Planning Committee Minutes - 30th August 2018

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee


30th August 2018

Time:                    7.30pm


Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall



Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair)

Cllr Chris Tomblin


Cllr Malcolm Bell


In attendance:

Maxta Thomas (Clerk)

1 member of the public


Cllr Nick Robinson (Borough)






Apologies for Absence



As listed above.



Declarations of Interest






Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting



The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 11th June 2018 were unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman. 




Matters arising



No response from Thames Water re drainage strategy, or from BDBC.  This needs to be chased again with both BDBC and Thames Water. 



Planning & Development



New Applications



18/02047/HSE - Hunters Moon Cufaude Lane Bramley

Conversion of part of garage to living accommodation

No objections unanimously agreed.  Concern that there is not more documentation to be raised with BDBC.  Clerk to raise with planning officer.






18/02094/HSE - 3 Churchlands Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension

No objections unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





18/02336/HSE - 4 Leighton Close Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension and first floor side extension over garage

Cllrs were concerned about the application for the following reasons:

  • The house is in a prominent position in the village, overlooking Clift Meadow.  This is the most sensitive street scene of the whole Minchens Lane development.
  • The roofline will be altered, risking a terracing effect. 
  • The apex of the proposed conversion of the garage takes it above the adjoining garage and emphasises even more the sharp edge to the property against the barn effect of the neighbouring property. The street scene as proposed by the developers after great discussion with the Parish Council was acceptable to the PC and residents, giving an acceptable view from Clift Meadow but this will destroy that scene.
  • The design of the extension is not in keeping with the original building.

Clerk to submit objections on this basis.












 T/00290/18/TCA - Oakhearts Cottage Lane End Bramley

Cherry Tree. Remove remains of previously pruned tree

Cllrs have no objection and are happy to defer to the BDBC tree officer.  However, the Committee would like to see a replacement tree planted if possible.  Clerk to process.







T/00294/18/TPO - Oak House Officers Row Bramley

Trees T1-T6: tree work as per schedule dated 09/08/18 to include crown lifting and crown reduction

The Committee are happy to defer to the BDBC tree officer decision – it was felt that work was reasonable.  Clerk to process.







18/02375/HSE - 22 Coopers Lane Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension (Part Retrospective)

No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





T/00313/18/TPO - 6 Churchlands Bramley

T1 Ash - remove.

T2 Ash - remove.

T3 Horse Chestnut - remove.

Committee members noted that the trees are important to the street scene, and would request that suitable replacements be considered.  Otherwise, the Committee will defer to the BDBC tree officer’s view.  Clerk to process.








Any other new applications





Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A) – these were noted. 

The Clerk noted that she has enquired about enforcement for the refused application at Cufaude Lane, but has not received a reply as yet. 



Update on Minchens Lane development – s.106 issues



Cllr Flooks has contacted Persimmon requesting a meeting about the s.106 requirements.  The Clerk is chasing BDBC for a meeting about the same.  Clerk also to query whether barriers are being placed at end of path at Clift Meadow as agreed, and check lighting is going in and planned. 

Cllr Tomblin noted his enquiries to BDBC about the transport component of the s.106 agreement - £200k has already been paid to Highways, another £200k is due very soon, with another £150k later on.  All payments will go to Highways.

It was noted that the access to the development is not functioning as intended, which is causing issues on Minchens Lane itself.  HCC Highways to be contacted with PC concerns.  Cllr Flooks to take forward.






Cllr Flooks


Upper Cufaude Farm proposals



The developer for Upper Cufaude Farm is having a public exhibition on 17th September, and has invited Councillors to a private viewing before the exhibition opens.  It was agreed that this would work better after the public session – Clerk to contact developer to arrange.  Clerk also to encourage all councillors to attend the public session. 

Cllr Tomblin noted that the proposals do not include the plans for the entire site; part of it has been held back at present. 

There are possible issues with access to Cufaude Lane, but it is difficult to tell at this stage. 

No planning application has been submitted as yet.  






Update on Unlawful Development



The planning appeal for the Cufaude Lane planning application was due to be heard at the end of June.  However, the Planning Inspector at the hearing noted that there is an ongoing injunction appeal for the same site, and ruled that both hearings should be held at the same time, and therefore postponed the planning appeal.  There is no new date scheduled at present.



Date of Next Meeting



The date of the next Planning Committee meeting will be on 12th September 2018. 


Meeting closed at 8.45pm.





Signed:                 ………………………………………………………………….      Date:………………………………………




Appendix A



18/00370/ROC - Razors Farm Cufaude Lane Chineham

Variation of condition 1 of 16/03842/RES to allow amended plans for inclusion of kickabout area within phase 2.



No comments


18/01028/HSE - 7 Taylor Drive Bramley

Conversion of garage to provide additional living space




18/01431/ADV - One Stop Sherfield Road Bramley

Display of 1 no. externally illuminated fascia sign and 3 no. window graphics





T/00215/18/TPO - Land At Rear Of 1 - 4 North Row Bramley

Possible T5 (part of TPO BDB/0487) Oak tree: pollard the tree to 5m height leave main stem for habitat, to mitigate any potential future failure. Replace with another 3m standard Oak during the planting season



Defer to Tree Officer’s view


18/01623/FUL - Bramley Village Hall The Street Bramley

Erection of a single storey front extension and associated alterations


No objection, comments


18/00611/RET - Plots 6 And 7, Land At Cufaude Lane Bramley

Change of use of land from agricultural to equestrian including the erection of fence and shelter





18/01690/HSE - 3 Bartlett Close Bramley

Erection of first floor side/rear extension and single storey rear extension


No objection


18/01730/HSE - 18 Strawberry Fields Bramley

Erection of two storey side extension


No objection


18/00366/RES – Land at the Street Bramley – ADDITIONAL PLANS ADDED

Reserved matters approval pursuant to planning permission 15/02862/OUT comprising 65 dwellings (26 affordable dwellings) open space, landscaping and car parking  (matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to be considered)


No objection, subject to all matters being resolved from developer meeting


18/01122/FUL - 3 St James Close Bramley – AMENDED

Relocation of 1.8m fence to front and side of property and change of use of land from public open space to residential


No objection, comments


Pending Applications*


17/00942/FUL - Land Adjacent To The Oaks Cufaude Lane Bramley

Change of use of site as a private gypsy site for one family comprising a mobile home, utility room and touring caravan


Appeal lodged – non-determination


17/04282/RES - Land At Minchens Lane Bramley – ADDITIONAL PLANS

Reserved matters application (phase 4) for the appearance, landscape, layout and scale of 83 dwellings, with associated landscaping and open space (pursuant to outline permission 14/01075/OUT for 200 dwellings)

Comments re drainage and sewerage strategy


18/01226/VLA - Land At The Street The Street Bramley

Removal of reference to the Designated Protection Order under clause 16.10 of the Section 106 agreement relating to planning permission 15/02682/OUT

Clarification sought


18/01517/GPDOFF - The Upper Barn, Middle Barn And South Barn Minchens Court Minchens Lane Bramley

Notification of proposed change of use of Class B1(a) office to Class C3 (dwellinghouse) consisting of 14 no. flats



18/01665/VLA - Land To The North Of Sherfield Road Bramley

Request for modification of section 106 Agreement relating to application 15/02708/OUT to allow the change of 2 no. 4 bed affordable houses to 2 no. 3 bed affordable houses

No objection


18/01982/LDEU - Cufaude Courtyard, The Lodge Cufaude Lane Bramley

Application for Certificate of Lawfulness for the use of The Lodge as a single dwelling house (Use Class C3)

No objection

*Objections/no objections listed are the decision of Bramley Parish Council only, and do not reflect any submissions placed by members of the public or other bodies with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.


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