Category Archives: News

Carols on the green carol sheet

PDF download available here

1  AWAY IN A MANGER

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,

The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,

The little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.

I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,

And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay

Close by me for ever, and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,

And fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.

GOD REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN

God rest you merry, gentlemen,

Let nothing you dismay!

For Jesus Christ our Saviour

Was born upon this day,

To save us all from Satan’s power, 

When we were gone astray:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy

O tidings of comfort and joy!

From God our heav’nly Father

A blessed angel came;

And unto certain shepherds

Brought tidings of the same,

How that in Bethlehem was born

The Son of God by name:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy

O tidings of comfort and joy!

Now to the Lord sing praises, 

All you within this place,

And with true love and brotherhood

Each other now embrace; 

This holy tide of Christmas

All others doth de-face:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy

O tidings of comfort and joy!

3  GOOD KING WENCESLAS

Good King Wenceslas look’d out

On the Feast of Stephen,

When the snow lay round about, 

Deep, and crisp, and even;

Brightly shone the moon that night, 

Though the frost was cruel,

When a poor man came in sight,

Gath’ring winter fuel.

‘Hither page and stand by me, 

If thou know’st it, telling,

Yonder peasant, who is he?

Where and what his dwelling?’

‘Sire, he lives a good league hence,

Underneath the mountain,

Right against the forest fence,

By Saint Agnes’ fountain.’

‘Bring me flesh, and bring me wine,

Bring me pine logs hither;

Thou and I will see him dine, 

When we bear them thither.’

Page and monarch, forth they went, 

Forth they went together;

Through the rude wind’s wild lament 

And the bitter weather.

‘Sire, the night is darker now,

And the winds blows stronger;

Fails my heart, I know not how;

I can go no longer’.

‘Mark my footsteps, good my page;

Tread thou in them boldly;

Thou shalt find the winter’s rage

Freeze thy blood less coldly’.

In his masters steps he trod,

Where the snow lay dinted;

Heat was in the very sod

Which the Saint had printed.

Therefore, Christian men, be sure,

Wealth or rank possessing,

Ye who now will bless the poor, 

Shall yourselves find blessing.

4 HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

Hark! the herald angels sing 

Glory to the newborn king;

Peace on earth and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconciled;

Joyful all ye nations rise, 

Join the triumph of the skies,

With the angelic host proclaim, 

Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Hark the Herald Angels sing, 

Glory to the newborn King.

Christ, by highest heaven adored, 

Christ the everlasting Lord,

Late in time behold him come, 

Offspring of a virgin’s womb:

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, 

Hail th’incarnate deity,

Pleased as man with man to dwell, 

Jesus, our Emmanuel

Hark the Herald Angels sing 

Glory to the newborn King

Hail the heav’n born Prince of peace!

Hail the Sun of Righteousness!

Light and life to all he brings, 

Risen with healing in his wings;

Mild he lays his glory by, 

Born that man no more may die,

Born to raise the sons of earth, 

Born to give them second birth.

Hark the Herald Angels sing, 

Glory to the newborn King.

5  IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR

It came upon the midnight clear, 

That glorious song of old,

From angels bending near the Earth 

To touch their harps of gold:

Peace on the earth,good will to men, 

From heav’n’s all gracious King!.

The world in solemn stillness lay

To hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come,

With peaceful wings unfurled;

And still their heav’nly music floats

O’er all the weary world;

Above its sad and lowly plains

They bend on hov’ring wing;

And ever o’er its Babel sounds

The bless-ed angels sing

Yet with the woes of sin and strife

The world has suffered long:

Beneath the angel strain have rolled

Two thousand years of wrong;

And man, at war with man, hears not

The love song which they bring;

O hush the noise, ye men of strife,

And hear the angels sing!

For lo! the days are hastening on,

by prophet bards foretold,

When, with the ever circling years, 

Comes round the age of gold:

When peace shall over all the earth

It’s ancient splendours fling,

And the whole world give back the song

Which now the angels sing. 

6   O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;

Come and behold him born the King of Angels;

O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

God of God, light of light,

Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb;

Very God, begotten not created;

O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,

Fain we embrace thee, with awe and love;

Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?

O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

Sing, all you citizens of heaven above;

Glory to God in the highest

O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

7   O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

O little town of Bethlehem, 

How still we see thee lie!

Above the deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth 

The everlasting light

The hopes and fears of all the years 

Are met in thee tonight.

O morning stars, together 

Proclaim the holy birth,

And praises sing to God the King, 

And peace to men on earth;

For Christ is born of Mary; 

And, gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep 

Their watch of wandering love.

How silently, how silently, 

The wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of his heaven.

No ear may hear his coming, 

But in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive him, still 

The dear Christ enters in.

Oh holy child of Bethlehem, 

Descend to us, we pray; 

Cast out our sin and enter in, 

Be born in us today. 

We hear the Christmas angels 

The great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us, 

Our Lord Emmanuel.

8  ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY

Once in Royal David’s city 

Stood a lowly cattle shed, 

Where a mother laid her baby 

In a manger for his bed:

Mary was that mother mild, 

Jesus Christ her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven

Who is God and Lord of all,

And his shelter was a stable,

And his cradle was a stall;

With the poor and meek and lowly

Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And through all his wondrous childhood

He would honour and obey,

Love and watch the lowly maiden,

In whose gentle arms he lay;

Christian children all must be

Mild, obedient, good as he.

Not in that poor lowly stable,

With the oxen standing by, 

We shall see him; but in heaven,

Set at God’s right hand on high;

When like stars his children crowned

All in white shall wait around.

9  THE FIRST NOWELL

The first Nowell the angel did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; 

In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep,

On a cold winters night that was so deep;

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel

They look-ed up and saw a star,

Shining in the east, beyond them far;

And to the earth, it gave great light,

And so it continued both day and night:

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel

And by the light of that same star,

Three wise men came from country far;

To seek for a king was their intent,

And follow the star where ever it went;

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel

Then let us all with one accord

Sing praises to our heav’nly Lord,

That hath made heav’n and earth of naught,

And with his blood mankind hath bought;

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel.

10  WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS

While shepherds watched their flocks by night, 

All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down, 

And glory shone around.

Fear not said he (for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled mind);

Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind

To you in David’s town this day

Is born of David’s line

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign:

‘The heavenly babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,

All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid.’

Thus spake the Seraph; and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng

Of angels praising God, who thus

Addressed the joyful song;

‘All Glory be to God on high,

And to the earth be peace;

Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men

Begin and never cease.’

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting 15 November 2021

MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 15 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 7.30PM HELD IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

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

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Absent: – Mr Rawlings.                                                                                            

MINUTES

063/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.

None

064/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Flower and Mr Harris.

065/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

066/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 18 October 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

067/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.

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

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

069/PL/21           Correspondence.

1.NOTED Parish & Town Council Involvement in Planning Applications – Brought back from last meeting.

2. Stoke Park – NOTED no update

070/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

NOTED that a zoom meeting was due to catch up with current plans.

071/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.

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

073/PL/21           NOTED & AGREED all in favour Next meeting date 13December 2021

Meeting ended at 8.42pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/21/3871/FA                  Land adjacent to Home Farm Barn, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Construction of new dwelling.

Parish Comment: – Object.  We refer to the previous application number 14/00549/FUL where the agreed conditions were that this piece of land should be made into a significantly enhanced habitat by virtue of flowers and wild plants etc. which it has not! Polices GB1, GB2 and GB3 all apply along with paragraph 13 of the NPPF.

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 wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances and would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements 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.

PL/21/3920/FA                  Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

First floor side extension.

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

PL/21/3891/VRC              68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Variation of condition 5 (approved plans) of PP PL/21/0931/FA (Part single/part two storey side extension and single storey front and rear extension and relocation of front door) to allow widening of proposed front porch.

Parish Comments: – Object, the current drawings do not show the amendment, they are insufficient drawings.  Policies H9 (a) & (b), EP3 and Appendix 8, 4, 4.1 all apply. Our previous objections all still apply to previous application.

Insufficient and accurate information’s been submitted with the application and therefore it is not possible for the Parish Council to assess properly the merits of the proposal. Specifically, the applications failed to include accurate or precise drawings of all the elements of the proposed extensions. As such, the drawings are incomplete, and the impacts of the proposed extensions cannot be properly assessed.

PL/21/3790/FA                  Land to the rear of, 35 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Erection of dwelling house, 1.2-2-meter boundary fence, access gate and new vehicular access to Bells Hill.

Parish Comments: – Object our previous comments still apply which were: – Object. It is our belief that this proposal if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor for similar developments in the area. We believe that the new proposed access would have a detrimental impact on pedestrian and highway safety. In addition, the existing property on the site already has an access point. A second access point if permitted on the B416 would add to the danger and inconvenience on this busy road. We are also extremely concerned about the loss of green space with regard to the grass verge on the B416 which is an urbanising feature in this road. We would ask that you are mindful of Section 2.7.6 of the “Townscape Character Study”. We feel that the following clauses apply with regard to this application EP3 b and f and H9 a and b. In addition to these comments the design is not in keeping with house in Penn Meadow. The Design and Access statement does not correlate with the drawings and talk about a slate roof, but the drawings show a sheet metal roof, materials of which are not in keeping. They mention solar panels, but they are missing from the plans, we also still strongly object to the loss of green space on the grass verge on the B416 as mentioned above. Policies as mentioned above all still apply.

H9, H13 & EP3 all apply.

PL/21/4217/TP                  Little Orchard, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BG

T1 Horse Chestnut – crown reduce by up to 1.5m, crown lift over road to 5.3m and over driveway by 5m. (TPO/SBDC/2007/36)

Parish Comments: – No objection subject to the Tree Officer report.

PL/21/3304/FA                  Pattroyan, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JJ

First floor side extension.

Parish Comments: – Object this has already been extended by 53% and the Green Belt 50% rules should apply.  Policies GB10 and Appendix 8 3.1 & 3.2 apply.

PL/21/4092/TP                  56 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Hawthorn T67 – Crown think and shape by less than 30% reduction, Line T69 – Crown life and shape, remove lower branches, height reduction no greater than 30%, Redwood T68 – Remove lower pendulous branches, reduce branches overhanging highway, Cedar T66 – Removal of imbalanced lower limb. (TPO/SBDC/2203/12).

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

PL/20/3280/OA                 Land South of Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NH

Outline planning permission with all matters reserved (except for principal points of access) for the phased development of a screen industries global growth hub of up to 750,000 sq. ft (70,000 sq. m) comprising:- A visitor attraction of 350,000 sq. ft comprising a series of buildings, – 350,000 sq. of film production buildings (including sound stages, workshops, offices and an external film backlot(, Education and business hub (50,000 sq. ft) – Associated parking and servicing – Green Infrastructure.

Amendment to description of development, Environment Statement Addendum and associated repost(s) and amended plans.

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/3823/KA                 Mulberry Cottage, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

T1 Western red cedar ad T2 Holm Oak – remove (Stoke Poges West End Conservation Area)

Parish Comments: – Object to trees lost in the Conservation Area especially as there are no documents, details or reasons to remove them, no Tree Officer report or survey so at a loss as to why this application was even validated.  Policy L10 (a) & (b) apply.

No TPO to be made, works can commence.

PL/21/2412/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 fenestrations/doors (amendment to PL/20/0985/FA)

Parish Comments: – Object, policies GB10 (b) (c) & (d) and H11 (a) (b) & (c) all apply, also the Green Belt 50% rules apply.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2797/FA                  99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a new dwelling and new vehicular access.

Parish Comments: – Object Policies C1, EP3 and H9 all apply.  The new house would appear over dominant, obtrusive and as such would have an impact on the street scene and the visual amenities of the area.  We note there is no SUDS report – NPPF 156.  This proposal would be likely to act as a precursor for similar types of development which the local authority would find it increasingly difficult to resist.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/21/2585/FA                  Seven Latches, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Attached garage conversion, new porch and front extension, 3 side rooflights, side solar PV Panels and changes to windows and doors.

Planning Comments: – No Comments

Hereby Permits

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

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3504/TP                  15 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T11-Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree) – Reduce crown to 8 meters – previous reduction points (SBDC TPO No 12, 2003).

Parish Comments: – Decision already made even though we asked for an extension which was granted.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/3356/TP                  Tanglewood, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PJ

T1 Sycamore – reduce by 2.5m in height.  T2 Conifer – Reduce the height by 3m.  T3 Eucalyptus – Crown reduce this tree by 4m all over.  T4 Eucalyptus – Fell (ERDC TPO No. 2, 1974)

Parish Council Comments:  We would like to refer this to the Tree Officer.

PL/21/2228/FA                  Jennyross Cottage, 26 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Demolition of existing side and rear extensions and 2 chimneys, erection of part single, part two storey rear and side extension incorporating a carport, rear dormer windows and rear glass gable, two storey front extension replacing existing bay windows and changes to front porch.

Parish Comments: – We do not believe that the plans submitted are in line with what is actually there.  We note that the site has great crested newts on it from the ecology report.

Hereby Permits

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.

Parish Comments: – We note the concerns of the Buckinghamshire Tree Officer and agree with them Hereby Permits

PL/21/0805/FA                  Ashcroft, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

Demolition of existing garage and erection of garage/store with accommodation in loft space.  Vehicular access.

Parish Comments: – Object previous comments apply for application number PL/19/4051/FA 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.

The Parish Council Clerk has asked the County Councillors to call this application in.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2134/FA                  33 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey/part first floor rear extension

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

PL/21/0120/FA                  Barton Turf, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of detached outbuilding in rear garden for use as a gym.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

Appeal Dismissed

Agenda Finance Committee Monday 22 November 2021 at 7.30pm

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 7.30PM, IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT

THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

We have a duty of care to our members. Please DO NOT attend if you or anyone in your household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days. The main symptoms of COVID are – • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. • A loss of change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. This meeting follows Covid-secure rules. All participants will be requested to use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the building and to wear a mask, doors and windows will be open and masks optional once seated.  Please consider whether it is necessary to attend in person.

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                       A G E N D A

010/F/21              Public Session Time (15 Minutes)

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

011/F/21              Apologies for Absence

012/F/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.

013/F/21              Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7 June 2021 – previously circulated.

014/F/21              Projects/Reserves/General Fund

To consider monies held in the General Fund and Reserves & Consider any new projects.  To make recommendations to the Council for the cancellation of any existing Reserves and / or any changes to the sums held. Circulated. (Note already decided at last meeting:- Cllr Crocker proposed that from the general fund at the end of March 2021 £5000 is transferred to the toddler fencing reserve, £5000 is transferred into the Christmas Lights Reserve and £45000 is transferred into the Green Belt Reserve, leaving sufficient funds for three months running costs if required as advised by the internal auditor, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour..)  To decide any further changes.   

015/F/21              Bank Accounts

To decide on transferring funds from Lloyds account elsewhere to spread the risk.

016/F/21              Budget 2022/2023

To consider amounts to be included in the budgets for 2022/2023 and put forward a recommendation for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021. Circulated.

017/F/21              Precept

To decide the recommended Precept requirement for 2022/23 for approval by the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021.

018/F/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.

019/F/21              Financial Budget Decision under adopted equality policy as agreed at Full Council.

020/F/21              Clerks Appraisal/Update

021/F/21              Clerks Salary/To decide

022/F/21              Clerks Pension/To decide

023/F/21              Date of next meeting:- 23 May 2022

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

17 November 2021

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 15 November 2021 at 7.30pm

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON

15 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

We have a duty of care to our members. Please DO NOT attend if you or anyone in your household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days. The main symptoms of COVID are – • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. • A loss of change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. This meeting follows Covid-secure rules. All participants will be requested to use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the building and to wear a mask, doors and windows will be open and masks optional once seated.  Please consider whether it is necessary to attend in person.

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

9 November 2021                                                                                                                     

AGENDA

063/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.

064/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

065/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.

066/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 18 October 2021 (previously circulated)

067/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.

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

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

069/PL/21           Correspondence.

1. Parish & Town Council Involvement in Planning Applications – Brought back from last meeting. Previously Circulated.

2. Stoke Park – Update

070/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

071/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.

072/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

073/PL/21           Next meeting date:  13or 20 December 2021 to decide.

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/21/3871/FA                  Land adjacent to Home Farm Barn, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Construction of new dwelling.

PL/21/3920/FA                  Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

First floor side extension.

PL/21/3891/VRC              68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Variation of condition 5 (approved plans) of PP PL/21/0931/FA (Part single/part two storey side extension and single storey front and rear extension and relocation of front door) to allow widening of proposed front porch.

PL/21/3790/FA                  Land to the rear of, 35 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Erection of dwelling house, 1.2-2 meter boundary fence, access gate and new vehicular access to Bells Hill.

PL/21/4217/TP                  Little Orchard, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BG

T1 Horse Chestnut – crown reduce by up to 1.5m, crown lift over road to 5.3m and over driveway by 5m. (TPO/SBDC/2007/36)

PL/21/3304/FA                  Pattroyan, Farthing Green lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JJ

First floor side extension.

PL/21/4092/TP                  56 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Hawthorn T67 – Crown think and shape by less than 30% reduction, Line T69 – Crown life and shape, remove lower branches, height reduction no greater than 30%, Redwood T68 – Remove lower pendulous branches, reduce branches overhanging highway, Cedar T66 – Removal of imbalanced lower limb. (TPO/SBDC/2203/12).

PL/20/3280/OA                 Land South of Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NH

Outline planning permission with all matters reserved (except for principal points of access) for the phased development of a screen industries global growth hub of up to 750,000 sq ft (70,000 sq m) comprising:- A visitor attraction of 350,000 sq ft comprising a series of buildings, – 350,000 sq of film production buildings (including sound stages, workshops, offices and an external film backlot(, Education and business hub (50,000 sq ft) – Associated parking and servicing – Green Infrastructure.

Amendment to description of development, Environment Statement Addendum and associated repost(s) and amended plans.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/3823/KA                 Mulberry Cottage, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

T1 Western red cedar ad T2 Holm Oak – remove (Stoke Poges West End Conservation Area)

Parish Comments:-  Object to trees lost in the Conservation Area especially as there are no documents, details or reasons to remove them, no Tree Officer report or survey so at a loss as to why this application was even validated.  Policy L10 (a) & (b) apply.

No TPO to be made, works can commence.

PL/21/2412/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 fenestrations/doors (amendment to PL/20/0985/FA)

Parish Comments: – Object, policies GB10 (b) (c) & (d) and H11 (a) (b) & (c) all apply, also the Green Belt 50% rules apply.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2797/FA                  99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a new dwelling and new vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policies C1, EP3 and H9 all apply.  The new house would appear over dominant, obtrusive and as such would have an impact on the street scene and the visual amenities of the area.  We note there is no SUDS report – NPPF 156.  This proposal would be likely to act as a precursor for similar types of development which the local authority would find it increasingly difficult to resist.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/21/2585/FA                  Seven Latches, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Attached garage conversion, new porch and front extension, 3 side rooflights, side solar PV Panels and changes to windows and doors.

Planning Comments: – No Comments

Hereby Permits

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

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3504/TP                  15 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T11-Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree) – Reduce crown to 8 meters – previous reduction points (SBDC TPO No 12, 2003).

Parish Comments:-  Decision already made even though we asked for an extension which was granted.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/3356/TP                  Tanglewood, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PJ

T1 Sycamore – reduce by 2.5m in height.  T2 Conifer – bReduce the height by 3m.  T3 Eucallyptus – Crown reduce this tree by 4m all over.  T4 Eucalpytus – Fell (ERDC TPO No. 2, 1974)

Parish Council Comments:  We would like to refer this to the Tree Officer.

PL/21/2228/FA                  Jennyross Cottage, 26 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Demolition of existing side and rear extensions and 2 chimneys, erection of part single, part two storey rear and side extension incorporating a carport, rear dormer windows and rear glass gable, two storey front extension replacing existing bay windows and changes to front porch.

Parish Comments: – We do not believe that the plans submitted are in line with what is actually there.  We note that the site has great crested newts on it from the ecology report.

Hereby Permits

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.

Parish Comments:- We note the concerns of the Buckinghamshire Tree Officer and agree with themHereby Permits

PL/21/0805/FA                  Ashcroft, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

Demolition of existing garage and erection of garage/store with accommodation in loft space.  Vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  Object previous comments apply for application number PL/19/4051/FA 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.

The Parish Council Clerk has asked the County Councillors to call this application in.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2134/FA                  33 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single/part two storey/part first floor rear extension

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

PL/21/0120/FA                  Barton Turf, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of detached outbuilding in rear garden for use as a gym.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

Appeal Dismissed

Agenda Full PArish Council Meeting Monday 8 November 2021 at 7.30pm

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87937920213?pwd=enNYZDV0akxyS3c0MU9HWWh2OEJhZz09

Meeting ID: 879 3792 0213 Password: – 168557

We have a duty of care to our members. Please DO NOT attend if you or anyone in your household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days. The main symptoms of COVID are – • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. • A loss of change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. This meeting follows Covid-secure rules. All participants will be requested to use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the building and to wear a mask, doors and windows will be open and masks optional once seated.  Please consider whether it is necessary to attend in person.

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

3 November 2021

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

119/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. As per instructions in summons above.

120/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

121/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.

122/PC/21 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 11 October 2021 (previously circulated). 

123/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton

To note that the scheme for roundels on Hollybush Hill has been put forward.

124/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

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

126/PC/21 – Equality Policy/Non-Disclosure Agreement

To resolve to agree to the adoption of the equality policy as suggested by our solicitor. Circulated.

127/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

128/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Update from Cllr Bagge/Clerk on council email addresses

129/PC/21 – Footpath to Recreation Ground alongside Aldridge Place

Update from Cllr Bagge. Brought back from last meeting.

130/PC/21 – Signage         

Update. To note that the clerk has spoken to the resident who requested this item and they have suggested the round signs with requests on that might be added to existing street furniture rather than new entry signs.  Clerk has requested this with officer from County to see if possible.

131PC/21 – Carols on the Green

Further update and final full written report from Cllr Bassi and working party and to make any final decisions around the event on 27 November 2021. To agree any additional spend.

132/PC/21 – Queens Jubilee 2022

Brought back from last meeting for further discussion/decision on what to do on Sunday 5 June 2022.

133/PC/21 – Remembrance 11 November 2021 and 14 November 2021

To note arrangements for the 11/11 day at the flagpole, meet at 10.45am, sound system in place, Chairman to say a few words and the Vicar attending and Rose and Crown offering tea and coffee afterwards. 

To note that on 14 November the Church members will be walking from the green to the church for their service and Cllrs Bagge, Carter and Finan will Marshall the event.

134/PC/21 – Finance Committee

To note that the committee have agreed to cancel the meeting due this evening after this Full Parish Council meeting and recall it for Monday 22 November 2021, to agree to have these meetings on a separate date going forward, meaning the next meeting will be June/July 2022.

135/PC/21 – Zoom

To decide whether to continue streaming meetings on Zoom, and to decide whether to continue with the Zoom subscription.

136/PC/21 – Litter Picking

To note agreed dates by Recreation & Environment committee for next years Litter Picks.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 20 September 2021 – Agreed/Signed 18 October 2021.
  2. Recreation & Environment Minutes 19 July 2021 – Agreed/Signed 25 October 2021.

138/PC/21 – Finance

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

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

 (3) Bank reconciliations – October 2021 circulated.

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

139/PC/21 – Website

To note that the website is being looked at and will take some time to be fully updated to being compliant and accessible but the developers hope to do so as quickly as possible.

140/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: –

141/PC/21 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 15 November 2021

Finance & General Purposes – 22 November 2021.

Full Parish Council Meeting – 6 December 2021

142/PC/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.

143/PC/21 – Decision under proposed/adopted equality policy.

Minutes Full Parish Council Monday 11 October 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11 OCTOBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting was held on Zoom for viewing only: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86114872523?pwd=djBPTm9jN2NOUzZac1RjUThFREFnQT09

Meeting ID: 861 1487 2523Password: – 243147

Present: – Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Egleton, Cllr Finan, Cllr Moore & Cllr Pritchard.

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present: – Jack Pearce (Bucks Community Board Co-Ordinator) and 4 Members of public.

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

087/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. As per instructions in summons above.

One member of public asked to see the Equalities Policy which is not yet available.

088/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Flower and Cllr Knox-Scott

089/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.

Cllr Egleton declared an interest at the time of discussing item 104.

090/PC/21 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 September 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

091/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

RECEIVED a presentation from Jack Pearce, Co-Ordinator for the Beeches Board, who gave a good insight to what the board was all about and how to obtain funding. 

It was AGREED by all to push forward the scheme for roundels on Hollybush Hill.

092/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report

Cllr Egleton, has been looking at ‘street associations’ which are an extension of the Good Neighbour Schemes and will benefit elderly etc.

There have been several applications for data centers, 4-5 in Iver and they all seem to be on Green Belt sites – Wexham Springs has been identified as a possible site.

The Pinewood application has not moved and is still being assessed.

Cllr Egleton and Cllr Bagge are meeting with Stoke Park on 12 October 2021.

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

Cllr Bagge reported that the deadline for Stoke Poges News winter edition is Friday 22 October 2021 and is the deadline for the cover photo to be chosen for the Carols event.

094/PC/21 – Equality Policy/Non-Disclosure Agreement

NOTED that the adoption of an equality policy to be deferred to the November meeting as the solicitor has not returned a document in time for this meeting. Cllr Finan proposed to adopt the non-disclosure agreement received from our solicitor, which was circulated with the agenda, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

NOTED that cost of works on both is £950.00.

095/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter reported that the working party groups had covered a lot of work over the last few months.  They had submitted several policies to the consultant which are being looked at and will be made into policies that are lawful. As directed by Central Government land should be identified for development rather than the Local Authority making that decision. Three sites have been identified and the consultant will look into the viability of those sites. The agreed policies will blend together so that their is continuity with the plan.  The action plan of 14 months was still on track but might go over slightly and they have been informed that the Government grant applications might cease on 31 March 2021, however they could extend this.  Buckinghamshire Council have been invited by Central Government to participate in a design coding consultation, the Working Party have applied to participate and are waiting to hear if they have been accepted. The first stage consultations should be ready around February 2022.  Non-designated heritage assets are being worked on with Buckinghamshire Council and residents will be invited to make suggestions.

096/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Cllr Bagge reported that there is an issue with the setting up of the email addresses with the provider and the hosting domain name.  Cllr Bagge will meet with the Clerk and Cllr Cox to try to resolve the issue.  Bring back.

097/PC/21 – Footpath to Recreation Ground alongside Aldridge Place

Cllr Bagge reported that the Local Area Technician did not meet the requirement asked and that he will follow up for the next meeting.

098/PC/21 – Signage         

Update on request from resident to add signage coming in and out of the village to Slow Down and look out for Wildlife Crossing. Solution offered by County is unsatisfactory to this Council and open to criticism.  It was agreed that it was impossible to place signage because of street clutter and also which roads to choose etc.  Clerk to write back to the resident to explain and ask if they had a further solution.

099/PC/21 – Parking Enforcement

Cllr Bagge re-looked at the work sheets and is skeptical that we are getting value for money. The manager has not responded or given the information requested, probably due to the way the base data is collected and stored.

100/PC/21 – Carols on the Green

Cllr Bassi updated members on the event on 27 November 2021. It was noted that advice was that marshals do not require training for our event, however, this is sketchy and to be sure Jack Pearce agreed to try to help gain the information required as Buckinghamshire Council were not responding to requests.  Additional costs were required to pay for reindeers’ more time and the electrician costs plus a few other additional items, Cllr Bassi proposed that £500 from the sleigh fund which is not going to be spent be transferred to the Carols budget, this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree 8 for 1 against.

It was requested that the Clerk receives a copy of the first aiders’ insurance document. Cllr Bassi to arrange.

RESOLVED to agree, all in favour to allow the little houses display on the Bells Hill Green again this year.

101/PC/21 – Code of Conduct

Cllr Carter proposed that we adopt the Buckinghamshire Council Code of Conduct brought back from the last meeting without any amendments needing to be made, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

102/PC/21 – Queens Jubilee 2022

It was agreed to invited Deputy Lieutenant Andrew Smith to any event and that we finally decide to hold, and also request that a tree be planted in the memorial gardens as part of the Queens Jubilee Trees initiative. RESOLVED to agree to the Beacon lighting on Thursday 2 June 2022 and to decide on the Big Lunch on Sunday 5 June 2022 at a future meeting. Bring back.

103/PC/21 – Remembrance Sunday 14 November 2021

RESOLVED to agree to hold the usual Parish Council service at the flagpole on 11/11/21 at 10.45am and ask the Rose and Crown if they could offer tea/coffee afterwards as usual.

On 14/11, people going to St Giles’ church are assembling at the flagpole and walking there. Councillors have been asked to ‘marshal’ RESOLVED to agree all in favour that Cllr Finan, Carter and Bagge will marshal.

RESOLVED to decide that Cllr Bagge and Cllr Carter will lay the wreaths and posies at the flagpole and the church.

NOTED access to the church on 14 November will be via Eventbrite.

104/PC/21 – Stoke Poges United Charity

Cllr Egleton declared an interest in this item as Chairman of the charity.  RESOLVED to agree all in favour to elect Cllr Finan onto the charity for a four-year term, and a resident who has come forward who is also an accountant and could help with the treasurer role for a four-year term, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

105/PC/21 – Recreation & Environment Committee

NOTED that the committee have agreed to cancel the meeting due this evening after this Full Parish Council meeting and re-call it for Monday 25 October 2021, RESOLVED to agree all in favour to have these meetings on a separate date going forward, meaning the next meeting will be February 28th, 2022.

106/PC/21 – Grass Cutting/Maintenance Contract

Cllr Carter proposed that the current one-year agreement is extended to a three-year agreement this time but with no increases, this was seconded by Cllr Pritchard, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

107/PC/21 – Bells Hill Green Maintenance Contract

Cllr Carter proposed to agree rolling on one further year from January 2022 with the increment in January being determined by the RPI for December of the preceding year as previously agreed, this was seconded by Cllr Pritchard, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

108/PC/21 – BMKALC

No proposal was put forward to agree to join for 22/23.

109/PC/21 – Stoke Poges Welcome Pack

No proposal was put forward to agree to the welcome pack put together by Cllr Thomas Hogg and the request of £19 towards the distribution.

110/PC/21 – Community SpeedWatch signs.

Cllr Finan proposed £400 be allocated from the general fund to purchase eight signs to be installed at entry points to the parish, to indicate that Community SpeedWatch surveillance may be operating, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

111/PC/21 – School Working Party

The group met last week so an update from Cllr Carter and Cllr Bagge was given, and they discussed Body Worn Cameras and to decide if they can be purchased. Cllr Crocker proposed that 2 cameras be purchased up to £100 to be taken from the general fund, this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 16 August 2021 – Agreed/Signed 20 September 2021.

113/PC/21 – Finance

 (1) RECEIVED Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – September 2021.

 (2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature September 2021 – £17081.02

 (3) RECEIVED AND NOTED Bank reconciliations – September 2021

 (4) RECEIVED AND NOTED Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – September 2021

114/PC/21 – Annual Return/Audit 20/21

NOTED AND RECEIVED the Annual Return which has been approved by the external auditors with no comments, and the notice of completion placed on the website and boards.

115/PC/21 – Enforcement Officer

RESOLVED to agree all in favour not to part-fund another officer for 2022/23.

116/PC/21 – Website

Cllr Finan proposed that the council accept an an offer to redesign the website free of charge, this was seconded

by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.  Cllr Finan asked for thanks to be recorded to Cllr Bagge for

looking after the current website for so long after inheriting it over 10 years ago, everyone agreed.

117/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: –

1. Consultation on 20mph Zones – Circulated

118/PC/21 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 18 October 2021

Recreation & Environment Meeting – 25 October 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 8 November 2021 followed by

Finance & General Purposes – 8 November 2021.

Meeting ended at 9.41pm

Minutes Recreation & Environment Committee Monday 25th October 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES RECREATION & ENVIRONMENT MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 25 OCTOBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M.IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Zoom Link: – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81524813578?pwd=ZncyRmhEQlRaZjF1aTQrOUt1OHhFUT09Meeting ID: 815 2481 3578 Password: 730118

Present: – Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Crocker and Cllr Egleton.

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Absent: – Cllr Flower

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

016/RE/21     Items by Members of Public Present first 15 Minutes.

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

None 

017/RE/21     Apologies for absence.

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Bagge and Cllr Cox.

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

None

019/RE/21     Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 19 July 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

020/RE/21     Football Bells Hill

Updated that the teams are all back playing, and all is going well.

021/RE/21     Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari field and other paddocks, all going well. 

NOTED request from tenant to address some broken fence posts around the perimeter. Cllr Carter proposed that the Council repair the posts as necessary and pay out of the maintenance budget, this was seconded by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

022/RE/21   Bells Hill and Plough Lane Recreation Grounds

NOTED MUGA is being locked and unlocked by volunteer neighbours. We Trialled locking at 7pm and 8pm during summer holidays to be fair to users and to be neighbourly, this worked well.  No locking or un-locking during the winter months. To monitor.

NOTED new zip wire for Bells Hill is still or order and will be fitted as soon as in stock., hopefully delivery should be before Christmas 2021.

NOTED AND AGREED that new signage needs to be produced for the Recreations Grounds and is required under Health and Safety. AGREED the wording to include, No Dogs. No litter/drugs/alcohol. Please use provided bins and if full take your litter home. Ages for each area. Use at own risk. No electric scooters/vehicles. Clerk to email whole committee to agree wording and get ordered for both recreation grounds.

Cllr Crocker proposed to agree to place two more bins in Bells Hill Recreation Ground due to excessive use.  Cost £450 each including installation by County to be taken from the general fund, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

NOTED and all AGREED that the MUGA, and other pieces of play equipment require cleaning as they have a build-up of Green Algae, to remove graffiti and clean equipment and bins to agree to carry out under maintenance in the Spring. RESOLVED to agree all in favour for clerk to arrange out of maintenance budget.

023/RE/21     Pavilion

DISCUSSED and AGREED a way forward for the legionella water testing annually.  RESOLVED to agree all in favour not to go with the full maintenance contract due to the excessive cost and AGREED to carry out the necessary monthly checks and have the system checked once a year instead. To investigate employing a new company to undertake the checks. This was also the advice given by the football teams manager.

024/RE/21     Allotments

Update tabled Cllr Cox on allotments. All NOTED.

025/RE/21   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party. Party will next meet in the Spring 2022, Cllr Carter will be planting around the statue in time for the 11/11 service.

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to have the trees crown lifted and for the costs to come out of the grant for the green, Clerk can go ahead if quotes are reasonable.

026/PC/21   Santa Sleigh

Update given on the repairing of the Santa Sleigh, update from Cllr Finan circulated. Cllr Finan and Mr Smith have worked for at least three nine-hour days on the sleigh and thanks were given to them both.

RESOLVED all in favour not to agree to the request from Cllr Bassi to loan the Sleigh to a commercial business. Reasons: It is a commercial business, it’s not within the Parish of Stoke Poges, insurance implications, work load to the Clerk in arranging it, no formal request from the commercial business, Councils do not lend out Parish assets, the fact that this business is currently being investigated by Planning Enforcement that it would not be wise to be seen to be involved with them.

027/PC/21   Carols on the Green

Cllr Bassi updated the committee on event for this year on Saturday 27 November 2021. NOTED that the event time has been changed to 4pm to 8pm due to the advice of experienced Councillors. The Traffic Road Closure has been accepted by Buckinghamshire Council. The SAG has not yet been approved.  The reindeers will be on site for all four hours.  The Marshal situation is still being investigated due to conflicting advice on what is

required.  First aiders still need to be confirmed to ensure they have the correct paperwork. Stalls are still being arranged.

Cllr Bassi AGREED to finalise the list of volunteers, marshals and helpers to be passed to clerk for insurance purposes, and to send out a report to the whole of the Council ASAP on the event with a timeline so that they are informed, which will outline everyone’s jobs etc. Risk assessment to be updated and to include updated curent Covid regulations. 

028/PC/21   Litter Picking Events

RESOLVED to agree all in favour, next litter picking dates to include three Saturday mornings and one Wednesday evening.  Saturday 5 March 2022 10am-12noon, Saturday 14 May 2022 10am -12noon, Wednesday 13 July 2022 6pm-8pm and Saturday 10 September 2022 10am- 12noon.

029RE/21 – RESOLVED to agree price increases for the following for the budgets for the financial year 2022/2023.

Football Teams

Cllr Carter proposed to increase the annual rent costs for 2022/23 for budgets for all teams by 0%, this was

seconded by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Paddocks

Cllr Crocker proposed to increase the annual rent costs for 2022/23 for budgets for both paddocks by 3.2%, this

was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Pavilion

Cllr Carter proposed to increase the annual rent costs for 2022/23 for budgets for all uniformed groups by 0%, this was seconded by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Allotments

Cllr Crocker proposed to increase the annual rent costs for 2022/23 for budgets for all plots by 3.2%, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Tennis Club

Cllr Crocker proposed to increase the annual rent costs for 2022/23 for budgets for the club by 3.2%, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

030/RE/21 – REOLVED To agree any payment increases for the following for 2022/2023

Playground Inspections/Litter Picking

Cllr Carter proposed to increase the litter picking by £10 per month and the Inspections by £10 per month for the annual increase for 2022/23 for budgets, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Pavilion Management

Cllr Carter proposed to increase the payment by £2 per hour for the annual increase for 2022/23 for budgets, this was seconded by Cllr Egleton, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

031/PC/21 – Finance Budgets 22/23

NOTED budgets and additions put together by Clerk for 22/23. (Current rate of inflation August 2021 is 3.2% as a guide). 

Cllr Crocker proposed to add a new line for replacement play equipment as the inspection’s reports show that a lot of equipment in Bells Hill is wooden and is rotting and needs replacing like for like in metal, £30k was proposed as a start to build up a fund in reserves for the replacement, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Cllr Carter proposed to add £8k into the events line to cater for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Cllr Carter proposed in increase the Carols on the Green line to £1500 as costs have increased, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

AGREED to try to get some Beeches funding for new play equipment under the health and wellbeing, keeping active umbrella. Clerk to progress with Cllr Carter.

Cllr Carter proposed to accept the budgets with the above additions to take forward to Finance for ratification at the next meeting, this was seconded by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

032/RE/21 – NOTED Date of next meeting: – 

28 February 2022

Meeting ended at 9.32pm.

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                    Dated

Thames valley Police Survey.

https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.csb-forum.org%2Fmeetings%2Fchiltern-s-bucks-policing-issues-forum-11th-november-2021%2F&data=04%7C01%7Crichard.vine%40thamesvalley.police.uk%7Cb5a22f5904f64fd71c9e08d99741f1c4%7C23de4379957a41a69587165d6c6b4dbd%7C0%7C0%7C637707131748647985%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=1%2FG1xMSdNVwbTPAC0QL2p7wtJ4TajkzXEJ%2BMDK6lDXY%3D&reserved=0

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 18 October 2021

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 18 OCTOBER 2021 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only.

Zoom Link:- https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87909206853?pwd=VU92QS96RkRhYzNVR3ZKNlhUMDZxZz09

Meeting ID:- 879 0920 6853  Passcode:- 124104

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds

Also present:- 3 members of public.

MINUTES

053/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.

One member of public came to update the committee on their application number PL/21/3630/FA

Two members of public came to update the committee on their application number PL/21/1480/FA

054/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from:- Cllr Bassi, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan, Cllr Flower, Cllr Knox-Scott and Mr Rawlings.

055/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

056/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 September 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

057/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.

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

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

059/PL/21           Correspondence.

1. NOTED Basement Policy – Brought back from last meeting. Response from County to discuss.

2. NOTED Parish & Town Council Involvement in Planning Applications – Defer to next meeting.

3. NOTED Stoke Park – No Update

060/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

NOTED Updates were given at the Full Parish Council meeting.

061/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.

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

NOTED Next meeting date:  15 November 2021

Meeting ended at:-8.54pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/21/3504/TP                  15 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T11-Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree) – Reduce crown to 8 meters – previous reduction points (SBDC TPO No 12, 2003).

Parish Comments:-  Decision already made even though we asked for an extension which was granted.

PL/21/3551/KA                 The Gate House, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

T1 Conifer – Fell. T2 Yew – Crown lift lower crown by 1m in height.  T3 Conifer – Fell.  T4 2 x Sycamore and 1 c Goat Willow – Fell. T5 Stycamore – Removal of back limb. T6 Sycamore x 7 – Fell (Conservation Area: Stoke Poges West End).

Parish Comments:-  Decision already made even though we asked for an extension which was granted.

PL/21/3387/KA                 The Old Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Magnolia – Fell – Stoke Poges Conservation Area

Parish Comments:-  Decision already made even though we asked for an extension which was granted until 5 October but decision made prior to that date.

PL/21/3419/FA                  29 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey front/side and side extensions, first floor front and side extensions, formation of hardstanding and boundary fence.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

PL/21/3409/FA                  Harborgill, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

Boundary Wall (retrospective) and proposed vehicular access onto Church Lane.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Policies TR5 (c), EP3 (b), H9 (a), EP4 (b), GB1 (i) (ii) & (iii) all apply.  The development when constructed in relation to the original build is intrusive and the impact upon its setting in the landscape contribute to the erosion of the landscape.  This proposal, together with previous extensions that have been carried out to the dwelling house would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the building when considered in relation to the original building and its potentially intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Greenbelt which, individually and when considered in the context of accumulation of other similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims objectives go the Greenbelt. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policies GB1 and GB10 of the SBDC Local Plan (adopted March 1999). 

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 proposed access would interfere with the free flow of traffic on the highway and cause a detrimental impact on highway safety. In addition, the dwelling benefits from an existing access point; a secondary access point would unnecessarily add to the danger and inconvenience inherent in accesses to the highway. The development is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy TR5 of the South Bucks District Local Plan, Buckinghamshire Council Local Transport Plan 4 (adopted April 2016) and the Buckinghamshire Council Highways Development Management Guidance document (adopted July 2018)

PL/21/3564/FA                  22 Neville Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AQ

Vehicular Access (Part Retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/21/3554/TP                  31 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

T1 beech – take 2m out of top and crown thin by 25% back to previous points. (TPO/SBDC/2003/12)

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

PL/21/3679/FA                  68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

First floor extension over existing ground floor.

Parish Comments:-  Object, our previous comments apply which were:-  Object, Policies H9 (a), EP3 and Appendix 8, item 2 and 7.1 all apply. 

This whole development is urbanising and not in keeping with the current street scene.

Agreed to call this in because:- This application along with previous applications and requests for variations of conditions makes this dwelling totally out of keeping with the street scene, incongruous and obtrusive.

The proposal, is not of a form of development which is compatible with the scale and spacious pattern of development in the surrounding area. As such, the proposal would adversely impact upon this existing character and appearance of the area, contrary to policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (Adopted March 1999) refer) We believe this with previous applications, and requests for variations of conditions will make this dwelling incongruous, bulky and obtrusive 

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.

PL/21/3630/FA                  28 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Demolition of existing single storey rear conservatory, erection of part two storey front and part single storey front porch infill extension, part two/single storey rear extension, two front rooflights, alter front UPVC cladding to an off white renders and changed to windows and doors.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

PL/21/3212/FA                  Willows, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

Demolition of existing garage and single storey element.  Proposed single storey extension with accommodation in the roof space, balcony to rear elevation, 4 roof lights and 3 dormer windows.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

PL/21/3700/FA                  Samovar, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

Two storey side. Single storey front and attached garage incorporating dormer windows and living space above.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

PL/21/3823/KA                 Mulberry Cottage, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AA

T1 Western red cedar ad T2 Holm Oak – remove (Stoke Poges West End Conservation Area)

Parish Comments:-  Object to trees lost in the Conservation Area especially as there are no documents, details or reasons to remove them, no Tree Officer report or survey so at a loss as to why this application was even validated.  Policy L10 (a) & (b) apply.

PL/21/3330/FA                  59 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LG

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

PL/21/3747/FA                  Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Change of use of farm shop and outdoor display area for parking of ambulances and associated administration facilities.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Policies GB1 (g) & (h), GB2 (c), (d), (e), (g), (ii), GB4 (a), (b), & GB5 (a) (b) All apply.

PL/21/3835/FA                  The Old Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Replacement of 4 timber windows.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

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.

Parish Comments:-  Object our previous comments still apply which were:-  Object, we are concerned about the Green Belt 50% rules.  Policies EP3 (a), (b), (c) & (d), EP5 (a) & (b), H9 (a) & (b), H11 (a), (b) & (c) and Appendix 8, item 7 all apply.

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

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

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

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.

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/21/1480/FA                  The Cricket Club, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

Installation of and England and Wales Cricket Board Approved 3-lane system within a safety fenced enclosure and with surrounding security fence.  The lanes are 34m in length and the overall footprint of the construction is 36m x 12.95m.

Previous Parish Comments:-  The Parish Council Clerk has asked the County Councillors to call this application in.

Amended Plans.

Parish Comments:-  No comment and therefore the call in request is withdrawn.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/2437/TP                  Nandi, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

T1 Oak, Fell.  T2 Lime – reduce regrowth from previous most recent pruning points removing 3 – 3.5 meters.  Protected by Tree Preservation Order SBDC No 22, 1997.

Parish Comments: – Object to the loss of the Oak Tree: – It is considered that this tree does not pose a significant risk of harm and the application to fell it has not been properly justified.  The tree has amenity and ecological value, and its retention is justified.  To feel the tree would therefore be contrary to policy L10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999).  The Lime Tree we refer to the Tree Officers Report.

Hereby Grants Consent.

Pl/21/1837/FA                   Warneford, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Demolition of garage and erection of single storey side and rear extensions, two storey front extension, first floor front and rea extensions, front porch, rear balcony, rear dormer window, front rooflight, changes to doors and windows, rendering of walls and erection of detached carport.

Parish Comments:-  We are concerned about the Green Belt 50% rules.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2496/FA                  Huntsmoor, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Garage Conversion to living space with French doors on front elevation.

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2974/KA                 Dower House, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

T1 Maple, Reduce height and spread by up to 2 meters, all cuts back to secondary or tertiary points of reduction and no greater than cuts of 2” (Conservation Areas;Stoke Poges West End)

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

No TPO to be made, works can go ahead.

PL/21/2616/FA                  14 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BP

Single storey front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3144/TP                  Stoke Meadow, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LZ

T1 Horse Chestnut – 7m Crown lift (TPO/SBDC/2001/10)

Parish Council Comments:  We would like to refer this to the Tree Officer

Hereby Grants Consent.

PL/21/1433/FA                  Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

First floor rear extension, single storey front extension, porch canopy and insertion of window.

Parish Comments:-  We have concerns about the Green Belt 50% rules, and it appears that the work has already started.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2494/FA                  86 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2928/FA                  10 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Single storey front side extension, front porch and conversion of existing garage to living space.

Parish Comments – No Comment

Withdrawn

PL/20/0412/FA                  The House, Larchmoor Park, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4EY

Vehicular access to Gerrards Cross Road.

Parish Comments:-  Object, policies TR5 (a) & (c) also EP3 (f) all apply.  

The development, if permitted, would lead to the creation of a new private access on a section of busy route, in an area that is devoid of such features. The slowing and turning of vehicles associated with the use of the access would lead to conflict and interference with the free flow of traffic on the highway and be detrimental to highway safety. 

The dwelling already enjoys a vehicular access and a second access at this point would unnecessarily add to the danger and inconvenience inherent in accesses to the highway. 

We believe this is also contrary to GB1 (i) by virtue of the part demolition of an antique brick wall.

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/21/3142/FA                  28 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LJ

Part single/part 2 storey rear extension, 2 storey side infill extension, additional front window and porch.

Parish Comments:- No Comment on the proposed building.

However, we note there are inaccuracies on the submitted form.   The Applicant states that the proposed works will not be visible from the street scene but clearly part of it is as a site visit will show.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3057/FA                  14 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey side and rear extension with a roof lantern and changes to windows.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

PL/21/0120/FA                  Barton Turf, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of detached outbuilding in rear garden for use as a gym.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

PL/20/0995/FA – Jasmine Lodge, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Parish Comments:- No comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Received – Written Reps

Appeal Allowed

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

Demolition of existing dwelling house and erection of a new dwelling house and detached garage.  AMENDED PLAN.

Parish Comments:- OBJECT Policies TR5 EP3 H9 C8 NPPF Sec16 all apply.

We believe this proposal would adversely affect the character and amenities of the street scene and the locality in general. It would fail to add positively to the features of the site itself and the surrounding environment.

Top Cottage has been identified as a Non-Designated Heritage Asset status fully supported by Historic England . This status enhances the general locality and adds worth and a such should be protected. The new proposal adds no value and is over dominant, obtrusive and does not respect the space it sits in. A replacement dwelling would need to be of an acceptable design seeking to preserve the character of the locality in general, the proposal fails to achieve this.

There are concerns over access to the proposed site as is sits in a narrow track with no turning space. 

Section 16 of the NPPF considers, inter alia, buildings of local historic value. In particular clause 184 states that these assets are an irreplaceable resource which should be conserved in manner appropriate to their significance so that they can be enjoyed for their contribution to the quality of life of existing and future generations.

NPPF clause 192 states that in determining applications the local planning authority should take account of the desirability of sustaining a heritage asset, the positive contribution that conservation of heritage assets can make and the desirability of new developments making a positive contribution to local character and distinctiveness. We would suggest that on this last point this application falls woefully short of meeting that criteria.

Harm to heritage assets is further considered in paragraphs 193 to 202. In particular paragraph 197 advices that balanced planning judgements should be taken having regard to the significance of non-designated heritage assets and the scale of any harm or loss. Clause 194 specifically states that any harm or loss should require a clear and convincing justification. 

Paragraph 195 of the NPPF is also very clear. It states that where a proposed development would lead to substantial harm or total loss of an asset consent should be refused unless …”it can be demonstrated that ….the loss..is necessary to achieve substantial public benefits that outweighs ….the loss.” That is clearly not the case here.

The applicant states that there is a need for larger family houses in Stoke Poges. The Parish Council wholeheartedly disagree with this. Most new housing stock are large detached 4-6 bedroom houses. There is a shortage of smaller housing suitable for first time buyers and those wishing to down size. Stoke Poges is in need of mixed stock housing and should retain its houses of character and authenticity 
Hereby Refuse Permission

Written Reps by 9 November 21

AGREED to ask the Clerk to write to the appeals officer to inform them that this property will be added to the list of Heritage Sites as having merit within the Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan.

Agenda Recreation & Environment Committee Meeting to be held on Monday 25 October 2021

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES RECREATION & ENVIRONMENT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 25 OCTOBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M.IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM

AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Zoom Link: – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81524813578?pwd=ZncyRmhEQlRaZjF1aTQrOUt1OHhFUT09Meeting ID: 815 2481 3578 Password: 730118

We have a duty of care to our members. Please DO NOT attend if you or anyone in your household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days. The main symptoms of COVID are – • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. • A loss of change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. This meeting follows Covid-secure rules. All participants will be requested to use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the building and to wear a mask, doors and windows will be open and masks optional once seated.  Please consider whether it is necessary to attend in person.

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

20 October 2021                                                                          

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

016/RE/21     Items by Members of Public Present first 15 Minutes.

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

017/RE/21     Apologies for absence.

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

019/RE/21     Minutes

To approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 19 July 2021 (previously distributed)

020/RE/21     Football Bells Hill

Update and any decisions necessary.

021/RE/21     Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari field and other paddocks. 

Request from tenant to address some broken fence posts around the perimeter. Circulated.

022/RE/21   Bells Hill and Plough Lane Recreation Grounds

Update and any decisions as required.

To note MUGA is being locked and unlocked by volunteer neighbours.  We Trialed locking at 7pm and 8pm during summer holidays to be fair to users and to be neighbourly, this worked well.  No locking or un-locking during the winter months.

To note new zip wire for Bells Hill is still or order and will be fitted as soon as in stock.

To note that new signage needs to be produced for the Recreations Grounds and is required under Health and Safety. To agree the wording.

To agree to place two more bins in Bells Hill Recreation Ground due to excessive use.  Cost £450 each including installation by County.

To note that the MUGA, and other pieces of play equipment require cleaning as they have a buildup of Green Algae, to remove graffiti and clean equipment and bins to agree to carry out under maintenance in the Spring.

023/RE/21     Pavilion

Update and any decisions as required.

To discuss and agree a way forward for the legionella water tests and to continue annually.  Quotation circulated, to discuss and decide whether to go with the full maintenance contract or agree to have the system checked once a year instead. 

024/RE/21     Allotments

Update from Cllr Cox on allotments. To be tabled.  To make any decisions around this report.

025/RE/21   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party.

The trees on the Village Green need crown lifting, to agree to obtain quotes.

026/PC/21   Santa Sleigh

Update on what is required for repairing the Santa Sleigh, to make any decisions required. Update from Cllr Finan circulated.

To decide upon a request from Cllr Bassi to loan the Sleigh to a commercial business.

027/PC/21   Carols on the Green

Update on event for this year on Saturday 27 November 2021, to make any decisions required following on from Full Parish Council meeting on 11 October 2021.

To agree finalised list of volunteers, marshals and helpers to be passed to clerk to insurance purposes.

028/PC/21   Litter Picking Events

To agree next litter picking dates and times

029RE/21 – To agree price increases for the following for the budgets for the financial year 2022/2023.

Football Teams

To consider and decide annual rent costs for 2022/23 for budgets for all teams.

Paddocks

To consider and decide rent costs for grazing contracts and annual increase for 2022/23 for budget.

Pavilion

To consider and decide annual rent costs for 2022/23 in new pavilion for budgets for all

Uniformed groups.

Allotments

To consider and decide rent costs and annual increase for 2022 for budget.

Tennis Club

To consider and decide rent costs and annual increase for 2022/23 for budget.

030/RE/21 – To agree any payment increases for the following for 2022/2023

Playground Inspections/Litter Picking

To consider and decide on any annual increase for 2022/23 for budget.

Pavilion Management

To consider and decide on any annual increase for 2022/23 for budget.

031/PC/21 – Finance Budgets 22/23

To note and agree budgets and any additions for 22/23. (Current rate of inflation August 2021 is 3.2% as a guide) Circulated.

032/RE/21 – Date of next meeting: – 

28 February 2022