Planning Committee minutes – 9th November 2021


Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee


9th November 2021

Time:                    7.00pm


Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall



Cllr Chris Flooks (Chair)

Cllr Chris Tomblin


Cllr Liz Capel

Cllr Malcolm Bell

In attendance:

Maxta Thomas (Clerk)

1 member 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 the decisions on planning applications.



Minutes of the Last Planning Committee Meeting



The minutes of the meeting held on 12th October 2021 were unanimously agreed to be a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.




Matters arising



·         None.



Planning & Development



New Applications



21/02791/HSE – Haldene Bramley Lane Bramley

Erection of two storey rear extension, single storey rear extension with conversion of garage to living accommodation, demolition of single storey extension and erection of a front porch. Alterations to external facade of house and replacement windows and doors

·         Members noted that the roof should be clay tiles rather than slate, in line with the character of surrounding area. 

·         Objection unanimously agreed as above.  Clerk to take forward.









T/00508/21/TPO – 24 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sycamore: prune.

·         Defer to tree officer view unanimously agreed, but note to officer that drawings are not clear as to which tree is being pruned.  Clerk to take forward.







T/00520/21/TPO – 10 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sugar Maple: prune

·         Defer to tree officer unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.





21/03344/ENSC – Land At Stocks Farm The Street Bramley

Screening opinion for residential development up to 150 dwellings

·         Members unanimously agreed that the screening opinion is required for the following reasons:   

·         The site is a known area for flood risk

·         Foul drainage is a known issue for much of Bramley.

·         Biodiversity

·         There will be more air pollution from extra cars.

Clerk to take forward.










T/00563/21/TCA – Peregrine House Sherfield Road Bramley Green

T5 Indian Bean Tree & T11 Service Tree of MWA Arb Report

Works: Remove both to near ground level and treat stumps to inhibit regrowth.

Reason: Clay shrinkage subsidence damage at the property.

·         Defer to tree officer, unanimously agreed.  Members noted that they fully support this application.  Clerk to take forward.









Any other New Applications

21/03224/FUL – Cedarwood Silchester Road Bramley

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

·         Members noted that for the previous application for this site, BDBC planning officers and the Development Control Committee noted that they should not connect to the main sewer but install a septic tank instead.  This application states that it will be connecting to the main sewer.

·         Members felt that the new access point is not required. 

·         Cllr Tomblin to check main sewer issue with Gregg Chapman.

·         Objections unanimously agreed as outlined above.  Clerk to take forward.


21/03263/HSE – 14 Farriers Close Bramley

Erection of rear ground floor extension

·         No objection unanimously agreed.  Clerk to take forward.










Cllr Tomblin








Approvals/Refusals/Pending (see appendix B)

These were noted.     



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.




Water Issues

Cllr Bell gave an update.  Raw sewage has been reported in the Bramley Brook, but Thames Water have stated that it is not their problem.  Cllr Bell to forward on to the senior engineer that the PC has been dealing with at Thames Water, and also comments that Wates have made with regards to the Stocks Farm application.  Cllr Bell to see if Bramley PC can attend a meeting between Thames Water and Wates.

James Hern is now the senior engineer on modelling for the Bramley sewage line.  The final solution has not yet been decided upon, but it will not be a new pump and line, which is considered too expensive an option.  James now has the budget to properly complete the model. 

James has requested that Bramley PC is the central hub for communicating any issues, including those at Centenary Fields. 




Cllr Bell




Minchens Lane s.106 issues



·         Work has been carried out on the Clift Meadow path.

·         No sign of the lighting at Clift Meadow.

·         No tree/hedge planting to date.

·         Highways work – some of this has been carried out, although it is unclear how complete this is.  The restrictions on turning into Burlington Way are still inadequate.  Emergency access has not completed yet. 

·         Gateway feature – the promised white gateway has not been installed.  Instead there is a wholly inadequate untreated wooden installation. 

·         No progress on allotments.

Gregg Chapman at BDBC is attempting has set up a face to face meeting between Persimmon, Bramley PC, and himself, which is scheduled for 30th November. 



Local Plan Update



The next Economic, Planning & Housing Committee meeting at BDBC is scheduled for 18th November, and the main agenda item is  ‘Developing A Spatial Strategy – Rural Areas’.  Cllr Tomblin clarified that this is to discuss whether the strategy to identify rural areas is correct or not, and noted that the supporting paperwork for the meeting is inaccurate on several points for Bramley.  The recommended number of houses for Bramley is a total of 55.

Cllr Tomblin strongly recommended that a speaker for Bramley PC is required for the EPH meeting.  This is likely to be Cllr Bell.

Cllr Tomblin is still working on Members Advisory Panels.  These are no longer meetings, but being worked on via emails. 







Cllr Bell


Neighbourhood Plan Update

         i.            Annual Monitoring report – the draft NP Monitoring report has been received from BDBC for Bramley PC comment.  Cllr Bell has responded in full.



Cllr Bell


Date of Next Meeting



Tuesday 14th December 2021, in the Bramley Room at Bramley Village Hall.


Meeting closed at 8.16pm






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


Appendix A – Planning Summary




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)



No objection, comments


21/02439/HSE – Masters House Silchester Road Bramley

Proposed Garage and Garden Store with home office on first floor




21/02515/HSE – 26 Bramley Green Road Bramley

Erection of single storey rear extension


No objection


T/00427/21/TPO – 22 The Smithy Bramley

1 Oak: prune


Defer to tree officer


20/03485/VLA – Razors Farm Cufaude Lane Chineham

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


No objection


21/02753/LDPO – 5 Taylor Drive Bramley

Certificate of lawful development for the erection of a single storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory



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


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



21/00521/FUL – Locksbridge Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of 1no. dwelling and associated parking



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


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



21/02383/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 objection


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

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



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



21/02650/ROC – Upper Cufaude Farm Cufaude Lane Bramley

Variation of Condition 1 of 20/01608/ROC to amend the plan numbers to make elevational and revised internal amendments

No objection


21/02689/HSE – Cufaude Cufaude Lane Bramley

Erection of two storey rear extension and single storey rear extension with other minor internal alterations and refurbishment works

No objection


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



T/00436/21/TPO – 22 Wallis Drive Bramley

1 Sycamore: prune

Defer to tree officer


T/00519/21/TCA – Western Boundary Of 1 The Barracks Bramley Green

1 Goat willow: crown reduce all round by approx 2m leaving a finished height of approx 10m with a crown spread 6m

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.