MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 20 June 2016 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges
Present:- Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Crocker, Cllr Hoskins and Cllr Taylor
In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)
012/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
013/PL/16 Apologies for Absence
APOLOGIES were received from Mr Duncombe and Mr Harris.
014/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.
RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 16 May 2016 which were signed by the Chairman.
016/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.
017/PL/16 NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.
District Decisions made since the last Planning Committee Meeting. See Appendix 3.
018/PL/16 NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.
London Green Belt – RESOLVED to agree, all in favour to write to local MP
NOTED Slough Borough Council – Review of Local Plan
020/PL/16 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: 18 July 2016
Meeting ended at 8.35pm
NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
16/00881/FUL Farthing Green House, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JQ
Parish Comments:- No Objections
16/00848/FUL 72 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG
Detached garage/garden store
Parish Comments:- Object, the following policies all apply:- EP3 (a), H9 (a)& (b), H13 (b), (c) & (f), Appendix 8, 9.1. We believe that this would act as a precursor in a densely populated area of the village.
16/00824/FUL 45 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH
Construction of attached dwelling.
Parish Comments:- Object. Policies TR7 (d), H11, H9 (a), (b) & (c), EP3 (a), (b) & (f) all apply. Sefton Close is a small narrow cul-de-sac of small family houses. It has become more and more congested in the last few years. With the Planning Applications from L & Q to erect more housing in this small road going ahead this will add even more pressure to space, parking congestion and there are already major issues with refuse lorries coming and going.
The proposed development by virtue of its density, layout and siting, would appear unduly prominent and obtrusive in the street scene, constitute a cramped overdevelopment of the plot and appear inappropriate in the context of Sefton Close and out of keeping with the character and visual amenity of the locality in general. As such the proposal is considered to be contrary to policies EP3 (a), (b) and H9 (a) of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and Core Policy 8 of the SBDC Core Strategy (adopted February 2011).
16/00836/TPO 1 Glenfields, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LS
(G1) Oak x 2 – Crown lift 3 lower branches over road up to 5m (SBDC TPO No. 28, 1998).
Parish Comments:- No Objections subject to the arboriculturalists report.
16/00819/FUL Miladys, Stoke Poges Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NP
Part two storey, part single storey side extension incorporating side dormer.
Parish Comments:- No Objections subject to the GB 50% rules, however we have concerns about overdevelopment over the proximity to Slough.
16/00905/FUL 11 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BS
Part two storey, part single storey rear extension and replacement detached garage.
Parish Comments:- We are concerned about the quality of these drawings which are very difficult to understand and are not at all clear, therefore we are unable to comment.
16/00916/FUL Linkswood, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA
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)
Linkswood harmonises well with the houses on the side of the road, 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
The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear overdominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site. As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF.
16/00962/FUL Nairdwood, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common SL2 3HJ
Replacement dwelling and detached garage.
Parish Comments:- Object EP3, this does not harmonise with the surrounding area. The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear overdominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site. As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF.
16/00971/TPO Beech Acre, Gypsy Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AR
T2 163 – Oak – fell. T2 168 – Oak – fell (TPO No. 02, 1964)
Parish Comments:- No objections subject to the arboriculturalists report.
16/00694/LBC Old Tiles, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN
Replacement first floor windows.
Parish Comments:- No Comments.
AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION
NOTED APPENDIX 3
16/00636/FUL Land adjacent St Andrews Church Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LN
Two semi-detached dwellinghouses.
Parish Comments:- Object, This location is congested already and removing parking spaces is ludicrous, TR7 (a) appendix 6 applies.
We have witnessed parking issues which spill out on to the narrow road whilst the church is in use for worship and for commercial rentals. This is next to the school which already has major parking and congestion problems.
Planning permission 09/00329/FUL contained permission for two dwellings for church workers, both of these dwellings have always been rented our commercially so we would question why the church requires additional accommodation for church workers when they are not using their existing accommodation from this original planning permission application.
EP3 (b), (d) & (f) all apply and this is in or adjacent to the Conservation Area.
Refusal of PP
16/00640/FUL Land adjoining Hollybush Farm, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, SL2 4QN
Replacements cladding to roof and walls. Alterations to door and window to facilitate conversion of barn to residential use as approved under PP 15/02390/PNOT
Parish Council:- We cannot comment as there are contradictions between the plans and the drawings and we can’t tell if they are existing or proposed.
16/00557/FUL Rough Hey, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AN
Proposed temporary site access for construction vehicles from Templewood Lane.
Parish Council:- In principle we have no objection, but any damage caused should be made good at the end of the build and the removal of hedgerows and trees should be re-instated.
Refusal of PP
16/00544/FUL Little Court, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JQ
Parish Comments:- No Objection subject to the 50% GB rule.
16/00510/FUL Benrath, Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PA
Extensions to roof incorporating front and rear dormers.
Parish Comments:- No Comment.
Refusal of PP
14/02218/FUL Stoke Park Ltd, Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks.
Relocation of green keepers compound. Demolition of eight dwellings and replacement with 4 detached
dwellings and 4 apartments. Reinstatement of former estate walled kitchen
garden, repair and refurbishment of listed gates, restoration and single storey extension to listed gatehouse
South Lion Lodge, associated landscaping enhancements and provision of security building.
Parish Comments:- Taking each item separately:-
- Relocation of green keepers compound – No Comment
- Demolition of eight dwellings and replacement with 4 detached dwellings and 4 apartments – No Comment
- Reinstatement of former estate walled kitchen garden. No Objection, however there should be a working plan in place to allow the garden to be open to the public at some times during the year and to be part of the Heritage Walk, we would like to see some formal opening times for local residents.
- Repair and refurbishment of listed gates – No Comment
- Restoration and single storey extension to listed gatehouse South Lion Lodge – No Comment
- Associated landscaping enhancements and provision of security building – No objection to the building but we are uncomfortable with the operation of security which would seem to exclude local residents. Everything needs to be compliant with English Heritage with regards to the materials etc.
We would like to see conditions placed on the walled garden, gates and landscaping. Proposed benefits should be carried out and a section 106 or conditions placed. We would ask you to seek a legal agreement that a beneficial section 106 is carried out.
16/00503/FUL 87 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG
First floor side extension.
Parish Comments:- No Objection
16/00509/FUL Farthing Green House, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4JQ
Front dormer, side rooflights and rear roof terrace.
Parish Comments:- No Comment.
16/00514/CLUED Land at 2 Woodbine Cottages, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges
Application for a certificate of lawfulness for existing: Use of and outbuilding as a separate self-contained dwelling
Parish Comments:- Object, we have serious concerns about this, appendix 9 & 10, H12, H13, GB2 (g) i, ii, iii, iv & v aall apply. Please refer to the many previous planning refusals and appeals.
16/00469/ADV Stoke Poges Village Centre, 129 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LP
Retrospective application for two non-illuminated fascia signs.
Parish Comments:- Object, The following policies all apply:- EP7 (a) & (b), 6.30, 6.31 & 6.32. There are a prolification of signs relating to this and similar companies around the village.
16/00671/FUL 25 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU
Two storey rear and first floor side extensions.
Parish Comments:- No Comment
16/00725/CLOPED The Grey House, 61 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JP
Certificate of Lawfulness
15/01488/CLOPED 4 Martins Plain, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PH
Front porch and single storey side extension to south west elevation.
Refusal of Certificate of Lawfulness.
Written Reps by 30 November 2015
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
The proposal is contrary to Core Policy 9 of the South Bucks Core Strategy.
TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS