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    Venue: Council Chamber, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham

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    To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 1 November 2018.



    The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 1 November 2018, copies of which had been previously circulated, were approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.



    Declarations of Interest


    Councillor J Rush advised that whilst working as a part-time teacher at Gayhurst School his wife had taught a pupil who was a son of the applicant for Stampwell Farm, planning applications CH/2017/1039/FA and CH/2017/1044/HB, but this was not a personal or prejudicial interest


    Items for Noting

    5.1       New Planning and Enforcement Appeals

    5.2       Appeal Decisions

    5.3       Appeals Withdrawn

    5.4       Permission/Prior Approval Not Needed

    5.5       Withdrawn Applications

    5.6       Information Regarding Planning Applications to be Determined





    That the reports be noted.



    Report on Main List of Applications pdf icon PDF 182 KB

    Chalfont St Peter



    Ward: Gold Hill

    Page No:   3


    Recommendation: Refuse permission


    Stampwell Farm, Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XD


    Chalfont St Peter



    Ward: Gold Hill

    Page No:  35


    Recommendation: Conditional consent


    Stampwell Farm, Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XD





    Ward: Penn And Coleshill

    Page No:  56


    Recommendation: Defer-minded to approve subject to the prior completion of Legal Agreement. Decision delegated to Head of Planning & Economic Development


    Newbury House, 2 Knottocks Drive, Knotty Green, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2AH


    Little Chalfont



    Ward: Little Chalfont

    Page No:  71


    Recommendation: Conditional Permission


    Little Istanbul, Nightingales Corner, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, HP7 9PY





    Ward: Penn And Coleshill

    Page No:  77


    Recommendation: Conditional Permission


    Bowers Croft, Magpie Lane, Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0LS



    Additional documents:






    That the planning applications be determined in the manner indicated below.




    That the Head of Planning and Economic Development be authorised to include in the decision notices such Planning Conditions and reasons for approval, or reasons for refusal as appropriate, bearing in mind the recommendations in the officer’s report and the Committee discussion.






    Stampwell Farm, Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XD


    The meeting was advised of one further letter of support being received from a contractor that had worked for the Church at another site. 

    A further letter had been received from Troy Planning and Design on behalf of Chalfont St Peter Parish Council detailing a number of concerns including the impact on the Green Belt, Heritage implications and enabling development, design and landscape, use and sustainability.

    It was also noted that Councillor Wertheim had forwarded an email to all Members attaching information he had received directly from the applicant’s agent, which did not raise any new material consideration not already addressed in the Officer Report. 


    Speaking for the Parish Council, Councillor Hazel North

    Speaking for the application, Rev Dr Francis Orr-Ewing




    Permission Refused with amendments to the wording of Reason 1 to make reference to the scale of development proposed including reference to the 8 houses, church, additional buildings and car park.  Also an addition to Reason two to include reference to Policy GB2.


    An addendum report was circulated by officers to Members of the Planning Committee in advance of the meeting providing additional clarification on the Green Belt issues as set out in the Case Officer report and also in respect of the unauthorised development currently on site.


    It was drawn to members attention that if they were minded to refuse planning permission, given that there are currently unauthorised uses on the site, in terms of the D2 uses of the three buildings the subject of the lapsed temporary permission and other structures including a substantial marque currently used to provide a church, it is considered necessary to consider formal action.


    Whilst it is acknowledged that the application includes proposals beyond the current unauthorised development in that it does not include the new building works to replace that destroyed by fire nor the 8 new houses, the change of use and additional structures particularly in the form of the marque is inappropriate development in the Green Belt and has impact on the Green Belt and its openness as well as detracting from the setting of the listed building.  Further in the absence of highway improvements, the level of activity is considered detrimental to highway safety.


    The Committee noted that unauthorised development was taking place on the site and noted that the Head of Planning and Economic Development has delegated authority given to officers to take enforcement action under the Constitution and officers would now be seeking to address the unauthorised development as considered necessary by the Head of Planning and Economic Development and having regard to any applicable statutory time-limits.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.