Agenda and draft minutes

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1.

Declarations of Interest

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Councillor A Wheelhouse: Application numbers PL/21/3133/FA and PL/21/3210/FA – declared a non-pecuniary interest due to being a member of Beaconsfield Town Council and Chairman of Beaconsfield Society. Councillor Wheelhouse declared she had not expressed a view when the applications were discussed and that she had an open mind, would listen to the debate and make a decision once the debate was over.

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To note the minutes of the meeting held on 26 October 2021.

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The minutes of the meeting held on 26 October 2021 were agreed as an accurate record.

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PL/21/3133/FA - 36 Woodside Avenue, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1JJ pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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Proposed single storey home gym.  

 

This application was the subject of a site visit.  

 

Members voted in favour of the motion to approve the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor G Hollis and seconded by Councillor T Egleton.  

 

Resolved: that the application be approved. 

 

There being a tied vote, the Chairman exercised his casting vote and voted in favour of the motion.

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PL/21/3210/FA - 16 Caledon Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2BX pdf icon PDF 278 KB

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Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of detached house with integral garages, landscaping and new vehicular access.

 

This application was the subject of a site visit.

 

Members voted in favour of the motion to refuse the application for the following reasons:

 

1.      The application site was located within the Green Suburban Townscape Character Areas as defined by the Chiltern and South Bucks Townscape Character Study (November 2017). The design principles in these areas placed emphasis upon the retention of hedgerows as boundary treatments. The proposed dwelling and changes to the frontage would result in the loss of hedging and other vegetation on the boundary with No.18 and the shared driveway with this neighbouring property would be detrimental to the character of the area. Furthermore, dwellings in the vicinity comprised relatively large family homes of an ‘arts and crafts style’ with frontages that included fenestration detailing which added interest to the buildings. The proposed development would comprise a modest one-bedroom dwelling with few windows in its front elevation such that it would appear incongruous and out of keeping within the street scene.  As such the proposal would have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the area contrary to saved policies EP3 and H9 of the South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted March 1999, Consolidated September 2007 and February 2011), and Core Policy 8 of the Core Strategy (adopted 2011) and guidance set out in the Chiltern and South Bucks Townscape Character Study (November 2017). The proposed development would also fail to comply with the requirements of the NPPF (2021) and National Design Guidance.

 

2.      The proposed development would result in the removal of a four-bedroom dwelling and the introduction of a one-bedroom dwelling. When considering the reduction in the numbers of bedrooms and overall scale of the building, it was considered that the proposed development would fail to make efficient use of the land and would be contrary to Paragraph 125c) of the NPPF (2021).

 

Speaking in objection: Mr Sam Turney

Speaking as the Agent for the Applicant: Ms Jennie Harris

 

It was proposed by Councillor G Hollis and seconded by Councillor T Broom

 

            Resolved: that the application be refused.

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PL/21/3679/FA - 68 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. SL2 4DP pdf icon PDF 247 KB

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First floor extension over existing ground floor.

 

This application was the subject of a site visit.

 

Members voted in favour of the motion to approve the application.

 

Speaking on behalf of Stoke Poges Parish Council: Cllr Saera Carter.

 

It was proposed by Councillor M Bracken and seconded by Councillor D Anthony.

 

            Resolved: that the application be approved.

 

Councillor G Hollis left the room at the beginning of the item, returned but took no part in the debate and voting on the item.

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Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 21 December at 2.30pm.

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Tuesday 21 December 2021 at 2.30pm.

7.

Availability of members attending site visits (if required)

To confirm members’ availability to undertake site visits on Monday 20 December 2021 if required.

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Resolved:  That in the event that it was necessary to arrange site visits on Monday 20 December 2021 in respect of the agenda for the meeting on Tuesday 21 December 2021, the following Members be invited to attend:

 

Councillors: T Egleton, P Griffin, G Hollis.