Planning Committee Minutes – 13th July 2021


Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 13th July 2021 Time:                    7.00pm
Place: Online via Zoom
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Liz Capel Cllr Keith Oborn
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 0 members of the public
Apologies: Cllr Chris Tomblin Cllr Simon Mahaffey


1 Apologies for Absence
As listed above.
2 Declarations of Interest
3 Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting
3.1 The minutes of the meeting held on 8th June 2021 were unanimously agreed to be a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.  


4.2 Matters arising  
·         None.  
4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. 21/01890/HSE – 41 Minerva Road Bramley

Erection of single storey side extension

·         Cllr Flooks proposed, Cllr Capel seconded no objection.   Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





b. 21/01908/HSE – 16 Olivers Close Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension

·         Cllr Flooks proposed, Cllr Oborn seconded no comments.   Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





c. 21/01970/HSE – 5 Razors Farm, New Barn Doric Avenue Chineham

Erection of conservatory to rear elevation and garden/outbuilding in rear garden

·         Cllr Flooks proposed, Cllr Oborn seconded no objection.  Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.






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

Assorted tree works

·         Cllr Capel proposed, Cllr Oborn seconded deferral to the BDBC tree officer.  Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





e. Any other New Applications




4.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

These were noted.

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

The applicant has submitted a lengthy document in response to the comments from statutory consultees and members of the public.  However, it is the view of Bramley Parish Council that this document does little to alter any of the PCs original objections to the proposals.  A further letter has been submitted to BDBC restating the Parish Council’s concerns, and supporting Cllr Simon Mahaffey’s comments on the response document.  Cllr Flooks proposed ratifying the contents of the PC letter, Cllr Oborn seconded, unanimously agreed.  Clerk to continue to monitor the application for updates.


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

This application was due to be discussed at the BDBC Development Control Committee meeting on 21st July but has subsequently been withdrawn from the agenda due to concerns raised by Highways to the transport plan.  The Clerk has already requested a speaking slot for the Parish Council when it is finally considered at DCC.



6. Water Issues  
6.1 Update on sewerage issues

It appears that Thames Water has costed the installation of a separate pumped main from Bramley No.1 SPS direct to Sherfield-on-Loddon Sewage Treatment Works (STW) and has found it prohibitively expensive.  They are reviewing an alternative option that would involve passing forward more flow downstream of Bramley No.1 SPS and upsizing some of the network.  This solution would need to include increasing the pump rate at Sherfield-on-Loddon STW to ensure it doesn’t cause additional problems in the network, specifically at Willowtree Cottage.



8. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  Replies have been received from Persimmon to a number of Parish Council queries:

·         Lights at Clift Meadow – the original solar powered lighting Persimmon proposed has now become obsolete, so they come up with an alternative.  The lighting would only come on during the hours of darkness, and then only if someone were using the path.  The lifespan of the solar batteries is 5 years+, and replacements are currently £206+VAT.  The Clerk has replied with a number of queries, to which we have received an initial reply and expect a fuller reply in due course.

·         Replacement planting – it is anticipated that this will be done in the next planting season, and should be complete by November 2021.

·         Highways s.278 issues – Persimmon have confirmed that the work will be carried out as designed now that HCC has agreed it.  There will be a delay since Persimmon are now using a different contractor and there has been some issues with the handover, but the new contractor is expected to shortly make an application for a temporary traffic regulation order to allow the works on Minchens Lane to resume as the narrow nature of the road will require a closure for the duration.  Clerk to query which drawings and design they will be working to.

·         Clift Meadow path – Persimmon’s new contractor has been asked to look at raising the path as now requested, to take it out of the surface water during very heavy rainfall.  Persimmon will update the PC further once they have more information.

·         Allotments – a water trough is being installed (if not already), and Persimmon have agreed the supply of topsoil if required.  Persimmon have again repeated that perimeter security fencing and lockable gates for the car park are not part of the design for this development.  The lease is still with Persimmon’s solicitors for action, but no reply has been forthcoming to date.

Persimmon has stated that all works/planting/path etc will be done by the end of November 2021 as the back stop.  They have acknowledged that they have failed to achieve targets previously, but this will not continue to be the case.

9. Local Plan Update  
No further update at this time.  
10. Neighbourhood Plan Update  
No further update at this time.  Clerk to check for volunteers that came forward previously.  


11. Date of Next Meeting  
Tuesday 10th August, venue TBC.  As this is scheduled within the Parish Council’s summer recess period, the meeting may not take place if there are no planning applications to consider.


Meeting closed at 7.41pm






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


Appendix A



1. 20/03299/HSE – 28 Kirby Drive Bramley

Single storey front extension.


No objection

2. T/00140/21/TPO – 4 St Marks Close Bramley

T1 Silver birch: Prune


Defer to tree officer

3. 21/01241/HSE – 1 Tottenham Close Bramley

Part Garage Conversion and new link to existing Kitchen


No objection, comments


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

Installation of a battery storage facility with associated works

6. 21/00521/FUL – Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of 1no. dwelling and associated parking

7. 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

8. 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
9. T/00178/21/TPO – 7 And 8 Oakmead Bramley

T1 Oak: prune

T2 Oak: prune

Defer to tree officer
10. 21/01147/FUL – Land At Latchmere Green Ash Lane Latchmere Green Little London

Erection of 1 no. 4 bed dwelling and detached garage following demolition of existing agricultural building

No objection, comments
11. 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

12. T/00194/21/TPO – 1 St James Close Bramley

T1 Beech: prune

Defer to tree officer
13. 21/01086/HSE – The Stables Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of a single storey front extension and dormer windows

No objection
14. 21/01510/HSE – The Lodge Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley (see also 21/01511/LBC)

Conversion of existing car-port section of existing dwelling into habitable accommodation. Removal of dormer windows and installation of new dormer windows. Alterations to existing rooflight positions

No objection
15. 21/01508/HSE – Cufaude Manor Cufaude Lane Bramley (see also 21/01509/LBC)

Erection of detached garage


*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.