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Launcells Parish Council

Agenda May 2024

Clerk: Mrs J Gray

Notice is given that the meeting of the Parish Council will be held in Launcells Parish Hall on Monday 13th May 2024 at 7.30 pm, following the Annual Parish Meeting, for the purpose of considering and resolving the following business.

J Gray
Clerk to the Council.
7th May 2024

Press and Public are invited to attend. Meetings are held in a public forum and could be filmed or recorded by broadcasters, the media, or members of the public (see note *below)


  1. Election of Chairman & Chairman’s Declaration.
  2. Election of Vice-Chairman.
  3. Record and Approve Apologies.
  4. Confirm Minutes from previous meeting and ratify all decisions taken therein.
  5. Declarations.
    To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) and any Declarations of Non-registered Interest (NRI) from members concerning items on the agenda.
  6. Dispensations.
    1. To note approved Dispensationsrelevant to items on the Agenda.
    2. To discuss and determine any new Dispensations received.
  7. Matters Arising – for report only.
  8. Public Participation. (3 mins per item per person)
    To receive statements, questions and answers from the public on an agenda item.
  9. Report from Cornwall Councillor Chopak.
  10. Correspondence:
    1. Town and Parish Council Bulletin.
    2. Chief Executive’s Bulletins.
    3. Planning News for Local Councils.
    4. Keeping Cornwall Updated.
    5. CALC Biodiversity Net Gain Presentation Invite.
    6. CALC: Out & About Open Surgery Invite.
    7. The Rural Bulletin.
    8. Town & Parish Council Newsletter.
    9. Affordable Housing Newsletter.
  11. Planning.
    1. Decision Notices/Updates:
      1. PA24/00691 | Use of land as domestic garden, single storey extension and garage, along with poly-tunnel and ground mounted solar array with variation of condition 2 of decision PA23/05145 dated 20/09/2023 | Summerleaze Bridgerule Holsworthy Cornwall EX22 7HB.
      2. PA24/01856 | To add a 3rd overhead conductor on existing network for a total span length of 2070 metres on the GC wood pole line from Burmsdon to Moreton Lane. | Redenen House Moreton Lane Launcells Bude Cornwall EX23 9LX.
    2. Planning Applications/Appeals:
      Any late planning applications received will be discussed but not decided under this section.
      1. PA24/01293 | Retrospective planning application for the siting of a mobile home for student and holiday use | Land SW Of Lower Pigsdon Farm Launcells Bude Cornwall EX23 9LQ.
      2. PA24/02892 | Conversion and extension of existing garage to form annexed accommodation for an elderly dependent relative. | Springleaze Bridgerule Holsworthy Cornwall EX22 7HB.
      3. PA24/02761 | Proposed extension to the extraction area of Pigsdon Quarry into two fields to the west of the existing operational area; use of three fields to the west of Lopthorne Lane for the placement of overburden; and construction of a landscaping/noise screening bund in a field to the north of the proposed extension area. Proposals also include the translocation of two hedgerows and final restoration of the Quarry to an area of varied habitat provision. | Pigsdon Quarry Road From The County Boundary To The A39 Between Old Kilkhampton Road And Stone Hill Bude EX23 9LQ.
  12. To receive oral or written reports and authorise any action:
    1. Chairman / Councillor.
    2. The Clerk.
  13. Funding.
    To consider any updates.
  14. Insurance Renewal.
  15. Highways.
  16. Parish Magazine Contribution.
  17. Cornwall Association of Local Councils Membership Renewal.
  18. Website.
  19. Financial Regulations Review.
  20. Risk Assessment.
  21. Audit 2023/24.
    1. Internal Audit Update.
    2. Section 1 – Approve 2023/2024 Annual Governance Statement.
    3. Section 2 – Approve 2023/2024 Accounting Statements.
    4. Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return.
  22. Finance & Legislation.
    1. Approval of payments as per April Schedule and consider payment of urgent accounts presented by the date of the meeting and to ratify any payments made.
    2. To note Income & Bank Balances as per the schedule.
    3. To note Bank reconciliations.
  23. Urgent Matters raised with the Chairman since the Agenda was published.
  24. Date of next meeting and note items from Councillors for the Agenda.


During the meeting it may arise that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential or special nature of the business to be transacted and the press and public will be instructed to withdraw.

When this arises, the Chair will recommend to consider passing the following resolution: “to resolve that in view of the confidential or special nature of the business to be discussed, the public are excluded and instructed to withdraw.”

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