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Gerrans Parish Council Minutes – January 2019

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

Present:

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.

 

011901

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Will Gill

011902

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

– None

011903

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

– JG spoke briefly about Cornwall Council’s current governance review concerning ward boundaries.

011904

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.

011905

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.

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

The clerk reported there was no correspondence which would not be addressed in other items on the agenda.

011907

PLANNING MATTERS

(a) APPLICATIONS

The PC had received 2 new applications. These are outlined below and comments are noted in the Planning Register.

 

Application Description PC decision
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.

(b) DECISIONS

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

011908

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.

011909

LOCALISM

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.

011910

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.

011911

COMMUNICATIONS

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.

011912

FINANCIAL MATTERS

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.

BANK RECONCILIATION

The reconciled bank balance as at 25th December was £55,338.63.

011913

OTHER PARISH MATTERS

  1. Any urgent business

– None

  1. 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

  1. 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

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