Minutes Planning Committee 16 July 2018


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 16 July 2018 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Crocker, Cllr Hoskins & Cllr Taylor.

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds


023/PL/18            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.


024/PL/18            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Mr Duncombe and Mr Harris. 

025/PL/18         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.



026/PL/18            Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 18 June 2018 (previously circulated)

027/PL/18            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.

028/PL/18            NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

029/PL/18            NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.                                           

030/PL/18            Correspondence.

031/PL/18            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:  20 August 2018

Meeting ended at 8.39pm.







Signed/Chairman                                                                                                               Dated








18/00905/FUL                    Heatherset, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JH

Part single, part two storey rear, first floor front extensions.

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


18/00937/FUL                    Site of Linkswood, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Proposed new front gates to front of property.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Policies EP4 (a) & (b) & H9 (a) & (b) apply.  Also this road fits the description of a ‘Woodland Road’ according the the South Bucks Townscape Character study part 2.7.  The rest of this road have dominant tall maintained hedgerows, this would act as a precursor and change the whole character of the woodland road if permitted.  We believe this is a threat to the character of this road.


18/00865/FUL                    Firs Field Storage Building, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Erection of a detached single storey dwelling following with demolition of the existing storage building.

Parish Comments:-  Our Previous Comments Still Apply which were:-


Object Policies GB2 ( a),( b), (c) & ( d) and (giii) , and GB1all apply!


It is not considered that the existing farm building is of ‘substantial’ construction and capable of conversion into a dwelling without major re-construction. In addition the resulting dwelling and its associated garden/residential curtilage would have an urbanising impact on this rural setting and would erode the openness of the Green Belt and conflict with its purposes of safeguarding the countryside from encroachment. The proposal would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt which by definition is harmful and would be contrary to the aims of saved policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and the guidance set out in the NPPF. 2. The application has failed to provide adequate survey information relating to bats and reptiles on the site. As such it has not possible to properly assess the impact of the proposed development on these protected species. In addition the application has failed to demonstrate how net gain for biodiversity will be obtained. The application is therefore contrary to Core Policy CP9 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011) and the guidance set out of the NPPF.


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.


The Design and Access statement associated with this application states that the existing building is clad in corrugated metal.  We disagree strongly with this statement.  This is not a clad building it is an unstable structure primarily constructed of corrugated sheets.


We also disagree with the statement on page 18 of this application that the site has existing vehicular access.  There is currently no road or access suitable for vehicles.


The elevations and floor plans of the existing structure provided with this application are extremely inaccurate and falsely give the impression of a permanent and substantial structure.


We find the fact that this building has B use extremely strange.  It has never been used as any form of employment.


The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances. It has not been demonstrated that the existing building to be converted is of permanent and substantial construction and capable of conversion without major or complete re-construction. In addition the associated use of the land would detract from the open and undeveloped character of the Green Belt. The proposal constitutes inappropriate development within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful, and no very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to Green Belt policy. As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 9 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF. 2.


The proposed development would result in an intensification of use of an existing access at a point where visibility is substandard and would lead to danger and inconvenience to people using it and to highway users in general. The development is therefore contrary to saved policy TR5 of the South Buicks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), the aims of the Buckinghamshire’s Local Transport Plan 4 and the guidance set out in the NPPF.


Also the existing drawings DO NOT reflect a true picture of what is currently there!!


18/00676/FUL                    Brookdale, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ED

Redevelopment of site to provide 7 dwellings a=with associated parking and access.

Parish Comments:-  Our Previous comments still apply which were:-


Concerns of overdevelopment.  Although statutory parking spaces have been met there are

concerns about visitor parking as the only other place to park is the main road B416 which suffers from speeding



Also policies H9 (a), (b) & section 840, and TR7 (d) & (b), and EP3 (a), (b) & (d) all apply.


18/00582/FUL                    Stoke Park Ltd, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Redevelopment of site to provide 2 detached dwellings and 6 apartments with associated hardstanding and landscaping.

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


PL/189/2127/FA                                Glencairn, Duffield Park, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HY

Single storey rear extension, two storey front infill extension.  Demolition of garage and erection of a single storey side extension.  Alterations to fenestration.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the 50% Green belt rules.


18/00919/FUL                    1 Ash Grove, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AG

Single storey side, part single/part two storey side extensions.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.


PL/18/2237/KA                  Little Mount, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

T1 – Sycamore Crown reduce to previous pruning points, T2 – Sycamore Fell, T3 – Poplar Fell, grind out stumps,. T5- Sycamore Fell grind out stump, T6 – Scots Pine remove storm damaged limb, hung up branch and deadwood.

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


PL/18/2117/FA                   Gateside, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Two storey rear extension and loft conversion.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment


PL/18/2144/FA                   Oak Acre, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4BG

New Vehicular entrance with wall and gate and a drop kerb off Templewood Lane.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Policies EP4 (a) & (b) & H9 (a) & (b) apply.  Also this road fits the description of a ‘Woodland Road’ according the the South Bucks Townscape Character study part 2.7.  this would act as a precursor and change the whole character of the woodland road if permitted.  We believe this is a threat to the character of this road.


PL/18/2143/FA                   Oak Acre, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4BG

Detached double garage with wood store at rear.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.


PL/18/2156/FA                   The Grey House, 61 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JP

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments:-  Object, policies GB10 (c), (d), (e) & (f), EP3 (a) & (d), H9 (a) & (b) & GB1 (e) all apply!.  Furthermore we believe this could cause significant harm to the openness and permanence in the Green Belt if not properly controlled.  This harm would be further intensified by the spacious, low-density character of the surrounding built-up area of the village, and the publicly-visible position of the sites side and rear gardens from Plough Lane and the public footpath that runs adjacent to the eastern boundary.  We also object to this being 105% over the size of the original house.


PL/18/2061/FA                   8 Cherry Orchard, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PY

Two storey infill extension to front, detached garage changes to fenestration and internal alterations.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment


18/00922/FUL                    South Bucks Golf Acadamy, Stoke Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NL

Proposed Country Park involving the demolition of the driving range and remodelling of the former golf course and driving range with creation of a sculptured landscape with informal and formal sports and recreational facilities, including construction of a mountain bike trail, BMX pump trail, bike circuit, children’s play area and amphitheatre.  Demolition of the water tank and former club house and construction of a single storey building comprising ancillary café, meeting space and retail unit.  Creation of additional car parking and associated landscaping and infrastructure.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection.


PL/18/2275/FA                   11 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Replacement of front porch, conversion of carport to garage.  Single storey side to rear extension, partial demolition of existing garage.  First floor rear extension.  Raise ridge height of existing roof including two rooflights in rear roof slope.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment


18/00834/FUL                    31 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Part two storey, part single storey rear extension and front canopy.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment