Planning Committee Minutes – 12th March 2020

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 12th March 2020 Time:                    7.30pm
Place: Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall  
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Liz Capel Cllr Chris Tomblin
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 0 members of the public
Apologies: Cllr Alan Munday 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 Development Control Committee.  
3 Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting  
3.1 The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 12th February 2020 were unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman.  


3.2 Matters arising  
  ·         Plots adjacent to The Oaks, Cufaude Lane – Cllr Tomblin to check the enforcement dates with BDBC officers.

·         Cllrs confirmed that the SHELAA comments and summary should go onto the website.

4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. T/00052/20/TPO – Officers Row, St James Close, Wallis Drive, Oaklea Gardens, St Barbaras Close, The Limes, Strawberry Fields Bramley

Work to protected trees. Officers Row, St James Close, Wallis Drive, Oaklea Gardens, St Barbaras Close, The Limes, Strawberry Fields.: Various work as per schedule

No comments unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.







b. 20/00392/HSE – Long Barn 1 Razors Farm Doric Avenue Chineham

Erection of a greenhouse/shed and pergola archway with connecting 3 strand wire dividing fence

No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





c. 20/00404/HSE – Willow Tree Cottage Sherfield Road Bramley

Replacement of front entrance gates

No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




d. 20/00482/HSE – 5 St Marys Avenue Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension and conversion of part garage to living accommodation

After some discussion regarding the provision of adequate parking, no objection unanimously agreed.  Cllrs noted that there seemed to be several omissions and inaccuracies to do with location of trees and provision of parking spaces.  The Clerk should note this in the response to this application.







e. Any other New Applications

20/00573/HSE – 20 Coopers Lane Bramley

Installation of a 2640mm diameter by 2750mm high pre-fabricated fiberglass telescope dome observatory

After some discussion, no objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





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

Of particular note is the application for Land Adjoining Clift Surgery (19/03100/FUL), which was refused by the BDBC DC Committee on 11th March (last night).  This is likely to have future ramifications for the Surgery, as the landowners have now stated that they feel that they have little option other than to exercise their legal right of access via the Surgery car park.  However, there is at present no technical application for building on the site.

5. 20/00319/FUL – Land at Silchester Road  
  The planning application was discussed at full council in February, and the PC objections have been submitted.  There are enough objections from residents that the application will go to the DC Committee should it be recommended for approval.

Clerk to submit further comments re Conservation Area and Heritage in the light of Goddards Farm appeal decision.

After some discussion, it was agreed that Bramley Parish Council should speak at the DC meeting for this application, and that Cllr Bell would do so.  Clerk to ensure that officers at BDBC are aware of this.






Cllr Bell

6. Raising of flood plain land at Centenary Fields site  
  It has become apparent that the land at the Centenary Fields site has been raised up to above the level of the road height.  As this land is a flood plain, this may well lead to problems in the future (recent weather conditions have indicated that this will be so).  Cllr Flooks and Cllr Tomblin have been liaising with BDBC and Bewley on the issue.  It has been referred to enforcement officers to take forward, as the planning permission states that the land height should not be raised.  
7. Water Issues  
7.1 Update on sewerage issues – Cllr Bell has received a response from Thames Water, confirming the completion of flow surveys.  Thames Water have essentially acknowledged that there are issues, and they are looking at short term solutions to some of them.

In the longer term, they are developing a drainage and wastewater management plan which will look at the future capacity needs aligned with necessary infrastructure upgrades to enable the strategic housing development being proposed in the Basingstoke & Deane area.  These plans are due to be complete by summer 2023, but draft reports will be available earlier.

Once all the current information has been collated and analysed, a further update will be available in May 2020, at which point Thames Water has stated they would be happy to meet with Bramley PC.  This will be to discuss the investigation results in more detail, and provide an overview of the drainage solution, which will be implemented to accommodate the additional flows from the developments.

In the meantime, Cllr Bell has forwarded the Thames Water response to BDBC, and requested a meeting with officers to discuss the BDBC approach and whether they will follow up with Thames Water.  Bramley PC also feel that this should be taken into consideration when BDBC consider the SHELAA sites.

7.2 Update on surface water issues – no further update at this time.  
8. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  Cllr Tomblin has chased Sue Tarvit at BDBC again for an update.  She has been in touch with the developers, and a reply is awaited.  
11. Date of Next Meeting  
  The date of the next Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for 15th April 2020.


Meeting closed at 8.42pm






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


Appendix A



1. 19/03160/FUL – York Cottage Silchester Road Bramley

Erection of a single storey dwelling



2. 19/03385/FUL – The Lodge Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley

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


No objection

3. 20/00112/AGPD – Bramley Corner Dairy Bramley Corner Bramley

Erection of extension to agricultural barn

Raise no objection

No objection

4. 19/03100/FUL- Land Adjoining Clift Surgery Minchens Lane Bramley

Formation of vehicular and pedestrian access




Pending Applications*

1. 20/00120/HSE – 12 Longbridge Road Bramley

Ground floor extension to provide accommodation for a disabled person

No objection
2. 20/00331/GPDADW – Land At Latchmere Green Latchmere Green Little London

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

3. 20/00319/FUL – Land At Silchester Road Silchester Road Bramley

Erection of 13 no.dwellings, associated access, parking, landscaping and amenity space


*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.