Minutes Planning Meeting 15 August 2022

MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 15 AUGUST 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, Mr Harris and Mr Rawlings.

In attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)                                                                                                   

MINUTES

039/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.

None

040/PL/22              Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES received from Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan and Cllr Knox-Scott.

041/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.

042/PL/22             Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 June 2022 and 18 July 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

043/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.

044/PL/22             Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

045/PL/22             Correspondence.

None

046/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. Bring back.

047/PL/22             Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

One more policy has been written and the third grant has been granted.

048/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.

049/PL/22             NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

050/PL/22             NOTEDNext meeting date:  19 September 2022

Meeting ended at 8.20pm

Chairman/Signed                                                                                                           Dated:-

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/2248/FA                    10 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Proposed single storey side extension, garage conversion, garage new build and associated works.

Parish Comments:-No Comment

PL/22/2234/FA                    Hillsborough, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH

Two storey side and rear extension, 1st floor side extension, single storey front porch extension, loft conversion including rear dormers and rooflights to the front and sides.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Over-dominant. 

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. We believe this proposal will be to the detriment of the character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

PL/22/2410/FA                              Four Pennies, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Roof extension and construction of first floor balcony.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/2495/FA                    Stoke Green Farmhouse, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Two storey side/rear infill extension with internal alterations including relocation of downstairs cloakroom, changes to layout and refurbishment of ceilings.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/2496/HB                    Stoke Green Farmhouse, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Listed Building Consent for: – Two storey side/rear infill extension with internal alterations including relocation of downstairs cloakroom, changes to layout and refurbishment of ceilings

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/2045/FA                    Oakmeade, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Construction of decking around proposed pool.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/1769/FA                    Martins Plain, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PH

Entrance gates with brick piers and walls (resubmission of PP 17/00326/FUL)

Parish Comments:- Object, our previous comments still apply which were:-

Object, Policies GB1, EP3 (a), (c), (d), (e), & (f), EP4 (b), H9 (a), (b) & (d), GB13, TR 5 (b) & (c) all apply!!!

The proposed front boundary wall, if permitted, would result in a visually intrusive road-side feature that would appear prominent in the street scene, the predominant existing roadside features of which are mostly soft vegetative boundaries rather than formal engineered structures.  This would have an urbanising impact on the locality and would have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the street scene.  As such it is considered that this element of the proposal is contrary to policy EP3 of the SBD local plan.

In addition to previous comments we note that the re-submission is taller than the previous application and this gives us further reasons to object. the proposed development constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt which by definition is harmful to the Green Belt. No very special circumstances exist in this case sufficient to warrant an exception to Green Belt policy. As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1, GB11 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF (2019)

PL/22/2523/FA                    Witterings, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EZ

Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing outbuilding, alternations to front porch and window at front/side elevation.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/2537/FA                    Boundary Meadow, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BB

Erection of new dwelling following demolition of existing house and outbuildings.

Parish Comments:-  Object, our previous comments apply which were:-

We believe that EP3 and H9 and 3.3 of the Bucks Townscape Study apply to this proposed replacement dwelling.

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 on Collum Green Road, to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the Sough Bucks Townscape Character Study.

The replacement house as proposed is shown to be a large and bulky building, aggressively symmetrical and monolithic in appearance.  The detailing would appear to be out of place in this semi-rural Lane.  Although the plot is large and allows reasonable gaps to both side boundaries, the proposed house would appear overlarge and out of keeping with its surroundings and with the character of the area.  The building would be at odds with the character of this residential area.  In terms of design and scale, the proposed replacement dwelling is not considered to accord with the principles set out in policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan and the standard of design would not comply with the advice in the National Design Guide.  The development would, therefore, fail to accord with the guidance set out in the NPPF.

This proposal would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the building when considered in relation to the original building and its potential intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Green Belt which, individually and when considered in the context of an accumulation of similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims and objectives of the Green Belt.  As such, the proposal is contrary to policies GB1, GB10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan which seeks to ensure that dwellings within the Green Belt are, inter alia, of a small scale in relation to the size of the original dwelling, and to Section 9 of the NPPF (Protecting Green Belt Land).

The Parish Council is currently in the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and the house currently on this plot has been identified.

In addition to the previous comments we refer you to the NPPF Paragraph 145 (d) & (g).  Also the Ecology reports show that bats were present in the roof of the house which sadly has now been demolished, we would like to know what provision has been made to re-house those bats which should have been protected.

The Parish Council is in the process of compiling its Neighbourhood Plan along with a list of potential NDHA properties and this house was on the list!!!

PL/22/2624/FA                    Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Outbuilding in rear garden.

Parish Comments:- Object. This proposal, together with previous extensions that have been carried out to the dwelling house would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the building when considered in relation to the original building and its potentially intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Greenbelt which, individually and when considered in the context of accumulation of other similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims objectives go the Greenbelt. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policies GB1 and GB10 of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999)

We believe that this will be contrary to the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/22/2623/FA                    Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

First floor side extension.

Parish Comments:- Object. This proposal, together with previous extensions that have been carried out to the dwelling house would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the building when considered in relation to the original building and its potentially intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Greenbelt which, individually and when considered in the context of accumulation of other similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims objectives go the Greenbelt. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policies GB1 and GB10 of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999)

We believe that this will be contrary to the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/22/2625/FA                    10 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT

Widening existing vehicular access.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/2633/FA                    The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of outbuilding following demolition of pool shed and billiards room outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment other than ensuring this conforms to the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/22/2634/HB                    The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Listed Building Consent for: – Erection of outbuilding following demolition of pool shed and billiards room outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment other than ensuring this conforms to the Green Belt 50% rules.

NOTED INFORMATION ONLY

PL/22/2274/EU                    Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Certificate of Lawfulness for existing change of use of hardstanding from horticulture to display and sale of landscaping. Building products for more than 10 years and erection of fence over 2 meters for more than 4 years.

The Council has received an application for the development described above. This is not a planning application, but an application that seeks to demonstrate that the use or the building works, as described above, are “lawful”. The applicant must show that the ‘use’ that is the subject of the application has been continuous for more than 10 years or that the ‘building works’ the subject of the application have been substantially complete for more than 4 years, prior to the date of the application. If you have any personal knowledge of how long the use has been carried on and whether the character of the use has changed at all, or, in the case of building works, when those works were completed, the Council would like to hear from you. As this is not a planning application, I must emphasise that the Council is not considering the planning merits of the case. The Council therefore cannot take into account in determining this type of application, whether the use or the building work the subject of the application is, or is not, acceptable, it is purely a legal judgement based on the evidence.

PL/22/1997/EU                    Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Certificate of lawfulness for existing building for existing use of land for display and sale of landscaping and fencing products of fence over 2 meters high.

The Council has received an application for the development described above. This is not a planning application, but an application that seeks to demonstrate that the use or the building works, as described above, are “lawful”. The applicant must show that the ‘use’ that is the subject of the application has been continuous for more than 10 years or that the ‘building works’ the subject of the application have been substantially complete for more than 4 years, prior to the date of the application. If you have any personal knowledge of how long the use has been carried on and whether the character of the use has changed at all, or, in the case of building works, when those works were completed, the Council would like to hear from you. As this is not a planning application, I must emphasise that the Council is not considering the planning merits of the case. The Council therefore cannot take into account in determining this type of application, whether the use or the building work the subject of the application is, or is not, acceptable, it is purely a legal judgement based on the evidence

AMENDED PLANS

TREE PRESEERVATION ORDER

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/4847/FA                    11 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Two storey rear extension, part two storey, part first floor side extension, garage conversion to living space, single storey front extension, demolish existing chimney and addition of 3 rooflights to the rear elevation.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

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.

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/1383/FA                    18 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

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 over dominant, 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). Hereby Refuse Permission

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.

Hereby Refuse Consent

PL/22/1879/TP                     Lanterns, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Oak T1 and T2 – Fell (TPO/SBDC/1997/22)

Parish Comments – Object.

Approach taken and comments consistent with previous felling requests not supported by TPO/ Arborist or Tree Surgeon reports.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/22/2074/VRC  68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges Bucks, SL2 4DP

Variation of condition 5 (approved plans) of PP PL/21/0931/FA (part single/part two storey side extension and single storey front and rear extension and relocation of front door) to allow for garage conversion with roof lantern.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1877/FA                    Land South of the Copse, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LZ

Erection of a 4-bedroom detached dwelling with integral garage.

Planning Comments – No comment

WITHDRAWN

ENFORCEMENTS

APPEALS