Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 15 March 2021 via Zoom.


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 15 March 2021 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:-   https://zoom.us/j/92870184274?pwd=NytaeFlFeUJ5OU8yeDZ6bXRrZitaZz09

Meeting ID:- 928 7018 4274   Password:- 696381

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:-  4 members of public

074/PL/21           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.

3 members of public spoke about planning application PL/21/0603/FA and gave the committee their concerns.

1 member of public spoke about the Neighbourhood Plan and offered to support the Council with work on the plan looking at Heritage properties and other non-heritage properties, that should be identified.

075/PL/21            Apologies for Absence


076/PL/21          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.


077/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 February 2021 which will be signed by the Chairman.   

078/PL/21           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.

079/PL/21           NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

080/PL/21           NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

081/PL/21           Correspondence.


082/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Update given on the scoping document which is being finalised this week which will enable sub groups to be formulated.  

083/PL/21           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 April 2021

Meeting ended at 8.52pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated





PL/21/0603/FA                  19 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Single storey side extension following demolition of existing garage and outbuilding in rear garden.

Parish Comments:- Object: Policies H13 (b) & (f), EP3 (b) & (c), H9 (a) & (b), Appendix 8, 9.1 & 9.2 all apply.

The proposed building is large and not subservient to the main dwelling. The height of this proposal is also too high for an outbuilding and could be reduced.

We have also noted inconsistencies in the ecology and tree report as there are several trees, mainly willows that pre date the houses which were built in 1958. We believe could be adversely affected.

This cluster of houses are situated in an area where the highway is higher than the front of the houses. With heavy rainfall, water drains naturally towards those houses and can cause flooding. There is an underground spring and stream so surface water drains along the side of these houses towards the back gardens and towards Duffield Lane

We suggest a thorough site visit to the rear of these properties as we believe these trees help to improve flooding and the loss of these trees would be detrimental. A site visit into the back gardens will show the natural stream, underground stream and number 19 which has already built a rear building which has dammed the flow, increasing flooding to the other houses.

If the local authority are minded to approve, we would suggest a condition should be placed on the permission  so that it cannot be made into habitual accommodation as if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development which will further exacerbate existing flooding, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist.

PL/21/0556/FA                  Rotherfield, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

Construction of a two and a half storey dwelling with link attached triple garage and associated amenity following demolition of existing dwelling with integral garage and demolition of detached single garage.

Parish Comments:-  Object: Policies EP3 (a), (b) & (c), H9 (a) & (b) 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 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.   

The proposed detached double garage, by virtue of its height scale and siting, would appear unduly prominent and detrimental to the character and appearance of the street scene and the locality in general, and would therefore be contrary to Policies EP3 and H13of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999)

We believe that this house is of merit (NDNA) in the street scene and is irreplaceable, should this development be approved we believe it will act as a precursor to further similar applications. 

We do not believe that the neighbouring properties have been notified and we have alerted the planning officer and we can see no evidence of consultees on the planning portal.

 PL/21/0605/TP                 The Nonsense House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Oak T1 – Fell (SBDC TPO No. 9, 1987 and SBDC TPO No 7, 1988)

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

PL/21/0426/FA                  Stoke End Cottage, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0427/HB                 Stoke End Cottage, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Listed Building Consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0817/TP                  36 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 Horse Chestnut – Fell (SBDC TPO 12 of 2003)

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

PL/20/4437/FA                  67 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Demolition of existing covered yard, removal of existing chimney, erection of single storey and first floor rear extension.

AMENDED PLANS – Removal of first floor element.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0728/FA                  Calladown, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Part single, part two storey front, side and rear extensions, replacement crown roof including the raising of the ridge height and solar panels, changes to windows, door and landscaping.

Parish Comments:- Object:  Contrary to Part 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), saved policies EP3 and H11 set out in the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), Core Policy 8 of the South Bucks District Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), the South Bucks District Council Residential Design Guide (October 2008) and National Design Guide (2019).

The combination of the side and rear extension would engulf the host dwelling, covering some of the existing decorative style features and detracting from those which remain. As such, the proposed extensions do not integrate satisfactory with the existing features or harmonise with the decorative style of the host dwelling and are therefore considered to be detrimental to the character and appearance of the host dwelling.

We believe this proposal to be over dominant in a strategic part of Green Belt

17/01905/FUL                   Stoke Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LY

Part demolition at the rear and residential conversion of the existing Stoke Court mansion house and re-development of site to provide 63 residential units and associated access, parking and landscaping.

AMENDED PLANS – Additional Flood Risk & Drainage Information and Development description changed to reflect the amendments of June 2020.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0816/KA                 96 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4LL

Sycamore T1 – Remove 1.5m out of top and 1m of lateral branches, Ash 2 – Fell, Conifers T3 x 2 – Fell (conservation Area: Stoke Poges West End).

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

PL/21/0768/FA                  80 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments




PL/20/0143/KA                 Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

T3 – Oak (Quercus ilex ) x 1 – Reduce south side of the oak to blend with the rest of the crown, reducing some branches up to 2.5 meters (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the Tree Officers report

No TPO Required

PL/20/3875/FA                  The Copse, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

Construction of a two storey side extension (part retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/3187/SA                  Duffield Cottage, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed outbuilding to replace existing shed.

Hereby Certify – Planning Permission not required.

PL/20/4146/FA                  132 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Single storey read/side/front extension including porch.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits


PL/19/3143/FA                  Focus School Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4QA

Erection of multi-purpose space and ancillary rooms, removal of existing modular classrooms, creation of a new footpath link with Khalsa Academy, creation of temporary construction access on School Lane and related landscaping, SUDS and other drainage works and associated works to 6 no. TPO trees.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Contrary to GB1

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 Greenbelt, 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.

Hereby Refuses Permission / Appeal received against refusal – Written Reps by 9 April 2021