Current Planning Applications

Below are a list of currently active planning applications in Pitstone Parish. Click on the application reference to go to the Buckinghamshire Council planning portal page for an application.

The parish council is a consultee for all planning applications within Pitstone submitted to Buckinghamshire Council. Any applications received will generally be considered at our next available meeting, at which members of the public are welcome (agendas are published on our website one week before the meeting, click here: https://pitstone.co.uk/ppcmeetings/). Following the meeting the council will submit its views, based upon the specified material considerations, to Buckinghamshire Council. Buckinghamshire Council as the planning authority, will then take these comments (along with those directly submitted by interested parties) into consideration when determining the application.

The parish council conducts a Neighbour Notification Programme for all applications, to advise any immediately affected residents of planning. Applications are also publicised via our noticeboards, website, Facebook & Twitter and Buckinghamshire Council erect a poster near the site.

1 Treachers Close, LU7 9SR

Reference: 24/00651/APP
Proposal: Householder application for loft conversion with pitched dormer extension to rear roofslope and rooflights to front roofslope
Application Received: 26/02/2024
Application Validated: 26/02/2024
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Delivered 22/12/23:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Treachers Close
4, 6, 8, 10 Williamson way



Portland House on Westfield Road

Reference: 24/00361/APP
Proposal: Erection of 6 no. industrial starter units for industrial use (B2), storage and distribution (B8) and include ancillary office space within (E(g)(i) with associated works
Application Received: 31/01/2024
Application Validated: 21/02/2024
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Delivered 23/2/24:
1, 4, 5, 3, 10, 11, 16 Long Hale

1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 Windsor Road

1 Browns Hedge


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 29/02/2024
PPC Resolution: No objections but BC to note comments
PPC Comments:

* BC to ensure sufficient parking provision for each of the proposed new units and the Portland House staff, and to consider if any parking restrictions are required on Westfield Road to ensure that there are enough passing places and that vision splays are maintained to ensure safe exit from both Portland House and Safran.
* BC to note that the route illustration shows HGV traffic exiting left & then turning right towards Ivinghoe, which would contravene the Ivinghoe Freight Zone. BC should satisfy itself that HGV traffic can safely exit right onto Westfield Road, and turn left into the site if travelling down from the Upper Icknield Way. To take the parked vehicles into consideration, and to review size/location of access, vision splays and any highway parking restrictions required to ensure safe use of the access.


6 Hever Close Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9FH

Reference: 24/00070/APP
Proposal: Householder application for single storey side extension
Application Received: 10/01/2024
Application Validated: 10/01/2024
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Delivered 19/1/24: 4, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 Hever Close


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 25/01/2024
PPC Resolution: No objections
PPC Comments:


Land To The Rear Of 87 Marsworth Road Pitstone LU7 9BA - revised application

Reference: 23/00757/APP
Proposal: Demolition of existing structures and erection of 5 dwellings including access and all ancillary works
Application Received: 02/01/2024
Application Validated: 02/01/2024
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notifications (for this updated proposal) 19/1/24: Rushendon Furlong 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44, 46, 48,53,55,57; Marsworth Road 58,60,62,64,66,66A, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78 Haldi, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95/Garage House, 97, 99, 101, 103, 105, 107; Brookend, 1 high Street



1 Windsor Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GB

Reference: 23/04005/APP
Proposal: Householder application for first floor side extension with render finish and roof lights (amendment to approval 23/01572/APP)
Application Received: 27/12/2023
Application Validated: 27/12/2023
Status: Approved by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Delivered 19/1/24: 3 Windsor road PLUS 1 , 3 Browns Hedge


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 25/01/2024
PPC Resolution: No objections
PPC Comments:


1 Treachers Close Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9SR

Reference: 23/03927/APP
Proposal: Householder application for loft conversion with dormer extension to rear roofslope and rooflights to front roofslope
Application Received: 18/12/2023
Application Validated: 18/12/2023
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Delivered 22/12/23:
2, 3, 4, 6, 7 Treachers Close
4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Williamson way


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 04/01/2024
PPC Resolution: No objection
PPC Comments:

However trust that Buckinghamshire Council will take into consideration the points raised by the neighbouring property


Land R/O 12 Queen Street Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AU

Reference: 23/03386/APP
Proposal: Erection of a four dwellinghouses and associated landscaping and access
Application Received: 31/10/2023
Application Validated: 31/10/2023
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notifications 16/11/23 to:
* All of Queen Street (both sides)
* All of Cheyne Close (both sides)
* All of Grange Road
* Albion Road, up to Grange Road (both sides)
* Marsworth Road - section between Queen Street and Albion Road



35 Old Farm Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9RD

Reference: 23/02751/APP
Proposal: Householder application for Installation of short wave amateur radio aerial to gable end of property
Application Received: 13/09/2023
Application Validated: 13/09/2023
Status: Approved by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notifications 22/09/2023:
The Laurels, 2, 4, 25,27,29,31,33, 37, 39 Old Farm

Cocksparrow Cottage 5, Marsworth Road

2a, 24, 26 The Green


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 28/09/2023
PPC Resolution: Submit comments
PPC Comments:

The Parish Council advertises all applications on our web site, Facebook page, twitter feed and noticeboards. We also hand deliver letters to near neighbours.

The application was considered by the full council on 28/9/23 where it was resolved to submit the following comments to Buckinghamshire Council :

The council does not feel qualified to comment on the technical aspects of this application, such as whether it might cause any interference to neighbouring properties and/or whether it might generate any noise disturbance eg in high winds, and thus defer to BC to ensure these matters are properly taken into consideration.

A number of neighbours raised concerns about the visual impact of the aerial from their properties, given the very tall proposed height, and the appropriateness of such a tall structure in relation to the surrounding community. We trust that BC will give proper considerations to these concerns when determining this application.


Land Adjacent To Allotment Gardens Marsworth Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire

Reference: 23/01534/VRC
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (approved muga plan) relating to application 17/01871/APP (Residential development comprising 74 dwellings, creation of two new accesses, car parking, leisure facilities, landscaping and associated works) (Retrospective)
Application Received: 16/05/2023
Application Validated: 16/05/2023
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council

Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 25/05/2023
PPC Resolution: Opposed
PPC Comments:

Following considerable discussion it was RESOLVED that the parish council opposed this application on numerous grounds consisting of, at a headline level, the following:
• no ambiguities in Drawing 13F - it clearly requires a Classic AE450 MUGA unit
• NKH fully involved in community discussions which led to this unit becoming the agreed one
• NKH informed during construction phase that they were building the wrong unit but continued regardless
• Policy 2(v) of the PNP is clearly breached by the current ball-court
• its installation is also at odds with the requirements of the Section 106 Agreement
• Policy 6 of the PNP, if relevant, is also breached
• various other technical areas of non-compliance with the agreed specification
• types of other ball-courts and MUGAs in the Aylesbury Vale area of no relevance
It was RESOLVED to request, that should BC be minded to approve the application, that it be called-in for committee consideration, and further RESOLVED to also request that our three Buckinghamshire Councillors also request call-in.


18 Church Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9HA

Reference: 23/01007/APP
Proposal: Householder application for part two and part single storey side and rear extensions
Application Received: 27/03/2023
Application Validated: 27/03/2023
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notifications 5/4/23: 15, 15a, 16 Church Road; 33, 35 & 37 Tun Furlong


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 27/04/2023
PPC Resolution: No objections
PPC Comments:


Land To The Rear Of 87 Marsworth Road Pitstone LU7 9BA

Reference: 23/00757/APP
Proposal: Demolition of existing structures and erection of 5 dwellings including access and all ancillary works.
Application Received: 07/03/2023
Application Validated: 07/03/2023
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council. BC consulting on revised documentation (same application number) Jan 2024.
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notifications 17/3/23 & second letter 1/4/23: Rushendon Furlong 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,53,55,57; Marsworth Road 58,60,62,64,66,66A,68,70,72,74,76,78 Haldi, 87,89,91,93,95/Garage House,97,99,101,103,105,107;Brookend, 1 high Street


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 30/03/2023
PPC Resolution: Opposed, in its current form
PPC Comments:

The Parish Council advertises all applications on our web site, Facebook page, twitter feed and noticeboards. We also hand deliver letters to near neighbours.

The application was considered by the full parish council on 30 March 2023 where it was resolved to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the Parish Council was opposed to the application in its current form.

It was recognised that the application does potentially comply with many of the requirements laid out in the Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan, however the following material points need to be considered when weighing the planning balance:

• Policy 6.iv of the Neighbourhood Plan states that development proposals will be supported provided that “where development could affect existing hedgerows or trees that contribute to Pitstone’s rural or village character their landscape schemes include their retention.” We consider that on a practical and purposive interpretation of the Policy, the words “existing … trees” must include those which would have still been ‘in situ’ had they not been pre-emptively felled in advance of the planning application being submitted. There was until recently a substantial and developed tree canopy, covering essentially the entire application site (see for example images on Google Earth dating from July 2021). The vast majority were removed during, it is believed, Q1 2022. These included a large and well-established walnut tree (the remains of which were still on site during our own site visit) along with, we understand, old apple trees. Orchards in particular are an important part of the Pitstone heritage – as recognised by our Neighbourhood Plan. It is understood that tree preservation orders were in the process of being sought, in relation to the site, at the time of the felling. It is our strong view that the application can only properly be considered against the policies of the Neighbourhood Plan (and, accordingly, approved or conditioned or refused) as if all the felled trees were still in place, despite the fact that they no longer are.

• Access is proposed off Marsworth Road, close to Brookmead School and Windmill PreSchool, and would cross the existing footpath. This is a stretch of narrow road, which is already heavily congested with traffic at school drop off and pick up times. The narrow footpath is heavily used by pre-school and primary school aged children walking/scooting to school both by themselves and with parents (depending on age). Whilst the Highways Authority believe that sufficient vision splays may be achievable we remain concerned about the safety of children and pedestrians given the potential volume of traffic movements arising from this number of properties, visitors, deliveries etc. There are existing issues with blocked access to Orchard Way (in the same vicinity) that ‘keep clear’ markings do not prevent and therefore anticipate that parents will also block access to these properties at peak times, preventing access by emergency vehicles / refuse collection vehicles (as well as by residents themselves).

• The provision of five dwellings feels an over development of this particular site, leaving parking provision for properties and visitors too tight. The proposed ridge heights and incorporation of 3-storeys to the 2 semi-detached properties seems to create too much massing for this enclosed space and create potential loss of privacy for existing near neighbours.

If the local planning authority is nonetheless minded to approve the application (in its current or any amended form), we would make the following submissions with regards to mitigation and related matters:

• As regards the felled trees, even if their removal had been permitted following an independent tree survey, offset or other mitigation requirements would undoubtedly have arisen (as for example per the 17/01871/APP development in Pitstone that required a replacement woodland to be planted to mitigate loss of woodland on the application site). The parish council feels very strongly that any stipulated mitigation should not only be assessed on the basis that the felled trees are still in situ; but also that it should be calculated prudently, i.e. erring towards giving each such tree the maximum potential ecological value that it could have had, given how the opportunity to have the extent of actual loss properly assessed has been denied to us. Mitigation must also, we hope it goes without saying, be provided within the parish and not elsewhere.

• There is currently a moratorium on the approval of any applications for new dwellings that cannot provide suitable mitigation measures in relation to the Chilterns Beechwoods SAC. No mitigation proposals are included within the application. It is understood that the developer would seek to provide financial offset to Buckinghamshire Council instead for combined use elsewhere in the county. This would not be acceptable to the parish council and we feel strongly that mitigation should be provided within the parish (which stretches into Ashridge, the site of the SAC).

• The creation of access would leave the existing property at 87 Marsworth Road with no dedicated off-street parking (it currently enjoys at least 2 spaces on what would become the access road for the application site). This does not comply with Policy 6.v of the Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan, if and to the extent it applies to no.87 (which we consider it properly does). Even if it does not, development of the application site would create a requirement for displaced parking on Marsworth Road by the occupants of no.87, in what is already a heavily congested zone. The need for vehicular access to and sufficient off-street parking for 87 Marsworth Road would therefore also need to be addressed as part of the LPA’s decision.


29 Cheddington Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AQ

Reference: 23/00486/APP
Proposal: Householder application for dropped kerb for off street parking
Application Received: 16/02/2023
Application Validated: 16/02/2023
Status: Approved by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notifications to: 25 & 27 & 31 Cheddington Road, 9 Morton Close


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 23/02/2023
PPC Resolution: No objection
PPC Comments:


10 Quarry Court Quarry Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GW

Reference: 23/00345/APP
Proposal: Proposed extension to commercial building
Application Received: 02/02/2023
Application Validated: 21/02/2023
Status: Approved by Buckinghamshire Council
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notifications delivered to: To 1-9 Quarry Court and Chiltern transport


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 09/03/2023
PPC Resolution: No objection
PPC Comments:


Portland House Westfield Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GU

Reference: 23/00331/APP
Proposal: Erection of 6 no. industrial starter units for industrial use (B2), storage and distribution (B8) and include ancillary office space within (E(g)(i) with associated works on land at Portland House
Application Received: 01/02/2023
Application Validated: 14/02/2023
Status: Withdrawn by applicant
Neighbour Notifications:

Neighbour notification to:
1, 3 Browns Hedge
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11,15 Windsor road
1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 Long Hale


Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 23/02/2023
PPC Resolution: No objection
PPC Comments:


Land To The Rear Of 12 Marsworth Road Pitstone

Reference: 22/01852/APP
Proposal: Demolition of detached garage and erection of a dwelling
Application Received: 19/05/2022
Application Validated: 19/05/2022
Status: Awaiting decision by Buckinghamshire Council

Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 30/06/2022
PPC Resolution: oppose
PPC Comments:

The Parish Council advertises all applications on our web site, Facebook page, twitter feed and noticeboards. We also hand deliver letters to near neighbours. Written objections were received from the immediate neighbours at number 10.

The application was considered by the full council on 30 June 2022 (with both the applicant and their immediate neighbours present) where it was resolved to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the Parish Council was opposed to this application on the following grounds:

• Whilst it was recognised that the site lies inside the Pitstone Settlement Boundary, the parish council believes the application is in breach of Policy 6 of the Pitstone Neighbourhood Development plan in terms of scale, mass, density and height, as well as giving rise to other material planning considerations which count against the proposed development.
• The creation of an additional dwelling at this location would be an overdevelopment of the plot and would look incongruous in this location.
• This site is not an ‘infill’ between 2 existing houses as stated in the application. Only the side of number 12 runs along Marsworth Road whereas the neighbouring flats are set back from the road with a dedicated car park accessed via a different route. After number 12 (the garden of which includes the application site) there are no other properties facing directly onto the south side of Marsworth Road until its junction with Rushendon Furlong, some 400 yards distant.
• Development of an additional two storey dwelling at this location would cause an unacceptable loss of light to the adjacent property, number 10.
• Development of an additional two storey dwelling at this location would cause an unacceptable level of overlooking into number 10, especially from the proposed/potential roof garden.
• The footprint of the proposed development sits over one of the two areas currently used by number 12 for car parking. The parish council is aware of some uncertainty about whether number 12’s remaining parking area could realistically accommodate two vehicles.
• The parish council also does not believe that the proposed parking, and turning, indicated for the new dwelling is compliant with the associated policies, nor physically workable in reality.

The parish council would also draw the planning authority’s attention to the needs arising from the recently issued Chiltern’s Beechwoods guidance in relation to additional dwellings within the parish, and we note that no such mitigating measures/considerations have been included within this application.


Land Adjacent To Allotment Gardens Marsworth Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire

Reference: 22/00451/APP
Proposal: Construction of 4no. three-bedroom dwellings, including associated works, car parking and landscaping
Application Received: 08/02/2022
Application Validated: 08/02/2022
Status: Awaiting decision

Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 10/03/2022
PPC Resolution: Opposed
PPC Comments:

Numerous grounds. See Buckinghamshire Council planning portal for full details.


Land To The South Of Marsworth Road And The West Of Vicarage Way Pitstone Buckinghamshire

Reference: 22/00452/APP
Proposal: Erection of 13 dwellings including associated works, car parking and landscaping
Application Received: 08/02/2022
Application Validated: 08/02/2022
Status: Awaiting decision

Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 10/03/2022
PPC Resolution: Opposed
PPC Comments:

Numerous grounds. See application on BC planning portal for full submission.


Land To The South Of Marsworth Road And The West Of Vicarage Way Pitstone Buckinghamshire

Reference: 21/02999/APP
Proposal: Construction 21no. dwellings (8 flats and 13 houses), including associated works, car parking and landscaping
Application Received: 21/07/2021
Application Validated: 21/08/2021
Status: Appeal - non determination - Planning Inspectorate Ref: APP/J0405/W/22/3292202; Appeal Ref: 22/00058/NONDET
Appeal Status: Concluded
Appeal Decision: Appeal allowed and planning permission granted by the Planning Inspectorate. However, now subject to judicial review, see webpage for further information: Update on the community areas within the Nicholas King Homes development: https://pitstone.co.uk/ppcnews/community-areas-within-the-nicholas-king-homes-development-around-the-recreation-ground/

Note: Final decisions on planning applications are made by Buckinghamshire Council. Comments from PPC are taken into account when decisions are made.

Discussed by PPC on: 19/08/2021
PPC Resolution: Opposed
PPC Comments:

See planning portal for full details of grounds


Any comments, representation or objections you may have should be submitted directly to Buckinghamshire Council as the planning authority via their planning portal by clicking on the associated application number below. If you wish the parish council to take your comments into consideration when making our recommendation, please also supply the details to us before noon on the day of our meeting to allow time for them to be circulated to all councillors.

Note: this page is updated periodically, the latest information is always available on the planning portal.