Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee


10th October 2018

Time:                    7.30pm


Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall



Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair)

Cllr Chris Tomblin


Cllr Malcolm Bell


In attendance:

Maxta Thomas (Clerk)

0 members 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 30th August 2018 were unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman. 




Matters arising






Planning & Development



New Applications



T/00349/18/TCA - 6 Churchlands Bramley

2 young Cypress trees: Remove.

The following points were made:

  • Concern that this is further removal of trees in the conservation area, on the same site as a recent previous application to remove 2 ash trees and  horse chestnut. 
  • Cllrs repeat their request that the BDBC tree officer should look at the site and Churchlands as a whole. 
  • The Neighbourhood Plan states that trees in conservation areas should be retained where possible. 
  • It was noted that these trees are not causing any damage to the property. 

Objection agreed unanimously, clerk to process.










18/02789/ENSC - Land At Upper Cufaude Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Residential development of up to 350 dwellings.

The following points were made:

  • The Committee completely supported the need for a full environmental impact assessment, and particularly noted possible issues with the waste water network. 
  • It was noted that whilst mention is made of train noise, no mention is made of helicopter noise from the neighbouring Bramley Army Camp. 
  • There are various errors in the application supporting documentation.  Of particular note was reference to ‘Upper Cufaude Lane’, which does not exist, and also that Southern Water is listed as the supplier for the area.  This is not the case, Thames Water is the supplier.  The also appears to be no mention of development being in Bramley Parish.
  • Concerns were expressed that this application seems premature and the data contained within refers to consultations with BDBC on site matters that are currently being developed within the forthcoming development brief for the site. 
  • Reference in the documentation has been made to 2.5 storeys – the PC and residents were assured at a recent information event run by the developer that the development would only be a maximum of 2 storeys.   

Objection due to insufficient information unanimously agreed.  Clerk to respond, outlining the above points. 















18/02792/HSE - 16 Wallis Drive Bramley

Conversion of part of garage to living accommodation.

The Committee was concerned that adequate parking provision should be at the property, given the loss of the garage.  Officers should ensure that the requirements outlined in the Parking Supplementary Document of July 2018 are met. 

No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to respond and comment as above.







18/02646/HSE - Kingfisher Vyne Road Bramley

Erection of first floor front extensions with entrance canopy, two storey rear extension and conversion of garage to living accommodation. Erection of a detached double garage and workshop building

No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





Any other new applications

T/00378/18/TPO - Land At Rear Of 1 - 4 North Row Bramley

Remove all dead wood within the crown (TPO exempt works).

Reduce the long laterals of the Oak T2 by 2m-3m where necessary to BS 3998 (2010) on the map to prevent limb failure reducing in the canopy shape into the same parameters as per the crown retrenchment of the tree.

It was unanimously agreed to defer to the tree officer decision, particularly as the tree is diseased.  Clerk to process.








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



Update on Minchens Lane development – s.106 issues



Cllr Flooks and the Clerk have been in touch with Persimmon and BDBC respectively to chase up the s.106 issues.  The Clerk has had a reply from the BDBC officer, who will be in touch next week.  She noted that the officer is very busy at present dealing with CIL enquiries.

The Clerk noted that since agreement in principle has been received from Persimmon and BDBC for a Deed of Variation to remove the need to build the westerly bridge at Clift Meadow, instructions have been given to the PC solicitors to draw up a draft Deed.  This is as per the decision made in full council before the summer recess.  It was noted by councillors that Persimmon are already acting on the assumption that the bridge will not be built, and have re-seeded around the hedge area and built the path accordingly.  Therefore, it was questioned why we would still need the deed of variation.  Clerk to investigate. 








Update on Unlawful Development



There is still no date for the appeal hearings for the Cufaude Lane site.  BDBC are working to enforce new contraventions of the injunction at this site.



Neighbourhood Plan monitoring



BDBC have circulated a monitoring report of the Bramley Neighbourhood plan, with particular reference to policy SS5 of the Local Plan.  Cllr Bell has met with BDBC to discuss the report, and amendments were made as a result of the meeting. 

Essentially, the monitoring report states that BDBC have met their obligations, although councillors have some queries on some reports that are quoted in the monitoring document.  The issue of the sewage system Bramley has again been raised – it appears that each development is still being assessed on an individual basis, rather than the overall impact on the Parish being taken into account. 

Cllr Bell proposed recommending the report for examination and approval at the full council meeting on 16th October.  This was unanimously agreed.



National Planning Policy changes



BDBC have distributed information about the key changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which the members of the Planning Committee have now had a chance to review. 

Cllr Tomblin commented that the ultimate result of this is that there will be a need for more houses if the Borough is unable to demonstrate a 5 year housing supply.  This may mean that more housing will come Bramley’s way.  It would appear that the NP will not be adequate defence against this.  The situation should be carefully monitored moving forward. 



Date of Next Meeting



The date of the next Planning Committee meeting will be on 14th November 2018. 


Meeting closed at 8.42pm.



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


Appendix A 



18/02336/HSE - 4 Leighton Close Bramley

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





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


Defer to tree officers view


18/02375/HSE - 22 Coopers Lane Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension (Part Retrospective)


No objection

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


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


T/00313/18/TPO - 6 Churchlands Bramley

T1 Ash - remove.

T2 Ash - remove.

T3 Horse Chestnut - remove.



18/02491/HSE - Barefoot House Olivers Lane Bramley 

Erection of garden shed/store

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.


FileDescriptionFile sizeLast modified
Download this file (2018-10-10_Planning_Committee_Minutes.pdf)Bramley Parish Council - Planning Minutes10th October 2018180 kBThu, 08 Nov 2018 12:14:17

Bookings Diary

Clift Meadow

Village Hall

Find us on Facebook

BramleyPC Twitter Feed