Minutes Planning Committee 18 November 2019


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 18 November 2019 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LP

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:-  One Member of Public

057/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.


058/PL/19            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker and Cllr Finan.

059/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.


060/PL/19            Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 21 October 2019 which were signed by the Chairman.

061/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.

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

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

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

064/PL/19            Correspondence.

065/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:  9 December 2019

Meeting ended at 8.20pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                                               Dated





PL/19/3604/FA                   The Hermitage, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Demolition of existing and erection of a new dwelling, external alterations to existing detached garage.

Parish Comments: – Object Policies EP3 (a) (b) (c) (d) & (f), H9 (a) & (b) all apply.  Also the South Bucks Townscape Character Study Part 2 Revision A, July 2015 says West End Lane falls within the definition of a Woodland Road under section 3.3.  Also falls under section 3.3.2 

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 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.

PL/19/3809/KA                  Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Tree works.

Parish Comments: – No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

PL/19/3784/FA                   Purbeck, 4 Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LT

Single storey front and rear extensions, extension to front dormer, replacement of doors, windows and front canopy, cladding of dormers.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/19/3693/FA                   Craylands, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Single storey rear extension and extension to existing first floor terrace with associated parking.

Parish Comments: – We have no comment for the single storey rear extension; however the extension to the first floor terrace causes us concerns of overlooking.

PL/19/3002/FA                   35 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Construction of chalet bungalow. Amended and Altered plans showing subdivision of plot for form new independent dwelling and to include the proposed access.

Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments apply which were: – Parish Comments: – Object.  Policies H13 (a), (b), (c), (f) & (g) appendix 8.2 and 8.3 and EP3 all apply.  We have noted residents’ concerns and there appears to be another building already on the land exactly where they want to build this?

We have noted and object to the new access across Bells Hill Green highway and feel that the removal of the grass verge would be a loss of amenity.

PL/19/3648/FA                   68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Erection of a detached outbuilding.

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies EP3 & H9 & H13 (b) (c) (d) & (f) all apply.  We note residents’ concerns over trees, and the building appears larger than a cumulative size of the main dwelling.

PL/19/3473/FA                   Woodside, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AN

Single storey side/rear extension, front canopy and window changes following demolition of garage and front porch.

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies EP3 (d) & (e), GB1 (3), H9 (a) & (b), H11 (a) (b) & (c) all apply.  Also concerns that this does not comply with the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/19/2876/TP                   Woodlands, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Works to trees subject to a TPO.  T1 Oak – Lighten split stem/branch by at least 50% (SBDC TPO 04, 1956)

Parish Comments: – No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

PL/19/1702/FA                   Bolds Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LR

Amendment to layout and design of dwellings, parking and access.  Demolition of existing 22 elderly care flats and construction of 5 two bed houses and 7 three bed house incorporating parking, hardstanding and amenity areas.

Parish Comments: – Object, Our previous comments apply which were: – Object EP3 a,c,d&e, H9a&b. This site is adjacent to a conservation area. We do not believe that the proposed materials are in keeping and do not harmonise with surrounding buildings and are of an urbanising appearance.

PL/19/3391/DE                  Autologic Systems.  Brockhurst Park, Rickmans Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4AF

Application for reserved matters following outline planning permission 17/01996/OUT (Redevelopment of site to provide three detached dwellings with detached garages) for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.

Parish Comments: – Noted the comment re site clearance and are concerned that trees may have already been removed.

PL/19/3599/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 Comments: – Our previous comments still apply which were: – Subject to waiving of previous approval: PL/18 4398 FA also subject to confirmation that the conversions have not been undertaken.

Also the proposal constitutes inappropriate development within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful. No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of 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 13 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

PL/19/3844/TP                   42 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Robina Tree – Remove Tree (SBDC TPO 12, 2003)

Parish Comments: – No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.




PL/19/3265/KA                  Stoke Green Farmhouse, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Willow – removal of dead branch to safe height and reduce remaining branches to an equal height (about 3-4 metres) (Stoke Green Conservation Area).

Parish Comments: – No objection subject to the arboriculturalist’s report.

Consent Granted with clause to re-plant a new tree within 1 year.

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/19/2725/SA                   Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QP

Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed change of use of first floor room to civil ceremony room (Use Class: Sui Generis) with associated parking and access.

Refusal of Certificate of Lawfulness

PL/19/3167/TP                   Trelawney, 2 Hampden Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JF

T1 Tulip – trimmed by approximately 15% (3.5 metres) (SBDC TPO 868)

Parish Comments: – No objection subject to the arboriculturalist’s report.

Hereby Grants Consent