Minutes Planning meeting 21 January 2019

MINUTES of the  Meeting of the Planning Committee held on

Monday 21 January 2019 at 7.30pm in the DEBBIE TOWART Room at the Village Centre,

Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

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

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

077/PL/19            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.


078/PL/19            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Taylor.

079/PL/19        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.


080/PL/19            Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 19 November 2018 which were signed by the Chairman.

081/PL/19            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.

082/PL/19            NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

083/PL/19            NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

084/PL/19            Correspondence.

085/PL/19            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 February 2019

Meeting ended 8.20pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                               Dated





PL/18/4645/EU                  Land at 2 Woodbine Cottages, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Certificate of Lawfulness for an existing use relating to use of building as a separate self-contained dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Our previous comments from all previous applciations still apply and were:-

Object, we have serious concerns about this, appendix 9 & 10, H12, H13, GB2 (g) i, ii, iii, iv & v all apply.  Please refer to the many previous planning refusals and appeals.

We also agree with the previous refusal reasons from SBDC.  We have seen the letters purporting to be from tenants, has it been checked that these were on the electoral registers when they say they were living there or have you seen any other evidence that confirms their residency.

PL/18/4694/KA                  Hollybush House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

T1 Chestnut – prune back lower bough by 4M, T2 Cypress – Crown lift up to 4m (conservation area Stoke Poges Framewood Road)

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

PL/18/4528/TP                   27 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Pine (T1) – remove to near ground level (SBDC TPO no:12, 2003)

Parish Comments:-  Object.  We object to removing any trees for no valid reason, this tree has no disease and also has a TPO.  It appears a completely healthy tree.

PL/18/4724/TP                   Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Work as per trees work schedule (SBDC TPO 12, 1998)

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

PL/18/4742/FA                   The Barn House, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Single storey side and rear extensions, following demolition of existing garage and conservatory.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/18/4806/FA                   Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Erection of dwelling house, demolition of existing house and outbuildings.  Retention of existing garage.

Parish Comments:-  We have no objection in theory, however we have concerns over the use of the applications permitted development buildings in calculation!  We believe that if planning permission is granted then the permitted development rights should be removed. 

We object to the style of the proposal which is contrary to the South Bucks Townscape Character Study dated July 2015 in particular to section 3.3 Woodland Roads.  The character of the homes within these settings are in general to be of an asymmetrical and informal architectural composition and this is not!!  Policies EP3 (f) and H9 (a) apply.

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.

PL/18/4878/TP                   26 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T2 Ash & T3 Oak – Remove (TPO 12, 2003)

Parish Comments:-  Object.  We object to removing any trees for no valid reason, this tree has no disease and also has a TPO.  It appears a completely healthy tree

PL/18/4792/FA                   Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QP

The installation of temporary classrooms arranged in single storey block and a double storey block for a temporary period until the 1st March 2019 (Retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Previous comments apply which were:-

OBJECT in Green Belt.  Policies GB1, EP3 (a), (b), (c) & (d) all apply as well as TR5 & TR7 as we are assuming they are required to house students that cannot be accommodated in the existing building.  This will result in more traffic which the surrounding areas cannot accommodate.   The 50% Green Belt rules also apply.  If minded to approve there must be strict conditions that they come down in March 2019 and permission is NOT extended.   These temporary buildings are sighted close to neighbouring properties and will lead to loss of privacy and an increase in noise disturbance.  Therefore if minded to approve we ask that the blocks be reversed so that the single block is nearest the boundary and the two storey sited nearest the existing building so that the double block does not overlook  into the neighbouring properties and cause them loss of privacy.  We would ask that the trees remain undisturbed.  These temporary buildings will, in our view, negatively impact the open nature of the area.




PL/18/3821/FA                   Gable End, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Demolition of existing garage, part single/part two storey front and rear extensions, alterations to roof and side fenestration.

Parish Council Comments:    We have concerns about the height of the new roof and whether it is in keeping with the area

Herby Permits

PL/18/3888/KA                  Stoke Park Golf Club, Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PG

2 x Oak Trees – Fell/Prune (Conservation Area Stoke Park)

Parish Comments:-  Object to the loss of trees in the Conservation Area and the Green Belt, however we will reply on the arboriculturalist to decide.

No TPO required/Works can commence.

PL/18/4124/KA                  The Stoke Poges School, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Works to trees next to school in conservation area: Stoke Poges West End.

Parish Council Comments:   No comment – subject to the arboriculturist’s report

No TPO required/Works can commence.

PL/18/3851/TP                   Copperfield House, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

T1, Cedar Tree – remove to ground level and replaced, T2, Lime Tree – cur back and reduce by 25%, T3 Lime Tree – crown reduction by 25% (SBDC TPO 02, 1963)

Parish Council Comments:   No comment – subject to the arboriculturist’s report

Consent Refused

PL/18/3919/FA                   The Bungalow, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6PA

First floor side extension.

Parish Council Comments:   No Comment

Permission Refused.

PL/18/4132/FA                   The Grey House, 61 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JP

Retention of solar panels on roof (Retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  Object based on the existing solar panels not adhering to the original planning permission granted.

Hereby Permits

PL/18/4059/FA                   Pine Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Construction of garage, following demolition of existing garage.

Parish Comments:-  Policy EP3 applies, we have concerns over the ridge height and the Green Belt 50% rules.

Hereby Permits

PL/18/3802/FA                   Claremont House, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EL

Two storey side extension.

Parish Council Comments:   We believe that Appendix 8, 3.1 applies to this application.

Hereby Permits

PL/18/4099/FA                   1 Stoke Green Cottages, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, SL2 4HR

Roof extension, rear dormer, pitched roof over existing flat roof and roof lantern to rear.

Parish Comments:- No Objection to the roof extension but we object to the rear dormer.  Policies EP3, EP5, H9 (a) & (b), H11 (a) (b) & (c), and C1 all apply.

Hereby Permits


TPO/19/0002                      Fraxinus, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4ND

TPO made on T1