Planning Committee minutes – 11th November 2020

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 11th November 2020 Time:                    7.30pm
Place: Online via Zoom  
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Liz Capel Cllr Alan Munday
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 1 members of the public
Apologies: Cllr Chris Tomblin (Borough) Cllr Nick Robinson (Borough)


1 Apologies for Absence  
  As listed above.  
2 Declarations of Interest  
  Cllr Bell declared an interest in item 4.1.a and took no part in the vote on this item.  
3 Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting  
3.1 The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 14th October 2020 were unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman.  


3.2 Matters arising  
4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. 20/02647/RET – 21 Apple Dene Bramley

Change of use of land to the side and rear of the house to residential land and erection of a 1.8m high fence

·         Cllr Bell took no part in the vote for this item.

·         There is some question of whether this is MOD land or not.  It is possible that part of the strip of land may belong still to the developer.

·         The application is retrospective – the work has already been done.

·         No objection, but ownership of the land should be clarified before permission given.  Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.










b. 20/02676/HSE – 49 Longbridge Road Bramley

Erection of two storey side and single storey front extensions and new front bay window following demolition of existing garage

·         Loss of garage space was noted, but there does not appear to be a parking issue.

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.







c. T/00503/20/TPO – 16 St James Close Bramley

Single mature Lime tree: prune

·         Defer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




d. 20/02694/HSE – 7 Lane End Bramley

Erection of first floor rear extension

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




e. 20/02738/HSE – Laeburn Coopers Lane Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




f. T/00559/20/TCA – Oakenshaw Vyne Road Bramley

T1 London plane: prune.

T2 Lime: reduce lower limb.

·         Defer to tree officer – no objection unanimously agreed.  However, the effect on the Conservation Area should be noted.  Clerk to process.







g. 20/02751/LBC – Mill Cottage Vyne Road Bramley

Remove ground floor internal wall. External improvements including brickwork repairs, replacement patio door and repairs to paving

NB: This property is in a neighbouring Parish

1.       No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






i. Any other New Applications

  • T/00574/20/TCA – Middle Farm The Street Bramley

G4 – 2 no.. Flat Lawson Cypress to reduce in height, to leave at circa 6m from ground level, this will allow the Silver Birch Tree to flourish as it is currently being suppressed.

G5 – Leylandii to reduce in height by circa 40%. leaving at a height of circa 6m,

T6 – 1 no. Willow, sited within the Leylandii, to reduce lateral limbs over the garden by 5m, back to the 1st fork.

T7 – Silver Birch. Fell to lowest level due to it being dead.

T8 – Indian Bean, to remove the northern 1st lateral limb at 2m back to the main stem.

T9 – 1 no. Yew Tree, sited on the Eastern, highway boundary, adjacent to the building; northern lateral tertiary foliage to reduce back in by 2m, back to best practice pruning, stem diameter no greater than 25m

T10 – 1 no Diodora Cedar, footpath highway crown lift over the footway to 2.5m from ground level, tertiary foliage no greater than 25mm

o   Defer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Concern should be expressed again about the amount of tree work in this part of the Conservation Area.  Clerk to process.




















4.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

These were noted.

5. Planning Appeals  
a. 20/00319/FUL – Land At Silchester Road Silchester Road Bramley

The inquiry hearing for this appeal is to be held online on 17th November.  Details can be found on the Parish Council website.



6. Water Issues  
6.1 Update on sewerage issues – Cllr Bell was due to meet in Bramley with officers from Thames Water at the end of November, but this has now been postponed until early December due to the current lockdown.  Cllr Flooks and Cllr Tomblin will also be attending.  
7.2 Update on surface water issues – responses have been received from HCC Highways and BDBC regarding Bramley Brook.  HCC Highways are responsible for the culvert only, and last inspected it in April 2020; the judged it did not need attention at that time.  The Clerk has written to them to request a new inspection and clearing of the culvert.

BDBC have done some maintenance work in and around the Brook.  However, the banks continue to slowly collapse.  An update from BDBC is awaited.  Clerk to request that when staff come to view that PC representatives are also present.









7. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  Persimmon are due to submit proposals for new lighting and work on the path at Clift Meadow this week.  The Clerk will chase by the end of the week.

The meeting scheduled for late November has been postponed until early November, due to the lockdown.

The Clerk and Cllr Durrant continue to chase.




8. Local Plan Update  
a. Local Plan Issues and Options consultation

Responses have been received from some Councillors, and the Clerk is beginning to collate this ready for submission to BDBC.  The document will be ready for review before the full council meeting on 17th November.

9. Date of Next Meeting  
  The date of the next Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for 8th  December 2020.


Meeting closed at 8.16pm







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


Appendix A



1. 20/02389/HSE – Dunsandle Silchester Road Bramley

Conversion of loft to include dormer to rear elevation to create additional bedroom



No objection

2. 20/02412/LDPO – 28 Kirby Drive Bramley

Certificate of lawfulness for the proposed erection of single storey rear and side extensions with internal alterations



No objection

3. 20/02460/AGPD – Latchmere Green Farm Ash Lane Little London

Erection of general purpose 4 bay steel portal frame. Partially clad from the eaves down on three sides, open fronted with a pitched roof

Raise no objection


No objection

4. 20/02476/HSE – 6 Razors Farm, Garden Cottage Doric Avenue Chineham

Single Storey Rear Extension


No objection

5. T/00484/20/TCA – Middle Farm The Street Bramley

T1 Willow: Crown reduction from 18 m to a final height of 10 m with a 4 m horizontal radial canopy spread

Raise no objection

Defer to tree officer, comments


Pending Applications*

1. 20/00740/FUL – Qps House The Street Bramley

Conversion of ground floor from tanning salon (sui generis) and retail (A1) to 2 no. one bedroom flats and retail (A1)

2. 20/01008/FUL – Land At Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane

The erection of 1 no. dwelling and associated parking and access

3. 20/01608/ROC – Upper Cufaude Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Variation of Conditions 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 20 and 21 of 19/00464/FUL to amend drawing numbers to allow for improved siting and alterations to the detailed design of the dwellings. Including amended wording of conditions 6, 8, 10, 15, 20 and 21 to allow the removal of conditions 9 and 17.

4. 20/01954/FUL – Cedarwood Silchester Road Bramley

Erection of 1 no. single storey dwelling to provide accommodation for parents, associated landscaping and access following demolition of stable/home office

5. 20/02392/HSE – 1 Centenary Fields Bramley

Single storey rear garage extension 2.2 metres by 3.25 metres

No objection
6. T/00439/20/TPO – Middle Farm Cottage The Street Bramley

ell/Pruning works as per tree survey report August 2020

Defer to tree officer, comments
7. T/00475/20/TPO – 34 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sycamore: fell

Defer to tree officer, comments
8. T/00503/20/TPO – 16 St James Close Bramley

Single mature Lime tree: prune

Defer to tree officer

*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.