-material amendment (No. 1) for minor alterations to window positions on Ismeer House and Coach House, and removal of chimneys in respect of (PA18/02497) Conversion of existing buildings and construction of 3 new builds to provide 9 dwellings.

Non Material Amendment

Deferred. To be placed on the November Agenda.

Mr Grose resumed the Chair

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning Decisions

PA18/06337: Mr Christopher Lobb, Limekiln, Foxhole Lane                            Approved

PA18/06437: Mr J Donald South West Holiday Parks, Seaview                     Approvedwith condition

Because the Chapel is not listed, a condition cannot be placed on the application to preserve the plaques in their exact current location, in the chapel.

The planning officer can place a condition for the plaques to be preserved in the chapel, but the plaques will be allowed to be moved.

The agent has agreed in writing to preserve the plaques in place and or move within chapel. Noted 

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                                                      PAYMENTS                                           RECEIPTS       

South West Water Water Charges        £534.49        HSBC Interest Deposit      £0.64

British Gas           Electricity Supply       £67.73       C/Council   Precept   £10,659.98

Mr S Spence Grass cutting                       £265.00 Ken Newcombe Burial Chrgs £240.00

AJH Services Public Con cleaning        £389.27       HSBC Interest Dev Fund     £0.11

Toilet Fund Beach Cleaning                   £95.00 RL Storey Kayak,Deck, Toilet £1,150.00

Gorran Pre-School Beach Cleaning        £158.00    Beach Cleaning Toilet Fund    £95.00

Friends of the Triangle Beach Cleaning    £6.00 CF Lobb  Defib Battery       £230.00

Playing Field Trust Beach Cleaning     £174.00

Memorial Hall Beach Cleaning             £140.00

St Goran FC Beach Cleaning                 £86.00

Gorran CC    Beach Cleaning               £40.00

Gorran & District Bus Beach Cleaning  £201.00

Gorran School PTA Beach Cleaning    £120.00

St Goran Rowing Club Beach Cleaning £162.00

Mr T Bennett Separation Buoys             £250.00

Mr Readman LMP Footpaths                 £340.00

Duchy Cemetery’s Burial Chrgs             £120.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary       £473.20

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses      £61.25

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases      £6.34

ID Mobile          Monthly telephone chrg    £7.99

RL Storey Beach Bollards                      £400.00

CHMS Coast Path Maintenance            £425.74

TOTAL £4,523.01                        TOTAL £12,145.73                                  

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

Agreed

  1. Armistice Service Arrangements

A member of the PC will lay the wreath during the Armistice service and £70, including the cost of the wreath, will be donated to the Poppy Appeal. Agreed

The History Society will be holding an exhibition of WW1 & 2 photographs at the Old School Rooms, on remembrance Sunday. Noted

  1. Risk Assessment Review

The Risk Assessment was reviewed and Agreed

  1. Parish Problems

 Mr Lobb to discuss the proposed bus shelter, with the Highways Manager at the forthcoming Meadowside site meeting. The shelter’s approximate cost is £1,500, including delivery and installation. Agreed

 There is still flying tipping between Highclere and Bodrugan.

The Clerk to report on the CC website. Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9pm.

RATIFIED MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 2018

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 6th September 2018 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, County Councillor Mustoe and5 members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES

Ms Lobb 

2(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Lobb – Planning Application PA18/06337

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

A member of the public asked if a footpath could be incorporated into the proposed affordable housing development at Meadowside.

A member of the public asked if there are some members of the PC that do not have a computer and asked how they receive information such as planning comments? The Clerk provides hardcopies of information to the members without a computer and reads out planning comments at the relevant meeting, if the quantity allows; otherwise Councillors are advised to seek online access, to high profile planning applications with large quantities of comments.

A member of the public wanted to clarify whether rents do increase on the affordable houses, as they believe this to be true, which is contradictory to information provided by Coastline Housing, at the recent open meeting. The public felt it was unclear at the open meeting, who is the landowner, the developer, and the housing association of the proposed site, The PC reported who the landowner is at the meeting and reported that the planning consultant is Naver Properties and the proposed Housing Association is Coastline. There currently isn’t a developer. The PC understand that Naver will sell the site to a developer, if planning is approved.

A member of the public asked, if the site were to be sold. would the new developer have to build the affordable homes? They would, as governed by the 106 agreement.

A member of the public reported that recent pothole repairs along Crooked Lane had been over filled.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 2ND AUGUST 2018

The minutes were Agreed.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Gorran Green Planting

Heligan’s visitor services manager will ask if they are happy to donate plants, when the time comes and asked if the PC would approach other organisations. The Clerk to ask Caerhayes Estate. Agreed

5.2 The Dodman

The NT reported that the exposed earthing cable had been dealt with, albeit on a temporary basis. Once they are able, they will cut some turf to reinstate the ground where it had eroded away. Noted

5.3 Little Perhaver Steps

The steps leading to Little Perhaver Beach are included in the LMP. The contractor has now cleared the steps. Noted

5.4 Vault Bathing Water Sign

Cornwall Council is aware that there is a slight issue with the wording on the bathing water profile (this is the one with the map) and is just awaiting a new poster. Once received the Senior Beach Ranger will endeavour to visit site to replace it. Noted

5.5 Highways – Menagwins

Cornwall Council have carried out works to the sunken piece of road near Menagwins and have made the road surface safe. Noted

5.6 Tree Warden

Mr Chaplin has been added to the Forestry Teams database and they will let us know their plans in due course. Noted

5.7 Community Network Scheme – Speeding

One of the Expressions of Interest forms for the Community Network Scheme for St Goran relates to speeding in the area of the school and Menagwins Farm.

There are plenty of warning signs and road markings in this area on approach to the school to make driver users aware of the hazards ahead.

In order for Highways to understand whether there is a speeding issue in this area, they can erect a covert device to record data of passing vehicles.

The PC to request that a device should be erected at Gorran Green.. Agreed

 5.8 Further Matters Arising

 Polsue Farm Road Closure

There has been a closure on this section of road for some time, and the recent notification sent out was a technical/legal formality to extend the existing closure that’s in place. The road is recorded as the lowest category of road – an abandoned track and  low in the maintenance hierarchy, it is very unlikely to be prioritised for treatment/ remedial works in the near future.

The PC felt the closure has an impact on the local community as it is a public right of way and should at least be passable on foot/bicycle.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

 Affordable Housing Open Meeting

Following the recent Affordable Housing meeting, regarding the proposal at Meadowside, the PC resolved to request a meeting with Highways to share theirs and the publics concerns, regarding traffic safety and the need for a footpath.

County Councillor Mustoe to arrange a site meeting. Agreed

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

 The LMP Contractor trimmed Little Perhaver steps which he reported wasn’t very much, but will return in the winter and dig out a bit of sand and ivy at the sides.

He noticed some of the timber under some step treads rotting away. Noted

 A sticking out tree on the side of the slips footpath, to be reported to the landowner. Agreed

 6.2 Beach.

The Maintenance contractor instructed a third party repair the bollards. Agreed

A thank you letter to be sent to the beach cleaning co-ordinator, for all their hard work this season. Agreed

It has been reported to the PC that it is believed that a member of the public has been using the PC’s beach bins to dispose of business waste. A letter to be sent to the member of the public, explaining that this is not acceptable and is causing an additional cost to the PC and the business should pay for their waste to be removed. Agreed

The bollards and the seats and bins have now been removed from the beach. Noted

6.3 General Purposes

The Tree Warden to be requested to look at the trees in the cemetery and advise of any maintenance requirements. Agreed

6.4 Public Convenience

A broken seat, flush handle and flush mechanism was fixed in the ladies.

Now the flush on the urinals has been fixed, they flooded a number of times due to sand blocking the drain. Noted

 The main toilets are now closed and there is a new team of voluntary winter cleaners for the disabled toilets. Noted

 The Clerk and a number of Councillors raised the issue regarding toilet faults continuously being reported to them, during nonworking hours.

The maintenance contractor to be asked if they would be prepared to be on call, during the 6 weeks holiday period. Agreed

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Commissioner of Metropolitan Police – Combating Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime

It was confirmed that Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metroplolitan Police Service will present at Combating Gangs, Violence and Weapon CrimeNoted

7.2 CALC – Devon & Cornwall merger with Dorset Constabulary

At a meeting of the Executive Committee, significant concerns were raised about the information available on proposals to merge the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary with the police force in Dorset. CALC wrote to the Merger Team asking for further information and sent a copy of the letter. Noted

 7.3 Cornwall Maritime Strategy Refresh 2018 – 2030

The Cornwall Maritime Strategy was adopted by Cornwall Council in 2012, and agreed to be reviewed every 5 years. In 2017, a review concluded that it was still fit for purpose and would only need a very light refresh to bring it up to date. A short online survey and the draft refreshed strategy is available via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/maritimestrategyNoted

7.4 CALC – Community Infrastructure Levy Consultation

Cornwall Council will begin to charge a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on new developments, given planning permission, from January 2019.
15% of any Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will be given to Town and Parish Councils with an additional 10% of the levy raised given to local councils that have a Neighbourhood Development Plan. Cornwall Council would like to hear further views on how the remainder of the Community Infrastructure Levy is spent, by whom and on what
The public consultation runs until 23 September date.  Noted

7.5 Cornwall AONB – Glover Review of Designated Landscapes

The Government has recently launched a review of designated landscapes (AONBs and National Parks) which will report in 2019.

The Cornwall AONB Partnership will put forward a collective response to the Glover Review of Designated Landscapes including the views of the wider community.

There is a short survey with respect to the Cornwall AONB and the review. The survey can be accessed here.. http://www.cornwall-aonb.gov.uk/research/ Noted

7.6 Seaview Holiday Park – Boswinger Chapel

Seaview Holiday Park thanked the PC for their support regarding the planning application to convert the former chapel at Seaview and also thanked the Chairman for his consideration regarding moving their application forward on the agenda, in light of the power cut they experienced at Seaview that evening. Noted

7.7 Resident – NT Trees

A resident asked if the NT can top the trees running along Foxhole Lane. So far, the NT have refused.

The resident to be requested to put the issue in writing. Agreed

7.8 Community Link Officer – Community Infrastructure Levy informal briefing and highways maintenance issues

Cornwall Council Planning Policy service consulted about the Community Infrastructure Levy. Mevagissey Parish Council have requested a presentation about this to inform their response and have arranged an informal briefing to take place beforethe Community Network Panel meeting on 13th  Sept, 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Steve Havers, Local Plans Manager, will do a short presentation and answer questions. Noted 

7.9 Steve Double – Litter Innovation Fund

A grant of over £300,000 has recently been made available by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for litter-fighting projects across Britain.  As part of the Fund, Defra is also preparing to launch a ‘digital innovation challenge’ to help find innovative digital and technological solutions to local litter challenges

They are providing grants of up to £10,000 for communities to come up with creative solutions to tackle litter in their local area and encourage local groups to apply.

The Litter Innovation Fund application window closes 5 October.

A copy to be sent to Mr Bunney Noted

7.10 Town and Parish – Planning Conferences

Invitation for Town & Parish Planning Conferences to be held later this year / beginning of 2019.  Noted

7.11 Cornwall Council – Planning Enforcement Protocol

Earlier this year, CC changed their processes around publishing information about planning enforcement cases because of data protection constraints.
They are proposing to introduce a protocol similar to that used on planning applications.
Noted

7.12 Cornwall Rural Housing Association – Annual Review

Invitation to their annual review on 17th September Noted

7.13 Member of the Public – Meadowside Planning Application

A member of the public replied to a letter from the PC that resolved to no longer correspond regarding planning application PA17/07052. As recommended by CALC, the Clerk replied confirming the date of the pre-application open meeting and  the PC were then thanked for their response. Noted

7.14 Mevagissey RNLI – Lifeboat day

Thanks, was given to the PC for permission to hold Gorran Haven Lifeboat day this year. It was a great success.

Permission was then granted to hold the 2019 event on Saturday 24th August 2019. Agreed

7.15 CALC – Police & Crime Commissioner’s Merger Proposals

Calc Forward a response from the Police & Crime Commissioner following their letter regarding the proposed merger. Noted

7.16 Newsletters

Town & Parish Newsletter, MP Steve Doubles August, Rural Services Network Bulletin, Weekly Bathing Water Results. Noted

7.16 Further Correspondence

 St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Panel – Waste and Recycling Centres Trip

The Newquay and St. Columb Community Network Areas are planning a trip to the Waste and Recycling Centres for panel members and extended the invitation to the St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Areas. Noted

Member of the Public – Dog Control

A member of the public asked if the PC can do anything about dog control on the beach..

The PC to report that they have in place everything for which they have the means and powers allowed, to control dogs on the beach. Agreed

8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA18/07178: Mr and Mrs Ball, Pebblebrook, Rice Lane.Proposed loft conversion and dormer window addition with PV panels to roof. Internal reconfiguration and raised timber decking to rear. New parking arrangement with widening front entrance including felling of trees.

Full Application

Support

PA18/06337: Mr Christopher Lobb, Lime Kiln, Foxhole Lane.Listed Building consent: Replacing existing steps with wider, shallower steps and adding handrails to help less mobile people access. Also replacing existing rotten timber windows with new timber windows painted white.

Listed Building Consent

Support Mr Lobb no vote

PA18/07401: Mr and Mrs Cockerton, Streets Farm, GorranConversion of three redundant farm buildings to residential use.

Full Application

Deferred

PA18/07979: Ms Lubbock, The Cottage, Gorran.Extension to include a kitchen and two bathrooms and the creation of two new window openings in the existing building. Full Application

Support– The PC would like to see a different material used for the exterior cladding as they feel it is not in-keeping with the surrounding area.

4 members voted to support and keep the cladding.

PA18/07681: Mr Rick Clayton, Loecott, Trewollock, Gorran  Erection of a two storey detached dwelling, installation of new septic tank anddrainage system and associated external works with variation of condition 2(plans approved) of decision PA16/04216 dated 07.09.16 to allow minor materialamendment of a first floor sun deck and enlarged ground floor windows on the rear northern elevation.

Application under Section 73 of TCP Act

Support

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning Decisions

PA18/05139: Caerhayes Estate, Land and Barns West of Trevarrick Farm    Approved

 

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                                                                PAYMENTS                                RECEIPTS       

South West Water Water Charges                 £395.93 TregunnaBurial Chgs £1025.00

Mr S Spence Grass cutting & maintenance   £301.81 Archibold Burial Chgs  £180.00

AJH Services Public Convenience cleaning  £389.27 Mrs Wright Toilet donat £100.00

Cormac Solutions Toilet maintenance           £577.81 Donation Boxes Toilets £808.00

CHMS Coastal Path cutting                           £501.55

Biffa     Beach Waste Removal                    £1497.25

Duchy Cemetery’s Burial Charges                 £390.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary                £473.20

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses                £61.25

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases               £1.34

ID Mobile          Monthly telephone chrg           £7.99

TOTAL £4,597.40                          TOTAL £2113.00                           

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

Agreed

 The Bank Reconciliation was verified. Agreed

9.1 Financial Regulations Review

The PC reviewed and Agreed the Financial Regulations, which are fit for purpose for the forth coming year. Agreed

  1. Parish Problems

 Crooked lane potholes have been overfilled. The PC Felt they would reduce down into the road surface overtime. Agreed

 The LMP Contractor to be requested to trim around the stiles on footpaths 16 and 17, Gorran to Treveor to Boswinger. Agreed

 County Councillor Mustoe to request the hedges to be trimmed along the Schools Multi use trails. Agreed

 The Clerk to report potholes at Trewollock. Agreed

Highways to be informed that the hedges along Trewollock Lane are overgrown. Agreed

County Councillor Mustoe to find out if there is any intended action, to resolve the issue of flytipping at Lancallan Farm. Agreed

The meeting closed at 9.10pm.

AUGUST 2018 RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 2nd August 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm, with Mr Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe 2 representatives of Seaview and 3 members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES

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 & SEAVIEW – Boswinger Chapel Pre-App

A member of the public reported that they were pleased to see that the Seaview banner had been removed from the Treveor junction.

2 representatives of Seaview Holiday Park explained their vision for application PA18/06437. They were keen to preserve the historic plaques in the Chapel and the building would remain open all year round, allowing the public to view the historic artefacts of the Chapel.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 5TH JULY 2018

The minutes were Agreed.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Gorran Green Layby

The PC felt it would be difficult to prevent people parking in the layby. Agreed

5.2 Bus Shelter

The grant application requires permission from Highways, asks if planning permission is required and how many people use the bus stop.

In order for Cormac to review a request for permission to install a bus shelter they would require specific information such as size, design and the approximate position. Mr White to look into the design. Agreed

5.3 Sea Wall

Cormac have repaired the steps to the plat and replaced the damaged mortar along the wall. Cormac have also removed the large slabs of concrete in front of the wall and donated cement to the Lime Kiln. Noted

5.4 Grant Thank You’s

Gorran FC, Gorran Pre-School, Gorran Rowing Club, Gorran PTA, Kids Cornwall, St Goran PCC, Gorran Rainbows, The Playing Field Trust and The Old School Rooms. Noted

5.5 Footpaths 15 & 2

The Countryside team have removed the top step of the stile on footpath 15, Methrose as it was rotten and will work to replace the stile at some stage. The stile on footpath No 2, Cliff Road has been on the list to be replaced by a gate for 4 years. They are hoping to do this in the Autumn. They reported that they have secured over £100k for improvements on the SWCP from Natural England and will be working hard to prepare the works over the next 8 months to get them delivered in FY 19/20. Noted

5.5 Declarations of Interest – Affordable Housing planning applications

Cornwall Council’s Information Governance Manager reported that it was determined by a Tribunal several years ago, before the regime changed, that being on a register or similar did not create what was then a prejudicial interest and now would be a non-registerable interest. The reason is that being on a register may not give rise to being granted one of those properties, it would only be if, for example, a private developer had sold plots and then applied for permission, that an interest would arise.

Any code of conduct complaint cannot be dealt with by the PC and must be reported to Cornwall Council’s Monitoring Officer. Noted

5.6 Agenda – public session

To enable the PC to only discuss matters that are current and relevant CALC recommended that the Public Session should be used to discuss matters on the agenda only.

The PC resolved to allow the Public Session to remain open to all discussions, at the discretion of the Chairman. Agreed  

5.7 Gorran Green – Heligan Planting Plan

Heligan will arrange for their new head gardener to produce a plan in the Autumn.

The PC to ask Heligan if they would be happy to donate plants towards the scheme. Agreed

5.8 Parish Council New Contact Details

A 24 months contract from the Carphone Warehouse, for a mobile phone for £7.99/month was entered into. It was insured for £14.99 for the year.

The new phone number is 07888817809

The new Parish Council address is Farleigh, Gorran, St Austell, PL26 6HW

Agree

5.9 Tree Warden

Graham Chaplin was nominated as the Parishes tree warden. Agreed

5.10 Truro College Link Bus

County Councillor Mustoe reported that Truro College declined to subsidise the link bus that serves St Goran. He then raised this response with MP Steve Double, who wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, asking if Cornwall Council have correctly applied their policy.

The Cornwall Council Cabinet Member confirmed that Cornwall Council would subsidise the link bus for the next academic year only. County Councillor Mustoe has requested a meeting in September with the Cabinet Member, Council Officers and hopefully the PC and the Community bus to discuss ideas and possible arrangements from the beginning of the Academic year in September 2019. Noted

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

The LMP contractor to be requested to remove the tree that is leaning over the slips footpath. Agreed

 County Councillor Mustoe to be asked to request a footpath sign for Portmellon in Bodrugan Woods at the end of the St Goran Path. Agreed

 6.2 Beach.

The length of time the restricted launching bollards scheme is in place is to be discussed during the December meeting. Agreed

6.3 General Purposes

The member of the public who planted flowers outside the toilets has offered to look after the large planters below the Chapel on Canton Street. It was resolved to arrange for the maintenance contractor to either repair or remove the broken planter. Agreed

 The repositioning of the new noticeboard in Gorran is ongoing. Noted

Mr Grose to arrange for a tree surgeon to maintain some of the trees in the Cemetery.

Agreed

6.4 Public Convenience

The electricity meter is being upgraded to a smart meter on 20th September.

Cormac repaired the leak to the Wallgate unit in the ladies. Once it leaked again the Maintenance Contractor investigated and believes the drain is becoming blocked by sand. He removed some sand and it was resolved to have Cormac to unblock the drain if it reoccurred. Agreed

Cormac have ordered a new part for the urinals as the flush was no longer working. The part will be supplied FOC and there will be a charge for fitting only. Agreed

The maintenance contractor suggested that the PC could add lockers by the toilets to create a revenue. The PC felt this would not work. Agreed

 The Tombola at the Street Market raised £338.

A member of the public donated £100 from card sales. Noted

7 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1 Cornwall Council – Draft Validation Guide

The Planning and Sustainable Development Service is in the process of updating its Local Validation List and a draft Validation Guide has been produced with the aim of providing applicants and agents with as much information as possible to submit an application ‘right first time’ and avoid any delays at validation or during the planning process. The Draft Validation Guide can be viewed on the Council website any comments need to be submitted by5pm Friday 24 August 2018Noted

7.2 Chute Lane – Tidy Up

County Councillor Mustoe asked if anyone would volunteer along with him, to carry out a tidying up session at Chute Lane?

The PC felt it was unnecessary as the plants in the area were looking pleasant. Agreed

7.3 St Austell RFC – Tregorrick Lane Road closure

The proposed introduction of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to ‘Prohibit motor vehicles except for access’ in an attempt to discourage those drivers that use the village as a ‘rat run’ had been cancelled. Noted

7.4 Duchy Defibrillators – Canton Street Defibrillator Battery

The defibrillator battery at Canton is down to its last 25% and will need changing.

Mr Lobb transferred £230 from the defibrillator fund to pay for the new battery.

It was resolved to order new battery from Cardiac Science at a of cost £230 plus VAT.

Agreed

Duchy Defibrillators informed the PC that the defibrillator is a Cardiac science G3, which is no longer made and the PC may struggle to find a new battery for it in the future.

Noted

7.5 Member of the Public – Little Perhaver Steps

The last step, leading to Little Perhaver, has been repaired. Noted

7.6 Visitor – Dogs off leads on the beach

A holiday maker reported that he observed member of the public thought to be locals, not adhering to the no dogs on a lead notice.

The PC felt they have done everything in their power to enforce this rule. Agreed

7.7 EJFP Planning Ltd (Naver) – Open Meeting Date for Meadowside Application

It was resolved to hold an open meeting with EJFP Planning Ltd and all members of at 7pm on Monday 3rd September at the Old School Rooms regarding their upcoming affordable housing planning application. Members of the public are encouraged to attend to allow the PC to gage the publics opinion prior to commenting on the application. EJFP Planning Ltd will be in the position to discuss the scheme and in particular pricing structure for the affordable units. Agreed

7.8 Newsletters

Steve Double July e newsletter, Bathing Water Newsletter, Weekly Bathing Water Results, Rural Services Network News Bulletin, CALC News Roundup. Noted

 Further Correspondence

St Goran CLT – Maintenance & Removal Works – Old School Rooms

Because the outside area of the Old School Rooms is deemed to be common land, St Goran CLT informed the PC that they have commissioned a damp penetration survey to discover the cause of damp issues in flat 1 and feel it is likely that a reduction in the ground level, at the front of flat 1 will be required. Agreed

Member of the Public – Vault Water Quality Sign

A member of the public reported that the incorrect water quality sign for Vault has now been replaced, but the bottom sign now has the correct map, but the wording is still wrong.

To be reported to Cormac. Agreed

 Cornwall Council – Gambling Act 2005 Consultation

The PC were invited to submit your comments on Cornwall Council’s Gambling Act 2005 draft revised Statement of Principles. Noted

8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA18/06437: Mr J Donald, South West Holiday Parks, Seaview Holiday Park, Boswinger.Extension and change of use of former chapel building as reception and offices, café and shop and associated customer facilities.

Full Application

Support and request that the historical value of the Boswinger Chapel is emphasised as one of the most important Bible Christian Chapels in Cornwall. The PC would urge the applicants to retain all the plaques in the Chapel and to preserve as many historical features as possible and would request this is added as a planning condition.

PA18/09590 – Land South of Cherrington

Following the PC objection to the application a site visit and assessment of this application took place, and officers recommended that this application be approved. The PC resolved for this to be decided under delegated powers. Agreed

PA18/00225 – Caprera

In respect of this application for Caprera, the planning officer recommended approval for the proposal of demolition of existing dwelling, construction of two dwellings and note that the Parish Council objected.

With a majority of 6 members the PC resolved to allow this application to be decided under delegated powers. Mr Bunney, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb and Mr Lobb voted for the application to be taken to the planning committee. Agreed

Following this particular 5 day protocol, the PC reviewed and agreed a new procedure.

Agreed

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning Decisions

PA18/00225: Caprera                                                             Approved

PA18/04874: Land South of Cherrington                                Approved

PA18/00184: Highcote                                                            Approved

PA18/02497: Ismeer                                                                Approved

PA18/05637: Tregillan                                                              Approved

 

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                                                                PAYMENTS                                 RECEIPTS       

 

Mr S Spence Grass cutting & maintenance   £275.56      HSBC Interest  Dev ac       £0.08

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary                £473.20     Ismeer Furniture sales    £75.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses                £61.25     Donation boxes toilets   £492.26

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases               £64.74     Street Fair toilets          £336.85

Duchy Cemetery’s Burial Charges                  £65.00         Donation boxes toilets £511.15

AJH Services         Toilet Cleaning                 £389.27    Mr Burnham Burial Chrgs £180.00

South West Water  Water supply                   £218.85

Mr CF Lobb Reimburse glass for phonebox      £6.00

Mr Readman LMP Contract                            £340.00

Biffa   Beach Waste Removal                          £132.28

PKF Littlejohn   External Audit                        £240.00

ID Mobile          Monthly telephone chrg            £7.99

TOTAL £2,274.14                         TOTAL £1,595.26                          

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

Agreed

 A new direct debit to ID mobile for £7.99/month was Agreed

  1. Request to use the Beach

The RNLI Mevagissey branch were granted permission to use the beach for the lifeboat day on 25th August. Agreed

Headstone Inscription Request

Larcombe’s Memorials were granted permission to add an inscription to an existing headstone. Agreed

External Audit – Completion

The Annual External Audit has been returned and accepted as meeting the Audit Commissions requirements and showing no matters for concern.

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return and the Notice of Conclusion have been published on the village website. Noted

  1. Parish Problems

 Fly tipping along Bodrugan Straight to be reported to Cornwall Council.

Agreed

 Exposed cables near the Dodman Cross to be reported to the National Trust.

Agreed

The potholes outside of 2 squirrels to be chased up by County Councillor Mustoe.

Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9pm.

JULY 2018 RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 5th July 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Dr Dunne in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Lobb, White, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe and 3 members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES

Mr Bunney, Grose, Husband, and Ms Lobb.

Due to Councillors attending an RTA, that occurred at the time and vicinity of the meeting, Councillors White, Hart and County Councillor Mustoe joined the meeting late.

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

A member of the public again raised their concerns regarding correct protocol, whilst the PC commented on planning application PA17/07052. The PC reassured the member of public that correct procedure was followed and this matter was no longer relevant.

Mr White joined the meeting.

A member of the public reported that the Seaview banner has been returned to the Treveor junction.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 7TH JUNE 2018

The minutes were Agreed.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Sea Wall

Works began on Monday 7th June and CC’s Flood and Drainage Manager reported that good progress is being made.

The PC to request that the concrete below the platt is removed. Agreed

5.2 Highlanes Bus Shelter

Following County Councillor Mustoe approaching Cornwall Council they responded that they would not look to put a shelter at this location; however, there is a grant available to Parish Councils, should the PC like to proceed with such a project, and purchase a shelter to install. The maximum grant available from Cornwall Council is £3k, but the full amount is dependent on usage and frequency of services as well as the type of shelter being proposed, and therefore a smaller amount may only be available.

The Clerk to apply for a grant Agreed

 5.3 Gorran Green – Planting Plan

Heligan apologise for not completing a planting plan as promised. The Heligan Directors are more than happy for the new garden manager to spend some time early Autumn, coming up with some recommendations. Agreed

 5.4 SAS Beach Days

SAS Beach visit dates are – 5th July, 23rd August and 27th August (to coincide with day on the sand) Noted

 5.5 Beach Cleaning

Biffa were happy to pick up the beach litter, as a voluntary litter pick, but Cornwall Council won’t allow them to do this, because the beach is privately owned.

The contract with Biffa has now been reinstated.

Mr Lobb to put notices on the bins, asking the public to take their litter home with them. Agreed

5.6 Highways

The surfacing team, advised that all of the surface dressing work in the Penare area has been completed. The confusion may be from the wording in the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.

There is work on the programme to replace the weir gully and install kerbs at the site at Highclere and for the drain cover at Menagwins. With regards to the sunken road at Menagwins, the highway steward will be programming works to patch this area. Whilst there is damage evident, there are no actionable defects at this time.

There is one site along the footway on Bell Hill at Wansford Meadows where trimming is required and this has been passed to the gang accordingly.

The road from Tregerrick to Polsue has been inspected and arrangements made for it to be cleared of vegetation.  Associated costs for repairing the track and the drainage system will then be considered.

The site near The Squirrels has been inspected again, and there are no detectable defects at this time, but the road has been submitted for patching works.

Menagwins footpath and the Cemetery still have not been trimmed. The School Footpath requires trimming.

The Clerk to report to Highways. Agreed

 Further Matters Arising

The Lime Kiln Doors

The Lime Kiln Trust convey their sincere thanks for the donation that they have received from the PC towards the repair of the Lime Kiln doors. Noted

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

 Galowras to Castle Hill requires trimming.

The LMP Contractor to be informed. Agreed

 There are rotten stiles at Cliff Road and Footpath No 15 at Methrose.

To be reported to the Countryside Ranger. Agreed

 Mrs Hart joined the meeting

 6.2 Beach.

Nothing to report

6.3 General Purposes

Glass panels on both Phone boxes have been smashed. The maintenance contractor to replace the glass. Agreed

6.4 Public Convenience

The Wallgate unit has been repaired and the key has been left in the service area.

Noted

 Dr Dunne to look into replacing the toilets with low water usage toilets.

Agreed

7 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1 Newsletters

Weekly Bathing Water Results, Rural Services Network, Steve Double June E-Newsletter, CALC News Roundup. Noted

 7.2 Further Correspondence

 Member of the Public – Meadowside Planning

A member of the public wrote to the PC regarding the anticipated planning application on the site at Meadowside. They brought to the PC’s attention the historical applications made on the site and thought the PC could open itself up to a judicial review and possible compensation claims, if they did not take into account previously identified highways concerns.

The PC unanimously resolved no to enter into any further correspondence regarding this site, until a planning application is received. Agreed

 Post 16 Transport for Truro College

The Director of Operations at Truro College informed County Councillor Mustoe that the Education Transport Team at Cornwall have decided to discontinue the link services from this year for both Gorran and Constantine. Truro College have received from First South West an indication of the costs involved, should they consider trying to extend their nearest service routes.

The Director of Operations will update County Councillor when a clearer picture of their student travel pattern is known, as passes are purchased throughout the Summer.

County Councillor Mustoe questioned whether the student’s parents had been informed about the arrangements for the next academic year, following many complaints last year about the college not informing them.

If a decision not to retain any service is made during the summer break, this will be catastrophic to families. The families affected don’t care who funds the route, but they need to be able to fulfil their obligation of keeping their children in full time education, until they are 18. Noted

 Cornwall Council – Road Closure Notice

Canton Street will be closed for the Gorran Haven Street Market on 28th July 2018 between 08:00to 16:00. Noted

 8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA18/05367: Mrs Sally Pike, Tregillan, Trewollock Lane.Application for tree works in respect of a 50 percent reduction of Silver Birch trees covered by a tree preservation order.

Tree Preservation Order

1 On-line comment of Support. Support

PA18/05139: Caerhays Estate, Land and Barns West of Trevarrick Farm, Gorran. Conversions of barns to 3 new residential units.

Full Application Support

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA18/02948: Mr Stuart Martin, Lamorran, Road from Tubbs Mill to Tregerrick Approved

PA18/04724: Mr B Digby, Lower Meadow Barn, Galowras                           Approved

County Councillor Mustoe joined the meeting.

8.2 Sea View – Pre-Application – Boswinger Chapel

Seaview are nearly ready to submit their plans for the renovation and change of use of the former Chapel at Boswinger and, as such, would like to invite the Parish Council to Seaview to talk through their vision and plans

Because the PC’s Pre-App policy states that the PC is not to hold private meetings with developers the PC are to invite Seaview along to their next meeting. Agreed 

County Councillor Mustoe to follow up the PC’s request for Seaview to, look into light pollution, from the site and to look into the adverts at the Treveor junction. Agreed

8.2 Ismeer PA18/02497

The agent has now reduced the ridge height of unit 1, which is considered to be suitable. In light of this, the planning officer moved this application forward towards an approval. Noted

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                           PAYMENTS                                                                          RECEIPTS       

Cornwall Council         Non domestic rates     £57.00  HSBC    Interest               £0.46

British Gas                  Electricity Charge         £48.47  Public Toilet donation     £20.00

Gorran Football Club                           Grant  £100.00  St Goran CLT Loan repayment

St Goran Cricket Club              Grant   £100.00                                     £5,000.00

Memorial Hall                                       Grant  £100.00 Larcombe’sHeadstone  £100.00

St Goran Rowing Club                        Grant  £100.00 Gallagher Basset Insurance

Gorran School PTA                             Grant  £100.00 payment noticeboard    £750.00

Kids Cornwall                                      Grant    £60.00

Gorran Pre-School                              Grant  £100.00

Gorran Rainbows                               Grant  £100.00

St Goran PCC – Mag & NurseGrant   £430.00

St Goran Playing Field Trust                Grant   £100.00

Old School Rooms Committee             Grant     £50.00

Mr S Spence Grass cutting & maintenance   £285.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary                £473.20

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses                £61.25

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases               £2.29

AJH Services         Toilet Cleaning                 £389.27

South West Water  Water supply                  £481.54

St Goran PCC      Mag Subscription                £12.80

Mr G Dutton Buoy Repairs                                 £5.10

Mr M Ayres    Bolts for bins                                £7.56

TOTAL £3,163.94                          TOTAL £5,870.46                          

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

Agreed

The bank reconciliation dated 20th June 2018 was verified by Dr Dunne.

Agreed

  1. Office Telephone

The current Parish Council phone number is soon to be discontinued. It was resolved to use a mobile phone, for the PC’s new phone number.

The Clerk to purchase a PAYG mobile phone. Agreed

  1. Parish Problems

 The Gorran Green layby had recently been used for camping. Ways to prevent this to be discussed at the next meeting.  Agreed

 The Highlanes layby had been temporarily used by Cormac to store building waste. The waste has now been removed. Noted

 The grasscutting contractor to tidy the vegetation between the toilets and the chip shop.Agreed

 The maintenance contractor to be requested to paint the footpath sign at Galowras Mill.

Agreed

 The meeting closed at 8.50pm.

JUNE 2018 RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 7th June 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr C P Grose in the Chair.

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

  1. APOLOGIES

County Councillor Mustoe. 

2(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

PA18/04724 – Dr Dunne

2(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2(d) GDPR – Any Matters to consider

The Government confirmed that local councils are no longer required to have a Data Protection Officer. but that all of the functions of the role remain and are still compulsory.

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of St Goran CLT presented the Parish Council with a cheque for £5,000, as full repayment, of the loan granted to them, in 2014.

St Goran CLT officially thanked the PC, for the loan and the support they had received and hoped the Old School Rooms would provide an income, for the Community, in the future.

A member of the public questioned whether Parish Councillors had taken note of item 7.5 of the meeting held on 3rd May 2018. The PC reported that all members had been emailed a full copy.

A member of the public asked if it would be possible to set up a paddle boarding school, on Gorran Haven Beach. The PC explained that tenders are invited for this contract on an annual basis, which had already been awarded for the current year. The PC suggested that they submit a tender, in January 2019.

A member of the public reported that the hedges along Lamledra Hill require trimming. The PC responded that it is currently the wrong season to trim hedges and would take note of the matter.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 3RD MAY 2018

Mrs Hart was added to the list of people present at the meeting and Mrs Lobb was changed to Ms Lobb under item 3. The minutes were then Agreed.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1Advertising

Planninginvestigated the same complaint last year and the case was closed as non-expedient. As the information provided is the same as the previously investigated complaint they wouldn’t look to re-investigate this matter.

The PC to respond that advertisers were requested at the time to remove their signs, but some have put them back up. Agreed

5.2 Canton Street Plants

The resident who looks after the plants on Canton street, very much appreciated the thank you letter from the PC. Noted

5.3 Old School Rooms Curtilage

The Trustees of the Old School Rooms reported that, the matter is in the hands of the Archdeacon.

As the Trustees had previously agreed to gift the curtilage to the PC, the PC felt it was not a matter for the Archdeacon and should be a matter for the Land Registry.

The Clerk to write to the Trustees of the Old School Rooms. Agreed

5.4 Limekiln Doors

The Limekiln Trust are very grateful to the PC for their generous donation towards the replacement doors. Noted

5.5 Further Matters Arising

Beach Boundary Wall

The Clerk to request Cormac to treat the repairs of the Boundary Wall as an urgent matter, as the main Summer Season is fast approaching. Agreed

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

 Mr Lobb reported that the walks week was successful. Michael Bunney and Richard Bennett were thanked for running the walks. £20 was donated towards the defibrillator fund and £15 was donated towards the running of the Old School Rooms. Noted

 6.2 Beach.

The dog mess sign is now installed at the top of the steps of Little Perhaver. This area is overgrown.

The maintenance Contractor to be asked to trim the area. Agreed

 The beach seats have now been put out for the season.

The two new replacement beach signs are now installed on the Limekiln wall.

The separation sign for boats and swimmers, had been torn off and has now been reinstated. Noted

6.3 General Purposes

 The insurance payment was received for the replacement noticeboard. Noted

6.4 Public Convenience

It was agreed for local plumber Mr Redall to carryout works to the public toilets that he had recommended to reduce water usage. Such as adjusting flushing handles and reducing water in the cisterns. The budget not to exceed £250. Agreed

 Cormac are waiting for spare parts to repair the Wallgate Unit in the ladies Noted

The PC felt it would be prudent to plan for an upgrade of the facilities in the future. Agreed

 The Aldridges to be thanked for their donation of £20, for the sale of card Agreed

7 CORRESPONDENCE 

7.1 Forestry Team – Tree Wardens

The Tree Council have been running a tree warden scheme since 1991 and are seeking interest in revitalising and extending this initiative within Cornwall to interested parishes. The Team would like to know if the PCwishes to nominate a tree warden.

The PC would like to nominate a tree warden. A notice advertising for volunteers, to be placed in the Parish Magazine. Agreed

7.2 CALC – National Rural Crime Survey 2018

All members received a copy. Noted

7.3 Lost Gardens of Heligan – Invitation to 100:Unearth

The PC are invited to a special VIP reception and performance of 100:Unearth. Reception at 5pm and performance at 6.30pm Noted

Newsletters

Cornwall AONB, Rural Services Network, Weekly bathing Water results, Cornwall Community Land Trust Spring Newsletter, CALC News Roundup, What is Planning Harm, Neighbourhood Planning E-Newsletter, Steve Double June Newsletter Noted

Further Correspondence

Ethical Standards Committee – Annual Report

There has been a large increase in standards complainants over the last 12 months, up nearly 50% on previous years, with the majority of these complainants concerning Town and Parish Councillors. The Chairman of the Standards Committee has therefore written to PC’s, covering the Annual Report of the Committee and the Case reviews that are appended to the Annual Report.

It is requested that this is brought to the attention PC members the importance of the need to act within the Code. Simple safeguards such as ensuring your register of interest for is up to date, declaring the correct interest and using separate social media accounts for personal and official use can all help to reduce complaints.  Noted

 Local Government Boundary Commission – Draft Recommendations for Cornwall Consultation

The Boundary Commission has published draft recommendations for new divisions, division boundaries, and division names for Cornwall. Theyare now inviting comments on those recommendations.

The PC agreed with the Boundary Commissions recommendation to place St Goran in a division with the Roseland. Agreed

8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA18/04724: Mr B Digby, Galowras Farm, Lower Meadow Barn.Non Material amendment (1) following grant of planning application PA18/01502. Amendments sought – revised design and siting of garage/workshop.

Non Material Amendment. Support – Dr Dunne no vote

PA18/04633: Mr and Mrs R Daniels, Land North West of Wickets, Gorran. Proposed sustainable infill dwelling, detached domestic garage and installation of a septic tank with leach field drainage – amended design to PA18/01569.

Full Application Support

 PA18/04874: Ms Arthur, Land South of Cherrington, Portheast Way.Variation of condition 2 – changes to approved plans and removal of condition 5. Original approval PA15/09590.

Objection The PC to standby their original objection to application PA15/09590 on the grounds that they considered the application to be over development of the area and were concerned that the area is prone to flooding which has increased considerably over the past 18 months.

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

 PA17/10455: Mara Warwick, Smugglers House Rattle Street                        Approved

8.2 PA18/02497 – Ismeer – Conclusion

The Planning Officer explained that the site notice is posted when the site is visited and not on a separate visit, which was explained to the residents at the site visit.

The Planning Officer did go to the council’s Highways Officer in light of the objections received. The Highways officer considers the application to be acceptable in its current form and in light of this advice the application is considered acceptable on highways grounds. With respect to sewage matters, South West Water, review planning applications on their accord, no objection or comments have been received from them. The parking provision appears reasonable, again the Highways Officer hasn’t raised any concern on this matter. The Planning officer is minded to move the application forward towards an approval, subject to receiving additional plans from the agent, altering the height of unit 1 and other fenestration adjustments to improve the design. There is also a legal agreement to complete, which will secure some limited off-site affordable housing monies.

The PC agreed that the application can now move forward, via delegated authority. Agreed

 BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                           PAYMENTS                                                                          RECEIPTS       

Cornwall Council Non domestic rates              £57.00

CHMS                 Coastal Path Cutting             £501.55

South West Water  Water supply                   £293.56

Mrs LCV Pothecary  Clerks salary                  £473.20

Mrs LCV Pothecary  Clerks Expenses             £61.25

Mr S Spence Grasscutting & Maintenance     £467.71

AJH Services       Toilet Cleaning                     £389.27

Anchor Grafix  Beach Signs                           £102.35

BHIB   Annual liability insurance                      £473.91

The Lime Kiln Trust Donation                        £800.00

TOTAL £3,619.80                             TOTAL NIL                                                  

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

Agreed

  1. Grants.

Grants were awarded as follows

Gorran FC                                                       £100

Goran Cricket Club                                          £100

Gorran Haven Memorial Hall                            £100

St Goran Rowing Club                                    £100

Gorran School – PTA                                      £100

Kids Cornwall                                                  £60

St Goran Playingfield Trust                             £100

Gorran Pre-school                                          £100

Gorran Rainbows                                           £100

St Goran PCC – Magazine                              £330

The Old School Rooms                                    £50

St Goran PCC – Parish Nurse             £100

Agreed

Headstone Installation

Permission was granted for Larcombe’s Memorials to install a, Grey Granite Memorial headstone. Agreed 

  1. Parish Problems

 Gorran to Menagwins footpath is overgrown.

Drain cover between Highclere and the old Gorran Garage has collapsed.

Pothole’s at Oak Tree and Tregondean Junction.

The sunken road outside Menagwins still require repair.

The dressing at Penare has been completed, but the road leading to the Gruda has not been dressed.

Over grown hedges between Trelispen Park junction and Bell Hill, Bell Hill side of Wansford Meadows and the Playing field Footpath.

The Lines at the bottom of Lamledra Hill still require reinstating.

The Tregerrick to Polsue road is still closed.

To be reported to Highway Agreed

Seaview security lights are causing light pollution, for some neighbours at night.

To be reported to Seaview. Agreed

 The middle section of the Slips is overgrown.

To be reported to the LMP Contractor. Agreed

 A Gorran Churchtown resident has been having issues with drivers parking right in front, of their front door. On some occasions they have been blocked in their house.

The PC sympathise with the resident, but do not have the power to address the matter.

Noted

Name signs around the villages need attention, as some are becoming loose from their fixings. The PC to list the signs. Agreed

Residents are concerned about speeding traffic between Trewolla Farm and Trevarrick.

Noted

A Roseland Student asked if a bus shelter could be installed in the Highlanes layby near the Old Chapel. Roseland Students catch the bus here and have to wait there often in adverse weather.

The PC to make a request to County Councillor Mustoe. Agreed

The Clerk to enquire with Heligan regarding the planting plan for Gorran Green.

Agreed

In Committee

This item was moved to Public Convenience.

The meeting closed at 9.10pm.

MAY 2018 RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 3rd May 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, LG Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe, Community Network Officer Helen Nicholson Naver Properties, Coastline Housing and 17 members of the public.

APOLOGIES

None

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Lobb – Planning Application PA18/02380

2(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

2(c) GDPR – Any Matters to Consider

  1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, PARISH TRANSPORT REPRESENTATIVE AND COMMITTEES

The Clerk invited nominations for Chairman. Mr Bunney nominated Mr Grose.  This was seconded by Ms Lobb and unanimouslyAgreed.  Mr Grose accepted and took the Chair.

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

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

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

Trewollock Close residents raised their concerns regarding Application PA18/02497, Ismeer. They were firstly concerned about the timing of notices displayed by CC and that the PC’s procedures regarding the display of agendas. Their main objection to the development was that residents would have liked the property to remain as a care home. Concerns were raised regarding the developments proposed main access, from Trewollock Close. They felt it was dangerous being narrow and steep and would have to serve 20 new residents, plus visitors and could be difficult for access for emergency vehicles. They questioned where refuse would be collected from. The residents thought it would improve the safety of pedestrians if a footpath was built, to link up  Portheast Way to Trewollock Close, along Trewllock Lane, where there is currently a Cornish hedge. The residents felt that the proposed properties are not accessible to the impaired. The proposal is over development of the site and would be over bearing to surrounding properties. The residents questioned whether there will be sufficient parking. They questioned the infrastructure levy. The residents reported that they currently have issues with the current sewage system and the development would only exacerbate the situation. County Councillor Mustoe explained the infrastructure levy and read out the Highways report that had been conducted. It stated that the increase in traffic would be marginal, in comparison to the previous traffic trip, when it was a care home. The report stated there were appropriate levels of parking. County Councillor Mustoe stated he would be happy to report the residents’ comments.

Naver properties along with Coastline Housing attended the meeting to inform the PC of estimated rental and shared ownership values, of the proposed affordable housing.

Coastline Housing intend to manage the development, if permission is granted. They explained that rent would be the lower of 80% of the open market value, capped at £151/wk for a 2 bedroom home. 25% – 75 % of a shared ownership property could be purchased, at 80% of the open market value and rent would be 2.5% of the unsold equity. Staircasing would be available. If 100% of the property were allowed to be purchased, there would be a clause in place for it to only be possible for it to be resold to Coastline Housing, for it to remain affordable. Coastline explained that on average, in 2017 shared ownership purchasers earned £24K and made an initial deposit of £20K. They encouraged members of the public to register with “Help to buy Southwest” who co-ordinate low cost house ownership products and for rentals to register with “Homechoice”. Naver impressed to the PC that if they felt shared ownership homes should be a larger proportion of the development, than rental, that the PC would have to prove this case whilst making any comments on the application, as CC will set the % split. Naver properties were expecting the application to be submitted either during June or July and agreed to attend a public meeting, prior to the PC’s formal comment.

A member of the public raised their concerns regarding advertisements at the junction to Treveor.

The PC then went into the formal session.

It was resolved to move item PA18/02497 forward on the agenda.

PA18/02497: Mr and Mrs Ince, Ismeer, Trewollock Lane.

Conversion of existing buildings and construction of 3 new builds to provide 9 dwellings.

Consideration of any further comments, following previous submission.

A site visit was arranged by County Councillor Mustoe, and conducted between the planning officer, members of the PC and local residents to discuss resident’s concerns.

Following concerns raised during the public session, County Councillor agreed to raise the residents’ concerns and the following further comments from the PC: Concerns that CC notices were not displayed in a timely manner, making it difficult for the PC to represent the Parish, they serve. Safety concerns regarding the proposed main access. Concerns regarding the capacity of the sewage network, as local residents currently experience regular issues, which would increase, if the proposal were granted. Consideration of a footpath to link up with Portheast Way from Trewollock Lane. Concerns of height of properties, parking and building traffic assessment. Safety is the PC’s prime concern.

Noted

  1. Community Network Officer – Community Network Highways Scheme

The Community Network Officer introduced herself and explained how the Community Network Panel was formed to improve communications between CC and local Councils. It is a Network information sharing platform. Each Community Network has a highways budget of £50K, for improvements such as yellow lines, speed restrictions etc. To reduce the cost of implementing highways improvement that require a costly traffic order, the community network panel intend to role the whole networks traffic orders, into one single consultation. The PC were asked to put forward an expression of interest to improve the local road network. The PC listed in priority; speed restriction on Bell Hill, Speed restriction through Gorran Churchtown, improve the footpath along Bell Hill and restrict access of HGV’s along Cooks Level.

The PC thanked the Community Network Officer for her time.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 7TH APRIL 2018

The minutes were Agreed.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

7.1 Beach Litter – Recycling

County Councillor Mustoe was recently informed that Biffa collect waste for free from voluntary, litter picks. He has made it clear that the beach clean is carried out by volunteers. The PC to donate to voluntary organisations, for each litter pick.

Agreed

7.2 Neighbours Trees

Cornwall Council’s Tree Officer completed a report following a site visit. The complainant wrote to the neighbour, who then agreed to carry out the recommendations from the Tree Officer. The complainant thanked the PC for their assistance in this matter.

Noted

 7.3 Grit Bins refill

Cornwall Council fund the refill of salt bins once per year. Any further refills are funded by the parish council. The Highways Manager apologised that the bins had not been refilled this year and reported that they will be refilled next Autumn.

Noted

7.4 Beach, Boundary Wall – Repair

Funding has been secured for these repairs and as soon as costs have been worked out the works will be implemented, which Cormac are aware need completing before the main summer season. SDG (Cormac ) are also monitoring fencing etc. and will adjust as required. The manager will let Cormac know about the granite blocks as these will be useful for repair.

The owner of the Mermaid has also kept the PC inform of his updates received from Cornwall Council. Noted

 7.5 Further Matters Arising

 Affordable Housing Planning Proposal – Site History

A member of the public passed onto the PC planning history that is not online, regarding the proposed site. Noted

 8 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

8.1 Footpaths.

Nothing to report

8.2 Beach

Nothing to report

8.3 Genral Purposes (cemetery)

Nothing to report

 Public Convenience

The resident who plants the flowers near the toilets, to be thanked. Agreed

 Donations from residents and visitors continue to be received. Noted

 The books in the library are to be replenished. Agreed

 Local plumbers to be invited to advise the PC on how to reduce the water consumption. Agreed

 9 CORRESPONDENCE

 9.1 Cormac – Volunteer Programme

The Community Partnership Officers are mounting a campaign this year to promote and develop Cormac’s volunteer programme. Cormac would like to link up and offer their help to any volunteer groups working in local communities. CORMAC tool trailer is available to any community group that wishes to use it. The trailer comes complete with horticultural type tools and equipment and is delivered and collected free of charge. Noted 

9.2 Housing Minister – Unauthorised Encampment Consultation

A consultation on the effectiveness of enforcement against the unauthorised development and encampments by travellers. The consultation runs until 15th May. Noted

 9.3 Newsletter

Rural Services Network, Communities & Devolution Bulletin, CALC April Newsletter, Neighbourhood Planning April Update, Planning Newsletter, Steve Double April E-Newsletter, Cornwall Council Localism Newsletter. Noted

9.4 Further Correspondence

 The Lime Kiln Trust – Lime Kiln Doors

The PC resolved to grant the Lime Kiln Trust £800, 1/2 of the cost towards the replacement of the Lime Kiln Doors, following recent storm damage. Agreed

St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Panel – Meeting

Agenda for the next meeting due to be held on 10th May. Agreed

 Surfers Against Sewage – Summer Events Campaign

Surfers Against Sewage were granted permission to use the beach to a have a small stand on the beach, promoting people to become single use plastic free. Agreed

10 PLANNING MATTERS

PA18/02948: Mr Martin Stewart, Lamorran, Road from Tubbs Mill to Trevarrick.

Single Storey extension (including external raised decking) to existing bungalow and internal reconfiguration to existing layout. Support 

PA18/02380: Mr Samuel Walden, Plot 43 Perhaver Park.Erection of new dwelling.

Full Application Support – Mr Lobb no vote

10.1  Cornwall Council Planning decisions

 PA18/01154: Mr Richard Bown, Hay Mowhay, Tregondean.Erection of a timber clad shed for agricultural purposes on agricultural land, for storage of tolls and equipment. Approved

 PA18/01502: Mr B Digby, Lower Meadow Barn, Galowras. Proposed utility extension, formation of French doors to living room and construction of garage/workshop building.

Approved

 PA18/02008: Mrs Whiterod, 3 Trelispen Park. Renovation and reconfiguring of dwelling, including creation of a balcony to North-east elevation and replacement roof with two new dormers.

Approved

PA18/00630: Edward K Frost, Land North of Trefusis, Trelispen Park Drive.Submission proposal for existing residential curtilage to create site for new dwelling.

Approved

 PA18/01157: Mr G Schofield, Land opposite Treveague Campsite. Construction of a Managers dwelling-house and garage accommodation

Approved

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                           PAYMENTS                                                                          RECEIPTS       

Cornwall Council Rates Burial    £57.00            Heligan         Tourist Brochure       £30.00

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning     £389.27          Seaview        Tourist Brochure       £60.00

Mr Spence  Grasscutting          £300.00          Cornwall Council 1/2 Precept    £10659.99

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary £738.24       Caerhayes    Tourist Brochure         £30.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £61.25

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £17.69

Mrs J Ringrose      Internal Audit    £50.00

South West Water    Water supply £123.80

Ash Joinery  Noticeboard           £750.00

TOTAL £2,487.25                                        TOTAL £10,779.99                                              

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 2018

The Clerk reported the accounts to the PC, that had been audited by Mrs J Ringrose with all obligations being met. The PC 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. Agreed

  1. Parish Insurance Review

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

  1. Parish Problems

Advertising signs at the Treveor junction to be reported to planning enforcement. Agreed

 The Trustees of the Old School Rooms to be asked about the progress of the conveyancing of the curtilage of the Old School Rooms, Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9.10pm.

APRIL 2018 RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 5th April 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr C P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, Husband, Lobb, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, County Councillor Mustoe, 2 members of Naver Properties and 15 members of the public

  1. APOLOGIES
  2. Mr White

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None 

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

The owner of the Mermaid Café addressed the meeting reporting that they have had liaisons with Cormac regarding the boundary wall below their café and understood that Cormac would progress with repairs very soon. The Mermaid as a business is committed to reducing the use of plastic and are happy to talk to and encourage other businesses in the village, regarding this matter and to work together towards a possible, plastic free Gorran Haven. The Mermaid reported that they are looking to apply for an alcohol licence and would like to understand why the previous owners were recommended, to withdraw their application. A member of the PC responded that, previously there was a very strong feeling, from local residents that a licence would not be welcomed and felt this may still be the case. They explained that, due to the Mermaid’s immediate locality to the beach, it could possibly encourage drinking in the public area, of a family orientated beach. The only other licenced premises in the vicinity is removed from the beach, with their own private space for customers to use.

The agent for planning application PA18/01157 Treveague Farm Campsite reported that, they would be happy to have a condition, on the application that would tie the development, to the site’s activities. They explained that the owners are required to be on site 24/7 to protect, the site’s activities. The development has been re-sited since the last, withdrawn application. The development would ensure the retention of the business and the retention of 12 local jobs.

3.1 Naver Properties – Proposed Affordable Housing Scheme

Naver Properties distributed copies of their revised planning application scheme to the attendees of the meeting. The original scheme received objections and concerns from the Planning Officer; hence they withdrew their plans. Naver Properties are currently at the Pre-app stage with their revised scheme and hope to have finalised plans, within 4-5 weeks’ time. The revised scheme has been reduced from 20 units to 15 units, consisting of 8 affordable homes and 7 open market homes. The access has remained the same, as the original application, but the whole layout is more akin to a village, with more open spaces, with a spine of open space running through the centre of the development. The mix of affordable homes is not yet finalised. Naver suggested it would be approximately 80% rent and 20% shared ownership. Attendance of the meeting and the PC felt local need, required more shared ownership homes than rented accommodation. Naver explained that 100% staircasing on the shared ownership properties, would most likely not happen. This is authorised by Cornwall Council, who generally do not allow 100% ownership in rural areas.

Naver predicted that once full planning permission is granted, it would take 12-18 months to complete the project.

Naver properties agreed to provide an outline of predicted sales prices and rent. Once received, the PC will hold a public meeting, prior to submitting their comment on the application, to allow the PC and the community to be fully informed.

 The meeting then went into the formal session.

 Naver Properties and 2 members of the public left the meeting.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 1ST MARCH 2018

The minutes were Agreed

It was agreed to move planning forward on the agenda.

  1. PLANNING MATTERS

PA18/01157: Mr G Schofield, Land opposite Treveague Farm Campsite.

Construction of Manager’s dwelling-house and garage accommodation.

Full Application Support Mr Bulled abstained

PA18/02008: Mrs Whiterod, 3 Trelispen Park.

Renovation and reconfiguration of dwelling, including creating balcony to the North-East elevation and replacement of roof with two new dormers.

Full Application Support

 PA18/02497: Mr and Mrs Ince, Ismeer, Trewollock Lane.

Conversion of existing buildings and construction of 3 new builds to provide 9 dwellings.

Full Application

2 on line objections

Support – The PC would like to see the height of unit 1 reduced, to be in line with that of the original (units 3-7) main property. A condition to be incorporated, to ensure sufficient parking for visitors. A construction traffic management plan to be considered.

PA18/02677: Mr Alan Goddard, Trejonan, Road from Kestle Road to Bodrugan Broadland. Listed Building Consent for various proposed works following a heating spill.

Listed Building Consent Support

 8.1 Cornwall Council planning decisions

PA18/01059: Mr Robert Russell, Corner Cottage                                APPROVED

PA18/00919: Mr and Mrs Perroll, Gwel Tek                                        APPROVED

PA17/03313: Mr and Mrs Richard Holmes, Clovelly                            APPROVED

10 members of the public left the meeting.

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Beach Litter – Recycling

Biffa would like to think they would offer a reduce rate, as they always encourage recycling. There is also the risk of contamination of recycling materials, so the PC would need to ensure that the recycling bins are managed sufficiently, so that the contamination levels are kept to a minimum.

The PC waiting for a response from Biffa. Noted

 5.2 Footpaths – Definitive Map

It was resolved to look at any previous footpaths that are no longer being used. Currently the PC felt there weren’t any footpaths that could be reinstated. Agreed

 5.3 Ismeer Planning

The owners of Ismeer informed the PC that each of the 5 apartments in the main house, even the 1 bed, have 2 parking spaces each. The houses all have 2 parking spaces and a garage each. The owners held an open meeting on 18th March and were extremely pleased that over 120 people attended. Noted

5.4 Slipway, Boundary Wall & Landslide

Cornwall Council’s flood and drainage manager visited Gorran Haven and reported that the end of the slip way is quite damaged but the underlying structure appears to be concrete and is still in one piece. The concrete apron thought to have been re-constructed when last damaged in 2014, is also broken-up and there are several smaller cracked/masonry loss areas. The Manager will report back to Cormac with the recent damage and reiterate the need for repairs as soon as possible

Cormac visited the cliff fall above the quay on 6th March, accompanied by the National Trust Area Ranger and reported to GHHT that it is a complex plane failure. The examination gave no indication of any further large-scale instability within the slope and do not consider there to be a risk of this collapsing, until such times as weathering and erosion removes this ‘restraint’. However, there is the likelihood of further unravelling and collapse of smaller blocks of rock onto the quayside. Therefore, there remains a high risk to personnel walking along this section of the harbour and appropriate action should be taken to warn people of the hazard and prevent anyone from loitering or sitting beneath this section of cliff.

The Coastal path is thought not to be at risk at the present time. It is unlikely to be threatened until a substantial amount of erosion occurs on the cliff face above the quay. GHHT reported that they did contact the NT Ranger regarding the movement of the fallen rocks and in particular that they had been moved onto the beach and nearer to the pound wall, which has caused a problem to the Harbour trust, as it incurs into the sand spaces reserved for boat owners. The NT informed them they had no intention to take any further action in moving them. Noted

5.5 Footpath No 2 – Cliff Road

This stretch of the coast path stretch had recently been inspected by the Countryside Team so they were already aware of the fallen tree. It was not obstructing the path so there was no immediate concern. They intended to remove it when next in the area with the tools required, as they were not able to remove by hand at the time Noted

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

Nothing to report.

 6.2 Beach.

SWW inspected the manhole after the storm and said they would only maintain it once the rocks had been removed from the top of it and the cliff is made safe. Noted

New beach signs to be ordered to replace the ones damaged by the storm. Agreed

 6.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report

 6.4 Public Convenience

It was resolved that the stainless steel 200m toilet roll holders would be replaced by 400m plastic ones, in the ladies. The new holders to be installed by the maintenance contractor. Agreed

Cormac to be requested to mend the broken hand dryer, in the Gents. Agreed

The large bin thought to have blown off the beach during the recent storm has been removed from outside the gents. Noted

The cleaner has stored the winter gangs cleaning equipment ready for next winter. Noted

Local residents donated £250 towards the running of the toilets, at the Ismeer open event. Noted

The Snooker Club to be thanked for their donation. Agreed

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Resident – Neighbours Trees

A resident has written to County councillor Mustoe asking for his assistance regarding the removal of their neighbours overgrown trees, that they feel are a safety concern to themselves and their property.

It was confirmed that Cornwall Council Tree Officer would carryout a site visit and a member of the PC would attend. Agreed

 7.2 Cornwall Council – Surface Dressing Works 2018

Road from Boswinger to Hemmick Cottage – Full length of road will be affected

Road from Hemmick beach to Penare – Full length of road will be affected

Access to Penare Farm and Dodman Point – From its junction with road

from Hemmick Beach To Penare, To its junction with road from junction North of Penare Farm to Lamledra Hill

Lamledra Hill – Full length of road will be affected

Road from junction North of Penare Farm to Lamledra Hill – From Foxhole Lane to The National Trust Car Park Noted

7.3 Cornwall Council Streetworks – Road Closure

South West Water have requested to close the Road From Trewollock Lane To Bodrugan Broadlane, Trewollock from 16th to 22nd May (24hrs) to carry out works to their apparatus. Noted

7.4 Cornwall Community Land Trust – Homes for Local Forever, Seminar

The seminar is due to be held on 20th April from 9am until 2pm at Truro City Hall. Noted

7.5 Newsletter

Rural Services Network, Communities & Devolution Bulletin, , CALC March Newsletter, Planning Newsletter, Steve Double March E-Newsletter, Noted

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                           PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

British Gas Elec Supply                   £28.05        The Watch House Tourist Brochure £30.00

C Council Non Domestic Rates      £58.59          Resident Toilet fund donation        £6.35

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning         £354.56         Memorial Hall Toilet Donation      £50.00

CALC GDPR Training                       £54.00        Meva Holidays Tourist Brochure  £30.00

CALC Annual Subscription               £414.80      Public Toilet donation boxes     £453.18

St Austell Printing Co Brochure       £437.84       Snooker Club Toilet donation     £100.00

Mr S Spence Grasscutting              £120.00       Paul Bourton Funeral chrgs       £100.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary £503.28       HSBC Interest Dev fund               £0.13

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £59.66       Sea Haven Tourist Brochure     £30.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £48.22      Tregarton Park Brochure           £30.00

Ocean Sports Tourist Brochure £30.00

                                                TOTAL £2,079.00                                TOTAL £859.66

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

The Clerk was recompensed for the attendance of a GDPR training course. Agreed

Non Domestic Rates 2018/19

Charge for Burial Ground               £288

4 Direct Debits between April – July inclusive Agreed

  1. LMP Agreement 2018

The grant to be awarded for 2018 is the lower of £955.49, or 100% of costs.

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

The PC resolved the accept the 2018 LMP grant. Agreed

  1. GDPR

The Parish Council delegated its full obligations as data controller to the full PC.

The Clerk was appointed as the Data Protection Officer. The DPO contact details will be published on the village website.

The Parish Council resolved to comply with the new GDPR, due to come into force on 25th May 2018. The Data Controller and the Data Protection Officer will carry out all necessary duties.

The GDPR policy for the Parish Council was adopted and included on the PC’s standing orders. Agreed

  1. Tourist Brochure Website

It was resolved to publish the Tourist Brochure on the Village website. Agreed 

  1. Parish Problems

There are many potholes on the roads.

Members of the public are encouraged to report to CC via their website or phoneline.

Noted

 Many members of the public had raised concerns, regarding building waste being dumped by the garages, on Rice Lane.

To be reported to planning enforcement. Agreed

 The PC to ask the advice of the Community Network Manager, at their next meeting. regarding Sat Nav directing visitors via Trewllock Lane, onto Church Street to access the beach. Agreed

The grit bins still require refilling.

The Clerk to contact Cormac again. Agreed

The meeting closed at 9.45pm.

MARCH 2018 – RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 1st March 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Bunney, Lobb,Mrs Hart, and one member of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES

Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Husband, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb and County Councillor Mustoe.

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None 

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

The applicant for planning application PA18/00919 introduced himself and explained that the proposed annexe was for his elderly parents.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 2ND FEBRUARY 2017

The minutes were Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Beach Litter – Recycling

Biffa would like to think they would offer a reduce rate, as they always encourage recycling.  There is also the risk of contamination of recycling materials, so the PC would need to ensure that the recycling bins are managed sufficiently, so that the contamination levels are kept to a minimum.

Local residents thought public recycling bins on the beach would be the most effective method of providing recycling.

This item was postponed until the April meeting Agreed 

5.2 Footpaths – Definitive Map

This item was postponed until the April meeting Agreed

5.3 The Triangle – Tree Works

The Maintenance Contractor is unable to carry out the required works to the trees as they are too close to the road and overhead electricity cables.

The Clerk to liaise with SWEB. Agreed

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

A fallen tree next to the first stile off of Cliff Road, is to be reported to the Countryside Ranger. Agreed

 6.2 Beach.

Nothing to report

6.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report.

 6.4 Public Convenience

£436 was raised by the Toilet Quiz and another £50 was donated by the Memorial Hall from the takings from the bar.

The Volunteer cleaners, who have carried out an excellent and most appreciated service during the Winter months will finish at the end of March.

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Cornwall Council – South West Coast Path Maintenance Partnership 2018

It was resolved to accept the offer of The South West Coast Path Maintenance Partnership, which is a partnering between Cornwall Council and the coastal Town and Parish Councils across the County, whereby cash grants are paid by Cornwall Council for trimming and minor works over the agreed sections of the coast path.

The Clerk to advertise the tender for the contract. Agreed

7.2 Keep Britain Tidy – The Great British Spring Clean

Organisations are invited to join the Great British Spring Clean and to organise an event. The Parish community already run two litter picking events per month. Noted

 7.3 Cornwall Rural Housing Association Limited – Annual Report

Annual Report and a leaflet outlining their work received. Noted

 7.4 Cornwal AONB – Annual Conference

This year’s Cornwall AONB Annual Conference is on Saturday 14th April and is free to attend. Noted

 7.5 Newsletter

Rural Services Network, Communities & Devolution Bulletin, Localism Town and Parish Update, CALC February Newsletter, Planning Newsletter, Steve Double February E-Newsletter Noted

 Further Correspondence

 Resident – Lamledra Hill

A resident informed the PC of his intention to regrade the access road, to his field on the right of Lamledra Hill. Hardcore will then be laid to improve the surface and minor widening of the entrance onto Lamledra Hill will be carried out.

 Owners of Ismeer – Ismeer Planning

The owners of Ismeer sent their apologies as they intended to be at the meeting to share their plans for Ismeer with the PC. They are planning to hold an open meeting on Sunday 18th March, from 11am until 4pm to inform the public of their proposed planning application.

The Clerk to pass on the neighbouring residents concern of parking issues to the owners. They would like to see 2 parking spaces per property on the development as there are already parking problems along Trewollock Close. Agreed

 Steve Double – Coastal Community Funding

The Coastal Communities Minister, has announced that £40 million has become available for the latest run of applications of Coastal Community Funding targeted to transform the UK’s coastal communities through investment in jobs, skills and local businesses.

The closing date for submitting expressions of interest for the main funding round in England is 30 April 2018. The Government is also looking to fund a small number of revenue projects which are ‘ready to go’ and can be fast tracked. The closing date for applications wanting to be considered for ‘fast track’ approval is 2 April 2018.

This notice to be publicised on the Village website and in the Parish Magazine to make any local businesses aware of the fund. Agreed

  1. PLANNING MATTERS

PA18/01059: Mr Robert Russel, Corner Cottage, Rice Lane.

Tree works to trees subject to a TPO

Tree Preservation Order Support

PA18/00919: Mr and Mrs Perrott, Gwel Tek, Portheast Way.

New Annexe.

Full Application

One on-line objection Support – Mrs Hart abstained

 PA18/00630: Edward K Frost, Land North of Trefusis, Trelispen Park Drive

Proposal submission of existing residential curtilage to create site for new dwelling

Full Application

Four on-line objections Support

 PA18/01154: Mr Richard Bown, Hay Mowhay, Tregondean.

Erection of a timber clad storage shed for agricultural purposes on agricultural land, for storage of tools and equipment.

Full Application Support

 PA18/01502: Mr B Digby, Lower Meadow Barn, Galowras Farm.

Proposed utility extension, formation of French doors to living room and construction of garage/workshop building.

Full Application Support

PA18/01569: Mr and Mrs R Daniels, Land Adj, Wickets Road from Penvergate to junction at Polsue Farm, Gorran

Proposed sustainable infill dwelling, detached domestic garage and installation of a septic tank with leach field drainage.

Full Application Support – The PC would like to see this infill property, to provide a preference for local needs.

8.1 Cornwall Council planning decisions

PA17/12282: Mr and Mrs Matthew Fox, 27 Perhaver Way                            Approved

PA18/00012: Mr Robert Browning, Brambledene, Quilver Close                    Approved

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                                                          PAYMENTS                                         RECEIPTS       

Mr S Spence Grasscutting & Maintenance £467.00    HMRC VAT Refund         £1,892.80

HSBC           Bank Charges                         £11.82    St Goran Playingfield Loan£1,000.00

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning                       £354.56   Phoenix Club Toilet donation £50.00

Duchy Defibrillators Monitoring Charge     £192.00      Public Toilet Quiz                 £436.20

Biffa                    Dog Bins x 2                 £474.24        BT Cheque WO not cashed £1.00

South West Water Water Jan 18               £36.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary          £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses          £59.66

Duchy of Cornwall   Beach lease                 £96.00

TOTAL £2,125.23                            TOTAL £3,380.00

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

It was resolved to transfer £3,000 into the deposit account to be used for future Public Convenience costs. Agreed 

  1. Direct Debits – Annual Review

The Parish Council’s direct debits were reviewed and agreed. Agreed

  1. Burial Charges – Review

It was resolved to increase the burial charges from 1st April 2018

New charges

Purchase of a grave space                £320

Advance purchase                                         £340

Purchase of a cremation plot              £130

Erection of a headstone                      £120

Admin for second burial                      £120

Agreed

  1. Date for the AGM

It was resolved to hold the AGM at 7pm on 3rd May 2018. Agreed

  1. Bank Account

The current HSBC bank account was transferred to a Community Account on 14th Ferbruary. A new mandate was completed and signed by all Councillors. All Councillors will become signatories of the new account.

It was resolved that a bank account be opened with HSBC Bank plc and the Bank is authorised to

Pay all cheques and act on the instructions for payment signed on behalf of the Council by any two of those listed as signatories, whether any account of the Council is in debit or credit;

Deliver any item held on behalf of the Council by the Bank in safe keeping against the written receipt or instructions of the signatories

Accept the signatories as fully empowered to act on behalf of the Council in any other transaction with the Bank.

Accept Mrs Lesley Pothecary as fully empowered on behalf of the Council to enter into at any times any agreement for or relating to electronic and/or telephone banking services of any kind whatsoever, and to delegate the operation of the services as set out in the terms and conditions governing the Services and the Council acknowledge that the bank shall be entitled to act upon all instructions received in respect of the Services until notified otherwise in writing by the Council.

That the Council agrees that any debt incurred to the Bank under this authority shall in the absence of written agreement with the Bank to the contrary be repayable on demand.

That the Parish Clerk is authorised to supply the Bank as and when necessary with lists of persons authorised to sign, give receipts and act on behalf of the Council, and the Bank may rely upon such lists.

That these resolutions be communicated to the Bank and remain in force until changed by a resolution of the Council and a copy, certified by the Chief Executive and the Proper Officer, is received by the Bank.

That the Council accepts the accounts and banking relationship with the Bank will be governed by and subject to the Business Banking Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time together with any terms and conditions in respect of specific products and services requested by the Council from time to time. Agreed

  1. Headstone Inscription – Request

Permission was granted for Larcombe’s Memorials to add additional inscriptions to two existing headstones, in the Parish Council cemetery Agreed

  1. Parish Problem

 The defibrillator training event went well at the Memorial Hall Noted

 A letter of condolence to be sent to the family of James Whetter who had previously served on the Parish Council and was a great contributor to the history of the Parish. Agreed

IN COMMITTEE

 Fourwinds – Planning Enforcement

Planning enforcement no breach of planning and case has been formally closed Noted

Noticeboard Replacement – Quotations

It was resolved to accept Mr Tony Holmes tender of – £750 Agreed

Tenders

Beach Separation Buoys No tenders received.

 Beach Cleaning One tender received. Friends of Gorran Bus. Total £1,182, tender accepted. Agreed

 Beach Bollard Scheme One tender received. Mr Storey £400, tender accepted

 Kayak Tender. One tender received at £1,050 Mr R Storey.

Deckchair Tender. One tender received at £50 from Mr R Storey.

Both tenders accepted Agreed.

Grasscutting – St Goran Parish Cemetery Tender. One tender received.

Mr Spence’s Tender accepted at £1,140. Agreed.

Grasscutting – Gorran Green. one tender received.

Mr Spence’s tender accepted at £285 Agreed.

Grasscutting – The Triangle. One tender received.

Mr Spence’s tender accepted at £285 Agreed.

Grasscutting – Bell Hill & Canton. One tender received.

Mr Spence’s tender accepted at £570. Agreed.

Footpaths. One tender received.

Mr Readman’s tender accepted of £17/hr = £680 Agreed.

Minor Maintenance. One tender received Mr Spence at £13.50 per hour including toilet maintenance. Tender accepted. Agreed

Public Convenience

Summer Toilet Cleaning One tender received.

AJH Services – 2 cleans per day, including materials legionella testing, cleaning products and materials at £4,671.255. Tender accepted. Agreed

 The meeting closed at 8.45pm.

FEBRUARY 2018 – RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 1st February 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

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

  1. APOLOGIES

Mr Bulled 

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr White – Planning Application PA18/00184

The Clerk – Post 16 Transport

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None 

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

The agent for planning application PA18/00225 explained that the application had be subject to a pre-app, where CC were of the opinion, at the time, that two dwellings would be acceptable if a high standard of design and material usage, were met. The agent carried on to explain the details of the planning application. Neighbours of the planning application expressed their objections and concerns towards the application. The site owner explained why the application was to replace the one original dwelling with two new dwellings, on the same plot of land.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 5TH JANUARY 2017

The minutes were Agreed

It was agreed to move planning forward on the agenda.

  1. PLANNING MATTERS

PA17/10455: Mara Warwick, Smugglers House, Rattle Street Replacement of existingboxed sash kitchen window using preservative treated softwood boxed sash window constructed to match existing (like-for-like)

Listed Building Consent Support

PA18/00184: Mr Thomas Kendall, Highcote, Gorran Extension and alterations to the existing property, to include the addition of a door to a side elevation and moving a skylight on the rear elevation.

Full Application Support – Mr White no vote, Mrs Hart abstained

PA18/00225: Mr and Mrs D Smith, Caprera, Cliff Road. Proposed demolition of existing dwelling, construction of two dwellings, alterations to existing vehicle and pedestrian access, and installation of domestic packaged sewage treatment plant to replace existing septic tank.

Full Application

Five letters of objection were received. Objection

 Over development in an AONB and Heritage Coast. Intensification of development in this area, creating a negative visual impact from both road and sea. Height is greater in comparison to neighbouring properties. Design and form from seaward elevation is overbearing and overshadows neighbouring properties. Impact of erosion to cliff face by intensification of this development. The PC objects to 2 properties for the reasons stated, but would ask the applicants to withdraw the application and replace it with one property. The PC would like to take the application to committee if the applicants intend to pursue this application.

8.1 Cornwall Council planning decisions

PA17/03313: Clovelly                                                                          Approved

PA17/11452: Pengarth                                                                        Approved

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

 5.1 Post 16 Transport

The PC’s question, was put to the Committee.

The Committee responded that they understood that all over Cornwall, the County Council only offers link transport to students if, they are over five miles from a pick up point, with two historical anomalies, one of which is Gorran Haven. They are concerned that the Council is open to an accusation of unfairness as others, do currently have to find their way to nearest bus stop. The Council makes no assumptions that young people will be walking, just that they will make their own arrangements which is detailed in the Council’s Post 16 Transport Policy for the 2017/18 Academic Year. Three Members of the Committee (Councillors Mustoe, Rand and Rich) agreed to walk the route. County Councillor Mustoe updated the PC. He was pleased to speak at the Committee Meeting, against the changes, that would see the current link bus removed. Because of this, as well as correspondence from St Goran Parish Council, some residents and neighbouring Cornwall Councillor Cherilyn Williams (St Mewan), the Cabinet Member responsible, Sally Hawken, invited him back to discuss alternative proposals, that could see the link bus retained going forward. As the changes to the policy had already been voted on in 2014, they did not get another vote on this; however, CC Mustoe was able to use the mentioning of the changes in the agenda, to draw attention to how unfair this situation is and hopefully get a better outcome, for the children of St Goran Parish. CC Mustoe also reported that, at the same meeting, recommendations to increase the amount parents across Cornwall pay for post 16 transport was voted against. Something that would have seen parents having to pay hundreds of pounds extra a year in order to get their children to education.

During the Parish meeting, County Councillor Mustoe reported that the meeting with Councillor Sally Hawken had since taken place, resulting in a positive outcome. Noted

5.2 Bennetts

The Area Steward was asked to inspect the area and determine what action is required in accordance with Cornwall Council’s Highways Maintenance Manual and arrange for works to be carried out as necessary.  Noted

5.3 Gorran Haven Slipway & Boundary Wall

SWW reported that, they can’t be liable for works that were carried out such a long time ago and would think erosion from the sea would have a major impact, on the slipway foundations.

Cormac reported that they visited the site and took new photographs of the wall end and will ask the Structures team to re-assess its integrity, as apparently new cracks have formed. The slipway is also clearly not getting any better, but is less of concern from a structural perspective, more about H & S. Cormac were disappointed that the repairs had not been completed, bearing in mind how long ago the works order was raised, and will address this asap. County Councillor Mustoe and Mr Lobb met with Cormac and confirmed that Cormac would remove the concrete from the beach and use the photographs of the wall, for costing of repairs.

Gorran Haven Harbour Trustees confirmed that they had decided not to proceed with the proposed extension, of the slipway onto Gorran Haven beach. Noted

The defibrillator cabinet has been installed on the outside wall of the toilets and the defibrillator moved from Cakebreads, into the new cabinet. A training session is soon to be arranged. Noted

 The library sign for the phone box at Canton, has been installed. Noted

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

Mr Lobb produced maps of the footpaths that are missing from the definitive map.

Councillors to look at the maps and discuss the necessary action required at the next meeting. Agreed

 6.2 Beach.

Seals had been seen on the beach and a washed up dolphin had been dealt with. Noted

6.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report.

 6.4 Public Convenience

County Councillor Mustoe donated £50 to the toilets, that the Phoenix Club had donated to him, following his talk, regarding his work. Noted

The maintenance contractor to replace the hinges of the main door to the gents. Agreed

 SWW notices regarding not flushing wipes down the toilet, to be displayed. Noted

7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Friends of the Triangle – Tree Works

Following a request from the Friends of the Triangle. It was resolved that the maintenance contractor would carry out the necessary works to the trees on the triangle. Agreed

7.2 County Councillor Mustoe – Electoral Review

County Councillor Mustoe forwarded a copy of the initial proposals being considered by Cornwall Council’s Electoral Review Panel, for the Mevagissey and St Austell area. One of these will probably form the basis of Cornwall Council’s submission on future boundary composition, to the Boundary Commission.

County Councillor Mustoe shared his proposal with the PC that he had submitted to Cornwall Council.

The Clerk to submit a comment to the Boundary commission that, St Goran Parish remains as one whole Parish and its neighbouring Parishes to be rural. Agreed

7.3 St Austell and Community Network Panel – Meeting Notes

Notes from the meeting held on 8th February. Noted

 7.4 NALC – New Data Protection Regulations

Currently a new Data Protection Bill is being considered by The House of Lords who are considering a number of amendments, regarding the impact of GDPR on parishes. They are seeking to place a new duty on the Information Commissioner (IC) to support smaller organisations including parish councils, seeking to provide a discount or no charge for parish councils regarding registration fees, and requiring the IC to undertake an assessment of the economic consequences of measures they have taken for public authorities, in particular parish councils.

NALC discussed with the public-sector policy team, at the ICO a number of issues such as support and guidance and confirmed their agreement with NALC’s view that Clerks and Responsible Finance Officers cannot be the Data Protection Officer. Noted

7.5 CALC – GDPR Training

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will be introduced into UK law and by this time a new Data Protection Act will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. The legislative changes will bring several key changes to the way the PC as a public authority are required to deal with data.

The Clerk has arranged to attend a one day training course on Friday the 9th March 2018 in Truro at a cost of £45 + VAT. Agreed 

 7.6 Cornwall Council – 2018 Off-Street Parking Order – Update

Update on CC parking proposals. New technology means residents will be able to purchase a parking permit using an app or on the website. From 1st April all CC pay and display car parks will be free in the evenings, Car park tariffs standardised @ £1.50/hr, reserved spaces tariff remains the same.

The PC are invited to make any comments by 15th February. Noted

7.7 St Austell Bay Economic Forum – Invitation to the Launch of the St Austell Place Shaping Strategy

St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF) have been developing an ambitious place story that: identifies what makes the St Austell area special, develops an ‘umbrella’ brand and creates a new model of place leadership. This will raise the profile of the St Austell area to become the place to work, live, visit and invest in. The launch is at St Austell College on 1st March from 7.45am to 9.30am Noted 

7.8 Newsletter

Rural Services Network, Communities & Devolution Bulletin, Localism Town and Parish Update, CALC January Newletter, Planning Newsletter Noted

7.9 Further Correspondence

 Resident – Slipway Handrail

A resident asked if a handrail can be installed along the slipway between the Old Cellars and the Watch house, as she feels it is dangerous, as it can be very slippery at times. She also suggested that the other side needs a barrier around it, as it is extremely dangerous with regards to the sudden drop.

As this area is not owned by the PC, they were unable to assist in this matter. Agreed

Cornwall Council – A30 Link Road Update

The Project Officer for the A30 link road will to provide an update prior to the next China Clay Community Network Panel Meeting on Monday 12th February at St Stephen Community Centre. Noted

 St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Panel – Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the meeting due to be held on 8th February Noted

Cornwall Council – Key Adult Social Care Charging Policy Consultation

Cornwall Council’s adult social care service is in the process of reviewing and developing two policy documents, which are now available for public consultation until Monday 26 February 2018. Noted

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                          PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

HSBC                     Bank Charges      £14.28            Cakebreads Toilet event     £229.00

South West Water    Water Charge       £48.99          Friends of the Triangle Carols £78.00

AJH Services         Toilet Cleaning       £354.56         Donations boxes toilets       £191.78

Gorran PreSchool Reimburse Stationery £87.31       The Chop Shop Competition £50.00

C F Lobb       Reimburse Library Sign     £35.65        NS&I Interest Burial Fund      £112.24

M Bunney Reimburse Toilet Xmas Decs £35.00        NS&I   Interest PC Fund         £22.76

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary        £433.29    Caerhayes Tourist Brochure £30.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses    £59.66        C F Lobb Burial Charges   £485.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £14.24

S Spence       Grasscutting                   £120.00

 

TOTAL £1,202.98                              TOTAL £1,198.78

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

  1. Permission to use the Beach

Permission was granted for St Goran Rowing Club to use the beach on 17th February for their winter regatta and 2nd June for their annual rowing regatta. Agreed

Permission was granted for GHHT to use the beach on 1st or the 13th August if needed, for their annual Gala Day. Agreed

  1. Bank Account

The PC have been receiving bank charges since September because their special tariff had finished. Because the PC are a non-profit making organisation they are eligible to set up a Community Bank Account, that is not liable to bank charges.

The Clerk and Councillors to attend an appointment with HSBC to apply for a community account. Agreed

  1. Parish Problems

The drain at the Galowras Farm entrance is not maintained and is causing flooding and erosion along the entrance lane.

Highways to be asked how long the road closed sign at Tregerrick to Polsue can be there, until they are required to take any action. As it has been there since November.

There are potholes between Higher Kestle Farm and Lancallan turning and on Bell Hill, above entrance to the Playing Field.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

The Maintenance contractor to replace the broken pain of glass in the phone box. To remove the large branch on Canton Street and to tidy up the Canton Street area Agreed

Following the Not a Load of Rubbish event it was thought that recycling wheelie bins could be kept in the cycle bays.

The Clerk to find out costs of removing recycling and the item to be added to next month’s agenda. Agreed

The meeting closed at 9.20pm.

JANUARY 2018 – RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 4th January 2018 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

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

  1. APOLOGIES

Mr Bulled

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

The applicant of planning application PA17/03313 and his agent explained the amendments they had made, to their previously refused planning application. The main amendments were that, the ridge height and footprint had been reduced and materials to the front elevation had been revised.

The PC then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 7TH DECEMBER 2017

Under items 7.3 & 13 Trustees of The Old School Rooms was replaced with Trustees of The Church School Rooms.

Under present LG Husband was replaced with G Husband.

The minutes were then Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Low Carbon Fund – Beach Cleaning, Grant Application

The LCF would be willing to help if recycling was encouraged as much as possible. The next round of grants will be in May, giving plenty of time to sort out details.

Noted

5.2 Treveor Footpath

The Countryside Ranger will check the footpath, but reports that because the electric fencing is insulated with tubing, which is a requirement, there may not be an issue. Noted

 5.3 Post 16 Transport

County Councillor Mustoe was pleased to have received confirmation at the Young People Scrutiny Committee, that there will be an independently led inquiry into post 16 transport provision, for students going to further education in Cornwall.

Following his representations Cabinet Member Cllr Sally Hawken has taken a special interest in Gorran Haven and the particular issues faced by students should the transport provision be withdrawn and will be coming out to visit the patch soon.

It has been recommended that all Taxi and Minibus provisions should be withdrawn following a public consultation that took place.

Post 16 Transport is on the agenda for the next Children’s and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee.

It was resolved that the PC would submit the following to the meeting

St Goran Parish Council would like to invite a member of the committee to walk the expected route to be taken by Post 16 year olds from Gorran Haven, Gorran and the surrounding area to access public transport to Truro College, if the current link bus were to be withdrawn. The member would be required to leave at 7.15am from Gorran Haven/Gorran and walk via Portmellon or along the Coastpath to Mevagissey with a rucksack on their back full of college work and books. They would then be required to attend a long day at Truro college and then make the same return journey. The journey would be undertaken in the dark during the winter months. This is when Post 16 Years Olds have to stay in full time education until they are 18 and are expected to attend the nearest college that provides a suitable course.

Would a member be willing to undertake this please? Agreed

5.4 Fly Tipping

The fly tipping a Lancallan Farm has been reported to Cornwall Council Enforecment Enforcement. Noted

5.5 Meadowside Affordable Housing Proposal

EJFP Planning Ltd apologise as they were unable to attend this meeting, due to the extremely late response from the Planning Officer and the need for them to address some of the points raised. They hope to attend the March meeting, depending on the level of revisions required. Noted

5.6 Predisposition, Predetermination & Declaration of interest

Cornwall Council’s Corporate and Information Governance Manager reported that with regards to the issue of being predisposed, there have been cases in the past, when claims have been brought against a whole Council, trying to set out that all members are predetermined, without much success. It is likely that some members may be predisposed towards a view, which is legal, predetermination needs the person bringing the claim to show all members have a closed mind, at the time of the decision, which is not easy.

With regards to the Councillor having an interest, they have always taken the view that if the Councillor is on the Affordable Housing register, they do not need to declare an interest and their general support for housing is predisposition, not predetermination.

If the Councillor were applying for one of the houses in that development only, there would be an interest, and if they had made it clear whatever happened they would be voting for (or against) the application, then you could be predetermined.  Noted 

5.7 Vault Beach Bathing Water Sign

All of the laminated posters contained in the signs are being audited and replaced prior to the start of the bathing season next year, however the Senior Beach Ranger is aiming to get this done early in the New Year.   Noted

 5.8 Beach Cleaning

The Mermaid understand the situation and want to do all they can to help support the Parish Council and to keep the beach clean. They feel that they are not in a position to install a bin, as they do not have the outside space nor the inside space to store it

overnight. They would like to discuss alternative options such as, local businesses collectively paying for the bins to be emptied in May and June; perhaps taking over what the Parish Council has undertaken during these months. To do this it would make sense to be using the bins already provided rather than install more.

The Mermaid to be thanked for their supported and asked if they would like to make a donation, towards the cost of beach cleaning. Agreed

5.9 Further Matters Arising

Grit Bins

The bins will be filled once Highways operations team have received the relevant maps from their network team. Noted

 Gorran Haven Slipway and Seawall

County Councillor Mustoe has requested an update from Cormac regarding the removal/tidy up of the cement next to the slipway.

Mr Lobb also reported that the repairs to the seawall are yet to be completed. Noted

 It was Agreed to move planning forward on the Agenda

  1. PLANNING MATTERS

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

PA17/12282: Mr and Mrs Matthew Fox, 27 Perhaver Way. Conversion of and extension to domestic garage and first floor extension over. Full Application Support

PA18/00012: Mr Robert Browning, Brambledene. Quilver Close Enlargement to front porch. Full Application Support

8.1 Cornwall Council planning decisions

PA17/06001: Seaview International                                                                Approved

PA17/08630: Cotna House                                                                              Approved

PA17/08847: Brambledene                                                                             Refused

PA17/09225: Trevascus                                                                                 Approved

PA17/10464: Land Adjacent Chartuck                                                            Approved

PA17/09536: Harbours Reach                                                                        Approved

PA17/10166: The Old Barn                                                                             Approved

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

The SWW inspection cover at the top of the Menagwins footpath is missing.

To report to SWW Agreed

 6.2 Beach.

SWW replaced the slipway about 20 years ago, following drainage works they had carried out. It is thought that they did not install deep enough footings.

To report to SWW that water is now running up and underneath the slipway. Agreed

6.3 General Purposes

Mr Bunney to be reimbursed £35 for the Christmas lights. Agreed

 The glass fronted noticeboard, next to Gorran Stores was damaged by a delivery vehicle. Mr White to seek compensation from the delivery company.

The Clerk to arrange quotes for a replacement noticeboard. Agreed

 6.4 Public Convenience

£229 was raised from Cakebreads, Christmas raffle

£50 was raised from Guess the name of the snowman competition, by the Chopshop

£78 was raised by Friends of the Triangle, from carol singing on the Triangle.

£2,000 was received from Seaview International, for advertising in the toilets this year.

All to be noted in the Parish Magazine and thank you letters to be sent. Agreed

Mr Lobb to produce library signs for the phone box, on Canton Street at a cost of £35. Agreed

A quiz at the Memorial Hall is due to be held on 10th February, to raise funds for the toilets. Noted

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1 Healthwatch Cornwall – Access to an Appointment for a Doctor – Survey

Healthwatch Cornwall have statutory duties and a remit to ensure health and social care services in Cornwall are the best they can be for people, now and in the future. The aim of this survey is to understand people’s views and experiences of accessing an appointment with their GP in Cornwall. Noted

7.2 Cornwall Council – Strengthening Community Networks

A copy of a presentation by CC Community Link Officer on ‘Strengthening Community Networks’ presented at the latest Community Network Panel Meeting. Noted

7.3 Council Tax Referendum

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement for 2018/19.

Town and Parish Councils have not been subject to the referendum limit previously. In the announcement, the government has said that it will defer the setting of referendum principles for Town and Parish councils for three years. However, this is conditional upon the sector taking all available steps to mitigate the need for council tax increases, including the use of reserves where they are not already earmarked for other uses or for “invest to save” projects which will lower ongoing costs; and the government seeing clear evidence of restraint in the increases set by the sector as a whole. Noted

Newsletter

Steve Double December & January Update, Rural Services Network, Communities & Devolution Bulletin, Cornwall AONB Annual Report, Cornwall AONB Winter News, Localism Town and Parish Update, CALC December Newletter. Noted

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                                               PAYMENTS                                                     RECEIPTS     

HSBC     Bank Charges                      £8.88    Seaview International Advert £2,000.00

PH Tregunna         Xmas Tree           £125.00

AJH Services         Toilet Cleaning     £356.54

South West Water Water Charges       £47.52

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary      £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases   £29.95

TOTAL £1,058.86                           TOTAL £2,000.00 All the Bills for December have been paid. Agreed to pay the bills for January. 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. Tenders – When to advertise

It was resolved to advertise all the PC’s contracts at the end of January 2018. Agreed

  1. Appoint Internal Auditor

It was resolved to request the appointment of Mrs Ringrose to carry out the internal audit for 2017/2018 and if unable to do so, request the appointment of Mr Larter. Agreed

  1. Parish Problems

The Clerk to update Highways that, Bennetts is impassable some days and vehicles are currently struggling to travel up the hill on the Polsue side. Agreed

Mr Lobb to ensure that all the Parishes Public Rights of Way are recorded on the definitive map. Agreed

The meeting closed at 8.30pm.

DECEMBER 2017 – UNRATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 7th December 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

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

  1. APOLOGIES

Mr White

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

The Clerk – Planning Application PA17/10464

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

  1. NAVER PROPERTIES LTD – Affordable Housing Planning Application, Meadowside, Gorran

Naver Properties Ltd decided to withdraw their planning application.

The main concern raised by the case officer is the scale of development. They are continuing to work with the planning officer in order to achieve a form of development, that is acceptable. Currently at this stage the development is most likely to be between 12-15 units, with less land take.

Naver intended to be present at this meeting, but are still working on the redesign of their plans, which they intend to have ready for next month’s meeting.

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public reaffirmed their concerns, that they had raised during the November Parish Council meeting, regarding their belief, that the PC were predetermined, whilst voting on planning application PA17/07052, Meadowside, erection of 20 dwellings (11 affordable and 9 open market). The member of the public also raised their concern that a Parish Councillor held a pecuniary interest towards this planning application, because they are on the affordable housing register. The PC reaffirmed that, they were not predetermined.

Members of the public discussed reducing beach cleaning costs. It was thought that Gorran Haven was one of the few remaining beaches in Cornwall that provide bins and remove waste. It was discussed that beach users should be encourage to take their waste home and for local businesses to take more responsibility, for the waste generated by their customers. A member of the public quoted from an article, from the Times newspaper that; Penzance had become the first plastic free coastline town, due to local businesses swapping previously used plastic food containers and cutlery to recyclable and reusable products. County Councillor Mustoe reported that he was in the process of having County Hall sign up to the refill scheme, where a tap is provided instead of using single use bottles. He is also promoting the final straw campaign. It was thought the Low Carbon Fund recycling event, due to be held at the Memorial Hall on 27th January, would be extremely beneficial to all members of the public and for the PC to gain ideas, regarding recycling on the beach.

A member of the public brought up the subject of mud on the roads. A particularly bad area was thought to be around Lancallan Farm, where the mud is extremely deep on the roads and is causing a hazard. It was thought that effluent was also leaking onto the roads and a report of fly tipping was also raised. County Councillor Mustoe agreed to look into this particular issue. County Councillor Mustoe reported that farmers are legally obliged to clear up mud from the roads and that Highways are obliged to carry out a site visit, if a hazard is reported. The PC would like to encourage members of the public to report this issue to Cornwall Council; the more reports Cornwall Council receive, the higher priority the issue becomes. The PC were of the opinion that mud on the roads this time of year, is to be expected, in such a rural area, but it is not acceptable, if it becomes hazardous and were very aware of the current state of the roads.

The meeting then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 3RD NOVEMBER 2017

The minutes were Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

6.1 Beach Cleaning – Cost Reduction Ideas

The Beach Cleaning Co-Ordinator’s suggested that the bins on the beach could be removed and signs displayed stating that the public should take their waste home.

They also suggested that a large waste and recycling area could be installed in the car park.

The National Trust reported that they have a general policy of not providing bins of any kind and make it clear on all their signage, websites and 1:1 contact, that they believe it is the public’s responsibility to dispose of their rubbish responsibly or to take it home. However, at the few sites they have where they have catering concessions, it is that businesses responsibility to provide bins for their customers to dispose of litter generated by the business.

The PC resolved to trial beach cleaning and waste removal for just the period between 1st July and 31st August. The PC to request that local businesses provide their own bins as the PC believe it is their statutory duty. The PC to trial recycling on the beach.

Agreed – Mr Bulled against, with a counter proposal to remove all bins. Proposal was not seconded.

6.2 Low Carbon Fund – Beach Cleaning, Grant Application

The fund was very sympathetic to the idea, but as it stands it does not match their criteria. The LCF reported that if re-cycling could be incorporated, they would be in a position to give financial help. The fund would also be happy to come to a PC meeting to talk about the situation.
They are sorry they cannot be of immediate help but are very hopeful that they will be able to contribute to this extra financial burden that has fallen on the parish.

The PC report to the LCF that they are going to trial recycling on the beach and gain ideas from the LCF’s upcoming recycling event. Agreed

6.3 National Trust Coastpath – Penamaen

The NT thanked the PC for their suggestion of replacing the diversion tape with rope. They intend to keep the tape in position, until the vegetation has grown over the old path; because past experience of using rope, would lead to the public to use it as a type of handrail. Noted

6.4 Planning – Timing of Application

The Planning Officer for the Brambledene application sympathises with the PC, but reported that it is difficult for them to help, as applications come in at various times and so they can only send out consultations when they validate them.

PC’s can ask to extend the time limit on consultations, in order to get it to their next meeting, but this is at the discretion of the case officer. In respect of this application, the agent has since submitted amended plans showing screens to the side. They help some of the overshadowing but not all, and will form a greater visual presence.

The resident who brought this matter to the attention of the PC thanked the PC for relaying their concerns about the planning application process to the County Council. They are pleased that the PC are looking into ways to make the system become more representative.  Noted

6.5 Gorran Green – Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree Committee are delighted that the Parish Council will buy a cut tree for Gorran Green this Christmas and thanked them for their donation of £100. They do not have the manpower to put the tree up and would be very grateful if the PC could arrange to do this.

The PC to ask Paul Tregunna to purchase and put up a tree. Agreed

A small Holly tree is to be put up and decorated by the toilets at a cost of £15. Agreed

6.6 Highways – Scotland Woods

The highway steward will inspect following the reports of the trees and road surface, and anything causing a highway safety issue will be dealt with as appropriate.

Highways reported that this is a very low category road and was nominated for surface treatment in 2016 and are looking to treat this section as part of the Treninick – Kestle scheme on this year’s programme. Noted

6.7 Advertising Boards – Treveor Junction

A resident thanked the Parish Council for their efforts in connection with the removal of the excessive of advertising boards from the Treveor junction. Noted

7 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

7.1 Footpaths.

The PC to fund 1/3 of the £400 cost of republishing the local walking guide. Agreed

 The stiles leading into fields at Treveor are crossed with electric fences running through plastic tubing.

To reported to the Countryside Ranger. Agreed

 7.2 Beach.

Noted

7.3 General Purposes

The PC resolved that Mr Grose’s term as a Trustee of the Church School Rooms is to be renewed. Agreed

 It was resolved that the PC would accept The Trustees of the Church School Rooms offer, of gifting them the curtilage of the Old School Rooms. Agreed

 7.4 Public Convenience

The lightbulb to be removed from the gents during the winter period because it is continually on. Agreed

Seaview have agreed to continue their advertising in 2018 at a cost of £2,000. Noted

British Gas to install a smart meter on the toilets, to enable them to take remote meter readings. Agreed

8 CORRESPONDENCE

8.1 Cornwall Council – Town & Parish Planning Conferences

Invitation to Planning Conferences for Local Council’s Noted

8.2 CALC – Minutes & Agenda Training

Minutes and Agenda Training is available for the Clerk and Councillors. Noted

8.3 Cornwall Council – A30 Link Road Update

Update Noted

8.4 Environment Agency – 2017 Bathing Water classification

The 2017 bathing water classification for Gorran Haven/Little Perhaver for 2017 is Good – This must be displayed at the beach from May 2018. As the classification remains the same as last year, the signage does not need to be changed.

This year there were a number of elevated results which will also count towards compliance for next year, as the assessment uses four years’ data. Analysis suggests that if there was one large-ish (>550) or two smaller (>200) elevated results for Intestinal Enterococci in 2018, this would result in the bathing water being Sufficient next year. Therefore, if sample results next year were similar to those in 2014 (a particularly good year) the bathing water would retain it’s Good classification. However, if results were similar to those of 2013, 2015 or 2016 (when a number of elevated results were observed), it would be Sufficient in 2018.  If results were similar to 2017, unfortunately it would be Poor in 2018.

Bathing water results tend to be related to rainfall patterns and a number of other factors and are therefore difficult to predict far in advance. Investigations have identified a number of potential sources of pollution to Gorran Haven Little Perhaver bathing water.  Environment Agency officers are working with farmers and sewerage operators in the catchment to reduce these.

The EA produce pollution risk forecasts for Gorran Haven Little Perhaver every day during the bathing season. This year there were 3 warnings of reduced water quality, and all three resulted in elevated results, which were eligible for warning signage at the beach, which the PC are not signed up for. If they were signed up for pollution risk forecasting, the results would subsequently be disregarded for compliance purposes and would reduce the risk of a deterioration in classification. Noted

8.5 AONB – Sustainable Woodlands – Plant Life Project

Plant Life are currently undertaking a period of consultation and would like the PC to carry out one of their surveys. Agreed

8.6 Cornwall Council – Polkirt Hill Road Closure

Polkirt Hill will be closed from 15th to 17th January between 9.30am and 3pm to allow South West Water to carryout works on their apparatus. Noted

8.7 Reverend Charlton – Vicarage Trees

Reverend Charlton requested permission from the PC to pollard and remove some limbs from trees that are in the cemetery, because they overhang the Vicarage and are blocking the light. She also requests to spray the brambles that are encroaching on her garden, that are covering a shed. Agreed

 8.8 Cornwall Council – Winter Wellbeing Guides

Cornwall Council have supplied the PC with their latest winter wellbeing guide. Noted

8.9 CALC – Training Events Schedule

Upcoming Training events. Noted

 8.10 Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments – Auditors 2018

The SAAA have appointed PKF Littlejohn LLP as the PC’s external auditor for the 5-year period commencing with the financial year 2017/18. The Annual Return will now be known as the “Annual Governance and Accountability Return” and will need to be completed in accordance “proper practices” as set out in ‘Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England, a Practitioners’ Guide’, and then be published in accordance with the applicable Transparency Codes. The new, Annual Governance and Accountability Return forms will be sent out by your appointed auditor electronically at the end of the financial year. The return can either be completed electronically or printed off and completed manually.  Noted

  8.11 ALCC – Clerk Membership

It was resolved for the Clerk to become a member of the Association of Local Council Clerks. Agreed

8.12 Resident – Incorrect Sign for Vault

The sign on the kissing gate on the way down to Vault Beach, has been incorrect for quite some time. A resident raised this matter with Cornwall Council in 2016. Cormac has a revised sign, but have reported that they do not have sufficient time to install it.

The PC to follow up this matter with Cormac. Agreed

8.13 Cornwall Council – Cornwall Statement of Community Involvement for Planning

An eight-week consultation period between Monday 27th November and 5pm Monday 22nd January 2018 has begun for the Cornwall Statement of Community Involvement for Planning. The document explains how Cornwall Council will involve local communities, businesses, and other interested parties when preparing planning policies and determining planning applications. Noted

 8.14 County Councillor Mustoe – Mud on Highlanes

County Councillor Mustoe raised his concerns with Highways regarding the amount of mud on the Highlanes, at the moment.

He recently witnessed an accident at the Treveor turning and was lucky not to be hit himself. He knows that there were some signs up on the road (although not where the accident took place) but feels this is not enough, particularly on dark, unlit roads.

He would like to meet with Highways, members of the public and the Parish Council to discuss what further steps can be taken to avoid this happening again and before someone gets killed. Highways have requested information from the police to confirm whether the incident was thought to be caused by the mud on the highway, or other factors. If mud was thought to be a factor, they would need to know where the mud came from, in order to liaise with the relevant landowner.

Highways have written numerous letters to landowners this year, following reports of mud on the road by members of the public. If a report comes through, the highway steward inspects the site, and if it is thought to be causing a highway safety hazard, he or she will identify the land from which the mud is being brought onto the highway.

Most recently for this area, they have identified and written to the landowners responsible for the mud and are not aware of any problems at the specific location. They had a number of complaints about the highway near the Kestle junction, but when the highway steward visited the site, it was clear that the road was dirty but there was no build-up of mud and it wasn’t thought to be hazardous. The farmers have been putting out slippery road warning signs and cones to ensure road users have adequate warning of the mud. They will continue to log the reports as they come through, and build up an evidence base if it is a particular person responsible, however at this time of year the problem is across the whole county.

The police are in a better position to enforce ‘on the spot’ fines, so Highways have requested to what extent they can assist with this matter.

The PC would like to encourage individual members of the public to keep reporting this problem directly to Cornwall Council. Agreed

 8.15 Newsletters

November E-news from Steve Double, Rural Services Weekly News Digest, Communities and Devolution Bulletin, Rural Vulnerability Service Network, CALC November Newletter, Neighbourhood Planning E- Bulletin, Localism Town & Parish update.

8.16 Further Correspondence

 CALC – Business Rate Relief

Falmouth Town Council, supported by NALC, would like to submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act for legislative change to grant parish and town councils mandatory 100% business rates relief on public toilets that they own or manage.

The PC to complete an online survey in support of their proposal. Agreed

  1. PLANNING MATTERS

PA17/08847: Mr Robert Browning, Brambledene, Quilver Close. Conversion of flat roof to balcony and extension.

Full Application.

5 on line Objections

Objection – Invasion of privacy and overlooking neighbouring properties. This does not comply with conditions set out on previously approved planning application. Not opposed in principle to porch.

 Agreed

PA17/10166: Mr and Mrs William Pasco, The Old Barn, Tubbs Mill. Conversion of part Out-Building to self-contained annexe for dependant relative.

Full Application

Support

PA17/10464: Mr William Pothecary, Land at Chartuck, Gorran. Non-Material amendment for removal of Granite Quoins from North West elevation, replacement of weather boarding and timber window frames to UPVC of same style (PA14/11078) proposed dwelling.

Support

PA17/11452: Mr and Mrs Alan Pendleton, Pengarth, Foxhole Lane. Proposed dormer extension.

Full Application

Support

PA17/06001: Seaview International – Planning Decision

CC Planning recommended that this application be granted permission, following receipt and confirmation of amendments to the original application.

Because the recommendation did not comply with the PC’s comment of objection, the PC decided to agree to the amendments, but stand by their original comment. Therefore, agreeing to disagree with the planning officer and allowing him to determine the application, under delegated powers.

Agreed

9.1 Cornwall Council planning decisions

PA17/07052: Mr A Lopez, Naver Developments Ltd, Land North West of Meadowside, Gorran                                                                                                                         Withdrawn

PA17/08803: Mrs Maria Hipgrave, 2 The Cottages, Canton Street                 Approved

PA17/09576: Mr Martin White, 9 Trelispen Park.                                             Approved

PA17/09632: Mrs Holland, Tanglewood, Portheast Way                                Approved

PA17/09683: Mrs Thelma Colman, Cottesloe, Bell Hill                         Approved

PA17/09310: Mr N Parkhouse, Treveor Farm                                     Approved

PA17/10107: Mrs Barbara Vann, Willowmead, Rice Lane                             Approved

PA17/09905: Mr N Parkhouse, Treveor Farm                                     Approved

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                           PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

HSBC     Bank Charges                           £26.78          HSBC Dev Fund interest       £0.08

Mr Spence Grasscutting & Maintenance £296.94       Personal Choice Burial chrg £485.00

SLCC                 Yearly membership       £100.00        Carpark Book sales           £200.00

Duchy Cemetery’s  Gravedigging x 2  £775.00            CC  LMP Grant 17           £680.00

Cormac Solutions            Urinal repair     £492.74       Chipshop Donation box toilet £90.17

POA       Wreath & Donation                   £70.00

South West Water   Water Charges         £97.13

Gorran Pre-School Reimburse Ink         £116.14

ALCC               Yearly Membership         £30.00

Cornwall Council   Election charges       £275.33

AED Locator Ltd Annual monitoring       £378.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary       £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses      £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases    £10.40

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning pro rata    £354.56

Information Commissioner data protection £35.00

The Old School Rooms   Hall Hire           £120.00

TOTAL £3,670.97                                TOTAL £1,455.25

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

  1. Precept 2017/18

After the Clerk presented the PC with the financial budget for 2018/2019 the PC resolved that the precept should increase for the first time since 2015, to £20,900 due to increased costs passed onto them by CC. With a band D charge per household of £34.94 compared to £29.55 for 2017/2018. Agreed

  1. Tourist Brochure

It was resolved to add the village website address onto the Tourist Brochure. Agreed

  1. Parish Problems
  2. The Clerk to ensure that their insurance will cover the adopted land due to be gifted to them, from the Trustees of the Church School Rooms. Agreed

Cormac to be requested to fill up the Grit bins in Gorran Haven. Agreed

 Flooding on the Highlanes at the Oaktree junction to be reported to Highways. Agreed

 Caerhayes reported that they could install chevrons on their land at Tregavarras corner at a cost of £130.

The PC felt it was Caerhayes Estate’s concern. Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9.40pm.

NOVEMBER 2017 -RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 2nd
November 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm, with Dr Dunne in the Chair.

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

1.  APOLOGIES

Mr Grose

2(a).  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Lobb – 5.3 GHHT Slipway.

Mrs Hart – Planning, PA17/09632 Tanglewood

2(b).  GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

3. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public questioned whether the PC was predetermined and bias towards the planning application PA17/07052, Meadowside, erection of 20 dwellings (11 affordable and 9 open market). A member of the PC confirmed that Councillors had used the planning portal prior to the meeting to facilitate thorough consideration of all the many documents and individual concerns raised, relating to this planning application. The public should be assured that the PC therefore considered the application on its merits. The AONB comments were discussed and reflected on. The Planning Officer reported that the impact on the AONB of the Seaview planning proposal would be minimal and thought the affordable housing development would have a greater impact. Another member of the PC stated that there were many different opinions in the Parish regarding the proposed development. A PC member reported that CC now have a preference for green field sites rather than infill sites, where infills have proved to be too small and impact on the size of houses that can be offered. CC Mustoe reported that this planning application would be a very long detailed process and CC should take all the PC’s comments into consideration, including concerns regarding sewage. The application could currently be withdrawn and revised if required, to enable it to meet CC planning’s requirements.

The PC then went into the formal session.

It was Agreed to move planning forward on the Agenda.

8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA17/09310: Mr N Parkhouse, Treveor Farm, Gorran. Erection of agricultural building for machinery storage

Full Application

The PC were unable to comment given a lack of information on the application.

PA17/09632: Mrs Holland,Tanglewood, Portheast Way. Works to Ash, Spruce, Alder and Prunus Trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order.

Tree Preservation Order

Support – Mrs Hart no vote

PA17/09576: Mr Martin White, 9 Trelispen Park  Replacement garage.

Full Application

Support.

PA17/09536: Dave Welch, Harbours Reach, Canton Street. Change of use from Café with B and B and part residential to full residential.

Full Application

Support

PA17/09683: Mrs Thelma Colman, Cottesloe, Bell Hill Fell a Cypessus and a Macrocarpa Leylandii covered by a Tree Preservation Order

Tree Preservation Order

Support

PA17/09905: Mr and Mrs Parkhouse, Treveor Farm, Gorran Change of use from agricultural land to provide extension to existing campsite.

Full Application

Support

PA17/10107: Dr Barbara Vann, Willowmead, Rice Lane. Removal of willow tree subject to tree preservation order.

Tree Preservation Order

Support

PA17/08630: Mr and Mrs Fullerton, Cotna House, Cotna Lane Listed Building Consent for a proposed 2.5 metre single storey extension to existing kitchen extension.

Listed Building Consent

Support

Planning PA17/08847 Brambledene

The Planning Officer recommended this application for refusal, due to 3 online objections being received after the PC’s comment of support.

The PC agreed to disagree.

A resident had intended to put forward their representation to the PC regarding this planning application, but weren’t informed by CC of the application until after the meeting. Therefore, the meeting was held with no opportunity for the Parish Councillor’s to hear what they thought. They are frustrated about the situation where neighbours receive planning application notifications, without time or opportunity to contact those who represent the Parish. They asked the PC to inform them of any practical steps they could draw up to counter the problem?.

The PC to determine whether to defer a late planning application, at each Parish meeting, to allow members of the public time, to comment.

County Councillor Mustoe to raise this issue with CC.

The Clerk to ask the resident to contact Councillor Mustoe and to report the issue to the relevant Planning Officer. Agreed

Seaview International PA17/06001

The Planning Officer confirmed the outcome of his meeting with the divisional member and the parish Council last Friday.

The Parish Council and the Divisional Member appreciated the benefits to the tourism economy from all year-round occupancy of the site and the potential employment benefits.  Notwithstanding the existing use of the site, there were however concerns in respect of the impact upon the designated AONB.  Given this, the following requests were made:

The external colour of the units will be of particular importance to reduce landscape impact. A condition should be imposed to this effect.

Some of the units that have recently been placed on the site have resulted in increased levels to provide better views. There should be no increase on the existing levels of the land to accommodate the units.

A key consideration in respect of reducing the impact upon the AONB will be the landscaping scheme. Further details will also be required for the design of the internal hedges and planting to further reduce the visual impact of the units. The planning officer would recommend further liaison with the landscape architect in respect of suitable species that would survive in this locality and provide a native robust and dense landscaping scheme for the hedges

The planning officer asked for an agreement to an extension of time on the application until 30th November to allow for a committee decision if necessary and to give time for liaison with the Parish Council and Divisional Member. Noted

Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA17/08629: Mr and Mrs Fullerton, Cotna House                                           Approved

PA17/08126: David Bullbeck, 15 Perhaver Park                                             Approved

4.  MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE  2ND OCTOBER 2017

In the Public Session – The PC responded that, this was not the primary reason for the previous refusal. Was replaced with –  A member of The PC responded that, this was not the primary reason for the previous refusal

The minutes were then Agreed

5.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Beach Cleaning and Beach Waste Removal

Since this year, CC have no longer paid for the removal of the beach waste from the Limekiln, with the cost being transferred to the PC. Due to this additional cost, the PC have decided to look into ways of reducing beaching cleaning costs.

A notice to be placed in the Parish Magazine, inviting the public to attend if they are interested in discussing this matter.

The beach cleaning co-ordinator to be informed.

The National Trust to be informed. Agreed

5.2 Parish Nurse

The PCC thank the PC for their encouraging response to their proposal to appoint a Parish Nurse. Noted

5.3 Slipway Extension

The GHHT thank the PC for their positive response to their slipway extension proposal and the ‘offer’ of a donation (should this be required). Following a meeting of the Gorran Haven Harbour Trustees it was felt that as the slipway was currently not fit for purpose when the sand was washed away they would ask if the PC would possibly of contact the Duchy to see if they would look into it. There are a lot of ‘if’s and buts’ surrounding any work on the beach so it maybe that this proposal is dropped completely.

The PC to contact the Duchy once GHHT have confirmed they are going to carry out the project. Agreed

5.4 Canton Street Garages – Planning Enforcement Conclusion

Planning Enforcement Concluded that it has been established that the garages are to be used by the owners as a garage/boat store and workshop for maintenance of their boat, which would not constitute a material change of use of the building.  Further to this and in summary it has been considered that the works undertaken to the building so far, including the installation of an additional opening/access point to the side elevation gable end of the building, does not appear to cause significant harm or detract from the character or appearance of the building or streetscene to warrant further enforcement action at this time and the enforcement file has been closed accordingly.  The matter concerning the stability of the building and the works compliant with Building Regulations has been forwarded to Building Control for consideration under their remit.

The PC to monitor the site to ensure all conditions are adhered to. Agreed

5.5 Gorran Green Meeting

The meeting with Heligan went well and they had some good ideas for planting scheme. Heligan intend to produce a sketch of suggested planting and forward for discussion at the Dec meeting

The Christmas Lights Committee asked if the PC still intend to erect a framework on which to place the Christmas lights this year? They have been given to understand that it might be that the PC would be willing to purchase a cut tree to place on the Green this year. The Committee think this would be a wonderful idea and look forward to hearing from the PC with their plans.

The PC to donate £100 towards a cut tree and to ask the Committee if they are happy to take on the project. Agreed

Further Matters Arising

The Limekiln Access

The Limekiln Trust sent a copy of their proposal to install a handrail along the side of the steps to the Limekiln. Noted

6. COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

It was suggested that the NT replace the tape with rope where the path has been diverted near Penamane point.

The Clerk to contact the NT. Agreed

The hedges either side of the road leading from the Gruda to Penare are still overgrown.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

The diversion on footpath No 1 is working well. Noted

The Withy trees at the bottom of the slips footpath are beginning to grow onto the path. Noted

Trees on both sides are growing into the road between Bodrugan straights and Scotland Woods and the road surface is poor. To be reported to Highways. Agreed

The Maintenance Contractor to paint the footpath sign at the bottom of the Portmellon path. Agreed

6.2 Beach.

The bin liners and separation buoys have been delivered Noted

6.3 General Purposes

The path has been regravelled and the gravel will be topped up once the path has been trodden in. Noted

6.4 Public Convenience

The PC were asked if they could possibly fit a toilet seat on the disabled toilet.

The PC felt it would be a better idea to raise funds to replace the whole toilet. Agreed

House By The Beach will be happy to donate £200 again next year. They do intend to advertise in the toilets next year, but failed to do so year. Noted

The Cleaning Contractor will clean the woodwork and gullies this month. Noted

According to USwitch there are currently 25 different water suppliers and suppliers are responsible for all customers in an agreed geographical region and customers are currently unable to switch from one water supplier to another. Noted

Cornwall Autism Partnership kindly request to have small plaques put up in all public conveniences in Cornwall. The idea is to promote awareness of Autism in Cornwall and to give a warning to Autistic people regarding the noise levels.

The PC to install one plaque in each toilet. Agreed

The carpark donated £200 towards the toilets from their booksales.

A thank you notice to be put in the Parish magazine. Agreed

The PC to investigate why the light in the gents are staying on all day. Agreed

7 CORRESPONDENCE

7.1 Cornwall Council – Portmellon Road closure

Bodrugan Hill & Bodrugan Broadlane, Portmellon will be closed between 14th to 21st November 2017 (19:00 to 07:00 hours) to allow South West Water to carryout works to their apparatus Noted

7.2 St Austell and Mevagissey Network Panel – Meeting Notes & Next Meeting Date

Notes from the last network panel meeting. The next meeting is due to be held on 13th December 2017. Noted

7.3 Cornwall Council – Cornwall Preventing Extremism and Terrorism Conference 2017

An invitation to this year’s Cornwall Preventing Violent Extremism & Terrorism Conference, due to be held in Penzance on 13th November. Noted

Newsletters, Rural Services Weekly News Digest, Localism Newsletter, Neighbourhood Planning October E-Bulletin, CALC Monthly Newsletter, Planning October Newsletter Noted

Cornwall Council – Cornwall Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan

Notice of Submission of the Cornwall Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document to the Secretary of State.

In accordance with regulation 22(3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, Cornwall Council submitted the Cornwall Mineral Safeguarding Development Plan Document to the Secretary of State on 26th October 2017 for independent examination. Noted

Cliff Road is due to be resurfaced by Highways Noted

9.  BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET  REVIEW

                           PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning        £354.56            Mrs Park Toilet donation            £200.00

S Spence Grasscutting                £669.06     House by the Beach Tourist brochure£60.00

SWW  July & Aug Water chrg £1,340.59        Donation boxes Toilet donation        £157.43

Broxap   Bin Liners Reid            £192.00        Grant Reid    Tourist Brochure           £30.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks salary    £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £27.40

TOTAL  £3,076.56                                   TOTAL £447.43

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

10. Tourist Brochure

It was resolved to print 4,000 copies of the 2018/19 tourist brochure at a cost of £417.84 and to charge £30 per single advert Agreed

12. Parish Problems

Highways to be requested to replace the cats eyes that were removed when the Highlanes were resurfaced many years ago. Agreed

It was confirmed that the PC had given loans to the Playing Field Trust and the CLT. Noted

The PC to monitor the cliffs under fort cottages in case of any further sewage leaks. Agreed

The Low Carbon Fund along with CC are due to hold a recycling event at the Memorial Hall to clarify what can be recycled and to promote recycling. Noted

The meeting closed at 9.20pm

 

OCTOBER  2017 – RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 6th
October 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm, with Dr Dunne in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Bulled, Bunney, G Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart and nineteen members of the public.

  1. APOLOGIES

Mr Grose, Mr Ayres and County Councillor Mustoe

Mr Bunney was elected as Vice Chair for the meeting.

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Mr Lobb – 7.2 GHHT Beach Slipway Extension.

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None 

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public questioned what affordable housing actually meant? and felt that the proposed site would most likely be high in value; thus making the houses high in value. He stated that the houses in the Mevagissey development, increased in price and asked why we hadn’t been given a sales price, for the proposed affordable homes?. The PC reported that they hadn’t been given a price and another member of the public felt that the developer should have some idea of a value, following their viability assessment work. She accepted that affordable homes were needed, but questioned whether anyone had researched whether members of the public could afford them? The PC reported that their 2013 housing needs survey concluded that; 20 people wanted an affordable home. Some people may never be able to afford to buy, so the parishes needs are for affordable rentals and part rent, part buy. A member of the public stated that he had recently heard that it is difficult to raise a mortgage to purchase a part rent, part buy home. Another member of the public felt it was not for the public to decide, whether she could afford to purchase a home and that she would prefer to work really hard to afford to stay in Gorran than move elsewhere. Another member of the public felt it would be better if a non profit organisation developed a scheme, as she is concerned that the houses won’t be affordable. The PC responded that, they will have influence over the 106 agreement and that the developer had been very forth right with the PC so far. The PC are trying to provide the best possible solution available to them, for the hardworking people of the parish. A representative from Gorran School stated that the school were very much in favour of the proposed development. The school is currently running under capacity and numbers are forecast to fall. The school would benefit from the development from the increase in students, which would directly increase their income and the 106 agreement states that a grant is paid per pupil, from the development. The school is forecasting to be running at a loss, within 3 years and is currently bringing in children from other areas, to increase the number of students. If the school’s student numbers increased, they would be able to improve their facilities and infrastructure as well as maintaining their high standards of teaching.

A member of the public stated that he currently lives in Mevagissey with his partner and new baby, but would love to have a home in the village, having grown up in the Parish, and now farming in the Parish. He would also very much like his children to attend Gorran School. He stated that it is very difficult to get a mortgage, because their funds are invested in their farming business. Another member of the public questioned whether they still need to be registered with Home Choice? The PC stated that, you need to be registered with South West Homes to be able to purchase an affordable home and with Home Choice to rent. The member of the public stated that the Home Choice register was for people in housing crisis, which made it difficult for other people to be on the list. The PC stated that they are not in the position to produce a development themselves, which would make the homes truly affordable, therefore they have to go with the next best option, that has been offered by a profit-making developer. There are no guarantees and the PC have to ensure the best way they can, that the parishes needs are met. A member of the public reported that they had lived here since 1978, and currently has a grown-up child living in a mobile home in their garden, as they don’t want to move from the village, but can’t afford a home. She questioned who will buy the houses if the locals can’t afford them? The PC responded that they would be subject to the 106 agreement and priority would be given to people with a local connection and only then offered to neighbouring parishes. A member of the public questioned the situation with the Menagwins development. She also reported that Cornwall Council have suitable land in the area, but Council Houses are no longer being built. A neighbour to the proposed development can’t believe that many people will be able to afford the homes and that the traffic would increase by about 40 cars. He was also concerned that the plans show opportunity for the site to be extended, at a later date. He felt the access would be dangerous and that the site had been refused for previous developments, for this reason. A member of The PC responded that, this was not the primary reason for the previous refusal and that the reason the access was deemed dangerous, was due to the position of the concrete wall, which the current scheme proposes to remove. The member of the public, still felt it would be dangerous for motorists pulling out of the site and was of the opinion, that traffic calming would not have enough effect, to make the area safe. He then questioned whether the current main sewage system, would have the capacity for the increase of use. The PC would have to clarify the proposed sewage system and the mix of affordable homes, after noting that the plan and the statement stated a different mix. After being asked if the affordable’s could go on the open market, if they weren’t the sold; the PC stated that they could not go on the market. Another member of the public stated that even though they could afford to pay a mortgage, they struggle to find the usual 20% deposit, required for a mortgage on an open market house, but would find the 5% required for an affordable home, a more realistic figure. The PC assured the public; when questioned that, the 106 agreement would prevent the developer selling on the scheme, whilst removing the affordable homes in the process. The PC confirmed that a pricing scheme should be provided by the developer at this stage. A member of the public reported that their parent’s village; which is a similar size to Gorran had 4 successful affordable housing developments.

The PC then went into the formal session.

Seven members of the public left the meeting.

It was Agreed to move planning forward on the Agenda.

8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA17/07052: Mr A Lopes, Naver Developments Ltd. Land North West of Meadowside, Gorran. Erection of 20 dwellings ( 11 affordable and 9 open market dwellings)

Full Application

18 online objections

9 online support

1 letter of support (also online)

1 letter of objection (also online)

Mr Bulled proposed objection –

A residential development of this scale would in effect virtually double the size of the village and have an adverse effect on the tranquil rural nature of Gorran Churchtown.

The proposed development is on a greenfield site in an AONB which should not be sacrificed as this is a valued asset and the development would leave the door open to further development.

There is little or no requirement for either type of housing proposed

The development entrance would cause a substantial increase in traffic movement in an already busy restricted road.

Mr Bunney proposed support, as there is clearly a need.

Statement to be included with supporting comment.

The mix of affordable houses needs to be clarified as there is a difference between the site plan and proposal statement.

Road calming is required. An intense survey should be carried out by Highways officials and a solution sought.

A requirement for an in-depth analysis of proposed sewage system. Will it lead into the current main system, as there are concerns that it is currently at full capacity?

Design and form. Naver Properties previously agreed with the PC to change the proposed cladding, to hung slate which was agreed to be more in keeping with the surrounding area.

Emphasis must be put on the affordable houses being truly affordable.

The PC require to be heavily involved with the development of the106 agreement, to ensure the affordable homes are affordable and priority is given to local people.

Landscaping must be of upmost importance.

Can a condition be placed on the open market houses, that they are only purchased as a primary residence?

The development to be restricted to current site and not to be extended.

 The PC Supported the application – Mr Bulled and Mrs Hart against

Nine members of the public left the meeting

PA17/08629: Mr and Mrs Fullerton, Cotna House, Cotna Lane, Gorran Proposed 2.5 meter single storey extension to existing kitchen extension on Grade II listed building.

Full Application Support

 PA17/08803: Mrs Maria Hipgrave, 2 The Cottages, Canton Street Works to trees subject to a tree preservation order. Crown lift group of Elms 6 meters and fell 2 further Elms.

Tree Preservation Order Support with co-operation of local tree officer.

PA17/00020/NDP: Mevagissey Parish Council, Mevagissey Plan proposal submitted for Mevagissey Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Support particularly the section that gives priority for new homes for permanent residents, rather than as second homes.

PA17/08847: Mr Robert Browning, Brambledene, Quilver Close Conversion of flat roof to balcony and extension of front porch.

Full Application Support

 PA17/09225: Mr and Mrs Piers and Emma Thompson, Trevascus Farm, Gorran Proposed new extension attached to the West of the existing Farmhouse. Existing roof to be reslated. Existing chimneys removed. Full refurbishment of existing Farmhouse. New access track to North side of Farmhouse. Various external works.

Full Application No Objections

 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

 PA17/07135: Mr Parkhouse, Treveor Farm.                                                    Approved

PA17/07776: Mrs Maria Hipgrave, 2 The Cottages, Canton Street                 Withdrawn

PA17/06943: Mr Graham Schofield, Treveague Farm Campsite                     Withdrawn

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 7TH SEPTMEBER 2017

The minutes were then Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES 

5.1 Portheast Close – Flooding

Following their invitation to a site meeting SWW understood the concerns for the residents, however they had previously undertaken an investigation on the surface water pipe and determined that it does not connect with any SWW apparatus. As a result of this SWW were unable to intervene in this private situation. They suggested that regarding the matter of private contractors, if Clearflow had been unsuccessful in clearing the drain it may be advisable for the residents to contact Glanville Environmental who carryout more specialist work on the sewer network.

Following the site meeting, Highways could find no evidence that the drainage line connects to the highway drainage on Portheast Way following a recently carried out a drainage survey. A plan provided by South West Water recently showed a drainage line to commence at a property called ‘Woodstock’.

They suggested that residents will need to pay a drainage contractor to carry out a survey and thorough cleanse of the drainage system through Portheast Close, which is an unadopted road and therefore not maintainable by the highway authority. Unfortunately, they are unable to spend public funds doing so.

County Councillor Mustoe reported that he and Mr Bulled met with residents, the Highways Manager and the Highways Steward and confirmed that Highways had carried out a CCTV drain scan beforehand and sent the data on afterward. They have also arranged, at his insistence, to carry out a dye flush down the council drains to see if any goes into the Portheast Close ones. He is waiting for this to be arranged. Noted

 5.2 Gorran Green – Site Visit

Heligan are unable to visit on a Saturday as they are thinly staffed on these days.

The Clerk to arrange a meeting on Monday 16th October. Agreed

5.3 College Link Bus

Truro College thanked the PC for alerting them to the fact that the link bus did not have enough capacity, for the students on their first day of attendance and reported that the link bus from Gorran, is a Cornwall Council service and only they would be able to make alterations to that contract.

Geoff Brown Cabinet Member responsible for Transport – Thanked the PC for their letter and is happy to confirm that all options will be considered going forward beyond 2018. Noted

5.4 National Trust – Coastpath Improvements

The National Trust appreciate the PC’s positive comments. Noted

 5.5 Sanctuary Woods

The Woodland Trust thanked the PC for their information feedback, which is very helpful and much appreciated.  They were aware of the broken gate which has now been repaired. Noted

5.6 Seaview International – Planning Application

The Planning Officer noted the comments received regarding the Seaview application and the PC’s objections and also note the request for a meeting with the AONB, National Trust and residents. As the case officer, they would not have any involvement in such a meeting. The PC decided to request a meeting if Cornwall Planning recommend the application for approval. Agreed

Seaview International are very happy to meet with the Parish Councillors, along with the statutory consultees that may wish to attend, as they do believe that they have a well thought through application, that has the support of key consultees, such as the AONB Unit, and it would be good to see if they could put their application forward again and answer the questions and concerns raised. They informed the PC that they have recently been awarded the David Bellamy “Gold” Award for Conservation at Seaview International and have also attained additional accolades in 2017 for being Honey Bee Friendly and for our hedgerows as well.

The Clerk to arrange a meeting with the Planning Officer. Agreed

5.7 Seaview International Park Entrance – Advertising

Seaview reported that they take residents’ concerns seriously, and have made some alterations to their advertising boards. They have removed ‘Pizza’ a board. They asked for the PC to let them know if they can be of any further help, Noted

5.8 The Limekiln – Disabled Access

The Limekiln Trustees have inspected the area and have reluctantly concluded that it is not feasible to provide disabled access to the Limekiln. The gradient would require a sloping ramp which would both impede access to the surgery entrance and also the length required would reach the road.

The Limekiln Trust to be asked if it would be possible to install handrails instead. Agreed

Further Matters Arising

Highways – Quilver Close

A resident of Quilver Close asked for the PC’s support regarding the footpath that they have asked Highways to clear. The gullies have been cleared by Cormac but the pathway between the two parts of Quilver Close is now so covered in moss, two people have slipped and fallen in the last week.

To be reported to Highways Agreed

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

The Maintenance contractor to be asked to repaint the bottom finger sign on the Hemmick to Boswinger path. Agreed

It was confirmed that the footpath from Porteast Close to Bell Hill is not included on the definitive list of footpaths Agreed

6.2 Beach.

Nothing to report

6.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report Agreed

 6.4 Public Convenience

Seaview paid £2,000 earlier this year to advertise in the toilets and asked if it would this still be the same for 2018? They report that although they are keen to remain involved, and to help support, they feel that they currently do not seem to be popular within the community, so are not sure that people would appreciate seeing Seaview International’s name on display, for another year.

The PC felt this was not the case and would be delighted for them to continue to advertise in the toilets and very much appreciate their support. The PC had also received positive feedback regarding their adverts. Agreed

Donations

The Mermaid £250

Ray Storey £50

Mrs Parke £200 from her plant sale.

The Clerk hadn’t managed to make contact the plumber for a quote for the flushes. The Clerk to try to contact him again. Agreed

 The Cleaning contractor to be requested to clean the woodwork and gullies of the toilets. Agreed

 The winter cleaning rota has begun and Ms Lobb has bought some new cleaning equipment. Noted

 The Clerk to send a list of people who have donated towards the toilets, to the Parish Magazine. Agreed

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Beach Cleaning Payments – Thank you’s

Gorran & District Community Bus, Gorran Pre-School, Gorran School PTA, St Goran Rowing Club, Friends of the First Responders, The Friends of St Goran, St Just & St Michael and The Playing Field Trust Noted

7.2 GHHT – Beach Slipway Extension Proposal

During periods of high tides much of the area leading up to the cobbled slipway on Gorran Haven beach is washed away thus restricting access to the beach by boat owners as there is a considerable drop and trailers ‘bottom out’ before their wheels touch sand.To eliminate this Gorran Haven Harbour Trust propose an extension to the slipway by way of adding concrete to a depth that won’t be washed away and size that will enable easy access to the beach by boat owners and asked permission from the PC to undertake the work, which they have received many donations and pledges both financial and labour. If the PC are also able to contribute with a donation towards the work, it would be most appreciated. The work would be carried out at a time so as to minimize disruption to people wishing to use the beach but also when the tides / weather is in our favour.

The PC felt this was a great idea and are very happy to support the GHHT and if the project becomes short of funds please make a request for a donation. Agreed

7.3 The Local Government Boundary Commission for England – Consultation on Division Boundaries for Cornwall

A twenty-one-week public consultation during which the Commission is inviting proposals for new division arrangements, will close on 19 February 2018. Draft recommendations will be published in May 2018. There will then be a further period of consultation on the draft recommendations. Final recommendations are expected to be published in October 2018 and the new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2021. The electoral review will recommend new electoral arrangements for Cornwall. It will propose:

  •  The total number of councillors elected to the council in the future
    •    The number of divisions
    •    The number of councillors representing each division
    •    Division boundaries
    •    Names of divisions

The PC are invited to recommend where new division patterns should be drawn.

There is more info on the website and the Boundary Commission Portal. Noted

7.4 Cornwall Council’s Neighbourhood’s and Public Protection – Project Griffin

An invitation to attend Project Griffin Awareness Sessions which will be presented by Devon and Cornwall Police at: Liskeard Town Council Office, Wednesday 8th November 2017, 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Project Griffin is a national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business and event organisers. Noted

7.5 Newsletters

AONB latest news & events, Rural Services Network Weekly Digest, Weekly Bathing Water Results, Neighbourhood Planning E-Bulletin, CALC Monthly E- Newsletter, Steve Double October Enews. Noted

 7.6 Further Correspondence

St Goran Church – A Parish Nurse for St Goran, and St Michael, Caerhays

St Goran PCC sent a vision statement regarding the employment of a Parish Nurse and a draft article for the Parish Magazine.

The PCC’s vision is to provide a Parish Nurse to help people in the community achieve optimum health and wellbeing. The Nurse will initially be employed for two days per week for three years and will be employed by the PCC.

The PCC plan to raise £48,000 to fund a Parish Nurse for three years with the intention of them commencing on 1st September 2018

Councillors are welcome to attend a meeting to discuss the matter in The West End Room in St Goran Church at 11.15am on Sunday 8th October.

The PC felt this was a fantastic idea and fully support the PCC’s proposal and wish them every success. Agreed

BC17/02393/UAW Building Works to Garages To The NW Of Hilldale Gorran Haven

Cornwall Council Building Control are investigating the above in the respect of the Building Regulations and ask if the PC if they know the name and address of the owners.

The Clerk to pass on the information Agreed

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                           PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

 

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning       £354.56           Mr Gardiner Toilet donation           £60.00

S Spence Grasscutting                 £469.65        The Beachcomber toilet donation £100.00

Biffa Beach Waste Removal         £1,457.29         Mrs Wright Toilet donation         £100.00

Grant Thornton Annual Return     £240.00     Cornwall Council 2nd 1/2 Precept £8,944.17

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary    £433.29     Mr Storey Kayak Contract     £650.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £59.66        Mr Storey Toilet donation         £50.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £10.54       Toilet Donation Boxes             £254.40

TOTAL £3,098.54                    TOTAL £10,408.57

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

The bank reconciliation was verified. Agreed

 

The Clerk to look into comparing water provider prices. Agreed

Beach Cleaning and Waste removal to be included on the November agenda Agreed

  1. Armistice Service Arrangements

Mr Bullen will be invited to lay the wreath for the Armistice service on behalf of the PC and £70 including the cost of the wreath will be donated to the Poppy Appeal. Agreed

  1. Risk Assessment Review

Risk Assessment was reviewed and Agreed

  1. Parish Problems

No Parish Problems to report.

The meeting closed at 9.40pm

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 7th September 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair. 

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

  1. APOLOGIES

Mr Lobb

 2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

The Clerk – 7.5 College Link Bus

Mr Grose – Planning PA17/06001

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

A member of the public urged the PC to keep the stream running along its current route, on the slipway as it has always followed this course. She also asked if there had been any news regarding the Canton Street garages. The PC confirmed that it had been reported to Planning Enforcement. The PC were asked if the Limekiln could install disabled access. Concerns were raised regarding parking at the Triangle, as recent parking had caused the road to become blocked. It was suggested that boulders could be placed on the verge to prevent parking.

Influence Planning Consultancy attended the meeting, to put forward their objection, to the Seaview Planning Application. They were of the opinion that CC were treating it as a major planning application and planning policy states that, most major applications should be refused in an AONB. They were surprised that the AONB hadn’t objected. The application states it’s a low impact scheme, but Influence Planning felt this not to be the case; because the caravans would effectively be permanent structures and they were concerned whether the landscape would recover.

Seaview stated that they had worked closely with the AONB, who were pleased with their proposed scheme. Seaview’s intentions are to stretch the holiday season from the 6 weeks summer holidays, to all year-round occupancy and believe the proposed scheme would enhance their business and maintain employment throughout the year.

The largest caravans would occupy approximately one quarter of the proposed 46 sites and would measure 42ft long x 22ft wide. It is estimated that each caravan would last about 10-12 years and would be replaced by a new unit, when required. Seaview currently have permission for touring pitches to be used all year. A neighbour to the site raised their concerns about the caravans being sold as second homes. Seaview stated that most owners sublet to holiday makers. The resident was concerned that currently during the off season, the site effectively returns to a green field site, which would no longer happen if the application was successful.

Residents of Portheast Close raised their extreme concerns regarding flooding issues, in the Close. There is a major blockage in one of the drains, resulting in severe flooding, during adverse weather. They have had many correspondences with Highways, South West Water and the Environment Agency, who all state they are not responsible for the drain. The residents feel it is only a matter of time before their properties, become flooded. The residents paid for Clear Flow to unblock the drain, but they were unsuccessful, as their equipment wasn’t large enough to remove the blockage. Clear Flow stated at the time that, their maps showed that the drain belongs to Highways. County Councillor Mustoe has also been in correspondence with all the agencies, to try to resolve the situation.

Another member of the public asked about the recent change to the local bus service timetable. County Councillor Mustoe reported that the new timetable had been reviewed and put back nearer to the original timetable and is due to be instated very soon.

The PC then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 3RD AUGUST 2017

The minutes were then Agreed

It was Agreed to move planning forward on the Agenda.

8 PLANNING MATTERS

Dr Dunne as Chair

PA17/06001: Mr J Donald, South West Holiday Parks, Seaview International, Boswinger. Change of use of land from touring pitches to the stationing of maximum of 46 static caravans.

Full Application

3 online objections

Objection – Mr Ayres abstained, Mr Grose no vote

A major development in an AONB on the Heritage Coast. The proposal is of a permanent nature, replacing touring pitches with static caravans. Over development of a rural location, in relation to the small hamlet of Boswinger. Proposal creates structures to be in situ all year round, where at present occupation of the site is only during the holiday season, returning the area to a greenfield site during the winter season. The PC would like to request a site visit between themselves, AONB Officers, the National Trust and local residents.

Mr Grose resumed his position as chair.

PA17/07135: Mr Parkhouse, Treveor Farm. Replacement of large shed which was badly damaged in a fire.

Full Application Support

PA17/07776: Mrs Maria Hipgrave, 2 The Cottages, Canton Street. Notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area. Crown lifting of a group of six Elms and felling of two further Elms.

Trees in a Conservation Area. Support with co-operation of local tree officer.

PA17/08126: Mr David Bulbeck, 15 Perhaver Park. Certificate of existing lawful development for the change of use from domestic garage into a bedroom.

Cert Lawful Use/Development – Existing Support

 PA17/06943: Mr Graham Schofield, Treveague Farm Campsite. Erection of residential building on campsite. Objection

Over development with in an AONB and on the Heritage Coast and on a highly visible site.

Pengarth – Application Withdrawn

The planning officer having viewed Pengarth, and being aware of its conservation area designation, and close proximity to a listed building, the planning officer sought conservation advice which was negative. After the conservation officer’s advice, the applicant withdrew the application, and it is understood that a revised application is anticipated which hopefully will be successful. Noted

Cornwall Council Planning decisions

PA17/06495: Mr Bigs, 31 Chute Lane.                                                            Approved

PA17/05825: Mr and Mrs Sampson, Mount Pleasant House               Approved

PA17/06922: Mr and Mrs Alan Pendleton, Pengarth                                       Withdrawn

It was Agreed to move item 7.7 and 7.5 forward on the Agenda

7.7 Residents – Portheast Close, Flooding Issue

County Councillor Mustoe reported that he is currently arranging a site meeting with Cormac’s Highways Manager and is waiting to confirm dates.

The PC to arrange for Highways, South West Water, The Environment Agency, The PC and residents to attend the meeting as a matter of urgency. Agreed

 7.5 Residents – College Link Bus Withdrawal

Following parents, County Councillor Mustoe and MP Steve Double’s objections, Cornwall Council reinstated the link bus for the academic year 2017/18, between Gorran Haven and Hewas water, which they had withdrawn funding for, from September 2017.

Cornwall Council state that beyond the end of Year 11, Cornwall Council does not have a statutory duty to provide home to school/college transport free of charge for students age 16 to 19. However, in order to promote access to education and opportunities for all young people in the county, Cornwall Council provides subsidised transport for students aged between 16 and 19 to access Post 16 education at a school sixth form, further education establishment or Local Authority commissioned learning provider. In line with Cornwall’s Post-16 Transport Policy transport is not necessarily provided from door to door. The policy states that link transport to and from a subsidised transport route will only be provided where the student’s home address is more than five miles from a pick-up / drop-off point. As the distance between Gorran Haven and the nearest pick-up / drop-off point in Mevagissey is less than five miles, there is no entitlement under the terms of Cornwall’s policy for link transport to be provided. However, in recent years link minibus transport from Gorran Haven to Hewas Water has been provided as an additional discretionary arrangement. It was identified by Cornwall Council’s Passenger Transport Unit in June 2017 that it was no longer cost-effective for the Council to operate this link transport given that only a very small number of pupils live over the agreed five mile threshold to a pick-up / drop-off point. The Council notified Truro College of this decision on 7 June 2017. It became apparent that families may not have been informed of this change and the Council acknowledges it could have done more to proactively contact those families and students affected. It has therefore been agreed that transport will be reinstated for the 17/18 academic year only.  Please note though that the arrangements are temporary and will cease at the end of the Summer Term 2018.

County Councillor Mustoe added that a consultation took place in 2014 that did not include Gorran/Gorran Haven or Constantine.

County Councillor Mustoe and MP Steve Double met with the Corporate Director for Young People who was very sympathetic and felt that students had not been informed in a timely manner and therefore the service was reinstated. County Councillor Mustoe stated he will continue to campaign for the link bus to remain beyond this academic year.

The PC to write to Sally Hawken, Cabinet Member responsible for Children and Young People and Geoff Brown, Cabinet Member responsible for Transport to request that the link bus and the local bus service remain unchanged. Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Gorran Green Layby

Matter resolved Agreed

5.2 Gorran Green Site Visit – Heligan

A site visit to be arrange for October. Agreed

 5.3 Holiday Cottage Refuse

House By The Beach already try to ensure all houses have adequate bins. She felt it would be helpful if the PC put a notice in the Parish Magazine for June, July & Aug and to add a note about not feeding seagulls. The Manager asks if the village could have large recycling bins somewhere in Gorran Haven, as many holiday lets do not have any outside space for recycling bags. The PC felt they couldn’t provide these. Agreed

During the off season they will be happy to look at creative ways to raise funds from their guests & owners to help the PC toilet fund.  Noted

5.4 Recassa to Treveor Footpath No 17 Bridge

Footpath No 17 was inspected, and a work instruction has been submitted to Cormac Operations to replace a 5.5m bridge and 2m boardwalk. Warning notices are on site to advise walkers to take care using the structures.

The PC to request the LMP contractor to clear this path as it is obstructed by a crop. Agreed

5.5 Marine Conservation Society/Waitrose – Beach Cleaning

As the Marine Conservation Society are a charity it is not in a position to make donations to other bodies. They are pleased to hear that the Parish Council is taking so much initiative in keeping the beach free from litter. The PC maybe aware, of their Great British Beach Clean coming up in September and currently don’t have any cleans listed in our area and they badly need more volunteer organisers and people to help them.

The Clerk informed the Society that beach cleans organised by Surfers Against Sewage take part in the area. Noted

5.6 Tregerrick to Polsue

Unfortunately, the previous Grants Funding scheme administered by Sustrans for ‘Safe’ and then ’Links to School’s’ schemes provided by the DfT ended with the change in Governments and was succeeded by the LSTF (local Sustainable Access Fund) which has also subsequently been replaced by the Growth Deal Fund. There remain small local community funds which are announced from time to time, a relevant a scheme at the moment is the Landfill Communities Fund, but it is increasingly difficult and concerning that small, locally worthwhile projects are missing out because the Central Government emphasis is all on large scale economic growth as a priority. Grant funding opportunities are shared with the Council’s Localism Team so that they can highlight these with the Town and Parish Council’s..

The PC to request to be informed of any grants. Agreed

5.7 Treveor Junction – Advertising

The matter of an alleged unauthorised display of an advertisement for Seaview has been formally registered. On completion of the investigation the PC will be informed of the Council’s decision, usually within 13 weeks. Noted

5.8 Ismeer – Meeting

The owners thank all the Parish Councillors who came to meet them at Ismeer House. They were made to feel very welcome, and really hope they were able to provide some clarity on their initial thoughts for the development. They noted in particular the councillors did not want the original buildings knocked down, and hope the copies of the draft plans put their minds at rest, as this is not something they are proposing.

The PC reported that the potential buyers would like to turn the main building into 5 flats. Remove the garage and replace with new building, remove the extension and build 2 houses at the bottom of the drive.

The PC to remind the potential buyers that major proposals require a public consultation prior to any planning application. Agreed

5.9 Slipway

Cormac did carryout the works to the slipway edge, as a gesture of good will following requests by locals, when we had the storm damage. They agree workmanship is not what it should be. Cormac have therefore agreed to attend site and remove/tidy-up as soon as they have resource available. Noted

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

The LMP Contractor has carried out most of his contract apart from some winter clearance on FPs 1 and 17, a tree down in Scotland Woods, FP 6 which he will cut away. He reports that the Footpath sign at Rescassa lane end of FP 19 has been knocked over, and needs new post.

The maintenance to be requested to replace the post Agreed

FP 1 has had some excellent reprofiling away from the steep edge, and he will go back and cut into the blackthorn more seriously after September. Noted

 The National Trust to be thanked for their work to the steps near the Coast Path Café and for the stretch of path towards Penamane Point. Agreed

A collapsed gate at the bottom of the millennium woods to be reported to the Woodland Trust. Agreed 

6.2 Beach.

The bins, benches, separation buoys and bollards are all put away for winter. Noted

Three new bin liners to be purchased. Agreed

A sewage leak from Fort Cottages, onto the beach was reported to SWW. Noted

6.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report Agreed

 6.4 Public Convenience

JP Martin inspected the toilets and reported there are no leaks as the metre wasn’t constantly moving round. He thinks it’s the old toilet flushes that are getting stuck causing the issue.

The Clerk to request a quote to replace the flushes. Agreed

Dave Cobbley was called out to mend a flush in the disabled toilet, which required a plumber. Noted

 Donations were received from £60 Andy Gardiner, £100 Lesley & Martin (Beachcomber) and £100 Peggy Wright.

The Clerk to send thank you letters. Agreed

 All local businesses to be thanked for past donations and to be asked to continue to support the toilets as the PC would struggle to fund them without their help. Agreed

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 CALC – Low Carbon Britain Event

The PC were offered free entry to the Low Carbon Britain Event. Noted 

7.2 Cornwall Council – Recruitment of Lay, Town and Parish Representatives

The Standards Committee are looking to appoint to fill recent vacancies and require two Town and Parish Council Representatives and one Lay Member to sit on the Standards Committee Noted

 7.3 Cornwall Council – Emergency Road Closure

Road from Polsue Farm to junction South West St Josephs will be closed from 11th August 2017 to 11th November 2017 (24 hours) due to the Condition of the road being poor, and dangerous Noted

7.4 Cormac’s Senior Beach Ranger – Potential Pollution Incident at Gorran Haven

It was reported to the PC that there was a discharge of foul smelling coloured water from a manhole cover, located on the slipway. The pollution was running down onto the sand and then into the sea. The impact to the sea was minimal at the time but there is natural stream in the area which flows next to where the discharge is taking place. The pollution risk ended on 16th August. Noted

7.6 Mevagissey Parish Council – Neighbourhood Plan

Mevagissey asked if the PC would assess their Neighbourhood Development Plan, which has been submitted to Cornwall Council.

The PC support the plan particularly the section that gives priority for new homes for permanent residents rather than as second homes. Agreed

 7.8 Cornwall Council – Winter Safety Event

A free Winter Safety will be held on Tuesday 17th October at the St Austell Community Fire Station from 9.00am-12noon. Noted

 7.9 Cornwall Council – Strategic Vision & Economic Narative for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

The PC were invited to contribute to developing a new overarching strategic vision and economic narrative for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Noted

 7.10 Newsletters

Communities and Devolution News Bulletin, CALC August Newsletter, Weekly Bathing Water Results, September update from Steve Double, Neighbourhood Planning August E-Bulletin.

7.11 Further Correspondence

St Austell and Community Network – Panel Meeting

The next meeting is due to be held on Tuesday 14th September 2017. Noted

CALC – Conference on Electoral Reviews

You will be aware that Cornwall Council is currently the subject of a boundary review which will ultimately reduce the number of seats/divisions on the Council.  The final decision on the number of seats will be known on September 19th, 2017.  Further consultation will then take place on the shape and size of the new electoral divisions, before everything comes into play at the next elections.

Once the Cornwall Council review has been completed, Cornwall Council will undertake a Community Governance Review of parish and town council boundaries and ward boundaries. The Cornwall Association of Local Councils is hosting an event to be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at New County Hall, Truro (10am-4pm).  The event is your opportunity to find out how this will affect your council and your community

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                           PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

 

Anchor Grafix  Signs                     £44.85        HSBC   Interest Dev Fund               £0.98

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning       £354.56        Playing Field Trust loan repay   £1,000.00

David Readman LMP                   £340.00      Defra Water signage grant           £390.00

SWW Water Charges July           £549.47       Toilet Box Donations                 £979.69

S Spence Grasscutting                 £250.00      Beach Cleaning Toilet fund         £193.00

Toilet Fund Beach Cleaning         £193.00

1st Responders Beach Cleaning   £25.00

Mrs J Gray Beach Cleaning           £25.00

Gorran Pre-School Beach Cleaning £200.00

St Goran Rowing Beach Cleaning £162.00

PlayingField Trust Beach Cleaning £188.00

Memorial Hall Beach Cleaning       £140.00

Gorran FC Beach Cleaning             £104.00

Gorran CC Beach Cleaning             £40.00

St Goran Community Bus Beach Cleaning £505.00

Gorran School PTA Beach Cleaning £108.00

Friends of St Goran,Just, Michael Beach Cleaning £67.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary    £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £21.75

TOTAL £4,055.58                    TOTAL £2,563.67

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

The PC’s Financial Regulations were reviewed and Agreed. Agreed

  1. Retrospective Permission to use the beach

The Memorial Hall were retrospectively granted permission to use the beach for The Day on the Sand on 23rd August and RNLI Mevagissey were retrospectively granted permission to use the beach for the RNLI Lifeboat Day on 26th August Agreed

 External Audit – Completion

The Annual External Audit has been returned and accepted as meeting the Audit Commissions requirements and showing no matters for concern. Noted

  1. Parish Problems

The Clerk to inform Seaview that it has been brought to the PC’s attention that advertising boards at the entrance to their holiday park are obstructing the view for road users. Agreed

 Mr Ayres praised the hedge cutting work that had been carried out at the top of Bell Hill.Noted

 The Limekiln Trust to be asked if they would look into installing disabled access to the top of the Limekiln. Agreed

 The meeting closed at 9.25pm.

AUGUST  2017 – RATIFIED MINUTES

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the St Goran Parish Council held on 3rd August 2017 in the Old School Rooms at 7.30pm. with Mr P Grose in the Chair.

Present were Messrs Ayres, Bulled, Bunney, G Husband, Lobb, White, Dr Dunne, Ms Lobb, Mrs Hart, and four 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

  1. PUBLIC SESSION
  2. A member of the public informed the PC that the prices of the Porthjust Field affordable housing scheme, in Mevagissey had increased from £120K to £240K, which they felt were not affordable. The PC hoped the 106 agreement would control the prices of the proposed scheme in Gorran, which is mainly rentals and part owned.
  3. The PC then went into the formal session.
  4. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 6TH JULY 2017
  5. In Committee – It was confirmed at the meeting – was added to the minute.

The minutes were then  Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Step Cottage

The complainant informed the PC that he had reported the works to Cornwall Council. Noted

5.2 Memorial Hall – Parking

The member of the public assumed that the Memorial Hall would adhere to all conditions contained in planning applications C2/04/00574 and PA11/03090 that have not been removed by permission granted in planning application PA11/10034. He trusted that he will not have to contact the PC again over this issue and considered it closed.

He thanked the PC for getting this assurance for residents living near to the hall from the management committee. Noted

5.3 Dogs on Beach

A visitor felt that the PC’s response was not reasonable or acceptable and was of the opinion that lack of resources is not a good enough reason for failure to enforce the PC’s own rules. Following requests to escalate his complaint and for a copy of the PC’s complaints procedure, a copy of the minutes of the discussion, contact details of the Chairman and the latest approved accounts the Clerk contact CALC who assisted in a response to the visitor. He was asked to send the PC details of his complaint prior to the meeting where it would be considered. He was advised that there is no dog control order or similar in place on the beach and the PC has no powers to manage or enforce any action against dog owners using the land; the notices are a polite request to owners to act responsibly. Mr Wilkinson did not escalate his compliant by the given date; therefore the PC felt it had been dealt with satisfactorily. Noted

5.4 Gorran Green

Heligans Head of Gardens and Estates is happy for himself or one of his teams to attend a site meeting. Noted

5.5 Safer Route to School

The Fencing Contractor, remedied the concern that had been raised by the Head of Gorran School, regarding the positioning of the new barbed wire. The barbed wire had originally been wrapped around the outside of the gate post at a dangerous height near to the school entrance. Noted

5.6 Gorran Green Layby – Parking

The residents have no intention of causing any upset and only park in the layby when there are no other places to park, near their home. Since the flats have been occupied, there have been fewer places to park and they have more cars due to their children now driving. They try to keep their cars on their drive way, but when it’s full and there is nowhere else to park, they have no choice but to park in the layby. They asked if the PC could suggest where they should park.

The PC to thank the residents for their response. Noted

5.7 Refuse at Trelispen

The Tenant has been given a black bin, which has resolved the problem. Noted

5.8 Garages at Canton Street

Planning Enforcement already have an existing case under EN17/01331 alleged conversion of two garages into a workshop. They confirmed that the case has been formally registered and on completion of the investigation the PC will be informed of the Council’s decision, usually within 13 weeks.

The Clerk to report to Planning Enforcement that the PC are concerned regarding Health and Safety, due to the Gable end not being underpinned. Agreed

5.9 Vault Beach

The Trustees of the Lamledra Hart Trust, share the PC’s concerns about the problems with recurrent harassment, stemming from some of the nudist users of the far end of the beach. The co-owners of Lamledra House own the beach above highwater mark, according to the National Trust and family records. Below high watermark it is Crown property and the access to the beach is owned by the National Trust. With the local National Trust officers, they have jointly put up notices at the entrance to the beach, to the effect that the beach is for everyone’s use, and that any problems should be reported to the local police by ringing 101. The notices have been repeatedly vandalised but nonetheless it seemed that until this year, there was considerable reduction in problems. The National Trust will now be putting up new notices this week. Two years ago, they discussed the problems with the police, who visited, and they were very willing to take up any complaints – as indeed they did in one instance quite successfully. They have contacted the police again in view of the many reports this summer of unacceptable behaviour, and would encourage all users of the beach to do so too, if they experience offensive behaviour or harassment. The Trust would also urge the Parish Council to do so as well, and to work jointly with them and the National Trust to ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the beach. Noted

5.10 Church Street

The highways steward will look at the directional signing in the area, to understand how road users are directed into Gorran Haven, from the Portmellon direction and the Gorran direction. The problem that will always occur is that if deliveries are required to businesses, they will need to use a route into the centre. Noted

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

Nothing to report Agreed

6.2 Beach.

The bollards, and separation buoys are in place for the summer season.

Mr Lobb to purchase new buoys to replace damaged ones, at a cost of £21. Agreed

A speed limit buoy requires a new weight and bamboo pole. Noted

6.3 General Purposes

The telephone box on the triangle has been refurbished and the tourist brochures are displayed in the phone box.

Four new information signs to be ordered. Agreed

 6.4 Public Convenience

Cornwall Council only have a floor plan of the toilets and not a plan of the plumbing. Noted

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Grant Thanks You’s

Mevagissey 1st Guides, Gorran Pre-School, Gorran School PTA, Kids Cornwall, St Goran PCC, St Goran FC, St Goran Rowing Club, Gorran Rainbows, The Playing Field Trust and The Old School Rooms Committee. Noted

7.2 New Owners of Ismeer – Pre-Application Meeting

The new owners of Ismeer would like to hold an informal meeting with the PC to discuss their plans for the property. The site meeting has been arranged for Thursday 17th August at 11am.

All Councillors agreed to attend if possible. Agreed

7.3 County Councillor Mustoe – Chief Constable Sawyer, lack of Community Policing

County Councillor Mustoe has written to Chief Constable Sawyer to raise concerns shared by himself, residents and Parish Councils, regarding the lack of Community Policing in rural areas. Noted

7.4 Julie Gray – Plastic Bags, Beach Clean Up

Waitrose are to use a million pounds of plastic bag charges to clean up Britain’s beaches and rivers. £500K will be used by the Marine Conservation Society to clean up 1,000 beaches in 2017 & 2018. Waitrose will use another £500k to battle against plastics in the environment.

The Clerk to ask Waitrose for a donation towards the PC’s beach cleaning costs.

The Clerk and Mr Bunney to apply for a grant for The LCF for beach cleaning. Agreed

7.5 St Austell & Mevagissey Network – Network Meeting

Notes from the last meeting and date for the next meeting is 14th September @ 7pm Noted

7.6 Cornwall Council – Planning Induction Training

Invitation to Planning Induction Training at Liskeard and Cambourne.  Noted

 7.7 Naver Properties – Planning Application

Naver inform the PC that they have submitted their application for their affordable housing scheme, which the PC should soon receive. Noted

 7.8 CALC – Local Boundary Review

CALC have produced a report updating PC’s on the local boundary review, also an outline on the process to date, into the future and details ways in which your council should be involved in giving a response. Noted

 7.9 Newsletters

Communities and Devolution News Bulletin, CALC July Newsletter, Weekly Bathing Water Results, June update from Steve Double, Neighbourhood Planning July E-Bulletin.

7.10 Further Correspondence

 The Playing Field Trust

The Playing Field Trust would like to invite the PC to their celebration of the new tarmac driveway at the Playing Field, on Sunday 13 August 2017, at 1.00 pm. Noted

 Steve Double – Meet your MP

Informal ‘Meet your MP’ event will be on Wednesday the 9th August at the Hewas Inn. Noted

 8 PLANNING MATTERS

PA17/06495: Mr Biggs, 31 Chute Lane. Application for works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order.

Tree Preservation Order Support

 PA17/06922: Mr & Mrs Alan Pendleton, Pengarth, Foxhole Lane. Proposed first floor dormer extension.

Full Application Support

Cornwall Council Planning decisions

 PA17/05448: Mr and Mrs Peter Hargraves, Cove Cottage.                            Approved

PA17/03246: Mrs Debbie Cox, Mount Pleasant Farm                          Approved

PA17/05637: Mr & Mrs Simms, 28 Perhaver Park                                           Approved

PA17/04434: Mr Jason Trewinnard, Willowmead                                           Approved

 BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 

                                                 PAYMENTS                                            RECEIPTS                                                                         

South West Water   Water charges      £776.65           Dyer Memorials Headstone £100.00

S Spence Grasscutting & maintenance £514.29          Donation boxes Toilets        £705.70

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary      £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses      £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases     £42.85

AJH Services         Toilet Cleaning          £354.56

Mr Readman Footpath Maintenace         £340.00

Biffa Environmental beach waste removal £588.65

TOTAL £3,109.95                                    TOTAL £805.70

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

Due to the large water bill, the PC resolved to employ a plumber, to investigate the possibility of a water leak at the toilets. Agreed

  1. NS&I Inverstment Account – signatories.

NS&I confirmed that Mr Grose and the Clerk are currently signatories. It was resolved to include Mr Husband and Mr Bulled as additional signatories. The appropriate forms were completed and signed. Agreed 

  1. Parish Problems

The Clerk to report to Planning Enforcement the excessive number of signs on the junction to Treveor along the Highlanes. Agreed

 Crooked Lane and 5 gates on the Kestle Road have a large number of pot holes.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

 The hedge near Highclere is growing into the road. The landowner is waiting for the permitted cutting season to begin. Noted

 The Cornwall Council owned hedge, running down the righthand side of Bell Hill, is growing onto the path.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

 The meeting closed at 8.50pm

 

 

 

 

JULY 2017 – RATIFIED MINUTES

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

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

  1. APOLOGIES

Ms Lobb

 2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

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

The PC then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 1ST JUNE 2017

The minutes were Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Telephone Box – The Triangle

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

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

Agreed

5.2 Gorran Green

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

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

Agreed

5.3 Tregerrick to Polsue

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

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

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

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

Agreed

5.4 Highlanes Chapel – Parking

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

Noted

5.5 Defibrillator – Gorran Haven

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

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

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

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

Agreed

5.6 Bathing Water Quality – Data

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

Noted

5.7 Canton Street – Traffic Warden

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

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

Agreed

5.8 Gorran Footpath

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

Agreed

5.9 Highways – Quilver Close, Churchyard and Road Signs.

Quilver Close is to be inspected accordingly.

Noted

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

Agreed

The current budget only covers the safety critical road markings.

Noted

5.10 Gorran Haven Slipway

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

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

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

Noted

 5.11 Memorial Hall – Car Park

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

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

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

Agreed – Mr Ayres against

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

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

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

The Slips landowner to be thanked for maintaining the path.

Agreed

6.2 Beach.

Noting to report

6.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report

 6.4 Public Convenience

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

Agreed

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

Noted

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

Agreed

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Planning – Pre-Application Protocol

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

Agreed

 7.2 Local Government Boundary Commission – Electoral Review of Cornwall Council

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

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

Agreed 

7.3 Resident – Church Street

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

To be reported to Highways

Agreed

7.4 Homeowner – Step Cottage

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

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

Agreed

7.5 Eden Project – Inflatable

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

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

Agreed

7.6 County Councillor Mustoe – Ismeer

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

Noted

7.7 Cornwall Council – Safer Route to School

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

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

Agreed

7.8 Visitor – Dogs on the beach

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

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

Agreed

7.9 Cornwall Council – 2017 Off-Street Consolidation Order

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

Noted

7.10 Street Works – Gorran Haven Intention Notice

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

Noted

Newsletters

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

Further Correspondence

Garages – Rice Lane

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

To be reported to Planning Enforcement.

Agreed

Visitor – Memorial Bench

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

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

Agreed

 8 PLANNING MATTERS

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

Full Application

Support

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

Full Application

Support

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

Full Application

Support

Cornwall Council Planning decisions

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

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

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

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

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

                                               PAYMENTS                               RECEIPTS       

Cornwall Council         Non domestic rates £52.00

British Gas                  Electricity Charge     £43.15

Gorran Football Club                        Grant £100.00

Gorran & Mevagissey Cubs              Grant £100.00

St Goran Cricket Club                    Grant   £100.00

Memorial Hall                                 Grant   £100.00

St Goran Rowing Club                   Grant   £100.00

Gorran School PTA                         Grant   £100.00

Kids Cornwall                                    Grant   £60.00

Gorran Pre-School                           Grant   £100.00

Gorran Rainbows                             Grant   £100.00

St Goran PCC                                  Grant   £300.00

St Goran Playing Field Trust             Grant   £100.00

1st Mevagissey Guides                    Grant   £100.00

Old School Rooms Committee            Grant £50.00

Mr S Spence Grass cutting & maintenance £360.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary            £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses            £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases             £5.80

AJH Services         Toilet Cleaning                £354.56

FLEET             Defibrillator Cabinet                £310.00

Biffa Environmental Waste Collection beach    £92.28

CF Lobb                  Footpath Stakes              £29.60

                                                      TOTAL £3,486.34                    TOTAL NIL

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

Agreed

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

Agreed

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

Agreed

  1. Headstone Installation – Request.

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

Agreed

  1. HSBC Account – Cash Deposit Card

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

Agreed 

  1. Parish Problems

 

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

The Clerk to contact the landlord.

Agreed

 The white lines outside the Barley Sheaf have worn away.

Report to Highways

Agreed

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

Agreed

The meeting closed at 9pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2017 RATIFIED MINUTES

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

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

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

  1. APOLOGIES

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

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Ms Lobb – Gorran Green.

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

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

The PC Then went into the formal session.

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 11TH MAY 2017

The minutes were Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

 5.1 Gorran Haven Defibrillator

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

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

The Clerk to confirm this with FLEET. Agreed

5.2 Telephone box – The Triangle

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

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

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

 5.3 Gorran Green

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

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

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

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

5.4 The Slips – Site Meeting

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

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

 Gorran Footpath

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

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

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

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

Quilver Close

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

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

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

6.2 Beach.

The seaweed has now been washed away by the tide Noted

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

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

6.3 General Purposes

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

 6.4 Public Convenience

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

The water flow for the urinal needs to increase.

Cormac to be requested to increase the water flow. Agreed

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

7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 PCSO Dingle – PCSO Summer cuts

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

7.2 Environmental Monitoring Office – Bathing Water quality at Gorran Haven

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

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

7.3 Cornwall Council – Planning Consultation

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

Newsletters

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

Further Correspondence

Steve Double – Setting the Record Straight on School Funding

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

Parishioner – Vault Beach

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

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

Resident – Memorial Bench

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

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

Seaview International – Planning

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

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

Gorran Haven Harbour Trust – Gorran Haven Gala Day 2017

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

Website – Unratified minutes

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

8 PLANNING MATTERS

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

Tree Preservation Order Support

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

Full Application Support

8.1 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

No planning decisions were received.

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

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

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

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

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £60.25

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £.98

Mr S Spence Grasscutting and Maintenance £315

AJH Services Toilet Cleaning             £354.56

Parish Magazine annual Subscription   £12.60

                                              TOTAL £15,608.37                             TOTAL £216.35

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

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

  1. Grants.

Grants were awarded as follows

Gorran FC                                                       £100

Gorran & Mevagissey Cubs                            £100

Goran Cricket Club                                          £100

Gorran Haven Memorial Hall                            £100

St Goran Rowing Club                                    £100

Gorran School – PTA                                      £100

Kids Cornwall                                                  £60

St Goran Playingfield Trust                             £100

Gorran Pre-school                                          £100

Gorran Rainbows                                           £100

St Goran PCC – Magazine                              £300

Mevagissey Guide Unit                                   £100

The Old School Rooms                                    £50

Agreed

  1. Parish Problems

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

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

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

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

 The meeting closed at 9.15pm.

MAY 2017

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

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

  1. APOLOGIES

None

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

3. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, PARISH TRANSPORT REPRESENTATIVE AND COMMITTEES

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

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

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

 4. VACANCY IN OFFICE

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

 5. PUBLIC SESSION

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

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

The PC then went into the formal session.

6. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 7TH APRIL 2017

The minutes were Agreed.

7.MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

 7.1 The Slips

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

The Clerk to arrange a site meeting

Agreed

7.2 Gorran Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 7.3 Parish Website

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

 8 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

8.1 Footpaths.

Treveor to Rescassa is overgrown and becoming impassable.

To be reported to the landowner.  Agreed

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

The byway from Tregerrick to Polsue is almost impassable.

To be reported to Highways. Agreed

8.2 Beach.

The Seaweed on the beach to be monitored. Agreed

8.3 General Purposes

Nothing to report.

 8.4 Public Convenience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Clerk to carry out a price comparison survey. Agreed

Charles Wellington has donated £100 Noted

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

 9 CORRESPONDENCE

 9.1 Simon Birch Dance – Performance on the Beach

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

 9.2 Environment Agency – Changes to Bathing Waters Sampling Frequency 2017

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

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

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

9.4 Channel 4 – Village of the Year

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

9.5 Cornwall Council Planning – Pre-Application Community Engagement

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

Newsletters

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

Further Correspondence

Cornwall Council – Planning Induction Training Events

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

 PCSO – Monthly Crime Report

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

 Biffa – Rubbish Collection from the beach

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

The Clerk to request quotes from other service providers. Agreed

 10 PLANNING MATTERS

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

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

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

Non Material Amendment.

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

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

Full Application

One objection on-line.

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

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

Change of Use

Support – Mr White abstained.

Planning Decision – Benhurden

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

The PC agreed to disagree. Agreed

10.1 Cornwall Council Planning decisions

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

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

Approved

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

Decided not to make a TPO

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

Approved

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

Approved

 11. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 PAYMENTS                                                                           RECEIPTS       

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

Cornwall Council Rates Burial   £52.00     Seaview         Tourist Brochure       £60.00

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

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

Mr Spence   Grasscutting         £560.00 Mrs Walsh Toilet donation               £100.00

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

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases £26.24

Gael Force Marine Buoys               £36.58

CALC Annual Subs                         £400.77

Mr Meramveliotakis Reimburse paint £39.60

St Austell Trophies Plaque             £39.50

TOTAL £1,735.86                               TOTAL £13,467.54                                                 

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

Agreed

  1. Accounts: Year Ending 31st March 2017

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

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

Agreed

  1. Parish Insurance Review

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

Agreed

 14. Parish Problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Co-option of Councillor

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

A secret ballot was held.

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

The meeting closed at 9.25pm.

APRIL 2017

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

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

  1. APOLOGIES

Mr Lobb and Mr White

2(a). DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

2(b). GIFT DECLARATIONS

None

2(c) CONSIDERATION OF WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION.

None

  1. PUBLIC SESSION

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

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

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

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

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

The meeting then went into the formal session.

It was Agreed to move planning forward on the Agenda.

  1. PLANNING MATTERS

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

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

Full Application

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

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

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

Tree Preservation Order

Support

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

Proposed extension to garden store

Full Application

Support

 8.1 Cornwall Council planning decisions

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

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

  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 2ND FEBRUARY 2017

The minutes were Agreed

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1 Assets of Community Value

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

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

Agreed

5.2 Gorran Green

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

Ms Lobb declared an interested.

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

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

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

Agreed

5.3 Rattle Street Cobbles – Western Power

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

Noted

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

Agreed

5.4 Treninnick Crossroads Flooding

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

Noted

5.5 Affordable Housing

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

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

Agreed

6 COMMITTEE REPORTS.

6.1 Footpaths.

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

Agreed

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

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

Agreed

 6.2 Beach.

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

County Councillor Mustoe to report to the appropriate department.

Agreed

6.3 General Purposes

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

Noted

 6.4 Public Convenience

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

Noted

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

A thankyou letter to be sent.

Agreed

 7 CORRESPONDENCE

 7.1 Cornwall Council – Code of Conduct Training

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

Noted

7.2 Civic Voice – The Housing White Paper

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

Noted

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

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

Noted

 7.4 Cornwall Council – Road Closure Notice

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

Noted

7.5 Councillor Macolm Harris – Planning Petition

Cornwall Councillor for St Mewan, with the backing of, and at the request of a number of pressure groups and hundreds of members of the public, has launched a petition campaign ‘Demand a ‘Fit-For-Purpose’ Cornwall Planning Policy…’ please see link https://www.change.org/p/cornwall-council-and-the-government-bring-planning-powers-back-to-cornwall-to-fight-speculative-overdevelopment

Noted

7.6 Newsletters

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

Noted

 Further Correspondence

 PCSO – Crime Report

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

Noted

South West Water – Beach Visitor Surveys

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

Noted

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

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

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

Agreed

  1. BILLS FOR PAYMENT & BUDGET REVIEW

 PAYMENTS                                                                                                

Cornwall Council Non Domestic Rates          £51.35

SAPC     Tourist Brochure                           £417.84

Reimburse Mrs Dunne Holly Tree                £199.20

Mr S Spence Grasscutting & Maintenance £664.00

Mrs J Ringrose       Internal Audit                 £50.00

Mrs LCV Pothecary     Clerks salary           £433.29

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Expenses           £59.66

Mrs LCV Pothecary Clerks Purchases          £41.44

Biffa Environmental Bin Emptying chg        £474.24

–                                                  TOTAL £2,391.02                              

RECEIPTS

Quiz Night Toilet Fund                               £700.00

House by the Beach Toilet fund                £200.00

Mrs Phillips   Memorial Plaque                   £80.00

Seaview Toilet Adverts                           £2000.00

Mr Hill Tourist Brochure                             £30.00

Tregarton Campsite Brochure                   £30.00

Mr Dadda Tourist Brochure                       £30.00

HSBC Interest                                             £1.11

Ocean Sports Tourist Brochure                 £30.00

Trelispen Campsite Borchure                    £30.00

                                               TOTAL £3,131.11

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

Agreed

  1. LMP Agreement 2017

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

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

The PC resolved the accept the 2017 LMP grant.

Agreed

  1. Non Domestic Rates 2017/18

Charge for Public Convenience     £1,118.40

Small Business Rate Relief           -£1,118.40

Net                                                  NIL

Charge for Burial Ground               £279.60

4 Direct Debits between April – July inclusive

Agreed

  1. Parish Council Website

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

Agreed

 Parish Problems

 The replacement separation buoys are being sourced.

Noted

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

Agreed

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

Agreed

 And Finally

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

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

The meeting closed at 9.05pm.