Planning Committee minutes – 8th December 2020

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 8th December 2020 Time:                    7.30pm
Place: Online via Zoom  
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Liz Capel Cllr Alan Munday
  Cllr Chris Tomblin  
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 0 members of the public
  Cllr Tony Durrant  
Apologies: Cllr Nick Robinson (Borough)  


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 11th November 2020 were unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman.  


3.2 Matters arising  
  T/00475/20/TPO – 34 Wallis Drive Bramley – Cllr Tomblin gave an update.  The application has been refused, and BDBC are investigating the land issue associated with this application.  It is a matter of acquiring BDBC land without permission.  If enforcement is carried out it will be dealt with BDBC estates team, rather than the enforcement team, due to internal procedures to do with land ownership.  
4 Planning & Development  
4.1 New Applications  
a. 20/02866/LBC – 3 Stocks Farm Cottages The Street Bramley

Replace the clay tiles on lobby roof with slate tiles

·         Cllrs expressed concerns about the replacement of traditional clay tiles with slate tiles.  Slate tiles are not in keeping with character of building.  Cllrs to be guided by BDBC Conservation Officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to respond accordingly.






b. 20/02928/HSE – 44 Strawberry Fields Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension to dining room and replacement of conservatory

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  It was noted that the extension would be visible from the front of the property, which is not the front elevation as detailed in the plans.  Clerk to respond accordingly.








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

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

·         Defer to BDBC tree officer unanimously agreed, but comment about the amount of tree work within this part of the Conservation Area.

Clerk to process.






d. 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

·         Bramley PC will be a signatory to this agreement, so cannot comment on this application.

e. Any other New Applications

·         20/03092/HSE – 70 Moat Close Bramley

Erection of two storey side and single storey front and rear extension

o   No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.


·         20/03124/HSE – 103 Coopers Lane Bramley

Two ground floor pitched roofed extensions

o   Not clear if there will be a loss of parking facility – this should be considered when determining this application.

o   Otherwise, no objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.










4.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

These were noted.

5. Planning Appeals  
a. 20/00319/FUL – Land At Silchester Road Silchester Road Bramley

The inquiry hearing for this appeal was to be held online on 17th November for four days.  Several members of Bramley Parish Council attended.  The decision was issued late last week, and the appeal has been allowed.  This means that planning permission has been granted subject to conditions laid out in the appeal decision statement.

The lack of 5 year land supply was given as a primary reason, although the Inspector also noted that the views across the Conservation Area were not detailed as important in the Bramley Neighbourhood Plan.  He also noted that Bramley is well served for facilities, despite strong PC representation that those facilities are at breaking point.

Cllrs noted their dissatisfaction with this decision.  Cllr Durrant noted that the NDP should be revisited to take account of this – it is due for updating as the Local Plan Update progresses.

The outcome should be reported on the PC website and social media.  Cllr Durrant proposed putting together a formal response from the PC to the local community.  It was agreed that this should be investigated.



6. Water Issues  
6.1 Update on sewerage issues – Cllrs Bell and Flooks have met up with Thames Water on site to discuss the issues that Bramley faces.

Thames Water have admitted that there is an issue with the sewage supply to Bramley.  The solution put forward in 2014 would not have solved the sewage overspill.  The modelling is complete and they have 3 options. They will notify the Parish Council of their decision, but essentially for more housing a new main to Sherfield would possibly be required.  The pumping and storage system is currently not working correctly.

6.2 Update on surface water issues – HCC Highways have carried out some clearance work at the culvert on Bramley Lane, and also cleared the area immediately adjacent to it as a gesture of good will.  There has been no update from BDBC about the Brook banks or the path maintenance.  


7. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  Cllrs Durrant and Tomblin met with representatives from Persimmon and BDBC today.

·         Highways issues – gateway feature, kerbs, drainage issues.  Highways want all of the amended plans in one go so that they can approve them.  BDBC to contact HCC to follow up.

·         Replacement trees by Clift Meadow car park – mature young trees to be planted in this planting season.

·         Balancing pond – it will be up to the management company to remove the fencing.  Persimmon to chase this.

·         Clift Meadow lights – Persimmon agreed that the vandalised lights should be cleared as a matter of urgency.  All parties are happy with the new proposals.  The procurement process is around 8 weeks, subject to final agreement from BDBC.

·         Clift Meadow path – Persimmon has accepted that they need to lift the path and camber it.  They will present a drawing for approval to the Parish Council and BDBC.  Persimmon want confirmation from BDBC that this will not be a material change to the planning permission.

·         Allotments – fencing and hedging has been placed.  Gates to the area are not very well oriented.  The allotments are almost ready.  Still waiting on the developers legal team for the lease agreement.



8. Local Plan Update  
  A full and comprehensive response has been submitted to BDBC to the Issues and Options consultation.  The response consists of three parts – a response to the Settlement Study, a response to the main consultation, and a response to the Promoted Sites.  All responses are on the Parish Council website, and will be formally ratified at the full Council meeting on 15th December.  
9. Date of Next Meeting  
  The date of the next Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12th January 2021.


Meeting closed at 8.58pm






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


Appendix A


1. 20/02676/HSE – 49 Longbridge Road Bramley

Erection of two storey side and single storey front extensions and new front bay window following demolition of existing garage



No objection

2. 20/02694/HSE – 7 Lane End Bramley

Erection of first floor rear extension


No objection

3. 20/02738/HSE – Laeburn Coopers Lane Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension


No objection

4. T/00574/20/TCA – Middle Farm The Street Bramley

G4 – 2 no.. Flat Lawson Cypress to reduce in height, to leave at circa 6m from ground level, this will allow the Silver Birch Tree to flourish as it is currently being suppressed.

G5 – Leylandii to reduce in height by circa 40%. leaving at a height of circa 6m,

T6 – 1 no. Willow, sited within the Leylandii, to reduce lateral limbs over the garden by 5m, back to the 1st fork.

T7 – Silver Birch. Fell to lowest level due to it being dead.

T8 – Indian Bean, to remove the northern 1st lateral limb at 2m back to the main stem.

T9 – 1 no. Yew Tree, sited on the Eastern, highway boundary, adjacent to the building; northern lateral tertiary foliage to reduce back in by 2m, back to best practice pruning, stem diameter no greater than 25m

T10 – 1 no Diodora Cedar, footpath highway crown lift over the footway to 2.5m from ground level, tertiary foliage no greater than 25mm – as shown in the photograph.

Raise no objection


Defer to tree officer, comments

5. 20/01608/ROC – Upper Cufaude Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Variation of Conditions 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 20 and 21 of 19/00464/FUL to amend drawing numbers to allow for improved siting and alterations to the detailed design of the dwellings. Including amended wording of conditions 6, 8, 10, 15, 20 and 21 to allow the removal of conditions 9 and 17.




6. 20/02392/HSE – 1 Centenary Fields Bramley

Single storey rear garage extension 2.2 metres by 3.25 metres


No objection

7. T/00475/20/TPO – 34 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sycamore: fell


Defer to tree officer, comments


Pending Applications*

1. 20/00740/FUL – Qps House The Street Bramley

Conversion of ground floor from tanning salon (sui generis) and retail (A1) to 2 no. one bedroom flats and retail (A1)

2. 20/01008/FUL – Land At Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane

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

3. 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

4. T/00439/20/TPO – Middle Farm Cottage The Street Bramley

ell/Pruning works as per tree survey report August 2020

Defer to tree officer, comments
5. T/00503/20/TPO – 16 St James Close Bramley

Single mature Lime tree: prune

Defer to tree officer
6. 20/02647/RET – 21 Apple Dene Bramley

Change of use of land to the side and rear of the house to residential land and erection of a 1.8m high fence

No objection, comments
7. T/00503/20/TPO – 16 St James Close Bramley

Single mature Lime tree: prune

Defer to tree officer
8. T/00559/20/TCA – Oakenshaw Vyne Road Bramley

T1 London plane: prune.

T2 Lime: reduce lower limb.

Defer to tree officer, comments
9. 20/02751/LBC – Mill Cottage Vyne Road Bramley

Remove ground floor internal wall. External improvements including brickwork repairs, replacement patio door and repairs to paving

NB: This property is in a neighbouring Parish

No objection

*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.