09 January 2018 – Minutes (Draft)

THAME TOWN COUNCIL

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 9 January 2018 at 6.30pm In the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall.

Present: Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton (Deputy Chairman), M Deacock, D Dodds,
L Emery (Deputy Mayor), H Fickling (Chairman), C Jones, A Midwinter and
T Wyse (Town Mayor)
Officers:
G Markland, Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer
A Oughton, Committee Services Officer

1. Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Cowell (Business) and Stiles (Unwell).

2. Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

There were no declarations of interest.

3. Public Participation and Public Questions

There was no public participation.
There were no public questions put to the Committee.

4. Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held on 19 December 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

5. Planning Applications

9907
P17/S4221/HH – 20 FANSHAWE ROAD
Amendment No. 1
Remove rear conservatory. Construct front / side and rear single storey extensions (As per amended plans received 21 December 2017).
RECOMMEND APPROVAL

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

9913
P17/S4294/HH – 29 NORTH STREET
Single storey rear extension.
RECOMMEND APPROVAL

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ19, ESDQ20, ESDQ28
SODC Local Plan Policies: CON7, D1, D4, H13
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSEN3

9914
P17/S4293/HH – 68 SOUTHERN ROAD
Extend and re-model existing kitchen extension. Retrospective application for garage conversion to include re-modelling garden facing elevation.
RECOMMEND APPROVAL
Comment: The Committee regretted the loss of the garage for its original purpose.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ19, ESDQ20, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: CON7, D1, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSEN3

9915
P17/S4363/HH – 2 MITCHELL CLOSE
Garage conversion to create a playroom and store at ground floor level and an en-suite at first floor level with roof light to rear elevation together with rear ground floor extension.
RECOMMEND APPROVAL
Comment: The Committee regretted the loss of the garage for its original purpose.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

9916
P17/S4421/HH – 23 FAIRFAX CLOSE
Single storey rear extension, single storey front porch and bay window and internal alterations.
RECOMMEND APPROVAL

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

9917
P17/S4423/HH – 19 HAMPDEN AVENUE
Part single, part two storey rear extension and front porch.
RECOMMEND APPROVAL

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

9919
P17/S4431/LB – BOOTS THE CHEMIST LTD, 4-5 HIGH STREET
Retention of a fascia surround to the ATM.
RECOMMEND REFUSAL
1. Halo lighting – fails to preserve or enhance the historic character and appearance of the Listed Building and the Conservation Area.

Comment: The Committee recommended that the planning officer / conservation officer plan their site visit during the evening to best see the adverse effect caused by the Halo lighting.

9920
P17/S3793/LB – DOMINOS PIZZA, 19-20 HIGH STREET
Gable end of property faces onto courtyard of the neighbouring property. This gable is rendered with sand and cement which is in danger of collapse in one piece. For this reason we have removed existing render and made watertight with polythene. We want to replace render with new sand and cement render to match.
RECOMMEND APPROVAL
Subject to: The replacement render being made from original materials such as Lime and no objection from the District Conservation Officer

Neighbourhood Plan Policies:WS2, ESDQ15, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ20
SODC Local Plan Policies: CON3, CON5, CON7, CON8, D1
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSNE3

9921
P17/S4382/HH – 4 MOATS CRESCENT
Two storey side extension and single storey front porch extension, with fenestration alterations to existing dwelling.
RECOMMEND APPROVAL

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

6. Reports from Town Council Representatives

a) Transport Representative – Cllr Stiles had given her apologies and had submitted a written report ahead of the meeting which the Chairman read out. Members continued to be dissatisfied with the bus provision for the eastern end of the town.

7. For Information

The items for information were noted.

The meeting concluded at 6.57pm

Signed ……………………..
Chairman, 30 January 2018