Planning Committee Minutes – 8th June 2021


Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee

Date: 8th June 2021 Time:                    7.00pm
Place: Online via Zoom  
Present: Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair) Cllr Malcolm Bell
  Cllr Chris Tomblin Cllr Keith Oborn
  Cllr Liz Capel  
In attendance: Maxta Thomas (Clerk) 1 member of the public
  Cllr Steve Day  


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.

Cllr Oborn noted his interest in all of the new planning applications.  As he is a close neighbour, he did not vote on any of the applications.

3. Election of Committee Chairman  
  Cllr Flooks stood down as Chairman, and Cllr Tomblin took over the meeting.  Cllr Bell proposed that Cllr Flooks be made Chair of the Planning Committee.  This was seconded by Cllr Capel and unanimously agreed.  Cllr Flooks took his place as Chair.  
4 Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting  
4.1 A minor error was noted in section 4.1.c. of the planning committee minutes of 13th April 2021.  Cllr Flooks made the correction by hand and initialled it.  They were then unanimously agreed and signed off by the Chairman.  


4.2 Matters arising  
  ·         The clerk noted work today at Holman Close by engineers investigating the feasibility of installing a 5G masts.  Concerned residents emailed the Parish Council.  The Clerk contacted BDBC, who confirmed that no planning application has been received as yet.  It appears that the work was exploratory at this stage.  
5 Planning & Development  
5.1 New Applications  
a. 21/01086/HSE – The Stables Cufaude Courtyard Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of a single storey front extension and dormer windows

·         Cllr Bell proposed no objection to this application.  Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





b. 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

·         Cllr Bell proposed no objection to this application.  Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.







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

Erection of detached garage

·         Cllrs felt that the proposed plans were in the wrong position, and might be better built in a different location.

·         It will become one long building, blocking views across fields and trees.

·         The proposed building will affect the aspect of the grade 2 listed manor and also be adjacent to the moat.

·         The planned building will be overbearing and overshadow neighbouring properties – it will take light away from the garden of The Lodge.

·         Cllr Bell proposed objecting to this application.  Unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.

d. Any other New Applications




5.2 Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

These were noted.

The approval at DCC of 20/01954/FUL for Cedarwood, Silchester Road was noted.  Cllr Flooks noted that the approval was subject to a number of conditions relating to the sewerage network.

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

No update at this time.  Clerk to chase possible meeting with developer.


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

No update at this time.   Clerk to chase possible meeting with developer.






7. Water Issues  
7.1 Update on sewerage issues

Recent heavy rainfall has not caused any issues – the overflow station did cope well this time.  However, this does not alter the long term plan.

A meeting between Bewley and Thames Water re Centenary Fields is scheduled for 28th June.

Cllr Tomblin noted that a resident in Kirby Drive has reported a long term issue with sewers in the area.  This complaint has been passed to Development Control, who has contacted Thames Water.  Clerk to forward email trail to committee members.









7.2 Update on surface water drainage issues

BDBC has carried out maintenance work at Bramley Brook.  This has been undermined by low level vandalism, but appears to be holding up reasonably well.  Cllr Tomblin to update full Council next week.

Cllr Day noted the regular large puddle near the Church.  The Clerk noted that this has repeatedly been reported to Highways, but will report the issue again.




Cllr Tomblin



8. Minchens Lane s.106 issues  
  The Clerk has written to Persimmon and received a reply that a number of issues are in the pipeline.  This was followed up by a request from BDBC Development Control for some firm dates, but none have been forthcoming as yet.  
9. Local Plan Update  
           i.            Call for Sites for ‘Green’ Uses and Gypsy and Traveller Pitches

Traveller Pitches – The promised traveller pitches at Hounsome Fields and Manydown were noted.  It was also noted that some sites have not been delivered.  Cllr Bell noted that Local Plan policy CN5 has not been met.

Green Uses – Cllr Tomblin stated that BDBC are looking for likely sites for tree planting, wildflower meadows, etc.  It was felt that this call for sites is aimed more at landowners.

Cllrs strongly felt that the strategic gap between Sherfield-on-Loddon and Bramley should remain.

Cllr Day suggested that the old Royal British Legion site could be considered, although there might be substantial costs associated with this.

Cllr Day also noted that the PCC are looking at options for a wildflower section in the old churchyard at St James Church.


10. Neighbourhood Plan Update  
  Cllr Bell to begin looking at the NDP and possible volunteers need to be contacted.  He noted that the policies need to be reviewed, and a section on climate change may need to be added in.

Cllr Bell to send list of possible volunteers to Clerk for contact.





11. Date of Next Meeting  
  Tuesday 13th July, venue TBC.


Meeting closed at 8.22pm






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


Appendix A


1. 21/01002/LDPO – 7 St James Close Bramley

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



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. 20/03299/HSE – 28 Kirby Drive Bramley

Single storey front extension.

No objection
4. 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

5. 20/03485/VLA – Razors Farm Cufaude Lane Chineham

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

No objection
6. 21/00349/FUL – Land At OS Ref 464762 159811 Minchens Lane Bramley

Installation of a battery storage facility with associated works

7. 21/00521/FUL – Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of 1no. dwelling and associated parking

8. 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

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

T1 Silver birch: Prune

Defer to tree officer
10. 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
11. T/00178/21/TPO – 7 And 8 Oakmead Bramley

T1 Oak: prune

T2 Oak: prune

Defer to tree officer



12. 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
13. 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

14. 21/01241/HSE – 1 Tottenham Close Bramley

Part Garage Conversion and new link to existing Kitchen

No objection, comments
15. T/00194/21/TPO – 1 St James Close Bramley

T1 Beech: prune

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.