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Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 16 may 2022

MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON

16 MAY 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Finan & Me Rawlings

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)                                                                                                         

MINUTES

001/PL/22             Election of Chairman

Cllr Finan proposed Cllr Carter as Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

002/PL/22             Election of Vice Chairman

Cllr Bassi proposed Cllr Crocker as Vice Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

003/PL/22           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/22              Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker, Cllr Knox-Scott and Mr Harris.

005/PL/22          Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2021.  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/22             Minutes

RESOLVED to Approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 25 April 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

007/PL/22             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/22             NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

009/PL/22             Correspondence.

Delivering Pinewood South – Community Consultation

AGREED to contact Iver Parish Council to ensure that we respond with their wishes to the consultation.

010/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. RESOLVED to decide to continue using own devices for now and bring back to the next meeting.

0117PL/22            Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter updated and said there were only two more policies left to write and submit.

012/PL/22             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.

013/PL/22             NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

014/PL/22             NOTED Next meeting date:  20 June 2022

Meeting ended at 8.25pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                            Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/1221/VRC                 Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Variation of condition 9 (Restriction to permitted development rights) of pp PL/21/4616/FA (Demolition of existing house and erection of new dwelling) to allow for permitted development of outbuildings.

Parish Comments:-  Object, we believe that the Conditions attached are for good reason within the Green Belt and therefore should stand.

PL/22/1196/FA                    Land at junction of Farthing Green Lane and Framewood Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Change of use of land to allow the walking and exercising of dogs including the use of caravan for administration.

Parish Comments:-  Object, we believe that this will be a pre-curser for something bigger.  Policies TR7, GB4, GB5 and GB9 all apply.  We do not believe that the applicants view on the NPPF paragraph 10 being applicable has any bearing on this being on an agricultural field.  We already have two doggy days care facilities and dog walking businesses in Stoke Poges which is ample for such a small village.

PL/22/0492/FA                    Rotherfield, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

Part two storey/part single storey rear extension, first floor side extension, attached double garage to front, hip to gable front roof extension, gable to hip side roof alteration, 4 front and 3 rear dormers in existing roof and changes to windows.

Parish Comments:-  Object as previously, our previous comments still apply and this is not suitable for the street scene. Previous comments 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. 

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.

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/22/1188/FA                    Hockley, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Part single/part two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/1189/HB                    Hockley, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Listed Building consent for Part single/part two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/1345/FA                    21 Home Farm Way, Wexham, Bucks, SL3 6NZ

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/22/1484/KA                    Boundary Park Equestrian Centre, Wexham Road, Wexham, Bucks, SL2 4HQ

T8 Horse Chestnut – fell (Stoke Green Conservation Area).

Parish Comments:-  Without a Tree Officer report or any other report it is too difficult to make a decision, as we cannot see if the tree is diseased etc?

AMENDED PLANS

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/0627/FA                    Anerley, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EG

Single storey rear and side extension and conversion of existing garage to habitable.

Parish Comments:-  No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0535/HB                    The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Listed building consent for erection of outbuilding and gates following demolition of existing pool shed and billiards room outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No comment

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent

PL/22/0534/FA                    The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of outbuilding and gates following demolition of existing pool shed and billiards room outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

Agenda Finance Commitee Monday 23 may 2022 at 7.30pm.

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 23 MAY 2022 AT 7.30PM, IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT

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

To deal with the following business: –              

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                                                                                       A G E N D A

001/F/22              Election of a Chairman

To elect a Chairman for year 22/23

002/F/22              Election of a Vice Chairman

To elect a Vice Chairman for year 22/23

003/F/22              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 on items on the agenda.

004/F/22              Apologies for Absence

005/F/22              Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2021.  If that interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest as defined in the Code; the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

006/F/22              Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2021 – previously circulated.

007/F/22              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/22              Date of next meeting:- 28 November 2022

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

18 May 2022

Minutes Annual Meeting Of STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD Thursday 24 April 2022

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT 8PM ON THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022

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

Present: – Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan, Cllr Knox-Scott, Cllr Moore, Cllr Pritchard and One Member of Public.

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MINUTES

1          Apologies for absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Bassi, Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox and Cllr Flower.

2          RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 April 2019 which were signed by the Chairman.

3           Chairman’s Annual Report.

            Cllr Bagge read his report as follows: –

It’s great to have the freedom to hold our Annual Parish Meeting again following the government’s relaxation of Covid restrictions. We have lived through the most challenging two years in living memory, and it feels now that a weight has been lifted as we work out what normal is once again.

I’d like to express my gratitude to my fellow parish councillors, elected in May last year, for their adaptability and good humour, in meeting on Zoom and in socially distanced conditions in the club room with the windows and doors open as we continued to meet during the lockdowns and complied with government restrictions. I’d like to thank Julie, the clerk to the parish, who diligently familiarised herself with what the council had to do to comply with the evolving legislation and advised the Council to ensure that it complied throughout. There has been much media coverage of breaches of lockdown rules elsewhere and I’m pleased to say that there are no skeletons in the Stoke Poges closet.

The parish council’s regular work has continued: maintaining two recreation grounds, Bells Hill and the allotments and adjoining Nettleship Wood on Duffield Lane. Over the past 18 months the council has embarked on a project to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish. Using government grant funding, we have engaged consultants to guide us through the process of analysing demographic data, identifying sustainable travel routes, heritage assets (we have a lot in Stoke Poges) and potential sites for new development. We’re getting close to the point where the draft plan will be made available for consultation and parishioners will be invited to comment. The key advantage of a neighbourhood plan is that it gives us, as residents, a say in where development takes place and gives us the ability to influence the design and layout of new developments. It provides a way of increasing our protection of green belt land. I would like to thank Cllr Carter for leading on this project and also the volunteers who have engaged with such enthusiasm in the detailed work for the plan (Harvey Whittam on heritage and Bob Crocker on rights of way).

Whilst Covid-19 has had a huge disruptive effect, the challenges the parish council face remain the same and our approach to them continues. A few years ago, the council focused on ‘making Stoke Poges a great place to live’ and the council uses its powers granted in law to work on this being the best parish in Buckinghamshire to live in. Our focus initially was taking action to make things better for older people and children. We have made huge investments in play apparatus for our recreation grounds, the pavilion, which is home to our scouts, guides, cubs and brownies and the parish council set up the Stoke Poges Good Neighbour Scheme, which assists people who don’t have their own transport (or who are unable to drive) to attend medical appointments.

The ‘playbuilder’ equipment, installed around ten years ago, is constructed mainly from wood, which has rotted and is being progressively replaced. Last year, a zip wire was renewed and fencing in the recreation ground was renewed.

The parish council has an appetite for entering the Buckinghamshire best kept village competition (which was suspended due to the pandemic). The council has taken actions to improve the appearance of the public realm, taking over management of the open space at Bells Hill which led to us installing hanging baskets and planters to the shops and railings and having planters fitted to the village welcome signs. Related to this, the council has invested progressively in Christmas lights on Bells Hill which brighten up the long dark nights in December. The parish council organises four community litter picks each year. I’m grateful to the residents who regularly support the litter picks by doing an hour or so’s litter picking along the main routes through the parish. If you haven’t taken part yet, equipment is provided and you will be most welcome.

Whilst we tend to talk a lot about the play apparatus and the pavilion, the largest item of expenditure in recreation is on grass cutting, keeping our public open spaces in good condition.

The Parish Council is very pleased to have partnered with Thames Valley Heartbeat, a local charity, to pay for the installation of five defibrillators in key locations around the parish. We acknowledge the good work done in fundraising by the Fox and Pheasant and the Rose and Crown to provide these life-saving appliances for the benefit of parishioners.

Other ongoing activities continued – the Parish Council publishes four editions of Stoke Poges News (SPN) each year – the next one is in production currently for publication at the end of May. Talking to people who live in neighbouring parishes, they are always complimentary about SPN and the range of activities taking place here in Stoke Poges. I’d like to thank our regular contributors and advertisers for their ongoing support.

The relaxation of restrictions enabled us to hold ‘Carols on the Green’ in December after the pandemic disruption. It’s a challenging event to deliver successfully, taking into account the weather conditions prevailing in late November.

Other areas in which the parish council has asserted itself are in relation to cars speeding through the village and chaotic driving on Rogers Lane related to school start and end times. The parish council invested in mobile vehicle activated signs which are rotated between eight locations in the parish. When we bought the MVASs we had a team of volunteers who took turns in moving them and replacing the batteries but that’s evolved to a one-person team, Cllr Geoff Cox, who looks after the MVAS and circulates the collected date, which is shared with local police and our community speed-watch team.

Community speed-watch currently has five volunteers trained to go out with our Sentinel radar camera and they have been concentrating on Wexham Street and Bells Hill since they have been allowed to resume operating.

For chaotic traffic on Rogers Lane, Cllr Carter and I met with the school and the police to explore how we can educate parents and carers to be more considerate and safer when dropping off or collecting children at the school. There is more than adequate parking space in the roads near the school, but for some reason, most want to park as close to the school as they can. We have had a few weeks of having volunteers in high-viz monitoring driving and giving advice where drivers have been making unsafe manoeuvres. Some volunteers received verbal abuse, so the parish council took police advice and acquired two body worn video cameras. The police have committed to taking action against anyone who is abusive to our volunteer traffic marshals. The police advice is that a few weeks of intensive marshalling will influence a change in driving standards. We’ll see how it goes.

The year-end accounts are being prepared for audit at the moment, however, in spite of inflation, the council has lived within its means and decided to freeze its precept, collected with council tax for 2022/23.

So, in summary, the parish council has done what you expect of it and is progressively making improvements to the quality of life in Stoke Poges, drawing on volunteers to help wherever possible. We look forward to celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a street party picnic event in Bells Hill rec. on Sunday 5 June.

4.         General Discussion and Question Time.

One member of public expressed their thanks to the Parish Council for looking after the village and making difficult decisions, stating that you can’t please all of the people all of the time.  In their opinion the pond work carried out last year was long overdue even though controversial and they felt it was much better for it.

A new Parish Councillor explained that they had no idea of the wealth of experience and the legal legislation involved in being a Parish Councillor and expressed their thanks for being made welcome.

Meeting ended at 8.25pm

A discussion took place after the meeting had closed about the advertising of this meeting and it was agreed to discuss at the next Full Parish Council meeting.

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 16 May 2022 at 7.30pm

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 16 MAY 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

11 May 2022                                                                                                               

AGENDA

001/PL/22             Election of Chairman

To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

002/PL/22             Election of Vice Chairman

To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

003/PL/22           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/22              Apologies for Absence

005/PL/22          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/22             Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 25 April 2022 (previously circulated)     

007/PL/22             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/22             Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

009/PL/22             Correspondence.

None

010/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. To decide.

0117PL/22            Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

012/PL/22             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.

013/PL/22             Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

014/PL/22             Next meeting date:  20 June 2022

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/1221/VRC                 Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Variation of condition 9 (Restriction to permitted development rights) of pp PL/21/4616/FA (Demolition of existing house and erection of new dwelling) to allow for permitted development of outbuildings.

PL/22/1196/FA                    Land at junction of Farthing Green Lane and Framewood Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Change of use of land to allow the walking and exercising of dogs including the use of caravan for administration.

PL/22/0492/FA                    Rotherfield, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

Part two storey/part single storey rear extension, first floor side extension, attached double garage to front, hip to gable front roof extension, gable to hip side roof alteration, 4 front and 3 rear dormers in existing roof and changes to windows.

PL/22/1188/FA                    Hockley, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Part single/part two storey rear extension.

PL/22/1189/HB                    Hockley, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Listed Building consent for Part single/part two storey rear extension.

PL/22/1345/FA                    21 Home Farm Way, Wexham, Bucks, SL3 6NZ

Single storey rear extension.

PL/22/1484/KA                    Boundary Park Equestrian Centre, Wexham Road, Wexham, Bucks, SL2 4HQ

T8 Horse Chestnut – fell (Stoke Green Conservation Area).

AMENDED PLANS

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/0627/FA                    Anerley, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EG

Single storey rear and side extension and conversion of existing garage to habitable.

Parish Comments:-  No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0535/HB                    The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Listed building consent for erection of outbuilding and gates following demolition of existing pool shed and billiards room outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No comment

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent

PL/22/0534/FA                    The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of outbuilding and gates following demolition of existing pool shed and billiards room outbuilding.

Parish Comments:-  No comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 25 April 2022

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 25 APRIL 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Crocker and Cllr Knox-Scott

Also present: Consultants for Wexham Springs, 3 residents.

Minutes taken by: Cllr Crocker.

MINUTES

118/PL/22           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.

A presentation was given by the consultants for the proposed development at Wexham Springs.

3 members of public were here to listen to the outcome on application PL/22/0730/FA

119/PL/22              Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Finan, Mr Harris, Mr Rawlings and Mrs Simmonds (Clerk).

120/PL/22          Declarations of Interest

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

Cllr Bassi declared an interest in the presentation given by consultants for Wexham Springs.

121/PL/22             Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 21 March 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

122/PL/22             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.

123/PL/22             NOTED Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

124/PL/22             Correspondence.

None

125/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. RESOLVED to agree to bring back to next meeting due to lack of members.

126/PC/22             CIL Training

Cllr Carter and Cllr Crocker updated on recent CIL training agreed to make an application to County.

127/PL/22             Neighbourhood Plan

Update given following scoping meetings.

128/PL/22             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.

129/PL/22             NOTED Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

130/PL/22             NOTED Next meeting date:  16 May 2022

Meeting ended at 9.35pm.

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                           Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/0925/TP                     2 Fircroft Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DS

T1 Liquid Amber reduce by approximately 50%, leaving a final height of 14-15 meters and install a cobra brace, leaving the existing brace in situ.  (TPO/BD/1974/12).

Parish Council Comments:   

Subject to the Tree Officer’s report

PL/22/0910/FA                    The Nonsense House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Single storey side extension.

Parish Council Comments:   

No Comment

PL/22/0705/FA                    West End House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Retrospective application for roof alterations to first and loft floor extensions permitted by planning permission PL/19/4255/FA.

Parish Council Comments:   

No Comment

PL/22/0880/FA                    Brynawelon, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Single storey rear extension.

Parish Council Comments:   

No Comment

PL/22/0922/FA                    9 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey rear extension and changes to windows at side elevation.

Parish Council Comments:   

No Comment

PL/22/0730/FA                    16 Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AB

Remodelling of existing dwelling with two storey front, side and rear extensions, front dormer window, side rooflights and single storey detached outbuilding in rear garden, front boundary walls, side gate, alterations to driveway and vehicular access.

Parish Council Comments:  

Object

We believe that EP3 and H9 and 3.3 of the Bucks Townscape Study apply to this proposed replacement dwelling.

We believe that this development is contrary to EP3, H9, H13 for both the redevelopment and the

garden room.

We also believe that Appendix 8 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.2, 8 and 9 (garden room) apply.

We are extremely concerned that the garden room will be used as an annex to the main house and if this is the case then we believe that H12 also applies.

We believe that it would be difficult to turn down applications of this nature in the future. 

We would point out that the proposed development is opposite a Conservation Area.

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 Duffield Lane, to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the Sough Bucks Townscape Character Study.

The proposed extensions would result in the creation of a large, bulky and unattractive structure.  The extended dwelling would be lacking in pleasing proportions and would fail to respect the traditional character of the existing dwelling.  In terms of design and scale, the proposed extensions and alterations cannot be considered to accord with the principles set out in policies EP3 and H11 of the South Bucks District Local Plan and the standard of design would not comply with the advice in Appendix 8 of the Plan. 

The proposed front boundary wall, if permitted, would result in a visually intrusive roadside feature that would appear prominent in the street scene.  The predominant existing roadside features of which are mostly soft vegetative boundaries rather than formal engineered structures.  This would have an urbanising impact on the locality and would have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance on the street scene.  As such it is considered that this element of the proposal is contrary to policy to EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan.

By way of design, in the context of the site surroundings, the proposed redevelopment of the house and drive would adversely affect the character and amenities of the street scene and the locality in general, and would fail to respond positively to the features of the site itself and the surrounding context.  The proposal would, therefore, fail to comply with policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan as well as CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy Development Plan document and would be contrary to the above provisions of the Local Plan, NPPF and National Design Guide.

The proposed redevelopment is shown to be a large and bulky building and the detailing would appear out of place in this road.  The proposed house would appear overlarge and out of keeping with its surroundings and with the character of the area, designated a Woodland Road.  It would result in an unduly bulky appearance that would be at odds with the character of this residential area.

The proposed landscape with lighting we believe is detrimental to this semi-rural area which is directly opposite Conservation and Green Belt land.  We refer you to the Dark Skies guidance.

The Ecology report states that there are no hedgerows associated with this redevelopment.  This is untrue.  It should also be noted that many trees have already been chopped down.

With regard to Habitats it is opposite a Conservation Area.  Also, it is close to a stream.

The Parish Council Planning Committee would urge that you do a site visit to see what is already happening on the site.  We will also be seeking to call the proposed development in.

PL/22/1159/TP                     Shiva, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

Acer T1 – Fell (TPO/SBDC/2010/11)

Parish Council Comments:   

Subject to the Tree Officer’s report

PL/22/1042/FA                    Boundary Meadow, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BB

Erection of new dwelling following demolition of existing house and outbuildings.

Parish Council Comments:   

Object

We believe that EP3 and H9 and 3.3 of the Bucks Townscape Study apply to this proposed replacement dwelling.

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 on Duffield Lane, to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the Sough Bucks Townscape Character Study.

The replacement house as proposed is shown to be a large and bulky building, aggressively symmetrical and monolithic in appearance.  The detailing would appear to be out of place in this semi-rural Lane.  Although the plot is large and allows reasonable gaps to both side boundaries, the proposed house would appear overlarge and out of keeping with its surroundings and with the character of the area.  The building would be at odds with the character of this residential area.  In terns of design and scale, the proposed replacement dwelling is not considered to accord with the principles set out in policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan and the standard of design would not comply with the advice in the National Design Guide.  The development would, therefore, fail to accord with the guidance set out in the NPPF.

This proposal would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the building when considered in relation to the original building and its potential intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Green Belt which, individually and when considered in the context of an accumulation of similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims and objectives of the Green Belt.  As such, the proposal is contrary to policies GB1, GB10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan which seeks to ensure that dwellings within the Green Belt are, inter alia, of a small scale in relation to the size of the original dwelling, and to Section 9 of the NPPF (Protecting Green Belt Land).

The Parish Council is currently in the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and the house currently on this plot has been identified.

NOTED AMENDED PLANS

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.

AMENDED PLANS AND CHANGE IN DESCRIPTION

ORIGINAL COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BUT CAN COMMENT FURTHER BY 27 APRIL 2022

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/0279/TP                     Asees, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

T1, T2 and T3 Scots Pine Fell (TPO/SBDC/2012/27)

Parish Comments:-  Object to the removal of healthy trees with TPO’s. The applicant has given no reason for removal. West End Lane is classified as a Woodland Road therefore removal of trees and soft hedges is seen as damaging to the street scene.

Hereby Grants Consent.

PL/21/4543/FA                    Boundary Meadow, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4BB

Erection of a new dwelling following demolition of existing house and outbuildings.

Parish Comments:-  Object over the Green Belt 50% Rules.  Policies GB10, GB11, H9, EP3 & GB1 all apply.  This style and design of property is not in keeping in this Green Belt area.  This is not compatible with the street scene and will act as a precursor.  If permission were given this should ensure that the garage and outbuildings are considered with the 50% rules.

WITHDRAWN

PL/21/4525/FA                    Building A, Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JS

Removal of existing window and replace with door, remodelling of low brick wall to create level access with handrails, paved surface and tactile paving, installation of glazed porch canopy.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0363/FA                    78 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey front and rear extensions.

Parish Comments: – No Objections to the plan although we have concerns about the proximity of a tree to the proposal which we believe the applicant has failed to include. Looking on Google Maps we believe a tree to be 13.5m from the proposal. We also note this has been highlighted by a resident’s letter of objection

Hereby Permits

PL/21/4604/FA                    The Ledgers, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Application to define three separate and individual curtilages associated with The Ledgers, The Studio and The Annex.

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies H12(F), H13(a) (c) & (d), GB2(g) all apply. This proposal if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Green Belt, which the 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.”

Policies relating to this application are as above as well as GB10 (a), GB11, GB1 (e), Appdx 8, 8.1 and 9.3.  The NPPF Page 42, 143, 144 and 145 (c) & (g). H12 (a).

In addition, there would be an increase in the level of domestic paraphernalia within each cartilage which would have an urbanising effect in the Green Belt. As such, the proposed development constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt which is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt. A case of very special circumstances sufficient to outweigh the harm to the Green Belt has not been submitted. The development is therefore contrary to Section 13 of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy GB1 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (1999).

We believe that this applicant should not have received a certificate of lawfulness in the first place and that this is now subject to a legal matter.  We do not agree that the curtilage should be split. It should remain as one curtilage.  We fundamentally disagree with the division of the plot which would not harmonise with surrounding plots that area of a generous size. 

Looking at examples in the locality where houses have been replaced with apartments, they still only have one shared curtilage.

We would also have concerns over the extra green area shown on the plan as the application refers to three dwellings. Is this about to become a fourth curtilage??

WITHDRAWN

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0055/FA                    Landsdowne House, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DA

Part two storey/part first floor side/rear extension and outbuilding in side garden.

Parish Comments: –  Object, Green Belt 50% rules apply.  Google Earth shows the proximity of trees to the development is undermined.

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)

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0392/FA                    Land of The South-West side of Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks.

100 solar panels to be installed on the land adjacent to Manor House, Solar Battery storage to be house within existing pool outbuilding.

Parish Comments: –  Object.  The application site is a Grade 2 Registered Park and is located within the Conservation Area and Metropolitan Green Belt as defined in the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and within the Green Belt and therefore would be considered as inappropriate development.  We refer you to the Gardens Trust document with which we totally agree.  Policy C1 (a) and (b) all apply.  This proposal, if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the 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.  We refer also to former application PL21/1327/SA which was refused.

Hereby Refuse Permission

NOTED ENFORCEMENTS

Land Adjoining Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks – Issues 17 March 2022

APPEALS

Agenda Full PArish Council Annual Meeting Monday 9 May 2022 at 7.30pm.

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 09 MAY 2022 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES BUCKS, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

4 May 2022

To deal with the following business:                                                           

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

001/PC/22- To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

and to receive declaration of acceptance of office.

002/PC/22 –   To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

and to receive declaration of acceptance of office.

003/PC/22 – 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 on items on the agenda.

004/PC/22 – Apologies for Absence

005/PC/22 – Declarations of interest      

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct adopted 2021.  If that interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest as defined in the Code; the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

006/PC/22 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 11 April 2022 (previously circulated). 

008/PC/22 – Review of Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, Financial Risk Assessment for 22/23 and all adopted Policies.

To review and agree any changes to any of the above.  Circulated by email.

009/PC/22 –   To Appoint Committees (Current list circulated).

(a)       Recreation & Environment Committee

            (6 members plus Chairman ex officio)

(b)       Planning Committee

            (6 members plus Chairman ex officio)

To resolve to agree to co-opt current two residents of Stoke Poges who sit on this committee.

(c)       Finance & General Purposes Committee

          (6 members plus Chairman ex officio)                              

010/PC/22 – Fix times of meetings (every month except August at 7.30pm.)

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

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

Recreation and Environment committee – fourth Monday three a year June, October (Finance), February.

Finance Committee – fourth Monday twice a year May and November.

To agree future advertising of Annual Meeting of Electorate

To agree any changes to other bodies:- (Existing representatives circulated).

011/PC/22 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton

012/PC/22 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

013/PC/22 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

014/PC/22 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

015PC/22 – Benches

Several requests to Cllr Bagge for benches around the village, to discuss and decide and if agreed where the funding will come from (i.e. Community Board).

016/PC/22 – Pond   

To note letter and report sent to residents as requested.  Waiting for all responses before taking any further. Bring back to June meeting.

To note a letter from one resident received after the last meeting and prior to the clerk’s letter being sent out. Circulated.

017/PC/22 – School Traffic/Traffic Watch Update

Update from Cllr Bagge and parking enforcement

Update from Cllr Carter on School/Traffic Watch marshalling.

018/PC/22 – Frank Solari Field

To note that after deciding on which quote to accept last month the contractor chosen has said that he will not be concreting the posts into the ground, in their opinion this will make them rot in the ground quicker.  They will be placing each post two feet down directly into the ground.  To agree to continue with this quote as the other quote was using concrete and it was flagged to the clerk to check.

019/PC/22 – Platinum Jubilee Event

Update from working party and Cllr Carter as Chair of R & E on progression so far. To make any further decisions as required.

To decide whether to have contactless payments, Clerk investigating.

020/PC/22 – Wexham Park Golf Centre

Email asking to meet with the Parish Council, to decide.  Circulated.

021/PC/22 – Stoke Poges Fete Committee

Request to use the recreation ground for parking on Saturday 2 July 2022.

022/PC/22 – Pinewood Studios – Community Consultation

Request to take part in the consultation. Circulated.

023/PC/22 – Stoke Park

Request to meet with Parish Council week commencing 16 May 2022, to decide. Circulated.

024/PC/22 – Citizens Advice Bucks

Request to meet and talk through services and how this can help the community.

025/PC/22 – The Friday Club Collaboration

Cllr Carter to inform councillors of its existence and a continuation of the store cupboard. 

026/PC/22 – Store Cupboard Funds

To decide to spend these funds on the new group set up called The Friday Club, Cllr Carter to explain.

027/PC/22 – CIL

Update from Cllr Carter on recent CIL training and to make decision to start the process of drawing the funds.

028/PC/22 – The Warren, Rowley Lane

Request to meet with councillors from a planning company about development.  To decide as this is not in our Parish.

029/PC/22 – RECEIVE and ADOPT minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:    1. Planning Committee Minutes 21 March 2022 – Agreed/Signed 25 April 2022

030/PC/22 – Finance

 (1) Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – April 2022 – Not available until after audit which is taking place from 10 May 2022

 (2) To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature April 2022 circulated. (Subject to additions)

 (3) Bank reconciliations – April 2022. Not available until after audit which is taking place from 10 May 2022.

 (4) Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – April 2022. Not available until after audit which is taking place from 10 May 2022.

031/PC/22 – 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.  Letter from School PTA – Food Festival details 21 May 2022 – Circulated

2. Letter from resident regarding Rose Farm , Hollybush Hill and commercial recycling activity – Circulated.

3. Letter from resident to Khalsa School regarding parking, SPPC copied in.– Circulated

032/PC/22 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 16 May 2022

Finance Meeting – 23 May 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting – 13 June 2022

Minutes Full PArish Council Meeting Monday 11 April 2022

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11 APRIL 2022 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Present:-  Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Egleton, Cllr Finan, Cllr Knox-Scott, Cllr Moore & Cllr Pritchard.

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk

Also Present:- One Member of public

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

230/PC/22 – 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 on items on the agenda.

One member of public was present to listen to item 240/PC/22. It was agreed by all to bring this item forward.

231/PC/22 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Bagge and Cllr Flower.

232/PC/22 – Declarations of interest      

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

None

233/PC/22 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 14 March 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

240/PC/22 – Pond   

NOTED response from specialist to questions asked after last meeting. DISCUSSED in detail and Cllr Carter proposed that the Clerk should write to all residents backing onto the pond and to explain the breakdown of the costs in the report and separate them out, to bullet point the options open to all and ask for their feedback, this was seconded by Cllr Crocker. RESOLVED to agree all in favour.  Bring back when feedback received.

234/PC/22 – Beeches Community Board

Cllr Egleton explained that the budget for the whole board had been reduced to £100k. The board had been split into three categories.  Roads and Infrastructure, Old & Vulnerable and Health and Wellbeing. It was agreed by all that we should concentrate on the last two when submitting schemes. 

NOTED resignation from a councillor on this board.

NOTED that the feasibility study has been produced for the Rogers Lane/Dog & Pot application to extend the barrier.  Councillors were appalled at the cost of the feasibility study to extend a barrier at Aldridge Place/Rogers Lane.  Cllr Egleton is to write a letter of complaint to the head of transportation.  The Clerk has asked for the extension of yellow lines on Rogers Lane to be included in this study to try to save costs.

235/PC/22 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

Nothing to report.

236/PC/22 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

Cllr Bagge had left a report to say that the Parking Enforcement Manager was on long term sick leave and a colleague agreed that Stoke Poges had not been served well.  Cllr Carter will ask if the council can pay for services ad-hocly.

The Junction of Colum Green Lane was looked at and it came back that there had been no incidents with casualties in the last five years, therefore not high priority.

237/PC/22 – Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter reported that two more policies were almost completed and they would soon be able to submit all of them to the consultant. 

238/PC/22 – Email Addresses

NOTED email addresses working well, NOTED two councillors still not using the addresses.

239/PC/22 – Reception 2022

Reception went very well and the feedback was very good with several thank you’s.

241/PC/22 – School Traffic/Traffic Watch Update

Update from Cllr Bagge and parking enforcement, report updated under Chairmans report item 236/PC/22

Cllr Carter updated the committee on the School/Traffic Watch marshalling, there were some shocking stories and some good ones.

It was agreed that the MVAS data will be collated and reported in each edition of the SPN by Cllr Cox who was happy to do this quarterly.

242/PC/22 – Frank Solari Field

Cllr Crocker proposed to accept the first quote of £7920 for all three fencing sections to be replaced around the Frank Solari field, £3000 is in the budget and the balance of £4920 to be taken from the GF, this was seconded by Cllr Moore, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

243/PC/22 – Platinum Jubilee Event

Cllr Carter as Chair of R & E updated on progression so far, lots of things now booked, bunting received and hand held flags.  Meeting to be held by the working party next week. RESOLVED to agree all in favour to

purchase one more gazebo 3 x 6 to replace the broken one out of this budget.

244/PC/22 – Stoke Poges, Wexham and Fulmer Horticultural Society Request

NOTED that planting a flowering Cherry Trees on Bells Hill as agreed in no problem but will cost the Parish Council £110 for a cultivation licence.  RESOLVED to agree to change the location of the planting to Bells Hill Green.

245/PC/22 – Recreation & Environment Committee            

NOTED one councillors resignation from this committee.

246/PC/22 – RECEIVED and ADOPTED minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:    1. Planning Committee Minutes 21 February 2022 – Agreed/Signed 21 March 2022

247/PC/22 – Finance

 (1) RECEIVED & NOTED Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – March 2022

 (2) RESOLVED To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature March2022

 (3) RECEIVED & NOTED Bank reconciliations – March 2022.

 (4) RECEIVED & NOTED Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – March 2022.

248/PC/22 – 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: –

249/PC/22 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 25 April 2022

Annual Meeting of the Electorate – 28 April 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting (Annual Meeting of Council) – 9 May 2022

Meeting ended at 9.05pm

Agenda Planning Committee Meeting Monday 25 April 2022 at 7.30pm

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 25 APRIL 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

14 April 2022                                                                                                             

AGENDA

118/PL/22           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.

119/PL/22              Apologies for Absence

120/PL/22          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.

121/PL/22             Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 21 March 2022 (previously circulated)   

122/PL/22             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.

123/PL/22             Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

124/PL/22             Correspondence.

None

125/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. To decide.

126/PC/22             CIL Training

Update from Cllr Carter and Cllr Crocker on recent CIL training and to make any decisions relating to this.

1267PL/22            Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

128/PL/22             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.

129/PL/22             Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

130/PL/22             Next meeting date:  16 May 2022

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/0925/TP                     2 Fircroft Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DS

T1 Liquid Amber reduce by approximately 50%, leaving a final height of 14-15 meters and install a cobra brace, leaving the existing brace in situ.  (TPO/BD/1974/12).

PL/22/0910/FA                    The Nonsense House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Single storey side extension.

PL/22/0705/FA                    West End House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Retrospective application for roof alterations to first and loft floor extensions permitted by planning permission PL/19/4255/FA.

PL/22/0880/FA                    Brynawelon, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Single storey rear extension.

PL/22/0922/FA                    9 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Single storey rear extension and changes to windows at side elevation.

PL/22/0730/FA                    16 Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AB

Remodelling of existing dwelling with two storey front, side and rear extensions, front dormer window, side rooflights and single storey detached outbuilding in rear garden, front boundary walls, side gate, alterations to driveway and vehicular access.

PL/22/1159/TP                     Shiva, Stoke Court Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LU

Acer T1 – Fell (TPO/SBDC/2010/11)

PL/22/1042/FA                    Boundary Meadow, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BB

Erection of new dwelling following demolition of existing house and outbuildings.

AMENDED PLANS

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.

AMENDED PLANS AND CHANGE IN DESCRIPTION

ORIGINAL COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BUT CAN COMMENT FURTHER BY 27 APRIL 2022

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/0279/TP                     Asees, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NA

T1, T2 and T3 Scots Pine Fell (TPO/SBDC/2012/27)

Parish Comments:-  Object to the removal of healthy trees with TPO’s. The applicant has given no reason for removal. West End Lane is classified as a Woodland Road therefore removal of trees and soft hedges is seen as damaging to the street scene.

Hereby Grants Consent.

PL/21/4543/FA                    Boundary Meadow, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4BB

Erection of a new dwelling following demolition of existing house and outbuildings.

Parish Comments:-  Object over the Green Belt 50% Rules.  Policies GB10, GB11, H9, EP3 & GB1 all apply.  This style and design of property is not in keeping in this Green Belt area.  This is not compatible with the street scene and will act as a precursor.  If permission were given this should ensure that the garage and outbuildings are considered with the 50% rules.

WITHDRAWN

PL/21/4525/FA                    Building A, Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JS

Removal of existing window and replace with door, remodelling of low brick wall to create level access with handrails, paved surface and tactile paving, installation of glazed porch canopy.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0363/FA                    78 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey front and rear extensions.

Parish Comments: – No Objections to the plan although we have concerns about the proximity of a tree to the proposal which we believe the applicant has failed to include. Looking on Google Maps we believe a tree to be 13.5m from the proposal. We also note this has been highlighted by a resident’s letter of objection

Hereby Permits

PL/21/4604/FA                    The Ledgers, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Application to define three separate and individual curtilages associated with The Ledgers, The Studio and The Annex.

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies H12(F), H13(a) (c) & (d), GB2(g) all apply. This proposal if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Green Belt, which the 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.”

Policies relating to this application are as above as well as GB10 (a), GB11, GB1 (e), Appdx 8, 8.1 and 9.3.  The NPPF Page 42, 143, 144 and 145 (c) & (g). H12 (a).

In addition, there would be an increase in the level of domestic paraphernalia within each cartilage which would have an urbanising effect in the Green Belt. As such, the proposed development constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt which is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt. A case of very special circumstances sufficient to outweigh the harm to the Green Belt has not been submitted. The development is therefore contrary to Section 13 of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy GB1 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (1999).

We believe that this applicant should not have received a certificate of lawfulness in the first place and that this is now subject to a legal matter.  We do not agree that the curtilage should be split. It should remain as one curtilage.  We fundamentally disagree with the division of the plot which would not harmonise with surrounding plots that area of a generous size. 

Looking at examples in the locality where houses have been replaced with apartments, they still only have one shared curtilage.

We would also have concerns over the extra green area shown on the plan as the application refers to three dwellings. Is this about to become a fourth curtilage??

WITHDRAWN

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0055/FA                    Landsdowne House, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DA

Part two storey/part first floor side/rear extension and outbuilding in side garden.

Parish Comments: –  Object, Green Belt 50% rules apply.  Google Earth shows the proximity of trees to the development is undermined.

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)

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0392/FA                    Land of The South-West side of Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks.

100 solar panels to be installed on the land adjacent to Manor House, Solar Battery storage to be house within existing pool outbuilding.

Parish Comments: –  Object.  The application site is a Grade 2 Registered Park and is located within the Conservation Area and Metropolitan Green Belt as defined in the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and within the Green Belt and therefore would be considered as inappropriate development.  We refer you to the Gardens Trust document with which we totally agree.  Policy C1 (a) and (b) all apply.  This proposal, if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the 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.  We refer also to former application PL21/1327/SA which was refused.

Hereby Refuse Permission

ENFORCEMENTS

Land Adjoining Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks – Issues 17 March 2022

APPEALS

Agenda Full PArish Council Meeting Monday 11 April 2022 at 7.30pm

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 11 APRIL 2022 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

6 April 2022

To deal with the following business: –              

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AGENDA

230/PC/22 – 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 on items on the agenda.

231/PC/22 – Apologies for Absence

232/PC/22 – 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.

233/PC/22 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 14 March 2022 (previously circulated). 

234/PC/22 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton

To note resignation from a councillor on this board.

To note that the feasibility study has been produced for the Rogers Lane/Dog & Pot application to extend the barrier.  Circulated.

235/PC/22 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

236/PC/22 – Chairman’s Update from last meeting.

237/PC/22 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

238/PC/22 – Email Addresses

To note email addresses working well, two councillors still not using the addresses.

239/PC/22 – Reception 2022

Update on reception

240/PC/22 – Pond   

To note response from specialist to questions asked after last meeting. To discuss and decide how to move forward. Circulated.

241/PC/22 – School Traffic/Traffic Watch Update

Update from Cllr Bagge and parking enforcement

Update from Cllr Carter on School/Traffic Watch marshalling.

242/PC/22 – Frank Solari Field

To decide upon quotes for replacing fencing around the Frank Solari field. Circulated

243/PC/22 – Platinum Jubilee Event

Update from working party and Cllr Carter as Chair of R & E on progression so far. To make any further decisions as required.

244/PC/22 – Stoke Poges, Wexham and Fulmer Horticultural Society Request

To Note that planting a flowering Cherry Trees on Bells Hill as agreed in no problem but will cost the Parish Council £110 for a cultivation licence, to agree the spend.

245/PC/22 – Recreation & Environment Committee            

To Note one councillors resignation from this committee.

246/PC/22 – RECEIVE and ADOPT minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:   

1. Planning Committee Minutes 21 February 2022 – Agreed/Signed 21 March 2022

247/PC/22 – Finance

 (1) Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – March 2022 Circulated

 (2) To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature March2022 circulated. (Subject to additions)

 (3) Bank reconciliations – March 2022. Circulated

 (4) Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – March 2022. Circulated

248/PC/22 – 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: –

249/PC/22 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 25 April 2022

Annual Meeting of the Electorate – 28 April 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting (Annual Meeting of Council) – 9 May 2022

Annual Parish Meeting Thursday 28 April 2022 at 8pm

To: All Electors of Stoke Poges

THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE HELD AT 8PM ON THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022 IN THE VILLAGE HALL AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, BUCKS, SL2 4LP

A Parish Meeting is an assembly in which all electors have a right to take part and its resolutions are an expression of the views of the community.   Only persons listed in the current Register of Electors are allowed to participate or vote at a Parish Meeting.

AGENDA

1          Apologies for absence

2          To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 April 2019 previously circulated.

3           Chairman’s Annual Report.

4.         General Discussion and Question Time.

Ralph Bagge

Chairman

6 April 2022