MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 20 JUNE 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP
Present:- Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Crocker (at 7.50pm) & Mr Harris
In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds
Also Present:- Three members of public
015/PL/22 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.
Two members of public spoke about application number PL/22/1405/FA and one spoke about PL/21/4847/FA
016/PL/22 Apologies for Absence
APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Fina, Cllr Knox-Scott and Mr Rawlings.
017/PL/22 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 the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 16 May 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.
019/PL/22 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.
020/PL/22 NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.
District Decisions made since the last Planning Committee Meeting. See Appendix 3.
022/PL/22 Meeting Equipment
To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. Deferred until we have a full committee present.
023/PL/22 Neighbourhood Plan
Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings. Nothing to update.
024/PL/22 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.
025/PL/22 NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.
026/PL/22 NOTED Next meeting date: 18 July 2022
Meeting ended at 9.50pm
NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
PL/22/1383/FA 18 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD
Single storey rear extension.
Parish Comments:- No Comment
PL/22/1385/FA 18 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD
Two storey rear extension.
Parish Comments:- Object Policies EP3 & EP5 (a) & (b) apply.
PL/22/1390/FA Temple Cottage, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW
Remodelling and redesign of existing property including two storey front extension, single storey rear extension, changes to windows, doors and roof, upper portion to be clad in flat tiles and lower in brick, solar panels on roof, detached side open carport, single storey rear extension and roof alteration to existing detached garages, swimming pool and extension to patio and steps in rear garden.
Parish Comments: -Object our previous comments still apply to this application and were:-
Object We believe the following apply to this application – EP3 e and d, GBI i and ii and Appendix 8 – 5.1.
These policies all still apply to this application.
PL/22/1498/FA Hillsborough, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH
Demolition of garage and erection of part two storey/part single storey side/rear extension, front porch, rear dormer window, side rooflight and changes to doors, windows and roof.
Parish Comments: -No Comment
PL/22/1405/FA Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Buck, SL2 4PX
Part two storey/part single storey side/rear extensions, single storey front and side extensions, enclosure of front porch.
Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments still apply which were:-
Object, Policies EP3, H9 (a) & (b) and H11apply, along with the NPPF section 12 paragraph 127 (c).
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 to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study. Which refers to informal asymmetrical architectural style properties under page 158 section 11.45.
The current usage of the access drive/track is limited and the potential of vehicle usage if allowed will entirely overload capacity. TR5(c) & H11 (e) apply.
The above policies all still apply as well as the NPPF section 16 – 184, 185, 190 & 193 and the Core Strategy Section 8.
This property is subject to an NDHA, Top Cottage and Little Chesters have group value under an NDHA pending blue, therefore this development would significantly harm the NDHA pairing meaning this group value would no longer exist!
We do feel that buildings of such value are a rarity and therefore should be persevered. The internal alterations are just as important as the external alterations in this case as such things as fireplaces for example are a reflection of an Arts and Crafts style house.
PL/22/1466/FA Willows, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU
Demolition of existing garage and single storey element. Proposed single storey garage extension with accommodation in the roof space, 4 dormer windows to front and rear elevation.
Parish Comments:- Object, Policies EP3 (a), (b), (c), & (d), H9 (a) & (b) and Appdx 8, 9.1 & 9.3 all apply.
PL/22/1566/FA Brynawelon, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX
Two storey rear extension, new roof to provide loft accommodation with 2 front and 2 rear dormer windows and additional first floor front window.
Parish Comments:- Object! Policies EP3, Appdx 8, section 6 (6.1), H9 (a) & (b) and H11 all apply. This is overdominant, out of character in the street scene and the front and rear dormers are all overlooking. The plans talk about loft accommodation but this is misleading as this is a complete new floorspace with two bedrooms and ensuites and in out view is adding an additional floor.
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).
PL/22/1712/FA 34 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT
Part two storey/part single storey rear/side extension, single storey front/side extension and works to garage including new roof.
Parish Comments:- No Comment
PL/21/4847/FA 11 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB
Part single and two storey side extension incorporating existing detached side garage converted into living space, part single, two storey and first floor rear extension, removal of existing chimney and addition of 5 roof lights to the rear elevation.
Parish Comments:- No Comment
PL/22/1309/FA Vanbrugh House, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN
Single storey rear extension and erection of an extension to be attached to rear of garage forming a courtyard as it extends back towards the existing house.
Parish Comments:- Object. We have concerns that the house has already been extended and therefore subject to the Green Belt 50% rules.
Insufficient and accurate information’s been submitted with the application and therefore it is not possible for the Planning Committee to assess properly the merits of the proposal. Specifically, the applications failed to include accurate or precise drawings of all the elements of the proposed extensions. As such, the drawings are incomplete and the impacts of the proposed extensions cannot be properly assessed.
PL/22/1697/FA Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA
Conversion of garage to a habitable space.
Parish Comments:- No Comment
PL/22/1767/FA Brookdale, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ED
Redevelopment of part of site to provide 2 semidetached dwellings with associated parking and landscaping (partial amendment to pp PL/19/1470/FA)
Parish Comments:- Object! We object based on the parking issues as this will quickly become a densely populated site, Emergency vehicles could not get through.
Land Adjoining Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN – Issued 17 March 2022
Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN
Appeal made against above Enforcement stating the following:-
An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against an enforcement notice issued by Buckinghamshire Council on 17 March 2022. A copy of the enforcement notice which sets out the alleged breach of planning control, reasons for issuing the notice and steps taken is attached for your attention. The appellant has appealed against the notice on the following grounds:
Ground (c) – that there has not been a breach of planning control.
Ground (d) – that, at the time the enforcement notice was issued, it was too late to take enforcement action against the matters stated in the notice.
Ground (f) – the steps required to comply with the requirements of the notice are excessive and lesser steps would overcome the objections.
Ground (g) – that the time given to comply with the notice is too short