Minutes Planning Committee Monday 16 September 2019


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on

Monday 16 September 2019 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LP

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Finan & Mr Harris

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

039/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.


040/PL/19            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker, Cllr Hoskins and Mr Duncombe

041/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.


042/PL/19            Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 19 August 2019 which were signed by the Chairman   

043/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.

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

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

045/PL/19            Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

046/PL/19            NOTED Correspondence.

Comments for application PL/19/2119/FA

Comments for application PL/19/2177/FA

047/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:  21 October 2019

Meeting ended at 9.15pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                               Dated





PL/19/2119/FA                   Thames House, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EH

Demolition of the existing car showroom and the erection of a 2 and a half storey mixed use building comprising a car showroom at ground level, and 8 x 2 bed flats on the first and second floors.  Retention of existing workshop to the rear with 2 MOT bays.  Provision of car parking spaces, cycle storage area, and bin store.

Parish Comments: – Parish Comments: – OBJECT. 

Policies EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (f), EP4 (c), EP5 (a) & (b), H9 (a), (b) & (c), TR 7 (d) EP16,  NPPF 124 all apply.

The applicant uses EP6 which we believe is NOT relevant to this application.

The proposed extensions would result in the creation of a large, bulky and unattractive structure of excessive depth, and with a large expanse of the roof at high level. The dwelling would be lacking in pleasing proportions and would fail to respect the traditional character. The excessive depth of the extended building would be apparent in angled views from the road, and would result in an unduly bulky appearance that would be at odds with the traditional proportions of the existing building and would be out of keeping with the general character of this residential area.

This is contrary to the NPPF 124, Not a good design and an urbanising feature, it is too far forward of the existing building line.

The size, bulk, height is incongruent with its surroundings and the design layout and fenestrations are in keeping with an urbanised development, Stoke Poges is classified as a semi-rural village.

EP16 does not fit with residential use from a safety perspective.  There are hazardous substances fundamental to the business such as oil storage etc., and there appears to be no fire escape other than the front entrance.

The lay of the land is on a hill so the development is over dominant in relation to the houses on Rogers Lane, 129, 127, 125, 123 & 121 leading to loss of amenity and privacy. 

The lack of landscaping will also contribute massively to the appearance of an urban development.

PL/19/2617/FA                   7 Red Lion Cottages, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HP

Vehicular access and construction of hardstanding for one vehicle (part retrospective).

Parish Comments:-  OBJECT Policies C1 (a) No. 2, C1 (b) No. 7, C6 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e) all apply!   With reference to the County Council Highways stating there are no parking restrictions on Stoke Green is completely wrong, the whole road is subject to double yellow lines making this report incorrect!!

PL/19/2618/HB                  7 Red Lion Cottages, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HP

Listed Building Consent for Vehicular access and construction of hardstanding for one vehicle (part retrospective).

Parish Comments:-  OBJECT Policies C1 (a) No. 2, C1 (b) No. 7, C6 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e) all apply!   With reference to the County Council Highways stating there are no parking restrictions on Stoke Green is completely wrong, the whole road is subject to double yellow lines making this report incorrect!!

PL/19/2785/TP                   Oakwood House and Fairways, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

Larch-fell (TPO-SBDC/2002/29)

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report

PL/19/2719/FA                   51 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Loft conversion with rear dormer.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/19/2701/FA                   Site of Linkswood, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Erection of boundary wall and gate.

Parish Comments:-  OBJECT The proposed front boundary wall, if permitted, would result in a visually intrusive road-side feature that would appear prominent in the street scene, the predominant existing roadside features of which are mostly soft vegetative boundaries rather than formal engineered structures.  This would have an urbanising impact on the locality and would have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the street scene.  As such it is considered that this element of the proposal is contrary to policy EP3 of the SBD local plan.

Paragraph 3.3 of  the Townscape Study refers to Woodland Roads and actually has a picture of West End Lane clearly showing it as a Woodland Road!

If minded to approve we believe that this would lead to a precursor which would change the nature of this lovely Woodland Road.

PL/19/2674/FA                   78 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LF

Part two/part single storey rear/side extension, single storey front extension, extended vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/19/1470/FA                   Brookdale, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ED

Redevelopment of the site to provide 4 dwellings with associated parking and landscaping.

Parish Comments:-  OBJECT Policies EP3 (a), (c), (d) & H9 all apply.

PL/19/2517/FA                   Jolanka, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

Demolition of existing garage.  Two storey side, front, part two storey, part single storey side extensions incorporating rear balconies and internal alterations.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/19/2192/FA                   The Old Post Office, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, Sl2 4PW

Single storey rear and single storey side extension.  Revised Plans.

Parish Comments:-  Our previous comments still apply which were:-  No Objection but we have concerns over the loss of light to the adjoining neighbours. Policy EP5 applies.




PL/19/1634/FA                   Macs Farm, Farthing Green lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JQ

Change of use of the existing ancillary outbuilding to an independent dwelling (Use Class C3)

Parish Council comments: Subject to waiving of previous approval: PL/18 4398 FA also subject to confirmation that the conversions have not been undertaken.

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/19/2149/FA                   The Hermitage, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Two storey rear and front extensions, loft conversion with additional dormer windows to rear and front elevations.

Parish Council Comments:  No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Pl/19/2021/OA                   Fairfield Lodge, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Outline application for demolition of existing dwelling and erection of new dwelling.

Parish Comments:   This needs to be in keeping as it is in a Conservation Area.  We believe H9a and b apply.


PL/19/2335/TP                   Sefton park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

T1 Horse Chestnut – Fell to ground level (SBDC TPO 1, 1947).

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/19/1886/FA                   4 Coniston Cottages, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NP

Single storey side extension and front porch.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment


PL/19/2253/TP                   Orchard House, 3 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 Beech Tree, reduce height and spread of tree by 2-3m.  T2 Yew tree, reduce the height by 1-2m and the spread by 2-3m (SBDC TPO 13, 2003)

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

Hereby Refuses Consent

PL/19/1857/FA                   Lane Lodge, Grays park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HX

First floor side extension.

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

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/19/1683/FA                   3 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BN

Two storey rear extension and side porch.

Parish Council comments: No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/19/2042/TP                   Allerds, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

A1 – Birch – Fell, A2 Conifer – Fell, A3 Birch – Fell, A4 Birch – Reduce to fence height, A5 Cypress – Remove dead top (SBDC TPO 06, 1993

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/19/2177/FA                   The Poplars, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JG

Change of use to residential care home (use class C2) and formation of associated parking space

Not received by Parish Council for comments!!

Hereby Permits