St Austell, Pentewan Valley, Treverbyn

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Consultation has concluded

During 2019 and 2020 we undertook a review of the whole of Cornwall. The review had to be paused temporarily due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. When the review resumed, Cornwall Council was able to make final decisions in respect of most Towns and Parishes. Due to the complexity of the issues for the whole of Penzance Parish and the time constraints Cornwall Council agreed that the decisions about proposals for Penzance be deferred until after the May 2021 elections.

Since we last consulted on these deferred proposals (between December 2019 and March 2020) a considerable length of time had passed and some of the circumstances that are relevant to these proposals may have changed since then. We therefore provided a further opportunity to provide feedback on these proposals.

As no final decisions were made with regards to these proposals, we were seeking opinions on:

  • the Council’s draft recommendations from December 2019 that were the subject of the last public consultation; and/or
  • any subsequent recommendations that were made following the consideration of the outcome of the public consultation.

1. Boundary between St Austell and Treverbyn – Carclaze and Boscoppa 


Background

Cornwall Council received a submission from St. Austell Town Council that it wished to transfer the area indicated on Map 1.0 from Treverbyn Parish into St. Austell Parish as Carclaze and Boscoppa were logical extensions of the town and its facilities and services and the A391 would provide a clear boundary. Treverbyn Parish Council did not agree with this submission and Cornwall Council also received concerns from residents in the area. Cornwall Council did not consider that a Boundary change in line with Map 1.0 was likely to better reflect the identity and interests of the area and secure more effective and convenient community governance and its draft recommendation was for no change. 

Following the public consultation, the officer recommendation was for no change. The Electoral Review Panel recommended that the decision be deferred until after the May 2021 elections due to the complexity of the issues and the different opinions of the affected Parish Councils. 

The decision made at full Council was to defer this decision until after the May 2021 elections for the reasons given by the Electoral Review Panel. 

The changes shown in Map 1.would be subject to approval from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 


2. Boundary between St Austell and Pentewan Valley – Higher Trewhiddle Farm 


Background

Cornwall Council received submissions from St Austell Town Council and Pentewan Valley Parish Council that both wished for differing areas around Higher Trewhiddle Farm which had been earmarked for development to transfer from Pentewan Valley Parish to St Austell Parish, so that the housing to be developed on this area would be part of St Austell Parish.  Cornwall Council’s draft recommendation was that a boundary change in line with Map 2.0 was likely to better reflect the identity and interests of the area and secure more effective and convenient community governance. 

Following the public consultation, the Electoral Review Panel supported a boundary change on the basis that all the development should be in one parish and not split between two but considered that the south eastern boundary should follow the straight line farm track north of the dwellings shown by the blue line on Map 2.0.  

The decision made at full Council was to defer this decision until after the May 2021 elections due to the issues being contentious between St Austell Town Council and Pentewan Valley Parish Council. 

The changes shown in Map 2.would be subject to approval from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 

Consultation

To help inform the Council’s final decision on the changes under consideration, we asked for any additional views and information about these proposals, particularly with regards to any relevant changes that may have taken place in the area since March 2020 that impact on the proposals under consideration. People did not need to re-submit any views that they had already provided to us during the original consultation, as these would still be considered.

To provide their additional views, feedback or evidence with regards to these draft proposals, people were invited complete a feedback form, which was available online on this page or as hard copy on request. A printable reference copy is provided on this page. People were also able to email or post their response to us. The deadline for responses was 29 April 2022.

Outcomes

The feedback from this public consultation was considered at Constitution and Governance Committee meetings on 6th September 2022, 1st November 2022 and 12th January 2023 and informed their recommendations, which were raised and discussed at an Extraordinary meeting of the Council held on 31st January.

With regards to the proposals on this page, the decision was made to make No Changes to the current arrangements.

During 2019 and 2020 we undertook a review of the whole of Cornwall. The review had to be paused temporarily due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. When the review resumed, Cornwall Council was able to make final decisions in respect of most Towns and Parishes. Due to the complexity of the issues for the whole of Penzance Parish and the time constraints Cornwall Council agreed that the decisions about proposals for Penzance be deferred until after the May 2021 elections.

Since we last consulted on these deferred proposals (between December 2019 and March 2020) a considerable length of time had passed and some of the circumstances that are relevant to these proposals may have changed since then. We therefore provided a further opportunity to provide feedback on these proposals.

As no final decisions were made with regards to these proposals, we were seeking opinions on:

  • the Council’s draft recommendations from December 2019 that were the subject of the last public consultation; and/or
  • any subsequent recommendations that were made following the consideration of the outcome of the public consultation.

1. Boundary between St Austell and Treverbyn – Carclaze and Boscoppa 


Background

Cornwall Council received a submission from St. Austell Town Council that it wished to transfer the area indicated on Map 1.0 from Treverbyn Parish into St. Austell Parish as Carclaze and Boscoppa were logical extensions of the town and its facilities and services and the A391 would provide a clear boundary. Treverbyn Parish Council did not agree with this submission and Cornwall Council also received concerns from residents in the area. Cornwall Council did not consider that a Boundary change in line with Map 1.0 was likely to better reflect the identity and interests of the area and secure more effective and convenient community governance and its draft recommendation was for no change. 

Following the public consultation, the officer recommendation was for no change. The Electoral Review Panel recommended that the decision be deferred until after the May 2021 elections due to the complexity of the issues and the different opinions of the affected Parish Councils. 

The decision made at full Council was to defer this decision until after the May 2021 elections for the reasons given by the Electoral Review Panel. 

The changes shown in Map 1.would be subject to approval from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 


2. Boundary between St Austell and Pentewan Valley – Higher Trewhiddle Farm 


Background

Cornwall Council received submissions from St Austell Town Council and Pentewan Valley Parish Council that both wished for differing areas around Higher Trewhiddle Farm which had been earmarked for development to transfer from Pentewan Valley Parish to St Austell Parish, so that the housing to be developed on this area would be part of St Austell Parish.  Cornwall Council’s draft recommendation was that a boundary change in line with Map 2.0 was likely to better reflect the identity and interests of the area and secure more effective and convenient community governance. 

Following the public consultation, the Electoral Review Panel supported a boundary change on the basis that all the development should be in one parish and not split between two but considered that the south eastern boundary should follow the straight line farm track north of the dwellings shown by the blue line on Map 2.0.  

The decision made at full Council was to defer this decision until after the May 2021 elections due to the issues being contentious between St Austell Town Council and Pentewan Valley Parish Council. 

The changes shown in Map 2.would be subject to approval from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 

Consultation

To help inform the Council’s final decision on the changes under consideration, we asked for any additional views and information about these proposals, particularly with regards to any relevant changes that may have taken place in the area since March 2020 that impact on the proposals under consideration. People did not need to re-submit any views that they had already provided to us during the original consultation, as these would still be considered.

To provide their additional views, feedback or evidence with regards to these draft proposals, people were invited complete a feedback form, which was available online on this page or as hard copy on request. A printable reference copy is provided on this page. People were also able to email or post their response to us. The deadline for responses was 29 April 2022.

Outcomes

The feedback from this public consultation was considered at Constitution and Governance Committee meetings on 6th September 2022, 1st November 2022 and 12th January 2023 and informed their recommendations, which were raised and discussed at an Extraordinary meeting of the Council held on 31st January.

With regards to the proposals on this page, the decision was made to make No Changes to the current arrangements.