Monday 19th February 2018 following the Informal and Interim Council meetings
in the Council Chamber, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham
Venue: The Town Council Chamber, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP View directions
Contact: Nina Stockill; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Order 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes, and time for examination of the plans by Members.
- Apologies for Absence
Members are asked to receive apologies from Members.
- Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of any personal or prejudicial interest under consideration on this agenda in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 Sections 26-34 & Schedule
To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Monday 29th January 2018 to be put before the Full Council meeting to be held on 12th March 2018.
Copy previously circulated
To receive a presentation from Mr. Roger Coy, Architect, on revisions to 17/03386/APP, two dwellings on land to the rear of Wharf Terrace, Stratford Road (see below, 8.9).
Mr. Coy has been advised that any views expressed at this stage of the meeting are to be taken as personal, and without prejudice to the eventual response of the Committee.
- Buckingham Neighbourhood Plan/Vale of Aylesbury Plan
To receive any update.
- Action Reports
6.1 To receive action reports as per the attached list. Appendix A
6.2 (374/17; Conservation Area meeting) To receive the notes of the meeting held on 11th January 2018 Appendix B
6.3 (740/17) To receive information on Change of Use applications Appendix C
6.4 (746/17) To receive a verbal report from Cllr. Stuchbury on the s106 meeting
6.5 (250.1/17 Police Station wall): To receive a verbal update from the Planning Clerk
- Planning Applications
For Member’s information the next scheduled Development Management Committee meetings are 8th and 29th March 2018, with SDMC meetings on 7th and 28th March 2018.
To consider planning applications received from AVDC and other applications
17/01157/APP Park Manor Farm, Moreton Road, MK18 1PP Spowart Retrospective application for change of use from Children’s day nursery to two flats and garage to annex
17/04671/ALB 19 Castle Street, MK18 1BP Marzec
Internal alterations to form 5 studio flats and one one-bedroomed flat
18/00092/APP 4 Bodenham Close, MK18 7HR Sales
Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of a single storey rear extension
18/00147/APP 32 Chandos Road, MK18 1AL Robbins
First floor side extension including bathroom, bay window improvement and single storey rear extension
18/00169/APP 14 Cotton End, MK18 7RJ Newman
Erection of timber shed and external flue for wood burning stove, on side elevation of house
18/00328/APP 1 to 2 Market Hill, MK18 1JS [ex NatWest Bank] Morrison Property Consultants Ltd.
Conversion of building to create 8 new 1 bedroom dwellings. Reconstructed and remodelled elevation façade facing Market Hill including new shop fronts. Infilling of covered front arcade on ground floor to create increased retail area. Conversion of retail space involving alterations to the external envelope of the building
18/00416/APP BCQ, Osier Way, MK18 1TB Curryer, BCQ
Erection of building
17/00746/APP Former Railway Station Site, Station Road University of Buckingham
Erection of new student accommodation (C2) building including ground floor parking with associated landscaping and access
Members’ previous comments are attached. Appendix D
Amended plans: proposed access revised in response to BCC Highways comments of 15th May 2017 (table of BCC comments and consultant’s responses on website)
17/03386/APP Land to rear of Wharf Hill Terrace, Stratford Road
Erection of two dwellings with associated parking and turning area including provision of designated parking area for residents of Wharf Hill Cottages
Members’ response (9/10/17) OPPOSE & ATTEND: Members felt that this was an overdevelopment of the site, that the difference in level would mean that the new houses would overlook the existing terrace, and that the site plan provided was inadequate. They also pointed out that the speed limit on the Stratford Road is 30mph not 40mph as stated.
Amended plans: the red line boundary has been changed to exclude the access from Stratford Road and the wider end before the existing terrace; the 7 parking bays in this area have been deleted; section drawings have been provided showing the relationship to the terrace of cottages and the amount of roof visible from Wittmills Oak to the east of the site.
17/04326/ALB Stoneleigh House, Castle Street, MK18 1BP Parslow
Alterations to Listed Building in relation to conversion to hotel
This is the ALB parallel to the APP with amended red line considered last meeting. No other changes
17/04776/APP Willowby, Bath Lane, MK18 1DX Hough
Demolition of existing bungalow and construction of a part single storey, part two-storey house with integral garage mainly based on the re-use of the existing footprint.
Members’ previous response: (15/1/18) OPPOSE & ATTEND: Members noted that while the house itself was approximately the same footprint as the bungalow, the new garage and the decking fell outside this, and were on a solid plinth, thus increasing the amount of intrusion into the floodable land. Though the fall is stated to be 1/15, this is not a consistent slope, being steeper at the landward end, and almost flat at the river end. The proposed house may be safe from flooding itself (and major flooding occurs at approximately 10 year intervals in Buckingham, and minor flooding annually), the displaced floodwaters have to go somewhere, and it is unjust and unneighbourly to cause flooding to other people’s property. The cumulative effect of small and large encroachments into the floodplain is a matter of concern to Members. Should the LPA be minded to approve this application, Members suggested that mounting the decking on stilts might be a solution.
The position of the soakaway seemed to contradict its practicability when river levels are high, and the existing bungalow is not connected to the main sewer so should the proposed house be so connected, it would need a pump and new pipeline to Bath Lane, construction of which would cause a major disruption to the neighbouring properties which share the access.
It was also considered that this part of the Conservation Area was attractive because of its open and natural character, and that a two-storey replacement dwelling would affect this.
Amended plans: revised plans and elevations showing pillared understorey and Flood Risk Assessment.
Not for consultation
18/00300/ATP 5 Waglands Garden, MK18 1EA Lines
T1: Overall crown reduction on English Oak by 2-3m, due to excessive overhang over driveway
T2: Side back yew 1-2m away from driveway
Members canvassed by email unanimously objected to this work, pointing out that the trees pre-dated the development, and their growth should have been allowed for
The following Minor Amendments have been received, for information only:
The Old Surgery, 16 West Street, MK18 1HP Rodwell
18/00370/ATP Ts1&2 (TLC ID 5631) Common Beech – reduce canopy by up to 25%. The trees have become too large for their environment and in-line with good arboricultural practice, need to be reduced in order to remain healthy and safe.
18/00243/ATC Ts3&4 Common Beech – reduce canopy by up to 25%. The trees have become too large for their environment and in-line with good arboricultural practice, need to be reduced in order to remain healthy and safe
T5 1 x Common Beech – fell to ground level. This tree is has become to large for its situation and is of low amenity value.
8. Planning Decisions
To receive for information details of planning decisions made by AVDC as per ‘Bulletin’ and other decisions.
BTC Officer Approved response recommn.
17/04001/ALB 4 High Street Demol. glazed link, construct ext’n No objections
17/04003/APP Unit 18, Osier Way Ch/use to Class D2, 24-hr gym Oppose
17/04395/APP Browns, Gawcott Hill Construction of workshop Cond.support
17/04424/AAD Lidl, Lace Hill Signage No objections
Not Consulted on:
17/04295/ATP Maids Moreton Ave. Works to trees o/hanging wall of 4 Manor Gardens
9. Changes to Committee (per Full Council minute 724/17)
To receive, discuss and agree a report from the Town Clerk P/69/17
10. Development Management Committee
10.1 Strategic Development Management (14th February 2018) Cancelled
10.2 Development Management (15th February 2018) No Buckingham applications
11.1 To receive the January 2018 update Appendix E
11.2 To report any new breaches
To report any damaged superfluous and redundant signage in the town.
To report any access-related issues.
16. News releases
17. Chairman’s items for information
18. Date of the next meeting: Monday 19th March 2018 at 7pm.