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Minutes Planning Committee Monday 17 January 2022

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

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

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present: – One member of public                                                                                                                

MINUTES

083/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 addressed the committee with concerns on application number PL/21/4604/FA

084/PL/21              Apologies for Absence

None

085/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

086/PL/21             Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 13 December 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

087/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.

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

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

089/PL/21             Correspondence.

AGREED by al to write to the Cricket Club regarding the advertising hoarding which they promised to remove.

090/PL/21             Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter update the committee, three meetings have been held and they are back in touch with the consultants, possibly a couple of months behind.

091/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.

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

093/PL/21             NOTED Next meeting date:  21 February 2022

Meeting ended at 9.05pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                                          Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

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

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies H12(F), H13(a) (c) & (d), GB2(g) all apply. This proposal if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Green Belt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would further seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of the Green Belt Policy.”

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

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

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

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

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

PL/21/4476/FA                  Land adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks.

Erection of dwellinghouse.

Parish Comments: – Object, over dominant.  Policies EP3 (a), (b), (c), (d), (f), H9 (a) & (b), EP5 (a) & (b) apply.

Decies Way is a typical small cul-de-sac with modest size houses comprising of a mix of maisonettes, small two storey flats and terraced houses.  A six bedroomed detached house does not sit well within the size of the plot. Surrounding roads such as Penn Meadow and Sefton Close do not have any three-story houses therefore this proposal will be incongruent within this vicinity. We also believe that this house will cause overlooking affecting privacy.

With regards to the planting scheme outlined in the application, which we presume is to soften the proposed development and add some privacy to surrounding houses, we communicated with Buckinghamshire Council Planning and Enforcement on another recent application where the planning approval was subject to a conditional planting scheme. This scheme has not been delivered. The response from Enforcement was as follows:

‘We see that there is concern specifically in relation to the lack of planting along the northern boundary. In order to assess whether it is expedient for us to enforce this breach of condition, we have to look at the reason the condition was imposed.

 On this occasion it was imposed to provide a suitable amenity for the development. Having assessed the development, and the works undertaken, we agree with the case officer’s decision that the lack of planting along this boundary does not result in a poor amenity for the development.

 For this reason, there is no planning harm from the breach and therefore we are not in a position to take action. Whilst the lack of planting is a shame, given the small area available, it is unlikely that any planting would be substantial enough to have any significant impact on the scheme when viewed in the context of the entire development’.

PL/21/4727/FA                  14 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Two storey side, part two storey and part single storey rear extensions and changes to windows.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/21/4643/FA                  Hillsborough, Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AH

Part two storey, part single storey rear and side, first floor side and single storey front porch extensions and changes to windows.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/21/4616/FA                  Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Demolition of existing house and erection of new dwelling.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/21/4863/HB                 Old Tiles, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Listed building consent for internal alterations to the first floors of the property, the removal of two windows and all associated works.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/21/4862/FA                  Old Tiles, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HN

Removal of two windows and all associated works.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment

PL/21/4611/FA                  The Stoke Poges School, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LN

Erection of single storey classroom building.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

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, 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.

Hereby Permits

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

Installation of an England and Wales Cricket Board approved 3-Lane system within a safety fenced enclosure and with surrounding security 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.  AMENDED PLANS IN RED.  COMMENTS FROM ORIGINAL PLANS ARE: -The Parish Council Clerk has asked the County Councillors to call this application in, acknowledged 25 May 2021.

Parish Council Comments:  Object 

We have already asked for this application to be called in and would ask that our previous comments are taken into account.  We would like to add that we feel this is an urbanising feature and will affect the openness of the Green Belt.  We feel that EP3, R6, C1, GB1, NPPF 143 and 144 apply.  This proposal, if permitted, would be likely to act as a precursor for further applications of similar types of development within this part of the Green Belt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Green Belt and the aims and objectives of Green Belt policy.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1952/FA                    61 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Demolition of existing garage, part two, part single storey side, first floor rear, single storey rear and single storey front extensions.

Parish Council Comments:   Object

We feel the following apply to this application H11d, EP3, H9a and b, Appendix 6 1.1, Appendix 8 Section 3 3.1 and Appendix 8 Section 4 4.1

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

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 render and changed to windows and doors.

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

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

Replacement of 4 timber windows.

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Withdrawn

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

Construction of new dwelling.

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

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

Hereby Refuse Permission

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

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

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

First floor side extension.

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

Withdrawn

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

Withdrawn

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

Vehicular Access (Part Retrospective)

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

Hereby Permits in Part

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

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

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

Hereby Grants Consent

APPEALS

Agenda Full Parish Council Meeting Monday 10 January 2022 at 7.30pm.

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 10 JANUARY 2022 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

5 January 2022

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

162/PC/22 – Public Session Time (7.30 pm-7.45 pm)

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

163/PC/22 – Apologies for Absence

164/PC/22 – Declarations of interest      

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

165/PC/22 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 6 December 2021 (previously circulated). 

166/PC/22 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton /Cllr Pritchard

To agree to request from Cllr Knox-Scott for funding for a portable mobile speed sign to be put on Gerrards Cross Road as you approach the village and the 30mph section. Circulated.

167/PC/22 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

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

169/PC/22 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

170/PC/22 – Email Addresses

Update.

171/PC/22 – Footpath to Recreation Ground alongside Aldridge Place

Update

172/PC/22 – Wildlife Signage

To note that County have not agreed to extra signage for wildlife crossing on incoming roads to the village.  Circulated.

173/PC/22 – Planning Committee

To note that one councillor has resigned from this committee.

174/PC/22 – Land Registry

Item requested by Cllr Carter to look at registering all Parish Council owned land.

175/PC/22 – Reception 2022

To agree whether or not to go ahead with the Reception on  March 25, 2021. 

176/PC/22 – Cups 2022

To agree cup recipients.

177/PC/22 – Carol on the Green Debrief

Debrief about the event held on 27 November 2021

To agree finances and amount to be paid to the School PTA Steam Cabin fund. Circulated

To agree date for next event Saturday 26 November 2022.

178/PC/22 – Pond   

To note email received from a resident who backs onto the pond.  To decide response.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 15 November 2021 – Agreed/Signed 13 December 2021

180/PC/22 – Finance

 (1) Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – December 2021. Circulated

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

 (3) Bank reconciliations – December 2021. Circulated

 (4) Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – December 2021. Circulated

181/PC/22 – Circulars List/Correspondence and Items received by clerk but not on agenda.

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

Correspondence: –

182/PC/22 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 17 January 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting – 14 February 2022

Minutes Planning Committee Monday 13 December 2021

MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON

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

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

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

MINUTES

072/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

073/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Flower and Mrs Simmonds (Clerk).

074/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

075/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 November 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

076/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.

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

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

078/PL/21           Correspondence.

1. Stoke Park – Nothing to update

2. Clevehurst Lodge – Agreed to write to Buckinghamshire Council Planning and Enforcement regarding planting scheme.

079/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter reported that the project had come to a standstill due to pieces of work that had not been delivered which has put everyone back. Two members are now unable to continue until next year due to commitments over the festive period. One other member has agreed to take on the work and the committee will hopefully meet again on 13 January 2022.  This has put the funding of the project and the timings in jeopardy. Defer to next meeting.

080/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.

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

082/PL/21           NOTED Next meeting date:  17 January 2022

Meeting ended:- 8.58pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

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

Part single, part two storey front and side extensions, part two storey, part singe storey rear extension and internal alternations.

Amended Plans

Parish Comments:- Our previous comments still apply which were:-

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

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/21/4099/VRC              Land adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Variation of condition 13 (approved pland) of PP PL/18/2849/FA. (Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new detached chalet bungalow served by the existing vehicular access) to allow re-positioning of bungalow 1m further back.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

PL/21/4295/FA                  Framewood Nursery, Hoolybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Demolition of existing garage, proposed single storey detached garage.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PL/21/3941/FA                  Boxted Grange, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Demolition of extensions and garage of existing property, sub-division of plot and erection of new dwelling with parking.

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Polices EP3, H9, H10 all apply along with the Townscape Character Study section 8.1.4, 8.3 and 8.4.

The layout of the road is unique and subdividing the plot would change the character of the road.  The Local Authority would find it difficult to accept similar applications in the future.

PL/21/4514/FA                  Blue Bell Cottage, 77 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LW

Demolition of existing single storey side and rear extensions, new part single, part two storey rear and single storey side extensions.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

PL/21/4500/FA                  58 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

PL/21/3879/FA                  Field House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Change of use to agricultural and erection of detached outbuilding for smallholder farming.

Parish Comments:-  Object,  Polcies GB1 (i) (ii), GB1 3.18 and 3.19, TR5, EP3 and H9 all apply.  We note there is not report from Highways, and there is no indication of where the access will be.  This is a busy road and it is near a junction.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/1773/HB                 Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Listed building consent for alterations to add a spiral wine store under the existing floor level with and access hatch and external ventilations pipes to north elevation.

Parish Comments: – Object Policy C6 (a) (b) & (c).  Difficult to make a comment without seeing a Conservation Officers Report.

Listed Building Consent Granted

APPEALS

PL/21/1343/OA                 Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Outline Planning Permission for construction of two detached dwellings (all matters reserved)

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Our comments for the previous refusal still apply which were:-

Parish Comments:-  Object, policy GB1 and GB11 apply as well as NPPF Clause 144 & 145.  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.  This proposal would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the buildings when considered in relation to the original buildings and its potential intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Green Belt which, individually and when considered in the context of an accumulation of similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims and objectives of the Green Belt. As such, the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) which seek to ensure that extensions to dwellings within the Green Belt are, inter alia, of a small scale in relation to the size of the original dwelling, and to section 9 of the NPPF (Protecting Green Belt Land). 

The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances.  The proposed conversion of the existing residential out building, into a self-contained dwelling house, and use of the surrounding land as a separate residential curtilage would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful.  No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy.  As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

We do not accept the argument set out within the planning statement, concerning either limited infilling in villages, nor do we accept the premise that the site is well connected to the village of Stoke Poges.  Stoke Wood is not physically a part of the village.  The suggestion it is a 30 minute walk from the village centre is an exaggeration for most people.

In addition we still Object as this will set a precedent for other infill developments.  Policies GB1, GB2 and NPPF Section 13 applies.

This proposal, if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy. The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances.  Also use of the surrounding land as a separate residential curtilage would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful.            

Appeal due to Secretary of State due to Buckinghamshire Council failing to determine the application with the statutory period.

Written Reps by 5 January 2022.

Minutes Full Parish Council Meeting Monday 6 December 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 6 DECEMBER 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 Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan, Cllr Flower, Cllr Knox-Scott & Cllr Moore.

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:- Nancy Wright.

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

144/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.

None

145/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Bassi, Cllr Egleton and Cllr Pritchard.

146/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.

All Councillors declared an interest in item 152 as Council Taxpayers.

147/PC/21 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 November 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

148/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton /Cllr Pritchard – Item deferred.

149/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

Cllr Bagge reported on the potholes along Stoke Road and said that the Area Technicians have agreed to monitor  the road’s condition regularly to maintain safety. Defects are being repaired but due to the volume of heavy goods vehicles, the repairs don’t last long. The Council is working on budgets for 2022/23, with concerns about growing demand in adult social care and children’s services.

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

Cllr Bagge reported that three events had taken place since the last meeting, 11/11 at the flagpole, Remembrance Sunday and the walk to church and the Carols on the Green.  He gave thanks to everyone involved who made the events a success.

151/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

Cllr Carter reported that the project had come to a standstill due to pieces of work that had not been delivered which has put everyone back. Two members are now unable to continue until next year due to commitments over the festive period. One other member has agreed to take on the work and the committee will hopefully meet again on 13 January 2022.  This has put the funding of the project and the timings in jeopardy. Defer to next meeting.

152/PC/21 – Cllr Finan proposed to Ratify decisions made by Finance & General Purposes on 22 November 2021 as below, this was seconded by Cllr Knox-Scott, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

016/F/21              Budget 2022/2023

CONSIDERED amounts to be included in the budgets for 2022/2023.

Cllr Carter proposed that an amount of £1100 be added to the budgets as recommended at Full Council under Reasonable Adjustments under the Equality Act for any Councillor or Clerk that might require support to carry out their role, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Cllr Bagge proposed to put forward a recommendation of the final budget setting for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021 this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour. Circulated.

017/F/21              Precept

           Cllr Knox-Scott proposed that the precept should be frozen this year at £212985.83 due to the unprecedented worldwide financial pressures, even though costs have increased they should be adsorbed by the Parish Council this year, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour and to recommend the Precept requirement for 2022/23 for approval by the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021.

153/PC/21 – Website

Investigations have found that the website would be better if started from scratch. An offer from the new

Webmasters would be to carry out all of the work to set up and continue ongoing maintenance work free of

charge. Any ongoing costs for the package, plug ins and hosting cost should be no more than £500. The new site

will be compliant and accessible and allow the Clerk to be able to update it easily. The website budget more than

covers these costs. Cllr Carter proposed to resolve to agree to have a brand new website constructed, this was seconded by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.  Cllr Flower said help was available from several organisations on the accessibility part of the site if required.

154/PC/21 – Email Addresses

RESOLVED to agree all in favour to move the email again if required for the new website. It appears that setting up the email on Apple devices is challenging.

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

NOTED that the scheme for the railings at Rogers Lane/Aldridge Place has been put forward by the Clerk to Tfb and they will try to put it into this years schemes even though the deadline has passed.

156/PC/21 – National Conference 2022

Cllr Carter proposed to resolve to agree the Clerks attendance at the 2022 conference 1,2,3 November 2022.  Costs not available yet but are covered in the training budget, this was seconded by Cllr Flower, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

157/PC/21 – Visual/Disability Awareness Training

RESOLVED to agree that any councillor wishing to attend training should contact the Clerk who will then arrange it.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 18 October 2021 – Agreed/Signed 15 November 2021.
  2. Finance Committee Minutes 7 June 2021 – Agreed/Signed 22 November 2021.

159/PC/21 – Finance

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

 (2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature November 2021 – £12290.60

 (3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – November 2021.

 (4) RECEIVED Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – November 2021.

160/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: –

161/PC/21 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 13 December 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 10 January 2022

Meeting ended at 7.50pm

Agenda Planning Committee Monday 13 December 2021

AGENDA

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING ON

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

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk

8 December 2021                                                                                                                      

AGENDA

072/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.

073/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

074/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.

075/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 15 November 2021 (previously circulated)              

076/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.

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

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

078/PL/21           Correspondence.

1. Stoke Park – Update

079/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

080/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.

081/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

082/PL/21           Next meeting date:  17 January 2022

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

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

Part single, part two storey front and side extensions, part two storey, part singe storey rear extension and internal alternations.

Amended Plans

Parish Comments:- Our previous comments still apply which were:-

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

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

PL/21/4099/VRC              Land adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Variation of condition 13 (approved pland) of PP PL/18/2849/FA. (Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new detached chalet bungalow served by the existing vehicular access) to allow re-positioning of bungalow 1m further back.

PL/21/4295/FA                  Framewood Nursery, Hoolybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Demolition of existing garage, proposed single storey detached garage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PL/21/3941/FA                  Boxted Grange, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

Demolition of extensions and garage of existing property, sub-division of plot and erection of new dwelling with parking.

PL/21/4514/FA                  Blue Bell Cottage, 77 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LW

Demolition of existing single storey side and rear extensions, new part single, part two storey rear and single storey side extensions.

PL/21/4500/FA                  58 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DG

Single storey rear/side extension.

PL/21/3879/FA                  Field House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Change of use to agricultural and erection of detached outbuilding for smallholder farming.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/1773/HB                 Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Listed building consent for alterations to add a spiral wine store under the existing floor level with and access hatch and external ventilations pipes to north elevation.

Parish Comments: – Object Policy C6 (a) (b) & (c).  Difficult to make a comment without seeing a Conservation Officers Report.

Listed Building Consent Granted

APPEALS

PL/21/1343/OA                 Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Outline Planning Permission for construction of two detached dwellings (all matters reserved)

Parish Comments:-  Object.  Our comments for the previous refusal still apply which were:-

Parish Comments:-  Object, policy GB1 and GB11 apply as well as NPPF Clause 144 & 145.  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.  This proposal would, by virtue of the resultant size and scale of the buildings when considered in relation to the original buildings and its potential intrusive impact upon its setting in the landscape, contribute to the erosion of the Green Belt which, individually and when considered in the context of an accumulation of similar proposals, would detrimentally affect the aims and objectives of the Green Belt. As such, the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) which seek to ensure that extensions to dwellings within the Green Belt are, inter alia, of a small scale in relation to the size of the original dwelling, and to section 9 of the NPPF (Protecting Green Belt Land). 

The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances.  The proposed conversion of the existing residential out building, into a self-contained dwelling house, and use of the surrounding land as a separate residential curtilage would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful.  No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy.  As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

We do not accept the argument set out within the planning statement, concerning either limited infilling in villages, nor do we accept the premise that the site is well connected to the village of Stoke Poges.  Stoke Wood is not physically a part of the village.  The suggestion it is a 30 minute walk from the village centre is an exaggeration for most people.

In addition we still Object as this will set a precedent for other infill developments.  Policies GB1, GB2 and NPPF Section 13 applies.

This proposal, if permitted would be likely to act as a precursor of further applications for similar types of development within this part of the Greenbelt, which the Planning Authority would find increasingly difficult to resist and which, which, cumulatively, would seriously prejudice the openness of the Greenbelt and the aims and objectives of Greenbelt policy. The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances.  Also use of the surrounding land as a separate residential curtilage would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful.            

Appeal due to Secretary of State due to Buckinghamshire Council failing to determine the application with the statutory period.

Written Reps by 5 January 2022.

Agenda Full PArish Council Meeting Monday 6 December 2021

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 6 DECEMBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

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

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

1 December 2021

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

144/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.

145/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

146/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.

147/PC/21 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 November 2021 (previously circulated). 

148/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton /Cllr Pritchard

149/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

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

151/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

152/PC/21 – To Ratify decisions made by Finance & General Purposes on 22 November 2021.  Minutes previously distributed

016/F/21              Budget 2022/2023

CONSIDERED amounts to be included in the budgets for 2022/2023.

Cllr Carter proposed that an amount of £1100 be added to the budgets as recommended at Full Council under Reasonable Adjustments under the Equality Act for any Councillor or Clerk that might require support to carry out their role, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Cllr Bagge proposed to put forward a recommendation of the final budget setting for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021 this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour. Circulated.

017/F/21              Precept

Cllr Knox-Scott proposed that the precept should be frozen this year at £212985.83 due to the unprecedented worldwide financial pressures, even though costs have increased they should be adsorbed by the Parish Council this year, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour and to recommend the Precept requirement for 2022/23 for approval by the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021.

153/PC/21 – Website

Investigations have found that the website would be better if started from scratch. An offer from the new Webmasters would be to carry out all of the work to set up and continue ongoing maintenance work free of charge. Any ongoing costs for the package, plug ins and hosting cost should be no more than £500. The new site will be compliant and accessible and allow the Clerk to be able to update it easily. The website budget more than covers these costs. To resolve to agree to have a brand new website constructed.

154/PC/21 – Email Addresses

To see how everyone is getting one setting up their email address and to note that a new website could incur moving the domain name so that everything is in the same place, which will mean the Clerk and Council email address moving again. To resolve to agree.

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

To note that the scheme for the railings at Rogers Lane/Aldridge Place has been put forward by the Clerk to Tfb and they will try to put it into this years schemes even though the deadline has passed.

156/PC/21 – National Conference 2022

To resolve to agree the Clerks attendance at the 2022 conference 1,2,3 November 2022.  Costs not available yet but are covered in the training budget.

157/PC/21 – Visual Awareness

Request from Cllr Flower that all members attend Visual Awareness Training (RNIB). To decide.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 18 October 2021 – Agreed/Signed 15 November 2021.
  2. Finance Committee Minutes 7 June 2021 – Agreed/Signed 22 November 2021.

159/PC/21 – Finance

 (1) Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – November 2021. To follow.

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

 (3) Bank reconciliations – November 2021. To follow

 (4) Income & Expenditure Heading Detail/Budget Monitoring – November 2021. To follow.

160/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: –

161/PC/21 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 13 December 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 10 January 2022

Minutes Finance Committee Monday 22 November 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 7.30PM, IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT

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

Present: – Cllr Crocker (Chair), Cllr Bagge, Cllr Carter, Cllr Finan and Cllr Knox-Scott

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

_______________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                         MINUTES

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

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

None

011/F/21              Apologies for Absence

 APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Moore.

012/F/21              Declarations of Interest

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

All Councillors declared an interest in item 017 as Council Taxpayers.  Cllr Bagge also declared an interest in the budget item under Stoke Poges News.

013/F/21              Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7 June 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

014/F/21              Projects/Reserves/General Fund

CONSIDERED monies held in the General Fund and Reserves & Consider any new projects. RESOLVED to agree all in favour not to make any further recommendations to the Council for the cancellation of any existing Reserves and / or any changes to the sums held.

015/F/21              Bank Accounts

Cllr Knox-Scott proposed that £160k be transferred from the Lloyds account into the CCLA savings fund, this was seconded by Cllr Carter RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

016/F/21              Budget 2022/2023

CONSIDERED amounts to be included in the budgets for 2022/2023.

Cllr Carter proposed that an amount of £1100 be added to the budgets as recommended at Full Council under Reasonable Adjustments under the Equality Act for any Councillor or Clerk that might require support to carry out their role, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Cllr Bagge proposed to put forward a recommendation of the final budget setting for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021 this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

017/F/21              Precept

Cllr Knox-Scott proposed that the precept should be frozen this year at £212985.83 due to the unprecedented worldwide financial pressures, even though costs have increased they should be adsorbed by the Parish Council this year, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour and to recommend the Precept requirement for 2022/23 for approval by the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 6 December 2021.

018/F/21              Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960

Cllr Knox-Scott proposed 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, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED all in favour.

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

RESOLVED to agree all in favour up to six hours per month for a support worker to be reviewed at the next meeting at £15 per hour. Support worker to submit to the Clerk monthly a detailed breakdown of work carried out and timesheet along with an invoice to ensure an audit trail is in place for the spend to satisfy the auditors.

020/F/21              Clerks Appraisal/Update

Cllr Carter updated the committee on the Appraisal.

021/F/21              Clerks Salary/To decide

A recommendation was made and RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

022/F/21              Clerks Pension/To decide

 A recommendation was made and RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

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

Meeting ended at 9.44pm.

Minutes Full Parish Council Meeting 8 November 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

The meeting will be on Zoom for viewing only:

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

Meeting ID: 879 3792 0213 Password: – 168557

Present: – Cllr Bagge (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Carter, Cllr Cox, Cllr Finan, Cllr Knox-Scott, Cllr Moore and Cllr Pritchard.

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

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

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

None

120/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker, Cllr Egleton and Cllr Flower.

121/PC/21 – Declarations of interest      

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

None

122/PC/21 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 11 October 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

123/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

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

Cllr Pritchard reported that Burnham High Street had lost footfall and was struggling.

124/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

Cllr Bagge reported that the potholes in Stoke Road were being looked at and that Park Road is on the list of works to be completed.

A meeting was held with Stoke Park and the manager said that they want to restore the hotel and the club to its former condition of a prestigious hotel and golf club. They plan to communicate with the Parish.

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

The SPN has gone to print to be delivered within the next two weeks.

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

Cllr Knox-Scott proposed to resolve to agree to the adoption of the equality policy as suggested by our solicitor, subject to the checking of point 2.3 and whether that relates to co-opted members or are they treated as volunteers, and for any financial implications of having the policy be dealt with by the Finance committee at their next meeting, for instance adding a budget line and agreeing the spend if required under a Part II item, this was seconded by Cllr Finan, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

127/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter updated on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party, which are going great guns, she emphasised the need to stick to the grant details and having everything completed on time. The Heritage part is being done separately.

128/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Update from Cllr Bagge on council email addresses is that the links have been sent out to everyone to set up their account and the aim is to have this up and running by 1 January 2022. Anyone having technical problems can speak to Cllr Cox who will try to help them individually.

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

Update from Cllr Bagge is that this needs to be submitted to the Beeches Community Board as an item to be looked into by them.

130/PC/21 – Signage         

NOTED that the clerk has spoken to the resident who requested this item and they have suggested the round signs with requests on that might be added to existing street furniture rather than new entry signs.  Clerk has requested this with officer from County to see if possible, no update as yet.  Bring back when more information is received and costs.

131PC/21 – Carols on the Green

NOTED final full written report from Cllr Bassi and working party. First aid is now covered, sleigh is complete, Marshals still an issue finding someone with the necessary NRSWA accreditation. Cllr Bassi proposed to vire £1000 from the general fund to spend on a company to manage the traffic and marshalling, there was no 2nder and the motion was not carried. Therefore, if no-one can be found then the procession will not take place.  Thanks was given to Cllr Finan and Mr Smith for the work they have done on the sleigh. 

132/PC/21 – Queens Jubilee 2022

Brought back from last meeting for further discussion/decision on what to do on Sunday 5 June 2022. RESOLVED to agree to setting up a working party in January 2022 all in favour.

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

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

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

134/PC/21 – Finance Committee

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

135/PC/21 – Zoom

Cllr Finan proposed to decide not to continue streaming meetings on Zoom, and to cancel the Zoom subscription, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

136/PC/21 – Litter Picking

NOTED agreed dates by Recreation & Environment committee for next year’s Litter Picks.

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

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

138/PC/21 – Finance

 (1) RECEIVED Financial Summary & Statement Cashbook – October 2021

 (2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature October 2021 – £15262.63

 (3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – October 2021

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

139/PC/21 – Website

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

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

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

Correspondence: –

141/PC/21 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 15 November 2021

Finance & General Purposes – 22 November 2021.

Full Parish Council Meeting – 6 December 2021

142/PC/21 – Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960. To Resolve to exclude the press and public from the

following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.

Item not required

Meeting ended at 8.48pm

Carols on the green carol sheet

PDF download available here

1  AWAY IN A MANGER

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,

The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

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

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,

The little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.

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

And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

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

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

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,

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

GOD REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN

God rest you merry, gentlemen,

Let nothing you dismay!

For Jesus Christ our Saviour

Was born upon this day,

To save us all from Satan’s power, 

When we were gone astray:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy

O tidings of comfort and joy!

From God our heav’nly Father

A blessed angel came;

And unto certain shepherds

Brought tidings of the same,

How that in Bethlehem was born

The Son of God by name:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy

O tidings of comfort and joy!

Now to the Lord sing praises, 

All you within this place,

And with true love and brotherhood

Each other now embrace; 

This holy tide of Christmas

All others doth de-face:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy

O tidings of comfort and joy!

3  GOOD KING WENCESLAS

Good King Wenceslas look’d out

On the Feast of Stephen,

When the snow lay round about, 

Deep, and crisp, and even;

Brightly shone the moon that night, 

Though the frost was cruel,

When a poor man came in sight,

Gath’ring winter fuel.

‘Hither page and stand by me, 

If thou know’st it, telling,

Yonder peasant, who is he?

Where and what his dwelling?’

‘Sire, he lives a good league hence,

Underneath the mountain,

Right against the forest fence,

By Saint Agnes’ fountain.’

‘Bring me flesh, and bring me wine,

Bring me pine logs hither;

Thou and I will see him dine, 

When we bear them thither.’

Page and monarch, forth they went, 

Forth they went together;

Through the rude wind’s wild lament 

And the bitter weather.

‘Sire, the night is darker now,

And the winds blows stronger;

Fails my heart, I know not how;

I can go no longer’.

‘Mark my footsteps, good my page;

Tread thou in them boldly;

Thou shalt find the winter’s rage

Freeze thy blood less coldly’.

In his masters steps he trod,

Where the snow lay dinted;

Heat was in the very sod

Which the Saint had printed.

Therefore, Christian men, be sure,

Wealth or rank possessing,

Ye who now will bless the poor, 

Shall yourselves find blessing.

4 HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

Hark! the herald angels sing 

Glory to the newborn king;

Peace on earth and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconciled;

Joyful all ye nations rise, 

Join the triumph of the skies,

With the angelic host proclaim, 

Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Hark the Herald Angels sing, 

Glory to the newborn King.

Christ, by highest heaven adored, 

Christ the everlasting Lord,

Late in time behold him come, 

Offspring of a virgin’s womb:

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, 

Hail th’incarnate deity,

Pleased as man with man to dwell, 

Jesus, our Emmanuel

Hark the Herald Angels sing 

Glory to the newborn King

Hail the heav’n born Prince of peace!

Hail the Sun of Righteousness!

Light and life to all he brings, 

Risen with healing in his wings;

Mild he lays his glory by, 

Born that man no more may die,

Born to raise the sons of earth, 

Born to give them second birth.

Hark the Herald Angels sing, 

Glory to the newborn King.

5  IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR

It came upon the midnight clear, 

That glorious song of old,

From angels bending near the Earth 

To touch their harps of gold:

Peace on the earth,good will to men, 

From heav’n’s all gracious King!.

The world in solemn stillness lay

To hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come,

With peaceful wings unfurled;

And still their heav’nly music floats

O’er all the weary world;

Above its sad and lowly plains

They bend on hov’ring wing;

And ever o’er its Babel sounds

The bless-ed angels sing

Yet with the woes of sin and strife

The world has suffered long:

Beneath the angel strain have rolled

Two thousand years of wrong;

And man, at war with man, hears not

The love song which they bring;

O hush the noise, ye men of strife,

And hear the angels sing!

For lo! the days are hastening on,

by prophet bards foretold,

When, with the ever circling years, 

Comes round the age of gold:

When peace shall over all the earth

It’s ancient splendours fling,

And the whole world give back the song

Which now the angels sing. 

6   O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;

Come and behold him born the King of Angels;

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

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

God of God, light of light,

Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb;

Very God, begotten not created;

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

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,

Fain we embrace thee, with awe and love;

Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?

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

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

Sing, all you citizens of heaven above;

Glory to God in the highest

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

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord

7   O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

O little town of Bethlehem, 

How still we see thee lie!

Above the deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth 

The everlasting light

The hopes and fears of all the years 

Are met in thee tonight.

O morning stars, together 

Proclaim the holy birth,

And praises sing to God the King, 

And peace to men on earth;

For Christ is born of Mary; 

And, gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep 

Their watch of wandering love.

How silently, how silently, 

The wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of his heaven.

No ear may hear his coming, 

But in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive him, still 

The dear Christ enters in.

Oh holy child of Bethlehem, 

Descend to us, we pray; 

Cast out our sin and enter in, 

Be born in us today. 

We hear the Christmas angels 

The great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us, 

Our Lord Emmanuel.

8  ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY

Once in Royal David’s city 

Stood a lowly cattle shed, 

Where a mother laid her baby 

In a manger for his bed:

Mary was that mother mild, 

Jesus Christ her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven

Who is God and Lord of all,

And his shelter was a stable,

And his cradle was a stall;

With the poor and meek and lowly

Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And through all his wondrous childhood

He would honour and obey,

Love and watch the lowly maiden,

In whose gentle arms he lay;

Christian children all must be

Mild, obedient, good as he.

Not in that poor lowly stable,

With the oxen standing by, 

We shall see him; but in heaven,

Set at God’s right hand on high;

When like stars his children crowned

All in white shall wait around.

9  THE FIRST NOWELL

The first Nowell the angel did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; 

In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep,

On a cold winters night that was so deep;

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel

They look-ed up and saw a star,

Shining in the east, beyond them far;

And to the earth, it gave great light,

And so it continued both day and night:

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel

And by the light of that same star,

Three wise men came from country far;

To seek for a king was their intent,

And follow the star where ever it went;

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel

Then let us all with one accord

Sing praises to our heav’nly Lord,

That hath made heav’n and earth of naught,

And with his blood mankind hath bought;

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel.

10  WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS

While shepherds watched their flocks by night, 

All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down, 

And glory shone around.

Fear not said he (for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled mind);

Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind

To you in David’s town this day

Is born of David’s line

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign:

‘The heavenly babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,

All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid.’

Thus spake the Seraph; and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng

Of angels praising God, who thus

Addressed the joyful song;

‘All Glory be to God on high,

And to the earth be peace;

Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men

Begin and never cease.’

Minutes Planning Committee Meeting 15 November 2021

MINUTES

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

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

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Absent: – Mr Rawlings.                                                                                            

MINUTES

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

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

None

064/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Flower and Mr Harris.

065/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

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

None

066/PL/21           Minutes

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

067/PL/21           Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

069/PL/21           Correspondence.

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

2. Stoke Park – NOTED no update

070/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

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

071/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

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

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

Meeting ended at 8.42pm

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

Construction of new dwelling.

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

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

The application site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development except in very special circumstances and would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it by virtue of the increase in the density of housing, and the associated siting of domestic paraphernalia, permanent boundary treatments, curtilage buildings, and an increase in the intensity at which the site would be used, including vehicular movements within the Green Belt, which by definition is harmful.  No very special circumstances have been advanced sufficient to warrant an exception to the normal operation of Green Belt policy.  As such the proposal is contrary to policies GB1 and GB2 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and section 13 (protecting Green Belt Land) of the NPPF.

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

First floor side extension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H9, H13 & EP3 all apply.

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

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

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

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

First floor side extension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

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

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

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

No TPO to be made, works can commence.

PL/21/2412/FA                  Anvil House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Two storey front and side extension, single storey side extension, additional windows to side elevation and changes to fenestrations/doors (amendment to PL/20/0985/FA)

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

Hereby Refuses Permission

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

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

Planning Comments: – No Comments

Hereby Permits

PL/20/2133/FA                  24 Elizabeth Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LQ (Delegated Comments)

Demolition of existing shed and garden room and erection of a new outbuilding.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

Hereby Grants Consent

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereby Permits

PL/21/0990/VRC              Slough Cemetery, Stoke Road, Slough, Berks, SL2 5AX

Variation of conditions 2 (Approved plans), 3 (Materials) and 4 (Landscaping) of planning permission 17/02054/FUL (Change of use of land to form cemetery extension incorporating increase in ground levels by 1.5m and associated hardstanding) to allow for changes to the landscape design and pathway material.

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

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

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

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

Parish Comments: – OBJECT: Policies EP3, EP5, EP6, C1, H9 & H12 all apply.

Over development/ Over dominant/ Out of character with the surrounding area

Loss of character to the conservation area

Loss of light and sunlight/ Loss of privacy to neighbouring property on Rogers Lane

Will lead to easier access to property on Rogers Lane, thus threat of crime.

Can be used as a separate dwelling as not attached or accessed to main houses.

Ashcroft has double yellow lines outside as do some of the terraced properties on Rogers Lane. meaning that these properties park on Duffield Lane on a dangerous bend. We believe that these proposals will lead to further parking on the road.

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

Hereby Permits

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

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

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

Hereby Permits

APPEALS

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

Appeal Dismissed