Minutes of Planning Committee held on 20 July 2015


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on

Monday 20 July 2015 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre,

Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

Present:-  Cllr Taylor (Chair), Cllr Hoskins, Mr Duncombe & Mr Harris.

Also Present:-  3 members of public.

In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman all agreed that Cllr Taylor would chair this meeting.

021/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.

Two members of public came to listen to comments on application 15/00992/FUL and one member of public

came to listen to comments on application 15/01210/FUL.

022/PL/15 Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Mrs J Simmonds, Cllr Carter and Cllr Crocker.

023/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.


024/PL/15 Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 June 2015 which were signed by the Chairman.

025/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.

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

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

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

028/PL/15 Correspondence

029/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:  17 August 2015

Meeting ended at 8.55pm

Signed/Chairman Dated





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.

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.

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.

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.

15/01149/FUL 26 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JR

Single storey front extension and two storey side extension.

Parish Comment:  No comment, subject to the 50% rule.

15/01210/FUL 28 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Part single/part two storey/part first floor front/side/rear extensions.  (amendment to PP 13-01921/FUL)

Parish Comment:  No objection subject to the south facing first floor window being amended to ensure that the adjacent property is not overlooked, i.e. high level windows with obscured glass.

15/01221/FUL Retreat, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Replacement front proch and two storey side extension incorporating front and rear dormers and Juliet balcony (Amendment to PP 15/00228/FUL).

Parish Comment:  No comment, subject to the 50% rule.

15/01267/FUL Anand, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN


Parish Comment:  No comment.

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.

15/01291/FUL Firtree Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comment:  No comment.

15/01264/TEMP Land to the West of, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HL

Temporary 12 month car park for approximately 400 vehicles.

Parish Comment:   Object GB1 (g) (i), GB5 (d), GB9 (a) & (c). If SBDC were minded to approve this scheme we would wish to be assured that the development would only be in place for one year and that full remediation would take place after that time, i.e. complete removal of all grass grid, resoil and seed, replace hedges and trees including repairing the hedge where the entrance was formed.  We have serious concerns that if approved this car park would become a permanent feature and could act as a precursor to other development.

15/01296/FUL Wharnclifee House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JG

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comment:  No comment.

15/01292/TPO Dellamaine House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

(T2) Douglas Fir – part removal of low hanging branches and part trim away from telephone cable (TPO no. 37, 1998)

Parish Comment:  No objections subject to the Arboriculturist report.




15/00683/LBC               Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Listed Building Application for: internal alterations.

Parish Comments:-  No comment subject to the Conservation Area officers report.

Listed Building Consent

15/00950/FUL Robins Grove, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

First floor side extension and single storey rear extension) (Amendment to PP 14/00933/FUL).

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

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

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission

15/00918/FUL Jasmine Cottage, Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PG

Two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No comment subject to the 50% rules and we agree that Permitted Development

rights should be removed if Planning Permission Granted.

Full Planning Permission

15/00938/FUL 50 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JP

Single storey side and rear extensions.  Storm porch to front elevations.

Parish Comments:-  No Objections.


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.

Full Planning Permission

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.

Temporary Planning Permission

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.

Refusal of Removal of Condition

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

Single storey side extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission

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

Detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Refusal of Planning Permission

15/01033/TPO Noahs Ark, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Oak (T1) crown reduction by 20% (SBDC TPO No. 06, 1993)

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

To TPO Required, Works can commence.

15/00901/CLOPED 97 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DQ

Conversion of garage to habitable accommodation.

Cerificate of Lawfulness

15/00998/GPDE 18 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Single storey rear extension.

Prior Approval is required.  Approval Granted.

15/01002/FUL Craylands, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Part first floor, part single storey side/rear extension incorporating balcony with privacy screen, two storey

side/rear extension incorporating recessed balcony within roof and rear dormer window (amendment to pp


Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission