Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held Monday 21 June 2021


MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on21 June 2021 at 7.30pm IN THE CLUB ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Present:-Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Crocker, Mr Duncombe, Cllr Finan, Cllr Flower, Cllr Knox-Scott & Mr Rawlings.

In Attendance:- Apologies given by the Clerk, Cllr Crocker took the minutes.

013/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.


014/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

Apologies were received from Mrs J Simmonds and Mr J Harris.

015/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.


016/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 24 May 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

017/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.

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

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

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

020/PL/21           Correspondence.


021/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates given following scoping meetings.

022/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:  19 July 2021

Meeting ended at 9.07pm.

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated





PL/21/1945/FA                  175 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DH

Single storey front porch extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

PL/21/1905/FA                  6 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BP

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

PL/21/1928/FA                  The Cricket Club, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

Installation of a container for storage.

Parish Council Comments:   Object

There is already a container one container located here and we feel that adding another will clutter what is a Green Belt site and conservation area.  We feel this is an urbanising feature.  It will cause loss of parking and drainage issues.  The site is next to a Grade 2 listed building.  We feel it would be more pleasing in Green Belt to have one solution.

PL/21/1480/FA                  The Cricket Club, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

Installation of an England and Wales Cricket Board approved 3-Lane system within a safety fenced enclosure and with surrounding security fenced enclosure and with surrounding security fence.  The Lanes are 34m in length and the overall footprint of the construction is 36m x 12.95m.  AMENDED PLANS IN RED.  COMMENTS FROM ORIGINAL PLANS ARE: -The Parish Council Clerk has asked the County Councillors to call this application in, acknowledged 25 May 2021.

Parish Council Comments:  Object 

We have already asked for this application to be called in and would ask that our previous comments are taken into account.  We would like to add that we feel this is an urbanising feature and will affect the openness of the Green Belt.  We feel that EP3, R6, C1, GB1, NPPF 143 and 144 apply.  This proposal, if permitted, would be likely to act as a precursor for further applications of 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.

PL/21/1952/FA                  61 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Demolition of existing garage, part two, part single storey side, first floor rear, single storey rear and single storey front extensions.

Parish Council Comments:   Obect

We feel the following apply to this application H11d, EP3, H9a and b, Appendix 6 1.1, Appendix 8 Section 3 3.1 and Appendix 8 Section 4 4.1

PL/21/1790/FA                  57 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

PL/21/2134/FA                  33 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey/part first floor rear extension

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

PL/21/2073/FA                  Framewood Nursery, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Demolition of existing garage, proposed single storey detached garage.

Parish Council Comments:   No Comment but we note this property has had previous extensions and refer to the

Green Belt 50% rule.

PL/21/2014/FA                  45 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Proposed outbuilding in rear garden.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

PL/21/2207/FA                  45 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

Demolition of existing single storey extension and erection of a two-storey side and rear extension, additional window to front elevation (renewal of previously approved application 16/00175/FUL)

Parish Council Comments: No Comment




PL/19/3648/FA                  68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Erection of a detached outbuilding.

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies EP3 & H9 & H13 (b) (c) (d) & (f) all apply.  We note residents’ concerns over trees, and the building appears larger than a cumulative size of the main dwelling.

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

Pl/21/1210/TP                   Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

T388 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pyrus at adjacent location, T411/412/414 Acer – Fell Replace with ornamental species in adjacent location, T429 Cypress – Fell Replace with Pinus sp in adjacent location, T352 Cypress – Fell Replace with Celtis sp in nearby location, T340 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location, T287 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Sorbus in adjacent location, T221 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pine in adjacent location, T194 Holly – Fell Replace with similar species in adjacent location, T187 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location. (TPO/SBDC/1998/12)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/19/2583/SA                  Yew Tree Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed: – Single storey side extension to existing ancillary outbuilding used as a residential studio.

Hereby Certify


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

Erection of a multi-purpose space and ancillary room, 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 6no TPO trees.

Parish Comments: – OBJECT (addition of multi-purpose space).  This is an historically sensitive location set on a narrow-wooded lane within the green belt. The development does not meet any of the criteria of Policy GB1 and in light of the application from Pioneer House asking for approval to hold civil ceremonies there is a major concern that this building will be used as a venue for 3rd party events. Therefore, Policy GB5 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e) would also become relevant. Additionally, we have concerns over an increase in parking onsite which would lead to the generation of additional traffic on an already busy but narrow lane. Policies TR5 and TR7 (d) would also apply. Furthermore, we consider that the proposed application does not meet any of the requirements of Policy EP3.


Appeal Allowed.

PL/20/3069/FA                  11 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part two storey/part first floor side extension, first floor rear extension, front porch, changes to doors and windows, demolition of garage and removal of chimney.

Parish Comments: – The proposal, by virtue of its constrained plot size is not of a form of development which is compatible with the scale and spacious pattern of development in the surrounding area. As such, the proposal would adversely impact upon this existing character and appearance of the area, contrary to policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (Adopted March 1999) refer).

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.