Minutes Planning Committee 17 July 2017


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 17 July 2017 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)


021/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.



022/PL/17       Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Hoskins.


023/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.



024/PL/17       Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 19 June 2017 which were signed by the Chairman.       


025/PL/17       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/17       NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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


027/PL/17       NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.


028/PL/17       Correspondence.

NOTED Letter from Planning Department regarding a recent complaint by the Clerk. Circulated.


029/PL/17       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:  21 August 2017


Meeting ended at 9.25pm































Signed/Chairman                                                                                Dated

































17/01078/ADJ                     Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham Street, Wexham, Slough, SL2 4LH

Creation of an internal ambulance access route within the hospital site.  (Application no P/0622/083)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.


17/01063/CAN                    25 Mobbs Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4FF

T1 Sycamore – Crown reduce to 3m. Stoke Green Conservation Area.

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







17/01099/FUL                    The Baobab, Framewood Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6PG

Conversion of existing ancillary outbuilding into a self-contained residential dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  In principle we have no objection; however we are concerned it may not comply with GB2A.

This Proposal, if permitted, would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt policy.


17/01036/FUL                    3 School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  We are concerned about the neighbouring property ‘Mayflower’ and loss of light to their property on the side elevation!  Otherwise no objection subject to the 50% Green Belt rules.


17/01061/FUL                    Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QP

External alterations to the existing building including escape stairs, windows, insertion of louvres, new plant and glazed canopy.  Creation of multi-use, all weather games pitches and minor relocation and modification of acoustic barrier.  Alterations and erection of security fencing, gates and Nishan Sahib.

Parish Comments:-  Broken down into sections from the application description:-

  1. External alterations to the existing building including escape stairs, windows, insertion of louvres, new plant and glazed canopy

Parish Comments:-  No Comment


  1. Creation of multi-use, all weather games pitches.

Parish Comments:-  Object to the MUGA policy GB1 (b).  We believe this is an intensification of use to the current car park and an incursion into the Green Belt by 15 meters, with no sound mitigation.  The site of the MUGA and PITCH is the same size as the main building doubling the size of the built form within the Green Belt.  To accommodate the PITCH and MUGA they will need to be located with filled land to raise the level at the southern end of the site, resulting in the fencing appearing even higher and much mor visable.  The 3 meter high rebound fence around the PITCH and the 1.8 meter mesh fencing around the MUGA will create noise and amplify it rather than contain is as well as the noise vibrating.  The built form of the proposed MUGA is in close proximity to the houses on Hockley Lane raising this site will also increase the travel of noise.


  1. Modification of acoustic barrier.

Parish Comments:-  These were previously agreed before this current application was received, the increase in facilities would therefore necessitate extensions of the barriers.  We also believe that any acoustic barriers should be sealed to prevent them being breached by pupils.


  1. Alterations and erection of security fencing and gates

Parish Comments:-  Object, Fencing material and height lend itself to an industrial feel in the Green Belt.



  1. Nishan Sahib

Parish Comments:-  Object as the proposed flagpole is higher than the building, this is a school not a Gurudwara which is a place of worship, see below:



17/01156/FUL                    19 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Single storey side extension.

Parish Comments:-  No comment


17/01190/TPO                    Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks.

T800 Common Lime – reduce dominate stem on the south side of trees crown by 4 meters to suitable growth point to match the similar height of the rest of the crown.  T799 – Horse Chestnut – reduce crown height by removing 3-4 meters to reduce wind loading.  Reshape the crown to form lower well balanced shape.

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


17/01208/FUL                    29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EF

Detached dwellinghouse.

Parish Comments:-  This application has not addressed the proposal being overbearing and intrusive to the future occupiers of that site.  The property would adversely affect the amenities of approved development within its vicinity and is contrary to policies EP3, EP5, H9 and CP8.


17/01218/TPO                    Orchard House, 3 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 – Beech – crown reduction of 2m (TPO No. 13, 2003)

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


17/01195/FUL                    7 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Single storey rear extension and side dormer.

Parish Comments:-  No comment


17/01238/TPO                    27 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T4 – Oak – Fell (SBDC TPO No 12, 2003)

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


17/01231/FUL                    Aramghar, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PJ

Part two storey, part single storey side, rear extension.  (Amendment to PP 17/00628/FUL)

Parish Comments:-  Object subject to the 50% Green Belt Rules as we believe that this is already developed to its maximum or over!


17/01251/FUL                    3 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

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

Parish Comments:-  No Comment


17/0117/8/FUL                   Grays Mead, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Two storey side and rear extension and single storey side extension.

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









17/00711/FUL                    37 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BS

Front porch. Part single storey/part two storey side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission


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

Construction of timber fence and elextric sliding gates.

Parish Comments:-  No comment subject to highway advice in conjunction with the busy road and the speed camera.  We would prefer a hedgerow rather than a 2m fence which would be much softer.

Full Planning Permission


17/00696/FUL                    Bramshaw House, 8 Duffield Park, stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HY

First floor side extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment, subject to the GB 50% rules.

Full Planning Permission


17/00825/OUT                    Temple Cottage, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 3HW

Outline application for two detached dwelling houses with formation of vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  Firstly one of the covering letters refers to application 17/00196/FUL which has nothing to do with this application and relates to a house called Foxhollow!!

We object to this application based on the drawings which have no proper measurements, and we cannot make a judgement on the 50% rules.  We are also concerned over properties in this area with basements due to the water table in this area.  The entrance is a big concern being on such a small road and on a bend, and it will become a busy junction.

Refusal of Outline Planning Permission


17/00770/TPO                    26 Elderfield Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DE

T1 Oak – Crown thinning by 30% (SBDC TPO No 09, 2010)

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

Consent Granted in part/part refused.


17/00352/FUL                    Davel House, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4FB

Amendment to PP 15/00501/FUL to allow for increase in roof height.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Refusal of Planning Permission


17/00879/FUL                    South Lodge, Rickmans Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AF

Two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  In principal we have no objections, but believe this is in the Green Belt and has already extended over the 50% green belt rules.

Refusal of Planning Permission


17/00860/NMA                   Stoke House, 26 Mobbs Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Non-Material Amendment to PP 14/02354/FUL: For the small reduction in side of the bin compound and erection of gas meter enclosure.

Non-Material Amendment to PP





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

Appeal Allowed