Planning Agenda

Monday 14th May 2018 in the Council Chamber, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham

Venue: The Town Council Chamber, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP View directions

Contact: Nina Stockill; Email:
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.



Would Members please note that in future any News Releases are to be agreed at the appropriate agenda point, and not in a separate section at the end.


  1. Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Committee for 2018 – 2019


  1. Election of Vice Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman of the Committee for 2018 – 2019


  1. Apologies for Absence

Members are asked to receive apologies from Members.


  1. 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 4.

  1. Minutes

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Monday 30th April 2018 to be put before the Full Council meeting held on 25th June 2018. Copy previously circulated

  1. Buckingham Neighbourhood Plan/Vale of Aylesbury Plan

To receive any update.

  1. Action Reports

To receive action reports as per the attached list.                                                             Appendix A


  1. Planning Applications

For Member’s information the next scheduled Development Management Committee meetings are 31st May & 21st June 2018, with SDMC meetings on 30th May & 10th June 2018.


To consider planning applications received from AVDC and other applications


  1. 18/00932/APP 19 Castle Street, MK18 1BP

Conversion of dwelling to form 5 studio flats and a one bedroomed flat


At the 19th February meeting Members responded to the parallel 17/04671/ALB with No Objections, subject to the Historic Buildings Officer’s satisfaction, and added:

Members would like further information to be sought on

  • Refuse collection: were the premises permitted bag collection, or does bin storage space need to be included?
  • There was no comment on the website at the date of the meeting from the HBO, so Members were unable to judge the effect of the proposed works on the fabric
  • Whether the proposed measures for sound insulation were considered adequate
  • Whether any other modern home efficiency measures were planned

It must be emphasised that there was no parking availability in Castle Court

3/5/18: answers to these points sought; no HBO comments on either file


Deferred from last meeting as no yellow notice posted:

  1. 18/01337/APP 1 Badgers Way, MK18 7EG

Two storey front extension



  1. 18/01363/APP 1 Homestall, Buckingham Industrial Park, MK18 1XJ

Change of use from A5 hot food takeaways to A3 Restaurants and Cafes, single storey front extension and installation of extractor fan and flue



  1. 18/01409/APP 24 Kingfisher Road, MK18 7EY

Two storey rear extension



Amended Plans & Additional Information

  1. 16/03302/APP Land rear of Grand Junction, High Street

Provision of 61 bedroom Care Home with 14 Assisted Living apartments with associated access, parking and landscaping (Reconsideration of the proposal following quashing of the decision)

Crown Care Developments

Additional Information: Arboricultural and Planning Integration Report; Addendum to Flood Risk Assessment; Addendum to Planning Statement; updated Biodiversity protection measures (the Natural England permits are also on the website); updated Ecological Appraisal; updated Landscape and Ecological Enhancement Plan

Note that a full consultation response sheet was sent, but with no response date; Parish Liaison says that these are just to note (in which case why send the sheet?). It is suggested that Members read them through and bring any comments to the meeting for sending to AVDC; these would then be on record when this application comes back to Committee.

Members’ response throughout the various iterations of this application has been Oppose & Attend, which Cllr. Cole did last May (reported to June 2017 meeting).

  1. 17/04725/APP Land to rear of 10 Market Square

Erection of four dwellings


For 15th January, the Minute reads: No Objections: In the preceding Public Session, the applicant had clarified some questions raised on the previous application for this site, notably re access for the delivery of materials. Noting that, as a town centre site, parking provision was not required, Members felt that the proposal would be an asset to the town.

And on 9th April: Amendments: Plots 1 & 2 (the two storey building) have been repositioned further away from №10 and away from the wall between №s 9 &10 leaving a gap of approx. 1m; the bin store for this building now houses 4 bins. The bins for Plots 3 and 4 were previously shown in their gardens; there is now a common bin store area between plots 1/2 and 3. This means the resident in Plot 4 will have to carry refuse c.25m to the bin and wheel the bin 30m to Market Square for collection (Plot 3 c.18m and 30m). AVDC guideline for taking the bin to the collection point is 30m.

It was reported that there was no yellow notice posted at the site; Members reserve the right to revise their response (from No Objections) if any neighbours raise objections on grounds that Members were unable to form a view on for themselves.

Additional documents: Topographical Survey, site section with existing levels, plans and elevations with survey details added.


  1. 18/00638/APP Roseway, Stratford Road, MK18 1TE

Single storey rear extension


At the 19th March meeting, Members responded: Oppose & attend – Members felt this was a very large extension, and disliked the flat roof which gave a box-like appearance which did not respect the style of the original house.

Amendments: low parapet wall with coping stones added to edge of flat roof; 3 flat skylights replaced by peaked glass roof.


Not for consultation

  1. 18/01298/ATC Well House, 35 High Street, MK18 1NU

T1: Tulip tree – fell to above current soil level – unhealthy specimen

T2: Yew – prune to give 1.5m clearance from building

T3: Holly – fell to above current soil level – unhealthy specimen


Comment delayed, awaiting receipt of the Tree Officer’s report.


  1. Planning Decisions

To receive for information details of planning decisions made by AVDC as per ‘Bulletin’ and other decisions.

BTC                        Officer            response             recommn.

17/01940/APP Lace Hill                  62-bed care home                                           Conditional support

17/03763/APP 5 Bostock Court   Single storey rear extension
No objections

18/00831/APP 10 Woodlands Cres.          Extension & loft conversion
No objections

18/01026/AAD 18 Osier Way                       Replacement signage (new gym)
No objections


18/00594/APP University, Verney Park  Portakabin
Oppose & Attend

  1. Development Management Committee

10.1 Strategic Development Management (9th May 2018) Meeting cancelled 8/5/18

10.2 Development Management (10th May 2018; 17/04202/APP 15 Bernardine’s Way)

10.2.1 To receive a report from Cllr. Cole on the meeting [if received before meeting]

  1. Enforcement

11.1 To receive the April update [to be circulated separately when available]

11.2 To report any new breaches


  1. North Bucks Parishes Planning Consortium

To receive for information the minutes of the 18th April meeting.
Appendix B


  1. Matters to report

Members to report any damaged, superfluous and redundant signage in the town, access issues or any other urgent matter.


  1. Chairman’s items for information


  1. Date of the next meeting:

Monday 4th June 2018 following the Interim Council meeting.



To Planning Committee:


Cllr. Ms. J. Bates

Cllr. M. Cole        (Chairman)

Cllr. J. Harvey     Town Mayor

Cllr. P. Hirons     (Vice Chairman)

Cllr. D. Isham

Cllr. A. Mahi

Cllr. Mrs. L. O’Donoghue To be confirmed

Cllr. R. Stuchbury

Cllr. M. Try To be confirmed


Mrs. C. Cumming             (co-opted member)














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