Updates from Portreath Parish Council

The coronavirus outbreak has presented us with a unique set of challenges and in these unprecedented times the unfortunate decision to suspend normal council business has been made by Councillors at an extraordinary meeting held today, 23rd March 2020. This plan has been reveiwed at full council meetings and amended on the 4th January 2021 and 4th May 2021  inline with the latest governemt guidance.  A copy of this plan is available to view on the website.

During the meeting on Monday 23rd March 2020 members resolved that Portreath Parish Council would delegate authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman to take any actions necessary with associated expenditure to protect the interests of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus, informed by consultation with the members of the council. This decision was reviewed and reconfirmed on the 7th December 2020 and the 4th May 2021.

All decisions made under the emergency delegated authority will be included on this page of the website.

 

15th November 2021

Under delegated authority in conjunction with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Clerk the decision has been made to give permission to the Environment Agency to carry out ground investigations on council owned land for the flood alleviation project for the Portreath Stream.

23rd August 2021

Under delegated authority in conjunction with the Chairman and Vice Chairman the decision has been made to reinstate the council's Zoom subscription to enable the council to easily business meetings and training sesions. for councillors. 

14th July 2021

Responded to the Planning Application PA21/05928 following a period of consultation with councillors and the public.

Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Portreath Parish Council objects to this proposal. Members feel that this application should be refused due to the detrimental impact of the development upon neighbouring amenities with particular attention to the property to the east of the site known as The Gables. When approval was given for the current building in 2015 this council only supported the proposal with the condition that the building shall be used only as a workshop/office/garage and not used for any other purpose, councillors do not wish to see this condition removed.


Responded to the Planning Application PA21/04998 following a period of consultation with the public and councillors:

Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Members of Portreath Parish Council support this proposal on the condition that the flood risk assessment requested is supplied and found acceptable and that the Highways are satisfied with the proposal.

 

28th June 2021

Responded to the planning consultation PA21/05676 following a period of consultation with the public and councillors: Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Members of Portreath Parish Council object to this proposal. Members do not support the proposed buildings being used for full residential purposes; councillors are concerned that approving these buildings for full residential use would set a precedent for all the holiday dwellings in the area to apply for a change of use to full residential. Members would like to see the restrictions for use maintained to accord with development plan housing policies under which permanent residential accommodation would not normally be permitted on the site and in accordance with the aims and intentions paragraphs 28 and 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

 

Responded to the planning consultation PA21/05792 following a period of consultation with the public and councillors: Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Members of Portreath Parish Council support this proposal

 

16th June 2021

Respond to the Planning Concultation PA21/04652 following a period of consultation with the public and councillors: Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Members of Portreath Parish Council support this proposal.

Respond to the Planning Consultation PA21/04814 following a period of consultation with the public and councillors: Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Members of Portreath Parish Council support this proposal.

 

 

8th June 2021

Under the scheme of emergency delegation in conjunction with the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman the following responses were formulated after a period of consultation with the public and councillors to planning application PA21/02541 and PA21/04421:

PA21/02541
Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Members of Portreath Parish Council strongly object to this proposal. Councillors felt:

- The access to the proposed site is limited and not suitable for the delivery of caravans, static or touring.

- The site should remain as agricultural land. The incremental development of what is currently green space outside of an existing settlement area should be discouraged.

- Following concerns from neighbours Western Power should be consulted during the planning process.

- The number of caravans proposed for the site should be clarified. The supporting information gives conflicting information on the number of caravans proposed.

- There is a lack of supporting evidence explaining the arrangements for disposing of sewage/septic tanks.

- The location of the proposed is not sustainable. There is no safe pedestrian route to shops or schools and the site of the proposal is not served by public transport.

Councillors also questioned the need for the permanent day rooms and wish to bring to the attention of the planning officer that works have already commenced on this application. Councillors also question the need for another gypsy site in that parish which already has four other private, permanent gypsy sites.

 

PA21/04421
Due to the restrictions placed on the council as a result of the pandemic Coronavirus, this response represents the opinion of members of Portreath Parish Council identified through a consultation process and will be ratified at the next appropriate meeting of the council.

Members of Portreath Parish Council support this proposal.