Minutes of Planning Committee – Monday 18 May 2015


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on

Monday 18 May 2015 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre,

Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Crocker, Cllr Hoskins & Cllr Taylor.

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

001/PL/15 – To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

Cllr Crocker proposed that Cllr Carter be Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr Taylor. RESOLVED to agree, all in favour.

002/PL/15 – To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

Cllr Taylor proposed that Cllr Crocker be Vice Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr

Hoskins. RESOLVED to agree, all in favour.

003/PL/15 Items by Members of Public Present.

The meeting is open to the public and press and the first 15 minutes will be reserved, if required, for

public comment.


004/PL/15 Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Mr Duncombe & Mr Harris.

005/PL/15         Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2007.  If that interest is a prejudicial interest as defined in the Code, the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.


006/PL/15 Minutes

RESOLVED to Approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 April 2015 which were signed by the Chairman.

007/PL/15 Planning Applications

(i) RESOLVED to approve delegated decisions submitted for Planning Applications for which the response date was prior to this Committee Meeting.   See Appendix 1.

(ii) RESOLVED to consider and formulate a response to new Planning Applications received. See Appendix 2. Plus amended plans for information only.

008/PL/15 NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

District Decisions made since the last Planning Committee Meeting.  See Appendix 3.

009/PL/15 NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

010/PL/15 Correspondence


011/PL/15 Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960  RESOLVED  to exclude the press and public from the following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.  Part two items:- To discuss any possible unlawful buildings or business’s which have not been granted enforcement notices and therefore are not public.

NOTED Next meeting date:  15 June 2015

Meeting ended at 8.21pm.

Signed/Chairman Dated:-





15/00774/CAN Farm Cottage, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Conifer – Fell (Stoke Park Conservation Area)

Parish Comments:-  No Objections subject to the arboriculturalists report. 

15/00779/TPO Shanacoole, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH

(T2) – Beech – Crown reduction of 25% (TPO no. 18, 1997)

Parish Comments:-  No Objections subject to the arboriculturalists report. 

15/00713/TEMP Focus School, Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4QA

Retention of single storey temporary prefabricated classrooms.

Parish Comments:-  Object, GB2 (a) & (b) apply.  We object on grounds based on the fact that they

cannot continue to be temporary buildings indefinitely in a Green Belt Area.  This detracts from the

grade 2 listed building.

15/00836/FUL Land between 19 & 21 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges

Redevlopment of site to provide one detached dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object our previous comments apply which were:-

Parish Object, Overdevelopment of site.  Policies EP3 (a), (b), (d), (e) & (f), H9 (a) and TR5 (c) all apply.   We do not believe that this development is in scale with the surrounding houses,   it is oversized.  The siting of the building would adversely affect the character and amenities of nearby properties, creating congested groupings of buildings and removes the spaces between the buildings.  It is overdevelopment and is crammed.  As a Parish Council we are currently dealing with problems of parking on pavements and grass verges making accessibility for pedestrians difficult and in some cases impassable.  These issues have a more significant effect on the elderly, infirm and persons with pushchairs.  We believe that this will lead to an increase of visitors which will mean more cars parking in an already congested, narrow cul-de-sac further exacerbating current issues.

15/00863/FUL Pine Cottage, Stoke Wood, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

15/00867/FUL Orchard Cottage, Hockley Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4QE

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

15/00874/FUL               56 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LF

Single storey side extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

15/00894/RC                  Hollybush Farm, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Application for the removal of condition 6 of PP 92/00761/FUL to alow:-  Unrestricted future use of

permitted development rights.

Parish Comments:-  Object, GB10 policies apply.  This condition has been on this planning permission

since 1992 and this building is now in a Conservation Area.  There a no exceptional circumstances

which have been demonstrated to change the condition in any way, and this could act as a precursor.




15/00644/FUL                48 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Single storey side extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission

15/00611/CAN Stoke Place, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

(T1) Lime – Fell.  (T2) Lime – clean out crown.  (T3) Sycamore – crown reduction of 50%, clean out

crown. (T4) Indian Bean – fell. (T5) Beech – fell. (T^ & T7) Limes – clean out crowns. (Stoke Green

Conservation Area)

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

NO TPO Required.

15/00539/VC Land South of Home Farm, School Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4QA

Variation of Condition 2 of PP 14/00549/FUL to alter the location of the proposed dwelling on the plot.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Variation of Condition Permitted.

15/00501/FUL Davel House, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4FB

Front Porch, two storey front extension and link, first floor terrace, external alterations to facades and to roof

incorporating rooflights.  Replacement double garage.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment, but subject to the 50% GB rules.

Full Planning Permission

15/00142/CLUED Land off, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Application for Certificate of Lawfulness for existing: Use of land as a builders yard

Parish Comments:-  Object.  This is a precursor in the Green Belt.  The pictures demonstrate that this

is not a commercially viable builders yard.  With regards to the supporting letter we do not believe that

a few bags of cement and a wheelbarrow constitutes a builders yard and giving permission to this would

set a precursor for future building in the Green Belt.  GB1 applies.

Certificate of Lawfulness

15/00301/FUL                 Eliza Grange, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LT

Entrance gate and railing to boundary.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policy EP3 (e) applies.

Full Planning Permission

15/00399/FUL                 Montebello, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Single storey side extension linking the house to the garage and front extension to garage.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission

15/00334/VC                  54 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LF

Variation to condition 2 of PP 14/02056/FUL to allow minor changes to approved drawings comprising: front

elevation gables added, stone corners on all elevations, parapet wall over front and rear of garage, two

additional windows to first floor rear and one additional window to first floor side elevations.

Parish Comments:-  Object policies EP3 (d) & (e) apply.  Object to the padstones.  Rogers Lane is a

Lane with individual cottage style houses.  This is not compatible with the character and amenity of the

site and location and will act as a precursor.

Variation of Condition Permitted

15/00293/FUL               Little Mount, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4AA

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission

15/00228/FUL Retreat, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Two storey side extension and replacement porch.

Parish Comments:-  No Objections, subject to the GB 50% rule.

Full Planning Permission


14/01602/TPO Rainbow Cottage, Farthing Green Lane, stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JQ

Pine tree (T2) – Fell (SBDC TPO NO. 31, 1999)

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Any loss of a tree is detrimental to our village and we recommend that

TPO’s are put on all of the neighbours trees instead of allowing this one to be removed.  This will set a

precursor for extensions to the property.

Consent Refused.

Appeal Informal Hearing

Appeal Dismissed