Meeting 03/18 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Present:          Cllrs Laity, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Clayton & Read Apologies:      Cllrs Hosking, Edmonds and Britten and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:         Reverend Kirsten Norfolk, Mr. David James, Mrs. Price Prayers:          The Reverend Norfolk led the Council in Prayers 035. Public Participation. Mr. David James gave the Council an […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Laity, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Clayton & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllrs Hosking, Edmonds and Britten and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:         Reverend Kirsten Norfolk, Mr. David James, Mrs. Price
  • Prayers:          The Reverend Norfolk led the Council in Prayers

035. Public Participation.

Mr. David James gave the Council an update concerning his objections to Mr. Else’s planning application PA18/00291

Mrs. Price voiced her support for the points made by Mr. James

036. Mayor’s Report. The Deputy Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events that the Mayor had attended since the date of her last report

037 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 23rd January 2018. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, and seconded by Cllr John Nicholas that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

038. Minute 028b. (Allotments). The clerk reported that Mr. Fisher had taken up his allotment. However, the allotment holder of the one behind had called into the office to say that he had moved his fence forward so she couldn’t park. The clerk reported that he hadn’t done anything about this as he thought Mr. Fisher was entitled to use the full extent of his allotment


039. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account  £100.00
  • High Interest Business Account £130,428.27
  • NS & I Account £47,806.41

Petty Cash spent in January £0.00


  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Vaughan Glover (playground reports and work) £245.00
  • Vaughan Glover (two accounts for sundry repairs) £200.00 + £107.00
  • Malcolm Heather (cutting in December) £480.90
  • 1st Office Equipment Ltd (photocopier charges) £61.66
  • Local World Ltd (tendering advert in Cornishman in December) £78.24
  • Stephens Scown (legal fees for work carried out between 12.12.17 and 30.01.18) £452.40
  • Cllr Derek Laity (to reimburse for padlock bought for gate at FF WCs) £13.18
  • Richard Tucker (hedge clearance work at Folly Field) £265.00
  • Jewson Ltd (2 invoices for playground supplies) £60.19 + £68.34

Receipts – None

It was proposed by Cllr Vincent and seconded Cllr Read that the Statement of Accounts be accepted as a true record, and that the invoices be passed for payment, carried unanimously.

040 Planning

Applications for Planning Permission

Before either of the following two planning applications was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all the applications had been determined.

PA18/00291. Application for demolition of house and replace with a new house. Roundfields, Rosehill. Mr. Graham Else. It was proposed by Cllr Laity that the application should be opposed on the grounds that (a) the proposed parking is unsafe as it would not be possible to drive in to the new, prepared, spaces and then turn and leave in forward gear (b) there is no need for such provision as there is already in existence a perfectly adequate, safe entrance, exit and parking within the curtilage of the entire site (c) the design of the new building is not in keeping with the other buildings (d) the curtilage of the main ownership has been divided, which means that what is proposed is an overdevelopment of the plot (e) no public notices have been posted, which means that members of the public haven’t had the chance to see and comment on the application, unless they happened to chance upon it (f) the plans are inadequate in that they don’t show the cantilevered parking bays (g) the existing house should not be demolished as it is historically one of the few remaining original buildings in the area. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously

PA17/11666. Variation of condition 3 on PA17/01421 to lower the south elevation obscure glazing/balustrade from 1500mm to 1400mm. Seacrest, Leys Lane. Mr. C. Menear. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent that this application be opposed on the grounds that (a) the original consent was granted subject to this condition and there was no valid ground to vary it and (b) to allow any variation without good reason makes a mockery of the original decision. This was seconded by Cllr Collins and carried unanimously.

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council. It was noted that the following had been approved:

PA17/10240. Mrs. Michelle Stevens. Marazion Hotel. Listed building consent for internal alterations to reception and guest lounge.

PA17/10891. Mr. C. Chapman. Aviemore Cottage, Feliskirk Lane. Proposed 2 storey extension and associated works with the inclusion of a balcony on the south west elevation

PA17/09828. Mr. Paul Longthorne. Market House Gallery, Market Place. Conversion of gallery extension to form self-contained holiday accommodation and associated works.

PA17/11262. Mr. & Mrs. M. Claygorth-Carr. Primrose Cottage, School Lane. Single storey flat roof extension with terrace on part of roof on rear elevation to replace an existing single storey extension. Installation of French doors at first floor level out onto terrace. Replace existing casement windows with vertical sliding sash windows.

It was noted that the following application for planning permission had been refused by Cornwall Council

PA17/09984. Mr. & Mrs. R. Hunt. Godrev, School Lane. Proposed agricultural building with storage above.

041 Correspondence

Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s January playground inspection reports for Folly Field and Gwallon Lane playgrounds. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved

Consideration of Cornwall Council’s consultation on car parking charges. Details of this having previously been circulated, Councillors felt that if any councillor wish to make a personal response he or she could do so

Request from All Saints Church for use of the Folly Field on 12th August. The Council agreed to this request

Plastic Free Marazion. E-mail dated 13th February from Tamsin Woodhead. The clerk read out the e-mail. The Council expressed itself supportive of the idea in principle but will wait until Mrs. Woodhead has spoken to the Council before tabling any formal motion.

Councillors’ Reports

042. Cllr Vincent reported on the following:

  • He is meeting two of the electrical contractors, to whom the clerk had written for quotes, on 20th February. He said if any other councillor wished to come, they would be welcome. Cllr Read and Trudgen reported on what Messrs Davey and Bull had said about the Folly Field toilet lights
  • The plumber has started work on the replacement of the toilet pans and cisterns in the Square toilets

043. Cllr Reynolds reported on an approach she and her husband had had in connection with an End to End Motorbike ride on 27th As it would use Moors Lane, the organisers wondered whether consent from the Town Council was needed. As Cllr Laity reported this to be a byway, riders were entitled to use it and that no Town Council consent was needed.

044. Cllr Laity reported that he and the clerk were to meet with Mr. Heather of Miller Commercial and would report back to the Council thereafter

045 Clerk’s Report

Approval of terms of reference for the Neighbourhood Plan sub-committee. The proposed terms of reference for the subcommittee having been circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Read, seconded by Cllr Clayton and carried unanimously, that they be approved.

Confidential matters

046. Consideration of Tenders. The tenders were opened and, after discussion, it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen that Mr. Malcolm Heather’s tenders be accepted and that he be appointed for the next three years to carry out the cuttings for which he had tendered. This was seconded by Cllr Read and carried unanimously.

047 East End Garages. Redacted due to the confidential nature of the matter

048. There being no further business the Deputy Mayor closed the meeting at 20.50 hours.

Town Mayor