Planning Committee Minutes – 12th October 2021


Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 12th October 2021 Time:                    7.00pm
Place: Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Chris Tomblin
  Cllr Liz Capel Cllr Keith Oborn
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 5 members of the public
Apologies: Cllr Simon Mahaffey Cllr Malcolm Bell


1 Apologies for Absence
As listed above.
2 Declarations of Interest
Cllr Tomblin noted his position on the BDBC Development Control Committee, and took no part in the decisions on planning applications.
3 Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting
3.1 The minutes of the meeting held on 14th September 2021 were unanimously agreed to be a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.  


3.2 Ratification of planning recommendations under the Scheme of Delegation

The Clerk has circulated a list of all recommendations made at the online meetings in June and July (see appendix A).

Cllr Capel proposed ratifying all recommendations, Cllr Oborn seconded, unanimously agreed.

3.3 Matters arising  
·         None.  
4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. 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 unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





b. 21/02689/HSE – Cufaude Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of two storey rear extension and single storey rear extension with other minor internal alterations and refurbishment works

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





c. T/00427/21/TPO – 22 The Smithy Bramley

1 Oak: prune

·         The Clerk noted that the determination deadline for this applications is today.  Two of the four members who can vote have commented via email, stating that Bramley PC should defer to the tree officer’s opinion.  This was agreed by all members.

d. 21/02753/LDPO – 5 Taylor Drive Bramley

Certificate of lawful development for the erection of a single storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





e. 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 unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





f. 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

·         The applicant spoke about the application.  He noted the house is old fashioned and not set up for modern living.  Updates are to do this without changing character of the cottage.  Existing tiles and windows are being re-used to make the extension look as though it has always been there.  They have tried to make it consistent with surrounding properties – pre-planning meetings have supported this.  A utility, ensuite bedroom and office is being added.  The footprint in increasing but not as much as it appears.  The architect has borne in mind the possible impact on neighbours.

·         A neighbour spoke about the application.  It has caused great stress to them.  There is no overlooking from the property at present – however, the proposals will overlook their garden.  They have tried to negotiate with the applicant, but the architect does not believe the overlooking will cause a problem.  The neighbours do not believe that the documents fully represent the scale of the impact.  They offered an invite to Cllrs to see the site themselves.  Proposals state that there is ample space for turning, they believe this is not the case – there is not now, and the proposals would not alter this.  They also stated that there are no other 2 storey front extensions in area.  The proposed extension will have a disproportionate impact on their privacy.

·         Members noted that there are no measurements of sightlines in the application, although the applicants say these have been measured.  This is also true for the turning space.

·         Members were unable to make an informed decision due to the lack of measurements and detail on sight lines on plans.  More detail is required before an informed decision can be made.  Possibly a site visit would be required.  Clerk to process.





























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

1 Sycamore: prune

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




h. T/00443/21/TCA – Middle Barn Minchens Court Minchens Lane Bramley

White Beam (T1) is currently 12m tall and 6m wide, which will be reduced to 9m tall and 5m wide.

Field Maple (T2) is currently 10m tall and 13 metres wide which will be reduced to 8m tall and 10m wide.

Field Maple (T3) is currently 15m tall and 7m wide which will be reduced to 12m tall and 5m wide.

Field Maple (T4) is currently 18m tall and 7m wide which will be reduced to 15m tall and 5m wide.

·         Application form on portal is for a property in Dummer.

·         No decision due to incorrect information.  Clerk to liaise with Planning department.











i. Any other New Applications

T/00519/21/TCA – Western Boundary Of 1 The Barracks Bramley Green

1 Goat willow: crown reduce all round by approx 2m leaving a finished height of approx 10m with a crown spread 6m

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






4.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix B)

These were noted.

5. Update on Solar Farm application (20/03403/FUL)

No update at present, although this application is scheduled to be considered by the BDBC Development Control Committee in the autumn.

Update on Battery Installation application (21/00349/FUL)

This application was considered by the BDBC DC Committee on 6th October, and planning permission was refused.  The refusal was on the grounds of the impact on the landscape.



6. Water Issues

No update at present on sewerage issues.

7. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  No update on this at present.  There has been no response to emails the Clerk has sent chasing this.  The Clerk will continue to chase.  


8. Local Plan Update  
No update at present.  Full BDBC meeting this week has 4 motions about various aspects of the Local Plan update.  
9. Neighbourhood Plan Update

i.            Annual Monitoring report – the draft NP Monitoring report has been received from BDBC for Bramley PC comment.  Cllr Bell will reply in due course.



Cllr Bell

10. Date of Next Meeting  
Tuesday 9th November 2021, in the Bramley Room at Bramley Village Hall.


Meeting closed at 8.00pm






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


Appendix A – Planning recommendations under Temporary Scheme of Delegation


Date Application Decision & notes
08/06/2021 21/01086/HSE – The Stables Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley No objection
08/06/2021 21/01510/HSE – The Lodge Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley (see also 21/01511/LBC) No objection
08/06/2021 21/01508/HSE – Cufaude Manor Cufaude Lane Bramley (see also 21/01509/LBC) Objection – plans in wrong position, blocking views across fields, will affect aspect of grade 2 listed building, will overshadow neighbouring properties
13/07/2021 21/01890/HSE – 41 Minerva Road Bramley No objection
13/07/2021 21/01908/HSE – 16 Olivers Close Bramley No objection
13/07/2021 21/01970/HSE – 5 Razors Farm, New Barn Doric Avenue Chineham No objection
13/07/2021 T/00345/21/TCA – Rose Cottage Sherfield Road Bramley Green Defer to tree officer




Appendix B – Planning Summary



1. T/00345/21/TCA – Rose Cottage Sherfield Road Bramley Green

G1: Leylandii: Group of 6 trees . Propose to remove and replant. Replace with a more suitable “garden” tree species (Acer spp.)

T1: Leylandii: Reasons as above G1

T2: Ash Twin stem: Propose to reduce lateral growth by 2m in directions and remove deadwood. Reduce the risk of partial, or total, limb failure.

T3: Lawson Cyprus: Propose complete removal. Proximity to thatched property, risk of roots encroaching to underground services. Propose to replant further away from the property with an ornamental tree species.

T4: Oak: Previously had pruning works undertaken on lateral growth adjacent the property. Proposal is to reduce this back to suitable growth points as previously done and remove deadwood.

T5: Thuja: Propose to crown lift up to 2m and reduce lateral growth by 1m in all directions. This is to prevent further lower growth from rooting around driveway and to enable good access into the driveway and manage its growing habit.

Raise no objection




Defer to tree officer

2. 21/02505/HSE – 3 Ellen Gardens Bramley

Proposed conversion of existing garage to habitable space and further loft conversion for additional bedroom



No objection

3. 21/02569/HSE – Rivendell 42 Bromelia Close Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension


No objection

4. 21/00349/FUL – Land At OS Ref 464762 159811 Minchens Lane Bramley

Installation of a battery storage facility with associated works




Pending Applications*

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

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

Defer to tree officer
2. 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
3. 20/03403/FUL – Site At Minchens Lane Bramley

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

4. 20/03485/VLA – Razors Farm Cufaude Lane Chineham

Variation of Section 106 agreement to modify the mortgagee in possession clause

No objection
5. 21/00521/FUL – Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of 1no. dwelling and associated parking

6. 21/01069/FUL – Land To Rear Of 22, 24 And 26 Taylor Drive Bramley

Change of use of land to rear of 24 and 26 Taylor Drive and part of 22 Taylor Drive from amenity land to residential including planting of new hedge and erection of new 2m high fence

No objection



7. 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

8. 21/02383/ROC – 103 Coopers Lane Bramley

Variation of condition 1 of planning consent 20/03124/HSE (Two ground floor pitched roofed extensions) to allow removal of garage door and replaced with UPVC window in-line with remainder of house

No objection
9. 21/02396/HSE – Barefoot House Olivers Lane Bramley (see also 21/02397/LBC)

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

10. 21/02426/RES – Land Adjoining The Well House Cufaude Lane Bramley Hampshire

Reserved matters application for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (pursuant to outline permission 20/01320/OUT for the demolition of existing stables and riding arena and the erection of 4 no. dwellings)

No objection, comments
11. 21/02439/HSE – Masters House Silchester Road Bramley

Proposed Garage and Garden Store with home office on first floor

12. 21/02515/HSE – 26 Bramley Green Road Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension

No objection
13. 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


*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.