MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on
14 December 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:- https://zoom.us/j/95018495312?pwd=RUFwZGdWUVozbEN1cWwzYkdCR3ZYdz09
Meeting ID:- 950 1849 5312 Password:- 426513
Present:- Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Crocker, Mr Duncombe, Mr Harris & Cllr Knox-Scott
In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)
047/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.
048/PL/20 Apologies for Absence
APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Finan
049/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.
RESOLVED to approve of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 19 October 2020 which will be signed by the Chairman
051/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.
052/PL/20 NOTEDPlanning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.
District Decisions made since the last Planning Committee Meeting. See Appendix 3.
053/PL/20 NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.
NOTED Waldon Telecom Ltd – Upgrade to existing telecommunications site located at Brockhurst Wood, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4DA
055/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: 18 January 2021
Meeting ended at 8.50pm
NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
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.
Amended Plans:- Revised parking layout.
Parish Comments:- Object, our previous comments apply which were:-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.
In addition to these comments we would say that this is a cul-de-sac and already has congested parking, tandem parking is not ideal and will add to the existing parking congestion.
PL/20/2595/FA 35 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB
Erection of 2 bedroom bungalow with vehicular access.
Amended Plans:- Alteration to materials and amended application form.
Parish Comments:– Object our previous comments apply which were:- 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.
In addition to these comments the design is not in keeping with house in Penn Meadow. The Design and Access statement does not correlate with the drawings and talk about a slate roof, but the drawings show a sheet metal roof, materials of which are not in keeping. They mention solar panels but they are missing from the plans, we also still strongly object to the loss of green space on the grass verge on the B416 as mentioned above. Policies as mentioned above all still apply.
PL/20/3700/EU 126 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DN
Lawful Developments certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition.
Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use of a single storey rear extension as bed/sitting room ancillary to main dwelling house.
Parish Comments:- Object. To our knowledge the request for buildings has always been for garages/storage space but are being used as habitable accommodation and is not in keeping with other houses in this road. The planning permission in 1994 clearly states that these must be used for garage purposes only and they are now in breach of this planning permission by using it as habitable. The accumulation of buildings is not in keeping with the street scene and all three buildings are being used for habitable accommodation or will be if allowed.
PL/20/3791/FA Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB
Change of use of land for the parking of private ambulances (retrospective).
Parish Comments:- Object to another commercial business in the Green Belt, Policies GB1, GB4 GB9 (c) & EP3 (f) all apply.
AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION
PL/20/2902/FA Somerville, Duffield Park, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HY
Single storey rear extension and garage conversion.
Parish Comments:- No comment subject to the Green Belt 50% rules.
PL/20/2985/FA Khalsa Secondary Academy, Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges SL2 4QB
New pedestrian access into and out of the Academy grounds which is compatible with Disability legislation. The proposed scheme widens, straightens and levels this path and extends it through to the cark park up to the Academy building entrance. The works also include changes to the existing railings and gates needed to accommodate the upgraded path.
Parish Comments:- We do not object to having a disabled access but we do object to the loss of trees. The tree report is from 2017 supporting a previous application we would recommend re-planting to replace the loss of trees on this sensitive green belt site. Proposed fencing is an urbanising feature and not compatible with the Green Belt.
PL/20/3140/TP 29 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER
T1 Oak, Crown reduce by a third or 2-5 meters (SBDC TPO 12 of 2003)
Parish Comments:- No objection subject to the tree officers report.
Hereby Grants Consent
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.
Parish Comments:- No comments, but subject to the Green Belt 50% rules.
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 fenestrations.
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.