St Breward planning applications 13th July 2020

Application PA20/05024
Proposal Two storey side extension with porch and raised decking area
Location 3 Mount Pleasant St Breward Bodmin PL30 4NU
Applicant Ms Dangar And Mr Twentyman
Grid Ref 209615 / 76327

Application PA20/04806
Proposal The restoration of Higher Butterstor House to create an occasional camping barn
for private use only
Location Higher Butterstor House St Breward Bodmin Cornwall
Applicant Mr Patrick Caiger-Smith
Grid Ref 215714 / 78465

1. You can access the application on which Cornwall Council are inviting your comments using the following link:
2. Retrieve the application by entering the reference quoted above and then
clicking the “Search” button.
3. Details can then be found by clicking the “Documents” tab and then selecting
“View Associated Documents”.
4. If possible we would prefer that comments are submitted online by registering
then selecting the “submit comments” icon and completing the online form
which will immediately update our database and ensure that your comments are made available to the public.                                                                                                             If your response is likely to be longer than the equivalent of one side of A4 paper,
please also submit a short executive summary of your comments.
If you are unable to submit comments online, any views you may have on the
application should emailed to quoting the relevant reference number by 30th July 2020.

Update from Cormac

Cormac Highways & Environment teams are gradually getting back to normal after scaling back their work activities due to government COVID-19 guidelines.

Highways:  initial focus is on the maintenance of the main routes. Surfacing, surface dressing and some site-based programmes started at the beginning of June. They are also keen to take advantage of lower traffic volumes and public footfall in some areas, as this minimises disruption for everyone, particularly local residents and businesses.

They will be carrying out essential surface dressing across the county over the next few months. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation they won’t currently be posting letters to individual households. Signs will be put up well in advance to notify local residents of the need to move parked cars to allow the work to be done without any delays.  Roads often have to be closed to provide enough room for works to be carried out safely.

Verge management: this year, Cormac have reviewed their programmes and have significantly reduced the areas of rural verges cut. Like many councils across the country, they cut highway grass in rural areas for’safety reasons only’, to preserve visibility for road users and to provide a safe space for pedestrians. This allows Cormac to fulfil safety requirements while fully committing to protecting wildlife and the wider environment.

Keeping updated: the highways updates are posted on the Cormac website programming pages so that you can see what’s happening in your area and when.

Staying connected: Cormac wish to ensure that communication line are kept open so that problems can be reported and dealt with. To report a highway or footpath problem (including potholes) please contact the highway services and fault reporting . 

To read the whole newsletter from Cormac, please click here.


Citizens Advice, Cornwall: Newsletter

Citizens Advice Cornwall  is asking  for your opinion on how to improve  their services in the longer term. Their Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:

“We know the demand for independent, accurate and free advice is going to massively increase after the lockdown and it’s vital that people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have somewhere to turn to. That’s why it’s essential we start planning now.”

How You Can Help
Citizens Advice is part of the community and we need your suggestions about how we can reach more people in your area. We can consider running more outreach services, making use of technology to deal with more cases online or via webchat and social media, finding new ways to reach more remote rural areas and making sure people know how to access our services.
We may need to recruit new volunteers but we need to find safe places for them to work and to meet clients confidentially. Our annual budget is reducing so are there any ways you or organisations you work with might be able to support us? Email your comments to

For further details and to read the whole newsletter, please click here

Contacting Citizens Advice   Although our offices and outreach operations are closed during the Covid19 restrictions, we are still continuing to offer our services to the public:     

Text ADVICE to 78866 or for debt issues, text DEBT to 78866 and we’ll call you back within 48 hours (excluding bank holidays and weekends).

Call us on 03444-111444 Mondays to Fridays between 10am and 4pm

Check our website at for useful, up-to-date information on a wide range of subjects and to take part in a webchat session.                                                                         

St Breward Planning Update 30th June

Planning applications: none this week

Planning approvals:

25.06.2020 PA19/09203 APPROVED Applicant: Mrs Kirsty Hewitt Location: Tor Down Quarry St Breward Bodmin Cornwall Proposal: Construction of a holiday rental log cabin for holiday rental purposes only.

23.06.2020 PA20/03987 APPROVED Applicant: Mr Stewart Pickford Location: The Stables Coombe Road St Breward Bodmin Cornwall Proposal: Works to trees subject to Tree Preservation Order namely T1 – Oak Reduce limb over house in close proximity to chimney back to suitable growth point. T2 – Beech Remove two lowest hanging branches where indicated on photos. T3 – Beech Remove low hanging branch

Parish Council: planning applications

Planning application PA20 04484     Penvorder House, St Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4NY.  Listed building consent for roof repairs   – Mr Geoffrey Munday (Case Officer – Sarah Stevens).

To view this application please see and type the reference number into the search bar.

Please email any comments to the Parish Clerk, by 5pm Friday 26th June.  This is late as there was a technical hitch at Cornwall Council last week.

St Breward Planning Applications & Responses up to 24 06 2020

To view this document, please click here



Inclusion Cornwall Newsletter 12th June

Cornwall Council’s Early Years teams have created a new guide for preparing children for Early Years transitions, such as starting reception. There is support for parents and carers, as well as information and advice for settings and other professionals. There are resources for all children with specialist and targeted information for children with SEND. Visit

Ban on evictions extended by 2 months to further protect renters Find out more

Cornwall-based Shallal Studios has been awarded emergency funding for Picture Post, a new art activity project linking isolated artists during COVID-19, partnering with Project Ability to build a creative community. A weekly activity pack with ideas and inspiration for making art will be available to download via the Picture Post website.  Shallal Studios is encouraging people to get involved with the project online.

DEVON and CORNWALLDWP have updated their resource sheets aimed at people facing redundancy. Access them here

St Breward Community Newsletter No 17

Parish Magazine Summer Special
With the easing of Lockdown the Parish Magazine for St. Breward, Helland and Blisland with Temple are pleased to announce a ‘Summer Special’ available the first week of July.

We know that many Local Organisations aren’t able to meet and many Spring and Summer events have been postponed so the Parish Magazine would like to highlight the many and varied things that have been, and are, being done in these challenging times.

Could those of you who live in the parish please send photos to the Editor at showing some of the things that have been done during Lockdown. Things that have made you laugh, cringe, cry or are proud of would all be of interest. We are looking for photos of families doing Lockdown activities which have been fun, different, new, etc. The more photos, the better and they should be in jpeg format with the photographer’s name and brief details of who is in the photos. The deadline is Saturday 20th June.

We have had photos of the fantastic Scarecrows in recognition of key-workers, and are busy working through them to include as many as possible.

Items for the St Breward ‘Down your Way’ section: what your group has been doing to stay in touch, or thanking certain individuals/organisations who have gone above and beyond, please send to St Breward Parish Magazine contacts by 6pm on Wednesday 17th June.

The Raj at Wadebridge
Deliveries from the Raj at Wadebridge are changing to twice a month; Kirsty Hewitt has kindly offered to co-ordinate orders/deliveries from The Raj to the Camel Trail Car Park at WenfordBridge . Please contact Kirsty by text on 07748 803280 (phone if you are unable to text) if you are interested in having a delivery. No commitment to having a regular delivery.

Your views on two St Breward Planning Applications

PA20/03973    Rough Ground, St Breward, Bodmin Cornwall PL30 4NS    Extensions to dwelling and associated work

PA20/04218  Tor Cottage, Coombe Road, St Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4DQ      Application for works subject to Tree Preservation Order namely Oak trees T1 and T2 – raise canopy to 4 metres and reduce back from utility wires. Group (G) 3 Sycamores – Fell. T3 Oak Tree – pollard

Comments on either or both of these planning applications to by Friday 12th June please, with the subject title either PA20/03973 or PA20/04218.



Your views on a St Breward planning application

Planning application   PA20/03987                                      The Stables, Coombe Road,  St Breward,  Bodmin,  Cornwall  PL30 4LZ

Works to trees subject to Tree Preservation Order namely T1 – Oak. Reduce limb over house in close proximity to chimney back to suitable growth point. T2 – Beech. Remove two lowest hanging branches where indicated on photos. T3 – Beech. Remove low hanging branch.

Mr Stewart Pickford – PA20/03987 (Case Officer – Lorraine Lehan).The application can be viewed here by entering the planning application reference number into the search bar.

Comments on this planning application to by Friday 5th June please, with the subject title PA20/03987.

St Breward Community Newsletter No 15

Cornwall Council has asked that the following information be circulated to businesses in Cornwall:

Back in Business – Operating Safely during the coronavirus pandemic

Are you a Cornish business in need of guidance and advice on how reopening post COVID 19 will affect you? Business Regulatory Support are here to help you open your business, as quickly as possible, once restrictions allow and in a safe and compliant way.

We have produced guidance which includes up to date information from Government, specifically for all business sectors. This will ensure you get the information YOU need. We also have a series of webinars to talk you through the changes and also invite any questions you may have.

Business Recovery Guide

Cornwall Council are pleased to introduce a guide for businesses. This will help ensure you can reopen safely and trade in a responsible manner to minimise the risks from COVID19. Many businesses have been closed for a period of time and premises left empty. This brings with it a range of risks that need to be addressed so that businesses can open safely.

As we are adapting to the ‘next normal’, the guide will be kept up to date with the latest guidance on managing COVID19 risks. This means you will have the latest information in one place.

The guide covers the following:

  • Working Safely – Coronavirus
  • Cleaning & Disinfection
  • Food Safety (Reopening safely)
  • Structure and maintenance
  • Health and Safety ( things to think about prior to reopening)
  • Fire Safety

This guide is appropriate for all small to medium sized businesses including the leisure, office, care and retail sectors. As guidance changes it will be constantly updated so keep checking back for changes and updates.

Download your copy here >>


Cornwall Council are putting together a series of webinars. These will help businesses operate safely during the COVID19 pandemic. Many businesses will be operating again after a break. Others will be facing new challenges in the way they operate to ensure the safety of staff, customers and visitors. We are very much aware that this is a time of great worry and anxiety for many. People are worried about their health and that of their families, their business and livelihoods. There is now the prospect of returning to work and understanding complicated and perhaps difficult-to-apply guidance. We hope these webinars will provide a friendly, informative and supportive platform to help with some of these concerns.

We are offering a series of sector based webinars. These will give you the opportunity to catch up on the latest advice and put questions to our expert panel. This could be on a range of regulatory matters covering COVID19 safety, fire, health and safety, T&Cs and food safety.

The format for each will involve a presentation of approximately 30 minutes followed by an opportunity to ask questions. If you can’t make the live webinar a recording will be available afterwards and questions can be sent in advance.

Business interruption insurance during the coronavirus pandemic

We are aware that many local businesses are trying to claim on their insurance but are being asked to prove there was a case of Covid19 within 25 miles of their business. Our Trading Standards team have produced the following guidance to support them with their claim.

10% off All online training

10% off all online training, covering topics including food hygiene, health and safety, consumer law and work based skills such as CV writing and stress management. Use code COVID19. Start your training now >>

Further Support

If you think that there is information on the website that would be helpful to members of our community who do not have access to the Internet please email  or telephone 01208 850727 and we will ensure that they receive a paper copy.