Planning Committee minutes – 14th September 2021


Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 14th September 2021 Time:                    7.00pm
Place: Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall  
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Liz Capel Cllr Keith Oborn
  Cllr Chris Tomblin  
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 0 members of the public
Apologies: 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 13th July 2021 were unanimously agreed to be a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.  


3.2 Matters arising  
  ·         None.  
4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. 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 objections unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






b. 21/02396/HSE – Barefoot House Olivers Lane Bramley (see also 21/02397/LBC)

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

·         Proposed windows and doors on south elevation do not appear to be in keeping with windows at the front of the house.

·         Destroys symmetry of south elevation view.

·         Objections as above unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.








c. 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)

·         Members suggested a condition of a charging point for electric cars for each house.

·         Members suggested a condition of no building vehicles to be parked in the road – Cufaude Lane very narrow and parked vehicles will block it.

·         Members observed that proposed houses are very crammed in to the available land.

·         Comments as above, otherwise no objections.  Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.














d. 21/02439/HSE – Masters House Silchester Road Bramley

Proposed Garage and Garden Store with home office on first floor

·         The building seems excessively high for the proposed purpose.

·         Members requested a condition that it should not be used or converted for residential use.

·         Objections on as outlined above – unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.







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

Erection of single storey rear extension

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




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

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

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





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

Erection of single storey rear extension

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




h. 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

·         This application will go against advice from Thames Water to not develop upstream of Bramley no.1 SPS.

·         Members requested a condition that construction and delivery vehicles should not be parked off site – Minchens Lane is narrow and very busy.

·         Development of this site precludes any further expansion of the surgery, which is now at capacity (ref Dr Fishers’s note of 27th August 2021).

·         Proposed dwellings are very tightly packed in to the land available.

·         Objections as above unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.














i. Any other New Applications




4.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

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)

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



6. Water Issues

No update at present on sewerage issues.

Cllr Tomblin gave an update on water issues across the Borough.  There has been a lot of discussion about the water supply to the Basingstoke area in general.  The water supply for the northern side of the Borough is from Greywell SINC, which is rapidly draining.  There are plans to mitigate this, but these may not be viable as there a several areas of water supply stress in the south of England.

7. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  No update on this at present.  The Clerk has chased Persimmon for a progress report.  
8. Local Plan Update  
  Members of Bramley Parish Council met with BDBC officers in late August to discuss the progress of the Local Plan Update, the methodologies being used, and to talk about site selection.  Bramley has been identified as a ‘small local service centre’, but BDBC have taken into account the development that has already occurred within the settlement policy boundary.  It is for this reason that Bramley’s allocation of houses is likely to be between 55 and 70 units – much less than some other rural areas.  However, in view of the recent heavy development and ongoing issues with infrastructure, particularly sewerage issues, Bramley PC contends that there are severe constraints on any further development in the Parish.

There has also been the first part of a meeting of the Economic, Planning and Housing (EPH) Committee at BDBC, where many local parishes (including Bramley PC) and other organisations expressed concern at the housing numbers in rural areas.  The meeting will be continued on Thursday 16th September, and Bramley PC has sent in a written submission outlining why Bramley is unsustainable at this time for further development.

A brief discussion around the issues was held, and tabled until the September full Council meeting.

9. Neighbourhood Plan Update  
  One item that has been raised by BDBC Officers as part of the Local Plan Update, and will need to be considered by full Council is that BDBC officers have asked if Bramley PC would consider incorporating site allocation for 55-70 units into the Neighbourhood Plan, rather than BDBC imposing the site allocations.  This is to be considered at full Council.  
10. Date of Next Meeting  
  Tuesday 12th October 2021, in the Bramley Room at Bramley Village Hall.


Meeting closed at 8.17pm






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


Appendix A


1. 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




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

T1 Oak: prune

T2 Oak: prune



Defer to tree officer

3. 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

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

T1 Beech: prune


Defer to tree officer

5. 21/01086/HSE – The Stables Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of a single storey front extension and dormer windows


No objection

6. 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

Application withdrawn



No objection

7. 21/01508/HSE – Cufaude Manor Cufaude Lane Bramley (see also 21/01509/LBC)

Erection of detached garage




8. 21/01890/HSE – 41 Minerva Road Bramley

Erection of single storey side extension


No objection

9. 21/01908/HSE – 16 Olivers Close Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension


No objection

10. 21/01970/HSE – 5 Razors Farm, New Barn Doric Avenue Chineham

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



No objection


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. 21/01069/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
8. 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

9. 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.) the leylandii are now of a large size and will continue to grow in excess. Due to their height a risk of partial failure under wind loading.

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. Manage its growing habit.

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, willing to take advice on what the council would prefer, we can suggest a Liquid Ambar.

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, to allow suitable space, ventilation for thatched roof and reduce safety concerns.

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.

Defer to tree officer

*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.