Agenda Planning Committee for Monday 18 October 2021



The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only.

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Meeting ID:- 879 0920 6853  Passcode:- 124104

We have a duty of care to our members. Please DO NOT attend if you or anyone in your household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days. The main symptoms of COVID are – • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. • A loss of change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. This meeting follows Covid-secure rules. All participants will be requested to use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the building and to wear a mask, doors and windows will be open and masks optional once seated.  Please consider whether it is necessary to attend in person.

Julie Simmonds


13 October 2021


053/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.

054/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

055/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.

056/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 September 2021 (previously circulated)              

057/PL/21           Planning Applications

(i) To approve delegated decisions submitted for Planning Applications for which the response date was prior to this Committee Meeting.   See Appendix 1.

(ii)To consider and formulate a response to new Planning Applications received. See Appendix 2. Plus amended plans for information only.

058/PL/21           Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

059/PL/21           Correspondence.

1. Basement Policy – Brought back from last meeting. Response from County to discuss. Circulated

2. Parish & Town Council Involvement in Planning Applications – Brought back from last meeting. Previously Circulated.

3. Stoke Park – Update

060/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

061/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 To resolve to 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.

062/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

Next meeting date:  15 November 2021





PL/21/3504/TP                  15 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T11-Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree) – Reduce crown to 8 meters – previous reduction points (SBDC TPO No 12, 2003).

PL/21/3551/KA                 The Gate House, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

T1 Conifer – Fell. T2 Yew – Crown lift lower crown by 1m in height.  T3 Conifer – Fell.  T4 2 x Sycamore and 1 c Goat Willow – Fell. T5 Stycamore – Removal of back limb. T6 Sycamore x 7 – Fell (Conservation Area: Stoke Poges West End).

PL/21/3387/KA                 The Old Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Magnolia – Fell – Stoke Poges Conservation Area

PL/21/3419/FA                  29 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey front/side and side extensions, first floor front and side extensions, formation of hardstanding and boundary fence.

PL/21/3409/FA                  Harborgill, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Boundary Wall (retrospective) and proposed vehicular access onto Church Lane.

PL/21/3564/FA                  22 Neville Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AQ

Vehicular Access (Part Retrospective)

PL/21/3554/TP                  31 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 beech – take 2m out of top and crown thin by 25% back to previous points. (TPO/SBDC/2003/12)

PL/21/3679/FA                  68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

First floor extension over existing ground floor.

PL/21/3630/FA                  28 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Demolition of existing single storey rear conservatory, erection of part two storey front and part single storey front porch infill extension, part two/single storey rear extension, two front rooflights, alter front UPVC cladding to an off white renders and changed to windows and doors.

PL/21/3212/FA                  Willows, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

Demolition of existing garage and single storey element.  Proposed single storey extension with accommodation in the roof space, balcony to rear elevation, 4 roof lights and 3 dormer windows.

PL/21/3700/FA                  Samovar, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

Two storey side. Single storey front and attached garage incorporating dormer windows and living space above.

PL/21/3823/KA                 Mulberry Cottage, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

T1 Western red cedar ad T2 Holm Oak – remove (Stoke Poges West End Conservation Area)

PL/21/3330/FA                  59 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LG

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension.

PL/21/3747/FA                  Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Change of use of farm shop and outdoor display area for parking of ambulances and associated administration facilities.

PL/21/3835/FA                  The Old Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Replacement of 4 timber windows.

PL/21/0850/FA                  White Lodge, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BG

Increased ridge and eaves height to allow for a first floor extension and new roof.

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

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

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

Installation of and England and Wales Cricket Board Approved 3-lane system within a safety 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.

Previous Parish Comments:-  The Parish Council Clerk has asked the County Councillors to call this application in. Amended Plans.




PL/21/2437/TP                  Nandi, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

T1 Oak, Fell.  T2 Lime – reduce regrowth from previous most recent pruning points removing 3 – 3.5 meters.  Protected by Tree Preservation Order SBDC No 22, 1997.

Parish Comments: – Object to the loss of the Oak Tree: – It is considered that this tree does not pose a significant risk of harm and the application to fell it has not been properly justified.  The tree has amenity and ecological value, and its retention is justified.  To feel the tree would therefore be contrary to policy L10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999).  The Lime Tree we refer to the Tree Officers Report.

Hereby Grants Consent.

Pl/21/1837/FA                   Warneford, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Demolition of garage and erection of single storey side and rear extensions, two storey front extension, first floor front and rea extensions, front porch, rear balcony, rear dormer window, front rooflight, changes to doors and windows, rendering of walls and erection of detached carport.

Parish Comments:-  We are concerned about the Green Belt 50% rules.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2496/FA                  Huntsmoor, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Garage Conversion to living space with French doors on front elevation.

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2974/KA                 Dower House, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

T1 Maple, Reduce height and spread by up to 2 meters, all cuts back to secondary or tertiary points of reduction and no greater than cuts of 2” (Conservation Areas;Stoke Poges West End)

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

No TPO to be made, works can go ahead.

PL/21/2616/FA                  14 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BP

Single storey front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3144/TP                  Stoke Meadow, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LZ

T1 Horse Chestnut – 7m Crown lift (TPO/SBDC/2001/10)

Parish Council Comments:  We would like to refer this to the Tree Officer

Hereby Grants Consent.

PL/21/1433/FA                  Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

First floor rear extension, single storey front extension, porch canopy and insertion of window.

Parish Comments:-  We have concerns about the Green Belt 50% rules, and it appears that the work has already started.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2494/FA                  86 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2928/FA                  10 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Single storey front side extension, front porch and conversion of existing garage to living space.

Parish Comments – No Comment


PL/20/0412/FA                  The House, Larchmoor Park, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4EY

Vehicular access to Gerrards Cross Road.

Parish Comments:-  Object, policies TR5 (a) & (c) also EP3 (f) all apply.  

The development, if permitted, would lead to the creation of a new private access on a section of busy route, in an area that is devoid of such features. The slowing and turning of vehicles associated with the use of the access would lead to conflict and interference with the free flow of traffic on the highway and be detrimental to highway safety. 

The dwelling already enjoys a vehicular access and a second access at this point would unnecessarily add to the danger and inconvenience inherent in accesses to the highway. 

We believe this is also contrary to GB1 (i) by virtue of the part demolition of an antique brick wall.

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/21/3142/FA                  28 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LJ

Part single/part 2 storey rear extension, 2 storey side infill extension, additional front window and porch.

Parish Comments:- No Comment on the proposed building.

However, we note there are inaccuracies on the submitted form.   The Applicant states that the proposed works will not be visible from the street scene but clearly part of it is as a site visit will show.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3057/FA                  14 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey side and rear extension with a roof lantern and changes to windows.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits


PL/21/0120/FA                  Barton Turf, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of detached outbuilding in rear garden for use as a gym.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

PL/20/0995/FA – Jasmine Lodge, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Parish Comments:- No comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Received – Written Reps

Appeal Allowed

PL/20/1659/FA                  Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Demolition of existing dwelling house and erection of a new dwelling house and detached garage.  AMENDED PLAN.

Parish Comments:- OBJECT Policies TR5 EP3 H9 C8 NPPF Sec16 all apply.

We believe this proposal would adversely affect the character and amenities of the street scene and the locality in general. It would fail to add positively to the features of the site itself and the surrounding environment.

Top Cottage has been identified as a Non-Designated Heritage Asset status fully supported by Historic England . This status enhances the general locality and adds worth and a such should be protected. The new proposal adds no value and is over dominant, obtrusive and does not respect the space it sits in. A replacement dwelling would need to be of an acceptable design seeking to preserve the character of the locality in general, the proposal fails to achieve this.

There are concerns over access to the proposed site as is sits in a narrow track with no turning space. 

Section 16 of the NPPF considers, inter alia, buildings of local historic value. In particular clause 184 states that these assets are an irreplaceable resource which should be conserved in manner appropriate to their significance so that they can be enjoyed for their contribution to the quality of life of existing and future generations.

NPPF clause 192 states that in determining applications the local planning authority should take account of the desirability of sustaining a heritage asset, the positive contribution that conservation of heritage assets can make and the desirability of new developments making a positive contribution to local character and distinctiveness. We would suggest that on this last point this application falls woefully short of meeting that criteria.

Harm to heritage assets is further considered in paragraphs 193 to 202. In particular paragraph 197 advices that balanced planning judgements should be taken having regard to the significance of non-designated heritage assets and the scale of any harm or loss. Clause 194 specifically states that any harm or loss should require a clear and convincing justification. 

Paragraph 195 of the NPPF is also very clear. It states that where a proposed development would lead to substantial harm or total loss of an asset consent should be refused unless …”it can be demonstrated that ….the necessary to achieve substantial public benefits that outweighs ….the loss.” That is clearly not the case here.

The applicant states that there is a need for larger family houses in Stoke Poges. The Parish Council wholeheartedly disagree with this. Most new housing stock are large detached 4-6 bedroom houses. There is a shortage of smaller housing suitable for first time buyers and those wishing to down size. Stoke Poges is in need of mixed stock housing and should retain its houses of character and authenticity 
Hereby Refuse Permission

Written Reps by 9 November 21