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.

Walnut Barn Cheddington Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AE

Reference: 21/03576/APP
Proposal: Construction of an in ground swimming pool and associated outbuilding within the curtilage of a GII listed barn.
Application Received: 09/09/2021
Application Validated: 22/09/2021
Status: Awaiting decision

Land Off Church Road (B488) Ivinghoe Buckinghamshire

Reference: 21/03577/APP
Proposal: Provision of 72 C3 residential dwellings, including provision of vehicular and pedestrian access, highways improvements to the B488 / B489 junction, green and blue infrastructure provision and management with associated infrastructure and landscaping.
Application Received: 09/09/2021
Application Validated: 21/09/2021
Status: Awaiting decision

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: 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: 19/08/2021
PPC Decision: Opposed
PPC Comments:

See planning portal for full details of grounds


50 Albion Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AY

Reference: 21/02898/APP
Proposal: Single storey side extension to replace existing porch
Application Received: 14/07/2021
Application Validated: 14/07/2021
Status: BC 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: 29/07/2021
PPC Decision: No objections
PPC Comments:


72 Vicarage Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9EY

Reference: 21/02864/APP
Proposal: Dropped kerb to provide disabled vehicular access to rear of the property. (previously granted)
Application Received: 12/07/2021
Application Validated: 22/07/2021
Status: BC advised: "Upon review of the application it was considered that the development (dropped kerb) would benefit from permitted development rights and there is no requirement to apply to the LPA for planning permission. As such, the applicant was advised of this and the application has now been withdrawn"

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: 29/07/2021
PPC Decision: Opposed
PPC Comments:

72 Vicarage Road

All the residents of Ship Lane, along with another affected resident, tendered objections to the application. A number of residents from Ship Lane also attended the parish council meeting to present their concerns.

It was RESOLVED to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the parish council wished to oppose this application on the following grounds:

* The application title is misleading and this planning application actually seeks to establish a new vehicular access to the rear garden of the property and thus should be treated by BC as an application for full vehicular access, rather than just a dropped curb as no permitted rights for entrance/egress onto Ship Lane are evident within the existing documents on the planning portal and officers are requested to ensure that legal rights have been granted.
* Could Buckinghamshire Council please also note that the details of the property planning history submitted by the applicant does not match the actual property history detailed on the portal. Therefore officers should review the historic documentation when considering this application.
* The provision of vehicular access at this location would remove one parking space from Ship Lane. Ship Lane is a short and narrow lane with limited parking capacity and loss of this parking space would cause detrimental impact on the residents & visitors to Ship Lane and displace parking into Vicarage Road, where parking is also difficult.
* Provision of another vehicular access into Ship Lane from this location will generate a unreasonable level of loss of amenity to the residents of Ship Lane & adverse impact in terms of privacy/noise on the immediate neighbouring property in Ship Lane.
* This property already benefits from wide dropped curbs to the frontage in Vicarage Road and gated parking for four vehicles & garage within their curtilage. There is therefore adequate fully accessible (including disabled) access and parking provision for this property from their primary entrance. Can officers please check the application vs legislation relating to number of dropped curbs permitted per property.
* Vehicular access to the rear garden would be difficult and require substantial building works as the ground level is approximately 1m higher within the application site than that in Ship Lane & the application states that the gates would open inwards onto hard standing. Officers should therefore validate the proposals.
* Should Buckinghamshire Council be minded to approve the application, the parish council requests that a condition be applied to prevent any use of the land/access for commercial purposes. Vehicle repair works are carried out at this property and there are concerns that the rear garden could be utilised for commercial purposes in the future.
* Should Buckinghamshire Council be minded to approve the application, the parish council requests that a condition be applied to tie use of any use of such access & hard standing to the main dwelling only as provision of a separate access at this location could enable a future application to build a separate dwelling within the rear curtilage.

The parish council confirms that it will be willing to attend and speak at the Buckinghamshire Council planning committee meeting.

The parish council requests that this application be 'called in' to committee should the case officer be minded to approve, and will be requesting our Buckinghamshire Councillors also request call in.


31 Marsworth Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AX

Reference: 21/02442/APP
Proposal: Part single, part two storey rear extension
Application Received: 10/07/2021
Application Validated: 24/07/2021
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: 15/07/2021
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:


11 The Pightle Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GA

Reference: 21/02858/APP
Proposal: Single storey side extension (amended scheme to 20/02302/APP)
Application Received: 09/07/2021
Application Validated: 09/07/2021
Status: BC 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: 29/07/2021
PPC Decision: No objections
PPC Comments:

Requested Buckinghamshire Council carry forward the previous tree protection conditions to the amended application


113 Windsor Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GG

Reference: 21/02807/ACL
Proposal: Certificate of lawfulness application for existing dwelling with building works to create two bedrooms and one shower room at loft level incorporating two pitched roof dormers to the rear roofslope and three rooflights to the front roofslope
Application Received: 06/07/2021
Application Validated: 06/07/2021
Status: Certificate issued by Buckinghamshire Council, existing use

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: 29/07/2021
PPC Decision: No objections
PPC Comments:


Mill View Groomsby Drive Ivinghoe Buckinghamshire LU7 9ER

Reference: 21/02346/APP
Proposal: Demolish existing rear conservatory and raised patio. Erect single storey rear extension in place of conservatory and new office at lower ground level with patio above. Replace all existing windows and add solar panels on rear elevation.
Application Received: 03/06/2021
Application Validated: 22/06/2021
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: 15/07/2021
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:


27 Campbell Lane Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9FT

Reference: 21/01413/APP
Proposal: Change of use of land to garden land and erection of fence (retrospective)
Application Received: 06/05/2021
Application Validated: 06/05/2021
Status: Awaiting decision

Land Off Cheddington Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire

Reference: 21/00908/APP
Proposal: Erection of dwelling and garage
Application Received: 02/03/2021
Application Validated: 25/03/2021
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: 15/04/2021
PPC Decision: Opposed
PPC Comments:

12 written objections were received from members of the public. Following discussion and debate it was RESOLVED (Cllr Weber abstained from voting to comply with the dispensation) to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the parish council was opposed to this application on the following grounds:
o The planning history of the site – numerous previous applications, and appeals, have been refused by the planning authority and planning inspectorate.
o The application site lies outside the settlement boundary defined within the Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan which was adopted following referendum and defines the planning policy for the village.
o The application does not meet any of the exceptions listed within Policy 1 of the Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan for development outside of the settlement boundary.
o Buckinghamshire Council identified the application site as unsuitable for development within their Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment.
o Loss of amenity / rural aspect.


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.


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