Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Liz Hornby 

No. Item


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 August 2019 (attached).

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 21 August 2019 be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any disclosure of disclosable pecuniary interests by Members relating to items on the agenda. If any Member is uncertain as to whether an interest should be disclosed, he or she is asked if possible to contact the District Solicitor prior to the meeting.

Members are reminded that if they are declaring an interest, they should state the nature of that interest whether or not they are required to withdraw from the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.



Planning Applications


RESOLVED: that the reports be received and the recommendations contained in the reports, as amended by the update sheet where appropriate, be adopted, subject to any deletions, updates or alterations set out in the minutes below.



18/08068/FUL - Land Adjacent Allotment Gardens, Queensway, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire

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Members voted unanimously to approve the application subject to additional wording to Condition 15.  The scheme shall be based on the landscaping proposals and planting schedules that were submitted with the application but should include:


-        a greater proportion of native and naturalised plant species that are characteristic of the Chilterns landscape

-        details of the proposed boundary and fencing treatment identifying retained and enhanced details

-        cross sections of each of the boundaries to demonstrate how these will be detailed

-        tree planting to line the roads within the site


            RESOLVED: that the application be approved.


The Committee was addressed by Councillor Mrs Oliver, the local Ward Member.


19/05996/FUL - Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, Rayners Avenue, Loudwater, Buckinghamshire, HP10 9SZ

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Members noted a written representation laid out in the Update sheet from Councillor Ms K Wood, the local Ward Member who was unable to attend the meeting.


Members voted unanimously in favour of the motion that the Head of Planning and Sustainability be given delegated authority to determine the application subject to receipt of the final view of the Local Lead Flood Authority.


              RESOLVED: that the application be delegated to the Head of Planning and Sustainability to determine the application.


19/06404/FUL - Whiteleaf Lodge, Peters Lane, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0LG

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The Chairman, being a Ward Member, stated he wished to speak as a local Member on the item and therefore yielded the Chair to the Vice Chairman.


Members voted in favour of the motion to approve the application, subject to a condition being added in relation to the provision of any external lighting..


            RESOLVED: that the application be approved subject to a Condition in respect of lighting.


The Committee was addressed by Councillor A Turner, the local Ward Member.


The Committee was addressed by Ms Anne Whyte, neighbour in objection and Mr Paul Jackson, the applicant.


Pre-Planning Committee Training / Information Session

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Members noted that no presentations had been booked for pre-committee training session on Wednesday 16 October 2019. Unless a developer came forward in the meantime, it was agreed that the Planning Committee would start at 6.30pm.



Appointment of Members for Site Visits

To appoint Members to undertake site visits on Tuesday 15 October 2019 should the need arise.


RESOLVED: That in the event that it was necessary to arrange site visits on Tuesday 15 October 2019 in respect of the agenda for the meeting on Wednesday 16 October 2019, the following Members be invited to attend with the relevant local Members:


Councillors: Ms A Baughan, S Graham, D A Johncock, N B Marshall, H L McCarthy, Mrs C Oliver, N J B Teesdale, A Turner, P R Turner and C Whitehead.



Delegated Action Undertaken by Planning Enforcement Team

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File on Actions Taken under Delegated Authority

Submission of the file of actions taken under delegated powers since the previous meeting.


The file on actions taken under delegated authority since the previous meeting was circulated for the Committee’s attention.



Quality Counts Tour


The Development Manager announced that the final Wycombe District Council Quality Counts Tour would take place on 3 October 2019. The visit would take Members on a tour around the District of sites that had developed over the years. Members were therefore encouraged to attend and it was noted there was a link in the latest Bulletin for Members to register.