Minutes of Planning Committee of 21 September 2015


MINUTES of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 21 September 2015 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

Present:-  Cllr Crocker (Chair), Mr Duncombe and Mr Harris.

In Attendence: Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

039/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.


040/PL/15 Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Carter and Cllr Taylor

041/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.

Mr Harris declared and interest in 15/01589/FUL his own application and Cllr Crocker declared an interest in 15/01729/FUL her own application.  Neither made any comments on their own application.

042/PL/15 Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 August 2015 which were signed by the chairman.

043/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.

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

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

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

046/PL/15 Correspondence


047/PL/15 Planning Meetings/IT

To discuss  how meetings are being run under the new system of using a laptop, and to decide if further equipment is required to make the meeting more efficient.

RESOLVED to agree to get the current laptop updated and set up differently before purchasing anything knew, all in favour.

048/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:  19 October 2015

Meeting ended at 8.45pm.

Signed/Chairman Dated





15/01582/FUL Elveden, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6PA

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Objections.

15/01589/FUL The Laurels, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

Tow storey side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Objections.

15/01615/FUL Benrath, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Extension/alteration to roof.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

15/01617/FUL Framewood Nursery, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4QN

Detached outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No objections subject to the demolition of the existing outbuildings as outlined in the application.  The demolition should take place before the new build starts.

15/01665/FUL 18 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Objections.

15/01607/FUL Arklow, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Replacement dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  No Objections, subject to the 50% Green Belt rules.

15/01689/FUL 28 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EF

Two storey side extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Objections providing it is within the boundary rules with regards to extensions.

15/01719/FUL Land between 43 & 45 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, SL2

Two dwelling houses.

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

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. 

In addition to these previous comments two dwellings would exacerbate the increase in traffic and parking problems, and policies TR5 (c) and TR7 apply.

15/01729/FUL Clifton Cottage, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AD

Garage conversion to provide habitable accommodation.

Parish Comments:- No Objections.

15/01728/TPO 15 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree) T11 – reduce crown to 8 metres – previous reduction points (SBDC TPO No. 12, 2003)

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

15/01584/FUL Kulm, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, SL2 4BA

Two storey extension to existing garage and dormer windows incorporating first floor accommodation providing link to dwelling.  Part two storey, part first floor side extension and part single/part two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  We are unable to make any comments on this application because the drawings are wholly inadequate to enable us to many any decision, and it is impossible to work out what is being proposed and if it is within the 50% rules in the Green Belt.  We would request that this application is refused and request that new adequate drawings be submitted.

15/01773/FUL Macs Farm, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JQ

Re-roofing including increase in eaves height of existing agricultural unit.

Parish Comments:-  No objections provided that the old asbestos is removed by a qualified company.




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.

Full Planning Permission

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.

Full Planning Permission

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

Redevelopment of site to provide two dwellings.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

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

to 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. 

Refusal of Planning Permission

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

Cypress (T1) – Fell

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

Consent Granted

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.

Consent Granted

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


Parish Comment:  No comment.

Full Planning Permission

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

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comment:  No comment.

Full Planning Permission

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

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comment:  No comment.

Full Planning Permission

15/01361/CLOPED Broomfield, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Single storey side extension to existing porch.

Refusal of Certificate of Lawfulness

15/0161/NMA Lanterns & Oak House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PX

NMA to PP 14/01475/FUL for amendments to elevations and roofs of plot 3 & 4.

Non Material Amendment Planning Permission

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)

Refusal of AGNOT.

15/01493/GPDE 6 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Single storey rear extension.

Prior Approval Not Required

15/01483/GPDE 4 Martins Plain, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PH

Single storey rear extension.

Prior Approval Not Required

15/01488/CLOPED 4 Martins Plain, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PH

Front porch and single storey side extension to south west elevation.

Certificate of Lawfulness.

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

Single storey front side and rear extensions.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

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.

Full Planning Permission

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

Canopy and alterations to windows and doors to front entrance.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

Full Planning Permission

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.

Full 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

Written Representations by 14/9/15

15/00281/FUL Land Adjacent to Jasmine Lodge, School Lane, Stoke Poges

Retrospective application for agricultural building and associated yard.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Previous Comments apply which were:- Policies GB9 (a) & (b), EP3 (f) and GB1 (g) all apply.  We believe that the applicant is trying to circumvent planning as he has shown previous interest in building a permanent dwelling on this site and been turned down.  This plan does not respect the openness of the Green Belt

Also SBDC previous refusals should also apply:-

Refusal of Planning Permission

Written Representations by 9/9/15