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Stoke Poges Parish Council Elections – 6 May 2021 – Candidates.

Stoke Poges Parish Council Elections

A POLL WILL BE TAKEN on Thursday 6 May 2021 between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

In Alphabetical order

BAGGE Ralph
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

BASSI Manjit Kaur
                                         (New Candidate Seeking election)

BHULLAR Pritpal Singh
                                         (New Candidate Seeking election)

CARTER Saera Meryl
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

COX Geoffrey Richard
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

CROCKER Mary Christina
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

EGLETON Trevor Frank
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

FINAN Keith George
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

FLOWER Seema Kumari
                                         (New Candidate Seeking election)

FOX Alan
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

HUCKLE Rich
                                         (New Candidate Seeking election)

JABBLE Surinder Singh
                                         (New Candidate Seeking election)

KNOX-SCOTT Maggie
                                         (Current Councillor Seeking re-election)

MOORE Nick             

                                        (New Candidate Seeking election)

PRITCHARD Kim
                                        (New Candidate Seeking election)

RAWLINGS Phil
                                        (New Candidate Seeking election)

VIRK Harps
                                        (New Candidate Seeking election)

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 19 April 2021 Via Zoom:-

Meeting ID:- 912 0195 4344 Password:- 694743

https://zoom.us/j/91201954344?pwd=akFaZUhGMkhBVmxUaFF2aEtkYWtjUT09

AGENDA

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

19 April 2021 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:- https://zoom.us/j/91201954344?pwd=akFaZUhGMkhBVmxUaFF2aEtkYWtjUT09

Meeting ID:- 912 0195 4344 Password:- 694743

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

14 April 2021

                                                                                                                       

084/PL/21           Items by Members of Public Present.

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

085/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

086/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2007.  If that interest is a prejudicial interest as defined in the Code, the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

087/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 March 2021 (previously circulated)  

088/PL/21           Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

090/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

091/PL/21           Correspondence.

092/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

093/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

Next meeting date:  24 May 2021

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

PL/21/0283/FA                  Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Single Storey glazed extension to the existing Spa Pavilion building to create a Wintergarden Restaurant, single storey extension to existing tennis courts building to provide a mixed -use Activities Centre and the construction of an outdoor swimming pool and single storey changing room facility an associated plant.

Parish Comments submitted 17/3/21:-  We note the SUDS objection so would highlight our concerns

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

Pl/21/1210/TP                   Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

T388 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pyrus at adjacent location, T411/412/414 Acer – Fell Replace with ornamental species in adjacent location, T429 Cypress – Fell Replace with Pinus sp in adjacent location, T352 Cypress – Fell Replace with Celtis sp in nearby location, T340 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location, T287 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Sorbus in adjacent location, T221 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pine in adjacent location, T194 Holly – Fell Replace with similar species in adjacent location, T187 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location. (TPO/SBDC/1998/12)

PL/21/0990/VRC              Slough Cemetery, Stoke Road, Slough, Berks, SL2 5AX

Variation of conditions 2 (Approved plans), 3 (Materials) and 4 (Landscaping) of planning permission 17/02054/FUL (Change of use of land to form cemetery extension incorporating increase in ground levels by 1.5m and associated hardstanding) to allow for changes to the landscape design and pathway material.

PL/21/1146/KA                 100 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4LL

Conifer x 1 – Fell (Conservation Areas: Stoke Poges West )

PL/21/0931/FA                  68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension and single storey front extension and relocation of front door

PL/21/1133/FA                  Sesquiacre, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Demolition of existing garages and erection of part two storey, part single storey side/front extension.

PL/21/0816/KA                 96 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LL

Sycamore T1 – Remove 1.5m out of top and 1m of lateral branches, Ash T2 – Fell, Conifers T3 x 2 – Fell (Conservation Area: Stoke Poges West End)

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

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

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/20/4228/FA                  11 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BW

Single storey side extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/3451/FA                  Woodlands, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

New dormer window at front and raise the ridge height of roof at rear.

Parish Comments:-  We have concerns about the plans submitted as they do not fully explain the layout of this and the adjoining properties, the plans allude to a detached property which it is not, and it is therefore unclear and very difficult to comment.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/20/4075/FA                  153 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DH

Upgrading existing UPVc single glazed windows on the first floor flat and door at the front of the property.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/4354/FA                  6 Post Office Cottages, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PP

Formation of Vehicular Access.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/0202/TP                  The Nonsense House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

T1 Sweet Chestnut – fell, T2 Beech – reduce crown by 50%, T3 Oak – fell, T4 Oak – crown lift 4 main branches (SBDC TPO 7 of 1988)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/0213/TP                  65 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LG

T1 Horse Chestnut – 30% Crown reduction by removing 2m from height and 2m from lateral branches (SBDC TPO 14 of 1987).

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/0219/FA                  Pond Cottage, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DY

Two storey side extension and front porch canopy.

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

Hereby Permits

PL/21/0034/FA                  29 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BS

Single storey side/rear extension, insertion of roof lantern and rear bi-folding doors to existing rear extension, front infill extension and alterations to front door and window.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/4437/FA                  67 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 4DG

Demolition of existing covered yard, removal of existing chimney, erection of single storey first floor rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  Object, We believe this is not in accordance with Appendix 8, 3.1, 7.3 & 7.4.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/0075/SA                  Sesquiacre, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed demolition of existing attached side garages and erection of two storey rear extension.

Certificate of Lawfulness

PL/21/0055/VRC              Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Variation of condition 5 (approved plans) of application PL/20/0187/FA (New agricultural building and glasshouse) to allow for removal of the agricultural building from approved plans.

Herby Permits

PL/21/0403/SA                  White Cottage, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Certificate of lawfulness for proposed loft conversion with 4 roof lights to front and 3 rooflights to rear elevation.

Certificate of Lawfulness.

APPEALS

PL/19/1634/FA & PL/19/3599/FA               Macs Farm, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JQ

Change of use of the existing ancillary outbuilding to an independent dwelling (Use Class C3).

Parish Comments: – Our previous comments still apply which were: – Subject to waiving of previous approval: PL/18 4398 FA also subject to confirmation that the conversions have not been undertaken.

Also, the proposal constitutes inappropriate development within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful. No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy. As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

Refusal of Permission

Appeal Lodged 27/4/2020 – APP/N0410/W/20/3245197

Parish Comments to Appeal Process and Planning Inspectorate: –

Amendment written reps to original comments by 1st June 2020. As this is an appeal, we believe our previous comments as above are still valid.

This proposal constitutes inappropriate development within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful. No very special circumstances have been demonstrated sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy. As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF. 2.

26/10/2020 – Virtual Hearing Date 10am on 10 November 2020, anticipated to last two days.

27/10/2020 – Hearing deferred due to exceptional circumstances.

Appeals Allowed

PL/19/3143/FA                  Focus School Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4QA

Erection of multi-purpose space and ancillary rooms, removal of existing modular classrooms, creation of a new footpath link with Khalsa Academy, creation of temporary construction access on School Lane and related landscaping, SUDS and other drainage works and associated works to 6 no. TPO trees.

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.

Hereby Refuses Permission / Appeal received against refusal – Written Reps by 9 April 2021

Hearing to be held on 27 April 2021 at 10am for 1 day.

Agenda Full PArish Council Meeting, Monday 12 April 2021 at 7.30pm Via Zoom:- https://zoom.us/j/99195735993?pwd=ZVlFOGdoM1dOOURvTU9Lb0pQL3BKZz09 Meeting ID:- 991 9573 5993 Passcode:- 151424

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. VIA ZOOM USING THIS LINK: – https://zoom.us/j/99195735993?pwd=ZVlFOGdoM1dOOURvTU9Lb0pQL3BKZz09

Meeting ID: 991 9573 5993 Password: – 151424

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

211/PC/21 – 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.

212/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

213/PC/21 – 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.

214/PC/21 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 March 2021 (previously circulated). 

215/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

216/PC/21 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

217/PC/21 – Khalsa School

Update from Cllr Carter

218/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton.

219/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

220/PC/21 – Email Addresses

To note that the email migration to Clook has now taken place.

221/PC/21 – Defibrillator

Update from Cllr Crocker.

222/PC/21 – Bank Accounts         

To note that another account has been opened with the Cambridge Building Society and funds have been transferred across.

223/PC/21 – Pond

To note that the tree works will take place from Monday May 10th and the fencing will be installed once completed.

224/PC/21 – Standing Orders      

To ratify and agree updates to our Standing Orders to the latest NALC Model Standing Orders for England 2018 (amended 2020), additions were circulated and decided at the March 2021 meeting.

225/PC/21 – Virtual Meetings

To note that the Annual Parish Meeting due to take place on 22 April 2021 has been postponed due to current legislation, to be re-arranged once legislation from Central Government is made clear.

To note that the May 17 meeting is due to take place face to face unless legislation changes. 

226/PC/21 – Wildflower Meadow

Request from residents to sow a wildflower meadow to attract bees and insects and add colour to the area throughout spring and summer.  Clerk has requested permission from the LAT.  The area is maintained by the PC contractors.  Information circulated. To Decide.

227/PC/21 – Operation London Bridge and Forth Bridge

Letter from Deputy Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, to decide.

228/PC/21 – Self Defense Classes

Offer to run FOC classes at the Pavilion. To decide.

229/PC/21 – Pedestrian Footpath along Fir Tree Avenue

Request from resident of Fir Tree Avenue to look into a new footway. Circulated.

230/PC/21 – RECEIVE and ADOPT minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 15 February 2021 – Agreed/Signed 15 March 2021.

231/PC/21 – Finance

 (1) Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – March 2021 circulated.

 (2) To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature March 2021 circulated. (subject to additions)

 (3) Bank reconciliations – March 2021 circulated.

 (4) Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – March 2021 circulated.

232/PC/21 – 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: –

233/PC/21 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 19 April 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting/Possible Annual Parish Meeting – 17 May 2021

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

7 April 2021

Minutes Full Parish Council Meeting 8 March 2021 Via Zoom.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 8 MARCH 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. VIA ZOOM USING THIS LINK: – https://zoom.us/j/91989996119?pwd=L01NSC8vd28xTVJTNVd5eitEMTRaQT09

Meeting ID: –919 8999 6119 Password: – 838299

Present: – Cllr Bagge (chair), Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Egleton, Cllr Finan, Cllr Fox, Cllr Knox-Scott & Cllr Lynch.

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present: – 4 members of public

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

183/PC/21 – 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 read out a statement about an item not on the agenda which the Chairman noted, one other member of public supported the statement.

184/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

None

185/PC/21 – 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

186/PC/21 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 February 2021 which will be signed by the Chairman. 

187/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report

Cllr Bagge reported that the final budgets for next year had been accepted.  He also reported that gully emptying will take place in the whole County and every gully will have been emptied by 2022.

188/PC/21 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

Cllr Bagge thanked Cllr Cox for taking delivery and dispensing out the Stoke Poges Newsletters to the deliverers in the village.  Cllr Bagge thanked all of the councillors and residents that turned out for the litter picking session on Saturday 6 March.  He also reported that the Beeches Community Board had approved and signed off many applications for its first year in operation and are making good progress.

189/PC/21 – Khalsa School

Cllr Carter reported that the current Trust are wanting to take the Education Funding Agency to a Judicial Review.  Cllr Egleton reported that the planning application for the Focus School has gone to appeal.

190/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Cllr Egleton reported that the Old & Vulnerable group projects and a new pen pal project are well underway, also Trading Standards are helping to support vulnerable people with telephone screening devices and video front doorbells.

191/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter reported that the working party have been through the scoping documents and this included a lot of embedded documents, which resulted in lots of reading.  They have learnt a lot from other plans and questions have been put together for a meeting scheduled for 10 March.  Cllr Egleton reported that he walked for 2 hours with the consultants last week and showed them many historic areas in the village, the consultant had already walked the Wexham side of the village and was off to explore the Church and the Memorial Gardens, he was very interested and took lots of photos.

192/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Cllr Cox and the Clerk are still working on the migration.

193/PC/21 – Defibrillator

Cllr Crocker has explored the possibility of a solar powered defibrillator, but reviews are not good, and they are expensive.  Still investigating areas, and it was discussed about possibly installing a feeder pillar.  Cllr Crocker to walk the area and see if there is a suitable site.

194/PC/21 – Bus Lanes Slough    

Response received from Slough Borough Council. Circulated.  Agreed to send to resident.

195/PC/21 – Bank Accounts         

NOTED that another account has not been started as yet!

196/PC/21 – Pond

Cllr Carter proposed that the Quote for fencing work is accepted, this was seconded by Cllr Egleton,  RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

197/PC/21 – Standing Orders      

Cllr Carter propose to resolve to agree to update our Standing Orders to the latest NALC Model Standing Orders for England 2018 (amended 2020).  To be ratified and agreed at the April meeting, this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

198/PC/21 – Bus Timetable Changes         

NOTED bus timetable changes from Carousel and Redline, Cllr Bagge will include them in the next SPN.

199/PC/21 – Planning Policy

NOTED notice of Local Plan.

200/PC/21 – HS2 Road Safety Fund

NOTED Open for applications. AGREED not really affecting this area enough to warrant a claim.

201/PC/21 – Hastings Meadow

Cllr Bagge proposed to site a litter bin near the bus stop at Hastings Meadow and accept quote from County for a steel bin, this was seconded by Cllr Egleton, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

202/PC/21 – Elections

NOTED that elections will take place on May 6, 2021, circulated details of briefing sessions.

203/PC/21 – Virtual Meetings

NOTED that virtual meetings are due to stop after 7 May 2021, there is much debate still going on and this may change.  To gauge a feeling of how this Council want to proceed, as there is no provision as yet to be allowed to carry on virtually.  AGREED that there are concerns over face-to-face meetings but will have to be guided by Government.

NOTED & AGREED that the Annual Parish Meeting will take place on 22 April 2021 via Zoom.

204/PC/21 – Notice Boards

Cllr Crocker proposed to accept the quotations for the Oak Noticeboards and installation and replace three in the village, this was seconded by Cllr Lynch, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

205/PC/21 – Store Cupboard

Cllr Carter reported that the store cupboard will close at the end of March 2021 but they will still continue to support some families until the grant runs out.

206/PC/21 – Meeting Dates 2021/22           

NOTED & AGREED agree meeting dates.

207/PC/21 – RECEIVED and ADOPTED minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 18 January 2021 – Agreed/Signed 8 February 2021.
  2. Recreation & Environment Minutes 12 October 2021 – Agreed/Signed 8 February 2021

208/PC/21 – Finance

 (1) RECEIVED Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – February2021

 (2) RESOLVED To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature February 2021

 (3) RECEIVED & NOTED Bank reconciliations – February 2021

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

209/PC/21 – 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: –

210/PC/21 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 15 March 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting 12 April 2021

Annual Parish Meeting – 22 April 2021

Meeting ended at 9.08pm.

Official Response Regarding Allotments from Stoke Poges Parish Council

Official response from Stoke Poges Parish Council

In light of recent events we would like to make our position clear as we work extremely hard for the benefit of all our local residents and will explain the legal restrictions and limitations that have brought about our decision. These have already been conveyed to all parties directly involved with the matter.

When the Parish Council is required to make a decision, members have to be satisfied with the answers to these questions: ‘Is it legal?’, ‘What are the risks and are they mitigated?’ and where a cost arises ‘Is the council allowed in law to spend taxpayers’ money on this and if so, is it value for money?’.

The Parish Council investigated if they could facilitate child-minded children on the allotments, however, legal and HMRC advice is that allowing child minded children constitutes business use. The Parish Council sought legal opinion on this.

Stoke Poges has 55 allotment plots, for which there is a waiting list. The cost of maintaining these plots is heavily subsidised by your Council Tax and therefore business use of any kind is prohibited. Businesses have, in the past, taken on allotment space to benefit their business. Businesses should not benefit from community-subsidised facilities.

Upon obtaining a plot all holders are made aware of the contents of their contract, and sign an agreement that they will not use the plot for any business purposes. Agreements are up to date and in line with national legislation and law. 

If the Parish Council were able to facilitate such a request they have a statutory duty to ensure a Safe Guarding Officer is in place, meaning extra duties and ongoing training for the officer as well as parish councillors, who are all volunteers. This would constitute spending money in support of a private business and would be unlawful.

If this were to be implemented, it would have the consequence of a significant increase in local council taxes, something which we believe is not fair to ask of the local community so that one individual can be catered for.

The Parish Council prides itself on listening to villagers’ views and has been in discussions on this matter for seven months. All legal and practical reasons for reaching the decision have been explained in detail to all parties. However, as they have not been made clear to the public in the subsequent petitioned argument – the Parish Council felt it necessary to issue this statement.

We do not believe in significantly raising the council tax of every resident of Stoke Poges in order to facilitate an extra benefit offered by one local business.

Decisions are made ensuring your Council tax is spent wisely and used in the best interest of the whole village, not individual residents.

What the Parish Council have done for the wider community:

Built a sports pavilion and hall for football clubs and uniformed groups (cubs, beavers, scouts, brownies and guides). This is a community space.

Purchased extensive playground equipment for all ages for both recreational areas

Installed an outdoor gym

Installed a multi-use games area in Bells Hill Rec.

Installed a hard surface safe exercise path in Bells Hill Rec.

Installed disabled and double buggy access gates into the recreational areas

Refreshed the Village Green, planted and maintain it. 

Reinstalled the flagpole and Beacon

Installed new village Christmas lights and Christmas tree

Set up the Good Neighbour Scheme 

Commissioned a War Memorial on the Village Green

Built new bus shelters

Organise community events, Carols on the Green etc. litter picks

Help set up the Stoke Poges Store Cupboard during Covid lockdowns

Publishing and distributing the quarterly magazine Stoke Poges News to every home in the parish.

Installed four village defibrillators in partnership with Southern Counties Ambulance Service.

Stoke Poges Parish Council

Notice of Election Of Parish Councillors

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Buckinghamshire Council

Election of Parish Councillors

for the Parishes listed below

(Chiltern & South Bucks Area)

ParishesNumber of Parish Councillors to be elected
Election of councillors to Amersham Town Council for Amersham Common ward3
Election of councillors to Amersham Town Council for Amersham Common West ward3
Election of councillors to Amersham Town Council for Amersham on the Hill ward5
Election of councillors to Amersham Town Council for Amersham Town ward2
Election of councillors to Amersham Town Council for Weedon Hill ward2
Election of councillors to Ashley Green Parish Council for the Ashley Green ward4
Election of councillors to Ashley Green Parish Council for Whelpley Hill ward3
Election of councillors to Beaconsfield Town Council for Beaconsfield Central ward4
Election of councillors to Beaconsfield Town Council for Beaconsfield North ward3
Election of councillors to Beaconsfield Town Council for Beaconsfield South East ward2
Election of councillors to Beaconsfield Town Council for Beaconsfield West ward7
Election of councillors to Burnham Parish Council for Burnham Beeches ward8
Election of councillors to Burnham Parish Council for Burnham Church ward4
Election of councillors to Burnham Parish Council for Burnham Lent Rise ward7
Election of councillors to Chalfont St Giles Parish Council for Chalfont St Giles ward11
Election of councillors to Chalfont St Giles Parish Council for Jordans ward1
Election of councillors to Chalfont St Peter Parish Council for Austenwood ward2
Election of councillors to Chalfont St Peter Parish Council for Central ward5
Election of councillors to Chalfont St Peter Parish Council for Chalfont Common ward5
Election of councillors to Chalfont St Peter Parish Council for Gold Hill ward3
ParishesNumber of Parish Councillors to be elected
Election of councillors to Chartridge Parish Council for Bellingdon & Asheridge ward4
Election of councillors to Chartridge Parish Council for Chartridge ward5
Election of councillors to Chenies Parish Council5
Election of councillors to Chesham Bois Parish Council11
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Asheridge Vale ward2
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Hilltop ward2
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Lowndes ward2
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Newtown ward2
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Ridgeway ward2
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for St. Mary`s ward1
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Townsend ward3
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Vale ward2
Election of councillors to Chesham Town Council for Waterside ward3
Election of councillors to Cholesbury-Cum-St.Leonards Parish Council7
Election of councillors to Coleshill Parish Council7
Election of councillors to Denham Parish Council15
Election of councillors to Dorney Parish Council7
Election of councillors to Farnham Royal Parish Council for Farnham Royal North ward7
Election of councillors to Farnham Royal Parish Council for Farnham Royal South ward4
Election of councillors to Fulmer Parish Council7
Election of councillors to Gerrards Cross Parish Council for Gerrards Cross East ward2
Election of councillors to Gerrards Cross Parish Council for Gerrards Cross North ward5
Election of councillors to Gerrards Cross Parish Council for Gerrards Cross South ward5
Election of councillors to Great Missenden Parish Council for Ballinger & South Heath ward2
Election of councillors to Great Missenden Parish Council for Great Missenden ward4
Election of councillors to Great Missenden Parish Council for Prestwood & Heath End ward10
Election of councillors to Hedgerley Parish Council7
Election of councillors to Iver Parish Council for Iver Heath ward6
Election of councillors to Iver Parish Council for Iver Village & Richings Park ward6
Election of councillors to Iver Parish Council for Shredding Green ward1
Election of councillors to Iver Parish Council for Wood Lane ward1
ParishesNumber of Parish Councillors to be elected
Election of councillors to Latimer and Ley Hill Parish Council for Latimer ward2
Election of councillors to Latimer and Ley Hill Parish Council for Ley Hill ward5
Election of councillors to Little Chalfont Parish Council for Little Chalfont North East ward2
Election of councillors to Little Chalfont Parish Council for Little Chalfont South ward2
Election of councillors to Little Chalfont Parish Council for Little Chalfont ward5
Election of councillors to Little Missenden Parish Council for Holmer Green ward7
Election of councillors to Little Missenden Parish Council for Hyde Heath ward2
Election of councillors to Little Missenden Parish Council for Lt Kingshill and Lt Missenden ward4
Election of councillors to Penn Parish Council for Penn Street & Winchmore Hill ward3
Election of councillors to Penn Parish Council for Penn ward8
Election of councillors to Seer Green Parish Council9
Election of councillors to Stoke Poges Parish Council11
Election of councillors to Taplow Parish Council11
Election of councillors to The Lee Parish Council7
Election of councillors to Wexham Parish Council for George Green and Middle Green ward5
Election of councillors to Wexham Parish Council for The Orchards ward2
Election of councillors to Wexham Parish Council for Wexham Street ward2

1. An election is to be held for Buckinghamshire Council unitary wards.

2. Nomination papers can be obtained from the Returning Officer as follows:

3. Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer or his appointed staff at the Council Chamber, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham HP6 5AW between 10am and 4pm on any working day (excluding Good Friday 2 April 2021 and Easter Monday 5 April 2021) from and including Monday 22 March 2021 but no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. Please go to the Council Chamber.

4. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

5. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

6. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

8. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of disability or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021.The disability must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Dated: Monday 22 March 2021                                  Nick Graham (Returning Officer)

Notice of Election of Unitary Councillors

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Buckinghamshire Council

Election of Unitary Councillors

for the Wards listed below

(Chiltern & South Bucks Area)

WardNumber of Councillors to be elected
 Amersham & Chesham BoisThree
 BeaconsfieldThree
 Chalfont St GilesThree
 Chalfont St PeterThree
 CheshamThree
 Chess ValleyThree
 Chiltern RidgesThree
 ClivedenThree
 DenhamThree
 Farnham Common and Burnham BeechesThree
 Gerrards CrossThree
 Great MissendenThree
 IverThree
 Little Chalfont & Amersham CommonThree
 Penn Wood & Old AmershamThree
 Stoke Poges and WexhamThree

1. An election is to be held for Buckinghamshire Council unitary wards.

2. Nomination papers can be obtained from the Returning Officer as follows:

3. Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer or his appointed staff at the Council Chamber, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW between 10am and 4pm on any working day (excluding Good Friday 2 April 2021 and Easter Monday 5 April 2021) from and including Monday 22 March 2021 but no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. Please go to the Council Chamber.

4. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

5. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .

6. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

8. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of disability or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021.The disability must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Dated: Monday 22 March 2021                                  Nick Graham (Returning Officer)

Stoke Poges Parish Council Press Release Statement to the Daily Mail Re:- Allotments

Please find below a statement from Stoke Poges Parish Council which must be published in full.

Stoke Poges is a small village with 55 allotments, all of which are heavily subsidised by the Parish Council precept. Allotment agreements comply with the Allotment Act 1922, and are regularly updated with the advice of the National Allotment Association and the Parish Council’s legal advisors.

The allotment agreements clearly state:

4.1. You may not use your allotment or any part of the allotment site for any commercial or educational use or for any activity for which you receive payment, reward or compensation.

In January 2021, the agreements were updated to clarify that only children and grand-children of the tenant were permitted on the allotments, following a vote at the Recreation and Environment Council meeting on 8 February 2021 at which a majority of Parish Councillors voted against changing the agreements to allow tenants who are registered child-minders to bring other children to the allotments under the pretence of educational purposes. This is because a registered child-minder is operating a commercial venture from which they derive a monetary benefit, and any commercial use means the tenant is in breach of 4.1 of the tenancy agreement as stated above. This has been confirmed by both the Parish Council’s legal advisors and insurers. Any use of the allotments for child-minding purposes would therefore not be covered by the Parish Council’s insurance, and the Parish Council cannot leave itself exposed to any such contingent liabilities arising from such unauthorised use.

Stoke Poges Parish Council takes its responsibilities towards the safety and welfare of its residents very seriously. In 2015, the Parish Council invested over £500,000 in a multi-use games area (MUGA) and sports and community pavilion to ensure that village football and other community groups had a safe and pleasant environment for many years to come, this facility is not for commercial use. The allotments are another Parish Council-funded resource which are available to residents of the village for private non-commercial use, as stated in the tenancy agreements.

Local councils have a responsibility to spend the Parish Precept in a responsible way to benefit the wider community and  do not have the powers or responsibility to provide accommodation for educational use. https://www.gov.uk/understand-how-your-council-works

Stoke Poges Parish Council

19th March 2021

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 15 March 2021 via Zoom.

MINUTES

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 15 March 2021 at 7.30pm Via Zoom – Meeting Link:-   https://zoom.us/j/92870184274?pwd=NytaeFlFeUJ5OU8yeDZ6bXRrZitaZz09

Meeting ID:- 928 7018 4274   Password:- 696381

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:-  4 members of public

074/PL/21           Items by Members of Public Present.

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

3 members of public spoke about planning application PL/21/0603/FA and gave the committee their concerns.

1 member of public spoke about the Neighbourhood Plan and offered to support the Council with work on the plan looking at Heritage properties and other non-heritage properties, that should be identified.

075/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

None

076/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2007.  If that interest is a prejudicial interest as defined in the Code, the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

None

077/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 February 2021 which will be signed by the Chairman.   

078/PL/21           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.

079/PL/21           NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

080/PL/21           NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

081/PL/21           Correspondence.

None

082/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Update given on the scoping document which is being finalised this week which will enable sub groups to be formulated.  

083/PL/21           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:  18 April 2021

Meeting ended at 8.52pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/21/0603/FA                  19 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Single storey side extension following demolition of existing garage and outbuilding in rear garden.

Parish Comments:- Object: Policies H13 (b) & (f), EP3 (b) & (c), H9 (a) & (b), Appendix 8, 9.1 & 9.2 all apply.

The proposed building is large and not subservient to the main dwelling. The height of this proposal is also too high for an outbuilding and could be reduced.

We have also noted inconsistencies in the ecology and tree report as there are several trees, mainly willows that pre date the houses which were built in 1958. We believe could be adversely affected.

This cluster of houses are situated in an area where the highway is higher than the front of the houses. With heavy rainfall, water drains naturally towards those houses and can cause flooding. There is an underground spring and stream so surface water drains along the side of these houses towards the back gardens and towards Duffield Lane

We suggest a thorough site visit to the rear of these properties as we believe these trees help to improve flooding and the loss of these trees would be detrimental. A site visit into the back gardens will show the natural stream, underground stream and number 19 which has already built a rear building which has dammed the flow, increasing flooding to the other houses.

If the local authority are minded to approve, we would suggest a condition should be placed on the permission  so that it cannot be made into habitual accommodation as if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development which will further exacerbate existing flooding, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist.

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

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

Parish Comments:-  Object: Policies EP3 (a), (b) & (c), H9 (a) & (b) 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 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.   

The proposed detached double garage, by virtue of its height scale and siting, would appear unduly prominent and detrimental to the character and appearance of the street scene and the locality in general, and would therefore be contrary to Policies EP3 and H13of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999)

We believe that this house is of merit (NDNA) in the street scene and is irreplaceable, should this development be approved we believe it will act as a precursor to further similar applications. 

We do not believe that the neighbouring properties have been notified and we have alerted the planning officer and we can see no evidence of consultees on the planning portal.

 PL/21/0605/TP                 The Nonsense House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Oak T1 – Fell (SBDC TPO No. 9, 1987 and SBDC TPO No 7, 1988)

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

PL/21/0426/FA                  Stoke End Cottage, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0427/HB                 Stoke End Cottage, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Listed Building Consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0817/TP                  36 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 Horse Chestnut – Fell (SBDC TPO 12 of 2003)

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

PL/20/4437/FA                  67 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Demolition of existing covered yard, removal of existing chimney, erection of single storey and first floor rear extension.

AMENDED PLANS – Removal of first floor element.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0728/FA                  Calladown, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Part single, part two storey front, side and rear extensions, replacement crown roof including the raising of the ridge height and solar panels, changes to windows, door and landscaping.

Parish Comments:- Object:  Contrary to Part 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), saved policies EP3 and H11 set out in the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), Core Policy 8 of the South Bucks District Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), the South Bucks District Council Residential Design Guide (October 2008) and National Design Guide (2019).

The combination of the side and rear extension would engulf the host dwelling, covering some of the existing decorative style features and detracting from those which remain. As such, the proposed extensions do not integrate satisfactory with the existing features or harmonise with the decorative style of the host dwelling and are therefore considered to be detrimental to the character and appearance of the host dwelling.

We believe this proposal to be over dominant in a strategic part of Green Belt

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 63 residential units and associated access, parking and landscaping.

AMENDED PLANS – Additional Flood Risk & Drainage Information and Development description changed to reflect the amendments of June 2020.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

PL/21/0816/KA                 96 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4LL

Sycamore T1 – Remove 1.5m out of top and 1m of lateral branches, Ash 2 – Fell, Conifers T3 x 2 – Fell (conservation Area: Stoke Poges West End).

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

PL/21/0768/FA                  80 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comments

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/20/0143/KA                 Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

T3 – Oak (Quercus ilex ) x 1 – Reduce south side of the oak to blend with the rest of the crown, reducing some branches up to 2.5 meters (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the Tree Officers report

No TPO Required

PL/20/3875/FA                  The Copse, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

Construction of a two storey side extension (part retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/3187/SA                  Duffield Cottage, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed outbuilding to replace existing shed.

Hereby Certify – Planning Permission not required.

PL/20/4146/FA                  132 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Single storey read/side/front extension including porch.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

PL/19/3143/FA                  Focus School Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4QA

Erection of multi-purpose space and ancillary rooms, removal of existing modular classrooms, creation of a new footpath link with Khalsa Academy, creation of temporary construction access on School Lane and related landscaping, SUDS and other drainage works and associated works to 6 no. TPO trees.

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.

Hereby Refuses Permission / Appeal received against refusal – Written Reps by 9 April 2021