Agenda Planning Committee 24 April 2017


You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on Monday 24 April 2017 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges


                                                                                                              Julie  Simmonds


                                                                                                                 19 April 2017



106/PL/17            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.


107/PL/17            Apologies for Absence


108/PL/17         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.


109/PL/17            Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 February 2017 (previously circulated)              


110/PL/17            Planning Applications

(i) To approve delegated decisions submitted for Planning Applications for which the response date was prior to this Committee Meeting.   See Appendix 1.

(ii)To consider and formulate a response to new Planning Applications received. See Appendix 2. Plus amended plans for information only.


111/PL/17            Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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


112/PL/17            Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.


113/PL/17            Correspondence



114/PL/17            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.


Next meeting date:  15 May 2017






17/00507/TPO                    Coppelia, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QB

Sycamore – Fell (SBDC TPO No 3, 1977)

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





17/00415/FUL                    1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Conversion of existing garage to habitable accommodation.


17/00442/ADV                    Path leading to Thomas Grays Memorial, Grays Field, Church Lane, Stoke Poges

1 x welcome and orientation sign.


17/00536/FUL                    27 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Construction of three terrace dwelling houses including integral garages.  Construction of new vehicular access.


17/00383/FUL                    Land adjacent to The Plough Inn, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NJ

One pair of semi-detached dwellings with new vehicular and pedestrian access.


17/00429/FUL                    Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Change of use of glasshouse to car sales room.


17/00571/TPO                    30 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Birch (T1) – Crown lift and Crown thin by 30% (SBDC TPO No. 12, 2003)


17/00464/FUL                    Southfork, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Replacement Dwelling


17/00480/FUL                    The Old Post Office, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PW

Construction of timber fence and elextric sliding gates.


17/00528/FUL                    74 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

First floor side extension and single storey rear extension.


17/00498/FUL                    Winroys, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poghes, Bucks, SL2 4JJ

Single storey rear extension.


17/00484/FUL                    30 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Two storey side and first floor rear extensions.


17/00510/FUL                    2 Winterbourne Cottages, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NT

Two storey side extension.


17/00497/FUL                    16 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

16 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP


17/00171/FUL                    Tudor Cottage, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

Redevelopment of site to provide block of 4 terraced dwellinghouses, car port, together with off street parking and amenity areas.


17/00254/FUL                    Fir Trees, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NA

Installation of solar panels on the flat roof of garage and replacement fencing and entrance gate.


17/00596/LBC                    Fir Trees, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NA

Application for Listed Building Consent for:- Single storey rear extension.


17/00595/FUL                    Fir Trees, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NA

Single storey rear extension.


17/00586/FUL                    The Laurels, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

Two storey side/rear extension with integrated single storey garage.


17/00628/FUL                    Aramghar, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PJ                             

Part two storey/part single storey side/rear extension


17/00630/FUL                    Jasmine Cottage, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Retrospective application for outbuilding and fence.








17/00179/FUL                    Firs Field, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Detached single storey dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object. This application does not comply with and is contrary to policies GB1 & GB2.  

We do not believe this proposed dwelling constitutes exceptional circumstances. Section 3.9 of the local plan makes the point that land that has been built on will be lost forever.

This site also backs onto a SSSI.

The Design and Access Statement refers to this structure as a single story building which it is clearly not. It is and has been for many years a dilapidated shed made of corrugated sheets. The design and access statement consistently exaggerates the quality of this poorly erected structure, the existing building has no foundations.  It also states that the site complies with GB1, TR5 & TR7, It does not, the road that they refer to does not exist. The NPPF makes reference to adverse impacts to building on the Greenbelt, this application does not conform to paragraph 87.  We have had concerns (reported to Planning Enforcement) as fencing has been erected which is contrary to policy GB2 (c) & (d)

Refusal of Planning Permission

17/00168/FUL                    West End Cottage, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Replacement detached dwelling, detached garage and construction of vehicular access.  (Amendment to that approved under PP 14/01853/FUL).

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission


17/00146/TPO                    Anand, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Oak (T1) – Crown lift to the height of 5m (SBDC TPO No. 20, 2003)

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

Consent Granted


17/00019/RVC                    Brynawelon, lanterns and Oak House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Variation of condition number 2 attached to PP 14/02417?FUL to allow amended house design.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Policies EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (f) and H9 (a) & (b) all apply!

Approval & Variation of Condition


16/02437/FUL                    3 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Replacement dwelling and construction of vehicular access.

Parish Comments:- 

  1. Object previous comments still apply which were:-


‘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’


  1. Additional Comments on Revised Scheme.

 Looking at the amendments of this application we do not believe that the slight reduction of 500mm on each side of the development is enough to address the obtrusiveness of this proposal. 

The comments from SBDC’s previous refusal (shown below) still, in our view, apply and we do not believe that the minor amendments made to this proposal can in anyway be considered as satisfying the previous objections. There is no doubt that this new proposal will have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area.



  • The South Bucks Townscapes Character study part A.



The proposed development is contrary to observations in section 3.3 Woodland Roads, which we believe in general can apply to Clevehurst Close.  Styles are described as being generally asymmetrical and informal. We believe that in Clevehurst Close this development is totally out of character being of formal and regular design and showing none of the characteristics recommended by the Townscape study.



  • The Basement.



The basement is considerably larger than the footprint of the actual house and there are concerns about the water table which is very high in this particular area. There is no method statement as yet that addresses the construction of the basement which would describe how the basement is to be constructed without disruption and damage to adjacent properties.  There are also concerns around dewatering the site because Clevehurst Close is drained using low capacity soakaways and not main surface water drains. How the dewatering will be undertaken is therefore of considerable concern to the residents.

Additionally, there is concern that this basement development may increase the risk of flooding to the property or surrounding properties and the road in general. This part of Stoke Poges is very close to the Common (SSSI) and it is acknowledged generally that the water table is very high in this area.

National Planning Policy Framework states that Local Planning Authorities should ensure that flood risk is not increased elsewhere and that the most vulnerable development is located in areas of lowest flood risk, also any development within flood risk areas should be accompanied by a site-specific flood risk assessment. National Planning Practice Guidance classifies ‘basement dwellings’ as ‘highly vulnerable’ therefore any basement dwellings proposed in areas of high risk of flooding are likely to be refused.

Please see the attached photographs.

Refusal of Planning Permission


17/00097/FUL                    High Farm, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AL

Conversion of barn and outbuildings to dwelling together with first floor extension to barn.  Erection of stables/storage buildings.

Parish Comments:-  If minded to approve we would have concerns as this is adjacent to woodland within the Green belt.  The planning permission must be adhered to and permitted development rights removed.  The spirit of policy GB2(c) & (d) should be upheld ensuring the openness of the Green Belt is maintained.  We also have concerns over the cladding and aesthetics of the building and whether they would comply with EP3 (d) & (c). As this is re-use of a permanent substantial building there must be compliance with GB1 & GB2.

Refusal of Planning Permission


17/00180/FUL                    15 Tubwell Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JT

Formation of vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission


17/00221/FUL                    6 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT

Front porch and single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission


17/00275/FUL                    Farm View, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Front porch, single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Refusal of Planning Permission



17/00296/CLOPED           Chestnuts, 1A Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Conversion of loft to habitable accommodation incorporating rear dormer and front roof lights.

Certificate of Lawfulness


17/00227/CLOPED           Miladys, Stoke Poges Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NP

Single storey side extension, two storey rear extension to rear of existing dining room and bedroom F2 and side and rear dormers.

Certificate of Lawfulness


17/00224/CLOPED           Yw Tree Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Change of nuse of detached garage to residential studio ancillary to main dwellinghouse.

Certificate of Lawfulness


17/00155/CLOPED           37 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BS

Loft conversion incorporating front rooflights, roof extension and rear dormer.

Certificate of Lawfulness





16/02182/RC                       1A Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Removal of condition 9 of PP 05/00096/FUL to allow for permitted development rights to be reinstated.

Parish Comments:-  Removal of condition 9 could act as a precursor and we would question why permitted development rights would now be removed after not being given in the first place?

Refusal of removal/variation of condition.

Written Representations







17/00350/CAN                    Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Tilia Cordata (T1) – Raise crown to 6m, Aesculus Hippocastanaum (T2) – Raise crown to 6m, Leylandii (T3) – Reduce height by 30%, Quercus Robur (T4) – raise branches overhanging neighbours property to give 3m clearance over roof line.  (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

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

No TPO to be made.