Planning Applications
The Planning Authority is South Bucks District Council (SBDC). Taplow Parish Council has no decision-making powers on applications but is a consultee on those relating to Taplow Parish. Online documentation relating to any particular application can be accessed via the SBDC/Chiltern planning site 

 Type the application number (eg PL/18/2400/KA ) or address element into the search box. More complex searches can be made by selecting the “Advanced“ option at the top of the page.

Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council’s planning teams have now become a joint service.
From 4 December 2017 the combined South Bucks & Chiltern Planning service will operate from the Council Offices in Amersham at King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham HP6 5AW.   All contact phone numbers and email addresses for officers within the new combined Planning service will remain the same.
South Bucks Planning Committee meetings will continue to be held at the Denham offices and Chiltern Planning Committee meetings will continue to be held at the Amersham offices

Information about applications affecting Taplow is maintained on this site. Pending applications are listed. Where we have made a comment to SBDC on an application, these are listed on a separate page “OBJECTIONS”. After decision they are held on our Planning Decisions page.

When a planning application is made, the applicant has no legal requirement to publicise the application at all, although they are advised to do so by the Council. There is a limited requirement on the District Council in regards to advising neighbours / adjacent properties. This can be read in detail at:

Parish Plan
Taplow created a Parish Plan in 2006 which you can see at PARISH-PLAN There are a number of supporting documents available on request to the clerk.

Emerging Local Plan
The Parish Council is a consultee to the Emerging Local Plan being developed for the period 2014 – 2036 by the District Authority (SBDC). Phase 1 of the Emerging Local Plan has been to public consultation on sites identified by SBDC as being possible opportunity sites to develop. Taplow Parish Council has submitted a response to the consultation:

Pending Applications
The following are the pending applications relating to Taplow and where relevant the objections submitted by the Parish Council immediately beneath the application details. The most recent applications are at the top of the list:

PL/21/1202/FA Wellbank Cottage Rectory Road – single storey infill

PL/21/1564/KA Elmbank, Hill Farm Road – Removal of the following small trees on south and south west boundary at the rear of the property – T6 Bay, T7 Purple plum, T8 Indian bean tree, T9 Flowering cherry, T10 River birch, T11 Bay, T12 Hornbeam, T16 Indian bean tree. (Taplow Village Conservation Area)

PL/21/1267/KA Briarbank, Ellington Road – T1 – ash – crown reduction by 3 to 4 metres (Taplow Riverside Conservation Area)

PL/21/1170/FA Lamont House, River Road – Demolition of the existing dwelling and erection of a new dwelling with a detached garage/studio building with a swimming pool in the grounds and associated parking and landscaping

PL/21/1178/FA  Lamont House, River Road- Demolition of the two outbuildings and erection of one outbuilding in the same location

PL/21/1065/TP 8 Cedar Chase -Wing-Nut T1 to T5 – Reduce crown height and spread by 2 – 2.5 metres (TPO/SBDC/2002/33)

PL/21/1101/TP The Thatched Cottage, Berry Hill – G1 Yew x 8 – Crown reduction by 1.5 to 2m, T3 Holly – Fell, T6 Yew – Reduce by 1.5 – 2m Crown lift by 2.5m, T8 – Fruit tree – Fell (TPO/BCC/1951/01)

PL/21/0889/KA The Thatched Cottage, Berry Hill- T1 Yew – Crown reduction of 1.5 to 2m, T2 Yew – Fell, T4 Yew – Fell, T5 Holly – Fell (Conservation Area: Taplow Village)

PL/21/0861/TP Old Priory Gardens – T5 Horse Chestnut: Reduce to a 4m monolith, T8 Horse chestnut: Reduce to a 4m monolith, T9 Liquidamber: Reduce to a 3m monolith. (TPO No 2 1962)

PL/21/0860/KA and  PL/21/0855/KA Taplow Village Centre: Hazel T1 – Remove damaged stem from over the High street back to source . Crown lift to statutory clearance (5.3m) over the road and car park to allow for clear access and to maintain and contain. Birch T6 – Prune broken branches to tidy, Remove ties, Sycamore T17 – Cut epicormic growth away from telephone line (Conservation Area: Taplow Village)

PL/21/0752/HB 1 Hill House Rectory Road  – listed building consent for installation of a sump pump and tanking of basement

PL/21/0599/FA The Chestnuts, River Road – Erection of a detached garage with living accommodation within roof space

PL/21/0628/FA Elibank Court, Rectory Road – Single storey rear infill extension, loft conversion with 3 rear dormer windows and 1 side and 2 front rooflights and replacement garage door

PL/21/0638/FA Hitcham Lodge, Hitcham Lane – Part demolition and proposed single storey side and rear extension

PL/21/0454/KA Pine Lodge, River Road- T1: Sycamore. Located on the river garden side of the house. Reduce the crown by approximately 4 metres all over.

PL/21/0462/HBSA SGI-UK National Centre, Taplow Court -installation of platform lift and associated internal alterations and external ramp

PL/21/0490/FA 8 Stockwells, Taplow – Single storey rear extension and dormer to rear elevation

PL/21/0435/TP SGI-UK National Centre, Taplow Court, Cliveden Road -T1 Horse Chestnut – Monolith to 4/5m, T2 – T4 Acers x 3 – Crown reduction by 1.5m (TPO 11 of 1952)

PL/20/3262/CONDA Silchester Manor Day Nursery, Bath Road – Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 13 on planning permission 17/02240/FUL. (Replacement nursery and 10 no. 2 bedroom apartments.)

PL/20/4463/FA  Land Adjacent To  5 Ellington Gardens – Demolition of existing garages and construction of a dwellinghouse and associated access

PL/21/0321/KA and PL/21/0269/TP  Elmbank, Hill Farm Road – T2 -Apple tree (Malus pumila) x 1 – Fell, T3 – Cherry (Prunus avium) x 1 – Reduce side lateral branches by 1.5 – 2 meters (large cavity on trunk) T1 – Oak (Quercus robur) x 1 – Crown thin by 10% on the south side of the crown.
Reduce the lowest branch, overhanging the rear neighbours boundary, by 2 meters.

PL/21/0151/TP Cedar Chase: Copper beech tree (no 115 on plan) – fell. (TPO/ER/1969/03)

PL/20/4189/VRC  Shell UK, Bath Road – Variation of condition 12 (approved plans) of planning permission PL/19/2637/FA (Demolition of existing petrol filling station shop building and car wash and erection of new shop building and formation of new car parking spaces with electric vehicle charger) to allow changes to site layout and installation of equipment including
substation and additional electric vehicle charger

PL/21/0105/EU Meca Riding Centre, Wooburn Common Road – certificate of Lawfulness for existing use to allow for the removal of the occupancy restriction

PL/21/0003/TP Amerden Priory Amerden Lane- Horse Chestnut – repollard

PL/20/4390/FA 3 Glen Island House Glen Island – construction of a double carport

PL/20/4364/FA Cornerways River Road – demolition of office and erection of a dwelling

PL/20/4415/FA Marshmead, Marsh Lane – demolition of existing lean-to and erection of single storey side extension, single storey rear extension.

PL/20/4416/TP Redwood Lodge, Mill Lane – T1 Horse Chestnut – Raise crown over road to statutory height to provide a 5.5m ground clearance. (TPO/BD/1975/09)

PL/20/4271/FA Old Stocks, Ellington Road- Single storey front extension, single/first floor/two storey side extension, raising of roof to allow for a loft conversion with 3 front and 3 rear roof lights and timber cladding

PL/20/4417/KA Redwood Lodge, Mill Lane – T1 – Leylandii – Fell (TPO/BD/1975/09)

PL/20/4309/KA Riverway, Ellington Road – T1 – Apple – Prune by 0.5m. T2 – Beech – Reduce to height of Beech hedge (Taplow Riverside Conservation Area).

PL/20/4221/KA Taplow Quay, River Road –  T1 – Lime -Crown reduction by approximately 2 metres and lift it 3.5 metres from the ground, T2 – Alder – Fell and replant a new tree approximately 10 metres along which will not impede on the TPO tree.

PL/20/4142/VRC Silchester Manor Day Nursery, Bath Road – Variation of condition 9 (No demolition prior to a Natural England licence is approved) of application 17/02240/FUL (replacement nursery and 10 no. 2 bedroom apartments) to allow for new sites accesses to be constructed prior to the discharge of condition. No demolition of the existing buildings or erection of any new buildings shall be undertaken until a licence from Natural England is submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

PL/20/3960/FA Larchwood House, Heathfield Road, Dropmore – Demolition of house, garden store and garage and erection of detached dwellinghouse with basement

PL/20/4195/FA The Thatched Cottage, Berry Hill – Single storey side and rear extensions with glazed link to rear extension, 5 new side rooflights, changes to windows and doors and internal changes to main house and outbuilding.

PL/20/4019/TP White Heath, Ellington Road – T1 – Locust – Section fell due to having a split fork.

PL/20/3889/KA Harefield, River Road –  Pollarding and re-shaping of large Willow due to size

PL/20/3750/VRC Meca House, Meca Riding Centre, Wooburn Common Road – Removal of condition 3 of planning permission SBD/910/88 – occupancy restriction to
employees on the site and their dependants

PL/20/3519/FA  Challen’s Chick Farm, Marsh Lane – Erection of new dwelling for agricultural worker

PL/20/3446/VRC The Chestnuts, River Road – Variation of condition 4 of planning permission 13/01001/FUL (Replacement dwellinghouse and detached garage/store.) To allow for the removal of this condition which restricts permitted development rights.

PL/20/2682/FA Odds Farm, Wooburn Common Road – Erection of mini-golf course (temporary)

PL/20/3195/FA  1 River Close, Ellington Road – Proposed garage conversion to habitable use

PL/20/3242/VRC  Dunloe Lodge, Mill Lane –  Variation of condition 11 of planning permission 18/00317/FUL (Redevelopment of site (former Dunloe Lodge) to create 9 apartments with associated parking, cycle storage, refuse storage building and gates.) to allow for changes to internal layout, elevations, site layout and refuse/cycle storage.

PL/20/3308/KA St Nicolas House, Rectory Road –  T1 – Cypress tree – Fell to ground level. T2 – Ulmus procera – Dying Elm, fell to ground level (Taplow Village Conservation Area)

PL/20/3066/FA The Oaks, Marsh Lane – Rear roof extension over existing single storey projection and proposed side carport. Loft conversion with side and rear dormers in existing and proposed roof. Front porch to replace existing canopy.

PL/20/2963/TP The Feathers, Taplow Common Road –  T1 – English Oak – Reduce two large Limbs that hang into the garden to 1m metre branch stubs.

PL/20/2957/KA  Old Cottage, High Street – T1- Horse Chestnut – fell, T2 – Catalpa – remove hazardous deadwood and reduce lower laterals over car park by no more than 1.3m, G2 – Holly/Laurel – reduce lateral overhang and crown lift over car park to 4m

PL/20/3131/KA  Woodford House, Hill Farm Road, – G2 Cherry-Sever ivy and crown lift to give 4m clearance over adjacent access drive. T5 Cider Gum-Fell to ground level, G6 Leyland Cypress-Fell to ground level and remove stumps / wood chip. Allow soil 1x year to recover with good fertilisation before planting Beech hedge along boundary. T7 Apple-Fell to ground level due to stem decay and risk of instability following removal of G6. T8 Cider Gum-Reduce canopy to
previous topping points (by approximately 3-4m) and sides by 1.2m to reduce weight
on weak fork. Remove low level, etiolated side branch which may become unstable
following the removal of trees within G6. T9 Plum-Fell to ground level

PL/20/2911/TP  The Oaks, Marsh Lane –  Oak (T1) – Front garden – Crown reduce by 3 metres, target pruning the longest lateral branches to reduce, weight from decayed limbs and trunks and to offer a balancing action to the tree. Oak (T1) – Clear/Free up the trapped BT cables running through the tree and remove major dead wood. Oak (T1) – Lift over the road to attain
5.2 metres clearance + 4 metres over drives and ensure the tree is at a minimum, 2
metres from the building. (SBDC TPO 3, 1996)

PL/20/2714/FA 1Mill Island House, Glen Island – Single storey side extension

PL/20/2917/TP  1 Mill Island House, Glen Island – Works according to a schedule (ERDC TPO 5,1962)

PL/20/2980/KA Harefield, River Road – T1 – Tree of Heaven located on driveway along public bridleway. Remove broken branches and prune., T2 -Horse Chestnut tree located on driveway along public bridleway. The tree consists of 4 large Trunks, removal of 2 of the trunks, one with a large hole in it and another leaning at a dangerous 45% angle., T3 – Horse Chestnut
tree located in stable yard. Fell,

PL/20/2652/FA West View, Marsh Lane – Single storey side and rear extension with pitched roof incoporating 4 roof windows

PL/20/2691/FA Newlands, Ellington Road – Loft conversion with the addition of a rear dormer and rooflights to front and rear elevation

PL/20/2453/FA East Bank, River Road – Infill single storey rear extension Changes and addition to roof lights. flues and vents to outside.

PL/20/2824/KA 7 Cedar Chase, Taplow – T1 Beach tree, reduce in height and spread by 2 meters (Taplow Village Conservation Area)

PL/20/2246/FA Maidenhead Sea Cadets, Mill Lane – Erection of new Maidenhead Sea Cadets headquarters following demolition of existing building

PL/20/2490/KA The Old Rectory, Rectory Road -T1 – Blue Atlas Cedar – Crown reduce by up to 3m by selectively reducing overextended limbs back to suitable anatomical growth points and remove previously storm damaged/broken limbs and major deadwood from throughout canopy.

PL/20/2461/KA The Red House, River Road – T1: Willows x 2. Repollard to previous pruning points

PL/20/2127/FA Harefield River Road – first floor side extension over existing balcony

PL/20/1957/FA 1 Stockwells – two storey side extension

PL/20/1815/FA River Bank House, River Road – Demolition of existing garage and erection of a new garage/outbuilding

PL/20/1921/VRC Taplow House Hotel, Berry Hill – Variation of Condition 18 of planning permission PL/18/4428/FA (Erection of conservatory and new link corridor , construction of hydro pool and terrace. Conversion and refurbishment of basement/two bedrooms at ground floor to spa facility. Provision of covered link to basement.) to allow for: Relocation of Male Toilet from Basement to Ground Floor with area formerly occupied by Male Toilet becoming
Manicure/Pedicure Studio. New Accessible Toilet installation located off Reception.
Substitution of single external door to Conservatory to double door.,

PL/20/1970/FA Taplow House Hotel, Berry Hill – Remedial repairs to existing storage area located at basement level.

PL/20/1971/HB Taplow House Hotel, Berry Hill – Remedial repairs to existing storage area located at basement level.

PL/20/1922/HB Taplow House Hotel, Berry Hill – Proposed internal alterations to include
relocation of Male Toilet from Basement to Ground Floor and formation of new
Accessible Toilet. Area formerly occupied by Male Toilets to become Manicure
Pedicure Studio. Single external door to proposed Conservatory to be substituted for
double door

PL/20/1832/FA Hitcham Lodge, Hitcham Lane – Replacement of existing outbuilding with greenhouse; retention of stables.

PL/20/0659/FA Hitcham Lodge Hitcham Lane – replacement of existing outbuilding to provide housekeepers accommodation

PL/20/1345/CONDA Land Adjacent To , 5 Ellington Gardens – Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 6 & 7 of planning permission 16/01678/FUL. ( Demolition of existing garages and construction of dwellinghouse.) The application has now been amended

PL/20/1439/FA 1 River Close, Ellington Road – Erection of a detached outbuilding

PL/20/1173/HB Cliveden Hotel – Listed Building Consent for : Recovering of existing lead roof in lead, with associated repairs to timber deck and structure which have been affected through
wet rot. Introduction of ventilated kerbs to perimeter of roof and roof lights, and thermal insulation to roof structure.

PL/20/1202/FA Hitcham Lodge, Hitcham Lane – Erection of greenhouse to replace part of existing outbuilding

PL/20/0970/FA Wee Cottage, High Street –  Part two storey part single storey side/rear extension

PL/20/0659/FA Hitcham Lodge, Hitcham Lane – Replacement of existing outbuilding to provide housekeeper’s accommodation.

PL/20/1085/KA 1 River Close, Ellington Road – T1 Willow – fell, T2 conifer – height reduction, T3 Holly – height reduction to gutter

PL/20/0971/HB Wee Cottage, High Street – Part two storey part single storey side/rear extension.

PL/20/0742/FA2 Amerden Cottage, Amerden Lane – Two storey side extension (first floor extension over single storey extension permitted under PL/19/1939/FA, replacement septic tank, installation of soakaway and connecting pipes

PL/20/0746/FA Challen’s Chick Farm, Marsh Lane – Erection of new dwelling for agricultural worker

PL/20/0819/FA Hitcham Glebe, Hunts Lane – Replacement of existing featherboard fence with brick wall to same location and height

PQ/20/40005/PREAPP Mysteria, Rectory Road – CONFIDENTIAL advice re loft conversion with windows

PL/20/0808/KA  Fausto, Ellington Road – T1 Crab apple – Reduce main leaders by 1m and shape, T4 Mulberry – reduce by 1.5-1.75m (Taplow Riverside Conservation Area)

PL/20/0624/EU 3 Elm View Rectory Road – Lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition


Strategically important applications that have been decided are held under Planning Decisions