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Altarnun Parish Council October 2021 Meeting Report

Chair Craig Dowler had a busy evening at the October parish council meeting in gaining agreement for members comments on planning applications. Six applications were on the table of varying nature.

First up for discussion was the reserved matters for the long awaited development at Gratton Field Five Lanes which is promised to deliver six affordable residential dwellings as well as six open market units under planning reference PA 21/07904. Councillors agreed that the site layout, design, and quality of the scheme warranted their unanimous support.

Mr D Smith entered an application, PA21/08406, which councillors again supported, for an extension to Dyllan Cottage at Higher Treween, which appears to be much needed and of good quality and design.

Mr Simon Gillbard was once again keeping the council on their toes with further proposed improvements to Tor View Farm. Following his prior applications, this one is to make improvements to the yard by installing a roof between two existing barns. The design and access statement which accompanied it, explained that it should be in conspicuous to other properties and apart from the planned efficiencies of its installation the weather proofing benefits will reduce contamination of surface water runoff. Councillors once again made comment in support

Support was also given to an application to bring a breach of residential use to order. Mr M Hoskin applied for a certificate of lawful existing use of Polglaze, East of Tradaule, which is encumbered with an agricultural tie. The current occupant has no connection with agriculture for a period in excess of 10 years and the request is that this tie is lifted.

Councillors ratified a comment for planning application reference PA21/07992 submitted to Cornwall Council following a consultation process outside of the meeting due to time constraints imposed by the planning authority for a response before the October meeting. This was for the support of a change of use of a live/work unit at Higher Tregirls Farm into full residential use, submitted by Mr & Mrs Burridge.

Lastly, was an interesting resubmission, under reference PA21/08372, of an application which the parish council supported a few months ago but was subsequently refused by the planners. Steve Templeton & Claire Walker want to convert an outbuilding on the curtilage of their property at Trekennick House for residential use. Whilst councillors were pleased to give their support once again, the final decision will rest with the local planning authority.

Generally the meeting was well attended, and councillors welcomed Christina Harrison, head teacher of Altarnun Primary School who spoke in the public session seeking support for traffic safety and traffic calming measures outside the school.

Also in the public session, Dan Wendon was pleased to put the meeting in good sprits when announcing that central government funding has been approved and confirmed by Openreach for the superfast broadband scheme for the Trewint area. Now the scheme is reliant upon subscribers taking up the offer in due course. This followed Mr Jackson of Jamaica Inn addressing the meeting in relation to a planning application that is still in course of determination by the planners which came before Altarnun Parish Council at the start of June this year.

A mixed bag of news was reported by Cornwall Councillor Adrian Parsons, in that the good Altarnun Parish Council October 2021 Meeting Report

Chair Craig Dowler had a busy evening at the October parish council meeting in gaining agreement for members comments on planning applications. Six applications were on the table of varying nature.

First up for discussion was the reserved matters for the long awaited development at Gratton Field Five Lanes which is promised to deliver six affordable residential dwellings as well as six open market units under planning reference PA 21/07904. Councillors agreed that the site layout, design, and quality of the scheme warranted their unanimous support.

Mr D Smith entered an application, PA21/08406, which councillors again supported, for an extension to Dyllan Cottage at Higher Treween, which appears to be much needed and of good quality and design.

Mr Simon Gillbard was once again keeping the council on their toes with further proposed improvements to Tor View Farm. Following his prior applications, this one is to make improvements to the yard by installing a roof between two existing barns. The design and access statement which accompanied it, explained that it should be in conspicuous to other properties and apart from the planned efficiencies of its installation the weather proofing benefits will reduce contamination of surface water runoff. Councillors once again made comment in support

Support was also given to an application to bring a breach of residential use to order. Mr M Hoskin applied for a certificate of lawful existing use of Polglaze, East of Tradaule, which is encumbered with an agricultural tie. The current occupant has no connection with agriculture for a period in excess of 10 years and the request is that this tie is lifted.

Councillors ratified a comment for planning application reference PA21/07992 submitted to Cornwall Council following a consultation process outside of the meeting due to time constraints imposed by the planning authority for a response before the October meeting. This was for the support of a change of use of a live/work unit at Higher Tregirls Farm into full residential use, submitted by Mr & Mrs Burridge.

Lastly, was an interesting resubmission, under reference PA21/08372, of an application which the parish council supported a few months ago but was subsequently refused by the planners. Steve Templeton & Claire Walker want to convert an outbuilding on the curtilage of their property at Trekennick House for residential use. Whilst councillors were pleased to give their support once again, the final decision will rest with the local planning authority.

Generally the meeting was well attended, and councillors welcomed Christina Harrison, head teacher of Altarnun Primary School who spoke in the public session seeking support for traffic safety and traffic calming measures outside the school.

Also in the public session, Dan Wendon was pleased to put the meeting in good sprits when announcing that central government funding has been approved and confirmed by Openreach for the superfast broadband scheme for the Trewint area. Now the scheme is reliant upon subscribers taking up the offer in due course. This followed Mr Jackson of Jamaica Inn addressing the meeting in relation to a planning application that is still in course of determination by the planners, which came before Altarnun Parish Council at the start of June this year.

A mixed bag of news was reported by Cornwall Councillor Adrian Parsons, in that the good news is that Launceston minor injuries unit has reopened as promised but the leisure centre is now very much under threat of permanent closure, and he asked for the public to rally support for its retention if this is a facility dear to their heart.

The next parish council meeting will be held on 3rd November 2021 in the village hall, starting at 7.30pm and all are welcome – please attend – you may well enjoy the proceedings!

In the meantime please remember the clerk may be contacted on 07841780397 or by email at clerkaltarnunpc@gmail.com.

news is that Launceston minor injuries unit has reopened as promised but the leisure centre is now very much under threat of permanent closure, and he asked for the public to rally support for its retention if this is a facility dear to their heart.

The next parish council meeting will be held on 3rd November 2021 in the village hall, starting at 7.30pm and all are welcome – please attend – you may well enjoy the proceedings!

In the meantime please remember the clerk may be contacted on 07841780397 or by email at clerkaltarnunpc@gmail.com.