Planning Minutes 21 March 2016


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 21 March 2016 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane,  Stoke Poges 

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

098/PL/16       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.



099/PL/16       Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker.


100/PL/16         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.



101/PL/16       Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 19 January 2016 which were signed by the Chairman.


102/PL/16       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.


103/PL/16       NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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


104/PL/16       NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.


105/PL/16       Correspondence

NOTED Waldon Telecom Ltd, proposed mast Land to East of B416 Gerrards Cross Road.

Comments to return are:- Because this adjacent to a sssi site there is no attempt to disguise the mast, the Parish Council would prefer a more aesthetical design to disguise it such as a tree design!!


107/PL/16       Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 To resolve 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: 18 April 2016


Meeting ended at 8.25pm.


Signed/Chairman                                                                                Dated








15/01826/FUL             4 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Erection of fence.

Parish Comments:- No Comment


16/00224/FUL             Lanterns & Oak House & Land Rear of Chenies, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges

New access to Oak House, construction of access road and erection of one detached house with detached garage.

Parish Comments:- No Comment


16/00243/FUL             Grays Mead, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Part single storey/part two storey side extension and single storey side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comments apart from awareness of the Green Belt 50% rules.


16/00114/ADV                        The Acadamy, The South Buckinghamshire, Park Road, Stoke Poges

Two facility entrance signs.

Parish Comments:- No Comment


16/00299/FUL             9 Tubwell Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JT

Single storey front/side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comments apart from awareness of the Green Belt 50% rules.


16/00399/ADJ             Slough Cemetery, Stoke Road, Slough, Berks, SL2 5AX

Extension refurbishment and minor re-organisation of existing crematorium buildings to house new mercury/dioxin abatement equipment and to upgrade public facilities and improvements to perational, logistical arrangements and associated work. (SBC Ref S/00114/005)

Parish Comments:- Unable to comment due to lack of information.


16/00386/FUL             Penbryn, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Part garage conversion to habitable accommodation.

Parish Comments:- We express concern regarding the trade-off of floor space and the danger of removing the connection with the main house, which will allow this to become a separate accommodation, contrary to Appendix 8, 8.3 applies.


16/00393/FUL             Penbryn, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Two rear dormers to existing garage.

Parish Comments:- We express concern that this will be a precursor to make this into a separate accommodation.  Appendix 8 section 6.1 applies.


16/00411/FUL             Stoke Park Ltd, Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges

Construction of two tennis courts and two padel courts. Re-modelling of car park layout and associated landscaping.

Parish Comments:- The drawings indicate the removal of a tree in the car park, but we do not have any records of this taking place and being in a conservation area we should have been notified! We have no comment on the development.


16/00326/FUL             Lanterns, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Two storey rear extension and front dormer.

Parish Comments:- No Comment 






15/02477/FUL             3 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Replacement dwelling and construction of vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  Object, this whole application contravenes the following policies:-  EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e), H9 (a) & (b), H10 (a), (b), (c), (d), & (e), EP5 (a) & (b)

The east elevation to number 5 Clevehurst Close will suffer a complete loss of light into their ground floor bay window, the window is not shown on the applicants plans!!!  The living accommodation over the garage at number 5 Clevehurst Close will also suffer loss of light issues due to the 60 degree rule not being applied. 

The applicant has quoted policies EP6 TR5 and TR7, we do not believe that these are relevant to application. 

We do not believe that this development fits or enhances the street scene in any way, it is over dominant and not in scale with the surrounding houses and does not respect or harmonise with surrounding houses, and will prevent loss of daylight to neighbours. 

Contrary to the NPPF paragraph 60 we believe that this does not reflect local distinctiveness.

If minded to approve we believe that this will act as a precursor for further inappropriate redevelopment and over development of this distinctive road.

Refusal of Planning Permission


15/02459/FUL             Arklow, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Detached Garage.

Parish Comments:- Object based on the fact that we believe this will be habitable accommodation and is over development in the Green Belt.  Policies GB1, GB10, H13 (c) and (h) all apply.

Refusal of Planning Permission


15/02397/FUL             Kulm, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BA

Part two storey/part first floor side/rear extensions incorporating attached garage and orangery.

Parish Comments:- Object, Policies L10, EP4, GB1, GB10 and section 9 of the NPPF all apply.  Overall it is impossible to tell from the plans what is happening as they are inadequate just like the last application where we commented the following:-

We are unable to make any comments on this application because the drawings are wholly inadequate to enable us to make 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.

A previous application 15/01584/FUL which was refused by the case officer for the following reason

also apply to this application:-

Full Planning Permission


15/02441/FUL             31 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Front Porch, two storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:- Object, Policy EP3 applies.  We believe that this will be a precursor in a road with 3 bedroomed semi’s changing the character of the road completely.

Full Planning Permission


15/02215/FUL             16 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Erection of a detached two storey dwelling. Associated car parking and alterations to vehicular access.

Parish Comments: – The Parish Council welcome smaller property development as there is a shortage of them in this village, however the depth of this development does not harmonise well in the street scene.  To comply with policies EP3, H9 and EP5 we are concerned about the depth and massing impacting on light and amenities.  If the building was to be moved forward to be in line with existing building lines next door this would alleviate this problem.  If minded to approve we would ask that you remove permitted development rights.

Full Planning Permission


15/02315/FUL             1 Stoke Green Cottages, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, SL2 4HR

Proposed carport incorporating shed.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

Full Planning Permission


16/00089/CLUED       Challow, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Application for a certificate of lawfulness for existing: Obscured window on side elevation.

Parish Comments:- No comment

Certificate of Lawfulness


16/00102/FUL             Southfork, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Replacement dwelling.

Parish Comments:- No comment based on the fact that the drawings are very vague.

Full Planning Permission


16/00113/ADV                        The South Buckinghamshire, Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PJ

Replacement of two non-illuminated post-mounted facility entrance signs.

Parish Comments:- No Objection

Advertisement Consent


16/00041/GPDE          4 Elderfield Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DE

GPD Order, Part 1 of schedule 2 class A 4 for a single storey rear extension

Prior Approval not required.


16/00142/CLOPED    The Grey House, 61 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JP

Single storey side, rear extension.

Refusal of Certificate of Lawfulness


16/00145/GPDE          61 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JP

GPD, part 1 of schedule 2 class A 4 for single storey side and rear extensions.

Application Refused




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.

Refusal of Planning Permission

Written Reps

Appeal Dismissed


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

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Objections.

Refusal of Planning Permission

Written Reps Appeal Dismissed