Minutes Planning Committee Monday 17 August 2020 via Zoom (Draft)


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on

17 August 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:-


Meeting ID:-  943 6009 6210 Password:-  319270                                                                                                   

Present:- Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Finan, Cllr Knox-Scott & Mr Duncombe

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also present:- 3 members of public.

011/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.

2 members of public asked the committee for advice on a PNE application that had been received for a neighbouring property of theirs, advice was given to them to write to the head of Planning for answers and clarification on PNE applications between C2 & C3 use.

012/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker and Mr Harris.

013/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.

Cllr Carter declared an interest in a delegated application PL/20/2133/FA received on the same day as the agenda was published, the clerk has asked for this application to be heard this evening due to the timescale for comments and the committee agreed.  The application is from Cllr Carter and she will be placed in the waiting room whilst it is discussed, and comments decided.

014/PL/20            Minutes

RESOLVED to Approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 July 2020 which will be signed by the Chairman.

015/PL/20            Planning Applications

  • RESOLVED  To approve delegated decisions submitted for Planning Applications for which the response date was prior to this Committee Meeting.   See Appendix 1.
  • RESOLVED To consider and formulate a response to new Planning Applications received. See Appendix 2. Plus amended plans for information only.

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

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

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

018/PL/20            Correspondence.

019/PL/20            Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 RESOLVEDto 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 September 2020

Meeting ended at 8.57pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                               Dated





PL/20/1620/FA                   30 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Subdivision of plot, erection of detached dwelling served by existing vehicular access and formation of new access to serve the existing dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Policies EP3 (a), (b), (d) & (f), HP (a) & (b) and NPPF section 12 all apply.  The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear over dominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site. As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF. Furthermore, the proposed development would not reflect the form or height of existing buildings on this designated Formal Suburban Road, to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

PL/20/2016/FA                   Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Single storey rear extensions and first floor extension above garage.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the Green Belt 50% rule.

PL/20/2106/FA                   Sesquiacre, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4NN

Demolition of existing garages, part two storey, part single storey side/front extension, conversion of loft space for habitable accommodation with dormers to rear and front elevations.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the Green Belt 50% rule.

PL/20/2540/KA                  Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

T1 – Tilia Cordata, crown reduction by 30%. T2 – Tilia Cordata, crown pollard 50%. (SB Stoke Park Conservation Area).

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the Tree Officer report.

PL/20/2309/RM                 Singh Sabha Sports Ground, Stoke Poges Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Installation of a 17.5m monopole supporting 6 antennas and 2 300mm dishes, the installation of 2 cabinets and 1 meter cabinet and ancillary development.

Parish Comments:-  Object, the proposed telecom mast would be cited in a prominent location visible within the open countryside in a sensitive Green Belt location.  The Height and bulk form would be highly visible when viewed from the surrounding area appearing visibly intrusive, it also forms an intrusion of the skyline particularly from the new Country Park and will adversely affect the appearance of this area.  Policies GB1, EP3, EP18 and section 15 of the NPPF apply.

PL/20/2120/FA                   18 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey side extension and changes to windows and doors.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/2121/FA                   18 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension and changes to windows and doors.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/2207/FA                   25 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey side extension, single storey front extension, porch canopy/garage conversion and widening of existing vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/2014/FA                   Rosslyn House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Single storey rear and double storey side extension and first floor side dormer.

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

PL/20/2133/FA                   24 Elizabeth Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LQ  (Delegated Comments)

Demolition of existing shed and garden room and erection of a new outbuilding.

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.

Hereby Refuse Permission

4/8/2020 – Appeal:- APP/N0410/W/20/3259672 – Written Reps by 1 September 2020