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The Stoke Poges Good Neighbour Scheme is ready and willing to provide assistance to parishioners who are self-isolating. Their advice is to try online shopping in the first instance but if you cannot then contact: SPGNS [Email address: SPGNS #AT# outlook.com - replace #AT# with @ ] or 07591 350159

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http://pinewoodnurseries.co.uk/farmshop/

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Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Monday 18 October 2021

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

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only.

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

Meeting ID:- 879 0920 6853  Passcode:- 124104

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds

Also present:- 3 members of public.

MINUTES

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

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

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

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

054/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

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

055/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

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

None

056/PL/21           Minutes

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

057/PL/21           Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

059/PL/21           Correspondence.

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

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

3. NOTED Stoke Park – No Update

060/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

NOTED Updates were given at the Full Parish Council meeting.

061/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

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

NOTED Next meeting date:  15 November 2021

Meeting ended at:-8.54pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magnolia – Fell – Stoke Poges Conservation Area

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

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

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

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicular Access (Part Retrospective)

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

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

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

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

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

First floor extension over existing ground floor.

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

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

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

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

This proposal, if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist.

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

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

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

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

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

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

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

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

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

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

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

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

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

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

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

Replacement of 4 timber windows.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area. Therefore the proposal is contrary to policies H9 and EP3 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999), and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011), and the NPPF. Furthermore, the proposed development would not reflect the form or height of existing buildings on this designated Formal Suburban Road, to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study.

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

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

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

Amended Plans.

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

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

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

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

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

Hereby Grants Consent.

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

No TPO to be made, works can go ahead.

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

Single storey front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

Hereby Grants Consent.

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

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

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

Hereby Permits

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

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

Parish Comments – No Comment

Withdrawn

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

Vehicular access to Gerrards Cross Road.

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

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

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

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

Hereby Refuse Permission

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment on the proposed building.

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

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

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

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

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

Parish Comments:- No comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Received – Written Reps

Appeal Allowed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written Reps by 9 November 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

20 October 2021                                                                          

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

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

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

017/RE/21     Apologies for absence.

018/RE/21     Declarations of interest

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

019/RE/21     Minutes

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

020/RE/21     Football Bells Hill

Update and any decisions necessary.

021/RE/21     Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari field and other paddocks. 

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

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

Update and any decisions as required.

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

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

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

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

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

023/RE/21     Pavilion

Update and any decisions as required.

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

024/RE/21     Allotments

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

025/RE/21   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party.

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

026/PC/21   Santa Sleigh

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

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

027/PC/21   Carols on the Green

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

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

028/PC/21   Litter Picking Events

To agree next litter picking dates and times

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

Football Teams

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

Paddocks

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

Pavilion

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

Uniformed groups.

Allotments

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

Tennis Club

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

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

Playground Inspections/Litter Picking

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

Pavilion Management

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

031/PC/21 – Finance Budgets 22/23

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

032/RE/21 – Date of next meeting: – 

28 February 2022

Agenda Planning Committee for Monday 18 October 2021

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 18 OCTOBER 2021 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only.

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

Meeting ID:- 879 0920 6853  Passcode:- 124104

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

13 October 2021

AGENDA

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

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

054/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

055/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

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

056/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 20 September 2021 (previously circulated)              

057/PL/21           Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

059/PL/21           Correspondence.

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

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

3. Stoke Park – Update

060/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

061/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

062/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

Next meeting date:  15 November 2021

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

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

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

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

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

Magnolia – Fell – Stoke Poges Conservation Area

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicular Access (Part Retrospective)

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

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

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

First floor extension over existing ground floor.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Part single/part two storey side/rear extension.

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

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

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

Replacement of 4 timber windows.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

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

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

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

Hereby Grants Consent.

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

No TPO to be made, works can go ahead.

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

Single storey front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

Hereby Grants Consent.

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

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

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

Hereby Permits

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

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

Parish Comments – No Comment

Withdrawn

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

Vehicular access to Gerrards Cross Road.

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

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

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

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

Hereby Refuse Permission

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment on the proposed building.

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

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

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

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

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

Parish Comments:- No comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Received – Written Reps

Appeal Allowed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written Reps by 9 November 21

Agenda Full Parish Council Meeting Monday 11 October 2021

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 11 OCTOBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

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

Meeting ID: 861 1487 2523Password: – 243147

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

6 October 2021

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

087/PC/21 – Public Session Time (7.30 pm-7.45 pm)

The meeting is open to the public and press and fifteen minutes will be reserved, if required, for public comment. As per instructions in summons above.

088/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

089/PC/21 – Declarations of interest      

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

090/PC/21 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 September 2021 (previously circulated). 

091/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

To receive a presentation from Jack Pearce Co-Ordinator for the Beeches Board.

Update from Cllr Egleton

To agree any schemes to be submitted by extended deadline, brought back from last meeting.

092/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

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

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

Update on the adoption of an equality policy and non-disclosure agreement from our solicitor. Circulated.

To note that cost of works on both is £950.00.

095/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

096/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Update from Cllr Bagge on council email addresses

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

Update on request from resident to look at a proposed scheme to help prevent an accident in the absence of a lollipop person. Brought back.

098/PC/21 – Signage         

Update on request from resident to add signage coming in and out of the village to Slow Down and look out for Wildlife Crossing. Circulated.

099/PC/21 – Parking Enforcement

Update from Cllr Bagge, brought back from last meeting.

100/PC/21 – Carols on the Green

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

To agree to allow the little houses display on the Bells Hill Green again this year.

101/PC/21 – Code of Conduct

Buckinghamshire Council have adopted a new Code of Conduct.  To agree to adopt for Stoke Poges Parish Council as agreed at the last meeting. Circulated.

102/PC/21 – Queens Jubilee 2022

Deputy Lord Lieutenant Andrew Smith would like to support this event and also be involved in the possibility of the Queens Jubilee Trees.  Dates recommended are Beacon lighting on Thursday 2 June 2022 and Big Lunch on Sunday 5 June 2022.  To decide on Tree purchase.  To discuss and decide our arrangements.

103/PC/21 – Remembrance Sunday 13 November 2021

To agree arrangements for the day at the flagpole. To decide who will lay the wreath and posies. To note that the Church members will be walking from the green to the church for their service and have asked for Councilor’s to help Marshall the event?  Access to the church will be via Eventbrite.

104/PC/21 – Stoke Poges United Charity

Following a resignation and a term ending, two Parish Council nominations are required to the Charity, to agree.

105/PC/21 – Recreation & Environment Committee

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

106/PC/21 – Grass Cutting/Maintenance Contract

Current agreement is a rolling one-year contract from April 2022.  Current contractor would like to offer a 3 year contract this time but with no increases.  To decide.

107/PC/21 – Bells Hill Green Maintenance Contract

To agree rolling on one further year from January 2022 with the increment in January being determined by the RPI for December f the preceding year as agreed last year.

108/PC/21 – BMKALC

To agree whether or not to join for 22/23. Costings circulated.

109/PC/21 – Stoke Poges Welcome Pack

Welcome pack put together by Cllr Thomas Hogg and the request of £19 towards the distribution, circulated.  To decide.

110/PC/21 – Community SpeedWatch signs.

To agree to purchase eight signs to be installed at entry points to the parish, to indicate that Community SpeedWatch surveillance may be operating.

111/PC/21 – School Working Party

The group met last week so an update from Cllr Carter and Cllr Bagge and to discuss Body Worn Cameras and to decide if they can be purchased.

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

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

113/PC/21 – Finance

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

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

 (3) Bank reconciliations – September 2021 circulated.

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

114/PC/21 – Annual Return/Audit 20/21

To note 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.

115/PC/21 – Enforcement Officer

To resolve to agree to part fund the officer for 2022/23 at a cost of £20600.00 per annum.

116/PC/21 – Website

To discuss and decide on an offer to redesign the website.

117/PC/21 – Circulars List/Correspondence and Items received by clerk but not on agenda.

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

Correspondence: –

1. Consultation on 20mph Zones – Circulated

118/PC/21 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 18 October 2021

Recreation & Environment Meeting – 25 October 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 8 November 2021 followed by

Finance & General Purposes – 8 November 2021.

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on Monday 20 September 2021

MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only.

Zoom Link:- https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86106962928?pwd=b1o2R2VYOHE3MEJLeWJ4YUk2Q0M2Zz09

Meeting ID:- 861 0696 2928  Passcode:- 382898

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

Also Present:- 2 members of public

AGENDA

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

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

Two members of public asked about application PL/21/3213/FA

044/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from:- Cllr Bassi, Cllr Flower, Mr Harris, Mr Rawlings and Mrs Simmonds (Clerk).

045/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

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

None

046/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED  to Approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 16 August 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

047/PL/21           Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

049/PL/21           Correspondence.

1. Basement Policy – Brought back from last meeting. Response from County to discuss. AGREED to draft another letter stating it is more urgent.

2. Parish & Town Council Involvement in Planning Applications – Brought back from last meeting. Defer to next meeting.

3. Stoke Park – Mary to forward to Mr Duncombe, Mr Harris and Mr Rawlings.

050/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updated.

051/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

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

NOTED Next meeting date:  18 October 2021

Meeting ended at 9.52pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment on the proposed building.

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

PL/21/3213/FA                  18 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LD

Erection of a detached outbuilding to the rear of the garden.

Parish Council Comments:   Object

This application has failed to supply information regarding the trees so it is not possible to assess the full impact of the proposed building.  It has also failed to demonstrate how the net gain of biodiversity will be achieved.  No ecology report has been submitted.  We have grave concerns about damage to a 150 year old Sweet Chestnut tree which has amenity and ecological value.

The proposal has failed to address the impact on the adjacent 150 year old Sweet Chestnut tree.  It has not taken into account BS5837:2005 “Trees in Relation to Construction” and is likely to have a considerable impact on the trees’ root system and would result in the pruning of the tree to the detriment of the health and stability of the tree and its continuing contribution to the visual amenity and character of the area.  As such the proposal is considered to be contrary to policies EP3 and EP4. 

We feel that NPPF II 109 and 113 apply as does H13f.

PL/21/3131/FA                  Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Glasshouse

Parish Council Comments:  

We have grave concerns about further development on this green belt site particularly as there are several

outstanding enforcement issues. In the past planning permission has been given for a greenhouse which is used as

a car showroom and forklift truck business.  This has now created a need for a further greenhouse.  In short the

Applicant already has an agricultural building which is not being used for agricultural purposes.

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

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

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

PL/21/3027/FA                  Temple Cottage, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Remodelling and redesign of existing property to allow for part second floor with flat roof extension, front two storey extension, changes to windows and doors, upper portion to be clad in flat tiles and lower in brick, detached side open carports, single storey rear extension to existing detached garages, swimming pool and extension to patio steps in rear garden.

Parish Council Comments: Object We believe the following apply to this application – EP3e and d, GBI i and ii

and Appendix 8 – 5.1

PL/21/2819/FA                  24 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single, part two storey front and side extensions, 2 storey rear extension and internal alterations.

Parish Council Comments:  Object. We believe the following apply to this application

H11 a, b and d, EP3 a, b, c, d and f, Appendix 8 – 3.1

PL/21/3378/FA                  Huntsmoor, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Loft conversions to living space with 2 rear dormers and 1 rooflight.

Parish Council Comments:  

No Comment

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

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

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

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/1826/FA                  22 Wakefield Crescent, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DF

Proposed two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1744/FA                  Farthings, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6PA

Single storey rear extension, conversion of garage into living space and demolition of existing conservatory.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1269/HB                 9 Framewood Manor, Framewood Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QR

Listed Building Consent for 7 side rooflights and internal alterations.

Parish Comments:- Object, The NPPF Paragraph 189 and Policy C6 (a) – (d) apply.  This we believe is an urbanising feature.

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1550/FA                  7 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

Single storey rear and front extensions and extension of front canopy roof.

Parish Comments:- Object, Policies EP3 (a), H9 (a) & (b) and EP5 (a) & (b) all apply.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1591/FA                  Field House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Erection of an outbuilding with an indoor swimming pool ancillary to the main house.

Parish Comments:-  Object, policies GB10 (e) and H13 (b) & (f) apply.  We have concerns about the Green Belt 50% rules.

Withdrawn

PL/21/1667/FA                  Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Dropped kerb and boundary treatment with brick piers, walls and sliding security gate to create a new vehicular access onto Hollybush Hill.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/21/1748/FA                  95A Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DQ

First Floor side extension to extend over single storey flat roof.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1790/FA                  57 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1905/FA                  6 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BP

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1945/FA                  175 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DH

Single storey front porch extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1928/FA                  The Cricket Club, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

Installation of a container for storage.

Parish Council Comments:   Object

There is already a container one container located here and we feel that adding another will clutter what is a Green Belt site and conservation area.  We feel this is an urbanising feature.  It will cause loss of parking and drainage issues.  The site is next to a Grade 2 listed building.  We feel it would be more pleasing in Green Belt to have one solution.

Withdrawn

PL/21/2014/FA                  45 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Proposed outbuilding in rear garden.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2207/FA                  45 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

Demolition of existing single storey extension and erection of a two-storey side and rear extension, additional window to front elevation (renewal of previously approved application 16/00175/FUL)

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2305/FA                  White Cottage, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Raising of roof ridge height on part of the building to allow for first floor accommodation.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2349/TP                  Chestnuts, 1A Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

T1 – Lime Tree – Fell (SBDC TPO No 13, 1994)

Parish Comments: – Object, there is not enough evidence to remove a healthy tree.  Policy L10 applies.  It is considered that this tree does not pose a significant risk of harm and the application to fell it has not been properly justified.  The tree has amenity and ecological value, and its retention is justified.  To feel the tree would therefore be contrary to policy L10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999).                Hereby Grants Consent.

PL/21/2497/FA                  West End Cottage, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Single storey rear and side extensions and addition of window and door to side elevations.

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

Hereby Permit

NOTED APPEALS

PL/20/3069/FA                  11 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part two storey/part first floor side extension, first floor rear extension, front porch, changes to doors and windows, demolition of garage and removal of chimney.

Parish Comments: – The proposal, by virtue of its constrained plot size is not of a form of development which is compatible with the scale and spacious pattern of development in the surrounding area. As such, the proposal would adversely impact upon this existing character and appearance of the area, contrary to policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (Adopted March 1999) refer).

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

Appeal Dismissed

Minutes Full PArish Council Meeting 13 September 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Present: – Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan, Cllr Flower, Cllr Knox-Scott, Cllr Moore & Cllr Pritchard.

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present: -5 members of public.

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

066/PC/21 – Public Session Time (7.30 pm-7.45 pm)

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

None

067/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Carter and Cllr Egleton.

068/PC/21 – Declarations of interest      

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

None

069/PC/21 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 5 July 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

070/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

Cllr Bagge reported that the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan was due to be adopted on Wednesday at full council. This is important because it commits to taking 8000 homes unmet need from the south of the county.  Buckinghamshire are continuing to work through priorities.  Discussions are taking place about re-surfacing roads.

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

Cllr Bagge reported that Stoke Poges News has been circulated and thanked Cllr Cox for his part in the distribution.  The litter pick on 11 September was attended by just three members of public and Cllr Bagge.  Stoke Park has advertised for staff to help in the new petting zoo and the wording of the advert adds fuel to the rumours about the hotel’s use under new ownership.  The Speed watch Team have been back out on Bells Hill and Wexham Street.

072/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Cllr Bagge reported that the coordinator of the Beeches Board would like to attend the next meeting to introduce himself.  TfB highways schemes have a deadline of 30 September but can be extended, bring to October meeting with ideas.

Cllr Pritchard said she would be interested in being the new representative for the Board and will discuss it with Cllr Bagge.

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

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to adopt an equality policy circulated and agreed to pay for solicitor to check and make sure it is adequate. Bring back.

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to ask solicitor to provide a basic non-disclosure agreement.

Funds to be taken from the legal budget.

074/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.  Work is progressing.

075/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Cllr Bagge has contacted each member with details on how to set up the new council email addresses, some issues occurring.  Bring back.

076/PC/21 – Defibrillator

Cllr Crocker confirmed that the cabinet is installed at the pavilion and our 5th defibrillator will be installed as soon as it is registered.  Thanks to Dale Jones who installed it for free as a contribution to the village and thanks to the Rose & Crown who donated £500 of raised funds (£250 raised and £250 matched by the pub) toward the defibrillator.  The Fox and Pheasant are also fundraising.

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

Update on request from resident to look at a proposed scheme to help prevent an accident in the absence of a lollipop person. Still ongoing, Cllr Bagge chasing, bring back.

078/PC/21 – Signage         

Update on request from resident to add signage coming in and out of the village to Slow Down and look out for Wildlife Crossing. Still ongoing, bring back.

079/PC/21 – Parking Enforcement

Cllr Bagge taken away issues and will chase again. Bring back.

080/PC/21 – Carols on the Green

Cllr Bassi updated the members of her thoughts on moving the event to the school and a report was tabled.  After much discussion Cllr Finan proposed that the event stays at the Village Centre for this year and for the working party to look into maybe changing the venue next year. RESOLVED to agree 7 for, 1 against and 1 abstained.

081/PC/21 – Insurance

Cllr Crocker proposed to accept the 3-year agreement quote from BHIB from 1st October 2021 which was seconded by Cllr Pritchard, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

082/PC/21 – Code of Conduct

Buckinghamshire Council have adopted a new Code of Conduct.  RESOLVED to agree all in favour to revamp to suit Stoke Poges Parish Council and to bring back to adopt at the next meeting.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 21 June 2021 – Agreed/Signed 19 July 2021.
  2. Planning Committee Minutes 19 July 2021 – Agreed/Signed 16 August 2021
  3. Recreation & Environment Minutes 8 February 2021 – Agreed /Signed 19 July 2021

084/PC/21 – Finance

 (1) RECEIVED Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – July/August 2021

 (2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature July/August 2021 – £21631.18

 (3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – July/August 2021

 (4) RECEIVED Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – July/August2021

085/PC/21 – Bank Accounts

NOTED a new bank account has been opened with Redwood bank.

086/PC/21 – Circulars List/Correspondence and Items received by clerk but not on agenda.

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

Correspondence: –

1. NOTED Thank you received from Horticultural Society for use of Recreation Ground for parking at their show.

086/PC/21 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 20 September 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 11 October 2021 Followed by

Recreation & Environment Meeting – 11 October 2021

Meeting ended at 8.43pm

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 20 September 2021

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only.

Zoom Link:- https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86106962928?pwd=b1o2R2VYOHE3MEJLeWJ4YUk2Q0M2Zz09

Meeting ID:- 861 0696 2928  Passcode:- 382898

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

13 September 2021

AGENDA

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

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

044/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

045/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

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

046/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 16 August 2021 (previously circulated) 

047/PL/21           Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

049/PL/21           Correspondence.

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

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

3. Stoke Park – Update

050/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

051/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

052/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

Next meeting date:  18 October 2021

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

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

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

Parish Comments:- No Comment

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

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

PL/21/3213/FA                  18 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LD

Erection of a detached outbuilding to the rear of the garden.

PL/21/3131/FA                  Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Glasshouse

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

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

PL/21/3027/FA                  Temple Cottage, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Remodelling and redesign of existing property to allow for part second floor with flat roof extension, front two storey extension, changes to windows and doors, upper portion to be clad in flat tiles and lower in brick, detached side open carports, single storey rear extension to existing detached garages, swimming pool and extension to patio steps in rear garden.

PL/21/2819/FA                  24 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part single, part two storey front and side extensions, 2 storey rear extension and internal alterations.

PL/21/3378/FA                  Huntsmoor, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Loft conversions to living space with 2 rear dormers and 1 rooflight.

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

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

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/1826/FA                  22 Wakefield Crescent, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DF

Proposed two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1744/FA                  Farthings, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6PA

Single storey rear extension, conversion of garage into living space and demolition of existing conservatory.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1269/HB                 9 Framewood Manor, Framewood Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QR

Listed Building Consent for 7 side rooflights and internal alterations.

Parish Comments:- Object, The NPPF Paragraph 189 and Policy C6 (a) – (d) apply.  This we believe is an urbanising feature.

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1550/FA                  7 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

Single storey rear and front extensions and extension of front canopy roof.

Parish Comments:- Object, Policies EP3 (a), H9 (a) & (b) and EP5 (a) & (b) all apply.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1591/FA                  Field House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Erection of an outbuilding with an indoor swimming pool ancillary to the main house.

Parish Comments:-  Object, policies GB10 (e) and H13 (b) & (f) apply.  We have concerns about the Green Belt 50% rules.

Withdrawn

PL/21/1667/FA                  Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Dropped kerb and boundary treatment with brick piers, walls and sliding security gate to create a new vehicular access onto Hollybush Hill.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/21/1748/FA                  95A Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DQ

First Floor side extension to extend over single storey flat roof.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1790/FA                  57 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1905/FA                  6 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BP

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1945/FA                  175 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DH

Single storey front porch extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1928/FA                  The Cricket Club, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

Installation of a container for storage.

Parish Council Comments:   Object

There is already a container one container located here and we feel that adding another will clutter what is a Green Belt site and conservation area.  We feel this is an urbanising feature.  It will cause loss of parking and drainage issues.  The site is next to a Grade 2 listed building.  We feel it would be more pleasing in Green Belt to have one solution.

Withdrawn

PL/21/2014/FA                  45 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Proposed outbuilding in rear garden.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2207/FA                  45 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

Demolition of existing single storey extension and erection of a two-storey side and rear extension, additional window to front elevation (renewal of previously approved application 16/00175/FUL)

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2305/FA                  White Cottage, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Raising of roof ridge height on part of the building to allow for first floor accommodation.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/2349/TP                  Chestnuts, 1A Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

T1 – Lime Tree – Fell (SBDC TPO No 13, 1994)

Parish Comments: – Object, there is not enough evidence to remove a healthy tree.  Policy L10 applies.  It is considered that this tree does not pose a significant risk of harm and the application to fell it has not been properly justified.  The tree has amenity and ecological value, and its retention is justified.  To feel the tree would therefore be contrary to policy L10 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999).                Hereby Grants Consent.

PL/21/2497/FA                  West End Cottage, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Single storey rear and side extensions and addition of window and door to side elevations.

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

Hereby Permit

APPEALS

PL/20/3069/FA                  11 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Part two storey/part first floor side extension, first floor rear extension, front porch, changes to doors and windows, demolition of garage and removal of chimney.

Parish Comments: – The proposal, by virtue of its constrained plot size is not of a form of development which is compatible with the scale and spacious pattern of development in the surrounding area. As such, the proposal would adversely impact upon this existing character and appearance of the area, contrary to policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (Adopted March 1999) refer).

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

Appeal Dismissed

Agenda Full Parish Council Monday 13 September 2021 at 7.30pm.

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only.

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87542029422?pwd=YXo4RlZCamFoVFBzTStxbm1NV3hRQT09

Meeting ID: – 875 4202 9422  Password: – 743069

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

7 September 2021

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

066/PC/21 – Public Session Time (7.30 pm-7.45 pm)

The meeting is open to the public and press and fifteen minutes will be reserved, if required, for public comment. As per instructions in summons above.

067/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

068/PC/21 – Declarations of interest      

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

069/PC/21 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 5 July 2021 (previously circulated). 

070/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

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

072/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton

To nominate a new representative for the Board.

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

To adopt an equality policy and agree to pay for solicitor to check and make sure it is adequate. Circulated.

To agree to ask solicitor to provide a basic non-disclosure agreement.

074/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

075/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Update from Cllr Bagge on council email addresses

075/PC/21 – Defibrillator

Update from Cllr Crocker regarding the 5th defibrillator to go to the Pavilion.

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

Update on request from resident to look at a proposed scheme to help prevent an accident in the absence of a lollipop person.

077/PC/21 – Signage         

Update on request from resident to add signage coming in and out of the village to Slow Down and look out for Wildlife Crossing. 

078/PC/21 – Parking Enforcement

Update from Cllr Bagge, brought back from last meeting.

079/PC/21 – Carols on the Green

Update from Cllr Bassi and working party and to make any decisions around the event on 27 November 2021.

080/PC/21 – Insurance

The current three-year agreement ends on 1 October 2021.  To discuss quotes and agree new agreement.

081/PC/21 – Code of Conduct

Buckinghamshire Council have adopted a new Code of Conduct.  To agree to revamp to suit Stoke Poges Parish Council and to bring back to adopt at the next meeting. Circulated.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 21 June 2021 – Agreed/Signed 19 July 2021.
  2. Planning Committee Minutes 19 July 2021 – Agreed/Signed 16 August 2021
  3. Recreation & Environment Minutes 8 February 2021 – Agreed /Signed 19 July 2021

083/PC/21 – Finance

 (1) Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – July/August 2021 circulated.

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

 (3) Bank reconciliations – July/August 2021 circulated.

 (4) Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – July/August2021 circulated.

084/PC/21 – Bank Accounts

To note a new bank account has been opened with Redwood bank.

085/PC/21 – Circulars List/Correspondence and Items received by clerk but not on agenda.

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

Correspondence: –

1. Thank you received from Horticultural Society for use of Recreation Ground for parking at their show.

086/PC/21 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 20 September 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 11 October 2021 Followed by

Recreation & Environment Meeting – 11 October 2021

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting Held Monday 16 August 2021

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON 16 AUGUST 2021 AT 7.30PM HELD IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

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

MINUTES

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

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

None

034/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Fina, Cllr Flower, Mr Harris and Mrs Simmonds

035/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

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

None

036/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 19 July 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

037/PL/21           Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

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

040/PL/21           Correspondence.

1. Basement Policy – Update from Cllr Carter – Bring back to next meeting.

2. Parish & Town Council Involvement in Planning Applications – Bring back to next meeting.

3. Stoke Park – AGREED to write to Cllr Egleton and say that the Parish Council support him writing to the Enforcement Officer and the Conservation Officer.  The Parish Council would like assurances in writing and refer to PL/20/0802/HB as an example of permission that has been applied for and we do not understand why this does not apply to Stoke Park.

041/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

NOTED Updates and no need to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

042/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

NOTED Next meeting date:  20 September 2021

Meeting ended at 8.48pm.

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

Single storey front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

PL/21/2629/FA                  3 Bunby Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4BS

First floor rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/21/2692/FA                  The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Construction of a hard surfaced tennis court with surrounding fencing.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/20/0802/HB                 The Clock House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Listed building consent for changes to doors and windows and internal alterations.

Amended Plans Received.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amended with New Plans

Parish Comments:-  We cannot see the amended plan online so are unable to comment.  Therefore please refer to our previous comments.

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

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

Parish Comments – No Comment

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

NOTED APPEALS

PL/20/3791/FA                  Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Change of use of land for the parking of private ambulances (retrospective).

Parish Comments:-  Object to another commercial business in the Green Belt, Policies GB1, GB4 GB9 (c) & EP3 (f) all apply.

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal

Appeal Dismissed.