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, 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:

3 Tun Furlong LU7 9GE

Reference: 20/03594/APP
Proposal: Single storey rear extension
Application Received: 21/10/2020
Application Validated: 21/10/2020
Status:

18 Old Farm LU7 9RD

Reference: 20/03572/APP
Proposal: Garage conversion
Application Received: 19/10/2020
Application Validated: 19/10/2020
Status: Awaiting decision

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.


7 Church Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9HA

Reference: 20/02775/APP
Proposal: Construction of an outbuilding to frontage of No 7 Church Road, Pitstone (Retrospective)
Application Received: 19/08/2020
Application Validated: 14/09/2020
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 to the structure as built
PPC Comments:

The application was considered by the full council on 24 September 2020 where it was resolved to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the Parish Council was opposed to the outbuilding in the format that it has been built. The original application 18/00662/APP was allowed on appeal. The building constructed did not reflect the application granted and the planning enforcement officer stated that the building constructed has an increased ridge height, changes from half-hipped roofs to gable ends, changes the fenestration and removes the visible brick plinth which materially alter the appearance of the building. Minor amendments were refused and a new full application had to be submitted. The result of the construction changes mean that the structure is now more dominant and visually imposing in the street scene than the roof structure for which permission was granted would have been. Thus causing more impact on both the neighbours and general aspect of Church Road.


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: 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 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.


13 Glebe Close Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AZ

Reference: 20/02654/APP
Proposal: Single storey rear and side extension
Application Received: 10/08/2020
Application Validated: 10/08/2020
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: 20/08/2020
PPC Decision: No Objection
PPC Comments:


Sports Pavillion Marsworth Road Pitstone LU7 9AP

Reference: 20/02578/APP
Proposal: Installation of floodlighting
Application Received: 03/08/2020
Application Validated: 03/08/2020
Status: Approved

6 Warwick Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9FE

Reference: 20/02544/ACL
Proposal: Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for the proposed single storey rear extension
Application Received: 31/07/2020
Application Validated: 31/07/2020
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: 17/09/2020
PPC Decision: No submission required
PPC Comments:

Buckinghamshire Council are not consulting with the parish relating to this application for a certificate of lawfulness. The parish council received no representations from residents.


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