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 plans received will be considered at our next available meeting, at which members of the public are welcome (see agenda on our website for log-in details). 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.

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.

9 Bolebec End, Pitstone, LU7 9JY

Reference: 20/04384/APP
Proposal: loft conversion and single storey rear extension
Application Received: 22/12/2020
Application Validated: 22/12/2020
Status: awaiting decision

Portland House Westfield Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GU

Reference: 20/04139/APP
Proposal: Four industrial starter units and a retail unit (co-op), together with associated works
Application Received: 01/12/2020
Application Validated: 01/12/2020
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: 15/12/2020
PPC Decision: No objection to main proposal but request conditions to improve both pedestrian and vehicle safety
PPC Comments:

No objections were received from members of the public. It was noted that 1 objection had been uploaded to the planning portal. It was noted that the application site fell within Policy 4 of the Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan, categorising the land for business use (B1, 2 and 8). It was noted that the government changes to the Use Classes Order in September 2020 had merged several previous use classifications into a new category E, which included both business and retail. Therefore, the application met the previously defined conditions, and it was RESOLVED to advised Buckinghamshire Council that the parish council wished to submit no objections to the main proposals. However, concerns were raised about both pedestrian and vehicle safety as the application site sits very close the junction with Marsworth Road (main B-road through Pitstone & Ivinghoe and 40mph), and mVAS data shows that Westfield Road itself is the road within Pitstone that suffers from the highest percentage of speeding traffic. It was felt the access location may not be conducive to pedestrian or vehicle safety. The Parish Council urges Buckinghamshire Council to require a condition that a pedestrian crossing is provided across Westfield Road to ensure that residents can safely access the retail unit (the site lies at the far end of the village and everyone accessing the site by foot would need to cross Westfield Road). Council also refers Buckinghamshire Council to the Pitstone Safety Scheme initiative which relates to the junction of Westfield Road and Marsworth Road and would urge Buckinghamshire Council to take this into consideration to identify if the junction should be reconfigured due to the increased traffic to the retail unit and potential queuing of traffic if vehicles have stopped at the pedestrian crossing (due to the proximity to the junction) and/or whether this adjacent section of Marsworth Road could be lowered to 30mph to assist with safety. It was noted that several trees in the vicinity were subject to TPOs therefore Buckinghamshire Council should ensure that these are protected.


5 Crispin Field Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9BG

Reference: 20/04010/APP
Proposal: Single storey front and rear extensions, garage conversion and internal alterations.
Application Received: 20/11/2020
Application Validated: 20/11/2020
Status: Approved

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: 15/12/2020
PPC Decision: No objections
PPC Comments:


93 Windsor Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GG

Reference: 20/03750/APP
Proposal: Covered external passage and annexe link, and erection of new double garage.
Application Received: 02/11/2020
Application Validated: 02/11/2020
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: 17/11/2020
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:

BC please ensure a condition is applied that the development must remain ancillary to the main dwelling


6 Castle Close Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9FB

Reference: 20/03700/APP
Proposal: Loft conversion and part garage conversion with provision of an additional parking space
Application Received: 28/10/2020
Application Validated: 28/10/2020
Status: Approved

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: 17/11/2020
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:


Walnut Barn, Cheddington Road, Pitstone, LU7 9AE

Reference: 20/03667/APP
Proposal: Regularisation of Permission 17/00856/APP for the erection of a detached outbuilding to the rear
Application Received: 26/10/2020
Application Validated: 26/10/2020
Status: Approved

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: 17/11/2020
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:


Land At 140 Vicarage Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9EY

Reference: 20/03052/APP
Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling, car port and associated access arrangements
Application Received: 10/09/2020
Application Validated: 10/09/2020
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: 24/09/2020
PPC Decision: Opposed
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 council received several objections from residents relating to this application and we note the other consultee comments on the portal. The application was considered by the full council on 24 September where it was resolved to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the Parish Council was opposed to this application.

Two previous applications for dwellings in this location have been refused. When refusing the most recent application (20/01028/APP) Buckinghamshire Council cited:

1 The proposed development, by virtue of its siting and scale, would result in a overbearing and oppressive form of development which would result in significant overshadowing on the rear private amenity space of No. 140 Vicarage Road. The proposed development would therefore have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity enjoyed by that property.

2 The proposed dwelling, by virtue of its siting, form, scale and design would result in a dominant and incongruous form of development which would be out of character with the pattern of development in the area and wider landscape setting. Furthermore, the scale, design and siting of the development would fail to preserve the character and appearance of the adjacent non-designated heritage assets and setting of the nearby Grade II Listed St Marys Church, and would have a significant impact on views from the AAL to the east. The proposed development would lead to less than substantial harm to the significance of heritage assets and there are considered to be no public benefits that would be sufficient to outweigh this harm. The proposal would therefore conflict with Policy 1 and Policy 6 of the Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan, Policies GP35 and RA8 of the Aylesbury Vale District Local Plan, policies S1, BE1, BE2 and NE4 of the emerging Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan, section 66 of The Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Whilst the applicant appears to have made efforts to address some of the concerns relating to point 1 above eg by adjusting the angle of the property, the current application is still for a large residential property in comparison to the neighbouring properties and would have undue impact on the residential amenity of existing properties.

The proposal does not address any of the issues highlighted in refusal point 2 above, in that due to its siting, size and scale, it would remain a dominant and incongruous form of development which would fail to preserve the character and appearance of St Mary's Church and would have significant impact on views from the AAL. We therefore believe that the above listed conflicts with planning policy remain.

As the previous grounds for refusal remain for the latest application, the parish council resolved to oppose this application.

In addition, it was noted that the Highways Authority had not submitted an objection to the proposed access, however as local councillors the parish council did still wish to express concern relating to the ability to safely enter/exit at this location and also wished to express concern relating to the proposed 'dead zone' in the highway.


36 Albion Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AY

Reference: 20/02734/APP
Proposal: Erection of a timber temporary garage on front drive
Application Received: 17/08/2020
Application Validated: 26/08/2020
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: 17/09/2020
PPC Decision: Opposed
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 council received a number of verbal representations relating to this application.
The application was considered by the full council on 17 September where it was resolved to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the Parish Council was opposed to this application on the following grounds:
* the building would be significantly in front of the building line along this side of Albion Road
* the construction of the building, with concrete tiled roof, does not imply that it will be 'temporary' as the application states
* the plans submitted do not include accurate measurements but the scale & massing appear to be too large for the location
* the resulting loss of parking at this property will have a negative impact on the volume of on street parking along Albion Road
Should Buckinghamshire Council be minded to approve the application, the parish council requests that a condition be imposed limiting the duration of time that the building can remain erected, directly correlating to whatever the initial requirement for the temporary structure may be. The application does not define why the building may only be required temporarily, nor for how long, and there is a concern that it will become permanent.


4 The Pightle

Reference: 20/02682/APP
Proposal: Erection of a 1.8m wooden fence, wholly within the left-hand side boundary of the property, and behind the front elevation line (Retrospective)
Application Received: 11/08/2020
Application Validated: 20/08/2020
Status: Refused

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: 17/09/2020
PPC Decision: Opposed
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 council received one objection relating to this application & note the other consultee comments visible on the planning portal.
The application was considered by the full council on 17 September where it was resolved to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the Parish Council was opposed to this application on the following grounds:
* the height of the fence given the proximity to the highways boundary
* the impairment of visibility
Council understands that there are outstanding questions relating to a covenant on this land, which fall outside our area of expertise and therefore request that Buckinghamshire Council investigate appropriately.
Council also understands that there are current negotiations between the applicant and Buckinghamshire Council highways regarding the reinstatement of the highways land, which the parish council also defers to Buckinghamshire Council on.


11 The Pightle Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GA

Reference: 20/02302/APP
Proposal: Single storey side extension
Application Received: 14/07/2020
Application Validated: 16/07/2020
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: 30/07/2020
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:


Rear Of The Bell PH 80 Marsworth Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AS

Reference: 19/00942/APP
Proposal: Erection of two new 2-bed semi-detached dwellings to the rear of the site with associated parking and amenity space to the rear of the site. Alterations to the access to the existing first floor flat to the existing property.
Application Received: 12/03/2019
Application Validated: 12/03/2019
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: 27/02/2020
PPC Decision: Strongly Opposed
PPC Comments:

The parish council opposed on a number of grounds - full details are available on the planning portal