Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 16 March 2020

MINUTES

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 16 March 2020 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre,

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

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

094/PL/20           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

None

095/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received and accepted for Cll Finan and Mr Harris.

096/PL/20           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.

None

097/PL/20            Minutes

RESOLVED to approve  the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 February 2020 which were signed by the Chairman.

098/PL/20            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.

099/PL/20            NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

100/PL/20            NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

101/PL/20            Correspondence.

NOTED letter sent to highways regarding Red Lion Cottages as agree last month, and the response.  RESOLVED to agree to respond.

102/PL/20            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 April 2020

Meeting ended at 8.10pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                               Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/20/0412/FA                   The House, Larchmoor Park, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4EY

Parish Comments:-  Object, policies TR5 (a) & (c) also EP3 (f) all apply.  

The development, if permitted, would lead to the creation of a new private access on a section of busy route, in an area that is devoid of such features. The slowing and turning of vehicles associated with the use of the access would lead to conflict and interference with the free flow of traffic on the highway and be detrimental to highway safety. 

The dwelling already enjoys a vehicular access and a second access at this point would unnecessarily add to the danger and inconvenience inherent in accesses to the highway. 

We believe this is also contrary to GB1 (i) by virtue of the part demolition of an antique brick wall.

We believe this is also contrary to GB1 (i) by virtue of the part demolition of an antique brick wall.

PL/19/4130/FA                   16 Deans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JX

Erection of single storey rear/side extension.  Loft conversion incorporating rear dormer and front roof lights.  New front porch and new side window.

Parish Comments:-  Object to the dormer which is not in-keeping.  Policies GB10, H9 (a) & (b) and EP3 (a), (b) & (c) all 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.

Amended, change of design, size of dormer, and emended roof to single storey element.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/0682/FA                   43 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LE

Retention of front brick boundary wall and brick piers.  Proposed hedge behind front wall.

Parish Comments:-  Object. Out of keeping.  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.

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 Rogers Lane, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

Rogers Lane should be treated as a Woodland Road in accordance with the South Bucks Townscape Character Study, a wall of this nature does not respect vocabulary of the boundary treatment in such a Woodland Road

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/19/4467/KA                  The Old Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Felling of a eucalyptus tree (Framewood Road Conservation Area)

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

No TPO Required, work can commence.

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/19/3144/HB                  Focus School, Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Listed Building Consent for Erection of a multi-purpose space and ancillary rooms and refurbishment of Grade II Listed Sefton Park School.

Parish Comments: – We have no objections as far as the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed building is concerned.  However we OBJECT to the addition of the multi-purpose space as we believe its design is totally out of keeping in this historically sensitive location.

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent

PL/19/4443/TP                   Montebello, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Beech (T5) fell.  Silver Birch (T21) fell.  (SBDC TPO 18/2013)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/19/4255/FA                   West End House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Erection of a new projecting portico, alterations to fenestration and garage doors, roof alterations, addition of a dormer to front elevation of house, front and rear dormers and addition of a first floor to garage, single storey rear veranda and associated works.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policy H12 applies.  Concerned that this will form the basis of a self-contained annex.  Contrary to Appendix 8, 8.2 & 8.3

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits