Planning Committee Minutes – 12th February 2020

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 12th February 2020 Time:                    7.30pm
Place: Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall  
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Alan Munday Cllr Chris Tomblin
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 1 members of the public
Apologies: Cllr Nick Robinson (Borough)  


1 Apologies for Absence  
  As listed above.  
2 Declarations of Interest  
  Cllr Tomblin did not vote on planning applications due to his position on the BDBC DC Committee.  
3 Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting  
3.1 The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 15th January 2020 were unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman.  


3.2 Matters arising  
  ·         Cllr Tomblin noted that he has met with BDBC officers in Bramley to help give them a view of some of the issues that Bramley Village is dealing with.  The meeting was a tour in and around Bramley, and took in the morning rush hour period.  Issues highlighted were traffic at the level crossing, the length of time the barriers are down, children crossing Sherfield Road and The Street to get to school, parking down the side roads, and the lack of suitability of the side roads as a main diversion route when the barriers are down.  
4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. 20/00120/HSE – 12 Longbridge Road Bramley

Ground floor extension to provide accommodation for a disabled person

No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




b. Any other new applications

20/00331/GPDADW – Land At Latchmere Green Latchmere Green Little London

Notification of proposed change of use of Agricultural Building to Class C3 dwellinghouse

Cllrs noted the following

·         The application is still quoting two different postcodes.

·         The agricultural condition has now been removed.

·         The proposed site is on a known flood plain.

·         The previous application for a dwelling was refused for permitted development.

·         Cllrs felt that the claim of a ‘reduction in traffic’ was spurious, as a dwelling is likely to have more traffic than an agricultural building.

·         Cllrs felt that the application was contrary to Local Plan policy SS6 on new housing in the Countryside.

·         The exterior will change substantially with the installation of doors and windows, and should need a separate planning application (as per the recent Minchens Barn application).

Objection as outlined above unanimously agreed – Clerk to process.

















4.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A) – these were noted.  
5. Planning Appeals  
5.1 19/01467/FUL – Land West of Cufaude Lane Bramley

This application for the formation of an access track and associated works, was refused by BDBC in August 2019.  It is related to 17/00942/FUL, for which the multiple appeals were dismissed.

The appeal has now been heard.  Three main areas were considered:

·         the effect of the development proposed on the character and appearance of the area

·         whether or not it has been demonstrated that access to Cufaude Lane would be safe and suitable

·         whether or not the scheme would be acceptable with regard to flooding vulnerability.

The Inspector concluded that there were significant issues with each of the three areas, and dismissed the appeal.

6. Proposed development at Tudor Farm site  
  A public exhibition was held on 30th October 2019.  70 – 80 residents attended the exhibition, and there was a strong Parish Council presence as well.  Feedback received by Councillors was that most attending residents were against the proposed development.

Residents have been very vocal by email, sending in their opposition to the developer and to both the Borough and Parish Council.

There is no validated planning application as yet.  The Clerk has checked with BDBC, who are not aware of any incoming planning application.

POST MEETING NOTE – an application has now been submitted, and may be viewed on the BDBC website here: – the application number is 20/00319/FUL

7. SHELAA Information Event  
  A date of Saturday 15th February has been set for a Bramley PC Open Day on the Strategic Housing and economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).  The purpose of the event is to update and engage with residents on the sites that have been put forward in the SHELAA.

The event has been well advertised, with an article in the Parish magazine, posters around the Parish and in key locations such as the village shop, the bakery, the surgery, etc, and info on the PC website and social media.

All Councillors have been encouraged to attend.  The event is from 10.00 – 4.00.




8. Water Issues  
9.1 Update on sewerage issues – no further update at this time.  There is some supplementary information that needs to be forwarded to BDBC.  
9.2 Update on surface water issues

·         Razors Farm– Cllr Tomblin stated that the pipe under the road has been unblocked which has alleviated road flooding problem.  However, the balancing pond issue has not yet been addressed.  Cllr Tomblin is chasing.

·         Centenary Fields – Cllr Tomblin has met with the developer’s surface water engineer and pointed out the issue with the ditch.  The ditch has now been re-dug and is working well.




Cllr Tomblin

10. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  Cllr Tomblin has chased Sue Tarvit at BDBC for an update.  A reply is awaited.  
11. Date of Next Meeting  
  The date of the next Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for 11th March 2020.


Meeting closed at 8.35pm






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


Appendix A



1. 19/01778/FUL – Bramley Village Hall The Street Bramley

Extension and alteration of existing village hall to provide improved facilities and an additional function room. Resurfacing of the existing car park. (Amendment to planning consent 18/01623/FUL)

Application withdrawn


No objection

2. 19/02943/HSE – 6 Kirby Drive Bramley

Erection of a single storey front and side extension


No objection

3. 19/03226/ROC – Land At Latchmere Green Latchmere Green Little London

Removal of condition 2 of planning consent BDB/32775 which restricted the barn to agricultural use only




4. T/00536/19/TPO – Campbell Court Bramley

Prune 13 trees



5. 19/01753/ROC – The Clift Surgery Minchens Lane Bramley

Variation of conditions 1 and 8 and removal of condition 9 of permission 14/01458/FUL to allow alternative access arrangements with the original southern access re-opened for ingress only and the ‘new’ northern access used for egress only

Application withdrawn


No objection


Pending Applications*

1. 19/03100/FUL- Land Adjoining Clift Surgery Minchens Lane Bramley

Formation of vehicular and pedestrian access

2. 19/03160/FUL – York Cottage Silchester Road Bramley

Erection of a single storey dwelling

3. 19/03385/FUL – The Lodge Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley

Change of use from home office to 1 no. two bed dwelling

No objection
4. 20/00112/AGPD – Bramley Corner Dairy Bramley Corner Bramley

Erection of extension to agricultural barn

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.