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Stoke Poges Parish Council

Planning Committee - Meeting Minutes

Monday 21st November 2022

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

In attendance:- Mrs J Simmonds (Clerk)

Also Present:- One Member of Public                                                            

Agenda Items

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

One member of public was present to talk about and listen to comments made on application PL/22/3520/FA

064/PL/22 Apologies for Absence

APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Crocker

065/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.


066/PL/22 Minutes

RESOLVED to approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 17 October 2022 which were signed by the Chairman.

067/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.

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

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

069/PL/22 Correspondence.

NOTED Slough Multifuel Project – Letter to be circulated at the meeting.

070/PL/22 Meeting Equipment

To discuss whether we need further equipment to run the planning meetings efficiently. Defer until the whole committee are present.

071/PL/22 Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Carter updated the committee and informed them that a face to face meeting with the consultant is taking place on 23 November 2022.

072/PL/22 Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 RESOLVED 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.

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

074/PL/22 NOTED Next meeting date:  12 December 2022





PL/22/3720/TP Clevehurst Lodge, Gerrards Cross Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EJ

T1 incencse cedar – fell (TPO/SBDC/2008/12)

Parish Comments:- No Comment

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


Erection of dwellinghouse, 1 meter boundary fence, access gate and new vehicular access to Bells Hill.

Parish Comments:- Object, previous comments apply which were:-

Object our previous comments still apply which were:- 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 which could be share.  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 believe that on entering the village there should be the softness of a verge. 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. There is 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.

The proposed development would result in the introduction of a detached dwelling and the subdivision of the existing plot. The proposed dwelling would be set adjacent to the southern flank boundary, and the proposed retained dwelling would also be set adjacent to the flank boundary. This would result in a loss of spaciousness to the site, and a resultant cramped appearance. Moreover, the dwelling would be set behind the existing building line and would fail to accord with the uniform appearance of this part of Penn Meadow which is an important characteristic of the locality. Consequently, the development would appear as incongruous within the street scene and would erode the spacious and consistent character of the site. The proposed scheme would therefore fail to accord with the design aspirations of part 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), C1 of the National Design Guide, Core policy CP8 of South Bucks District Core Strategy (2011), the South Bucks Residential Design Guide (2008), the principles of the Chiltern and South Bucks Townscape Character Study (2017) and policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (1999)

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

Single storey side and rear extension.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/3494/FA Barton Spinney, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NZ

Demolition of existing garage/shed and roofs to garage areas, erection of a single storey side extension, single storey rear extension and replacing all windows similar as existing.

Parish Comments:- No Comment subject to the Green Belt 50% rules.

PL/22/3464/FA 99 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Flat green roofed double garage with associated works and retaining walls.

Parish Comments:- Object.  Police C1 (a) & (b), H13 (c), (d) & (f) and CP9 Biodiversity all apply.

PL/22/3520/FA Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Part single, part two storey side and rear extension, demolition of garage and construction of garage with a space above.

Parish Comments:- Object, our previous comments apply which were:-

Object, Policies EP3, H9 (a) & (b) and H11apply, along with the NPPF section 12 paragraph 127 (c).  

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 to the detriment of its appearance and character and contrary to the content of the South Bucks Townscape Character Study. Which refers to informal asymmetrical architectural style properties under page 158 section 11.45.

The current usage of the access drive/track is limited and the potential of vehicle usage if allowed will entirely overload capacity.  TR5(c) & H11 (e) apply.

The above policies all still apply as well as the NPPF section 16 – 184, 185, 190 & 193 and the Core Strategy Section 8. 

This property is subject to an NDHA, Top Cottage and Little Chesters have group value under an NDHA, therefore this development would significantly harm the NDHA pairing meaning this group value would no longer exist!

We do feel that buildings of such value are a rarity and therefore should be persevered. The internal alterations are just as important as the external alterations in this case as such things as fireplaces for example are a reflection of an Arts and Crafts style house.

We note there is no ecology or biodiversity report attached to this application. The area of proposed development sits with in the area CP9 therefore we believe it is necessary to thoroughly assess any negative impacts.

The applicant has failed to acknowledge that this dwelling along with Little Chesters are a paired NDHA, great importance has been added to the pairing, the application is miss leading.  We also note that this proposal is a 300% increase on the existing footprint, such an increase would detract from the pairing and the increase would mean that the pairing is at odds with the balance of two Arts and Crafts designed houses.

No Ecology Report has been submitted with the application. As such, there is insufficient information to demonstrate that the proposal would conserve and enhance biodiversity; the application is therefore contrary to policy CP9 of the South Bucks Core Strategy (adopted February 2011) and the requirements of the NPPF and NPPG.

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.

PL/22/3599/FA 105 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

Two storey dwelling with detached single storey garage to front and outbuilding to rear.

Parish Comments:- Object, this is in the Conservation Area and is contrary to C6 and we believe this would damage the listing of The Uplands.  Policies EP3 and C1 (a) & (b) apply.  This is totally out of keeping with the street scene, by way of design, in the context of the sites with pitched roofs and 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.

PL/22/3670/FA 24 Clevehurst Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EP

Part two, part first floor side, part two, part single storey rear, single storey side and front porch extensions, new dormer to rear roof space.

Parish Comments:- No Comment

PL/22/3816/TP 13 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

TP7, TP8, TP9 and TP10 birch – reduction and thinning (TPO No. 12, 2003).

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





PL/22/2820/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: 21 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

Part single/part two storey side/front extension and changes to windows and doors.

Parish Comments: – No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1390/FA Temple Cottage, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3HW

Remodelling and redesign of existing property including two storey front extension, single storey rear extension, changes to windows, doors and roof, upper portion to be clad in flat tiles and lower in brick, solar panels on roof, detached side open carport, single storey rear extension and roof alteration to existing detached garages, swimming pool and extension to patio and steps in rear garden.

Parish Comments: -Object our previous comments still apply to this application and were:-

Object We believe the following apply to this application – EP3 e and d, GBI i and ii and Appendix 8 – 5.1. 

These policies all still apply to this application.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2280/FA – Officer – Alex Armour

Address: 6 Penn Meadow Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4EB

Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling; part demolition and single storey rear extension to existing dwelling with associated vehicular access and hardstanding.

Highways: In terms of parking, I am aware that the proposed 2-bedroom dwelling would require 2 spaces, and the existing 4-bedroom dwelling would require 3 spaces to be provided.

Parish Comments: – Object: TR (d) not enough parking provision for the property and would result in on-street parking.

Hereby Refuses Permission

PL/22/2821/FA  – Officer – Murtza Poptani

Address: Oakside Duffield Lane Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4AH

Proposal: Part two storey / part first floor front extension, front porch canopy and loft conversion with rear dormer and 2 side rooflights.

Parish Comments: – No objection:

Property has nesting birds that would need to be considered and on the boarder of the Green belt.

Property is a front extension with loft conversion. Not over-dominate compared to surrounding properties.

Herby Permits

PL/22/2874/FA – Officer – Murtaza Poptani

Address: The Garden House Wexham Street Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL3 6PA

Proposal: First floor side extension and internal alterations.

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2956/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: 9 Fircroft Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4DS

Proposal: Hip to gable roof extension with second rear facing dormer (to match existing); part single part two storey side extension; single storey rear extension; associated landscaping.

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/3019/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 1 Freemans Close Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ER

Proposal: Single storey rear extension with roof lanterns and an addition of a roof lantern over the existing side extension

Parish Comments: – No comment

Hereby Permits

PL/22/2531/FA – Officer – David Howells

Address: Aramghar Park Road Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PJ

Proposal: Part two storey, part single storey side, single storey rear and single storey side extensions, the addition of nine rooflights to the front elevation (Amendment to planning permission 17/01231/FUL). Planning previously submitted

On greenbelt

Garden Trust – proposed development affecting a site listed by Historic England (HE) on their Register of Parks and Gardens. Application site sits to the north-west of the Grade II Registered Park and Garden for Stoke Park and is part of the encroachment of housing around the perimeter of the park.

This application seeks amendments to a previous application 17/01231/FUL. We have reviewed our correspondence and would like to express that we feel it is regrettable that we were not consulted on the previous application on this site despite the application site sitting so close to the RPG boundary. However, we have reviewed the application and note that the planning permission has already been granted for alterations. Therefore, if the LPA are minded to grant consent to this amended application and are confident that the revised fenestration does not result in light emittance and reflection to the RPG, the Gardens Trust has no comment to make.

Archaeological – no comments

Parish Comments: – Object – Previous comments still apply which were: – Object subject to the 50% Green Belt Rules as we believe that this is already developed to its maximum or over!

Also, R8 (c) The development will impact the night skies with increased lighting and floodlighting within the property.

Hereby Permits

PL/22/3018/VRC – Officer Hannah Darley

Address: 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.


PL/22/3014/FA – Officer – Hugo Woodley

Address: 7 Willow Park Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4ES

Proposal: Single storey side extension

Parish Comments: – Object – HP11 (a) The building does not harmonise with the rest of the property as previous extension have been made to the property PL/22/3018/VRC

Hereby Permits

PL/22/1385/FA 18 Hazell Way, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DD

Two storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:- Object Policies EP3 & EP5 (a) & (b) apply.

Hereby Permits

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.

Hereby Permits

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

Meeting ended at 9.04pm