Planning Committee Minutes – 13th April 2021

 Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 13th April 2021 Time:                    7.00pm
Place: Online via Zoom  
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Chris Tomblin Cllr Alan Munday
  Cllr Liz Capel  
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 2 members of the public
Apologies: Cllr Nick Robinson (Borough)  


  A minute’s silence was held in memory of the late HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


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 votes on planning applications.  
3 Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting  
3.1 The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 9th March 2021 were unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman.  


3.2 Matters arising  
  ·         Locksbridge Farm – Clerk to check if previous application was withdrawn.

·         Local Plan Update -sites being brought forward.  Cllr Tomblin gave a brief update.  Legal Services upheld complaint re sites being brought forward, and the motion was withdrawn from the Cabinet agenda.

·         Clerk to chase cost of lighting at Clift Meadow.

4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. 21/00789/FUL – QPS House The Street Bramley

Conversion of ground floor from tanning studio (sui-generis) and barber shop (A1) to 1 no. two-bed flat and a E(a) (retail) unit

·         Drawings of existing floorplan show original layout before work was carried out – QPS should have put the floorplan back to its original state but have not as yet.

·         The application states that work has not begun – this is not accurate, as per the above note.

·         There would be a loss of retail space – 2 retail units will be reduced to one.

·         New application means that enforcement case has now closed.

·         Given recent Minchens Barn conversion to flats, there is not a need for more residential flats in Bramley.

·         It was proposed to object along similar lines to previous objection, omitting concerns about the size of the retail unit.  However, the changed size is still smaller than the original size of unit.

·         Objections unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.

















b. 21/00832/HSE – 2 Razors Farm, Stable Cottage Doric Avenue Chineham

Proposed pergola in rear garden

·         No objections unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.




c. 4 St Marks Close Bramley

T1 Silver birch: Prune.

·         Although this application is on the BDBC planning portal, there are documents attached to it.  Clerk to check with BDBC and note that that this is not the first time that this has happened with tree planning applications recently.





d. Any other New Applications




4.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

These were noted.

20/01954/FUL – Cedarwood – this application is due for discussion at the next DC meeting on 28th April.  It was decided that Cllr Flooks would speak on behalf of the Parish Council at the meeting.

Cllr Tomlin noted that Upper Cufaude Farm for 350 dwellings now has outline planning permission.

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

There are now a great number of neighbour comments on the planning portal, the majority of which appear to be objecting to the application.

Enso have requested a meeting with parish councillors from both Bramley and Silchester, and with ward councillors to discuss the application and the apparent local concerns and opposition to it.  This is being set up at present.


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

This application has also attracted a number of resident comments, both from Bramley and Silchester parishes.  Many of these are objections, although not all.





6. Water Issues  
6.1 Update on sewerage issues

i.            Thames Water contact – no further update at this time.

ii.            Bewley Contact re Centenary Fields – no further update at this time.

6.2 Update on surface water issues

i.            Update on Bramley Brook issues – further work has been carried out to clear the Brook, and to seed the banks with grass seed.  However, there are issues with the banks continuing to collapse as a result of children jumping from one side of the stream to the other.  BDBC are aware of the issue.  The footpath is due for repair work in May.




7. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  There has been no further progress on this.  The Clerk will be writing to Persimmon and enforcement officers with a list of the outstanding issues.  
8. Local Plan Update  
  Cllr Tomblin has attended a Members Advisory Panel on design of houses and street scenes/estates.  
9. Date of Next Meeting  
  The May Planning Committee meeting will not take place since it would be after the elections but before the Annual Meeting of the Council.  Planning issues in May will be handled at full Council.  The next Planning Committee meeting will therefore be on Tuesday 8th June, venue tbc.


Meeting closed at 8.12pm






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


Appendix A



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

Single mature Lime tree: prune


Defer to tree officer

2. T/00642/20/TPO – Rear Of 14 St James Close Bramley

1 Lime: fell


No objection

3. 21/00095/HSE – Grays House The Street Bramley

Installation of a 2kWp solar array consisting of 7 solar panels mounted on a ballasted flat roof mounting system (see also 21/00096/LBC for the same property)



No objection

4. 21/00082/LDPO – 4 Keepsake Gardens Bramley

Certificate of lawfulness for the proposed erection of a single storey rear extension



No objection

5. 21/00205/ROC – Bramley Village Hall The Street Bramley

Variation of conditions 1 and 5 of Planning Permission 20/01036/FUL to amend the plans numbers and drainage details



No objection

6. 21/00253/HSE – 5 Minerva Road Bramley

Erection of single storey pitched roof rear extension


No objection

7. T/00057/21/TCA – The Old School Silchester Road Bramley

1 Oak: pollard: Leaving a finished height of 10m and a radius of 4m

Raise no objection

No objection

8. 21/00291/HSE – 3 And 4 Holman Close Bramley

Erection of front extensions to garages of 2 no. semi-detached dwellings (part retrospective)



No objection

9. 21/00403/HSE – 24 Wallis Drive Bramley

First floor extension above garage to create office and work space


No objection


Pending Applications*

1. 20/01008/FUL – Land At Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane

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

2. 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

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

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

Defer to tree officer
4. 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
5. 20/03299/HSE – 28 Kirby Drive Bramley

Single storey front extension.

No objection
6. 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

7. 20/03485/VLA – Razors Farm Cufaude Lane Chineham

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

No objection
8. 21/00349/FUL – Land At OS Ref 464762 159811 Minchens Lane Bramley

Installation of a battery storage facility with associated works

9. 21/00521/FUL – Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of 1no. dwelling and associated parking


*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.