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Stoke Poges Parish Council

Planning Committee - Meeting Agenda

Monday 22nd May 2023

Table Of Contents

001/PL/23 Election of Chairman

To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

002/PL/23 Election of Vice Chairman

To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

003/PL/23 Items by Members of Public Present.

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

004/PL/23 Apologies for Absence

005/PL/23 Declarations of Interest

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

006/PL/23 Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 April 2023 (previously circulated)

007/PL/23 Planning Applications

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

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

008/PL/23 Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

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

009/PL/23 Councillors/Members Update

010/PL/23 Correspondence.

Information about breach of land off of Fir Tree Avenue. Circulated.

011/PL/23 Meeting Equipment

This meeting trialling using a monitor and google earth and one conversation at a time.

012/PL/23 Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

013/PL/23 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.

014/PL/23 Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

015/PL/23 Next meeting date: 19 June 2023



PL/23/1091/TP Hillend, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

T1-T4 Lime – re-pollard (TPO/SBDC/1987/05)

PL/23/1136/FA The Lodge, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PJ

Erection of replacement first floor following structural damage and part single storey/part two storey side/rear extension.

PL/23/1098/VRC March Cottage, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DY

Removal of conditions 3 (PD rights removed) and 4 (Extension removal) from planning permission PL/22/4139/FA (Part two, part first floor side/rear extension, new entrance door and front porch extension and window/door alterations, the addition of a roof light to rear elevation and removal of existing car port and the removal of the front elevation roof light).

PL/23/1073/FA 14 Elizabeth Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LQ

Double storey rear extension and proposed two vehicular accesses for in and out drive.

PL/23/1308/KA Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PB

G259 Elms and Sycamore – fell; G286 Elms, Sycamore & Holly – Fell (Stoke Park Conservation Area).


PL/23/0918/FA 16 Wakefield Crescent, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DF

Erection of front extension, single storey side extension and part single part two storey rear extension with additions of roof lights and internal alterations.

AMENDED PLANS:- Ecology Report.




PL/23/0716/KA 99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

G12 cypress - fell, T13 sycamore - fell (Stoke Poges West End Conservation Area)

Parish Comments:- Object, same comments as application above PL/23/0611

No TPO Required.

PL/23/0534/HB Focus School, Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA.

Listed Building consent for alterations, extension, or demolition of an existing building.

Listed building consent for : 1. Like-for-like replacement of two non-listed gabled roof coverings to Blocks A and C, insulation and membranes, existing tiles are to be reused so there will be no visual impact , 2. New M&E ventilation plant to flat roof of Block B air-handling unit and ductwork, 3. New powder-coated grilles to 1960s Block A and Block C to provide intake and extract air for the air-handing units concealed within the roof voids of these buildings, 4. Like-for-like replacement of all canopies, 5. Stripping off existing M&E fittings from the facades [lights, CCTV cameras] and a careful replacement with new, 6. Additional repairs to brickwork and stone on Victorian building, 7. Listed windows are to be carefully repaired and redecorated, 8.Replacement of the insulation and membrane on the flat roof, 9. Like-for-like replacement of two rooflights on the flat roof, 10. Replacement of all floor, wall and ceiling finishes, 11. Replacement of three internal walls within the non-listed parts of the building to make them suitable as fire compartment walls, 12. Replacement of the 1st floor timber dormer window and timber frame [currently boarded up, not visible from ground because at back of the flat roof] to the Victorian building with a maintenance access door to the roof. The dormer structure and tiled roof remains.

Parish Comments:-Object, There is no Historic England report included with this application. This is a Grade II listed building (first listed 26 April 1985)

Historic England – Listed on National Heritage Site

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest

With regards to point 5, we believe that any lighting should be on a timer with planning conditions as this is in the Green Belt, it should be in keeping with buildings in the Green Belt respecting Dark Skies.

Hereby Grants Listed Building Consent.

Hereby Grants Consent.

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.

Hereby Permits

PL/23/0635/TP Thames Water Reservoir, Collum Green Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

G1 oaks - crown lift to 5.5m above ground level (SBDC TPO 6 of 1993)

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

Hereby Grants Consent

PL/23/0660/TP Anand, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN.

T1 beech - fell; T2 oak - prune two lowest branches extending to west and south west, to reduce in length by 3-4m, pruning back to appropriate growth points; T3 beech - fell (TPO/SBDC/2003/20)

Parish Comments:- No Objection subject to the Tree Officer report

Hereby Grants Consent.

PL/23/0790/FA Melcott, 8 Templewood Lane Cottages, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4BH

Single storey rear extension, to include the demolition of an existing lean-to and shed.

Parish Comments:- No Comment.

Hereby Permits

PL/23/0281/FA 16 Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AB

Remodelling of rear garden (part retrospective).

Parish Comments:- Object The proposed rear boundary wall, if permitted, would result in a visually intrusive feature that would appear over dominant to the existing adjoining gardens whose features of which are mostly soft vegetative boundaries rather than formal engineered structures.  This would have an urbanising impact on the locality and would have a detrimental impact on the properties overlooking and adjoining.  As such it is considered that this element of the proposal is contrary to policy EP3 of the SBD local plan.

The garden has already been decimated over the last few months and tons of vegetation has been removed along with many mature trees which have been taken out, allowing this wall will mean that the surrounding gardens will be undermined.  The Townscape Character Study part 3.3 applies.

Hereby Permits



PL/22/3362/FA Brookdale, Bells Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ED

Redevelopment of part of site to provide 2 semi-detached dwellings with associated parking and landscaping (partial amendment to pp PL/19/1470/FA

Hereby Refuses

Appeal 11/5/23 – Written Reps by 15/6/23