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Minutes Planning Meeting 15 January 2018

MINUTES

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 15 January 2018 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

 

Present:- Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Crocker, Mr Duncombe, Mr Harris and Cllr Hoskins.

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds                                                                                                                  

 

 

075/PL/18       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

 

076/PL/18       Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Taylor.

 

077/PL/18         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.

None

 

078/PL/18       Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 11 December 2017 which were signed by the Chairman.

 

079/PL/18       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.

 

080/PL/18       NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

 

081/PL/18       NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

                                   

082/PL/18       Correspondence.

 

083/PL/18       Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960  RESOLVED 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.

 

NOTED Next meeting date:  19 February 2018

 

Meeting ended at 8.20pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed/Chairman                                                                    Dated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

 

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

 

17/02344/FUL                    Mayflower, 4 School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA    

Part two storey/part first floor front/side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the 50% Green Belt rules.

 

17/02340/FUL                    Firs Field, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, Sl2 4AJ

Detached single storey dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object. This application does not comply with and is contrary to policies GB1 & GB2.  

 

We do not believe this proposed dwelling constitutes exceptional circumstances. Section 3.9 of the local plan makes the point that land that has been built on will be lost forever.

 

This site also backs onto a SSSI.

 

The NPPF makes reference to adverse impacts to building on the Greenbelt, this application does not conform to paragraph 87.  

 

We have had concerns (reported to Planning Enforcement) as fencing has been erected which is contrary to policy GB2 (c) & (d)

 

We support the SBDC reasons for refusal of the last application 17/00179/FUL points 1 & 2.

 

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 Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.

 

17/02329/FUL                    East Lodge, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Conversion of existing outbuilding into annexe.

Parish Comments:-  Object, contrary to Policies H12 and 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 Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.

 

17/02326/CAN                    The Stoke Poges School, Rogers lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Various Tree Works (Stoke Poges Conservation Area)

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

 

17/02309/FUL                    25 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Two storey rear extension and fenestration alterations.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

 

17/02411/CAN                    East Lodge, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

(T1) Prunus – Crown reduction by 25% (1-1.5m in height and 1.5-1.75m off lateral branches) (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

 

17/02255/FUL                    Palm Villa, 6 Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LT

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policies EP3 (a) and H9 (a) apply.

 

17/02245/FUL                    120 Rogers lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Single storey rear extension incorporating roof lantern.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

 

17/02246/LBC                    120 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Listed Building Application for:- Single storey rear extension incorporating roof lantern and loft conversion incorporating front and rear rooflights.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

 

 

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

 

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

 

 

 

17/02020/FUL                    36 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Two storey front extension with front canopy, first floor side extension and single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection.

Full Planning Permission

 

17/01996/OUT                    Brockhurst Park, Rickmans Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AF

Outline application for: Redevelopment of the site to provide three detached dwellings with detached garages.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Overdevelopment by adding more buildings in place of one existing building.  This doesn’t comply with the 50% rule because the mezzanine does not actually exist.

Outline Planning Permission

 

17/02128/TPO                    Building A, Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HD                      

T678 Salix Caprea – Goat Willow (T678) – Pollard Tree to 1 meter from ground level and encourage re-growth.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

Consent Granted

 

 

 

APPEALS

16/02437/FUL                    3 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Replacement dwelling and construction of vehicular access.

Parish Comments:- 

  1. Object previous comments still apply which were:-

 

‘Object, this whole application contravenes the following policies:-  EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e), H9 (a) & (b), H10 (a), (b), (c), (d), & (e), EP5 (a) & (b)

The east elevation to number 5 Clevehurst Close will suffer a complete loss of light into their ground floor bay window, the window is not shown on the applicants plans!!!  The living accommodation over the garage at number 5 Clevehurst Close will also suffer loss of light issues due to the 60 degree rule not being applied. 

The applicant has quoted policies EP6 TR5 and TR7, we do not believe that these are relevant to application. 

We do not believe that this development fits or enhances the street scene in any way, it is over dominant and not in scale with the surrounding houses and does not respect or harmonise with surrounding houses, and will prevent loss of daylight to neighbours. 

 

Contrary to the NPPF paragraph 60 we believe that this does not reflect local distinctiveness.

If minded to approve we believe that this will act as a precursor for further inappropriate redevelopment and over development of this distinctive road’

 

  1. Additional Comments on Revised Scheme.

 

Looking at the amendments of this application we do not believe that the slight reduction of 500mm on each side of the development is enough to address the obtrusiveness of this proposal. 

 

The comments from SBDC’s previous refusal (shown below) still, in our view, apply and we do not believe that the minor amendments made to this proposal can in anyway be considered as satisfying the previous objections. There is no doubt that this new proposal will have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area.

 

 

  • The South Bucks Townscapes Character study part A.

 

 

The proposed development is contrary to observations in section 3.3 Woodland Roads, which we believe in general can apply to Clevehurst Close.  Styles are described as being generally asymmetrical and informal. We believe that in Clevehurst Close this development is totally out of character being of formal and regular design and showing none of the characteristics recommended by the Townscape study.

 

 

  • The Basement.

 

 

The basement is considerably larger than the footprint of the actual house and there are concerns about the water table which is very high in this particular area. There is no method statement as yet that addresses the construction of the basement which would describe how the basement is to be constructed without disruption and damage to adjacent properties.  There are also concerns around dewatering the site because Clevehurst Close is drained using low capacity soakaways and not main surface water drains. How the dewatering will be undertaken is therefore of considerable concern to the residents.

 

Additionally, there is concern that this basement development may increase the risk of flooding to the property or surrounding properties and the road in general. This part of Stoke Poges is very close to the Common (SSSI) and it is acknowledged generally that the water table is very high in this area.

 

National Planning Policy Framework states that Local Planning Authorities should ensure that flood risk is not increased elsewhere and that the most vulnerable development is located in areas of lowest flood risk, also any development within flood risk areas should be accompanied by a site-specific flood risk assessment. National Planning Practice Guidance classifies ‘basement dwellings’ as ‘highly vulnerable’ therefore any basement dwellings proposed in areas of high risk of flooding are likely to be refused.

 

Please see the attached photographs.

Refusal

Written Reps

Appeal Dismissed

 

17/00298/FUL                    29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EF

Detached chalet bungalow.

Parish Comments:-  Our previous comments still apply which were:-

We are concerned about the access for vehicles from the point of view that Decies Way is already overstretched with parked cars.  We also have concerns around the public access from other neighbouring houses who currently use the rear access for wheelie bins to and from the rear of their properties. We highly recommend that SBDC do a site visit!!

If the conifer/cypress hedge remains it would cause no problems to any neighbours, but removing it would be a loss of an amenity.

Refusal of Planning Permission

Written Representations.

 

16/02067/FUL                    29 Decies Way, stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EF

Detached chalet bungalow.

Parish Comments:-  We are concerned about the access for vehicles from the point of view that Decies Way is already overstretched with parked cars.  We also have concerns around the publics access from other neighbouring houses who currently use the rear access for wheelie bins to and from the rear of their properties. We highly recommend that SBDC do a site visit.

If the conifer/cypress hedge remains it would cause no problems to any neighbours, but removing it would be a loss of an amenity.

Refusal of Planning Permission

 

Both Appeals Dismissed

 

 

 

 

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

 

Agenda Planning Committee 15 January 2018

AGENDA

You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on Monday 15 January 2018 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

 

                                                                                                                 Julie Simmonds

                                                                                                                  Clerk

                                                                                                                  10 January 2018

 

 

075/PL/18       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.

 076/PL/18       Apologies for Absence

077/PL/18         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.

078/PL/18       Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 11 December 2017 (previously circulated)          

079/PL/18       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.

080/PL/18       Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

081/PL/18       Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

082/PL/18       Correspondence.

083/PL/18       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.

Next meeting date:  19 February 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

 

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

 

17/02344/FUL                    Mayflower, 4 School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA    

Part two storey/part first floor front/side/rear extension.

 

17/02340/FUL                    Firs Field, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, Sl2 4AJ

Detached single storey dwelling.

 

17/02329/FUL                    East Lodge, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Conversion of existing outbuilding into annexe.

 

17/02326/CAN                    The Stoke Poges School, Rogers lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Various Tree Works (Stoke Poges Conservation Area)

 

17/02309/FUL                    25 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Two storey rear extension and fenestration alterations.

 

17/02411/CAN                    (East Lodge, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

(T1) Prunus – Crown reduction by 25% (1-1.5m in height and 1.5-1.75m off lateral branches) (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

 

17/02255/FUL                    Palm Villa, 6 Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LT

Single storey side and rear extension.

 

17/02245/FUL                    120 Rogers lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Single storey rear extension incorporating roof lantern.

 

17/02246/LBC                    120 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Listed Building Application for:- Single storey rear extension incorporating roof lantern and loft conversion incorporating front and rear rooflights.

 

 

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

 

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

 

 

 

17/02020/FUL                    36 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Two storey front extension with front canopy, first floor side extension and single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection.

Full Planning Permission

 

17/01996/OUT                    Brockhurst Park, Rickmans Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AF

Outline application for: Redevelopment of the site to provide three detached dwellings with detached garages.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Overdevelopment by adding more buildings in place of one existing building.  This doesn’t comply with the 50% rule because the mezzanine does not actually exist.

Outline Planning Permission

 

17/02128/TPO                    Building A, Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HD                      

T678 Salix Caprea – Goat Willow (T678) – Pollard Tree to 1 meter from ground level and encourage re-growth.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

Consent Granted

 

 

 

APPEALS

16/02437/FUL                    3 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Replacement dwelling and construction of vehicular access.

Parish Comments:- 

  1. Object previous comments still apply which were:-

 

‘Object, this whole application contravenes the following policies:-  EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e), H9 (a) & (b), H10 (a), (b), (c), (d), & (e), EP5 (a) & (b)

The east elevation to number 5 Clevehurst Close will suffer a complete loss of light into their ground floor bay window, the window is not shown on the applicants plans!!!  The living accommodation over the garage at number 5 Clevehurst Close will also suffer loss of light issues due to the 60 degree rule not being applied. 

The applicant has quoted policies EP6 TR5 and TR7, we do not believe that these are relevant to application. 

We do not believe that this development fits or enhances the street scene in any way, it is over dominant and not in scale with the surrounding houses and does not respect or harmonise with surrounding houses, and will prevent loss of daylight to neighbours. 

 

Contrary to the NPPF paragraph 60 we believe that this does not reflect local distinctiveness.

If minded to approve we believe that this will act as a precursor for further inappropriate redevelopment and over development of this distinctive road’

 

  1. Additional Comments on Revised Scheme.

 

Looking at the amendments of this application we do not believe that the slight reduction of 500mm on each side of the development is enough to address the obtrusiveness of this proposal. 

 

The comments from SBDC’s previous refusal (shown below) still, in our view, apply and we do not believe that the minor amendments made to this proposal can in anyway be considered as satisfying the previous objections. There is no doubt that this new proposal will have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area.

 

 

  • The South Bucks Townscapes Character study part A.

 

 

The proposed development is contrary to observations in section 3.3 Woodland Roads, which we believe in general can apply to Clevehurst Close.  Styles are described as being generally asymmetrical and informal. We believe that in Clevehurst Close this development is totally out of character being of formal and regular design and showing none of the characteristics recommended by the Townscape study.

 

 

  • The Basement.

 

 

The basement is considerably larger than the footprint of the actual house and there are concerns about the water table which is very high in this particular area. There is no method statement as yet that addresses the construction of the basement which would describe how the basement is to be constructed without disruption and damage to adjacent properties.  There are also concerns around dewatering the site because Clevehurst Close is drained using low capacity soakaways and not main surface water drains. How the dewatering will be undertaken is therefore of considerable concern to the residents.

 

Additionally, there is concern that this basement development may increase the risk of flooding to the property or surrounding properties and the road in general. This part of Stoke Poges is very close to the Common (SSSI) and it is acknowledged generally that the water table is very high in this area.

 

National Planning Policy Framework states that Local Planning Authorities should ensure that flood risk is not increased elsewhere and that the most vulnerable development is located in areas of lowest flood risk, also any development within flood risk areas should be accompanied by a site-specific flood risk assessment. National Planning Practice Guidance classifies ‘basement dwellings’ as ‘highly vulnerable’ therefore any basement dwellings proposed in areas of high risk of flooding are likely to be refused.

 

Please see the attached photographs.

Refusal

Written Reps

Appeal Dismissed

 

17/00298/FUL                    29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EF

Detached chalet bungalow.

Parish Comments:-  Our previous comments still apply which were:-

We are concerned about the access for vehicles from the point of view that Decies Way is already overstretched with parked cars.  We also have concerns around the public access from other neighbouring houses who currently use the rear access for wheelie bins to and from the rear of their properties. We highly recommend that SBDC do a site visit!!

If the conifer/cypress hedge remains it would cause no problems to any neighbours, but removing it would be a loss of an amenity.

Refusal of Planning Permission

Written Representations.

 

16/02067/FUL                    29 Decies Way, stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EF

Detached chalet bungalow.

Parish Comments:-  We are concerned about the access for vehicles from the point of view that Decies Way is already overstretched with parked cars.  We also have concerns around the publics access from other neighbouring houses who currently use the rear access for wheelie bins to and from the rear of their properties. We highly recommend that SBDC do a site visit.

If the conifer/cypress hedge remains it would cause no problems to any neighbours, but removing it would be a loss of an amenity.

Refusal of Planning Permission

 

Both Appeals Dismissed

 

 

 

Minutes Full Parish Council 8 January 2018

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 8 JANUARY 2018 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES.

To deal with the following business:

 

Present:-  Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Finan, Cllr Fox, Cllr Lynch & Cllr Taylor.

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:- PCSO Roy Fisher

___________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

176/PC/18 – Police

RECEIVED a report from PCSO Fisher which was tabled.

 

177/PC/18 – Public Session Time (7.30 pm-7.45 pm)

The meeting is open to the public and press and fifteen minutes will be reserved, if required, for public comment.

None

 

178/PC/18 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker and Cllr Hoskins.

 

179/PC/18 – Declarations of interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2012.  If that interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest as defined in the Code; the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

None

 

180/PC/18 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 4 December 2017 which were signed by the Chairman.

 

181/PC/18 – County Councillor’s Report

Cllr Bagge said that currently the County are mostly budget setting for the next financial year.

Cllr Bagge attended a meeting to determine the rolling Capital Maintenance Programme for major resurfacing schemes in this area and will provide further information when officers produce the summary plan.

 

182/PC/18 – District Councillors’ Report

Cllr Bagge said that the District are mostly budget setting for the next financial year as well.

Cllr Bagge has returned to the planning committee and has been elected Chairman.

 

183/PC/18 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

Cllr Bagge said that the Christmas lights looked fantastic and had received many good reports from residents about them.

Cllr Bagge said how wonderful the Carols on the Green event was, and asked for thanks to be given to all of the working party and volunteers. He gave a special thanks to Cllr Carter for re introducing the Christmas market which was a huge success, as well as the reindeers.

Cllr Bagge also thanked Cllr Cox for his ongoing work moving the MVAS machines around the village regularly and keeping the batteries charged etc., and also for the regular reports from the data.

The Stoke Poges News deadline for the Spring Edition is 19 January 2018.

 

184/PC/18 – Khalsa School

Cllr Carter said that a consultation evening which took place on 19 December is also to take place on 10 January 2018 from 6.30pm – 7.30pm after complaints that the first one was too near Christmas.

The Noise Management Plan is still being decided and the working party have drafted their comments on what is now the 9th version of the plan.

 

185/PC/18 – WW1 Celebration

Cllr Carter said the next meeting of the working party will be on 17 January 2018 and they will start to book things for the event.  Cllr Carter sought views about getting street furniture cleaned for the event, and also about inviting our guests from France and Oxford and how they will be catered for.

 

186/PC/18 – Carols on the Green

Cllr Carter reported than the event took place well within the allocated budget.  It was agreed to re-book the reindeers again for next year.  A collection of £403.36 was made to be donated to Bucks Vision.

 

187/PC/18 – Pergola        

AGREED to extend offer to 12 February 2018 and the sealed bids to be opened at the Parish Council meeting that evening.

 

188/PC/18 – Allotments – Fly Tipping

Cllr Bagge has spoken to the Enforcement Officer at County and advice has been provided.

 

189/PC/18 – Reception Cups

DISCUSSED possible recipients of cup winners for reception, bringing back to February meeting for final decision.

 

190/PC/18 – Outdoor Cinema       

RESOLVED to agree on new date 18 May 2018 for this year’s event, all in favour.

 

191/PC/18 – Litter Picking Event

DISCUSSED details for event this Saturday 13 January 2018, 10am

 

192/PC/18 – Pond

Request from resident adjoining the pond for tree roots to be cut out or the tree itself.  Clerk did request official report.

Clerk to respond to resident asking for the official report which we must have before any remedial action can be taken.

 

193/PC/18 – LAF funding 2018/19

Proposals required for schemes for 2018/19 by Monday 5 February 2018. RESOLVED to agree to re-think about any possible ideas, bring back if anyone has any ideas.

 

194/PC/18 – SPN Invoicing

Cllr Carter proposed a 2% increase to the current advertisement rates, this was seconded by Cllr Fox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

195/PC/18 – Road Markings

Cllr Bagge to ask about roundels road markings and report back.

 

196/PC/18 – RECEIVED and ADOPTED minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:

(1)     Planning Minutes – 20 November 2017 – Signed 11 December 2017

 

197/PC/18 – Finance

(1) NOTED Statement of Accounts – December 2017.

(2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature December 2017 £15374.93

(3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – December 2017

(4) NOTED Budget monitoring – December 2017

 

198/PC/18 – Circulars List/Correspondence and Items received by clerk but not on agenda.

List appended to the agenda of all circulars received in the office and available to view for one month after this meeting.

Correspondence:-

None

 

199/PC/18 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 15 January 2018

Full Parish Council – 12 February 2018

 

 

 

Meeting ended at 8.40pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale by Sealed Bid Auction Pergola currently installed at Bells Hill

For Sale by Sealed Bid Auction

Pergola currently installed at Bells Hill

As part of Stoke Poges Parish Council’s exciting plans to landscape and improve the green between the shops and surgery at Bells Hill, the Council has decided that the existing pergola is surplus to requirements.

Accordingly, the pergola is offered for sale by sealed bid tenders. The pergola is sold as seen. The successful bidder must be prepared to dismantle, uninstall and remove the pergola from site and make good by 31 March 2018. No work may start before payment has cleared and has been confirmed to the buyer.

Offers in excess of £150 should be submitted to the Clerk to the Parish no later than 7.30 pm on Monday, 12 February. The bids will be opened at the Parish Council meeting that evening and the highest bidder will be announced and contacted following the meeting.

Agenda Full Parish Council Monday 8 January 2018

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 8 JANUARY 2018 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES.

To deal with the following business:

___________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

176/PC/18 – Police

To receive a report from the police.

 

177/PC/18 – Public Session Time (7.30 pm-7.45 pm)

The meeting is open to the public and press and fifteen minutes will be reserved, if required, for public comment.

 

178/PC/18 – Apologies for Absence

 

179/PC/18 – Declarations of interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2012.  If that interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest as defined in the Code; the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

 

180/PC/18 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 4 December 2017 (previously circulated).

 

181/PC/18 – County Councillor’s Report

 

182/PC/18 – District Councillors’ Report

 

183/PC/18 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

 

184/PC/18 – Khalsa School

Update from Cllr Carter..

 

185/PC/18 – WW1 Celebration

Update from Councillor Carter.

 

186/PC/18 – Carols on the Green

Update from Cllr Carter about event.

 

187/PC/18 – Pergola        

To agree to extend offer to end of February 2018!

 

 

188/PC/18 – Allotments – Fly Tipping

Any update from Cllr Bagge.

 

189/PC/18 – Reception Cups

To discuss and possibly decide recipients of cup winners for reception, or bring back to February 18 for final decision.

 

190/PC/18 – Outdoor Cinema       

To decide new date for this years event.

 

191/PC/18 – Litter Picking Event

Saturday 13 January 2018, 10am, to discuss arrangements.

 

192/PC/18 – Pond

Request from resident adjoining the pond for tree roots to be cut out or the tree itself.  Clerk did request official report, emailed details attached.  To discuss and decide way forward.

 

193/PC/18 – LAF funding 2018/19

Proposals required for schemes for 2018/19 by Monday 5 February 2018, to decide.

 

194/PC/18 – SPN Invoicing

To decide whether to increase the advertisement rates for 2018/19.

 

195/PC/18 – Road Markings

Request from Cllr Carter  to discuss.

 

196/PC/18 – RECEIVE and ADOPT minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:

(1)     Planning Minutes – 20 November 2017 – Signed 11 December 2017

 

197/PC/18 – Finance

(1) Statement of Accounts – December 2017. Tabled

(2) To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature December 2017 £ (subject to additions) – Tabled

(3) Bank reconciliations – December 2017 – Tabled

(4) Budget monitoring – December 2017 – Tabled

 

198/PC/18 – Circulars List/Correspondence and Items received by clerk but not on agenda.

List appended to the agenda of all circulars received in the office and available to view for one month after this meeting.

Correspondence:-

 

199/PC/18 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 15 January 2018

Full Parish Council  – 12 February 2018

 

 

 

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

3 January 2018

 

 

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting 11 December 2017

MINUTES

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 11 December 2017 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

 

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Mr Duncombe, Mr Harris, Cllr Hoskins & Cllr Taylor.

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

 

 

 

066/PL/17       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

 

067/PL/17       Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received by Cllr Crocker.

 

068/PL/17         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.

None

 

069/PL/17       Minutes

RESOLVED to Approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 November 2017 which were signed by the Chairman.       

 

070/PL/17       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.

 

071/PL/17       NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

 

072/PL/17       NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

                                   

073/PL/17       Correspondence.

 

074/PL/17       Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960  RESOLVED 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.

 

NOTED Next meeting date:  15 January 2018

 

Meeting ended at 8pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed/Chairman                                                                                Dated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

 

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

 

17/02128/TPO                    Building A, Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HD                      

T678 Salix Caprea – Goat Willow (T678) – Pollard Tree to 1 meter from ground level and encourage re-growth.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

 

17/02054/FUL                    Slough Cemetery, Stoke Road, Slough, Berks, SL2 5AX

Change of use of land to form cemetery extension incorporating increase in ground levels by 1.5m and associated hardstanding.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

 

17/02170/FUL                    1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Detached dwelling house and vehicular access with associated hardstanding.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

 

17/02164/FUL                    Longfield Cottage, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  We are concerned that this application exceeds the 50% Green Belt Rules!

 

17/02195/TPO                    Hillend, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Lime Trees- Pollard back to previous pruning points.  (SBDC TPO 5, 1987)

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

 

17/02129/TPO                    Electricity Sub Station at , 6 Post Office Cottages, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges

T58, T48 Horse Chestnut – Raise low branches up to 4m.  T57, T53, T52, T49, T50 Lime – Raise low branches up to 4m, remove epicormics and Horse Chestnut – Raise low branches up to 4m.  T55, T51 Hornbeam – raise low branches up to 4m.  T42 to T47 Lime and Horse Chestnut x 6 – Raise low branches up to 6m, remove epidormics (SBDC TPO 22, 1997).

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

 

17/02213/FUL                    The Cedars, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Replacement dwelling with detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Policies GB1, C1, GB11, EP3 & EP11 all apply.  This is contrary to the Woodland Road section 3.3.2 of the Townscape Character Study stated as a threat to the character of woodlands symmetrical design with bays and portico!

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 Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.

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.

 

 

 

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

 

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

 

 

17/01916/TPO                    36 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 (Horse Chestnut) Crown reduction 3m, reduce lateral branches by 1.5m.  T2 (Pine) reduce lateral branches by 1.5m (SBDC TPO No 2003, 12)

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

Consent Granted in Part/Part Refused

 

17/01861/CLUED              Firs Field, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  Object. This application does not comply with any of the Green Belt policies and is bordered on both sides by sssi sites.

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 Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.

Certificate of Lawfulness

 

17/01893/TPO                    53 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

T1. Oak Reduce and reshape crown by removal of up to 3 metres in crown height, and 2 metres in lateral width/ (BD TPO NO 6, 1976 (A1)).

T2. Oak The subject tree is of a large spreading nature straddling gardens and encroaching onto the adjacent properties.  It therefore requires pruning as specified in order to maintain at a size appropriate to its location and to allow sustainable tree management in the long term.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

Consent Granted

 

 

17/01678/FUL                    27 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Redevelopment of site to provide two detached dwellings with associated vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  Object our previous comments plus other comments apply:-

OBJECT Policies EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e).  H9 (a) & (b) and TR7 (a), (b), (c) & (d) all apply.

This application is an over dominance of the site and is totally out of character with its surroundings.  The style of the development of two high detached properties will set a precedent within our semi-rural area.  It does not meet the criteria and characteristics as laid out in the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

The rear dormers on these properties are at least half a meter higher than those on the previous application and will seriously overlook the properties ‘Little Chesters’ and ‘Ambersley’ at the rear.

Public Speaking 6/12/17

 

17/01661/FUL                    Orchard House, 3 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Demolition of existing detached garage and single storey front extension and construction of detached dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Public Speaking 6/12/17

 

17/01848/RVC                    The Grey House, 61 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JP

Removal of condition 7 of pp 16/02423/FUL (replacement dwelling) to allow permitted development rights to be reinstated.

Parish Comments:- Object.  SBDC removed the permitted development rights and we see absolutely no reason for them to be re-instated.

Refusal of Removal/Variation of Condition

 

17/002107/ADJ                  St Johns Baptist Church, Manor Park Church, Stoke Poges Lane, SL1 3LW

Demolition of existing church and hall.  Erection of replacement church with community hall and bell towe, a detached vicarage, and a pair of semi-detached dwellings.  Associated parking, landscaping and a new access road (Slough Borough Council Ref: P/04874/001).

Parish Comments:-  Object, this is an infringement of the Green Belt and Overdevelopment.

SBDC Object.

 

 

 

 

 

APPEALS

17/00352/FUL                    Davel House, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4FB

Amendment to PP 15/00501/FUL to allow for increase in roof height.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Refusal of Planning Permission

Fast Track Appeal

Appeal Dismissed

 

Minutes Full Parish Council Meeting 4 December 2017

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2017 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES.

Present:-  Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Fox, Cllr Lynch & Cllr Taylor.

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also present:- One member of public.

___________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

148/PC/17 – Police

RECEIVED a report from the police which was tabled.

 

149/PC/17 – Public Session Time (7.30 pm-7.45 pm)

The meeting is open to the public and press and fifteen minutes will be reserved, if required, for public comment.

One member of public addressed the council about item number 161 and put forward some alternative proposals.

 

150/PC/17 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from the Police, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan and Cllr Hoskins.

 

151/PC/17 – Declarations of interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2012.  If that interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest as defined in the Code; the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

Cllr Bagge declared an interest in item 169.

 

152/PC/17 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 November 2017 which were signed by the Chairman.

 

153/PC/17 – County Councillor’s Report

Cllr Bagge reported that he sat on the Health and Social Care Select Committee since the last Parish Council meeting, which scrutinised how Bucks CC manages care homes that are rated ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission’s inspections. The committee was assured that effective measures are in place.

The select committee also reviewed the strategy for transforming service delivery in adult social car. The new emphasis will be on supporting clients to deploy and utilise their strengths and capabilities.

The select committee also visited Wycombe Hospital to view the birthing unit and the cardiac and stroke resuscitation unit.

 

154/PC/17 – District Councillors’ Report

Cllr Bagge reminded everyone that the Country Park consultation starts this week and sessions are being held at the SBDC offices on 5 December, the South Buckinghamshire on 6 December and the Village Centre on 7 December, it will run until the end of January.

He also informed everyone that a consultation is now taking place about the re-development of the Gerrards Cross Police Station into 34 apartments including 14 affordable homes.

 

155/PC/17 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

Nothing to report.

 

156/PC/17 – Khalsa School

Update from Cllr Carter – Nothing to report.

 

157/PC/17 – Representative of Village Hall Committee and Duke of Edinburgh Committee

NOTED that Cllr Finan has resigned from both of these committees as representative for the Parish Council, to nominate other councillors as representatives to both.  RESOLVED to agree to check with the Duke of Edinburgh Committee to see if they still require a Parish Council representative and if they do the Cllr Lynch will replace Cllr Finan. Cllr Carter will replace Cllr Finan on the Village Hall committee.

 

158/PC/17 – WW1 Celebration

Update from Councillor Carter.  The working party will be meeting again in January 2018 to get arrangements underway.

 

159/PC/17 – Carols on the Green

Update from Cllr Carter and last minute arrangements.  Everything is arranged. 15 stalls confirmed.

 

To decide upon an offer to store the sleigh after this weeks event in a garage locally for a nominal sum.  Since the agenda was published an offer has been received from Wexham Mowers to store the sleigh in one of their containers free of charge.  The Parish Council is very grateful.

 

160/PC/17 – Pergola        

Cllr Carter proposed that we sell the Pergola at Bells Hill Green by way of sealed bids in excess of £150.  To be advertised on the notice boards, website, Facebook and round robin, bid by end of January 2018, this was seconded by Cllr Taylor, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

161/PC/17 – Allotments – Bollards

Cllr Fox proposed to defer the decision to install bollards in the allotments to prevent cars driving right around the plots until the next R & E meeting, seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree 5 for, and 1 abstained.    No requirement for new wording for the agreement at this stage.

 

162/PC/17 – Allotments – Fly Tipping

Cllr Bagge has been in contact with the head of environment regarding preventive measures.

 

163/PC/17 – Speed Awareness Stickers

NOTED that 500 30MPH stickers were not enough and Cllr Carter proposed to buy another 500 at £200, this was seconded by Cllr Lynch, RESOLVED agree all in favour.

 

164/PC/18 – Jogging Trail

To decide preferred contractor for path, quotes circulated, information required by Veolia. Cllr Taylor proposed that our preferred contractor for path would be Saunders Surfacing, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour..

 

165/PC/18 – LAF Funding Offers

NOTED LAF funding offers for three schemes and to decide whether or not to match fund them.  Cllr Taylor proposed to accept the Highway Code test protection and the Pennylets Green verge hardening trial at a cost of approximately £10k, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

166/PC/18 – MVAS

Cllr Cox proposed to replace batteries for MVAS machines at a cost of £1400, this was seconded by Cllr Fox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

167/PC/18 – MK&BALC Association

NOTED Request from Carol Burslem County Officer to come and do a BALC/NALC presentation to ask the council to consider re-joining.  The Council discussed this and RESOLVED to agree all in favour not to accept a presentation and had no desire to re-join at this time.

 

168/PC/17 – Cllr Fox proposed to Ratify decisions made by Finance & General Purposes on 6 November 2016.  Minutes previously distributed, this was seconded by Cllr Lynch, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

015/F/17               Budget 2018/2019

CONSIDERED amounts to be included in the budgets for 2018/2019 (R & E items already done) and Cllr Fox resolved to put forward a recommendation for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 4 December 2017, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

016/F/17               Precept

            Cllr Lynch proposed to increase the precept requirement for 2018/19 by 5% to allow for the amount of new houses that have been built over the last two years, this was seconded by Cllr Carter and the amount of £195863.00 is to be put forward for approval by the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 4 December 2016. RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

017/F/17               Projects/Reserves/General Fund

            CONSIDERED monies held in the General Fund and Reserves & Consider any new projects. Cllr Bagge proposed that a recommendation to add a reserve for a Community Library be set up and any surplus funds in the general fund at the end of each year be transferred in, to include the surplus that was in the general fund at the end of March 2017, this was seconded by Cllr Finan,  RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

169/PC/17            SPN Layout

RESOLVED to agree all in favour that this item be moved to Part II. To review and decide increasing the current payment made to the layout designer of SPN.

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170/PC/17 – RECEIVED and ADOPTED minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:

(1)     Planning Minutes – 16 October 2017 – Signed 20 November 2017

(2)     Finance & General Purposed – 12 June 2017 – Signed 13 November 2017

 

171/PC/17 – Finance

(1) NOTED Statement of Accounts – November 2017.

(2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature November 2017 £41886.20

(3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – November 2017

(4) NOTED Budget monitoring – November 2017

(5) NOTED External Auditor appointment for 2017/18

Cllr Carter proposed that a document be signed from Lloyds Bank to allow the Parish Council to accept cheques and payments made payable to Stoke Poges Recreation Ground and Bells Hill Green, this was seconded by Cllr Lynch, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

 

172/PC/17 – Circulars List/Correspondence and Items received by clerk but not on agenda.

List appended to the agenda of all circulars received in the office and available to view for one month after this meeting.

Correspondence:-

None

 

173/PC/17 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 11 December 2017

Full Parish Council  – 8 January 2018

 

174/PC/17 – Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960

RESOLVED 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.

 

169/PC/17            SPN Layout

REVIEWED and  Cllr Fox proposed a £50 per edition  increase to the current payment made to the layout designer of SPN, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.  Cllr Bagge had left the room.

 

175/PC/17- Pension

NOTED Changes to pension contributions, RESOLVED to agree all in favour to increase the contribution to 3% from April 2018.

 

Meeting ended at 9.11pm

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 11 December 2017

AGENDA

You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on Monday 11 December 2017 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

 

                                                                                                               Julie Simmonds

                                                                                                               Clerk

                                                                                                               6 December 2017

 

 

066/PL/17       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.

 067/PL/17       Apologies for Absence

 068/PL/17         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.

069/PL/17       Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 November 2017 (previously circulated)          

 070/PL/17       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.

 071/PL/17       Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

 072/PL/17       Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

 073/PL/17       Correspondence.

 074/PL/17       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.

 

Next meeting date:  15 January 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

 

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

 

17/02128/TPO                    Building A, Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HD                      

T678 Salix Caprea – Goat Willow (T678) – Pollard Tree to 1 meter from ground level and encourage re-growth.

 

17/02054/FUL                    Slough Cemetery, Stoke Road, Slough, Berks, SL2 5AX

Change of use of land to form cemetery extension incorporating increase in ground levels by 1.5m and associated hardstanding.

 

17/02170/FUL                    1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Detached dwelling house and vehicular access with associated hardstanding.

 

17/02164/FUL                    Longfield Cottage, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Detached garage.

 

17/02195/TPO                    Hillend, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Lime Trees- Pollard back to previous pruning points.  (SBDC TPO 5, 1987)

 

17/02129/TPO                    Electricity Sub Station at , 6 Post Office Cottages, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges

T58, T48 Horse Chestnut – Raise low branches up to 4m.  T57, T53, T52, T49, T50 Lime – Raise low branches up to 4m, remove epicormics and Horse Chestnut – Raise low branches up to 4m.  T55, T51 Hornbeam – raise low branches up to 4m.  T42 to T47 Lime and Horse Chestnut x 6 – Raise low branches up to 6m, remove epidormics (SBDC TPO 22, 1997).

 

17/02213/FUL                    The Cedars, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Replacement dwelling with detached garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

 

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

 

 

17/01916/TPO                    36 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 (Horse Chestnut) Crown reduction 3m, reduce lateral branches by 1.5m.  T2 (Pine) reduce lateral branches by 1.5m (SBDC TPO No 2003, 12)

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

Consent Granted in Part/Part Refused

 

17/01861/CLUED              Firs Field, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  Object. This application does not comply with any of the Green Belt policies and is bordered on both sides by sssi sites.

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 Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.

Certificate of Lawfulness

 

17/01893/TPO                    53 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

T1. Oak Reduce and reshape crown by removal of up to 3 metres in crown height, and 2 metres in lateral width/ (BD TPO NO 6, 1976 (A1)).

T2. Oak The subject tree is of a large spreading nature straddling gardens and encroaching onto the adjacent properties.  It therefore requires pruning as specified in order to maintain at a size appropriate to its location and to allow sustainable tree management in the long term.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the arboriculturalists report.

Consent Granted

 

 

17/01678/FUL                    27 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Redevelopment of site to provide two detached dwellings with associated vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  Object our previous comments plus other comments apply:-

OBJECT Policies EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e).  H9 (a) & (b) and TR7 (a), (b), (c) & (d) all apply.

This application is an over dominance of the site and is totally out of character with its surroundings.  The style of the development of two high detached properties will set a precedent within our semi-rural area.  It does not meet the criteria and characteristics as laid out in the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

The rear dormers on these properties are at least half a meter higher than those on the previous application and will seriously overlook the properties ‘Little Chesters’ and ‘Ambersley’ at the rear.

Public Speaking 6/12/17

 

17/01661/FUL                    Orchard House, 3 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Demolition of existing detached garage and single storey front extension and construction of detached dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Public Speaking 6/12/17

 

17/01848/RVC                    The Grey House, 61 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JP

Removal of condition 7 of pp 16/02423/FUL (replacement dwelling) to allow permitted development rights to be reinstated.

Parish Comments:- Object.  SBDC removed the permitted development rights and we see absolutely no reason for them to be re-instated.

Refusal of Removal/Variation of Condition

 

17/002107/ADJ                  St Johns Baptist Church, Manor Park Church, Stoke Poges Lane, SL1 3LW

Demolition of existing church and hall.  Erection of replacement church with community hall and bell towe, a detached vicarage, and a pair of semi-detached dwellings.  Associated parking, landscaping and a new access road (Slough Borough Council Ref: P/04874/001).

Parish Comments:-  Object, this is an infringement of the Green Belt and Overdevelopment.

SBDC Object.

 

 

 

 

 

APPEALS

17/00352/FUL                    Davel House, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4FB

Amendment to PP 15/00501/FUL to allow for increase in roof height.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Refusal of Planning Permission

Fast Track Appeal

Appeal Dismissed

Public asked for their views on creating a country park in South Bucks District [OFFICIAL]

SBDC News Release

23 November 2017

PR 2988

For Immediate Release

Public asked for their views on creating a country park in South Bucks District

South Bucks District Council is considering the viability of transforming its former golf academy site in Stoke Poges into a country park, open to the public all year and providing wide range of outdoor recreational facilities. It will be seeking the public’s views from 6 December 2017 until 22 January 2018.

The vision is for the 20.75 hectares site, which lies between the B416 and Stoke Poges Lane in Stoke Poges, to offer comprehensive, purpose-built cycling facilities, a BMX trail and mountain bike trail, a green gym, landscaped amphitheatre area as well as walking areas and the preservation of a number of the wildlife habitats on the site. There will also be  café facilities and a children’s playground.

The potential scheme is very much at the conceptual stage at the moment, but the Council is keen to see this site established for outdoor recreational use, and enjoyed by the wider public.

The Council is working with epd Parkwood consultants, who have extensive experience in providing park and leisure facilities.

Public meetings to show people the outline vision for revitalising this site and to gauge public opinion are being held on:

Wednesday 6 December, 2pm -6pm at The Cedar Room, The South Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Stoke Road, SL2 4NL

and

Thursday 7 December, 2pm – 7pm, at Stoke Poges Village Hall, Rogers Lane, SL2 4LP

From 6 December, people can also give their views online via the South Bucks District Council website, where more information can be found – www.southbucks.gov.uk/countrypark or by emailing Thecountrypark [Email address: Thecountrypark #AT# southbucks.gov.uk - replace #AT# with @ ].

The outline concept will be displayed in the Reception area of South Bucks District Council’s offices at Capswood, Denham and at Stoke Poges Parish Council offices, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4LP through December after the public meetings until the consultation closes on 22 January 2018.

South Bucks District Council Leader, Cllr Nick Naylor, said: “We are really excited about the possibility of this area becoming a country park. We’ve been considering our options for the site since the golf academy closed in 2016 and believe revitalising it as a country park offers the best solution.

“The vision is for a place where people can come to relax, exercise, be inspired by watching sports like club cycling; we envisage great walking routes for people, a jogging circuit, an amphitheatre area which schools and local groups could use, as well as imaginative planting and landscaping of the site – in short, something for everyone in a safe and beautiful environment.

“If this project does go ahead, it will represent a significant investment for the Council. It is, therefore, imperative that we get the mix of provision right, and that’s what the public consultation is all about.

“The open events are one way people can find out about our vision for the site, but there will also be information, and an online consultation, on the South Bucks District Council website. I would urge everyone to give us their views.”

John Nuttall, Director of Landscape for epd Parkwood, said: “We are delighted to be working with South Bucks District Council on the design which brings together a variety of threads and themes which, once implemented, will provide a valued new country park for use by the whole local community, all ages and people with diverse interests.  This country park will have an extensive network of formal and informal footpaths, bike, jogging and walking routes  increasing the amount and variety of wildlife habitats along with a central ‘community’ area with an outdoor amphitheatre.

“The design is a ‘landmark’ design in keeping with the nearby Capability Brown designed landscape and creates changes of perspective by the various landforms, woodland planting and seasonal variations throughout the calendar year. All of this will be available year round and a modernised cafe will provide refreshments and a place to sit and engage with not only the park but also other members of the community.”

 

Next steps: Responses to the consultation will be analysed and taken into consideration for the site’s design, before a planning application is submitted  in the Spring. It’s hoped work can start in the autumn and the facilities become available from 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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