Minutes Planning Committee Meeting held on 21 September 2020


MINUTES of the Planning Committee held on

21 September 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:- https://zoom.us/j/98071499466?pwd=QUE3UUdoUFBTUklWTDI0SHZxRjRIZz09

Meeting ID:-  980 7149 9466  Password:-  232803

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

Also Present:- One member of public                                                                                                                         

020/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.

One member of public was there to hear comments on PL/20/2554/FA

021/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Mrs Simmonds (Clerk), Minutes taken by Cllr Crocker.

022/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.


023/PL/20            Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 August 2020 which will be signed by the Chairman.               

024/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.

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

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

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

027/PL/20            Correspondence.

NOTED Buckinghamshire Council – New Planning Legilsation on Permitted Development and Change of Use

028/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:  19 October 2020

Meeting ended at 9.30pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                                               Dated



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/20/2457/OA                  Home Farm, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Outline Application for two dwellings (all matters reserved)

Parish Council Comments:   Object.  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 Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of Green Belt policy.

Furthermore, this proposal would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the building when considered in relation to the original building and its potential intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Green Belt which, individually and when considered in the context of an accumulation of similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims and objectives of the Green Belt.

PL/20/2517/FA                   16 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT

Erection of an Outbuilding/Gym room ancillary to the main dwelling.

Parish Council Comments:   No Comment.  However, we would ask that you be mindful of local knowledge.  We understand that the public sewer runs along the rear of the gardens in this road.  In recent years the sewers have had to be reconstructed due to intensification of previous extensions carried out in the road.  We would suggest that the Officer contacts Thames Water to obtain details.

PL/20/2544/FA                   4 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Part two storey, part single storey front extension and alterations to the vehicular access.

PL/20/0985/FA                   Anvil House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Two storey front and side extension, single storey side extension, additional windows to side elevation and changes to fenestration/doors. (Amended Plans)


Parish Comments:-  No comments, but subject to the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/20/2466/FA                   70 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DN

New Timber boundary fence and gates (to replace existing) at side/front/rear of existing house.

Parish Council Comments:   No Comment.

PL/20/2554/FA                   Little Oaks, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Two storey rear extension, front entrance canopy, loft conversion/extension with front/rear facing dormer/roof windows and alterations to fenstrations.

Parish Council Comments:   Object.  This proposed further extension to the property would result in a large, bulky and unattractive structure of excessive depth.  The design is symmetrical and monolithic in its appearance and would appear out of character in this woodland road.

We refer you to the “Built Form” section of the “Townscape Character Study” where the second bullet point states, “Range of individual architect designed houses of varied architectural styles, materials and detailing and generally an asymmetrical, informal architectural composition”.

We would also ask you to be mindful of the following clauses from the NPPF document:

 “Are visually attractive as a result of good architecture, layout and appropriate and effective landscaping”

 “Are sympathetic to local character and history, including the surrounding built environment and landscape setting, while not preventing or discouraging appropriate innovation change”.

 We believe the following policies to be relevant to this application EP3, EP5 a, b and c, H9 a and b and H11.

PL/20/2595/FA                   35 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Erection of 2 bedroom bungalow with vehicular access.

Parish Council Comments:   Object.  It is our belief that this proposal if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor for similar developments in the area.

 We believe that the new proposed access would have a detrimental impact on pedestrian and highway safety.  In addition the existing property on the site already has an access point.  A second access point if permitted on the B416

would add to the danger and inconvenience on this busy road.  We are also extremely concerned about the loss of green space with regard to the grass verge on the B416 which is an urbanising feature in this road.

We would ask that you are mindful of Section 2.7.6 of the “Townscape Character Study”.

We feel that the following clauses apply with regard to this application EP3 b and f and H9 a and b.

PL/20/2286/VRC               Land adjoining, 1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Variation of condition 2 of PP 17/02170/FUL (Detached dwelling house and vehicular access with associated hardstanding) to allow for: New front and rear rooflights to facilitate living space on second floor.  Increase to floor area, changes to windows and doors.  New vehicular access including dropped kerb.

Parish Council Comments:   Object.  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”.

This application is also contrary to some of the conditions on the previous approval.

PL/20/2561/VRC               Land Adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Variation of conditions 11 and 13 of PP PL/18/2849/FA (demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new detached chalet bungalow served by the existing vehicular access).  To allow for the temporary retention of the existing garage, replacement of front rooflights with 2 dormer windows and the addition of a basement level.

Parish Council Comments:   Object. We believe the conditions attached to the current application should be upheld.

PL/20/2631/EU                  Macs Farm, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JQ

Lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition.

Proposal:- Certificate of Lawfulness for the existing Farm Building – Information Only

Parish Council Comments:   The Parish Council has concerns with regard to how this would be enforced should temporary permission for the Granny Annex be granted.  If permission is given we feel there should be a time limit imposed.