Gerrans Parish Council
MINUTES of the Meeting of Gerrans Parish Council
held on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall Annexe
NEXT MEETING – Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall Annexe
Cllrs Charlotte Taffinder (CT- Chairman), Richard Cochrane (RC), Ralph German (RG), Helen Hastings (HH), James Hetherington (JH), Rick Iddison (RI), Nev Meek (NM), Val Neal (VN), Mary Watson (MN); Steve Skull (Clerk), CC Julian German (JG).
5 members of the public attended.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Will Gill
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
– JG spoke briefly about Cornwall Council’s current governance review concerning ward boundaries.
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS
The Council unanimously accepted the draft minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 4th December 2018 as being a true record, subject to the correction of some typographical errors. CT signed the corrected minutes.
REVIEW OF MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING – MATTERS ARISING
The clerk reported that he had ordered two additional road salt bins and a one ton dumpy bag of salt and was expecting delivery imminently. However he had not as yet completed his enquiries into the provision of a dog bin in the cricket field. He said he would report back on this at the next meeting.
The clerk reported there was no correspondence which would not be addressed in other items on the agenda.
The PC had received 2 new applications. These are outlined below and comments are noted in the Planning Register.
|PA18/11214||2, Treluggan Cottages. Removal of mobile home and erection of a replacement dwelling, a detached garage and installation of a sewage treatment plant.||Majority object: 6 object, 3 abstain.
Contrary to RNDP policies HO8 and CV!
|PA18/11787||4, Gerrans Hill. NMA to application PA17/10892 in respect of a change to the roof design||Majority support:
8 in favour, I object.
|Application||GPC comment||CC Decision|
|PA18/09888 – 3, Parc An Dillon||Support||Approved|
|PA18/10692 – Higher Tregassa||Support||Approved|
|PA18/05368 – 2, The Quay||Object||Refused|
Members passed a vote of thanks to JH and JG for attending the Planning Committee meeting to speak in objection to PA18/05368, and also to Kate Greet, who attended in a personal capacity.
A discussion followed about how a planning officer could have been minded to approve this application, which was unanimously refused at Committee. It was decided that JG would investigate the possibility of setting up regular liaison meetings between the Roseland parishes and the Planning Department to improve communication.
(c) ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
– Nothing to report
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
RC and RG reported on their attendance at a recent planning conference. RC said he would forward slides of a presentation on sustainable planning.
The potential provision of seating on Gerrans Green was again discussed. It was agreed that RG and RI would research the likely cost and sourcing of some Cornish granite seating. The clerk was asked to put the matter on February’s agenda. Action clerk.
ST ANTHONY FOOTPATHS AND PUBLIC ACCESS LAND
JG reported he had scheduled a site meeting with Penny Hodgson, a footpaths officer at Cornwall Council, to discuss the matter of maintenance in this area. NM and HH also volunteered to attend.
Members considered the idea proposed by NM that some Cornish language could be introduced in the PC’s publications, such as minutes and agendas. The proposal was received positively in principle, and the possibility of producing a new logo was also discussed. The clerk was asked to put this on February’s agenda. Action clerk.
ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
The clerk reported that all payments submitted for approval were materially within budget, or within forecast and agreed contingency levels where actual figures were unknown at the time of setting the budget.
It was resolved that the outstanding invoices totalling £3,490.08 (including VAT of £145.75) be paid. A schedule of all the payments is available from the clerk.
The reconciled bank balance as at 25th December was £55,338.63.
OTHER PARISH MATTERS
- Any urgent business
- Matters to be included on the next agenda (not heretofore minuted)
– Approval of 2019-2020 budget
– Co-option of new member
– Helicopter landing site application (St Mawes)
– Environment action group
- Minor items for report
– MW reported three street lights out of action. The clerk said he was aware of two of them but would now report the third. Action clerk
– VN reported a partial collapse of the wall at New Road car park on the National Trust side. The clerk said he would investigate. Action clerk.
– A vote of appreciation and congratulation for all those involved with the Christmas lights and New Year fireworks was passed unanimously.
– A vote of thanks to the Portscatho Regatta Committee for their generous donation of £300 towards the proposed improvements at Gerrans children’s playground was also passed unanimously.
The meeting closed at 8.47 pm