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.

66 Windsor Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9FA

Reference: 21/04594/APP
Proposal: Householder application for conversion of one side of a double garage to an office
Application Received: 29/11/2021
Application Validated: 30/11/2021
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: 06/01/2022
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:


Plot C Westfield Road Pitstone Buckinghamshire

Reference: 21/04390/APP
Proposal: 8 no. buildings comprising circa 20,835 sq.m. (224,266 sq. ft.) of Class B2 and B8 uses of the Town and Country (Use Classes) order 1987, with ancillary Class E(g)(ii), with access off Westfield Road and Tunnel Way, associated site infrastructure including service yard and car parking
Application Received: 12/11/2021
Application Validated: 17/11/2021
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: 25/11/2021
PPC Decision: No objection but consideration for conditions (see below)
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.

The application was considered by the full council on 25/11/21 where it was resolved to advise Buckinghamshire Council that the Parish Council has no objections to this application however it requests that BC consider conditions in relation to:

* measures to minimise the noise disturbance and visual amenity for the residential properties on the opposite side of Westfield Road such raised bunding with tree planting to act as visual/noise screen
* a restriction that delivery times should be restricted to (for example) 7am-7pm to prevent very early morning/late night disturbance

It was also noted that the plot has been vacant for so long that wildlife including deer and foxes currently utilise the area. Whilst we appreciate that the site is designated for business use and needs to be developed as such, could BC please ensure that suitable measures are put in place to account for the relocation/care etc of the wildlife.


1 Beacon Court, Pitstone Buckinghamshire LU7 9GY

Reference: 21/04209/APP
Proposal: Proposed single storey front extension to existing industrial unit
Application Received: 28/10/2021
Application Validated: 08/11/2021
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: 25/11/2021
PPC Decision: No objection
PPC Comments:


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: 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: 21/10/2021
PPC Decision: Oppose
PPC Comments:

Following consideration of this application at the Planning Committee meeting held on 21/10/21, Pitstone Parish Council RESOLVED to oppose this application. We do not believe that the Cala application fully complies with the conditions of the Pitstone Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Ivinghoe Neighbourhood Development Plan nor the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan. Pitstone Parish Council would like to support all the objections raised within the documents submitted by both the Chiltern Conservation Board and Ivinghoe Parish Council. We also raise the following additional objections on behalf of the residents of Pitstone:

* The residential dwellings abut the Pitstone Parish boundary and therefore give rise to an ability for greater coalescence between the villages & precedent for enclosure of one of our rural aspects.
* Pitstone residents will be adversely affected by primary school capacity issues arising from the additional volume of children, because if/when the school has to reintroduce a 'distance from school' entrance rule, the residents in Castlemead will be geographically furthest away and thus less likely to secure a place than those residing in this new development. Buckinghamshire Council has previously stated that the whole local cluster of primary schools are operating at capacity. Buckinghamshire Council should ensure that there is sufficient primary school capacity for all local demand to attend their local primary school prior to approving any proposals for additional residential homes.
* The windmill and agricultural fields adjacent to this development lie within Pitstone, and therefore this development will adversely affect the views from and to Pitstone parish. It's siting is incompatible with the aspirations of our neighbourhood plan.
* Whilst it is recognised that changes to the T-junction are designed to direct through traffic away from Ivinghoe High Street, there will still be increased traffic and parking difficulties generated by the new residents accessing the shops, school, surgeries plus sport and leisure facilities in both Ivinghoe and Pitstone. Some of our residents already experience difficulties accessing the pharmacy due to parking constraints & lack of pedestrian crossings in Ivinghoe and we feel that this situation will only get worse. Therefore, if Buckinghamshire Council is minded to approve the application, the developer should work with BC to bring highway and parking improvements to this area.


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


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: Buckinghamshire Council refused
Appeal Status: Appeal in progress Appeal Ref: 21/00078/ENFNOT Enforcement Ref: 20/00443/CONB PI. Ref: APP/J0405/C/21/3285648

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: Planning appeal lodged by applicant for non-determination by BC
Appeal Status: Appeal in progress

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: Refused by BC

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