Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 21 November 2022

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 21 NOVEMBER 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, Mr Harris, Cllr Knox-Scott & Mr Rawlings

In attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:- One Member of Public                                                                                                        

MINUTES

063/PL/22           Items by Members of Public Present.

One member of public was present to talk about and listen to comments made on application PL/22/3520/FA

064/PL/22              Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker

065/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.

None

066/PL/22             Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 October 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

067/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.

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

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

069/PL/22             Correspondence.

NOTED Slough Multifuel Project – Letter to be circulated at the meeting.

070/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. Defer until the whole committee are present.

071/PL/22             Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter updated the committee and informed them that a face to face meeting with the consultant is taking place on 23 November 2022.

072/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.

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

074/PL/22             NOTED Next meeting date:  12 December 2022

Meeting ended at 9.04pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                           Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/3720/TP                     Clevehurst Lodge, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

T1 incencse cedar – fell (TPO/SBDC/2008/12)

Parish Comments:- No Comment

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

AMENDED PLANS

Erection of dwellinghouse, 1 meter boundary fence, access gate and new vehicular access to Bells Hill.

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

Object our previous comments still apply which were:- It is our belief that this proposal if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor for similar developments in the area. We believe that the new proposed access would have a detrimental impact on pedestrian and highway safety. In addition the existing property on the site already has an access point which could be share.  A second access point if permitted on the B416 would add to the danger and inconvenience on this busy road. We are also extremely concerned about the loss of green space with regard to the grass verge on the B416 which is an urbanising feature in this road, we believe that on entering the village there should be the softness of a verge. We would ask that you are mindful of Section 2.7.6 of the “Townscape Character Study”. We feel that the following clauses apply with regard to this application EP3 b and f and H9 a and b. In addition to these comments the design is not in keeping with house in Penn Meadow. The Design and Access statement does not correlate with the drawings. There is mention solar panels but they are missing from the plans, we also still strongly object to the loss of green space on the grass verge on the B416 as mentioned above. Policies as mentioned above all still apply. H9, H13 & EP3 all apply.

The proposed development would result in the introduction of a detached dwelling and the subdivision of the existing plot. The proposed dwelling would be set adjacent to the southern flank boundary, and the proposed retained dwelling would also be set adjacent to the flank boundary. This would result in a loss of spaciousness to the site, and a resultant cramped appearance. Moreover, the dwelling would be set behind the existing building line and would fail to accord with the uniform appearance of this part of Penn Meadow which is an important characteristic of the locality. Consequently, the development would appear as incongruous within the street scene and would erode the spacious and consistent character of the site. The proposed scheme would therefore fail to accord with the design aspirations of part 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), C1 of the National Design Guide, Core policy CP8 of South Bucks District Core Strategy (2011), the South Bucks Residential Design Guide (2008), the principles of the Chiltern and South Bucks Townscape Character Study (2017) and policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (1999)

PL/22/2742/FA                    Ambleside, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NW

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/3494/FA                    Barton Spinney, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Demolition of existing garage/shed and roofs to garage areas, erection of a single storey side extension, single storey rear extension and replacing all windows similar as existing.

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

PL/22/3464/FA                    99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Flat green roofed double garage with associated works and retaining walls.

Parish Comments:- Object.  Police C1 (a) & (b), H13 (c), (d) & (f) and CP9 Biodiversity all apply.

PL/22/3520/FA                    Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Part single, part two storey side and rear extension, demolition of garage and construction of garage with a space above.

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

Object, Policies EP3, H9 (a) & (b) and H11apply, along with the NPPF section 12 paragraph 127 (c).  

The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear over dominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site. As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore, the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF. Furthermore, the proposed development would not reflect the form or height of existing buildings to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study. Which refers to informal asymmetrical architectural style properties under page 158 section 11.45.

The current usage of the access drive/track is limited and the potential of vehicle usage if allowed will entirely overload capacity.  TR5(c) & H11 (e) apply.

The above policies all still apply as well as the NPPF section 16 – 184, 185, 190 & 193 and the Core Strategy Section 8. 

This property is subject to an NDHA, Top Cottage and Little Chesters have group value under an NDHA, therefore this development would significantly harm the NDHA pairing meaning this group value would no longer exist!

We do feel that buildings of such value are a rarity and therefore should be persevered. The internal alterations are just as important as the external alterations in this case as such things as fireplaces for example are a reflection of an Arts and Crafts style house.

We note there is no ecology or biodiversity report attached to this application. The area of proposed development sits with in the area CP9 therefore we believe it is necessary to thoroughly assess any negative impacts.

The applicant has failed to acknowledge that this dwelling along with Little Chesters are a paired NDHA, great importance has been added to the pairing, the application is miss leading.  We also note that this proposal is a 300% increase on the existing footprint, such an increase would detract from the pairing and the increase would mean that the pairing is at odds with the balance of two Arts and Crafts designed houses.

No Ecology Report has been submitted with the application. As such, there is insufficient information to demonstrate that the proposal would conserve and enhance biodiversity; the application is therefore contrary to policy CP9 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011) and the requirements of the NPPF and NPPG.

PL/22/3679/KA                    Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

T1 conifer – fell (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

Parish Comments:- Object on the basis that there is no Tree Officer report to state the reasons to fell a perfectly healthy tree.  The Core Strategy CP9 applies.

PL/22/3599/FA                    105 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Two storey dwelling with detached single storey garage to front and outbuilding to rear.

Parish Comments:- Object, this is in the Conservation Area and is contrary to C6 and we believe this would damage the listing of The Uplands.  Policies EP3 and C1 (a) & (b) apply.  This is totally out of keeping with the street scene, by way of design, in the context of the sites with pitched roofs and surroundings, the proposed replacement dwelling and gates 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 (adopted March 1999) 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.

PL/22/3670/FA                    24 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Part two, part first floor side, part two, part single storey rear, single storey side and front porch extensions, new dormer to rear roof space.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/3816/TP                     13 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

TP7, TP8, TP9 and TP10 birch – reduction and thinning (TPO No. 12, 2003).

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

AMENDED PLANS

TREE PRESEERVATION ORDER

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/2820/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 21 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1390/FA                    Temple Cottage, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Remodelling and redesign of existing property including two storey front extension, single storey rear extension, changes to windows, doors and roof, upper portion to be clad in flat tiles and lower in brick, solar panels on roof, detached side open carport, single storey rear extension and roof alteration to existing detached garages, swimming pool and extension to patio and steps in rear garden.

Parish Comments: -Object our previous comments still apply to this application and were:-

Object We believe the following apply to this application – EP3 e and d, GBI i and ii and Appendix 8 – 5.1. 

These policies all still apply to this application.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2280/FA – Officer – Alex Armour

Address: 6 Penn Meadow Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4EB

Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling; part demolition and single storey rear extension to existing dwelling with associated vehicular access and hardstanding.

Highways: In terms of parking, I am aware that the proposed 2-bedroom dwelling would require 2 spaces, and the existing 4-bedroom dwelling would require 3 spaces to be provided.

Parish Comments: – Object: TR (d) not enough parking provision for the property and would result in on-street parking.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/22/2821/FA  – Officer – Murtza Poptani

Address: Oakside Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part two storey / part first floor front extension, front porch canopy and loft conversion with rear dormer and 2 side rooflights.

Parish Comments: – No objection:

Property has nesting birds that would need to be considered and on the boarder of the Green belt.

Property is a front extension with loft conversion. Not over-dominate compared to surrounding properties.

Herby Permits

PL/22/2874/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: The Garden House Wexham Street Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL3 6PA

Proposal: First floor side extension and internal alterations.

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2956/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: 9 Fircroft Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4DS

Proposal: Hip to gable roof extension with second rear facing dormer (to match existing); part single part two storey side extension; single storey rear extension; associated landscaping.

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/3019/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 1 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

Proposal: Single storey rear extension with roof lanterns and an addition of a roof lantern over the existing side extension

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2531/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: Aramghar Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PJ

Proposal: Part two storey, part single storey side, single storey rear and single storey side extensions, the addition of nine rooflights to the front elevation (Amendment to planning permission 17/01231/FUL). Planning previously submitted

On greenbelt

Garden Trust – proposed development affecting a site listed by Historic England (HE) on their Register of Parks and Gardens. Application site sits to the north-west of the Grade II Registered Park and Garden for Stoke Park and is part of the encroachment of housing around the perimeter of the park.

This application seeks amendments to a previous application 17/01231/FUL. We have reviewed our correspondence and would like to express that we feel it is regrettable that we were not consulted on the previous application on this site despite the application site sitting so close to the RPG boundary. However, we have reviewed the application and note that the planning permission has already been granted for alterations. Therefore, if the LPA are minded to grant consent to this amended application and are confident that the revised fenestration does not result in light emittance and reflection to the RPG, the Gardens Trust has no comment to make.

Archaeological – no comments

Parish Comments: – Object – Previous comments still apply which were: – Object subject to the 50% Green Belt Rules as we believe that this is already developed to its maximum or over!

Also, R8 (c) The development will impact the night skies with increased lighting and floodlighting within the property.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/3018/VRC – Officer Hannah Darley

Address: Willows Stoke Court Drive Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4LU

Proposal: Variation of condition 4 (approved plans) of planning permission PL/21/3212/FA (Demolition of existing garage and single storey element. Proposed single storey extension with accommodation in the roof space, balcony to rear elevation, 4 roof lights and 3 dormer windows. Alterations to main roof.) to allow for changes to garage layout and an increase in the garage loft accommodation.

Parish Comments: – Object – Our Previous comments apply.

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/3014/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 7 Willow Park Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ES

Proposal: Single storey side extension

Parish Comments: – Object – HP11 (a) The building does not harmonise with the rest of the property as previous extension have been made to the property PL/22/3018/VRC

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1385/FA                    18 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- Object Policies EP3 & EP5 (a) & (b) apply.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3484/FA                    Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Listed Building Consent for conversion and change of use to 9 apartments (Use Class C3), single storey rear extension, lowering of side roof pitch to facilitate roof top balcony, 3 front, 3 rear and 2 side dormer windows and relocation of 1 rear dormer window, 1 front and 2 side rooflights, new front hand rails, glass balustrade to side veranda, changes to windows and doors, internal alterations including new openings and blocking of openings, removal of staircase and insertion of lift, cycle store, repairs to boundary wall, new gates and landscaping.

Parish Comments:- No comment other than we would expect the developer to comply with the listed building requirements.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3485/HB                    Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Listed Building Consent for conversion and change of use to 9 apartments (Use Class C3), single storey rear extension, lowering of side roof pitch to facilitate roof top balcony, 3 front, 3 rear and 2 side dormer windows and relocation of 1 rear dormer window, 1 front and 2 side rooflights, new front hand rails, glass balustrade to side veranda, changes to windows and doors, internal alterations including new openings and blocking of openings, removal of staircase and insertion of lift, cycle store, repairs to boundary wall, new gates and landscaping.

Parish Comments:- We support the comments from the Heritage Group regarding the Listed Building which are:-

Proposed dormer windows at second floor – these are an intrusive feature and would detract from the uncluttered simple roofscape

· Loss of the lantern light over the stairwell – whilst this is modern, I do consider that this is an important feature to the significance of the building

· Large lantern lights proposed on the flat roof – these would be seen in views and would detract from the architectural profile of the building and would cause loss of historic fabric

· Internally obscuring chimneys breasts with kitchen units and bathroom units. These are principal features of a room and should not be masked by modern day appliances

· I would want to see a window schedule to ensure that all pre-1948 windows are preserved in situ, with shutter boxes refurbished and retained in order to provide thermal insulation during the night and during the darker winter months. This should include any proposed alterations to windows

· As part of the submission we will require full details of all building services, new fixtures and fittings. Changes to the 2nd floor ceiling should be avoided as sufficient head height already exists.

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent.

PL/22/3002/TP – Officer – Richard Garnett

Address: Mirbeck School Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4QA

Proposal: T1 Oak – Crown reduction (reduce/reshape) by 5m-6m and 20% crown thinning with 7m crown lift from ground level (small lower branches over drive. (SBDC TPO 1997/22).

Parish Comments: – No comment subject to the tree officers report.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/22/3102/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: Greentyles Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part single/part two storey side and rear extension and porch.

Parish Comments: – Object – over developed

H9 (b) The proposal is over dominant and obtrusive.

Hereby Permits

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 hid side roof alteration, 4 front and 3 rear dormers in existing roof and changes to windows.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Previous comments apply, which were:- Object: Policies EP3 (a), (b) & (c), H9 (a) & (b) all apply.

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

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2795/FA – Officer – Murtaz Poptani

Address: Oakmeade Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG

Proposal: Erection of 2 portacabins as temporary structures plus 1 security structure (part retrospective)

Two objections from neighbours

The portacabin dates of the application have passed. So is the application a request to keep the portacabin permanently? The portacabins are already constructed and in place.

Parish Comments: – Object – GB2 (g) The temporary buildings detracts from the character and amenities of its surroundings or the locality

EP3 (d) The proposed extensions to existing buildings does not reflect the form and design of the buildings.

Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling is being used to house non-relatives and potentially sublet.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/22/3147/FA                    New Cottage, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AN

Erection of front boundary wall and gates, extension of vehicular crossover, widening of access and extension of parking area.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits

ENFORCEMENTS

NOTED APPEALS

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

Construction of new dwelling.

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

This proposal, if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy. The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances and would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful.  No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy.  As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Notice 11/10/22 written reps by 15 November 2022.

Agenda Finance Committee Meeting Monday 28 November 2022 at 7.30pm

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2022 AT 7.30PM, IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds (Clerk)

23 November 2022

To deal with the following business: –                                                                                     

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                                                                                       A G E N D A

009/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.

010/F/22              Apologies for Absence

011/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.

012/F/22              Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2022 – previously circulated.

013/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.

014/F/22              Bank Accounts

To decide on transferring funds from Lloyd’s account elsewhere to spread the risk.

015/F/22              Budget 2023/2024

To consider amounts to be included in the budgets for 2023/2024 and put forward a recommendation for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 5 December 2022. Circulated.

016/F/22              Precept

To decide the recommended Precept requirement for 2023/24 for approval by the Parish

                              Council Meeting to be held on 5 December 2022

017/F/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.

018/F/22              Equality item to be reviewed.

019/F/22              Staff Costs/To decide

020/F/22              Staff Pension/To decide

021/F/22              Staff Appraisal/Update

022/F/22              Date of next meeting:- 28 May 2023

Agenda Planning Committee Meeting Monday 21 November 2022 at 7.30pm

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 21 NOVEMBER 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

16 November 2022                                                                                                        

AGENDA

063/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.

064/PL/22              Apologies for Absence

065/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.

066/PL/22             Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 October 2022 (previously circulated)

067/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.

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

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

069/PL/22             Correspondence.

Slough Multifuel Project – Letter to be circulated at the meeting.

070/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

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

071/PL/22             Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

072/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.

073/PL/22             Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

074/PL/22             Next meeting date:  12 December 2022

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/3720/TP                     Clevehurst Lodge, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

T1 incencse cedar – fell (TPO/SBDC/2008/12)

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

AMENDED PLANS

Erection of dwellinghouse, 1 meter boundary fence, access gate and new vehicular access to Bells Hill.

PL/22/2742/FA                    Ambleside, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NW

Single storey side and rear extension.

PL/22/3494/FA                    Barton Spinney, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Demolition of existing garage/shed and roofs to garage areas, erection of a single storey side extension, single storey rear extension and replacing all windows similar as existing.

PL/22/3464/FA                    99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Flat green roofed double garage with associated works and retaining walls.

PL/22/3520/FA                    Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Part single, part two storey side and rear extension, demolition of garage and construction of garage with a space above.

PL/22/3679/KA                    Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

T1 conifer – fell (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

PL/22/3599/FA                    105 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Two storey dwelling with detached single storey garage to front and outbuilding to rear.

PL/22/3670/FA                    24 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Part two, part first floor side, part two, part single storey rear, single storey side and front porch extensions, new dormer to rear roof space.

PL/22/3816/TP                     13 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

TP7, TP8, TP9 and TP10 birch – reduction and thinning (TPO No. 12, 2003).

AMENDED PLANS

TREE PRESEERVATION ORDER

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/2820/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 21 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1390/FA                    Temple Cottage, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Remodelling and redesign of existing property including two storey front extension, single storey rear extension, changes to windows, doors and roof, upper portion to be clad in flat tiles and lower in brick, solar panels on roof, detached side open carport, single storey rear extension and roof alteration to existing detached garages, swimming pool and extension to patio and steps in rear garden.

Parish Comments: -Object our previous comments still apply to this application and were:-

Object We believe the following apply to this application – EP3 e and d, GBI i and ii and Appendix 8 – 5.1. 

These policies all still apply to this application.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2280/FA – Officer – Alex Armour

Address: 6 Penn Meadow Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4EB

Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling; part demolition and single storey rear extension to existing dwelling with associated vehicular access and hardstanding.

Highways: In terms of parking, I am aware that the proposed 2-bedroom dwelling would require 2 spaces, and the existing 4-bedroom dwelling would require 3 spaces to be provided.

Parish Comments: – Object: TR (d) not enough parking provision for the property and would result in on-street parking.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/22/2821/FA  – Officer – Murtza Poptani

Address: Oakside Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part two storey / part first floor front extension, front porch canopy and loft conversion with rear dormer and 2 side rooflights.

Parish Comments: – No objection:

Property has nesting birds that would need to be considered and on the boarder of the Green belt.

Property is a front extension with loft conversion. Not over-dominate compared to surrounding properties.

Herby Permits

PL/22/2874/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: The Garden House Wexham Street Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL3 6PA

Proposal: First floor side extension and internal alterations.

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2956/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: 9 Fircroft Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4DS

Proposal: Hip to gable roof extension with second rear facing dormer (to match existing); part single part two storey side extension; single storey rear extension; associated landscaping.

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/3019/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 1 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

Proposal: Single storey rear extension with roof lanterns and an addition of a roof lantern over the existing side extension

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2531/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: Aramghar Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PJ

Proposal: Part two storey, part single storey side, single storey rear and single storey side extensions, the addition of nine rooflights to the front elevation (Amendment to planning permission 17/01231/FUL). Planning previously submitted

On greenbelt

Garden Trust – proposed development affecting a site listed by Historic England (HE) on their Register of Parks and Gardens. Application site sits to the north-west of the Grade II Registered Park and Garden for Stoke Park and is part of the encroachment of housing around the perimeter of the park.

This application seeks amendments to a previous application 17/01231/FUL. We have reviewed our correspondence and would like to express that we feel it is regrettable that we were not consulted on the previous application on this site despite the application site sitting so close to the RPG boundary. However, we have reviewed the application and note that the planning permission has already been granted for alterations. Therefore, if the LPA are minded to grant consent to this amended application and are confident that the revised fenestration does not result in light emittance and reflection to the RPG, the Gardens Trust has no comment to make.

Archaeological – no comments

Parish Comments: – Object – Previous comments still apply which were: – Object subject to the 50% Green Belt Rules as we believe that this is already developed to its maximum or over!

Also, R8 (c) The development will impact the night skies with increased lighting and floodlighting within the property.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/3018/VRC – Officer Hannah Darley

Address: Willows Stoke Court Drive Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4LU

Proposal: Variation of condition 4 (approved plans) of planning permission PL/21/3212/FA (Demolition of existing garage and single storey element. Proposed single storey extension with accommodation in the roof space, balcony to rear elevation, 4 roof lights and 3 dormer windows. Alterations to main roof.) to allow for changes to garage layout and an increase in the garage loft accommodation.

Parish Comments: – Object – Our Previous comments apply.

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/3014/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 7 Willow Park Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ES

Proposal: Single storey side extension

Parish Comments: – Object – HP11 (a) The building does not harmonise with the rest of the property as previous extension have been made to the property PL/22/3018/VRC

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1385/FA                    18 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- Object Policies EP3 & EP5 (a) & (b) apply.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3484/FA                    Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Listed Building Consent for conversion and change of use to 9 apartments (Use Class C3), single storey rear extension, lowering of side roof pitch to facilitate roof top balcony, 3 front, 3 rear and 2 side dormer windows and relocation of 1 rear dormer window, 1 front and 2 side rooflights, new front hand rails, glass balustrade to side veranda, changes to windows and doors, internal alterations including new openings and blocking of openings, removal of staircase and insertion of lift, cycle store, repairs to boundary wall, new gates and landscaping.

Parish Comments:- No comment other than we would expect the developer to comply with the listed building requirements.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/3485/HB                    Stoke House, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Listed Building Consent for conversion and change of use to 9 apartments (Use Class C3), single storey rear extension, lowering of side roof pitch to facilitate roof top balcony, 3 front, 3 rear and 2 side dormer windows and relocation of 1 rear dormer window, 1 front and 2 side rooflights, new front hand rails, glass balustrade to side veranda, changes to windows and doors, internal alterations including new openings and blocking of openings, removal of staircase and insertion of lift, cycle store, repairs to boundary wall, new gates and landscaping.

Parish Comments:- We support the comments from the Heritage Group regarding the Listed Building which are:-

Proposed dormer windows at second floor – these are an intrusive feature and would detract from the uncluttered simple roofscape

· Loss of the lantern light over the stairwell – whilst this is modern, I do consider that this is an important feature to the significance of the building

· Large lantern lights proposed on the flat roof – these would be seen in views and would detract from the architectural profile of the building and would cause loss of historic fabric

· Internally obscuring chimneys breasts with kitchen units and bathroom units. These are principal features of a room and should not be masked by modern day appliances

· I would want to see a window schedule to ensure that all pre-1948 windows are preserved in situ, with shutter boxes refurbished and retained in order to provide thermal insulation during the night and during the darker winter months. This should include any proposed alterations to windows

· As part of the submission we will require full details of all building services, new fixtures and fittings. Changes to the 2nd floor ceiling should be avoided as sufficient head height already exists.

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent.

PL/22/3002/TP – Officer – Richard Garnett

Address: Mirbeck School Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4QA

Proposal: T1 Oak – Crown reduction (reduce/reshape) by 5m-6m and 20% crown thinning with 7m crown lift from ground level (small lower branches over drive. (SBDC TPO 1997/22).

Parish Comments: – No comment subject to the tree officers report.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/22/3102/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: Greentyles Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part single/part two storey side and rear extension and porch.

Parish Comments: – Object – over developed

H9 (b) The proposal is over dominant and obtrusive.

Hereby Permits

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 hid side roof alteration, 4 front and 3 rear dormers in existing roof and changes to windows.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Previous comments apply, which were:- Object: Policies EP3 (a), (b) & (c), H9 (a) & (b) all apply.

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

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2795/FA – Officer – Murtaz Poptani

Address: Oakmeade Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG

Proposal: Erection of 2 portacabins as temporary structures plus 1 security structure (part retrospective)

Two objections from neighbours

The portacabin dates of the application have passed. So is the application a request to keep the portacabin permanently? The portacabins are already constructed and in place.

Parish Comments: – Object – GB2 (g) The temporary buildings detracts from the character and amenities of its surroundings or the locality

EP3 (d) The proposed extensions to existing buildings does not reflect the form and design of the buildings.

Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling is being used to house non-relatives and potentially sublet.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/22/3147/FA                    New Cottage, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AN

Erection of front boundary wall and gates, extension of vehicular crossover, widening of access and extension of parking area.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits

ENFORCEMENTS

PL/22/3430/EU                    Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Certificate of Lawfulness for the existing uses of and office and former wash bay building (now used for storage).

APPEALS

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

Construction of new dwelling.

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

This proposal, if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy. The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances and would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful.  No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy.  As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Notice 11/10/22 written reps by 15 November 2022.

Agenda Full Parish Council Meeting Monday 14 November 2022 at 7.30pm

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER 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

9 November 2022

To deal with the following business:                                                           

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AGENDA

119/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.

To receive a quick presentation from the Citizens Advice Bureau as agreed some months ago.

120/PC/22 – Apologies for Absence

121/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.

122/PC/22 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 10 October 2022 (previously circulated). 

123/PC/22 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton

To note that the update from the Team Leader of Design Services for Transport for Buck is that they are now proceeding to statutory consultation process, after consultation with residents, which will shortly start for the Rogers Lane & Broom Hill/Sefton Paddock/Hollybush Hill proposals.

124/PC/22 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

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

126/PC/22 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

127/PC/22 – Pond   

To note residents have responded outlining a few points which the Clerk is checking with the pond company, to bring back to November for full discussion and decision.

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

Update from Cllr Carter on School/Traffic Watch/Enforcement and marshalling.

129/PC/22 – Kings Coronation 6 May 2023

To decide if the Council want to hold a celebration of some sort and if so to agree an amount to spend for the Finance Committee to add to the budget for next year.

130/PC/22 – Pioneer Secondary Academy

Update from meetings with Sikh Academies Trust.

131/PC/22 – Carols on the Green 26 November 2022

Update  and any decisions to be made for the upcoming event.

To note the little houses on the green should be up in time for the event.

132/PC/22 – Horticultural Society Request

Request to pay a contribution towards a plaque for the tree planted on Bells Hill Green for the Queens Jubilee, details circulated.

133/PC/22 – Bells Hill Recreation Ground

Request from resident to re-name the recreation ground ‘King Charles III Recreation Ground’. To discuss and decide. Circulated.

134/PC/22 – BMKALC

To decide whether or not to join for 2023/24.

135/PC/22 – MVAS Groundscrew             

Update from Cllr Cox about new groundscrews.

136/PC/22 – Self-Defence Classes

Request to use the Pavilion for six weeks. Circulated.

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

1. Planning Committee Minutes  19 September 2022 – Agreed/Signed 17 October 2022

138/PC/22 – Finance

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

 (2) To approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature October 2022 – Circulated. (Subject to additions)

 (3) Bank reconciliations – October 2022. Circulated.

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

 (5) To note that the SLCC/NALC cost of living increase has been agreed on the salary scales to be backdated to April 2022.

139/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.

  1. Thank you letter from Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice for donation from Jubilee event – Circulated
  2. Thank you letter from Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association for donation from Jubilee event. – Circulated.
  3. Thank you letter from Jean Pierre Coquette, Etricourt Manacourt – For the Poppy Wreath. Cirulated

140/PC/22 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 21 November 2022

Finance & General Purposes Meeting – 28 November 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting – 5 December 2022

141/PC/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.

142/PC/22 – Pond

Decision regarding possible dispute correspondence received from a resident.

Minutes Recreation & Environment Meeting Monday 24 October 2022

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES RECREATION & ENVIRONMENT MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 24 OCTOBER 2022 AT 7.30 P.M.IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Present:- Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Cox & Cllr Egleton

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MINUTES

016/RE/22     Items by Members of Public Present first 15 Minutes.

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

None

017/RE/22     Apologies for absence.

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Bagge, Cllr Crocker and Mrs Simmonds (Clerk)

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

None

019/RE/22     Minutes

RESOLVED to defer to approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 6 July 2022 (previously distributed) as they were not available on the evening, due to the absence of the Clerk.

020/RE/22     Football Bells Hill

Update and any decisions necessary.

No information is available due to the absence of the Clerk.  Councillors interested in finding out if the club are

thinking of putting a female team together, Clerk to find out.

021/RE/22     Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari field and other paddocks. 

No information is available due to the absence of the Clerk.

022/RE/22   Bells Hill and Plough Lane Recreation Grounds

Update and any decisions as required.

NOTED that the MUGA is scheduled to be cleaned and re-painted in Spring 2023.

NOTED the grant received from the Mobbs Memorial Trust of £5k towards new play equipment.  Cllr Bassi proposed to agree to purchase all new equipment as agreed at the last meeting, total £22793.00 less £5000 grant to be taken from the new playground equipment budget, this was seconded by Cllr Egleton, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

NOTED request from resident of Aldridge Place to have some planting done at the end of their garden (Rec side).  RESOLVED to agree that this was not a good use of taxpayer’s money because of on going costs with hedge cutting, and it would also open up the possibility that other residents surrounding the recreation ground may want the same, proposed by Cllr Cox, seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

023/RE/22     Pavilion

Update and any decisions as required.

No information is available due to the absence of the Clerk.

024/RE/22     Allotments

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

RESOLVED to agree all in favour for additional clauses to the Allotment agreement lease, as agreed at the last meeting. 

  1. A probation clause should be added for new tenants who do not work the plot within the first year, and the lease will be terminated.
  2. To add that rent increases will be implemented in January at the start of the new year and decided at the R & E budget setting meeting in October for the following year, in line with allotment regulations.
  3. To clarify clause 4.

RESOLVED to agree all in favour that these clauses should be added to the agreement and for Cllr Cox and the Clerk to agree and implement the wording.

025/RE/22   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party.

No information is available due to the absence of the Clerk.

026/RE/22   Carols on the Green

Cllr. Carter gave an update. Cllr. Bassi would like to join the working party.

Cllr Bassi proposed to purchase the Christmas Tree from Pinewood Nurseries at the price quoted for supply

installation and removal, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

RESOLVED to agree that Cllr. Bassi is to send stall holder information to Cllr. Carter and Cllr. Bassi is to contact Santa for the grotto.

027/RE/22  Speed Camera

Cllr Carter proposed to resolve to agree to spend £530 to repair the Speed Camera which has developed a fault.  To be vired from the MVAS maintenance budget, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

028/RE/22 – Scouts

RESOLVED To agree all in favour that the scouts can use the pavilion on 12 November 2022 for a race night to raise funds to send a member to the World Scout Jamboree in 2023, same format as the one they did in March 2019.

029/PC/22   Litter Picking Events

RESOLVED to agree next litter picking dates for 2023 as circulated.

030/RE/22 – RESOLVED to agree price increases for the following for the budgets for the financial year 2023/2024 as below. Proposed by Cllr Egleton, seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Football Teams

To consider and decide annual rent costs for 2023/24 for budgets for all teams.

Agreed to raise the rent by £200 per annum.

Paddocks

To consider and decide rent costs for grazing contracts and annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

Agreed no further increase due to the cost of living.

Pavilion

To consider and decide annual rent costs for 2023/24 in new pavilion for budgets for all

Uniformed groups.

Agreed to raise the rent cost by £200 per annum to be split between uniformed groups.

Allotments

To consider and decide rent costs and annual increase for 2023 for budget.

Agreed to increase a half plot by £2 and a full plot by £4 per annum.

Tennis Club

To consider and decide rent costs and annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

Agreed to raise the rent to £450 per annum.

031/RE/22 – RESOLVED to agree payment increases for the following for 2023/2024 as below. Proposed by Cllr Cox, seconded by Cllr Bassi, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Playground Inspections/Litter Picking

To consider and decide on any annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

Agreed to increase payments by 8.26%

Pavilion Management

To consider and decide on any annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

Agreed to increase payments by 8.26%.

032/RE/22 – Finance Budgets 23/24

NOTED and RESOLVED to agree the budgets circulated and above additions for 23/24. (Current rate of inflation 8.26%).  To be formally agreed at Finance.

033/RE/22 – 11/11

NOTED details of services for this year.  11/11 at the flagpole with the Church, tea and coffee at the Rose and Crown after.  13/11 at the Church but starting at the flagpole and walking to Church. 

034/RE/22 – NOTED Date of next meeting: – 27 February 2023

The meeting ended at 9.13pm.

Signed/Chair                                                                                                                Dated

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 17 October 2022

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 17 OCTOBER 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Present:- Cllr Crocker(Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Finan & Mr Rawlings

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:- One Member of public                                                                                         

MINUTES

051/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.

One member of public attended to listen to comments made on application PL/22/3203/FA.

052/PL/22              Apologies for Absence

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

053/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.

None

054/PL/22             Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 August 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

NOTED that the September 2022 meeting was cancelled due to National Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.          

055/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.

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

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

057/PL/22             Correspondence.

None

058/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

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

059/PL/22             Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

None

060/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.

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

062/PL/22             NOTED Next meeting date:  21 November 2022

Meeting ended at 9.28pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                           Dated

APPENDIX 1

NOTED DELEGATED DECISIONS

PL/22/2301/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 5A Pennylets Green Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4BU

Proposal: Construction of outbuilding ancillary to property.

Parish Comments: – Object -Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling could also be sublet in the future to a non-relative.

Policy H13 (f) – The dwelling would be obtrusive and visible from connected neighbouring property on the first floor (looking from the rear to the left). The side elevation has a small window which would be against a neighbour’s boundary wall.

We assume the current outbuilding will be taken down to erect this new building.

PL/22/2820/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 21 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/22/2821/FA  – Officer – Murtza Poptani

Address: Oakside Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part two storey / part first floor front extension, front porch canopy and loft conversion with rear dormer and 2 side rooflights.

Parish Comments: – No objection:

Property has nesting birds that would need to be considered and on the boarder of the Green belt.

Property is a front extension with loft conversion. Not over-dominate compared to surrounding properties.

PL/22/2776/FA – Officer – Jeanette Collins

Address: Langdale Grays Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4JG

Proposal: Demolition of dwellinghouse and erection of detached dwelling with parking and amenities

Objections submitted – two neighbours

Highways – no objection

Parish Comments: – Object:

Policy H9 (a) Not in keeping with the street scene.

H10 (e) – the character is not compatible to the properties within the vicinity.

GB 11 (d) Property is in greenbelt and building material should be in keeping with neighbouring properties.

EP5 (b) – the property will cause a loss of daylight to adjacent property.

PL/22/2280/FA – Officer – Alex Armour

Address: 6 Penn Meadow Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4EB

Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling; part demolition and single storey rear extension to existing dwelling with associated vehicular access and hardstanding.

Highways: In terms of parking, I am aware that the proposed 2-bedroom dwelling would require 2 spaces, and the existing 4-bedroom dwelling would require 3 spaces to be provided.

Parish Comments: – Object: TR (d) not enough parking provision for the property and would result in on-street parking.

PL/22/2874/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: The Garden House Wexham Street Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL3 6PA

Proposal: First floor side extension and internal alterations.

Parish Comments: – No comment

PL/22/2531/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: Aramghar Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PJ

Proposal: Part two storey, part single storey side, single storey rear and single storey side extensions, the addition of nine rooflights to the front elevation (Amendment to planning permission 17/01231/FUL). Planning previously submitted

On greenbelt

Garden Trust – proposed development affecting a site listed by Historic England (HE) on their Register of Parks and Gardens. Application site sits to the north-west of the Grade II Registered Park and Garden for Stoke Park and is part of the encroachment of housing around the perimeter of the park.

This application seeks amendments to a previous application 17/01231/FUL. We have reviewed our correspondence and would like to express that we feel it is regrettable that we were not consulted on the previous application on this site despite the application site sitting so close to the RPG boundary. However, we have reviewed the application and note that the planning permission has already been granted for alterations. Therefore, if the LPA are minded to grant consent to this amended application and are confident that the revised fenestration does not result in light emittance and reflection to the RPG, the Gardens Trust has no comment to make.

Archaeological – no comments

Parish Comments: – Object – Previous comments still apply which were: – Object subject to the 50% Green Belt Rules as we believe that this is already developed to its maximum or over!

Also, R8 (c) The development will impact the night skies with increased lighting and floodlighting within the property.

PL/22/2795/FA – Officer – Murtaz Poptani

Address: Oakmeade Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG

Proposal: Erection of 2 portacabins as temporary structures plus 1 security structure (part retrospective)

Two objections from neighbours

The portacabin dates of the application have passed. So is the application a request to keep the portacabin permanently? The portacabins are already constructed and in place.

Parish Comments: – Object – GB2 (g) The temporary buildings detracts from the character and amenities of its surroundings or the locality

EP3 (d) The proposed extensions to existing buildings does not reflect the form and design of the buildings.

Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling is being used to house non-relatives and potentially sublet.

PL/22/2956/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: 9 Fircroft Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4DS

Proposal: Hip to gable roof extension with second rear facing dormer (to match existing); part single part two storey side extension; single storey rear extension; associated landscaping.

Parish Comments: – No comment

PL/22/3002/TP – Officer – Richard Garnett

Address: Mirbeck School Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4QA

Proposal: T1 Oak – Crown reduction (reduce/reshape) by 5m-6m and 20% crown thinning with 7m crown lift from ground level (small lower branches over drive. (SBDC TPO 1997/22).

Parish Comments: – No comment subject to the tree officers report.

PL/22/3014/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 7 Willow Park Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ES

Proposal: Single storey side extension

Parish Comments: – Object – HP11 (a) The building does not harmonise with the rest of the property as previous extension have been made to the property PL/22/3018/VRC

PL/22/3018/VRC – Officer Hannah Darley

Address: Willows Stoke Court Drive Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4LU

Proposal: Variation of condition 4 (approved plans) of planning permission PL/21/3212/FA (Demolition of existing garage and single storey element. Proposed single storey extension with accommodation in the roof space, balcony to rear elevation, 4 roof lights and 3 dormer windows. Alterations to main roof.) to allow for changes to garage layout and an increase in the garage loft accommodation.

Parish Comments: – Object – Our Previous comments apply.

PL/22/3019/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 1 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

Proposal: Single storey rear extension with roof lanterns and an addition of a roof lantern over the existing side extension

Parish Comments: – No comment

PL/22/3102/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: Greentyles Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part single/part two storey side and rear extension and porch.

Parish Comments: – Object – over developed

H9 (b) The proposal is over dominant and obtrusive.

PL/22/2710/OA Wexham Springs Data Centre

Parish Comments: Stoke Poges Parish Council object to this application for several reasons

This proposal is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt and within the Framewood Conservation Area. The developers have requested a considerable increase in area to replace the current 11,000sq m (118,400 sq. ft) of office floor space with a data centre of 60,000sq m (645,840 sq. ft) and additional plant areas and parking.  This increase is double the size of the original proposal therefore misleading. As the proposal is now bigger than originally proposed this will lead to an increase in noise and heat omissions. The proposed height of the building is higher that the tallest trees therefore its visibility will impact on the openness of the Greenbelt.

The proposal offers an area as a nature reserve, there has been no information on how this will be accessed by local residents and not attract people generally wanting to use this space leading to an increase in traffic.

We do not believe that any special circumstances have been met for a development of this size.

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/3203/FA                    1 Elderfield Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DE

Part two storey/ part single storey side/rear extension, front porch, loft conversion with side dormer window and 2 front, 2 rear and 1 side roof lights, changes to doors and windows.

Parish Comments:- Object.  We refer to a previous application PL/22/0653/FA which was withdrawn.  We believe that our comments also apply to this new application which were:-

Parish Comments:- Object. Policies EP3 (a),(b), (c), (d), H9 (a) & (b),  & EP5 (a), (b), (c).  H11 (a), (b), (c), (g).  This proposed development is, we understand, approximately a 200 percent increase in size of present dwelling.  The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of 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.  Contrary to 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. 

We still believe the above applies particulary H9, H11 and EP3 and we have grave concerns about the 7 windows which will overlook number 3 Elderfield Road.  We believe the proposed will have a detrimental effect and they will lose all of the privacy into their property and feel Appendix 7.2 and 7.3 apply.  The proposed would be over dominant on the street scene and because it is on top of a hill it will look down into several other properties in addition to number 3.

PL/22/3147/FA                    New Cottage, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AN

Erection of front boundary wall and gates, extension of vehicular crossover, widening of access and extension of parking area.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/3260/VRC                 99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Variation of condition 18 (approved plans) of PP PL/22/1796/VRC – Variation of condition 17 (approved plans of PP PL/22/0466/FA (Demolition of bungalow and garage and erection of detached dwelling with new access and drive position with surface parking and boundary fences) to increase roof pitch and width to allow for: alterations to the roof to include rooflights and dormer windows.

Parish Comments:- Object.  This property has already had a previous planning application PL/21/2797/FA turned down.  We believe the comments we made still apply to this current application which were:-

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

We would draw your attention to the Officers refusal comments regarding application PL/21/2797/FA which we feel still apply to this current application, his comments were:-

Having regard to the scale and bulky appearance of the proposed dwelling, it is considered that in terms of height, scale, form and design it represents a form of development incompatible with, and unsympathetic to, the character and appearance of neighbouring development. The proposed dwelling would appear overscale and out of keeping in the street scene, in conflict with the principles set out in policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (1999) and failing to accord with advice in the National Planning Policy Framework (2021). 2. The scale and bulk of the proposed dwelling would result in a form of development that would appear overscale and out of keeping with the area in which it is set, and the excessive depth of span, use of a flat crown roof and high eaves line are significant elements that contribute to the inappropriately bulky appearance of the proposal. The proposed dwelling would therefore fail to maintain or enhance the character and appearance of the Conservation Area, but rather would detract from the significance of the heritage asset. The harm to the heritage asset is considered ‘less than substantial harm’ having regard to the fact that the development is restricted to a single residential curtilage within the Conservation Area, however no public benefit has been identified sufficient to outweigh the harm that would be caused. The proposed development therefore conflicts with guidance set out in Section 16 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021) and fails to accord with policy C1 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (1999).

It is our view that this new application for a variation looks remarkably similar to the refused application.  With regard the accommodation in the roof we feel Appendix 7.2 and 7.3 apply and have grave concerns about the overlooking and privacy aspect.  We also believe Appendix 2 applies.

PL/22/2802/FA                    5 Chapel Cottages, Chapel Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QL

Demolition of existing garage, outbuildings and garden structures and erection of single storey dwellinghouse.

Parish Comments:-  Object Policy GB1 (i) & (ii) apply.  This is totally out of keeping with its surroundings and the street scene,  Can we draw your attention to the Core Strategy Core Policy 9 which applies.

By way of design, in the context of the sites surroundings, the proposed replacement dwelling and gates 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 (adopted March 1999) 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.

PL/22/3359/PAHAS             Heatherset, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Notification under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule 2 Class AA for additional storey to existing dwellinghouse (maximum height increase 2.7 meters)

Parish Comments:-  Object. Totally out of keeping, Policies GB10 (a) (b) (c) & (d) apply as well as EP3. 

By way of design, in the context of the sites surroundings, the proposed replacement dwelling and gates 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 (adopted March 1999) 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.

This property is already extended and we would ask that you are mindful of the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/22/3245/FA                    Hollybush Farm, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Demolition of existing single storey front elevation porch, first floor side extension, conversion of a garage to living space and alterations and changes to window and doors.

Parish Comments:- No Comments, however this property is already extended and we would ask that you are mindful of the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/22/3295/FA                    8 Elderfield Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DE

Part garage conversion to living space with change to middle side window.

Parish Comments:- Object, Policy H12 (e).  This could easily be sub-let rather than used for a relative or employee.

PL/22/3369/FA                    Seven Latches, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Demolition and reconstruction of roof including height increase, loft conversion to habitable space, garage conversion to habitable space, changes to windows and doors.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

AMENDED PLANS

TREE PRESEERVATION ORDER

APPENDIX 3

NOTED PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/2136/FA                    Fernlea, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Extension to the rear of the existing garage.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2154/KA                    Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Beech (T1) – Crown lift up to 2 mtrs.  Yew G2 x 5 – Crown lift up to 1.5mtrs, trim back by 1m.  Hornbeam (T3) – Crown lift up to 1.5mtrs.  Cypress T4 – Crown lift up to 1.5mts,  Irish Yew G5 – Tie in wires and trim.  Yew G6 – Reduce to 4m level and prune back by 1m.  Sycamore (T7) – Fell.  Ash (T8) – Prune bough over greaves by 4m.  Yew (T8) – Reduce by 50% (4m) and reshape.  Sycamore (t10) x 2 – Fell. (Stoke Poges Conservation Area).

Planning Comments – No comment. No felling of trees involved. However, arborist repot advised.

No TPO’s required, continue.

PL/22/2160/TP                     Clevehurst Lodge, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

C5, C6, C9, C11 Cypress – top to a height of approximately 8m.  C7, C8, C10 Cypress – Fell.  C4 Laurel – Fell.  C1 – Lilac – Fell. C2 Cypress – Fell.  C3 Holly – Fell. A1, A2 Cedar -Crown lift to approx. 8m (TPO/SBDC/2008/12).

Planning Comments – Object

Approach taken and comments consistent with previous felling requests not supported by TPO/ Arborist or Tree Surgeon reports.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/22/0212/FA                    Brimmers, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Single storey front extension, garage and new roof with 7 side rooflights.

Parish Comments: – Object, The Drawings are insufficient, and we spent lots of time trying to read them: –

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

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1796/VRC                 99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Variation of condition 17 (approved plans) pf PL/22/0466/FA (Demolition of a bungalow and garage and erection of detached dwelling with new access and drive position with surface parking and boundary fences) to increase roof pitch and width.

Parish Comments – Object

Approach taken and comments consistent with original planning request response for PL/22/0466/FA as the new proposal increases the building size and its dominance.

One letter of objection from a neighbour.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1405/FA                    Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Buck, SL2 4PX

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

Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments still apply which were: –

Object, Policies EP3, H9 (a) & (b) and H11apply, along with the NPPF section 12 paragraph 127 (c).  

The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear over dominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site. As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore, the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF. Furthermore, the proposed development would not reflect the form or height of existing buildings to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study. Which refers to informal asymmetrical architectural style properties under page 158 section 11.45.

The current usage of the access drive/track is limited and the potential of vehicle usage if allowed will entirely overload capacity.  TR5(c) & H11 (e) apply.

The above policies all still apply as well as the NPPF section 16 – 184, 185, 190 & 193 and the Core Strategy Section 8. 

This property is subject to an NDHA, Top Cottage and Little Chesters have group value under an NDHA pending blue, therefore this development would significantly harm the NDHA pairing meaning this group value would no longer exist!

We do feel that buildings of such value are a rarity and therefore should be persevered. The internal alterations are just as important as the external alterations in this case as such things as fireplaces for example are a reflection of an Arts and Crafts style house.

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/2234/FA                    Hillsborough, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH

Two storey side and rear extension, 1st floor side extension, single storey front porch extension, loft conversion including rear dormers and rooflights to the front and sides.

Parish Comments: – Object, Over-dominant. 

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. We believe this proposal will be to the detriment of the character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

WITHDRAWN

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Herby Permits

PL/22/2168/FA                    29 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BU

Demolition of outbuilding, proposed garden room, rear façade alterations and associated works.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2128/FA                    94 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension connection to existing detached garage.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2523/FA                    Witterings, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EZ

Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing outbuilding, alternations to front porch and window at front/side elevation.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2537/FA                    Boundary Meadow, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BB

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

Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments apply which were: –

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 Collum Green Road, 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 terms 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.

In addition to the previous comments, we refer you to the NPPF Paragraph 145 (d) & (g).  Also, the Ecology reports show that bats were present in the roof of the house which sadly has now been demolished, we would like to know what provision has been made to re-house those bats which should have been protected.

The Parish Council is in the process of compiling its Neighbourhood Plan along with a list of potential NDHA properties and this house was on the list!!!

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/22/2410/FA                    Four Pennies, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Roof extension and construction of first floor balcony.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2362/FA                    24 Deans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JX

Vehicular access and hardstanding to front of property.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2623/FA                    Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

First floor side extension.

Parish Comments: – Object. 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) We believe that this will be contrary to the Green Belt 50% rules.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1769/FA                    Martins Plain, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PH

Entrance gates with brick piers and walls (resubmission of PP 17/00326/FUL)

Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments still apply which were: –

Object, Policies GB1, EP3 (a), (c), (d), (e), & (f), EP4 (b), H9 (a), (b) & (d), GB13, TR 5 (b) & (c) all apply!!!

The proposed front boundary wall, if permitted, would result in a visually intrusive road-side 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 of the street scene.  As such it is considered that this element of the proposal is contrary to policy EP3 of the SBD local plan.

In addition to previous comments, we note that the re-submission is taller than the previous application and this gives us further reasons to object. the proposed development constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt which by definition is harmful to the Green Belt. No very special circumstances exist in this case sufficient to warrant an exception to Green Belt policy. As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1, GB11 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF (2019)

PL/22/2012/FA                    Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Construction of outbuilding to be used incidental to the main dwellinghouse.

Parish Comments – Object – (GB1 applies. Current enforcement ES/22/00127/COU in place. Greenbelt comment B)

Approach taken – This represents residential infill in greenbelt and appears to be an attempt to construct an outbuilding that can later be changed to residential use and re-developed.

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/22/2248/FA                    10 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Proposed single storey side extension, garage conversion, garage new build and associated works.

Parish Comments: -No Comment

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/2495/FA                    Stoke Green Farmhouse, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Two storey side/rear infill extension with internal alterations including relocation of downstairs cloakroom, changes to layout and refurbishment of ceilings.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2496/HB                    Stoke Green Farmhouse, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Listed Building Consent for: – Two storey side/rear infill extension with internal alterations including relocation of downstairs cloakroom, changes to layout and refurbishment of ceilings

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent

PL/22/2625/FA                    10 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT

Widening existing vehicular access.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1830/FA                    Land adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks     

Erection of a detached dwelling house.

Parish Comments – Object

Approach taken – There is conditional approval for a chalet bungalow. These plans are for an increase to 2 stories and additional roof space living. This was previously refused planning, so our comments remain.

One letter of objection from a neighbour

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/22/2045/FA                    Oakmeade, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Construction of decking around proposed pool.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/4297/FA                    King & King, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PW

Change of use of ground floor to residential flat with associated changes to doors and windows.

Parish Comments: – Object we believe it to be a community asset.  Policy S4 applies.

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/2043/FA                    Oakmeade, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Garage conversion t living space, new side velux window, replacement decking to accommodate leisure pool and changes to doors and windows (park retrospective)

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0706/EU                    Grays Meadow, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JG

Certificate of Lawfulness for existing and mixed use comprising of commercial car sales, storage and repair of vehicles and residential.

Hereby Certify

PL/22/2301/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 5A Pennylets Green Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4BU

Proposal: Construction of outbuilding ancillary to property.

Parish Comments: – Object -Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling could also be sublet in the future to a non-relative.

Policy H13 (f) – The dwelling would be obtrusive and visible from connected neighbouring property on the first floor (looking from the rear to the left). The side elevation has a small window which would be against a neighbour’s boundary wall.

We assume the current outbuilding will be taken down to erect this new building.

Hereby Permits

ENFORCEMENTS

APPEALS

Minutes Full PArish Council Meeting Monday 10 October 2022

MINUTES OF THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 10 OCTOBER 2022 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT

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

Present:- Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Cox, Cllr Finan, Cllr Flower, Cllr Moore and Cllr Pritchard.

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:- One member of public.

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MINUTES

Cllr Bagge acknowledged the passing of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and asked for all present to stand for One Minute’s Silence.

096/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.

None.

To receive a quick presentation from the Citizens Advice Bureau as agreed some months ago, deferred until

November 2022

097/PC/22 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Carter, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Egleton and Cllr Knox-Scott.

098/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.

None.

099/PC/22 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 4 July 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

NOTED that the September 2022 meeting was cancelled due to National Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.           

100/PC/22 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton. Deferred to November.

NOTED that the consultation process has started and been sent out to residents involved for the Rogers Lane proposals. Clerk had a meeting with highways on 26 September to discuss results and three residents had responded.  Clerk was asked to write back and gauge their preferences.  It was also NOTED that requests for yellow lines on the junction of Broom Hill had been considered and agreed to add to this consultation, resulting in yellow lines also being included for the junction of Sefton Paddock and opposite on Hollybush Hill due to the highway code rules.  Bring back to November meeting.

101/PC/22 – Buckinghamshire Council Report

Cllr Bagge reported that the Council were behind on their budgeting process due to the Queen’s passing and the current government re-shuffle and energy price rises.

Buckinghamshire are hosting more Ukrainian families than any other authority, but this is resulting in uncertainty once the six-month hosting period ends. 

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

Cllr Bagge reported that he was honoured to lead the minute’s silence the evening before the Queen’s funeral and to read the Proclamation and was pleased with the turnout for the event at the flagpole.

11/11 will be held as normal by the Parish Council and the Church at the flagpole, and the Church will hold their usual service on Sunday 13 November starting at the flagpole with a walk to the Church.

103/PC/22 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party. Deferred to November 2022.

NOTED A further grant has been applied for by the Clerk for Technical Support from Localities.

104/PC/22 – Pond   

NOTED residents have responded outlining a few points which the Clerk is checking with the pond company, to bring back to November for full discussion and decision. NOTED a complaint received from a neighbour.

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

Update from Cllr Carter on School/Traffic Watch/Enforcement and marshalling. Deferred to November 2022.

106/PC/22 – Platinum Jubilee Event

NOTED the funds received from event amounting to £1057.00 which is to be split and donated to two charities as agreed. Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice and SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association.

107/PC/22 – Pioneer Secondary Academy

Update from meetings with Sikh Academies Trust. Clerk informed the members that the meeting with residents is still to take place.  Bring back to November 2022.

108/PC/22 – Dangerous Lorries on Collum Green Road

NOTED Complaints made has resulted in haulage companies using authorised routes.

NOTED request from a resident to have the speed review done on Collum Green Road.  AGREED all in favour not to ask for a speed review due to the last review showing traffic average at 40mph, AGREED that the costs would be not be a good use of public money knowing that Highways would not change the limits on this basis.

109/PC/22 – Carols on the Green

Clerk updated that all paperwork and arrangements were in hand and that the update will be given at the

Recreation and Environment meeting on 24 October 2022 and any decisions made there.

110/PC/22 – Mobbs Memorial Fund Grant

NOTED that a grant of £5000 has been granted and paid to the Parish Council to go towards replacement play equipment in both recreation grounds, to be fully decided at Recreation & Environment on 24 October 2022.

111/PC/22 – Bollards on Pennylets Green

NOTED request from resident to look at bollards layout. AGREED by all that this is a County/Police matter.

112/PC/22 – Polish Club Parking Issues

NOTED request from resident for the Parish Council to write to the Polish Club about parking issues.  AGREED all in favour for the Clerk to write pointing out the residents’ concerns.

113/PC/22 – External Audit Option to Opt Out

NOTED External auditors are being determined for the next five-year period. Option to opt out must be done by

28 October 2022. Cllr Moore proposed that the Council do not opt out, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi,

RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

114/PC/22 – RECEIVED and ADOPTED minutes from previous meetings of sub committees and working parties:    1. Planning Committee Minutes  20 June 2022 – Agreed/Signed 15 August 2022

           2. Planning Committee Minutes 18 July 2022 – Agreed/Signed 15 August 2022

           3. Recreation & Environment Minutes 28 February 2022 – Agreed/Signed 6 July 2022       

115/PC/22 – Finance

 (1) RECEIVED Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – July/August/September 2022

 (2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature July/August/September 2022 – £39428.51

 (3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – July/August/September 2022.

 (4) RECEIVED Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – July/August/September 2022

116/PC/22 – Annual Return/Audit 21/22

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

117/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.

None

118/PC/22 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 17 October 2022

Recreation & Environment Meeting – 24 October 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting – 14 November 2022

Meeting ended at 8.14pm.

Agenda Recreation & Environment Committee Meeting Monday 24 October 2022

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES RECREATION & ENVIRONMENT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 24 OCTOBER 2022 AT 7.30 P.M.IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

19 October 2022                                                                                   

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

016/RE/22     Items by Members of Public Present first 15 Minutes.

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

017/RE/22     Apologies for absence.

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

019/RE/22     Minutes

To approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 6 July 2022 (previously distributed)

020/RE/22     Football Bells Hill

Update and any decisions necessary.

021/RE/22     Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari field and other paddocks. 

022/RE/22   Bells Hill and Plough Lane Recreation Grounds

Update and any decisions as required.

To note that the MUGA is scheduled to be cleaned and re-painted in Spring 2023.

To note the grant received from the Mobbs Memorial Trust of £5k towards new play equipment.  To agree to purchase all new equipment as agreed at the last meeting.  Items re-quoted and circulated.

Request from resident of Aldridge Place to have some planting done at the end of their garden (Rec side).  To decide.  Circulated.

023/RE/22     Pavilion

Update and any decisions as required.

024/RE/22     Allotments

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

To agree wording for additional clauses to the Allotment agreement lease, as agreed at the last meeting.

  1. A probation clause should be added for new tenants who do not work the plot within the first year, and the lease will be terminated.
  2. To add that rent increases will be implemented in January at the start of the new year and decided at the R & E budget setting meeting in October for the following year, in line with allotment regulations.
  3. To clarify the clause 4.

025/RE/22   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party.

026/RE/22   Carols on the Green

Update from working party on how event is coming along.  To make any decision necessary.

To decide about the purchase of a Christmas Tree as usual supplier can no longer supply at the usual price.  Quotes and information circulated.

027/RE/22  Speed Camera

To resolve to agree to spend £530 to repair the Speed Camera which has developed a fault.  To be vired from the MVAS maintenance budget.

028/RE/22 – Scouts

To agree that the scouts can use the pavilion on 12 November 2022 for a race night to raise funds to send a member to the World Scout Jamboree in 2023, same format as the one they did in March 2019.

029/PC/22   Litter Picking Events

To agree next litter picking dates for 2023. (Suggested Dated Circulated).

030/RE/22 – To agree price increases for the following for the budgets for the financial year 2023/2024.

Football Teams

To consider and decide annual rent costs for 2023/24 for budgets for all teams.

Paddocks

To consider and decide rent costs for grazing contracts and annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

Pavilion

To consider and decide annual rent costs for 2023/24 in new pavilion for budgets for all

Uniformed groups.

Allotments

To consider and decide rent costs and annual increase for 2023 for budget.

Tennis Club

To consider and decide rent costs and annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

031/RE/22 – To agree any payment increases for the following for 2023/2024

Playground Inspections/Litter Picking

To consider and decide on any annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

Pavilion Management

To consider and decide on any annual increase for 2023/24 for budget.

032/RE/22 – Finance Budgets 23/24

To note and agree budgets and any additions for 23/24. (Current rate of inflation 8.26%) Circulated.

033/RE/22 – 11/11

To note details of services for this year.  11/11 at the flagpole with the Church, tea and coffee at the Rose and Crown after.  13/11 at the Church but starting at the flagpole and walking to Church. 

034/RE/22 – Date of next meeting: –  27 February 2023

Agenda Planning Committee Meeting Monday 17 October 2022

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 17 OCTOBER 2022 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

12 October 2022                                                                                                           

AGENDA

051/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.

052/PL/22              Apologies for Absence

053/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.

054/PL/22             Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 August 2022 (previously circulated)

To Note that the September 2022 meeting was cancelled due to National Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.          

055/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.

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

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

057/PL/22             Correspondence.

None

058/PL/22             Meeting Equipment

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

059/PL/22             Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

060/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.

061/PL/22             Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

062/PL/22             Next meeting date:  21 November 2022

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

PL/22/2301/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 5A Pennylets Green Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4BU

Proposal: Construction of outbuilding ancillary to property.

Parish Comments: – Object -Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling could also be sublet in the future to a non-relative.

Policy H13 (f) – The dwelling would be obtrusive and visible from connected neighbouring property on the first floor (looking from the rear to the left). The side elevation has a small window which would be against a neighbour’s boundary wall.

We assume the current outbuilding will be taken down to erect this new building.

PL/22/2820/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 21 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/22/2821/FA  – Officer – Murtza Poptani

Address: Oakside Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part two storey / part first floor front extension, front porch canopy and loft conversion with rear dormer and 2 side rooflights.

Parish Comments: – No objection:

Property has nesting birds that would need to be considered and on the boarder of the Green belt.

Property is a front extension with loft conversion. Not over-dominate compared to surrounding properties.

PL/22/2776/FA – Officer – Jeanette Collins

Address: Langdale Grays Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4JG

Proposal: Demolition of dwellinghouse and erection of detached dwelling with parking and amenities

Objections submitted – two neighbours

Highways – no objection

Parish Comments: – Object:

Policy H9 (a) Not in keeping with the street scene.

H10 (e) – the character is not compatible to the properties within the vicinity.

GB 11 (d) Property is in greenbelt and building material should be in keeping with neighbouring properties.

EP5 (b) – the property will cause a loss of daylight to adjacent property.

PL/22/2280/FA – Officer – Alex Armour

Address: 6 Penn Meadow Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4EB

Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling; part demolition and single storey rear extension to existing dwelling with associated vehicular access and hardstanding.

Highways: In terms of parking, I am aware that the proposed 2-bedroom dwelling would require 2 spaces, and the existing 4-bedroom dwelling would require 3 spaces to be provided.

Parish Comments: – Object: TR (d) not enough parking provision for the property and would result in on-street parking.

PL/22/2874/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: The Garden House Wexham Street Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL3 6PA

Proposal: First floor side extension and internal alterations.

Parish Comments: – No comment

PL/22/2531/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: Aramghar Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PJ

Proposal: Part two storey, part single storey side, single storey rear and single storey side extensions, the addition of nine rooflights to the front elevation (Amendment to planning permission 17/01231/FUL). Planning previously submitted

On greenbelt

Garden Trust – proposed development affecting a site listed by Historic England (HE) on their Register of Parks and Gardens. Application site sits to the north-west of the Grade II Registered Park and Garden for Stoke Park and is part of the encroachment of housing around the perimeter of the park.

This application seeks amendments to a previous application 17/01231/FUL. We have reviewed our correspondence and would like to express that we feel it is regrettable that we were not consulted on the previous application on this site despite the application site sitting so close to the RPG boundary. However, we have reviewed the application and note that the planning permission has already been granted for alterations. Therefore, if the LPA are minded to grant consent to this amended application and are confident that the revised fenestration does not result in light emittance and reflection to the RPG, the Gardens Trust has no comment to make.

Archaeological – no comments

Parish Comments: – Object – Previous comments still apply which were: – Object subject to the 50% Green Belt Rules as we believe that this is already developed to its maximum or over!

Also, R8 (c) The development will impact the night skies with increased lighting and floodlighting within the property.

PL/22/2795/FA – Officer – Murtaz Poptani

Address: Oakmeade Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG

Proposal: Erection of 2 portacabins as temporary structures plus 1 security structure (part retrospective)

Two objections from neighbours

The portacabin dates of the application have passed. So is the application a request to keep the portacabin permanently? The portacabins are already constructed and in place.

Parish Comments: – Object – GB2 (g) The temporary buildings detracts from the character and amenities of its surroundings or the locality

EP3 (d) The proposed extensions to existing buildings does not reflect the form and design of the buildings.

Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling is being used to house non-relatives and potentially sublet.

PL/22/2956/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: 9 Fircroft Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4DS

Proposal: Hip to gable roof extension with second rear facing dormer (to match existing); part single part two storey side extension; single storey rear extension; associated landscaping.

Parish Comments: – No comment

PL/22/3002/TP – Officer – Richard Garnett

Address: Mirbeck School Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4QA

Proposal: T1 Oak – Crown reduction (reduce/reshape) by 5m-6m and 20% crown thinning with 7m crown lift from ground level (small lower branches over drive. (SBDC TPO 1997/22).

Parish Comments: – No comment subject to the tree officers report.

PL/22/3014/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 7 Willow Park Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ES

Proposal: Single storey side extension

Parish Comments: – Object – HP11 (a) The building does not harmonise with the rest of the property as previous extension have been made to the property PL/22/3018/VRC

PL/22/3018/VRC – Officer Hannah Darley

Address: Willows Stoke Court Drive Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4LU

Proposal: Variation of condition 4 (approved plans) of planning permission PL/21/3212/FA (Demolition of existing garage and single storey element. Proposed single storey extension with accommodation in the roof space, balcony to rear elevation, 4 roof lights and 3 dormer windows. Alterations to main roof.) to allow for changes to garage layout and an increase in the garage loft accommodation.

Parish Comments: – Object – Our Previous comments apply.

PL/22/3019/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 1 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

Proposal: Single storey rear extension with roof lanterns and an addition of a roof lantern over the existing side extension

Parish Comments: – No comment

PL/22/3102/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: Greentyles Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part single/part two storey side and rear extension and porch.

Parish Comments: – Object – over developed

H9 (b) The proposal is over dominant and obtrusive.

PL/22/2710/OA Wexham Springs Data Centre

Parish Comments: Stoke Poges Parish Council object to this application for several reasons

This proposal is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt and within the Framewood Conservation Area. The developers have requested a considerable increase in area to replace the current 11,000sq m (118,400 sq. ft) of office floor space with a data centre of 60,000sq m (645,840 sq. ft) and additional plant areas and parking.  This increase is double the size of the original proposal therefore misleading. As the proposal is now bigger than originally proposed this will lead to an increase in noise and heat omissions. The proposed height of the building is higher that the tallest trees therefore its visibility will impact on the openness of the Greenbelt.

The proposal offers an area as a nature reserve, there has been no information on how this will be accessed by local residents and not attract people generally wanting to use this space leading to an increase in traffic.

We do not believe that any special circumstances have been met for a development of this size.

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/22/3147/FA                    New Cottage, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AN

Erection of front boundary wall and gates, extension of vehicular crossover, widening of access and extension of parking area.

PL/22/3203/FA                    1 Elderfield Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DE

Part two storey/ part single storey side/rear extension, front porch, loft conversion with side dormer window and 2 front, 2 rear and 1 side roof lights, changes to doors and windows.

PL/22/3260/VRC                 99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Variation of condition 18 (approved plans) of PP PL/22/1796/VRC – Variation of condition 17 (approved plans of PP PL/22/0466/FA (Demolition of bungalow and garage and erection of detached dwelling with new access and drive position with surface parking and boundary fences) to increase roof pitch and width to allow for: alterations to the roof to include rooflights and dormer windows.

PL/22/2802/FA                    5 Chapel Cottages, Chapel Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QL

Demolition of existing garage, outbuildings and garden structures and erection of single storey dwellinghouse.

PL/22/3359/PAHAS             Heatherset, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Notification under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, Amendment to Part 1 of Schedule 2 Class AA for additional storey to existing dwellinghouse (maximum height increase 2.7 meters)

PL/22/3245/FA                    Hollybush Farm, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Demolition of existing single storey front elevation porch, first floor side extension, conversion of a garage to living space and alterations and changes to window and doors.

PL/22/3295/FA                    8 Elderfield Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DE

Part garage conversion to living space with change to middle side window.

PL/22/3369/FA                    Seven Latches, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Demolition and reconstruction of roof including height increase, loft conversion to habitable space, garage conversion to habitable space, changes to windows and doors.

AMENDED PLANS

TREE PRESEERVATION ORDER

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/22/2136/FA                    Fernlea, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Extension to the rear of the existing garage.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2154/KA                    Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

Beech (T1) – Crown lift up to 2 mtrs.  Yew G2 x 5 – Crown lift up to 1.5mtrs, trim back by 1m.  Hornbeam (T3) – Crown lift up to 1.5mtrs.  Cypress T4 – Crown lift up to 1.5mts,  Irish Yew G5 – Tie in wires and trim.  Yew G6 – Reduce to 4m level and prune back by 1m.  Sycamore (T7) – Fell.  Ash (T8) – Prune bough over greaves by 4m.  Yew (T8) – Reduce by 50% (4m) and reshape.  Sycamore (t10) x 2 – Fell. (Stoke Poges Conservation Area).

Planning Comments – No comment. No felling of trees involved. However, arborist repot advised.

No TPO’s required, continue.

PL/22/2160/TP                     Clevehurst Lodge, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

C5, C6, C9, C11 Cypress – top to a height of approximately 8m.  C7, C8, C10 Cypress – Fell.  C4 Laurel – Fell.  C1 – Lilac – Fell. C2 Cypress – Fell.  C3 Holly – Fell. A1, A2 Cedar -Crown lift to approx. 8m (TPO/SBDC/2008/12).

Planning Comments – Object

Approach taken and comments consistent with previous felling requests not supported by TPO/ Arborist or Tree Surgeon reports.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/22/0212/FA                    Brimmers, Farthing Green Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JH

Single storey front extension, garage and new roof with 7 side rooflights.

Parish Comments: – Object, The Drawings are insufficient, and we spent lots of time trying to read them: –

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

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1796/VRC                 99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Variation of condition 17 (approved plans) pf PL/22/0466/FA (Demolition of a bungalow and garage and erection of detached dwelling with new access and drive position with surface parking and boundary fences) to increase roof pitch and width.

Parish Comments – Object

Approach taken and comments consistent with original planning request response for PL/22/0466/FA as the new proposal increases the building size and its dominance.

One letter of objection from a neighbour.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1405/FA                    Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Buck, SL2 4PX

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

Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments still apply which were: –

Object, Policies EP3, H9 (a) & (b) and H11apply, along with the NPPF section 12 paragraph 127 (c).  

The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear over dominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site. As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore, the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF. Furthermore, the proposed development would not reflect the form or height of existing buildings to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study. Which refers to informal asymmetrical architectural style properties under page 158 section 11.45.

The current usage of the access drive/track is limited and the potential of vehicle usage if allowed will entirely overload capacity.  TR5(c) & H11 (e) apply.

The above policies all still apply as well as the NPPF section 16 – 184, 185, 190 & 193 and the Core Strategy Section 8. 

This property is subject to an NDHA, Top Cottage and Little Chesters have group value under an NDHA pending blue, therefore this development would significantly harm the NDHA pairing meaning this group value would no longer exist!

We do feel that buildings of such value are a rarity and therefore should be persevered. The internal alterations are just as important as the external alterations in this case as such things as fireplaces for example are a reflection of an Arts and Crafts style house.

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/2234/FA                    Hillsborough, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH

Two storey side and rear extension, 1st floor side extension, single storey front porch extension, loft conversion including rear dormers and rooflights to the front and sides.

Parish Comments: – Object, Over-dominant. 

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. We believe this proposal will be to the detriment of the character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

WITHDRAWN

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Herby Permits

PL/22/2168/FA                    29 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BU

Demolition of outbuilding, proposed garden room, rear façade alterations and associated works.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2128/FA                    94 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension connection to existing detached garage.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2523/FA                    Witterings, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EZ

Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing outbuilding, alternations to front porch and window at front/side elevation.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2537/FA                    Boundary Meadow, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BB

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

Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments apply which were: –

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 Collum Green Road, 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 terms 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.

In addition to the previous comments, we refer you to the NPPF Paragraph 145 (d) & (g).  Also, the Ecology reports show that bats were present in the roof of the house which sadly has now been demolished, we would like to know what provision has been made to re-house those bats which should have been protected.

The Parish Council is in the process of compiling its Neighbourhood Plan along with a list of potential NDHA properties and this house was on the list!!!

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/22/2410/FA                    Four Pennies, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Roof extension and construction of first floor balcony.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2362/FA                    24 Deans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JX

Vehicular access and hardstanding to front of property.

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2623/FA                    Beltrees, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PA

First floor side extension.

Parish Comments: – Object. 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) We believe that this will be contrary to the Green Belt 50% rules.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1769/FA                    Martins Plain, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PH

Entrance gates with brick piers and walls (resubmission of PP 17/00326/FUL)

Parish Comments: – Object, our previous comments still apply which were: –

Object, Policies GB1, EP3 (a), (c), (d), (e), & (f), EP4 (b), H9 (a), (b) & (d), GB13, TR 5 (b) & (c) all apply!!!

The proposed front boundary wall, if permitted, would result in a visually intrusive road-side 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 of the street scene.  As such it is considered that this element of the proposal is contrary to policy EP3 of the SBD local plan.

In addition to previous comments, we note that the re-submission is taller than the previous application and this gives us further reasons to object. the proposed development constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt which by definition is harmful to the Green Belt. No very special circumstances exist in this case sufficient to warrant an exception to Green Belt policy. As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1, GB11 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (Protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF (2019)

PL/22/2012/FA                    Stoke Grange, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Construction of outbuilding to be used incidental to the main dwellinghouse.

Parish Comments – Object – (GB1 applies. Current enforcement ES/22/00127/COU in place. Greenbelt comment B)

Approach taken – This represents residential infill in greenbelt and appears to be an attempt to construct an outbuilding that can later be changed to residential use and re-developed.

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/22/2248/FA                    10 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Proposed single storey side extension, garage conversion, garage new build and associated works.

Parish Comments: -No Comment

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/2495/FA                    Stoke Green Farmhouse, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Two storey side/rear infill extension with internal alterations including relocation of downstairs cloakroom, changes to layout and refurbishment of ceilings.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2496/HB                    Stoke Green Farmhouse, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Listed Building Consent for: – Two storey side/rear infill extension with internal alterations including relocation of downstairs cloakroom, changes to layout and refurbishment of ceilings

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent

PL/22/2625/FA                    10 Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BT

Widening existing vehicular access.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1830/FA                    Land adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks     

Erection of a detached dwelling house.

Parish Comments – Object

Approach taken – There is conditional approval for a chalet bungalow. These plans are for an increase to 2 stories and additional roof space living. This was previously refused planning, so our comments remain.

One letter of objection from a neighbour

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/22/2045/FA                    Oakmeade, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Construction of decking around proposed pool.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/4297/FA                    King & King, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PW

Change of use of ground floor to residential flat with associated changes to doors and windows.

Parish Comments: – Object we believe it to be a community asset.  Policy S4 applies.

WITHDRAWN

PL/22/2043/FA                    Oakmeade, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Garage conversion t living space, new side velux window, replacement decking to accommodate leisure pool and changes to doors and windows (park retrospective)

Planning Comments – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/0706/EU                    Grays Meadow, Grays Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4JG

Certificate of Lawfulness for existing and mixed use comprising of commercial car sales, storage and repair of vehicles and residential.

Hereby Certify

PL/22/2301/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 5A Pennylets Green Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4BU

Proposal: Construction of outbuilding ancillary to property.

Parish Comments: – Object -Policy H12 (C) – The dwelling could also be sublet in the future to a non-relative.

Policy H13 (f) – The dwelling would be obtrusive and visible from connected neighbouring property on the first floor (looking from the rear to the left). The side elevation has a small window which would be against a neighbour’s boundary wall.

We assume the current outbuilding will be taken down to erect this new building.

Hereby Permits

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