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Mevagissey Parish Council (Planning) Minutes – February 2021


Minutes of the Parish Council Planning Meeting held as a virtual meeting

On Friday 19 February 2021 at 7pm

Present                   Cllrs. M Roberts (Chairman), J Gann, L Hereward, C Leiser, J Morgan, H Nathan, J Whatty.

In Attendance      Cllr. J Mustoe (Ward Member), Peter Bowker (Chartered Architect), P Howson (Clerk to the Council),

2 members of the public.


  1. Apologies for absence had been received from Cllrs. Facey and Williams.
  1. There were no declarations of interest or gifts.
  1. No members of the public wished to address the Council.
  1. Planning applications.

4a.          PA21/00198 : Replacement of sewage treatment plant.  Heligan Mill Access To Cheesewarne Farm Mevagissey        PL26 6SA

Proposed by Cllr. Morgan, Seconded by Cllr. Gann that the Council has no objection subject to the satisfaction of the                 Tree Officer and the Woodland Trust.                                                                                                                             Carried.

4b           PA21/00467 : Breaking through a blocked up opening to install sliding sash window and amending french door to bifold door.  Tea On The Quay West Wharf Mevagissey PL26 6UJ

Proposed by Cllr. Hereward, Seconded by Cllr. Nathan that the Council has no objection to the proposals.   Carried.

4c.           PA20/11422 : Certificate of lawfulness for the continued existing use for the subdivision of Gwel-An-Nans into two residential properties (Gwel-An-Nans and Fennville).  Fennville Valley Park Lane Mevagissey St Austell PL26 6RS

Proposed by Cllr. Gann, Seconded by Cllr. Nathan that the Council wishes to ensure that the LPA is aware that          Gwel-An-Nans is currently on the market with the information that it was ‘a very successful holiday let cottage for many years that had been taking bookings of between 45-49 weeks per year’.                                                             Carried.

  1. MMO Applications

5a.          MLA/2020/00585 : Consultation on Marine Licence Application Received to Deposit and Remove Pre-seeded                 Seaweed Ropes Within an Active Licensed Aquaculture Site In St Austell Bay (also PA21/00981).

Proposed by Cllr. Whatty, Seconded by Cllr. Gann that the Council has no objection on condition that the ropes are                 maintained to a better standard than the mussel farm has been previously.                                                             Carried.

  1. To receive an update on planning enforcement cases.

6a.          Landscaping at properties on School Hill.   No update.

6b.          A letter has been sent to the LPA asking for clarification of the legal status of NDP Policy EG4 in the light of its                 decision on the Portmellon Paddock.

  1. Planning decisions (for information):

PA20/09022 : Proposed works to divide dwelling into two dwellings.  Cosy Nook, Valley Road.    APPROVED

PA20/10694 : Extensions.  Dervaig, 19 Higher Well Park.                                                                         APPROVED

PA20/04346 : Demolition and construction of new dwelling.  15 Polkirt Hill.                                        REFUSED

PA20/00869 : Listed building consent for various works.  11 Tregoney Hill                                          APPROVED

PA20/09796 : Refurbishment and conversion of existing flats.  Pentillie House, School Hill.             APPROVED

PA20/11034 : Listed Building Consent to add ties and diagonal brackets to previously approved roof. Also to substitute the approved close mitred slated hips with lead roll due to the roof slopes varying in pitch and missing close mitred slates.  Cheesewarne Farmhouse.                                                                                        APPROVED

  1. Other planning matters.

8a.          Update on 15 Polkirt Hill.  Cllr. Gann presented sketches produced by Peter Bowker showing how the property could be renovated without complete demolition, together with a draft construction programme with road closures kept to a minimum.  Peter Bowker was invited to address the Council and said that, should the applicant decide to take up his suggestions, it was important that the construction programme should form part of any future planning application and that the appointed contractor should commit to it.

Proposed by Cllr. Gann, Seconded by Cllr. Nathan that either of Mr Bowker’s suggested schemes would have the support in principle of the Council should they proceed to a full application.                                                        Carried.

The Chairman was sure that they would also be acceptable to the village as a whole.

Cllr. Gann continues to be available for liaison with the applicant, with the support of Cllrs. Nathan and Whatty.

  1. The meeting ended at 7.55pm.

Date of next planning meeting: 19 March 2021 (virtual meeting unless advised otherwise).


Signed ……………………………………………………………………………..                 Dated ………………………………

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