Planning Committee minutes – 11th January 2022


Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee


11th January 2022

Time:                    7.00pm


Online via Zoom



Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair)

Cllr Chris Tomblin


Cllr Keith Oborn

Cllr Malcolm Bell

In attendance:

Maxta Thomas (Clerk)

1 member of the public


Cllr Liz Capel







Apologies for Absence



As listed above. 



Declarations of Interest



Cllr Tomblin noted his position on the BDBC Development Control Committee, and took no part in the decisions on planning applications.



Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting



The minutes of the meeting held on 9th November 2021 were unanimously agreed to be a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.




Matters arising



·         None.



Planning & Development



New Applications



21/03628/HSE – 6 Churchlands Bramley

Erection of a replacement front porch (part retrospective)

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process. 





T/00616/21/TPO – 4 North Row Bramley

1 Oak: prune.

·         Concern was expressed about the lack of detail in the application.  However, defer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






21/03654/FUL – Stocks Farm House The Street Bramley

Replacement of derelict three bay corrugated iron clad barn with wood clad, tile roofed, three bay barn

·         Cllr Bell noted that there is no indication on materials (roof tiles, etc). 

·         Members noted that any listed building consent should be looked at carefully.

·         No objection, but request confirmation that there is nothing significant in building that will be removed.  Clerk to process. 










20/03403/FUL – Site At Minchens Lane Bramley – AMENDED APPLICATION

Installation of renewable led energy generating station, comprising ground-mounted photovoltaic solar arrays, battery-based electricity storage containers together with substation, inverter/ transformer stations, site accesses, internal access tracks, security measures, access gates, other ancillary infrastructure, landscaping biodiversity enhancements including a Forest School, associated car parking and Nature Area

·         Cllr Flooks has circulated a paper to all members detailing the previous PC response and whether the concerns raised have been addressed by the applicant.  He stated that it is apparent that the applicant has not addressed all the PC concerns by any means.

·         Cllr Bell supported comments that the site is greenfield, and this should be built on a brownfield site. 

·         Members also noted inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the new documentation. 

·         It was noted that National Grid have stated that it should not be built underneath their powerlines. 

·         Objections to be submitted as per circulated document unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.



















Any other New Applications

21/03714/HSE – 32 Farriers Close Bramley

Erection of a single storey rear extension

·         Precedent has been set by a similar extension at a neighbouring property.

·         The proposed extension is not visible from the road.

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process. 









Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

These were noted.  The Clerk particularly noted that BDBC has responded to the PC objection to 21/02791/HSE for Haldene, Bramley Lane.  The applicant has agreed to use red clay tiles to keep the extension in keeping with surrounding properties.  Clerkt o contact officer. 

In addition to the approvals/refusals already noted, the Clerk noted the following decisions made in the last few days:

·         21/00521/FUL – Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

                Erection of 1no. dwelling and associated parking – Granted.

·         21/03379/ROC – Land Adjoining The Well House Cufaude Lane Bramley

                Variation of condition 1 of 21/02426/RES to amend plan numbers to                 allow for alterations to external materials and window casements. –                 Granted.

It was noted that the Ward Cllrs had not received notification of the Locksbridge Farm application.







Planning Appeals



21/00349/FUL – Land At OS Ref 464762 159811 Minchens Lane Bramley

Installation of a battery storage facility with associated works

·         The BDBC refusal of this application has been appealed.  There are no details as yet on either the BDBC planning portal or the Planning Inspectorate portal.  The Clerk will update members as soon as further details are forthcoming.

·         Cllr Bell proposed that Bramley PC make a submission to the Planning Inspectorate at the appropriate time.  This was unanimously agreed.

20/01097/OUT – Land Adjacent The Street Bramley

Outline planning application for the erection of 4 dwellings including access

·         The appeal hearing for this application was in December 2021, although Bramley PC received no notification of the date.  Bramley PC made representations to the appeal in June 2021.  The appeal was allowed by the Planning Inspector







Update on Stocks Farm proposals



The Clerk confirmed that there is no firm planning application to comment upon at this stage.  She will update members and the residents as soon as there are.




Water Issues



Cllr Bell has touched base with the senior engineer at Thames Water, requesting and update on timescales.  He has also asked if Bramley PC can be involved with the Thames Water meeting with Wates re Stocks Farm.

Pollution at North Row – Thames Water has stated that this was not a Thames Water issue, and have passed this on to the Environment Agency. 

Thames Water has reiterated that no development should take place until the necessary upgrades to the sewage system have been completed. 



Minchens Lane s.106 issues



Cllrs and officers from BDBC and Bramley PC met with Persimmon representatives on 30th November.  Persimmon have stated again that will address the various outstanding issues.  Of particular note is their commitment to tidy up the allotments site.  The Clerk has been in communication with Persimmon, and there may be movement on the lease issue in the near future.



Local Plan Update



Cllr Bell attended and presented at the recent online Economic, Planning & Housing (EPH) Committee meeting at BDBC.  Cllr Durrant also attended.  Unfortunately, the meeting was less than satisfactory for attendees who were also presenting to the Committee, since the link was via audio only for them.  Members of the Committee were also advised by BDBC officers that they could not ask questions of those who were presenting, which was less than ideal.  However, Bramley PC has again stated its case on new development in the Parish, and noted that one of the major issues with the Local Plan Update is the insistence of the Government of a 5 year land supply figure. 

Cllr Tomblin stated that Members Advisory Panels have now been stopped, and members are reviewing the policy documents remotely.  There is a ‘wash up’ meeting scheduled to summarise this next week. 

New SHELAA – Cllr Tomblin noted that Festival Place and BDBC Offices are now in the SHELAA tagged as possible sites for residential development.   Bramley sites are all as before. 



Neighbourhood Plan Update



No update at present.  Bramley PC needs to look at possible sites for building the Bramley allocation of new houses in the next iteration of the Local Plan. 





Date of Next Meeting



Tuesday 8th February, provisionally to be held online.


Meeting closed at 7.56pm






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


Appendix A – Planning Summary




21/02396/HSE – Barefoot House Olivers Lane Bramley (see also 21/02397/LBC)

Two storey side/rear extension to provide games and loft room





21/02650/ROC – Upper Cufaude Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Variation of Condition 1 of 20/01608/ROC to amend the plan numbers to make elevational and revised internal amendments



No objection


T/00563/21/TCA – Peregrine House Sherfield Road Bramley Green

T5 Indian Bean Tree & T11 Service Tree of MWA Arb Report

Works: Remove both to near ground level and treat stumps to inhibit regrowth.

Reason: Clay shrinkage subsidence damage at the property.

Raise no objection


Defer to tree officer – actively support app.


21/03285/HSE – 3 Ellen Gardens Bramley

Conversion of garage to living accommodation and further loft conversion for additional Bedroom with rear dormer window





21/03449/TWRN – Laurel Lea Cottage Bramley Green

Fell 4 trees.  Prune 5 trees.

TWRN split decision



T/00607/21/TCA – Cedarwood Silchester Road Bramley

Reduction work to trees as per annotated photos.

Raise no objection



Pending Applications*


T/00583/20/TPO – Middle Farm The Street Bramley

T1, T2, T3 – Western Red Cedars: prune.

Defer to tree officer


20/03204/VLA – Land At Minchens Lane Bramley

Variation of Section 106 agreement attached to 14/01075/OUT to enable the transfer of the Equipped play area, northern kick about and southern kick about areas to the existing management company instead of the Parish Council

No comment as PC has interest in application


21/00521/FUL – Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of 1no. dwelling and associated parking



21/01219/HSE – Clover Cottage Silchester Road Bramley

Conversion of loft to habitable space, including extension of existing hipped roof and addition of roof lights to the front and rear elevations



21/02588/TDC – Land Adjoining Clift Surgery Minchens Lane Bramley

Technical Details Consent for the erection of 6 no. residential units with associated access, parking, and landscaping, pursuant to Permission in Principle Approval Reference 19/01470/PIP for 4-6 no. residential units



21/02744/HSE – Rose Cottage Sherfield Road Bramley Green

Erection of single storey front and two storey rear extension following removal of existing conservatory

No objection


21/02765/HSE – Middle Farm Cottage The Street Bramley

Erection of single storey side extension, two storey front extension following demolition of single storey front extension, upgrading of external insulation, new fence and gate to front driveway plus changes to fenestration



T/00436/21/TPO – 22 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sycamore: prune

Defer to tree officer


21/02791/HSE – Haldene Bramley Lane Bramley

Erection of two storey rear extension, single storey rear extension with conversion of garage to living accommodation, demolition of single storey extension and erection of a front porch. Alterations to external facade of house and replacement windows and doors



T/00508/21/TPO – 24 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sycamore: prune.

Defer to tree officer


T/00520/21/TPO – 10 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sugar Maple: prune

Defer to tree officer


21/03224/FUL – Cedarwood Silchester Road Bramley

Erection of 2 bed dwelling following demolition of stables/home office and associated landscaping and access



T/00556/21/TPO – 53 Coopers Lane Bramley

T1 – Mature Oak: prune.  T2 – Mature Oak: prune.



21/03384/HSE – 17 St James Close Bramley

Erection of single storey front extension and conversion of garage to living accommodation

No objection


21/03379/ROC – Land Adjoining The Well House Cufaude Lane Bramley

Variation of condition 1 of 21/02426/RES to amend plan numbers to allow for alterations to external materials and window casements.

No objection


T/00595/21/TPO – 5 North Row Bramley

T1754 Mature English Oak: prune. T1756 English Oak: prune.

Defer to tree officer


21/03604/HSE – Orchard House 5 Tudor Close Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory and extension to existing patio

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.