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.

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

4 Railway Cottages Cheddington Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9AE

Reference: 21/02032/APP
Proposal: Part two, part single and part first floor side extention and two storey side and part single rear extension
Application Received: 06/05/2021
Application Validated: 26/05/2021
Status: Awaiting decision

18 Church Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9HA

Reference: 21/01120/APP
Proposal: Two storey side extension
Application Received: 17/03/2021
Application Validated: 29/03/2021
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: 15/04/2021
PPC Decision: No objections
PPC Comments:


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.


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.


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
Appeal Status: Appeal lodged 21/00020/FTHA
Appeal Decision: Allowed & planning granted

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.


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