Planning Committee Minutes – 8th March 2022


Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee


8th March 2022

Time:    7.00pm


Online via Zoom



Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair)

Cllr Malcolm Bell


Cllr Chris Tomblin

Cllr Liz Capel

In attendance:

Maxta Thomas (Clerk)

0 members of the public


Cllr Keith Oborn







Apologies for Absence



As listed above. 



Declarations of Interest



Cllr Tomblin noted his position on the BDBC Development Control Committee, and took no part in any planning decisions taken at the meeting.



Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting



The minutes of the meeting held on 8th February 2022 were unanimously agreed to be a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.




Matters arising



·         Solar Farm Development Control meeting likely to be 18th May.



Planning & Development



New Applications



22/00444/PIP – Land North Of Cufaude Cottage Cufaude Lane Bramley

Application for Permission in Principle for the erection of 4 no. dwellings

·         The application claims the land is in line with policy SS6a as it falls within curtilage of Cufaude Cottage.  Cllrs felt that this is tenuous as it used to be a field for paddock land and is used currently for exercising dogs.

·         This would be an isolated development and would impact the rural area.

·         The proposed dwellings would impact grade 2 listed buildings Manor Barn, Cart Shed, and Granary, and also the moat at Cufuade Manor House which is a scheduled monument.

·         Environmental impact – the field is a recognised route for migrating toads.

·         The proposed development will result in a loss of the strategic gap.

·         Sustainability –a car will be needed to access local amenities and transport links

·         The development is outside of the Settlement Policy Boundary.

·         The proposals are not in line with Local Plan Policy SS6 Housing in the countryside – there is no demonstrable need.

·         Objections as above unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.




















22/00149/HSE – Bramley Corner House Bramley Corner Bramley (see also 22/00150/LBC)

Demolition of existing brick outbuilding, conversion of existing stable into residential annexe, including two storey rear extension, amendments to fenestration and new conservation rooflights. New annexe outbuilding with store at ground floor and accommodation at first floor. Conversion of existing garage into home gym.

·         Gym might need removal of residential status to prevent conversion to dwelling later.  Application does state that the applicant is happy to have such a condition.

·         Proposals could lead to effectively a development of 2/3 new homes.

·         There was some debate on whether this is overdevelopment of the site.

·         Bramley Corner House is grade 2 listed building – new development will affect this.

·         The new building will not be visible from the road.

·         Cllrs would like to see a new bat survey.

·         An annexe should be attached to an existing building, not a completely separate building.

·         Comments and concerns as above.  Otherwise, no objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






















T/00032/22/TPO – 7 Ringshall Gardens Bramley

Oak T1: prune

·         Defer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





22/00233/FUL – Rotherwick Barn Bullsdown Farm German Road Bramley

Change of use from mixed use sui generis use to a C3 dwelling by removing the B1 use class attached to one room of my property

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






22/00403/RET – 39 Minerva Road Bramley

Erection of Gazebo and raising the height of the garden fence panel to 2.3 metres high (Retrospective)

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






22/00488/LDPO – 19 Flora View Chineham Basingstoke

Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed erection of a two storey rear/side extension

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






22/00498/FUL – Stocks Farm House The Street Bramley

Build new oak framed garages and greenhouse

·         New building would be visible from the Brenda Parker Way.

·         New building appears to be very large.

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Materials must be in keeping with grade 2 listed building.  Clerk to process.










T/00093/22/TCA – Grays House The Street Bramley

T1 Sycamore – Remove stem leaning towards and over outbuildings.

·         Refer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.





22/00407/OUT – Land At Boarsbridge House Bramley Road Little London

Erection of 4 no. dwellings to include access and layout

·         The site is on the edge of flood zones 2 and 3.

·         Previously objected for one house on basis of policy SS6 – housing in the countryside.  Isolated, not sustainable due to lack of access to amenities and transport links ( would need car).  No contribution to social, economic aspects.

·         Sewage arrangements that close to the flood zone would be problematic.

·         Objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.












Any other New Applications

·         T/00112/22/TCA –   Honey Farm  Vyne Road Bramley

T1 (apple tree): Prune/reshape apple tree in rear garden

T2 (apple tree): Fell dead apple tree to just above ground level

T3 (weeping birch): Remove upright limb from weeping birch

T4 (ash): Dismantle/fell ash tree to just above ground level due to proximity to garage

T5 (oak): Fell/dismantle oak to just above ground level due to proximity to garage

·         Defer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.











·         22/00631/LDPU – Cap D’or Ringshall Gardens Bramley

Certificate of lawfulness to establish whether children’s home falls within C3 Use Class and is not development

·         Defer to full council on 15th March.






·         T/00111/22/TPO – Bullsdown House Officers Row Bramley

T1 & T2 on our map (conifers): Prune.

T3 on our map (conifer): Fell.

·         Defer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to process.






Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix A)

These were noted.  The Clerk noted one further approval – T00616/21/TPO for 4 North Row for the pruning of an oak tree has been granted.



Planning Appeals



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

Installation of a battery storage facility with associated works

·         No further update at present.



Water Issues



CF noted recent communication from Thames Water Rickmansworth stating that Wates development could be staged to allow for sewage upgrade to be installed.  May now be in a position to demand planning conditions.  Engineers are liaising with BDBC as well as Bramley PC.





Minchens Lane s.106 issues



The Clerk has been in communication with Persimmon and the PC solicitors to try and resolve the allotments lease issue.  Despite an exchange of emails, there has been no further visible progress.  The Clerk will continue to chase this and other issues. 





Local Plan Update



Cllr Tomblin gave an update.  The Economic, Planning & Housing Committee (EPH) meeting to discuss rural strategy is likely to be in June.  Cllr Tomblin attended last week’s EPH meeting about policies and housing numbers.  The new Leader of the Council Simon Bound is now trying put the case to Government that Basingstoke is a special case for not taking greater housing numbers.  New projections as a result of 2021 census are likely to be available in the summer 2022 – local authorities are currently being told by Government to use 2011 figures.  Another EPH meeting on 10th March to look at polices which weren’t agreed earlier due to lack of time.  June meeting will be about rural strategy, which will give parish councils a chance to put their case.  Cllr Tomblin encouraged councillors to attend as many EPH meetings as possible.



Neighbourhood Plan Update



No update at present. 



Date of Next Meeting



Tuesday 12th April, provisionally to be held at the Bramley Room at Bramley Village Hall.


Meeting closed at 8.49pm






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


Appendix A – Planning Summary




21/02744/HSE – Rose Cottage Sherfield Road Bramley Green

Erection of single storey front and two storey rear extension following removal of existing conservatory



No objection


21/02765/HSE – Middle Farm Cottage The Street Bramley

Erection of single storey side extension, two storey front extension following demolition of single storey front extension, upgrading of external insulation, new fence and gate to front driveway plus changes to fenestration

Application withdrawn





T/00595/21/TPO – 5 North Row Bramley

T1754 Mature English Oak: prune. T1756 English Oak: prune.


Defer to tree officer


21/03714/HSE – 32 Farriers Close Bramley

Erection of a single storey rear extension


No objection


T/00652/21/TPO – Middle Farm The Street Bramley

T1 – Multi stemmed Cyprus: prune


Defer to tree officer


21/03848/FUL – Sherborne House Bullsdown Farm German Road Bramley

Change of use of live/work unit to residential


No objection



Pending Applications*


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

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

Defer to tree officer


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


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



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



21/03224/FUL – Cedarwood Silchester Road Bramley

Erection of 2 bed dwelling following demolition of stables/home office and associated landscaping and access



T/00616/21/TPO – 4 North Row Bramley

1 Oak: prune.

Defer to tree officer


20/03403/FUL – Site At Minchens Lane Bramley – AMENDED APPLICATION

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





21/03758/OUT – Land At Stocks Farm The Street

Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved except for access) for the demolition of one dwelling and erection of up to 140 dwellings and a community building of up to 250sqm under Use Class E, together with sports and leisure facilities.


*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.