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Minutes of the Planning Committee held Monday 19 July 2021

MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE HELD MEETING ON 19 JULY 2021 AT 7.30PM IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Zoom Link: – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84711752554?pwd=bHQrVTNoeGR2YzhaQjJjaldzOWNmdz09

Meeting ID: – 847 1175 2554   Passcode: –   274494

Present: – Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Crocker, Cllr Finan, Cllr Flower, Mrs Harris, Cllr Knox Scott, Mr Rawlings

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present: – 3 Members of Public

MINUTES

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

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

Two members of public asked about a previous application in Vine Road and the calling in process was explained in full and they were referred to the Planning Officer.

One member of public spoke about the Cricket Club and their intentions going forward.

024/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Mr Duncombe.

025/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

026/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 21 June 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

027/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.

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

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

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

030/PL/21           Correspondence.

NOTED Basement Policy – Agreed to write to planning with concerns, bring back to next meeting.

NOTED Parish & Town Council Involvement in Planning Applications – Agreed to read and bring back to next meeting

031/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

NOTED committee meets next week, bring back.

032/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

NOTED Next meeting date:  16 August 2021

Meeting ended at 9pm.

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Parish Comments: – Object, Appendix 6 (C3) applies, and flooding is a major issue and there is no flood risk report issued which is required. 

Our previous comments still apply which were: – We have also noted inconsistencies in the ecology and tree report as there are several trees, mainly willows that predate the houses which were built in 1958. We believe could be adversely affected.

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

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

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

We would like to point out that this property should have three parking spaces and already the occupiers park on a very dangerous T Junction outside because of lack of spaces.

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.

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

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

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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

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

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comments.

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/21/1657/TP                  17 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

G1 Lime – Cut back to previous pollarding 20% reduction. (TPO/SBDC/2003/12)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

Pl/21/1294/FA                   5 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Demolition of existing rear extension and side annexe proposed single storey side and rear extensions, new front porch and new side window.

Parish Comments: – No Objection in principle, slight concern about the privacy from the side window into The Laurels.  Policy EP3 (b) & (d) apply.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/0605/TP                  The Nonsense House, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NE

Oak T1 – Fell (SBDC TPO No. 9, 1987 and SBDC TPO No 7, 1988)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/1731/TP                  Cadagon House, 10 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

G1 (Chestnut) – Cut back to previous pollarding (20% reduction).  T3 (Robinia) – Cut back to previous pollarding (20% reduction) – SBDC TPO No 12, 2003.

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/1739/TP                  Lashbrook, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

G6 – 1 x Sycamore – Fell.  T29 – Birch – reduce height by 4-5 feet.  T30 – Birch – reduce two low branches. (TPO/SBDC/2010/11).

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/1968/KA                 105 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

T1 Sycamore – Fell (Stoke Poges Conservation Area)

Parish Comments: – Due to the lack of an arboriculturist report or any evidence, the photos do not make it clear which of the trees are rotten.

To TPO Required.

PL/21/1865/TP                  105 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

G3 Sycamore x 3 – Fell (TPO/SBDC/2003/7)

Parish Comments: – Due to the lack of an arboriculturist report or any evidence, the photos do not make it clear which of the trees are rotten.

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/21/1522/FA                  Little Oaks, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Two storey rear extension, loft conversion/extension with front and rear dormers/rooflights, porch canopy, alterations to windows, doors and external finish.

Parish Comments: – Object.  Our previous comments for the previous application PL/20/2554/FA also apply to this application which were: –

Parish Council Comments: Object.  This proposed further extension to the property would result in a large, bulky

and unattractive structure of excessive depth.  The design is symmetrical and monolithic in its appearance and

would appear out of character in this woodland road.

We refer you to the “Built Form” section of the “Townscape Character Study” where the second bullet point states, “Range of individual architect designed houses of varied architectural styles, materials and detailing and generally an asymmetrical, informal architectural composition”.

We would also ask you to be mindful of the following clauses from the NPPF document:

 “Are visually attractive as a result of good architecture, layout and appropriate and effective landscaping”

 “Are sympathetic to local character and history, including the surrounding built environment and landscape setting, while not preventing or discouraging appropriate innovation change”.

 We believe the following policies to be relevant to this application EP3, EP5 a, b and c, H9 a and b and H11.

In addition to those comments, we believe this is contrary to the South Bucks Townscape Character Study Page 34/35 Woodlands Road section 3.3.2 & 3.3.3 which actually mentions West End Lane.

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1277/FA                  2 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Two storey side and front extension, single storey front extension, new porch, 1 front and 2 side rooflights, changes to windows and internal alterations.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1946/TP                  Grove House, 2A Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Yew x 2 – Prune back lateral spread by 500m to 1mtr. (TPO/SBDC/2003/7)

Parish Comments: – Object.  We refer you to the refusal comments made by the Tree Officer before this property was built: –

The proposed reduction work to one beech and two yews would harm their natural form resulting in a significant loss of amenity value. The proposed works has not been properly justified and negates the objectives of a Tree Preservation Order. The trees are still considered to be in good condition and the size of a tree is not sufficient reason to justify proposed work. The yews are an important landscape feature within the public realm and all three trees makes a positive contribution to the local landscape. It is therefore considered that the proposed reduction of these protected trees is unacceptable and contrary to Policy L10 of the South Bucks District Council Local Plan (Adopted March 1999). SCHEDULE OF CONSIDERATIONS 1 Beech and yew tree are visually important trees within the local area and as outlined by the number of public representations received for this application. Proposed work has not been justified and would reduce their amenity value within the local area.

Hereby Refuse Consent

PL/21/1678/FA                  33 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Proposed single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Hereby Permits

Minutes of the Recreation & Enviroment Committee Meeting Held Monday 19 July 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES RECREATION & ENVIRONMENT MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 19 JULY 2021 AT 6.15 P.M.IN THE LIONEL RIGBY ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

Zoom Link: – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83547916162?pwd=RGNscXRubXAyNWRSSW53RnhTTTFqZz09

Meeting ID: 835 4791 6162 Password: 447753

Present: – Cllr Carter (Chair), Cllr Bassi, Cllr Cox, Cllr Crocker & Cllr Flower.

In Attendance: – Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)         

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MINUTES

001/RE/21           Election of a Chairman

Cllr Crocker proposed that Cllr Carter be Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr Cox,

RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

002/RE/21           Election of a Vice Chairman

Cllr Crocker proposed that Cllr Cox be Chairman for the coming year, this was seconded by Cllr Bassi,

RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

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

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

None 

004/RE/21     Apologies for absence.

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Bagge and Cllr Egleton.

005/RE/21     Declarations of interest

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

None

006/RE/21     Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 8 February 2021 and 5 July 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

007/RE/21     Football Bells Hill

Nothing to report.

008/RE/21     Nettleship Wood

Nothing to report.

NOTED an oak tree has a large bough which could shed to be removed under Health and Safety.

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

Update and any decisions as required.

NOTED MUGA is being locked and unlocked by volunteer neighbours.  Trialing locking at 7pm and 8pm during summer holidays to be fair to users and to be neighbourly.

NOTED new zip wire and benches for Plough Lane have been fitted.

NOTED replacement fencing and gates around the two toddler areas has been completed.

NOTED Bells Hill Recreation Ground Zip Wire is broken and has rotted in the same way as the Plough Lane one and been taken out of use by removing the seat.  Cllr Cox proposed to accept the quotation circulated to replace with a new one cost £7800 from the General Fund this was seconded by Cllr Flower, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Kissing Gates keep being vandalised to discuss and decide what to do going forward, agreed to bring back if this continues further.

NOTED that inspections have taken place and reports will be looked at over the summer.

NOTED and agreed all in favour that new signage in the Recreations Grounds is required under Health and Safety.

010/RE/21     Pavilion

Update and any decisions as required.

NOTED Request from Good Neighbour Scheme to use Pavilion and kitchen to take elderly for a coffee and cake meet on a few occasions over the summer, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

Cllr Crocker proposed to agree to accept a quotation for a legionella water test and to continue annually, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

NOTED Pavilion is being checked inside and out by the caretaker several times a week.

011/RE/21     Allotments

Cllr Cox reported that the allotments were mostly tidy with a few exceptions which could be down to holders shielding during Covid.  Chipping deliveries and Manure deliveries are going well and organised with Cllr Cox opening up when delivering.

012/RE/21   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party is that most members have been shielding due to Covid so not much happening.

NOTED that the statue is still to be re-lacquered as it needs several dry days between coats.

013/PC/21   Santa Sleigh

Cost for repairing the Santa Sleigh is estimated at around £750.00 which is cheaper than purchasing a new one, Cllr Bassi proposed to spend up to £1000 from the General Fund if required, this was seconded by Cllr Flower, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

014/PC/21   Carols on the Green

Cllr Bassi updated on event for this year on Saturday 27 November 2021, Marshalls and the SAG/Road Closure forms to be completed over the summer and an email updating all Councillors of details from Cllr Bassi will be sent before next meeting.

015/PC/21   Litter Picking Events

NOTED next litter picking dates: –

SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 10AM-12NOON

016/RE/21           NOTED Date of next meeting: – 

11 October 2021

Meeting ended at 7.30pm

Meeting of Recreation and Environment Committee on 5th July 2021 Postponed Due to the length of time the Full Parish Council Meeting.

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING RUNNING FOR THREE HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES.

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES RECREATION & ENVIRONMENT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 5 JULY 2021 AT APPROXIMATELY 8.30 P.M. FOLLOWING THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IN THE CLUB ROOM AT

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

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MINUTES

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING RUNNING FOR THREE HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES

001/RE/21           Election of a Chairman

To elect a Chairman for year 21/22

002/RE/21           Election of a Vice Chairman

To elect a Vice Chairman for year 21/22

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

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

004/RE/21     Apologies for absence.

005/RE/21     Declarations of interest

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

006/RE/21     Minutes

To approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 8 February (previously distributed)

007/RE/21     Football Bells Hill

Update and any decisions necessary.

008/RE/21     Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari field and other paddocks. 

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

Update and any decisions as required.

To note MUGA is being locked and unlocked by volunteer neighbours.  Trialing locking at 7pm and 8pm during summer holidays to be fair to users and to be neighbourly.

To note new zip wire and benches for Plough Lane have been fitted.

To note replacement fencing and gates around the two toddler areas has been completed.

Bells Hill Recreation Ground Zip Wire is broken and has rotted in the same way as the Plough Lane one and been taken out of use.  Quotation circulated to replace with a new one, to decide.

010/RE/21     Pavilion

Update and any decisions as required.

To agree to accept a quotation for a legionella water test and to continue annually.  Circulated.

To note Pavilion is being checked inside and out by the caretaker several times a week.

011/RE/21     Allotments

Update from Cllr Cox on allotments.

012/RE/21   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party.

To note that the statue is still to be re-lacquered as it needs several dry days between coats.

013/RE/21     Pond

To discuss and decide on upkeep of pond sluice gates, update from Cllr Finan.

.014/PC/21   Santa Sleigh

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

015/PC/21   Carols on the Green

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

016/PC/21   Litter Picking Events

To note next litter picking dates: –

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021 10AM-12NOON

SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 10AM-12NOON

017/RE/21           Date of next meeting: –  11 October 2021

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

30 June 2021

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held Monday 21 June 2021

MINUTES

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on21 June 2021 at 7.30pm IN THE CLUB ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

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

In Attendance:- Apologies given by the Clerk, Cllr Crocker took the minutes.

013/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

014/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

Apologies were received from Mrs J Simmonds and Mr J Harris.

015/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

016/PL/21           Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 24 May 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

017/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.

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

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

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

020/PL/21           Correspondence.

None

021/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates given following scoping meetings.

022/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

NOTED Next meeting date:  19 July 2021

Meeting ended at 9.07pm.

Signed/Chairman                                                                                                       Dated

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

Single storey front porch extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

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

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

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

Installation of a container for storage.

Parish Council Comments:   Object

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

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.

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:   Obect

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

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

Single storey rear/side extension.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

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

PL/21/2073/FA                  Framewood Nursery, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Demolition of existing garage, proposed single storey detached garage.

Parish Council Comments:   No Comment but we note this property has had previous extensions and refer to the

Green Belt 50% rule.

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

Proposed outbuilding in rear garden.

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

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

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

Parish Council Comments: No Comment

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

NOTED APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/19/3648/FA                  68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Erection of a detached outbuilding.

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies EP3 & H9 & H13 (b) (c) (d) & (f) all apply.  We note residents’ concerns over trees, and the building appears larger than a cumulative size of the main dwelling.

Hereby Permits

PL/20/2286/VRC              Land adjoining, 1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Variation of condition 2 of PP 17/02170/FUL (Detached dwelling house and vehicular access with associated hardstanding) to allow for: new front and rear rooflights to facilitate living space on second floor.  Increase to floor area, changes to windows and doors.  New vehicular access including dropped kerb.

Parish Council Comments:   Object.  The proposed development, by virtue of a combination of its size, scale, massing, style and proximity to the sites flank boundaries, would appear over dominant, obtrusive and out of keeping, as well as appearing as a cramped overdevelopment of the site.  As such, it would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the character and visual amenities of the area.  Therefore, the proposal is contrary to Policies H9 and EP3 of the South

Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) and policy CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February

2011), and the NPPF.  Furthermore, the proposed development would not reflect the form or height of existing buildings on this designated Formal Suburban Road, to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the “South Bucks Townscape Character Study”.

This application is also contrary to some of the conditions on the previous approval.

Hereby Permits

Pl/21/1210/TP                   Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

T388 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pyrus at adjacent location, T411/412/414 Acer – Fell Replace with ornamental species in adjacent location, T429 Cypress – Fell Replace with Pinus sp in adjacent location, T352 Cypress – Fell Replace with Celtis sp in nearby location, T340 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location, T287 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Sorbus in adjacent location, T221 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pine in adjacent location, T194 Holly – Fell Replace with similar species in adjacent location, T187 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location. (TPO/SBDC/1998/12)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/20/2561/VRC              Land Adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Variation of conditions 11 and 13 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 for the temporary retention of the existing garage, replacement of front rooflights with 2 dormer windows and the addition of a basement level.

Parish Council Comments:   Object. We believe the conditions attached to the current application should be upheld.

Hereby Permits

PL/19/2583/SA                  Yew Tree Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed: – Single storey side extension to existing ancillary outbuilding used as a residential studio.

Hereby Certify

NOTED APPEALS

PL/19/3143/FA                  Focus School, Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Erection of a multi-purpose space and ancillary room, removal of existing modular classrooms, creation of a new footpath link with Khalsa Academy, creation of temporary construction access on School Lane and related landscaping, SUDS and other drainage works and associated works to 6no TPO trees.

Parish Comments: – OBJECT (addition of multi-purpose space).  This is an historically sensitive location set on a narrow-wooded lane within the green belt. The development does not meet any of the criteria of Policy GB1 and in light of the application from Pioneer House asking for approval to hold civil ceremonies there is a major concern that this building will be used as a venue for 3rd party events. Therefore, Policy GB5 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e) would also become relevant. Additionally, we have concerns over an increase in parking onsite which would lead to the generation of additional traffic on an already busy but narrow lane. Policies TR5 and TR7 (d) would also apply. Furthermore, we consider that the proposed application does not meet any of the requirements of Policy EP3.

Appeal

Appeal Allowed.

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

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

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

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.

Agenda Recreation & Environment Committee Monday 5 July 2021 to Follow Full Parish Council Meeting.

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES RECREATION & ENVIRONMENT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 5 JULY 2021 AT APPROXIMATELY 8.30 P.M. FOLLOWING THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IN THE CLUB ROOM AT

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

ZOOM LINK:- https://zoom.us/j/93530220874?pwd=dk1iR0w3enhZWXptc20yTGdEZ3A5QT09

Meeting ID: – 935 3022 0874Password: –  734061

COVID-19 RULES ONLY ALLOW A MAXIMUM OF 15 PEOPLE IN THE ROOM AT ANYONE TIME, IF A MEMBER OF PUBLIC WISHES TO ATTEND THE MEETING PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK IN ADVANCE SO THAT ARRANGMENTS CAN BE MADE.  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED PUBLIC SESSION QUESTIONS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED ON GENUINE QUESTIONS ABOUT SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA (as per Standing Orders) A 3 MINUTE TIME SLOT (up to the 15 minutes public session time) ARRANGED IN ADVANCE WITH THE CLERK.  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED AFTER THE AGENDA IS ISSUED.  NO REQUESTS AFTER 12 NOON ON DAY OF MEETING.

Please be aware that social distancing requirements are in place, and you will be required to wear a mask or face shield. I respectfully request that all attendees undertake a lateral flow test before attending the council meeting and that any person who tests positive and/or feels unwell should remain at home. Lateral flow tests are available from pharmacies free of charge; being a councillor is classified as working so please inform the pharmacy staff that you work when you are asked to provide a reason.

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

001/RE/21           Election of a Chairman

To elect a Chairman for year 21/22

002/RE/21           Election of a Vice Chairman

To elect a Vice Chairman for year 21/22

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

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

004/RE/21     Apologies for absence.

005/RE/21     Declarations of interest

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

006/RE/21     Minutes

To approve the minutes of the R&E Committee held on 8 February (previously distributed)

007/RE/21     Football Bells Hill

Update and any decisions necessary.

008/RE/21     Nettleship Wood

Update on Frank Solari field and other paddocks. 

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

Update and any decisions as required.

To note MUGA is being locked and unlocked by volunteer neighbours.  Trialing locking at 7pm and 8pm during summer holidays to be fair to users and to be neighbourly.

To note new zip wire and benches for Plough Lane have been fitted.

To note replacement fencing and gates around the two toddler areas has been completed.

Bells Hill Recreation Ground Zip Wire is broken and has rotted in the same way as the Plough Lane one and been taken out of use.  Quotation circulated to replace with a new one, to decide.

010/RE/21     Pavilion

Update and any decisions as required.

To agree to accept a quotation for a legionella water test and to continue annually.  Circulated.

To note Pavilion is being checked inside and out by the caretaker several times a week.

011/RE/21     Allotments

Update from Cllr Cox on allotments.

012/RE/21   Bells Hill Green

Update on Friends of Bells Hill working party.

To note that the statue is still to be re-lacquered as it needs several dry days between coats.

013/RE/21     Pond

To discuss and decide on upkeep of pond sluice gates, update from Cllr Finan.

014/PC/21   Santa Sleigh

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

015/PC/21   Carols on the Green

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

016/PC/21   Litter Picking Events

To note next litter picking dates: –

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021 10AM-12NOON

SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 10AM-12NOON

017/RE/21           Date of next meeting: – 

11 October 2021

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

30 June 2021

Agenda Full Parish Council Meeting Monday 5 July 2021 at 7.30pm.

YOU ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 5 JULY 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE CLUB ROOM AT

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

Zoom Link: –  https://zoom.us/j/99007446603?pwd=VEpMSVphWjhCNWowcDZxRWtTTUlqdz09

Meeting ID: – 990 0744 6603 Password: – 423310

COVID-19 RULES ONLY ALLOW A MAXIMUM OF 15 PEOPLE IN THE ROOM AT ANYONE TIME, IF A MEMBER OF PUBLIC WISHES TO ATTEND THE MEETING PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK IN ADVANCE SO THAT ARRANGMENTS CAN BE MADE.  NO MORE THAN THREE PEOPLE OVER AND ABOVE MEMBERS CAN BE ALLOWED IN AT ANY ONE TIME. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED PUBLIC SESSION QUESTIONS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED ON GENUINE QUESTIONS ABOUT SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA (as per Standing Orders) A 3 MINUTE TIME SLOT (up to the 15 minutes public session time) ARRANGED IN ADVANCE WITH THE CLERK.  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED AFTER THE AGENDA IS ISSUED.  NO REQUESTS AFTER 12 NOON ON DAY OF MEETING.

Please be aware that social distancing requirements are in place, and you will be required to wear a mask or face shield. I respectfully request that all attendees undertake a lateral flow test before attending the council meeting and that any person who tests positive and/or feels unwell should remain at home. Lateral flow tests are available from pharmacies free of charge; being a councillor is classified as working so please inform the pharmacy staff that you work when you are asked to provide a reason.

To deal with the following business: –              

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

037/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.

038/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

039/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.

040/PC/21 – Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 7 June 2021 (previously circulated). 

041/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

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

043/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Update from Cllr Egleton and Cllr Flower.

044/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Update on Neighbourhood Plan and meetings held with working party.

To Note that the second grant application was successful.

045/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Update from Cllr Bagge on council email addresses.

046/PC/21 – Defibrillator

Update from Cllr Crocker and to discuss and decide about a 5th defibrillator to go to the Pavilion.

047/PC/21 – Training Courses    

Update from the new councillors who have attended the New Councillor Course and the Data Protection Course. 

048/PC/21 – St. Andrew’s Eco Garden

Request to fund by way of grant or gifts to the new Eco Garden. To decide. Circulated.

049/PC/21 – Bench

To decide whether to give the donated bench from Bolds Court to the Eco Garden to be used by visiting groups.

050/PC/21 – Queens Jubilee Trees

Request from Brownies to plant donated trees on Parish Council land and for the Council to agree ongoing maintenance.  Cllr Carter to explain. 

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

Request from resident to look at a proposed scheme to help prevent an accident in the absence of a lollipop person. Circulated.

052/PC/21 – Queens Platinum Jubilee 2022

To discuss and decide on holding an event nest year for this anniversary and to agree to light the beacon.  Circulated.

053/PC/21 – Stoke Poges & Wexham Horticultural Society Annual Show 24 July 2021

To agree to let the society use the Bells Hill Recreation Ground for parking as in previous years.  Circulated.

054/PC/21 – Signage         

Request from resident to add signage coming in and out of the village to Slow Down and look out for Wildlife Crossing.  To decide.

055/PC/21 – Parking Enforcement

To note log sheets. Circulated.

056/PC/21 – Carols on the Green

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

057/PC/21 – Litter Pick

To note litter pick on 10 July 2021.

058/PC/21 – Village Social Club

Update on the future uses for the club and the Parish Council involvement.  To discuss and decide about funding towards a mini community library/book swap idea.

059/PC/21 – Co-op

To note that the manager at co op has been made redundant and to agree to thank him for being very supportive to the Parish Council and Carols on the Green.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 17 May 2021 – Agreed/Signed 21 June 2021.

061/PC/21 – Finance

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

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

 (3) Bank reconciliations – June 2021 circulated.

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

062/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: –

063/PC/21 – Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 19 July 2021

Planning Meeting – 16 August 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 13 September 2021

064/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.

065/PC/21 – Pond

Letter from residents of Willow Park – to discuss and decide response.

Julie Simmonds

Clerk to the Council

30 June 2021

Minutes Finance & General Purposes Meeting Monday 7 June 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 7 JUNE 2021 AT 9.20 P.M, FOLLOWING THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IN THE CLUB ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

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

In Attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

_______________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                         MINUTES

001/F/21              Election of a Chairman

Cllr Knox-Scott proposed Cllr Crocker as Chairman, this was seconded by Cllr Carter, RESOLVED      to agree uncontested.

002/F/21              Election of a Vice Chairman

Cllr Carter proposed Cllr Bagge as Vice Chairman, this was seconded by Cllr Knox-Scott,    RESOLVED to agree uncontested.

003/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. Rules as per Summons above.

None

004/F/21              Apologies for Absence

None

005/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.

None

006/F/21              Minutes

           RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2020 which were signed by  the Chairman.

007/F/21              Projects/Reserves/General Fund

CONSIDERED monies held in the General Fund and Reserves & Consider any new projects. Cllr Crocker proposed that from the general fund at the end of March 2021 £5000 is transferred to the toddler fencing reserve, £5000 is transferred into the Christmas Lights Reserve and £45000 is transferred into the Green Belt Reserve, leaving sufficient funds for three months running costs if required as advised by the internal auditor, this was seconded by Cllr Bagge, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

008/F/21              Bank Accounts

AGREED all in favour to continue transferring funds from Lloyds account elsewhere to spread the risk, Clerk to arrange new accounts.

009/F/21              NOTED Date of next meeting:- 8 November 2021

Meeting ended at 9.45pm

Minutes Full Parish Council Meeting 7 June 2021

MINUTES OF THE STOKE POGES PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 7 JUNE 2021 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE CLUB ROOM AT

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

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

In Attendance:-  Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:-  2 Members of public and approximately 18 via a Zoom link.

_______________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

017/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

018/PC/21 – Apologies for Absence

None

019/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.

Cllr Bagge, Cllr Bassi and Cllr Finan all declared an interest in item 033.

020/PC/21 – Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 17 May 2021 which were signed by the Chairman.

021/PC/21 – Buckinghamshire Council Report  

Cllr Egleton reported that the first meetings of the council were just being held.  Stoke Park has been sold and they are not yet aware of what will happen to it by the new owners. 

Cllr Bagge reported that Cllr Dhillon had been made Vice Chairman of Buckinghamshire Council.  Cllr Bagge was Chairman of Finance and Vice Chairman of Pensions and Cllr Egleton was Chairman of Planning.

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

Cllr Bagge reported that his time had been taken up with dealing with items resulting from social media pages (of which he is not a member). 

He advised new councillors to be wary of residents asking them questions and requests which have already been addressed previously and to be cautious of how they deal with requests to protect their reputations., their role is as a body corporate and looking after the way the Parish Council makes this Village better for everyone. He emphasised the importance of signposting residents to people with the appropriate powers to respond to the issues raise.

The Stoke Poges News has taken up a lot of time and has had a slight delay on printing due to technical issues in reprographics at the printer.

023/PC/21 – Khalsa School

Cllr Carter reported that although planning permission was refused for extensions to the school an appeal has been upheld.

024/PC/21 – Beeches Community Board

Cllr Egleton reported that a meeting had not yet taken place.

025/PC/21 – Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter reported that the second grant funding application had been submitted by the Clerk and if successful this will result in £0  cost to the council for the plan. The sub-groups for the Neighbourhood Plan have been working away and a meeting is to be held next week to gather updates, more information should be available next month. 

026/PC/21 – Email Addresses

Cllr Bagge asked for this to be deferred to the next meeting, agreed.

027/PC/21 – Defibrillator

Cllr Crocker reported that the 4th defibrillator has now been installed at The Stag public house.  Cllr Crocker will be arranging a photo shoot to advertise and if any other councillors want to be involved to contact her, this will go onto social media and into the Stoke Poges magazine.

There has been a software issue with two of the other defibrillators which have gone back for repair and been temporarily replaced, and one had melted into the cabinet.

028/PC/21 – Training Courses    

NOTED all four new councillors are booked on the New Councillor Course and two the data protection course.  Request from one councillor to attend a third course ‘Managing Difficult People’ Budget is slightly overspent.  It was agreed by all to defer any further courses until after the New Councillor Courses had been attended.

029/PC/21 – Notice Board

Cllr Finan proposed to agree to place the new Bells Hill Green noticeboard on the green itself as recommended by the installer and to offer use of the existing board to The Post Office and the Chemist, this was seconded by Cllr Cox, RESOLVED to agree all in favour.

030/PC/21 – Stoke Poges School

It was agreed by all not to donate at this time and to write with following agreements.

  1. Come back to the Parish Council once they have planning permission and have definite specific items to be funded and they will look at it again.
  2. Offer our grant funding expertise if required.
  3. Allocate the PTA as the charity from surplus funds donated at the Carols on the Green if it goes ahead.

031/PC/21 – Carols on the Green

Cllr Carter explained the amount of work involved in hosting this event and after 10 years of organising it offered it for someone else around the table.

Cllr Pritchard said she did not feel confident enough taking it on. Cllr Bassi offered to look at the folder of works involved and Cllr Pritchard said she would help.  Cllr Moore offered to do the finances which are by law undertaken by the Clerk as the Responsible Financial Officer, apart from the floats for the stalls. Bring back to next meeting with an update.

032/PC/21 –   Stoke Poges United Charity

Cllr Egleton declared an interest in this item as Chairman of the charity and did not take part in the vote.  Cllr Finan proposed that Mr Dier is appointed trustee by the Parish Council for another four year term. This was seconded by Cllr Crocker, RESOLVED to agree, all in favour.

033/PC/21 – Hollybush Hill – VAS & Dropped Kerb’s

The feeling around the table was that funding these dropped kerbs was wrong when they are damaged and should be automatically repaired by highways as ongoing maintenance, they were also in the wrong place and not where requested.  A permanently installed VAS would not be effective and we already have our own mobile ones used on that area.  Preferred method would be to explore roundels on the road.

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

  1. Planning Committee Minutes 15 February 2021 – Agreed/Signed 15 March 2021.

035/PC/21 – Finance

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

 (2) RESOLVED to approve list of cheques/Bacs for signature May 2021 – £15372.94

 (3) RECEIVED Bank reconciliations – May 2021.

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

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

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

Correspondence: –

  1. Letter from Willow Park Residents

037/PC/21 – NOTED Dates of Future Meetings

Planning Meeting – 21 June 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting – 5 July 2021 followed by Recreation & Environment Committee Meeting.

Meeting ended at 9.10pm

Agenda Planning Committee Meeting Monday 21 June 2021 at 7.30pm

AGENDA

You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on 21 June 2021 at 7.30pm IN THE CLUB ROOM AT THE VILLAGE CENTRE, ROGERS LANE, STOKE POGES, SL2 4LP

COVID-19 RULES ONLY ALLOW A MAXIMUM OF 15 PEOPLE IN THE ROOM AT ANYONE TIME. Members of public who have genuine questions about something on the agenda (as per Standing Orders) a 3-minute time slot (up to the 15 minutes public session time).

Please be aware that social distancing requirements are in place, and you will be required to wear a mask or face shield. I respectfully request that all attendees undertake a lateral flow test before attending the council meeting and that any person who tests positive and/or feels unwell should remain at home. Lateral flow tests are available from pharmacies free of charge; being a councillor is classified as working so please inform the pharmacy staff that you work when you are asked to provide a reason.

Julie Simmonds/Clerk/16 June 2021

JA Simmonds

AGENDA

013/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.

014/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

015/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.

016/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 24 May 2021 (previously circulated)     

017/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.

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

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

019/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

020/PL/21           Correspondence.

021/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

022/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.

Next meeting date:  19 July 2021

APPENDIX 1

DELEGATED DECISIONS

APPENDIX 2

 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

Single storey front porch extension.

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

Single storey side and rear extension.

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

Installation of a container for storage.

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.

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.

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

Single storey rear/side extension.

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

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

PL/21/2073/FA                  Framewood Nursery, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Demolition of existing garage, proposed single storey detached garage.

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

Proposed outbuilding in rear garden.

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

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

AMENDED PLANS FOR INFORMATION

APPENDIX 3

PLANNING DECISIONS

PL/19/3648/FA                  68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DP

Erection of a detached outbuilding.

Parish Comments: – Object, Policies EP3 & H9 & H13 (b) (c) (d) & (f) all apply.  We note residents’ concerns over trees, and the building appears larger than a cumulative size of the main dwelling.

Hereby Permits

PL/20/2286/VRC              Land adjoining, 1 Journeys End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NT

Variation of condition 2 of PP 17/02170/FUL (Detached dwelling house and vehicular access with associated hardstanding) to allow for: new front and rear rooflights to facilitate living space on second floor.  Increase to floor area, changes to windows and doors.  New vehicular access including dropped kerb.

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

This application is also contrary to some of the conditions on the previous approval.

Hereby Permits

Pl/21/1210/TP                   Sefton Park, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks

T388 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pyrus at adjacent location, T411/412/414 Acer – Fell Replace with ornamental species in adjacent location, T429 Cypress – Fell Replace with Pinus sp in adjacent location, T352 Cypress – Fell Replace with Celtis sp in nearby location, T340 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location, T287 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Sorbus in adjacent location, T221 Horse Chestnut – Fell Replace with Pine in adjacent location, T194 Holly – Fell Replace with similar species in adjacent location, T187 Pear – Fell Replace with similar species in same location. (TPO/SBDC/1998/12)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/20/2561/VRC              Land Adjacent to 29 Decies Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks

Variation of conditions 11 and 13 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 for the temporary retention of the existing garage, replacement of front rooflights with 2 dormer windows and the addition of a basement level.

Parish Council Comments:   Object. We believe the conditions attached to the current application should be upheld.

Hereby Permits

PL/19/2583/SA                  Yew Tree Cottage, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed: – Single storey side extension to existing ancillary outbuilding used as a residential studio.

Hereby Certify

APPEALS

PL/19/3143/FA                  Focus School, Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Erection of a multi-purpose space and ancillary room, removal of existing modular classrooms, creation of a new footpath link with Khalsa Academy, creation of temporary construction access on School Lane and related landscaping, SUDS and other drainage works and associated works to 6no TPO trees.

Parish Comments: – OBJECT (addition of multi-purpose space).  This is an historically sensitive location set on a narrow-wooded lane within the green belt. The development does not meet any of the criteria of Policy GB1 and in light of the application from Pioneer House asking for approval to hold civil ceremonies there is a major concern that this building will be used as a venue for 3rd party events. Therefore, Policy GB5 (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e) would also become relevant. Additionally, we have concerns over an increase in parking onsite which would lead to the generation of additional traffic on an already busy but narrow lane. Policies TR5 and TR7 (d) would also apply. Furthermore, we consider that the proposed application does not meet any of the requirements of Policy EP3.

Appeal

Appeal Allowed.

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

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

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

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal – Written Reps.