Minutes of Planning Committee held on 17 August 2015

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 17 August 2015 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Crocker, Mr Duncombe & Cllr Taylor

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:-  6 members of public

030/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.

Five members of public attended to discuss and listen to outcome on application 15/01396/FUL.

One member of public attended to discuss and listen to outcome in application 15/01529/FUL

031/PL/15 Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Hoskins and Mr Harris.

032/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.

Cllr Crocker declared an interest in application 15/01434/FUL as a consultee and made no comments about it.

033/PL/15 Minutes

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

034/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.

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

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

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

037/PL/15 Correspondence

None

038/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:  21 September 2015

Meeting ended at 9.18pm

Signed/Chairman Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

15/01404/TPO Allerds, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Cypress (T1) – Fell

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

15/01396/FUL 16 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Erection of two semi-detached, two storey dwelling houses.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Our previous comments remain the same with the addition of policy EP4. 

Previous comments were:-

Parish Comments:-  Object.  The following policies all apply:-  EP3 (a), (b), (d), (e) & (f). TR5 (c). L10

(a) & (b). H9 (a), (b) & (d).

We have concerns about an oak tree nearby which has a TPO and is within the policies as listed deemed too close to build.  Also concerned about a note on the plan for a 5m access which is not achievable.

Highways need to look at this closely as half of the 5m on the plan is private land belonging to number

15, therefore the access can be no more than 2.5m.  PLUS EP4.

With regards to the oak tree TPO 13 2005, we believe this would still contravene policies that protect this veteran tree, it has not been properly demonstrated how this tree will be protected.

The drawings do not reflect the proposal to raise the structure 150mm above soil level, this in turn would have an impact on the elevations, for instance raising the ridge height and threshold levels.

We do not believe that enough time has been given for sufficient evidence that the biodiversity cycle will not be endangered or damaged.  This could well be because the site has been completely cleared and trees removed before the original plan was submitted.  Their actions show no serious attempt to the

Biodiversity issue.

The proposal is contrary to Core Policy 9 of the South Bucks Core Strategy. 

15/01472/FUL 142 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Two storey front and side extensions.  Replacement single garage.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

15/01382/FUL Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks.

Canopy and alterations to windows and doors to front entrance.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

15/01422/FUL 50 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JP

Single Storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  We have concerns that this will change the appearance of the street scene.  If surrounding neighbours did the same thing these houses could easily become a linked terrace.

15/01057/TPO Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Various tree works as outlined in application, to be carried out as part of planned maintenance works (SBDC TPO No. 12, 1998)

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

15/01434/FUL Holly Cottage, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AD

Construction of pitched roof over front dormer.  Raise section of roof on front extension, raise dormer and construct canopy roof to side.  Oak cladding to front elevation.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

15/01417/FUL Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Detached double garage.

Parish Comments:-  Object GB1.  Within the Design and Access statement is states “There is no domestic storage or garage related to this dwelling”  However the applicants had previously received permission for a traditional double garage which was subsequently converted into an annex for the farmhouse Planning Permission 13/01313/FUL!!!  This was a controversial development within the Green Belt won by appeal and we feel that the applicant having already obtained permission for a garage have now forfeited their right to further extend this further and this is now development by stealth.

Please refer to the past planning history on this site.

15/01451/FUL Grays Park House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JG

Removal of four rear doors and replace with 2 bifold doors on ground floor.  Removal of 3 windows and replace with double doors and erection of balcony.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

15/01368/FUL Stoke Lodge, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QB

Redevelopment of site to provide two dwellings.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

15/01526/OUT Little Corner, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Outline application for redevelopment of site to provide two detached dwellinghouses and construction of vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  Object, policies H9 and EP3 apply.  The Character of Lakeside Drive is wide frontages.  Increasing the density of housing stock will change the character and outlook of this unique road.

15/01507/FUL Miladys, Stoke Poges Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NP

Part two storey, part single storey side extension incorporating side dorner.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the GB 50% rules.

15/01531/FUL 60 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JP

Single storey front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection

15/01529/FUL 126 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DN

First floor side extension.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Policies H11 (d), EP3 (b) & H9 (a) & (b) all apply.  This application was refused on 17/06/2006 number 06/00727/FUL, nothing has changed!!

If minded to approve in an alternate form we feel that it should have a hipped roof.

15/01569/FUL 8 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Single storey front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

15/01578/FUL Greentyles, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH

Single storey rear extension and detached outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection

15/01385/FUL 6 Chapel Cottages, Chapel Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QL

Single storey front side and rear extensions.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

NOTED AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

15/01443/AGNOT Macs Farm, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JQ

Notification of agricultural or forestry development under schedule 2, part 6 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development)

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

15/00859/FUL               Summer House, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission

15/01104/FUL                Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

First floor rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  Our previous comments to the earlier application number 15/00405/FUL still

apply, we had no objections subject to the 50% rules and asked for conditions to remove permitted

development rights.  We are now concerned that this exceeds the 50% allowance and this application is

to extend it further and we Object.

Full Planning Permission

15/01062/FUL               The Laurels, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4EJ

Two storey side/rear extension

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Refusal of Planning Permission

15/01034/TPO Oakwood House, Stoke Poges Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NP

Oak – 25% crown reduction and clean cut damaged branch (SBDC TPO No. 24, 1999)

Parish Comment:   No objections subject to the Arboriculturalists report.

Consent Granted

15/01031/FUL               18 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Front porch and single storey side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  Object, policy HP11 (c) Applies.  We are concerned about a semi-detached now

becoming a terraced property which will adversely change the street scence.

Refusal of Planning Permission

15/00992/FUL 1 Stoke Green Cottages, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HR

Proposed carport incorporating shed and canopy.

Parish Comment:  Object. The canopy has been previously rejected by SBDC and we see no reason for that decision to be changed. The canopy and carport contravene the following policies; C1 a) i) – v), C1 b) i) – vii), GB1 (g) (i), (ii) & (iii)  and H13 (b), (c) & (f). The drawn information provided does not satisfactorily show the existing and proposed elevations and plans. We feel this is an inappropriate development within a Conservation area.

Refusal of Planning Permission

15/01125/FUL 8 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4LJ

Front porch and part single/part-two storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comment:  No comment.

Full Planning Permission

15/01166/TPO Shanacoole, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH

Beech – Fell (SBDC TPO No. 18, 1997)

Parish Comment:  Object. Refer 15/00779/TPO. This application (for a reduction) was previously rejected by SBDC. Presumably the Arboriculturist’s previous recommendations will stand.

Consent Refused

15/01250/CLOPED 12 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT

Loft conversion with rear dormer window.

Certificate of Lawfulness Granted

15/01313/NMA 56 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LF

Non-Material amendment to PP 15/00874/FUL to change roof glazing and side wall material change from brick to render.

Non-Material Amendment to PP

15/01510/GPDE Elveden, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6PA

GPD Order 2015, part 1 of schedule 2 class A4 for a single storey rear extension.

Refusal of GPDE Application

15/01146/CLOPED 95 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Single storey rear extension and garage conversion.

Certificate of Lawfulness

15/01319/TPO 43 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

T1 Douglas Fir – Remove (BCC TPO No. 6, 1976)

Parish Comment:  No reasons given for removal. Refer to Arboriculturist.

Consent Refused.

APPEALS

NOTED TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

15/01162/CAN               Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4HX

Oak – fell (stoke Green Conservation Area)

Parish Comments:-  Object all of the following policies apply to this application and we would question

why this Oak tree does not already have a TPO on it??  Policies L10, C1a (i) & (ii), EP4 (a) (b) & (d),

H9 (a) & (b).

SBD/TPO/04 Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HX

TPO made on T1 Oak above.

ENFORCEMENT ACTION