Meeting 14/17 22nd August 2017

Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Edmonds, Nicholas, Clayton, Collins, Mrs. Hosking, Britten and Vincent Apologies: Cllrs Read, Trudgen & Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors: Mr. & Mrs. Stoten, Mr. & Mrs. Kerr, Ms Hayes and Dr. M. Brown Public Speaking. 229. Dr. Brown made a presentation to the Council in his opposition to […]
  • Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Edmonds, Nicholas, Clayton, Collins, Mrs. Hosking, Britten and Vincent
  • Apologies: Cllrs Read, Trudgen & Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors: Mr. & Mrs. Stoten, Mr. & Mrs. Kerr, Ms Hayes and Dr. M. Brown

Public Speaking.

229. Dr. Brown made a presentation to the Council in his opposition to planning application PA17/06654. Mrs. Kerr also spoke against this application.

Mr. Stoten addressed the Council, giving his views in support of the application, as did Mrs. Stoten.

Cllr Clayton then explained that the siting of the building was not along the building line, which shouldn’t happen in a Conservation Area.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th July 2017

230. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Edmonds and seconded Cllr Laity that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes

231. Minute 178. (Benches for Gwallon Lane playground). The clerk having advised the meeting that the Playing Field Association had sanctioned the siting of two picnic benches outside the playground, but on terms that all the cost (both of acquiring and maintaining) be borne by the Council, and after discussion it was agreed that Cllrs Vincent and Edmonds would look into finding builders to quote for, and providing a specification for, the two concrete plinths on which it would be necessary to site the two benches.

It was also proposed by Cllr Laity, seconded by Cllr Britten, that two picnic benches be purchased from Timberland, those benches being the same as those recently bought for the Folly Field playground. Carried unanimously

232. Minute 223d. (Skatepark). Cllr Britten briefed the Council on what he was doing, and that he was still investigating costings and sizes. He advised that it may not be possible to have one in view of its size and the cost, but the Council agreed he could continue his investigations. Cllr Edmonds also enquired how it would affect the Council’s insurance. The clerk could not answer this, but felt that, whilst it might increase the annual premium, he did not think the amount would be massive. The clerk said he was more concerned about any maintenance regime.

233. Minute 212. Cllr Laity reported that he and Cllr Hosking had met the CEO of St. Aubyn Estates.

234. Minute 214. Cllr Laity reported that toilet surveys had been done, but if any other councillor had any free time they could volunteer.

235. Minutes 208 and 217. (Witch Ball at Lyndhurst). Cllr Laity enquired if there had been any response to the letter sent to the owners of Lyndhurst about the replacement of the Witch Ball on the roof. The clerk reported that they had responded and were investigating.

Councillors Reports:

236. Cllr Vincent reported:

  • With regard to the allotments, he has visited 18 Island Field. He couldn’t gain access as it was very overgrown and he will speak to the tenant.
  • He had asked Treewise to e-mail a quote for various works in the Memorial Garden. The clerk confirmed this had yet to be received.

237. Cllr. Laity reported that the new Memorial Garden wall, just built by Richard Laity has weeds growing that need spraying. The clerk cautioned against doing anything as the wall may not be the Council’s. It may be a party wall. The clerk was asked to investigate and report back.


238. Applications for planning permission

a. PA17/06654. Replacement of derelict cottage with new dwelling and separate garage. Derelict Cottage on land adjacent to Rose Cottage, North Street. Ms Sally Cattran. Before this was discussed, Cllr Hosking declared an interest and left the room, not returning until after it had been decided. After discussion, and after the letters received from residents prior to the meeting having been circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Britten that the application be opposed because (a) it was out of keeping with the area generally and with the Marazion Conservation Area (b) North Street is an important, historic, street of Marazion making it even more important that it should be in keeping (c) the building was well behind the Building Line. This was seconded by Cllr Edmonds and carried unanimously

b. PA17/06625. Improvements to landing stage including increase to height (amendment to planning permission PA16/10624). The Gwelva Landing Stage, Market Place. Mr. Ramon van de Velde, The National Trust. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Vincent, that the application be supported. Carried unanimously.

c. PA17/07400. Proposed garden room extension, reduction of first floor extensions as approved under PA15/00430, and formation of new dormer, roof lights and internal remodelling works. Bramble Cottage, Back Lane. Ms. T. Harcourt. It was proposed by Cllr Laity, second by Cllr Hosking, that the application be supported, carried unanimously.

d. Any others received by the time of the meeting on 22nd August 2017

e. PA17/07716. Non-material amendment (NMA1) to plots 1 – 3, covered porch ways, roof lights, amendments to window location(s) (grey), rear boundary constructed of timber post and rail fencing in respect of decision notice PA12/06182 – construction of 6 dwellings and associated works. Land adjoining Gwallon Lane. Mr. S. Allen. Prior to this application being discussed Cllr Collins declared an interest and left the room, not returning until after it had been decided. It was proposed by Cllr Edmonds, seconded by Cllr Vincent, that the application be supported. Carried unanimously.

It was noted that the following planning permissions had been granted:

a. PA17/04107. Mrs. Stephanie Stevens. Treva, Beacon Road. Listed Building Consent application to replace roof, fix existing lead lined parapet, remove rear over-hanging extension, replace windows and repair the damaged keystone above window.

b. PA17/04964. Mr. & Mrs. M. Chapman. Land NE of 3 Turnpike Road. Proposed change of use of the existing timber building into a dwelling

c. PA17/05708. Dr. Adam Price. Dysons Wood Rosehill. T1 Monterey Pine. Fell due to poor shape; integrity of bank into which it is rooted and very low amenity contribution. Proposed dwelling at the location may require significant ground works in the driveway close to the root system. (Decision: Decided not to make a TPO (TCA apps)

d. PA17/05534. Mrs. Julia Ann Cunningham. 17 St. Levan Close. External lifting platform to rear of the property.

And that no notification of any planning applications being refused had been received

And it was noted that the following planning application had been withdrawn:

PA17/06509. Mr. & Mrs. R. Hunt. Godrev, School Lane. Proposed double garage with workshop over (amended design)


239. The clerk reported that the following had been received:-

(a) E-mail from Mr. Andrew Davey dated 31st July 2017. This was noted

(b) Boundary Review. The clerk was asked to request Cllr Sue Nicholas CC to mention this at the next meeting

(c) Folly Field Playground. HAGS-SMP Ltd quotation for remedial works. There being a general dissatisfaction with the situation, Cllr Vincent suggested that a local company be asked to quote for remedying the defects and if impossible, to replace. Cllr Laity said he would discuss the matter with Mr. Glover on the following day as they would be meeting to deal with the “no smoking” signage.

(d) Folly Field playground. Mr. Glover’s quotation for remedial work to chain ladder. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Edmonds, that Mr. Glover’s quote be accepted and that he be asked to carry out the work. Carried unanimously

(e) Gwallon Lane Playground. South West Play’s quote for remedial works. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent, seconded by Cllr Nicholas that their quote be accepted and that they be asked to do the work. Carried unanimously

(f) Letter from Derek Thomas MP re. use of Folly Field on Friday 5th October. It was agreed that Mr. Thomas MP could use the Folly Field as requested, provided that St. Aubyn Estate was in agreement

(g) Letter from Summerhouse Gallery re. parking issues. This was noted

Clerks Report

240. The clerk reported on the following.

(a) Neighbourhood Plan. The clerk advised that he had circulated Mr. James Hardy’s resume of the public meetings earlier in the year. He had asked Mr. Hardy for a breakdown of the age ranges, and numbers, of people who had attended the meetings but, as yet, had received no reply. The clerk felt that, probably, a questionnaire might be the next move but it was agreed to defer this to the next meeting, when the Council would have the benefit of Cornwall Cllr Sue Nicholas’ advice.

(b) Minute paper. The clerk having previously briefed the Council on this, it was proposed by Cllr Edmonds that the Council keeps its Minutes on ordinary A4 paper in ring binders, instead of paying for expensive Minute paper and Binders. This was seconded by Cllr Hosking. Before a vote was taken Cllr Britten proposed that the Council kept to the existing method of recording the Minutes. Cllr Britten’s proposal was seconded by Cllr Collins and on a vote, this proposal failed with 2 votes in favour and 6 against. Cllr Edmonds’ proposal was put to the vote and was carried by 6 votes in favour with 2 against

Financial and Confidential matters

241. Receive Profit and Loss account, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Prior Year Report and Budget Variance report for July 2017. These having been previously circulated were noted.

242. Allocation of Council “portfolios”. It was decided to defer consideration of these until the next meeting. It was agreed that:

  • Auditing would be undertaken by Cllrs Britten and Edmonds
  • Footpaths, the cemetery and other open spaces would be the responsibility of Cllrs Vincent, Reynolds and Hosking
  • Playgrounds would come under the supervision of Cllrs Nicholas, Collins, Clayton and Read
  • Bus shelters would be looked after by Cllrs Britten and Nicholas
  • Emergency Plan. This should be investigated with advice from Sue Nicholas CC

243. Receipts and Payments


  • Mr. R. M. Jelbert (Mrs. M. R. Jelbert’s headstone) £ 135.00
  • Toilet Donations Boxes (cash donated to 27th July 2017) £ 268.00
  • Toilet Donations Boxes (cash donated to 18th August 2017) £ 216.00
  • HMRC (VAT repayment) £3,496.86
  • Cllr Nicholas (Garage rent) £ 50.00
  • Mrs. V. Matthews (headstone for the late Mr. Terry Matthews) £ 135.00

Payments. Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule


  • Dulux Decorator Centre (paint for bollards) £ 24.58
  • Vaughan Glover (playground inspections and work) £244.00
  • Vaughan Glover (playground further works) £ 80.00
  • Mr. Lee Dixon (refund of rent on Hardstanding 4 28.07 to 30.09) £ 53.00
  • Richard Tucker (gardening works) £ 100.00
  • Cllr Derek Laity (to refund stationery for toilet survey) £ 4.98
  • Long Rock Memorials (safety repairs to cemetery headstones) £ 144.00
  • South West Water Ltd (Folly Field toilets 29.06.17 to 31.07.17) £1,110.24
  • Jewson Ltd. (padlock and hasp for FF toilet donations boxes) £ 35.10
  • Eden Flooring & Interiors (repairs to flooring in the FF Gents’ WCs) £ 285.60
  • Cllr John Nicholas (to reimburse pump bought for FF toilets) £ 102.99
  • EDF (Sundry electricity Direct Debits) £ 164.00\
  • British Gas (Folly Field electricity by Direct Debit) £ 88.29

It was proposed Cllr Hosking and seconded Cllr Vincent that the payments be paid, carried unanimously.

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

Town Mayor