Planning Applications Received - PC's response

Published: 24 April 2020

PA20/02773 - Land North West of 7 Tregrehan Mills: Application for Permission in Principle for proposed development of a single dwelling
http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=Q7ZGDYFG1ST00&activeTab=summary

The Parish Council strongly objects to yet another application to build on this site for the following reasons:

1 Historical Evidence

The Tregrehan valley has been worked for tin by streaming by the river, by adit and shaft mining and for china clay extraction so the area has a history of mining. Wheal Joney shaft is shown on the site plan. A Dame School was located to the north of Brookside - this closed c1884 when Boscoppa Board School was opened in School Lane, Tregrehan. The stone wall shown in the photograph could be from this Dame School, Wheal Joney or other historical mineral extraction. The parish council contests the assertion contained within the Planning Statement that the existence of these structures defines the site as previously developed land – this land has been in agricultural use for over 100 years.

2. Increased flood risk

A number of properties in Tregrehan have historically suffered from flooding and the addition of this development could exacerbate the situation. The emerging Carlyon Neighbourhood Plan consistently refers to the need to “prevent any activity which could increase flooding risk.” It is noted that there are a considerable number of objections from neighbours who have first-hand knowledge of previous incidents of flooding and the parish council shares these very real concerns.

3. Conclusion

The officer’s report relating to PA18/02594/PREAPP concluded that he did not support that particular proposal and Carlyon Parish Council therefore urges the planning officer to refuse this application.

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

 

PA20/02922 - Crinnis Woods, Beach Road: Works to 2 x Pines and 1 x Oak within grass verge adjacent to Crinnis Wood overhanging Beach Road (to remove deadwood) http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=Q85VICFG1UR00&activeTab=summary

Provided the Tree Officer is content, the parish council has no objections to the proposed tree works.

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