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Stoke Poges Parish Council

Planning Committee - Meeting Minutes

Monday 12th December 2022

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

Agenda Items

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

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


076/PL/22 Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Knox-Scott, Mr Harris, Mr Rawling and Mrs Simmonds (Clerk).

077/PL/22 Declarations of Interest

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


078/PL/22 Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 21 November 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

079/PL/22 Planning Applications

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

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

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

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

081/PL/22 Correspondence.

082/PL/22 Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. Defer to next meeting.

083/PL/22 Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter gave an update to the committee.

084/PL/22 Exclusion of the Press & Public

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

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

086/PL/22 NOTED Next meeting date:  16 January 2022



PL/22/3829/VRC Spring Cottage, Stoke Wood, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4AU

Variation of condition 11 (approved plans) of PP PL/21/4616/FA (Demolition of existing house and erection of new dwelling) to allow repositioning of new dwelling and changes to design.

Parish Comments: – Object.  Building a new house and leaving the existing is contrary to GB11.  We have insufficient information because there is no location plan showing where the proposed house will be sited. Should the council be minded to approving the variation who will ensure the existing house is demolished and the plot not subdivided.

PL/22/3850/FA Land East of Bells Hill and opposite Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Change of use of land to dog exercise area with associated shelter, car parking and fencing.

Parish Comments: – Object, policies GB4, GB5 and TR5 apply. 

We consider this would be urbanisation of the Green Belt by reason of the introduction of fencing, parking and activity facilitated by the proposed use.

We are fortunate enough to have many fields available for dog walking.  We have four doggy day care facilities already in the village.

We would point out that this is a landfill site where, we understand, there are possible contaminants.

No exceptional circumstances have been demonstrated for change of use from Green Belt to commercial.

The proposed fencing would introduce an intense industrial appearance to this designated Green Belt area.  The existing fencing is sympathetic to Green Belt area.

The applicant states there is existing parking for two vehicles but to our knowledge there is no such parking.

If the authority is minded to approve we believe this will act as a precursor to similar applications and an encroachment on the Green Belt.




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

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

Parish Comments: – No Comment.

Hereby Refuses Permission

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

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

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

Herby Permits

PL/22/3018/VRC – Willows Stoke Court Drive Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4LU

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

Parish Comments: – Object – Our Previous comments apply.

Approval of Condition

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

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

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

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

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

By way of design, in the context of the sites surroundings, the proposed replacement dwelling and gates would adversely affect the character and amenities of the street scene and the locality in general, and would fail to respond positively to the features of the site itself and the surrounding context.  The proposal would therefore fail to comply with policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999) as well as CP8 of the South Bucks Core Strategy Development Plan Document and would be contrary to the above provisions of the Local Plan, NPPF and National Design Guide.

Hereby Refuses Permission

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

T1 conifer – fell (Stoke Park Conservation Area).

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

No TPO Required

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

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

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

Hereby Permits



Meeting ended at 8.42pm.