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Agenda Planning Committee Meeting Monday 21 September 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom:- https://zoom.us/j/98071499466?pwd=QUE3UUdoUFBTUklWTDI0SHZxRjRIZz09 Meeting ID:- 980 7149 9466 Password:- 232803

020/PL/20           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.

021/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

022/PL/20           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.

023/PL/20            Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 August 2020  (previously circulated)

024/PL/20            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.

025/PL/20            Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

026/PL/20            Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

027/PL/20            Correspondence.

Buckinghamshire Council – New Planning Legilsation on Permitted Development and Change of Use – Circulated.

028/PL/20            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 October 2020

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

PL/20/2133/FA                   24 Elizabeth Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LQ  (Delegated Comments)

Demolition of existing shed and garden room and erection of a new outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/20/2457/OA                  Home Farm, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Outline Application for two dwellings (all matters reserved)

PL/20/2517/FA                   16 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT

Erection of an Outbuilding/Gym room ancillary to the main dwelling.

PL/20/2544/FA                   4 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Part two storey, part single storey front extension and alterations to the vehicular access.

PL/20/0985/FA                   Anvil House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Two storey front and side extension, single storey side extension, additional windows to side elevation and changes to fenestration/doors. (Amended Plans)

PREVIOUS COMMENTS:- 

Parish Comments:-  No comments, but subject to the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/20/2466/FA                   70 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DN

New Timber boundary fence and gates (to replace existing) at side/front/rear of existing house.

PL/20/2554/FA                   Little Oaks, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Two storey rear extension, front entrance canopy, loft conversion/extension with front/rear facing dormer/roof windows and alterations to fenstrations.

PL/20/2595/FA                   35 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Erection of 2 bedroom bungalow with vehicular access.

PL/20/2286/VRC               Land adjoining, 1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Variation of condition 2 of PP 17/02170/FUL (Detached dwelling house and vehicular access with associated hardstanding) to allow for: New front and rear rooflights to facilitate living space on second floor.  Increase to floor area, changes to windows and doors.  New vehicular access including dropped kerb.

PL/20/2561/VRC               Land Adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Variation of conditions 11 and 13 of PP PL/18/2849/FA (demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new detached chalet bungalow served by the existing vehicular access).  To allow for the temporary retention of the existing garage, replacement of front rooflights with 2 dormer windows and the addition of a basement level.

PL/20/2631/EU                  Macs Farm, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4JQ

Lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition.

Proposal:- Certificate of Lawfulness for the existing Farm Building – Information Only

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

APPEALS

Agenda Full PArish Council Meeting Monday 7 September 2020 via Zoom:-https://zoom.us/j/94861586587?pwd=VEk1ZVRINW0zZnFUNHhydENoU0FmQT09

Meeting ID:- 948 6158 6587 Password:- 730528

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE

STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON

MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 7.30 P.M. VIA ZOOM USING THIS LINK:- https://zoom.us/j/94861586587?pwd=VEk1ZVRINW0zZnFUNHhydENoU0FmQT09

Meeting ID:- 948 6158 6587 Password:- 730528

To deal with the following business:-              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

046/PC/20 – 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.

047/PC/20 – Apologies for Absence

048/PC/20 – 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.

049/PC/20 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 6 July 2020 (previously circulated). 

050/PC/20 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

051/PC/20 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

052/PC/20 – Khalsa School

Update

053/PC/20 – Beeches Community Board

To agree a new representative to replace Cllr Lynch brought back from last meeting.  Cllr Egleton has offered.

Update from meeting held on 8 July 2020. (Minutes circulated)

054/PC/20 – Litter Picking

Reminder to note, next event is this Wednesday 9 September 6pm-8pm.

055/PC/20 – Insurance

To agree insurance renewal for last year of long term agreement (circulated)

056/PC/20 – Replacement Cableway Plough Lane

R & E Agreed to replace the cableway in Plough Lane and the rope bridge in Bells Hill Rec and agreed a spend of up to £5k.  Quotation for replacement cableway and fitting is £7200, to agree to up the amount from £5k to £10k to allow for the rope bridge repair as well as some minor repairs on the playground inspection report. (circulated).

057/PC/20 – Christmas Lights

To discuss and decide about holding this year’s event on 28 November 2020 due to Covid-19 and the rules and regulations around it.

058/PC/20 – Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Association of Local Councils (BMKALC)

Request from this organisation for the Council consider joining this association.  Details circulated.

059/PC/20 – Bus Service

Item requested by Cllr Finan to discuss new bus timetables and decide if we any actions about them.

The 104 stopped running on 31st August, the new 337 will not be coming through Stoke Poges, 

And the 335 will be passing The Stag and going down Hollybush Hill.

060/PC/20 – RECEIVE and ADOPT minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 20 April 2020 – Agreed/Signed 18 May 2020
  2. Planning Committee Minutes 18 May 2020 – Agreed/Signed 15 June 2020
  3. Planning Committee Minutes 15 June 2020 – Agreed/Signed 20 July 2020
  4. Recreation & Environment Committee – 10 February 2020 – Agreed/Signed 6 July 2020
  5. Finance & General Purposes Committee – 11 November 2019 – Agreed/Signed 8 June 2020

061/PC/20 – Finance

 (1) Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – July/August 2020 circulated.

 (2) To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature July/August 2020    circulated. (subject to additions)

 (3) Bank reconciliations – July/August 2020 circulated.

 (4) Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – July/August 2020 circulated.

 (5) To note NALC pay scale increase of 2.75% backdated to April 2020

062/PC/20 – 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

063/PC/20 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 21 September 2020

Full Parish Council Meeting – 12 October 2020 followed by

Recreation & Environment Meeting – 12 October 2020

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

2 September 2020

Minutes Planning Committee Monday 17 August 2020 via Zoom (Draft)

MINUTES

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on

17 August 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:-

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucemopz0oG9S4sC1I3kdEwOMfnrl2Z_kK

Meeting ID:-  943 6009 6210 Password:-  319270                                                                                                   

Present:- Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Finan, Cllr Knox-Scott & Mr Duncombe

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also present:- 3 members of public.

011/PL/20           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.

2 members of public asked the committee for advice on a PNE application that had been received for a neighbouring property of theirs, advice was given to them to write to the head of Planning for answers and clarification on PNE applications between C2 & C3 use.

012/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker and Mr Harris.

013/PL/20           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.

Cllr Carter declared an interest in a delegated application PL/20/2133/FA received on the same day as the agenda was published, the clerk has asked for this application to be heard this evening due to the timescale for comments and the committee agreed.  The application is from Cllr Carter and she will be placed in the waiting room whilst it is discussed, and comments decided.

014/PL/20            Minutes

RESOLVED to Approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 July 2020 which will be signed by the Chairman.

015/PL/20            Planning Applications

  • RESOLVED  To approve delegated decisions submitted for Planning Applications for which the response date was prior to this Committee Meeting.   See Appendix 1.
  • RESOLVED To consider and formulate a response to new Planning Applications received. See Appendix 2. Plus amended plans for information only.

016/PL/20            NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

017/PL/20            NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

018/PL/20            Correspondence.

019/PL/20            Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 RESOLVEDto exclude the press and public from the following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.  Part two items:- To discuss any possible unlawful buildings or business’s which have not been granted enforcement notices and therefore are not public.

NOTED Next meeting date:  21 September 2020

Meeting ended at 8.57pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                               Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/20/1620/FA                   30 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Subdivision of plot, erection of detached dwelling served by existing vehicular access and formation of new access to serve the existing dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Policies EP3 (a), (b), (d) & (f), HP (a) & (b) and NPPF section 12 all apply.  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.

PL/20/2016/FA                   Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Single storey rear extensions and first floor extension above garage.

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

PL/20/2106/FA                   Sesquiacre, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4NN

Demolition of existing garages, part two storey, part single storey side/front extension, conversion of loft space for habitable accommodation with dormers to rear and front elevations.

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

PL/20/2540/KA                  Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

T1 – Tilia Cordata, crown reduction by 30%. T2 – Tilia Cordata, crown pollard 50%. (SB Stoke Park Conservation Area).

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the Tree Officer report.

PL/20/2309/RM                 Singh Sabha Sports Ground, Stoke Poges Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Installation of a 17.5m monopole supporting 6 antennas and 2 300mm dishes, the installation of 2 cabinets and 1 meter cabinet and ancillary development.

Parish Comments:-  Object, the proposed telecom mast would be cited in a prominent location visible within the open countryside in a sensitive Green Belt location.  The Height and bulk form would be highly visible when viewed from the surrounding area appearing visibly intrusive, it also forms an intrusion of the skyline particularly from the new Country Park and will adversely affect the appearance of this area.  Policies GB1, EP3, EP18 and section 15 of the NPPF apply.

PL/20/2120/FA                   18 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey side extension and changes to windows and doors.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/2121/FA                   18 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension and changes to windows and doors.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/2207/FA                   25 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey side extension, single storey front extension, porch canopy/garage conversion and widening of existing vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/2014/FA                   Rosslyn House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Single storey rear and double storey side extension and first floor side dormer.

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the Green Belt 50% rule.

PL/20/2133/FA                   24 Elizabeth Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LQ  (Delegated Comments)

Demolition of existing shed and garden room and erection of a new outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

NOTED APPEALS

PL/18/4806/FA                   Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Erection of dwelling house, demolition of existing house and outbuildings.  Retention of existing garage.

Parish Comments:-  We have no objection in theory, however we have concerns over the use of the applications permitted development buildings in calculation!  We believe that if planning permission is granted then the permitted development rights should be removed. 

We object to the style of the proposal which is contrary to the South Bucks Townscape Character Study dated July 2015 in particular to section 3.3 Woodland Roads.  The character of the homes within these settings are in general to be of an asymmetrical and informal architectural composition and this is not!!  Policies EP3 (f) and H9 (a) apply.

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.

Hereby Refuse Permission

4/8/2020 – Appeal:- APP/N0410/W/20/3259672 – Written Reps by 1 September 2020

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 17 August 2020 via Zoom:-https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucemopz0oG9S4sC1I3kdEwOMfnrl2Z_kK Meeting ID:- 943 6009 6210 Password:- 319270

AGENDA

You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on

17 August 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:-

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucemopz0oG9S4sC1I3kdEwOMfnrl2Z_kK

Meeting ID:-  943 6009 6210 Password:-  319270                                                                                                   

Julie Simmonds

                                                                                                                   Clerk

11 August 2020

011/PL/20           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.

012/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

013/PL/20           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.

014/PL/20            Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 July 2020 (previously circulated)       

015/PL/20            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.

016/PL/20            Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

017/PL/20            Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

018/PL/20            Correspondence.

019/PL/20            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:  21 September 2020

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/20/1620/FA                   30 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Subdivision of plot, erection of detached dwelling served by existing vehicular access and formation of new access to serve the existing dwelling.

PL/20/2016/FA                   Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Single storey rear extensions and first floor extension above garage.

PL/20/2106/FA                   Sesquiacre, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4NN

Demolition of existing garages, part two storey, part single storey side/front extension, conversion of loft space for habitable accommodation with dormers to rear and front elevations.

PL/20/2540/KA                  Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

T1 – Tilia Cordata, crown reduction by 30%. T2 – Tilia Cordata, crown pollard 50%. (SB Stoke Park Conservation Area).

PL/20/2309/RM                 Singh Sabha Sports Ground, Stoke Poges Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Installation of a 17.5m monopole supporting 6 antennas and 2 300mm dishes, the installation of 2 cabinets and 1 meter cabinet and ancillary development.

PL/20/2121/FA                   18 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension and changes to windows and doors.

PL/20/2207/FA                   25 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey side extension, single storey front extension, porch canopy/garage conversion and widening of existing vehicular access.

PL/20/2014/FA                   Rosslyn House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Single storey rear and double storey side extension and first floor side dormer.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

APPEALS

PL/18/4806/FA                   Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Erection of dwelling house, demolition of existing house and outbuildings.  Retention of existing garage.

Parish Comments:-  We have no objection in theory, however we have concerns over the use of the applications permitted development buildings in calculation!  We believe that if planning permission is granted then the permitted development rights should be removed. 

We object to the style of the proposal which is contrary to the South Bucks Townscape Character Study dated July 2015 in particular to section 3.3 Woodland Roads.  The character of the homes within these settings are in general to be of an asymmetrical and informal architectural composition and this is not!!  Policies EP3 (f) and H9 (a) apply.

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.

Hereby Refuse Permission

4/8/2020 – Appeal:- APP/N0410/W/20/3259672 – Written Reps by 1 September 2020

Notice of Casual Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY

STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL

STOKE POGES*

Local Government Act 1972- Sections 87 and 89

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor Cllr David Hoskins a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of a PARISH Councillor for STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL.

If by 26 August 2020 (within 14 days excluding Dies Non after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Buckinghamshire Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW or via email to elections.csb [Email address: elections.csb #AT# buckinghamshire.gov.uk - replace #AT# with @ ]** by TEN electors for the Town/Parish, or Town/Parish ward (if warded), then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

Dated: 6 August 2020

Signed: Stoke Poges Parish Council Clerk – Julie Simmonds

Stoke Poges Parish Council, The Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Buck, SL2 4LP

*             If the parish is warded, please state the name of the parish ward; otherwise, please leave this space blank.

** Residents of the [insert town/parish or ward] who wish to request an election must include their names, addressses and a signature and if using the email address we recommend a scanned copy.

Minutes Planning Committee Monday 20 July 2020 Via Zoom (Draft)

MINUTES

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on

20 July 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:-

https://zoom.us/j/95519232636?pwd=VW5YOWZvTHR2WGM2TFdxTHByeVF5Zz09

                                              Meeting ID:-  955 1923 2636  Password:-  929096                                                                                                                

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

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:-  5 Members of public                                                                                                                           

011/PL/20           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.

Members of public were present to listen to comments made on application PL/20/1659/FA.  One of the members of

public gave the committee their reasons why they wished the Parish Council to object.

012/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Hoskins and Mr Harris.

013/PL/20           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

014/PL/20            Minutes

RESOLVED to approve  the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 June 2020 which will be signed by the Chairman.

015/PL/20            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.

016/PL/20            NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

017/PL/20            NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

018/PL/20            Correspondence.

NOTED update from Mr. Duncombe regarding Red Lion Cottages. AGREED no reply required and to close the case.

019/PL/20            Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 RESOLVEDto exclude the press and public from the following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.  Part two items:-To discuss any possible unlawful buildings or business’s which have not been granted enforcement notices and therefore are not public.

NOTED Next meeting date:  17 August 2020

Meeting ended at 9pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                               Dated

NOTED APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

PL/20/1806/KA                  99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Trees at T1 & T2 – laurel and hazel – remove.  T 3 – conifer – fell.  T 4 – laurel- fell.  T5 – conifers tip reduce overhang by 1.5m to boundary.  T6 – conifer hedge and laurels – remove.  (Stoke Poges West End Conservation Area).

Parish Comment:-  No objection subject to the tree officer report.

PL/20/1741/FA                   Gateside, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Two storey side and rear extensions, changes to doors and windows including insertion of rear dormer and front and rear rooflights, render to external walls, change of roof covering to slate.  (amendment to PP PL/18/2117/FA)

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

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

Demolition of existing dwelling house and creation of a new dwelling house and detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  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.

PL/20/1894/TP                   Copperfield House, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

G1 – 2 x Cypress (either end of row of 4) – fell.  G2 – 8 x small diameter stemmed mixed species (predominantly Cypress) – fell.  T3 – Yew – Crown lift by removing two lowest limbs.  T3 – Cypress – fell.  (SBDC TPO 2 of 1963)

Parish Comments:-  No Objection subject to the tree officers report.

PL/20/1590/FA                   Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Subdivision of plot and erection of dwelling house with detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Contrary to 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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

PL/20/1798/FA                   Land adjoining 1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks.

Vehicular access for new build house.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/1697/FA                   46 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BX

Single storey side and rear extensions.

Parish Comments:-  No comments apart from concerns around reducing parking spaces in the surrounding area.

PL/20/1770/FA                   35 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

35 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

PL/20/1727/FA                   40 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, Sl2 4DP

New Vehicular Access and car hard standing to front elevation.

Parish Comments – No Comment

17/01905/FUL                    Stoke Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LY

Part demolition at the rear and residential conversion of the existing Stoke Court mansion house and re-development of site to provide 61 residential units and associated access, parking and landscaping.

Parish Comments:-  The number of vehicles in relation to the number of houses plus visitors vehicles is a concern and traffic movements will be pushed onto Duffield Lane, Sefton Close and Rogers Lane.  The Parish Council had a meeting with the developers before the application was made in 2017 and they agreed that an extra 7 spaces to accommodate visitors would be factored in. 

Regarding the public areas we would like to know who will be looking after these and or dealing with any issues that may arise 
Residents that live in close proximity to the site have not been consulted regarding any changes to the application 

17/01906/LBC                    Stoke Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LY

Listed Building Consent. Part demolition at the rear and residential conversion of the existing Stoke Court mansion house and re-development of site to provide 61 residential units and associated access, parking and landscaping.

Parish Comments:-  The number of vehicles in relation to the number of houses plus visitors vehicles is a concern and traffic movements will be pushed onto Duffield Lane, Sefton Close and Rogers Lane.  The Parish Council had a meeting with the developers before the application was made in 2017 and they agreed that an extra 7 spaces to accommodate visitors would be factored in. 

Regarding the public areas we would like to know who will be looking after these and or dealing with any issues that may arise 
Residents that live in close proximity to the site have not been consulted regarding any changes to the application 

PL/20/1990/FA                   Heather Ridge, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Erection of an indoor swimming pool to the rear of the property. (amendment to Planning permission on PL/20/0857/FA)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/20/1081/FA                   Windward, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JG

Two storey side link extension (revision of PL/19/4336/FA)

Parish Comments:-  The proposed extensions would result in the creation of a large, bulky and unattractive structure of excessive depth, with flank walls unrelieved by any setbacks. The extended dwelling would be lacking in pleasing proportions and would fail to respect the traditional character of the existing dwelling. The excessive depth of the extended building and the unbroken flank elevations would be apparent in angled views from the road, and would result in an unduly bulky appearance that would be at odds with the traditional proportions of the existing dwelling and would be out of keeping with the general character of this residential area. In terms of design and scale, the proposed extensions and alterations cannot be considered to accord with the principles set out in policies EP3 and H11 of the South Bucks District Local Plan, and the standard of design would not comply with advice in Appendix 8 of the Plan. The development would therefore not be in accordance with guidance set out in the NPPF (2019).

Hereby Permits

PL/19/2912/KA                  Stoke Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LY

Lombardy Poplar (Populus Nigra trees) x 2 – fell and replace with identical species (Conservation area stoke Poges West End).

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalist’s report.

No TPO Required

PL/19/3144/HB                  Focus School, Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Listed Building Consent for Erection of a multi-purpose space and ancillary rooms and refurbishment of Grade II Listed Sefton Park School.

Parish Comments: – We have no objections as far as the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed building is concerned.  However we OBJECT to the addition of the multi-purpose space as we believe its design is totally out of keeping in this historically sensitive location.

Permission Refused

PL/19/1702/FA                   Bolds Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LR

Demolition of existing 22 elderly care flats and construction of 5 two bed houses and 7 three bed houses incorporating parking, hardstanding and amenity areas.

Parish Council comments: Object EP3 a,c,d&e, H9a&b. This site is adjacent to a conservation area. We do not believe that the proposed materials are in keeping and do not harmonise with surrounding buildings and are of an urbanising appearance. We would therefore request a site visit.

Permission Refused

PL/19/1761/FA                   Land South of Home Farm Barn, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Erection of detached dwelling and garage.

Parish Council comments:  Object GB10e. Concerns of over intensification of the site

Withdrawn

PL/19/4051/FA                   Ashcroft, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

Erection of two bay detached garage with first floor gymnasium to replace existing garage.

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

OBJECT: Policies EP3, EP5, EP6, C1, H9 & H12 all apply.

Over development/ Over dominant/ Out of character with the surrounding area

Loss of character to the conservation area

Loss of light and sunlight/ Loss of privacy to neighbouring property on Rogers Lane

Will lead to easier access to property on Rogers Lane, thus threat of crime.

Can be used as a separate dwelling as not attached or accessed to main houses.

Ashcroft has double yellow lines outside as do some of the terraced properties on Rogers Lane. meaning that these properties park on Duffield Lane on a dangerous bend. We believe that these proposals will lead to further parking on the road.

Also 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.

Also policies Appendix 8 and H12 apply.

There has also been removal of trees which we believe to be a breech.

Withdrawn

PL/19/4052/FA – South Croft, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

Parish Comments:-  Object, our previous comments apply which were:-  Parish Comments: – OBJECT: Policies EP3, EP5, EP6, C1, H9 & H12 all apply.

Over development/ Over dominant/ Out of character with the surrounding area

Loss of character to the conservation area

Loss of light and sunlight/ Loss of privacy to neighbouring property on Rogers Lane

Will lead to easier access to property on Rogers Lane, thus threat of crime.

Can be used as a separate dwelling as not attached or accessed to main houses.

Ashcroft has double yellow lines outside as do some of the terraced properties on Rogers Lane. meaning that these properties park on Duffield Lane on a dangerous bend. We believe that these proposals will lead to further parking on the road.

As well as although reduced in scale we still believe this is an effort to create two self-contained annexe facilities. Therefore we object Policies H12 generally and the Local Plan Appendix 8 paragraph 8.

Withdrawn

PL/19/4130/FA                   16 Deans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JX

Erection of single storey rear/side extension.  Loft conversion incorporating rear dormer and front roof lights.  New front porch and new side window.

Parish Comments:-  Object to the dormer which is not in-keeping.  Policies GB10, H9 (a) & (b) and EP3 (a), (b) & (c) all apply.  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.

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0139/FA                   Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, bucks, SL2 4PA

Amendments to front porch and single storey rear infill extensions (Retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0187/FA                   Land of Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

New agricultural building and glasshouse.

Parish Comments:-  Object GB1.  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 and GB10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) which seek to ensure that extensions to 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).

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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

The applicant had a previous application which was for a change of use from a glasshouse to a storage facility; it appears that the applicant now wants to replace that lost glasshouse with a new replacement!

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0193/FA                   12 Fircroft Close, Stoke Poges, bucks, SL2 4DS

Demolition of garage and construction of single storey front side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0213/TP                   Copperfield House, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

T1-Cedar – Fell. T5-Horse Chestnut – Crown Reduction. (SBDC TPO 02/1963)

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

Consent Granted

PL/20/0420/FA                   23 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Single storey front/side extension and first floor side/rear extension.

Parish Commenets:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0857/FA                   Heather Ridge, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Erection of an indoor swimming pool to the rear of the property.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0934/FA                   Magnolia Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Two storey side extension

Parish Comments:-  Object.  We would like to draw your attention to the fact that previous applications on this property were under the name of Pinewood Nurseries so not Magnolia Cottage, and is therefore misleading.  The garage has already been turned into habitable accommodation and then later permission was granted to build a detached garage!!

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 of the Greenbelt. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policies GB1 and GB10 of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999)

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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt. The proposed extension by virtue of its increase in floor space and size in combination with previous additions would constitute a disproportionate addition to the original dwelling. As such, it constitutes inappropriate development, which is by definition harmful to the Metropolitan Green Belt. As well as being unacceptable in principle, the proposed extension, by virtue of its height and size results in a physical intrusion into the Green Belt which detracts from the openness of the Green Belt and its setting. No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy. As such the proposed development is contrary to policies GB1 and GB10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted in March 1999) and section 9 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

Permission Refused

PL/20/0959/HB                  Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HX

Internal and external alterations to Stoke House.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Listed Building Consent Granted

PL/20/0886/FA                   Yew Tree Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Alteration to existing residential studio to allow for a self-contained dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object. Policies H9 a) & b), H12 generally, GB2 b) & C) and EP3 a), b) & d) all apply as well as Appendix 8.

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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

Permission Refused

PL/20/1036/SA                   8 Ash Grove, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AG

Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness:-  New Vehicular Access

Certificate Granted

PL/20/1257/FA – 89 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DQ

Single storey front infill extension and garage conversion, alterations to windows/doors to rear elevation.

Parish Comments:- No comment.

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0873/FA                   27 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Conversion of garage into habitable room and external alterations to create three parking spaces.

Parish Comments:-  Object: Planning history: 

Originally 1 house

Application for 4 terraced, Refused

Application for 3 terraced, Refused

Application for 2 houses, Granted SBDC acknowledged that houses were elevated so appeared higher in the street scene

Over development H9 EP3

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0226/FA                   12 Mobbs Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4FF

Re-location of front door and addition of a new front window and rear bi-fold doors and internal changes.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policy EP3 (d), GB1 1 & 3 apply.  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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

Hereby Permits

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

APPEALS

Minutes Recreation & Environment Committee July 6 2020 via Zoom (Draft)

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE RECREATION

AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL

HELD ON MONDAY 6 JULY 2020 AT APPROXIMATELY 8.30 P.M. FOLLOWING THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL VIA ZOOM USING THIS LINK:- https://zoom.us/j/99529220733?pwd=a0U1dU1Bd2FjUkpRMm1DaEhzcVlXQT09

Meeting ID:-995 2922 0733  Password:-469761

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

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

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MINUTES

001/RE/20            Items by Members of Public Present 7.30pm-7.45pm

The meeting is open to the public and press and the first 15 minutes will be reserved, if

required, for public comment. 

None 

002/RE/20     Apologies for absence.

None

003/RE/20     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 prejudicial interest as defined in the Code; the Member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

None

004/RE/20     Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 10 February 2020 which will be signed by the Chairman.

005/RE/20     Football Bells Hill

NOTED training has re-started with social distancing measures in place and outside only.

006/RE/20     Nettleship Wood

Update from Clerk and Cllr Carter that Frank Solari field looks amazing and tenancy is working well along with the tenant of the other paddocks.  

007/RE/20     Bells Hill and Plough Lane Recreation Grounds

Cllrs are concerned that powered vehicles such as scooters are being used on the jogging/walking trail in the Bells Hill Recreation Ground and how dangerous this is.  RESOLVED to agree to put up signage on the entrances to the ground stating, ‘No powered vehicles are allowed on the path’.

Clerk approached by a commercial company to use the recreation ground for a child’s exercise class on a Sunday morning as they are unable to use the Village Centre due to Covid-19. Cllr Bagge proposed that they are able to use the space and park in the recreation ground and that they give a refundable deposit for the key to the gate, and pay a donation to the Parish Council for use of the space at the same rate they would pay the Village Centre, this was seconded by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree, 5-1.

RESOLVED to agree to the request to replace the one rotten bench in Plough Lane with a metal one similar to others in the village, up to £500 from the maintenance budget.  AGREED to looking at more benches in Plough Lane Recreation Ground and if the need to add a budget line for next year at the budget setting meeting in October 2020. 

NOTED Playground inspections have taken place and a couple of items need work or replacing.  Cllr Bagge proposed that the clerk can spend up to £5000 from the general fund to replace the items under health and safety, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

NOTED that the playgrounds were opened on 4 July with strict rules in place, signage is in place.

008/RE/20     Pavilion

NOTED that the building is closed at present, and the shutters and doors are being varnished.  NOTED that kids were found on the roof of the building during lockdown and the police were called.

009/RE/20     Allotments

Cllr Cox updated the committee on allotments.  During lockdown Cllr Cox did not do inspections of the allotments because he felt that holders might be shielding and it would be unfair to make them upkeep their plot during that time. 

Inspection took place once lockdown was lifted.  One plot was found to have an enclosed fence which is against the allotment agreement rules.  The Clerk has asked the holder to remove the enclosed part and leave it open. 

Cllr Cox had been approached by holders with regards fruit cages and poly tunnels as the agreement is unclear about these structures.  It was agreed by all that they are classed as a structure along with poly tunnels and any other structure so it was RESOLVED to update the agreement from January 2021 to state that one structure of 6’x4’ is allowed per plot (or half plot whichever is rented) and that means, shed, greenhouse, fruit cage, poly-tunnel or any other structure.  It must be one per plot only.  Clerk to email and write to all holders pointing out that the agreement will be changed at renewal time in January 2021 and paying their renewal means they agree to the updated agreement.  It was also agreed that the clerk should point out other clauses such as running businesses from the site and that includes bringing children onto site who are child minded.  This is not covered by our insurance, and is a health and safety risk and cannot be allowed to set a precedent, only supervised family members of the plot holders.

010/RE/20     MUGA

NOTED that no work has been able to take place on noise issues and anti-climb rollers due to the Covid-19 lockdown, contractors will be on site as soon as they are able.

NOTED that the MUGA was unlocked on 4 July with volunteers helping locking and unlocking again.

011/RE/20  Bells Hill Green

No Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party because of lockdown.  It was agreed that a contractor should be

found to do the weeding and planting of the Green now as it is becoming more difficult and asking too much of volunteers.

012/RE/20     Christmas Lights Ceremony/Bells Hill Green

It was agreed to go ahead and put the necessary paperwork in place for the event on Saturday 28 November 2020 and bring back to the September 2020 meeting for more decisions on what can and cannot go ahead.

013/RE/20     Litter Picking Event

NOTED litter picking dates are:-

Saturday 11 July 2020 10am-12 noon

Wednesday 9 September 2020 6pm-8pm

014/RE/20     NOTED Date of next meeting:- 

12 October 2020

Meeting ended at 9.42pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                              Dated

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Minutes Full Parish Council Meeting July 6 2020

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON

MONDAY 6 JULY 2020 AT 7.30 P.M. VIA ZOOM USING THIS LINK:-

https://zoom.us/j/96066705937?pwd=VFZ0SXZ0ZWtBdUppdTNtNjNjOWZ2QT09

Meeting ID:- 960 6670 5937  Password:- 470658

Present:-  Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan, Cllr Fox, Cllr Knox-Scott and Cllr Lynch.

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also present:-  Six members of public and Cllr Egleton (from 8.05pm)

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MINUTES

026/PC/20 – 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 spoke about the Khalsa School and the new trust which they were involved in and gave a briefing on how the trust would run if they were accepted as a replacement for the existing trust which has had its funding agreement terminated.  Questions were asked by Councillors around whether they would operate as a normal school, whether they would have functions, travel to school, noise, whether existing trustees would be on the new trust.  The speaker confirmed that the school would run as any normal school, no additional functions would be held there other than usual school events such as Christmas etc, the travel to school would hopefully change if more local pupils attended, the noise issues would be looked into and under no circumstances would any existing trustees join this new trust.  The Parish Council were asked to support them.  They hope to have a decision at the beginning of August 2020.

027/PC/20 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Hoskins.

028/PC/20 – 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

029/PC/20 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 June 2020 which will be signed by the Chairman.

030/PC/20 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

Cllr Bagge reported that he had been elected Chairman of the Finance and Resources Select Committee.  The Buckinghamshire Council staff was praised for the support during the Corona Virus as excellent; Officers went above and beyond normal duties to ensure residents were kept safe and that funding and food parcels were provided to those in need.

031/PC/20 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

Nothing to report.

032/PC/20 – Khalsa School

Cllr Carter reported that she was invited to a meeting at Stoke Poges School and subsequently met with the new trust member who spoke at the public session.  It was suggested that the new trust met with the original working party for the Khalsa School and they did this two weeks ago.  This member of the trust regularly updates Cllr Carter on what is going on!

033/PC/20 – Beeches Community Board

NOTED first meeting to be held on 8 July 2020.  Cllr Lynch has asked to step down from this committee and for someone else to take it on, she agreed to attend this meeting as it was short notice.  To bring back to next Parish Council meeting to agree a new representative.

NOTED information received regarding Child-like bollards.  Cllr Bagge proposed to agree to the TFB conditions as the public had been consulted previously at a public meeting and were in favour of them, this was seconded by Cllr Finan.  RESOLVED to agree.

034/PC/20 – Litter Picking

NOTED next event is 11 July 2020 10am-12noon.

035/PC/20 – Speeding GX Road

Cllr Bagge updated the council that Buckinghamshire Council Highways has confirmed that there have been 2 slight injuries caused from collisions in the past five years, so not enough to reduce the speed limit.  Moving the signage would require a full legal process which would be costly.  Casualty Reduction will ask the Local Area Technician to identify locations for 40mph roundel repeater signs along the section of road concerned  It was suggested that the resident who asked for this to be looked into may wish to join the local Community Speedwatch group.  Police are aware of the speeding in Stoke Poges and are looking into it, but have confirmed that since lockdown this is happening in all areas. 

036/PC/20 – Streetlight

NOTED that a street light was damaged and has been removed by Bucks County Highways in its entirety.  NOTED once bill received from Highways Clerk will submit an insurance claim. Clerk obtained a quote which was presented to replace the post and light, it was agreed by all that the clerk should find out what the DNO charge was for and then gain approval via email, as this will be recovered by insurance.

037/PC/20 – Mobbs Close/Gray Park Road – Speeding

Request from resident to have a point for the MVAS near Mobbs Close.  It was agreed that this site was too near a roundabout for a speed MVAS point, but to prove the fact it was agreed to ask the Speedwatch Team to monitor traffic from there and report back.

038/PC/20 –   Outdoor Cinema

Cllr Carter updated the committee that a local person now had the equipment for an outdoor cinema and floated the idea of a drive in cinema this year.  It was agreed that there was probably insufficient volunteer capacity to hold one this year, but possibly next.

039/PC/20 –   Containers

NOTED that the area for the containers at the allotments is completed.  NOTED that the price for the containers has increased by £130 since lockdown, Cllr Bagge proposed to accept the increase, this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

040/PC/20 – Parish Councillors’ Email

To decide between two options of email hosting for separate Parish Council email addresses which is a requirement.  Cllr Bagge proposed to accept the cheaper option given of £50 per year for 11 email addresses and storage of 5GB, this was seconded by Cllr Lynch, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

041/PC/20 – RECEIVED and ADOPTED minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:

  1. Planning Committee Minutes Monday 16 March 2020 – Signed Monday 18 June 2020

042/PC/20 – Finance

 (1) RECEIVED Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – June 2020

 (2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature June 2020 – £6437.78

 (3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – June 2020

 (4) RECEIVED Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – June 2020

043/PC/20 – NOTED 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

044/PC/20 – Co-option Parish Council Vacancy

RESOLVED to CONSIDER a request for co-option onto Parish Council.  Councillors asked the candidate some questions.  Cllr Bagge asked for a show of hands to co-opt the candidate onto the Council, RESOLVED to co-opt Mr Trevor Egleton onto the Parish Council, all in favour.  Cllr Egleton will sign an acceptance of office in front of the Clerk prior to the next Parish Council meeting in September 2020.

045/PC/20 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 20 July 2020

Planning Meeting –  17 August 2020

Full Parish Council Meeting – 7 September 2020 (NEW DATE)

Meeting ended at 8.41pm

Agenda Planning Committee Meeting on Monday 20 July 2020 at 7.30pm Via Zoom:- https://zoom.us/j/95519232636?pwd=VW5YOWZvTHR2WGM2TFdxTHByeVF5Zz09 Meeting ID:- 955 1923 2636 Password:- 929096

002/PL/20           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.

003/PL/20            Apologies for Absence

004/PL/20           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.

005/PL/20            Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 June 2020 (previously circulated)      

006/PL/20            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.

007/PL/20            Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

008/PL/20            Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

009/PL/20            Correspondence.

  1. Update from Mr. Duncombe regarding Red Lion Cottages.  To agree no reply required and to close the case.

010/PL/20            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:  17 August 2020

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

PL/20/1806/KA                  99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Trees at T1 & T2 – laurel and hazel – remove.  T 3 – conifer – fell.  T 4 – laurel- fell.  T5 – conifers tip reduce overhang by 1.5m to boundary.  T6 – conifer hedge and laurels – remove.  (Stoke Poges West End Conservation Area).

Parish Comment:-  No objection subject to the tree officer report.

PL/20/1741/FA                   Gateside, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Two storey side and rear extensions, changes to doors and windows including insertion of rear dormer and front and rear rooflights, render to external walls, change of roof covering to slate.  (amendment to PP PL/18/2117/FA)

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

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

Demolition of existing dwelling house and creation of a new dwelling house and detached garage.

PL/20/1894/TP                   Copperfield House, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

G1 – 2 x Cypress (either end of row of 4) – fell.  G2 – 8 x small diameter stemmed mixed species (predominantly Cypress) – fell.  T3 – Yew – Crown lift by removing two lowest limbs.  T3 – Cypress – fell.  (SBDC TPO 2 of 1963)

PL/20/1590/FA                   Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Subdivision of plot and erection of dwelling house with detached garage.

PL/20/1798/FA                   Land adjoining 1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks.

Vehicular access for new build house.

PL/20/1697/FA                   46 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BX

Single storey side and rear extensions.

PL/20/1770/FA                   35 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

35 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

PL/20/1727/FA                   40 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, Sl2 4DP

New Vehicular Access and car hard standing to front elevation.

17/01905/FUL                    Stoke Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LY

Part demolition at the rear and residential conversion of the existing Stoke Court mansion house and re-development of site to provide 61 residential units and associated access, parking and landscaping.

17/01906/LBC                    Stoke Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LY

Listed Building Consent. Part demolition at the rear and residential conversion of the existing Stoke Court mansion house and re-development of site to provide 61 residential units and associated access, parking and landscaping.

PL/20/1990/FA                   Heather Ridge, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Erection of an indoor swimming pool to the rear of the property. (amendment to Planning permission on PL/20/0857/FA)

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/20/1081/FA                   Windward, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JG

Two storey side link extension (revision of PL/19/4336/FA)

Parish Comments:-  The proposed extensions would result in the creation of a large, bulky and unattractive structure of excessive depth, with flank walls unrelieved by any setbacks. The extended dwelling would be lacking in pleasing proportions and would fail to respect the traditional character of the existing dwelling. The excessive depth of the extended building and the unbroken flank elevations would be apparent in angled views from the road, and would result in an unduly bulky appearance that would be at odds with the traditional proportions of the existing dwelling and would be out of keeping with the general character of this residential area. In terms of design and scale, the proposed extensions and alterations cannot be considered to accord with the principles set out in policies EP3 and H11 of the South Bucks District Local Plan, and the standard of design would not comply with advice in Appendix 8 of the Plan. The development would therefore not be in accordance with guidance set out in the NPPF (2019).

Hereby Permits

PL/19/2912/KA                  Stoke Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LY

Lombardy Poplar (Populus Nigra trees) x 2 – fell and replace with identical species (Conservation area stoke Poges West End).

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the arboriculturalist’s report.

No TPO Required

PL/19/3144/HB                  Focus School, Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Listed Building Consent for Erection of a multi-purpose space and ancillary rooms and refurbishment of Grade II Listed Sefton Park School.

Parish Comments: – We have no objections as far as the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed building is concerned.  However we OBJECT to the addition of the multi-purpose space as we believe its design is totally out of keeping in this historically sensitive location.

Permission Refused

PL/19/1702/FA                   Bolds Court, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LR

Demolition of existing 22 elderly care flats and construction of 5 two bed houses and 7 three bed houses incorporating parking, hardstanding and amenity areas.

Parish Council comments: Object EP3 a,c,d&e, H9a&b. This site is adjacent to a conservation area. We do not believe that the proposed materials are in keeping and do not harmonise with surrounding buildings and are of an urbanising appearance. We would therefore request a site visit.

Permission Refused

PL/19/1761/FA                   Land South of Home Farm Barn, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Erection of detached dwelling and garage.

Parish Council comments:  Object GB10e. Concerns of over intensification of the site

Withdrawn

PL/19/4051/FA                   Ashcroft, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

Erection of two bay detached garage with first floor gymnasium to replace existing garage.

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

OBJECT: Policies EP3, EP5, EP6, C1, H9 & H12 all apply.

Over development/ Over dominant/ Out of character with the surrounding area

Loss of character to the conservation area

Loss of light and sunlight/ Loss of privacy to neighbouring property on Rogers Lane

Will lead to easier access to property on Rogers Lane, thus threat of crime.

Can be used as a separate dwelling as not attached or accessed to main houses.

Ashcroft has double yellow lines outside as do some of the terraced properties on Rogers Lane. meaning that these properties park on Duffield Lane on a dangerous bend. We believe that these proposals will lead to further parking on the road.

Also 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.

Also policies Appendix 8 and H12 apply.

There has also been removal of trees which we believe to be a breech.

Withdrawn

PL/19/4052/FA – South Croft, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

Parish Comments:-  Object, our previous comments apply which were:-  Parish Comments: – OBJECT: Policies EP3, EP5, EP6, C1, H9 & H12 all apply.

Over development/ Over dominant/ Out of character with the surrounding area

Loss of character to the conservation area

Loss of light and sunlight/ Loss of privacy to neighbouring property on Rogers Lane

Will lead to easier access to property on Rogers Lane, thus threat of crime.

Can be used as a separate dwelling as not attached or accessed to main houses.

Ashcroft has double yellow lines outside as do some of the terraced properties on Rogers Lane. meaning that these properties park on Duffield Lane on a dangerous bend. We believe that these proposals will lead to further parking on the road.

As well as although reduced in scale we still believe this is an effort to create two self-contained annexe facilities. Therefore we object Policies H12 generally and the Local Plan Appendix 8 paragraph 8.

Withdrawn

PL/19/4130/FA                   16 Deans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JX

Erection of single storey rear/side extension.  Loft conversion incorporating rear dormer and front roof lights.  New front porch and new side window.

Parish Comments:-  Object to the dormer which is not in-keeping.  Policies GB10, H9 (a) & (b) and EP3 (a), (b) & (c) all apply.  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.

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0139/FA                   Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, bucks, SL2 4PA

Amendments to front porch and single storey rear infill extensions (Retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0187/FA                   Land of Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

New agricultural building and glasshouse.

Parish Comments:-  Object GB1.  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 and GB10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) which seek to ensure that extensions to 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).

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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

The applicant had a previous application which was for a change of use from a glasshouse to a storage facility; it appears that the applicant now wants to replace that lost glasshouse with a new replacement!

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0193/FA                   12 Fircroft Close, Stoke Poges, bucks, SL2 4DS

Demolition of garage and construction of single storey front side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0213/TP                   Copperfield House, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

T1-Cedar – Fell. T5-Horse Chestnut – Crown Reduction. (SBDC TPO 02/1963)

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

Consent Granted

PL/20/0420/FA                   23 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Single storey front/side extension and first floor side/rear extension.

Parish Commenets:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0857/FA                   Heather Ridge, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Erection of an indoor swimming pool to the rear of the property.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0934/FA                   Magnolia Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Two storey side extension

Parish Comments:-  Object.  We would like to draw your attention to the fact that previous applications on this property were under the name of Pinewood Nurseries so not Magnolia Cottage, and is therefore misleading.  The garage has already been turned into habitable accommodation and then later permission was granted to build a detached garage!!

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 of the Greenbelt. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policies GB1 and GB10 of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999)

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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt. The proposed extension by virtue of its increase in floor space and size in combination with previous additions would constitute a disproportionate addition to the original dwelling. As such, it constitutes inappropriate development, which is by definition harmful to the Metropolitan Green Belt. As well as being unacceptable in principle, the proposed extension, by virtue of its height and size results in a physical intrusion into the Green Belt which detracts from the openness of the Green Belt and its setting. No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy. As such the proposed development is contrary to policies GB1 and GB10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted in March 1999) and section 9 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

Permission Refused

PL/20/0959/HB                  Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HX

Internal and external alterations to Stoke House.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Listed Building Consent Granted

PL/20/0886/FA                   Yew Tree Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Alteration to existing residential studio to allow for a self-contained dwelling.

Parish Comments:-  Object. Policies H9 a) & b), H12 generally, GB2 b) & C) and EP3 a), b) & d) all apply as well as Appendix 8.

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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

Permission Refused

PL/20/1036/SA                   8 Ash Grove, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AG

Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness:-  New Vehicular Access

Certificate Granted

PL/20/1257/FA – 89 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DQ

Single storey front infill extension and garage conversion, alterations to windows/doors to rear elevation.

Parish Comments:- No comment.

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0873/FA                   27 Broom Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PU

Conversion of garage into habitable room and external alterations to create three parking spaces.

Parish Comments:-  Object: Planning history: 

Originally 1 house

Application for 4 terraced, Refused

Application for 3 terraced, Refused

Application for 2 houses, Granted SBDC acknowledged that houses were elevated so appeared higher in the street scene

Over development H9 EP3

Hereby Permits

PL/20/0226/FA                   12 Mobbs Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4FF

Re-location of front door and addition of a new front window and rear bi-fold doors and internal changes.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policy EP3 (d), GB1 1 & 3 apply.  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 Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy.

Hereby Permits

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

APPEALS