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Agenda Recreation & Environment 25 June 2018

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO A MEETING OF THE RECREATION AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 25 JUNE 2018 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE,

to deal with the following business:

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

20 June 2018

___________________________________________________________________________

A G E N D A

 

001/RE/18       To Elect a Chairman for R & E for the coming year 18/19.

002/RE/18       To Elect a Vice Chairman for R & E for the coming year 18/19.

003/RE/18       Items by Members of Public Present 7.30pm-7.45pm

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

004/RE/18  Apologies for absence.

005/RE/18  Declarations of interest

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

006/RE/18  Minutes

To approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 5 March 2018 (previously distributed)

007/RE/18  Football Bells Hill

To Decide on requests from football team manager to:-

  1. Buy new goal posts themselves and remove them after each game to the rear of the pavilion.
  2. Buy a line machine themselves and do the white lines themselves rather than our contractor doing them.
  3. Have a key (Manager only) to the hall in the pavilion to use on occasion.
  4. Use the pitches as usual during August for their pre-season friendlies.
  5. To use the kitchen weekly to supply teas/coffees and bacon rolls to spectators.

To agree price for a checker plate to go on the outside wall of the pavilion and to agree a sign saying no boots allowed inside the building and another outside each of the changing rooms.

008/RE/18  Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari tenant and paddocks tenant.

009/RE/18           Bells Hill and Plough Lane Recreation Grounds

Playground reports received from new company.  To note only minor works identified to be carried out as routine.

Update on works being carried out in readiness of WW1 event previously agreed.

To note jogging trail start date 6 August 2018.

010/RE/18  Pavilion

To note cleaning of the fascia boards and painting the inside of the pavilion hall has been agreed by Full Council, works to take place on fascia boards next week, and painting in the summer holidays.

011/RE/18  Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party.

To decide any further works and costs.

012/RE/18           Allotments

Update from Cllr Cox on allotments.

Request from allotment holders to do something with the lock on the new height barrier/lower gate.  Difficult to get to and to unlock due to the nature of the padlock.  Suggestion from supplier is to cut open or remove the lock-box giving free access to the padlock; however this removes a large element of security allowing the padlock to be easily cut off for illegal entry.  You also have to climb under the gate to access the lock which is proving difficult for some holders.  To decide whether or not to change the current set up and how.  To decide whether or not to replace the padlock and keys for every allotment holder and whether to make a walk through access next to the gate to get to the padlock.

To note that the clerk and the council chairman were contacted by an allotment holder to make a decision on allowing scalping’s from Duffield Lane roadworks to be loaded into the allotments by BCC to be used on the car park.  Both refused to give permission without council approval.

013/RE/18  Tree Inspections on Duffield Lane

To note that tree report has been received and identified a large amount of work required.  To decide which works are priority and agree to the costs for those to be carried out.  To decide on when to schedule in not so urgent works and agree costs.

014/RE/18           Christmas Lights Ceremony/Bells Hill Green

To note that during tree works on the Hollybush Hill side of the road and the felling of trees some lights had to be removed and disconnected by Lamps and Tubes and taken back to their depot for storage.  This means that a new trench needs to be dug to take the supply to the next nearest tree and installation of new cables.  Quote circulated to be approved.

015/RE/18  Litter Picking Event

To decide on any more litter picking dates.

016/RE/18  Outdoor Cinema 7 September 2018

Update

017/RE/18 Tennis Club Lease Expiration

To note that the lease expires 2020.  Club has contacted to clerk to enquire about how to extend, but has not responded since March 2018.  To agree renewing the lease and details.

018/RE/18  Date of next meeting:- 

22 October 2018

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 18 June 2018

AGENDA

You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on Monday 18 June 2018 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

                                                                                                                    Julie Simmonds

                                                                                                                     Clerk

                                                                                                                     13 June 2018

 

 

012/PL/18 – To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

 

013/PL/18 –   To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

 

014/PL/18            Items by Members of Public Present.

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

public comment.

 

015/PL/18            Apologies for Absence

 

016/PL/18         Declarations of Interest

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

 

017/PL/18            Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 22 May 2018 (previously circulated)      

 

018/PL/18            Planning Applications

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

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

 

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

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

 

020/PL/18            Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

                                               

021/PL/18            Correspondence.

Submission of Bucks Minerals and Waste Local Plan. (circulated)

 

022/PL/18            Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

 

Next meeting date:  16 July 2018

 

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

 

 

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

18/00834/FUL                    31 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Part two storey, part single storey rear extension, pitched roof over garage, dormer windows and front canopy.

 

18/00845/FUL                    The Cedars, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Single storey side extensions.

 

18/00774/FUL                    Lake View, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Three storey front, part two/part single storey side, single storey rear first floor extensions, roof alteration to facilitate loft

conversion incorporating rear dormer.

 

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

 

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

 

18/00369/FUL                    2 Stoke Place Farm Cottages, Stoke Road, Stoke Poges Bucks, SL2 4NY

Single storey rear extension, front porch canopy.

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

Full Planning Permission

 

18/100601/FUL                  Southfork, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Single storey rear extension, single storey front infill extension and garage conversion.

Parish Comments:-  This house has previously been extended so subject to the 50% GB rules.

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00539/FUL                    4 Deans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JX

Widening of existing vehicular access and construction of entrance gates with brick piers.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00561/FUL                    Retreat, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Two storey side extension incorporating front dormer and replacement porch.

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

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00909/NMA                   9 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Non-material amendment to PP 18/00247/FUL to allow: Changes to the roof.

Non-Material Amendment to PP

 

18/00345/FUL                    Khalsa Secondary Acadamy, Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, SL2 4QP

Erection of temporary classrooms on hard standing to the south of the main school building for a temporary period of 15

weeks.

Parish Comments:-  Object, Policies TR7 (b) (c) & (d).  Concerns about possible lack of parking spaces.  Existing

contractors are already parking on Hollybush Hill and smaller lanes, blocking pavements causing the refuse truck

to have difficulty passing.  Construction generally overruns.  If this was the case what measures will SBDC take to

monitor this?

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00518/FUL                    Orchard House, 3 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Erection of a single dwelling and the demolition of an existing standalone garage and the existing front extension of the

existing dwelling house including sub division of plot at 3 Freemans Close.  Amendment to current approval

17/01661/FUL to include an additional bedroom on the first floor, moving the property 0.8m west to accommodate with

no 3 Freemans Close and simplifying of the proposed roof structure.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

APPEALS

 

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

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

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

Refusal of Removal/Variation of Condition

Written Reps

Appeal Dismissed

Council-supported Rural Bus Service Survey 2018

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The survey can be found on our website www.buckscc.gov.uk/bussurvey or I have attached a printed version for those not online. There is also an ‘easy-read’ version available which I’ll send through shortly. It is important to emphasise that this survey is not about all buses, many services are operated commercially by the bus companies and receive no financial support from the County Council. I have therefore also attached a list of services whose passengers we wish to hear from.

We want to encourage as many passengers as possible to take part in the survey, so I have attached a poster for those with parish notice boards and digital version for those with screens. 

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If you’ll like a few printed copies of the survey let me know too.

Many thanks for your help with this.

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Agenda Finance Committee 11 June 2018

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL  TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 11 JUNE 2018 AT APPROXIMATELY 8.30 P.M. FOLLOWING THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

 to deal with the following business:-

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

5 June 2018

___________________________________________________________________________

A G E N D A

001/F/18          To Elect a Chairman for Finance for the coming year 18/19.

002/F/18          To Elect a Vice Chairman for Finance for the coming year 18/19.

003/F/18          Apologies for Absence    

004/F/18           Declarations of Interest

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

005/F/18          Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2018 – previously circulated.

006/F/18          Accounting Package

To note that the clerk has today received her final training session on the package and will now be using it full time

007/F/18          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.         

008/F/18          Date of next meeting:- 12 November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda Full Parish Council 11 June 2018

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 11 JUNE 2018 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES.

To deal with the following business:

___________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

036/PC/18 – Police

To receive a report from the police.

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

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

038/PC/18 – Apologies for Absence

039/PC/18 – Declarations of interest

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

040/PC/18 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 14 May 2018 (previously circulated).

041/PC/18 – County Councillor’s Report

042/PC/18 – District Councillors’ Report

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

044/PC/18 – Khalsa School

Update from Cllr Carter.

045/PC/18 – WW1 Celebration

Update from Councillor Carter.

046/PC/18 – Jogging Trail

To Note that work on the jogging trail will now start on August 6 2018.

047/PC/18 – Vine Road Verges

Item deferred from last meeting and bring back after trying to talk to the bus companies.  To discuss and decide any action.

048/PC/18 – Beeches Local Area Forum

Request for bids for 2019/20 to Paul Hodson by 31 August 2018.  To decide.

049/PC/18 – Sculpture Opening/Event

To discuss any arrangements for opening on 1 July 2018 at 2pm.

050/PC/18 – Bells Hill Green Working Party

Update from Cllr Carter

051/PC/18 – Footpath on Hollybush Hill      

Item requested by Cllr Fox regarding a footpath on Hollybush Hill that belongs to no-one and needs maintenance.  To discuss and decide.

052/PC/18 – Pavilion Storage

Request from Guiding to install a container behind the pavilion for storage.  To discuss and decide.

053/PC/18 – Seafarers UK

To Note Merchant Navy Day 3 September 2018, to agree to fly the flag and have a small ceremony at the flagpole like last year.

054/PC/18 – Weed Killing

To re discuss and decide about the weed killing along the roads.

055/PC/18 – Stone

To discuss and decide whether to move the Jubilee stone onto the Main Green.

056/PC/18 – Bells Hill Green Benches

To discuss and decide whether to re-use the benches from the green elsewhere.

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

(1)   Planning Minutes – 16 April  2018 – Signed 22 May 2018

056/PC/18 – Finance

(1) Statement of Accounts – May 2018. Tabled

(2) To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature April 2018 £ (subject to additions) – Tabled

(3) Bank reconciliations – May 2018 – Tabled

(4) Budget monitoring – May 2018 – Tabled

057/PC/17 Accounts for Year Ended 31st March 2018

1)  Receive, approve and sign the summary income and expenditure account, balance sheet, supporting statement and assets, auditor’s matters arising, to be signed by the Chairman of the Council and the RFO. Circulated.

(2)  Receive and approve the annual return to be signed by the Chairman the Council and the RFO and receive and approve bank reconciliation and statement of significant variations. Circulated

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

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

Correspondence:-

059/PC/18 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 18 June 2018

Recreation & Environment – 23 June 2018

Full Parish Council 9 July 2018

060/PC/18 Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960

To Resolve to exclude the press and public from the following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.

061/PC/18 – Solicitors Letter/Unauthorised Gate

To discuss response and decide how to proceed. Circulated

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

5 June 2018

Minutes Planning Committee 22 May 2018

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on TUESDAY 22 May 2018 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

Present:-  Cllr Carter, Mr Harris & Cllr Taylor

001/PL/18 – To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

Deferred until June meeting.

002/PL/18 –         To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

Deferred until June meeting.

 003/PL/18       Items by Members of Public Present.

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

public comment.

None

004/PL/18       Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker, Cllr Hoskins, Mr Duncombe & Mrs Simmonds (Clerk)

005/PL/18         Declarations of Interest

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

None

006/PL/18       Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 16 April 2018 which were signed by the Chairman.       

007/PL/18       Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

009/PL/18       Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

010/PL/18       Correspondence.

 011/PL/18       Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

NOTED Next meeting date:  18 June 2018

 Meeting ended at 8.35pm

 

 

 

Minutes Full Parish Annual Meeting 14 May 2018

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 14 MAY 2018 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES.

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

___________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

001/PC/18- To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

Cllr Fox proposed that Cllr Bagge be Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour and Cllr Bagge signed the declaration of acceptance of office.

 

002/PC/18 –         To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

Cllr Lynch proposed that Cllr Carter be Vice Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour and Cllr Carter signed the declaration of acceptance of office.

003/PC/18 – Police

No report received report from the police.

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

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

None

005/PC/18 – Apologies for Absence

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

006/PC/18 – Declarations of interest

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

Cllr Bagge declared an interest in item 014 & 027.  As a member of the SBDC planning committee he would chair these items but would not express views or take part in any vote.

007/PC/18 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 9 April 2018 which were signed by the Chairman.

008/PC/18 – Review of Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and Financial Risk    Assessment for 18/19.

RESOLVED to agree all in favour no changes to any of the above.

009/PC/18 –         RESOLVED to AGREE all in favour to Appoint Committees and keep the same as last year.

 

(a)     Recreation & Environment Committee

(6 members plus Chairman ex officio)

Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Fox, Cllr Hoskins, Cllr Lynch & Cllr Bagge (ex officio)

 

(b)     Planning Committee

(6 members plus Chairman ex officio)

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to co-opt current two residents of Stoke Poges who sit on this committee.

Cllr Carter, Cllr Crocker, Mr Duncombe, Mr Harris, Cllr Hoskins, Cllr Taylor & Cllr Bagge (ex officio).

(c)     Finance & General Purposes Committee

(6 members plus Chairman ex officio)

Cllr Carter, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan, Cllr Fox, Cllr Hoskins, Cllr Lynch & Cllr Bagge (ex officio)

010/PC/18 – RESOLVED TO AGREE all in favour to Fix times of meetings and keep the same as last year. (every month except August at 7.30pm.)

Full Council – second Monday except July & December (first Monday) (July second Monday 2018) and if a bank holiday falls on second Monday then it will be previous week.

Planning Committee – Every third Monday at 7.30pm (possibly August)

Recreation and Environment committee – fourth Monday at 7.30pm (3 per year)

Finance Committee – to follow a Full Parish Council Meeting (2/3 per year)

 

RESOLVED to agree any changes to other bodies:- (Existing representatives listed)

Footpath Watch – Cllr Cox, Cllr Lynch and Cllr Taylor.

Allotment Representative – Cllr Cox

Webmaster – Ralph Bagge

Website Liaison –  Ralph Bagge

Parish Newsletter – Ralph Bagge

Flagmaster – Jim Budd

Tree Wardens – Alan Fox

Beeches LAF – Cllr Lynch

MVAS Rota and Co-ordination – Cllr Cox

Chiltern & South Bucks Strategic Partnership – Cllr Lynch

Stoke Poges Village Hall Committee – Cllr Carter and Cllr Fox

011/PC/18 – County Councillor’s Report

Cllr Bagge reported that an extra £ 2.2million has been allocated for pothole repairs.  Stoke Road, Vine Road, Duffield Lane and Templewood Lane are all done or to be done.

012/PC/18 – District Councillors’ Report

Cllr Bagge reported that the unitary debate has continued and evidence submitted to the SOS and

the GX multi story car park has been re-submitted to planning.

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

Cllr Bagge reported that the internal audit had taken place and he asked that the Clerk be thanked for another smooth audit.

Saunders Surfacing have had to delay the jogging trail start because they have been contracted by Bucks CC to carry out urgent highway repairs and this has put the Tesco grant money at risk.

Virgin Media broadband has been installed at the social club and the Parish Council will share internet access.

014/PC/18 – Khalsa School

Cllr Carter reported that the KSA have purchased the school in School Lane.

015/PC/18 – WW1 Celebration

Councillor Carter gave a full update on all of the arrangements for the day requesting as much help as possible from volunteers; she discussed possibly naming the sculpture and also was still working on the poetry competition with the school.

016/PC/18 – Pergola 

NOTED that Village Plants are to remove the pergola, and make good.

017/PC/18 – Road Markings/Enforcement

Cllr Bagge reported that he had been given costs of £300 for roundels to be installed in the village and asked if the Council agreed for the work to be funded from his local highways budget, all in favour.

018/PC/18 – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

NOTED the further information circulated about the need for Parish Councils NOT to appoint a Data Protection Officer and that they are exempt.  Words to be circulated by Cllr Bagge to all councillors to go into the next SPN and to be added to the Clerk’s emails explaining the Parish Council’s position on the matter.

019/PC/18 – Jogging Trail

NOTED that the jogging trail will have started May 18, this was covered under item 013.

020/PC/18 – Vine Road Verges

Item deferred from last meeting and requested by Cllr Crocker regarding verges being ruined by school buses and parents collecting children from the bus, and children’s safety crossing the main road. It was agreed that the Parish Council should liaise with the schools who organise these private bus services. RESOLVED to agree to contact the bus companies and ask them which schools they service and bring back.

021/PC/18 – Community Transport

NOTED no comments on details circulated which require feedback and views to the LAF, Cllr Bagge to feed back to the LAF.

022/PC/18 – Beeches Local Area Forum

NOTED no requests for items on next agenda for meeting on 30 May 2018, Cllr Bagge to feed back to the LAF.

023/PC/18 – Sculpture Opening/Event

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to have an event for the sculpture opening on the green on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 2pm.

024/PC/18 – Pavilion

Cllr Finan proposed to accept the quote for repainting of £415 this was seconded by Cllr Carter RESOLVED to agree all in favour to be funded from the Recreation budget.

025/PC/18 – Bells Hill Green Working Party

Cllr Carter said that ongoing maintenance was taking place to include planting and two dates were in place 17 and 31 May.

026/PC/18 – Pavilion

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to bring this to the next R & E committee meeting to put signs up at the pavilion saying strictly no muddy boots beyond this point and another as they enter the changing rooms and to agree to install a chequer plate on the outside wall to prevent the brick walls being damaged.

027/PC/18 – Unitary Council

RESOLVED to agree the Councils position is against the Unitary and to send a response to the Secretary of State before 25 May 2018 deadline.

028/PC/18 – St Georges Day

Cllr Carter suggested making more of St Georges Day each year.  RESOLVED to agree all in favour to bring this back to the budget setting meeting in November 2018.

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

(1)   Planning Minutes – 19 March 2018 – Signed 16 April 2018

030/PC/18 – Finance

(1) NOTED Statement of Accounts – April 2018.

(2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature April 2018 £23432.90 (subject to additions)

(3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – April 2018

(4) NOTED Budget monitoring – April 2018

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

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

Correspondence:- None

032/PC/18 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 22 May 2018

Full Parish Council & Finance – 11 June 2018

033/PC/18 Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960

RESOLVED to exclude the press and public from the following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.

034/PC/18 – Solicitors Letter/Unauthorised Gate

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to take further advice.

035/PC/18 – SLCC Salary Scales

NOTED 2018-2020.

036/PC/18 – Ratification of Clerks Bonus

Cllr Fox proposed to ratify clerks bonus of £400 given for 2017 for audit purposes, seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Meeting ended at 9.02pm.

 

 

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 19 April 2018

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT 8PM ON THURSDAY 19 APRIL 2018 IN THE VILLAGE HALL AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, BUCKS, SL2 4LP

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

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:- 3 Members of public.

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MINUTES

  1. Apologies for absence

 

 

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Cox, Cllr Hoskins, Cllr Egleton and The Police.

  1. RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2017 which were signed by the Chairman

3.  Chairman’s Annual Report.

Cllr Bagge welcomed everyone to the meeting and started by explaining that the Parish Councillors are all volunteers, they attend many meetings and subcommittee meetings, along with working parties and there to make decisions legally on behalf of the residents.

This year instead of a slide show Cllr Bagge showed photographs taken of key events over the past year.

In April 17 a litter pick took place with over 30 residents, who collected as many bags of litter, several more have taken place since.

A jogging trail will be built in Bells Hill Recreation Ground after consultation took place, Veolia has made a £39k grant which was kindly unlocked by the Hastings Fund Charity.  Works are slightly delayed due to the wet weather.

From residents’ comments, installing the hanging baskets and boxes at Bells Hill Green appears to be one of the most popular decisions ever taken by the Parish Council.

During June a break-in to the Village Centre and the Parish Office occurred, luckily nothing was taken.

In September a Merchant Navy Day commemoration was held at the flagpole which the minister from the church TJ read a commemoration and we flew the Red Ensign on the flag pole. This will be an annual event.

The second most popular decision was to add to the Christmas lights on the trees on the green and across the road.

The Carols on the Green annual event was again very successful and the reindeer proved very popular. Thanks were given to the organisers of the event and for the rejuvenated Christmas market which also proved really popular.  Thanks to Sue and George Lynch for driving Santa and to the Gerrards Cross Rock Choir.

Grass verges over the winter months have been ruined by the weather and vehicles parking on them. The grasscrete trial in Pennylets Green will allow us to assess whether using this material improves the street scene.

The allotment flooding has caused problems for some holders due to the weather but the geology and water table cannot be changed.  A massive fly tipping problem has occurred at the allotments incurring significant costs to the Parish to remove the mess and install a height restriction barrier.

The Parish reception was a big success and the cups were awarded to Bucks Vision – Jubilee cup for groups, and Nick Courtney – Caledcourt Cup for individuals.

The Bells Hill green looks amazing with all of the thousands of daffodils which have been planted by the working party, it looks fantastic and tidier than ever since the working party have been looking after it. Cllr Bagge expressed his thanks to all the volunteers who have worked on the green.

Cllr Bagge reported that he had collected an award for Volunteering on behalf of Cllr Saera Carter at the SBDC Chairman’s Community and Volunteering Awards 2018.  Cllr Carter was nominated by residents for her hard work in the village and Cllr Bagge invited Saera to come up and collect the award from him.

Cllr Bagge finished by thanking Julie the Clerk for her hard work and also every councillor along with their partners and families for their contributions to the Parish Council role.

  1. General Discussion and Question Time.

One member of public asked where we were with the planning application for Stoke Court; this was answered by Cllr Carter.

One member of public asked when the litter picking dates were, they were given the dates and also directed to the minutes of the last meeting, the notice boards, the website and the Parish Council Facebook page.

One member of public complained about the state of the roads and the new pothole reporting system, claiming it doesn’t work.  Cllr Bagge explained the whole system to the resident and asked for reference numbers so that he could chase them up.

Meeting ended at 8.59pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda Planning Committee TUESDAY 22 May 2018

AGENDA

You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on TUESDAY 22 May 2018 at 7.30pm in the Lionel Rigby Room at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges

 

                                                                                                                    Julie Simmonds

                                                                                                                     Clerk

                                                                                                                     17 May 2018

 

 

001/PL/18 – To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

 

002/PL/18 –         To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

 

003/PL/18       Items by Members of Public Present.

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

 

004/PL/18       Apologies for Absence

 

005/PL/18         Declarations of Interest

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

 

006/PL/18       Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 16 April 2018 (previously circulated)      

 

007/PL/18       Planning Applications

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

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

 

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

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

 

009/PL/18       Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

                                   

010/PL/18       Correspondence.

 

011/PL/18       Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

 

Next meeting date:  18 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

 

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

 

18/00626/FUL                    4 Glenfields, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LS

Single storey rear extension incorporating roof lantern.

 

18/00345/FUL                    Khalsa Secondary Acadamy, Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, SL2 4QP

Erection of temporary classrooms on hard standing to the south of the main school building for a temporary period of 15 weeks.

 

18/100601/FUL                  Southfork, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Single storey rear extension, single storey front infill extension and garage conversion.

 

18/00502/CLUED              Stoke Park Ltd, Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of existing use:  Commencement of development pursuant to pp

14/02218/FUL

 

18/00754/FUL                    1 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Single storey side/front/rear extension, hip-to-gable extension and loft conversion incorporating rear dormer and

rooflights.

 

18/00711/TPO                    7 Fircroft Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DS

Douglas Fir (T1) – prune two of the limbs by approx. 2-3 meters.

Douglas Fir (T2) – prune two of the limbs by approx.. 2-3 meters.

(TPO No 12, 1974)

 

18/00679/OUT                    St. Andrews Church Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Outline application for:  First floor extension to provide 4 x 2 bedroom flats.

 

18/00686/FUL                    34 Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JR

Erection of single storey side extension following demolition of a part of the single storey rear element.        

 

18/00676/FUL                    Brookdale, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ED

Redevelopment of site to provide 7 dwellings with associated parking and access.

 

 

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

 

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

 

18/00251/FUL                    1 Hockley Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QF

Replacement Car Port.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00415/FUL                    Berry Farm, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Replacement of 2 equestrian buildings.

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

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00427/FUL                    5 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BS

Single storey side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00313/FUL                    15 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BS

First floor rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00255/FUL                    Lanterns, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Single storey side extensions (Retrospectoive Application)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00190/FUL                    Augusta, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NJ

Single storey rear and first floor side extensions.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00185/FUL                    Thames House, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EH

Single storey side extension, alterations to fenestration and facade treatment and the internal installation of 2 MOT bays.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

17/02398/FUL                    Parkfield, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JQ

First floor extension over garage.

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

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00379/TPO                    27 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Pine (T1) Remove to near ground level (SBDC TPO 12, 2003)

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

Consent Granted

 

18/00180/FUL                    18 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BP

Two storey rear extension and widening of existing vehicular access.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00354/CLOPED           18 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BP

Outbuilding

Refusal of Certificate of Lawfulness

 

17/02335/FUL                    South Lodge, Rickmans Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AF

Front Porch.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00252/FUL                    6 Cherry Orchard, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PY

Part first floor/part two storey side extension.

Parish Comments:-  There are concerns that this extension does not lend itself to the existing houses in this very small secluded cul de sac.  Therefore, we feel it is over dominant.

Full Planning Permission

 

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

Replacement dwelling with detached garage.

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

This proposal, if permitted, would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.

The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear over dominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site. As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF. Furthermore, the proposed development would not reflect the form or height of existing buildings on this designated Formal Suburban Road, to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00306/FUL                    Firs Field, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Erection of a detached single storey dwelling following demolition of the existing storage building.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policies GB2 ( a),( b), (c) & ( d) and (giii) , and GB1all apply!

 

It is not considered that the existing farm building is of ‘substantial’ construction and capable of conversion into a dwelling without major re-construction. In addition the resulting dwelling and its associated garden/residential curtilage would have an urbanising impact on this rural setting and would erode the openness of the Green Belt and conflict with its purposes of safeguarding the countryside from encroachment. The proposal would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt which by definition is harmful and would be contrary to the aims of saved policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and the guidance set out in the NPPF. 2. The application has failed to provide adequate survey information relating to bats and reptiles on the site. As such it has not possible to properly assess the impact of the proposed development on these protected species. In addition the application has failed to demonstrate how net gain for biodiversity will be obtained. The application is therefore contrary to Core Policy CP9 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011) and the guidance set out 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 Green Belt, which the District Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.

 

The Design and Access statement associated with this application states that the existing building is clad in corrugated metal.  We disagree strongly with this statement.  This is not a clad building it is an unstable structure primarily constructed of corrugated sheets.

 

We also disagree with the statement on page 18 of this application that the site has existing vehicular access.  There is currently no road or access suitable for vehicles.

 

The elevations and floor plans of the existing structure provided with this application are extremely inaccurate and falsely give the impression of a permanent and substantial structure.

 

We find the fact that this building has B use extremely strange.  It has never been used as any form of employment.

 

The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances. It has not been demonstrated that the existing building to be converted is of permanent and substantial construction and capable of conversion without major or complete re-construction. In addition the associated use of the land would detract from the open and undeveloped character of the Green Belt. The proposal constitutes inappropriate development within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful, and no very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to 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 9 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF. 2.

 

The proposed development would result in an intensification of use of an existing access at a point where visibility is substandard and would lead to danger and inconvenience to people using it and to highway users in general. The development is therefore contrary to saved policy TR5 of the South Buicks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), the aims of the Buckinghamshire’s Local Transport Plan 4 and the guidance set out in the NPPF.

Refusal of Planning Permission

 

18/00347/FUL                    9 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Part single/part two storey side extensions, two storey rear extension and front porch.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Full Planning Permission

 

18/00329/FUL                    Brookdale, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ED

Redevlopment of site to provide 5 dwellings with associated parking and landscaping.

Parish Comments:-  We welcome a development of smaller housing stock in the village but have some concern over the lack of sufficient parking.  The B416 is a busy road with fast flowing traffic and there is nowhere for overflow parking.

WITHDRAWN

 

18/00238/CLOPED           Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges,m Bucks, SL2 4AU

Detached garaged

Ceritificate of Lawfulness