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					                            LISKEARD TOWN COUNCIL

AT A MEETING of the TOWN COUNCIL held in the Council Chamber on Tuesday
17 November 2009 at 7.30 pm there were present:


          The Worshipful the Mayor – Councillor Tony Powell – in the Chair

                    The Deputy Mayor – Councillor Steve Barrett


Councillors Chris Ferguson, Bruce Hawken, Roger Holmes, Elanor Hoskin, Anne
Kennedy Truscott, Nick Mallard, Anna Peachey, Anne Purdon, and Christina Whitty.

Members of the Public – 12 Residents from Trevillis Park

Cornish Times Representative – Rhianna Morton

Town Clerk – Mrs B N Furse                           Minute Clerk – Ms H Wasilewski


Prior to the Meeting the Mayor invited Mr Steele-Tyson from Trevillis Park to speak.

Mr Steele-Tyson read a statement on behalf of the Trevillis Park residents who
objected to application 09/01630/OUT which had been resubmitted for 10 affordable
homes on the site adjacent to Trevillis Park.

The statement and reasons for objection were similar to those given at the Planning
Meeting held on the 3 November 2009 which were:

   •   They considered that the application was similar to the former one except for
       additional parking.
   •   They did not consider that the application was sustainable and close enough
       to amenities as it was a very long inclined walk into town and almost everyone
       drives.
   •   It would increase the burden of cars onto the Parade.
   •   Most of new development was to the North and West of the Town where the
       Schools and Health facilities were located.
   •   There was only a single access road onto the site from Trevillis with no
       pavement provided for pedestrians.
   •   It would have a large impact on Trevillis Park, which was already congested
       with cars parking outside their properties and this would also occur on the new
       development as residents parking was too far away from the properties.

The conclusion was, that the residents were not against affordable housing schemes,
however they considered that they should be on a level site within the hub of the
Town and have sustainable access.

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365/09       APOLOGIES

Apologies were received from Councillors Mike George, Lori Reid, Sandra Preston
and Pam Whittaker.

366/09       DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No Members declared an interest either Personal or Prejudicial.

367/09       MAYOR’S REMARKS

The Mayor reported that he had attended the Open Day at the Job Centre which had
proved to be a very interesting event with many firms from outside the area taking
part and a large number of job seekers visiting.

He had also attended the 1st Liskeard and Looe Area Awards, the Saltash Civic
Service and the Prime Stock show which had been another wonderful event. He had
an interesting and productive meeting with the Chamber of Commerce and had been
pleased to see that both the field of Remembrance and the Remembrance Day
service had been so well supported by the Town.

368/09       MINUTES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held in the Council
Chamber on Tuesday 20 October 2009 be adopted and signed by the Mayor as a
true record of proceedings, subject to three minor amendments.

369/09       MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

Thorn Park (Minute 286/09 (3))

Councillor Ferguson stated that he was disappointed to report that there had been
further damage to the slides at the Park. He asked that this matter be raised at the
Police Meeting to be held on the following Thursday.

370/09       APPROVAL OF MUSEUM DOCUMENTS

Having received the revised copies of the Forward Plan and Acquisition and Disposal
Policy for the Museum, Councillor Holmes proposed, Councillor Kennedy Truscott
seconded and it was RESOLVED that the Policies be adopted, subject to one minor
amendment.

371/09       VISIT BRITAIN

The Town Clerk stated this matter referred to the Destination Management System
(DMS) and not Visit Britain.

Councillor Holmes stated that the Town Council needed to show that it was positive
about promoting the Town and the area.
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Following discussion Councillor Holmes proposed, Councillor Ferguson seconded
and it was RESOLVED that provided that there was no charge to the Council for the
DMS system the TIC should adopt the database of local accommodation.

372/09       COMMITTEE REPORTS

a)    PLANNING COMMITTEE

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held in the Council Chamber on
Tuesday 20 October 2009 be adopted.

b)    FINANCE COMMITTEE

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held in the Council Chamber on
Tuesday 27 October 2009 be adopted.

c)    MUSEUM MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held in the Council Chamber on
Monday 2 November 2009 be adopted.

d)    PLANNING MEETING

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held in the Council Chamber on
Tuesday 3 November 2009 be adopted.

e)    LOCAL AMENITIES MEETING

Youth Day (Minute 338/09 (2))

Councillor Ferguson apologised for his outburst at the meeting and stated that he
and the Mayor had spoken since and there had been a misunderstanding on his part.
The Mayor had agreed that the matter could be further discussed under Part II.

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held in the Council Chamber on
Tuesday 3 November 2009 be adopted.

f)    PROPERTY MEETING

Pipewell (Minute 345/09 (3))

The Deputy Mayor stated that he had been approached by a specialist in building
cleaning who had offered to clean the Pipewell free of charge, it was agreed this
matter be referred to the Property Committee for discussion.

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held in the Council Chamber on
Tuesday 10 November 2009 be adopted, subject to one minor amendment.

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373/09       OTHER REPORTS

1.    Town Forum

Members received and noted the Minutes of the TOWN FORUM MEETING held in
the Council Chamber at Luxstowe House on Wednesday 21 October 2009.

2.    Councillor Hawken’s Report on the First Great Western Meeting

Having received copies of Councillor Hawken’s report, Councillor Hawken stated that
the Town Council needed to decide where it stood on the issue and whilst First Great
Western had listened to the comments and concerns he did not believe that they
were likely to reduce their parking charges.

Members discussed various highways and parking issues within the Town. The
Mayor stated that at the recent Chamber of Commerce meeting he had attended,
there had been concerns over the parking in the Town and he had asked them to
illustrate on a map the type of improvements they would like to see. They should be
prompted to return this to the Town Council as soon as possible.

Councillor Mallard stated that a copy of the 1999 Local Transport Plan should be
looked at as this included a survey on Liskeard. Councillor Hawken had also
suggested that Highways be asked to carry out an up to date survey on the whole of
the Town.

It was RESOLVED that a working party be formed to draw up proposals to be taken
forward with Councillor’s concerns.

374/09       CC PLANS AND DECISIONS as per Addendum No 1 were noted as
attached.

375/09       ACCOUNTS

Councillor Holmes declared an interest in cheque 9825 and took no part in the
discussion or decision reached in respect of this item.

It was RESOLVED that payment of the Accounts as per Addendum No 2 having
been circulated, be endorsed.

376/09       CORRESPONDENCE

1.    Cornwall Council - Standards Committee

Members stated that if Councillor Ferguson wished to apply to be on the Standards
Committee they would support him.

2.    NALC - Consultation of Freedom to Lead

Councillor Ferguson raised his concerns on the short period of time given to reply on
this consultation by 25 November 2009.

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3.    Cornwall Council - Bollards

In reply to the Mayor, Councillor Mallard stated that he was happy to draft a reply to
Cornwall Council stating that the Town Council had previously agreed the
appearance of bollards with Cornwall County Council and believed this would still
stand.

377/09       STANDING ORDERS

Councillor Ferguson proposed and Councillor Mallard seconded and it was
RESOLVED that Standing Orders be suspended.

378/09       PART II

Youth Day Misunderstanding

379/09              STANDING ORDERS

It was RESOLVED that Standing Orders be reinstated and that the discussions of the
Meeting in Committee (Part II) be adopted.

There being no further business, the Mayor declared the meeting closed.




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