10 August 2021 – Agenda
SUMMONS TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THAME TOWN COUNCIL
TO: All Members of Thame Town Council
Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, N Champken-Woods, P Cowell, M Deacock, A Dite, D Dodds, M Dyer, L Emery, H Fickling, K Gregory, C Jones, A Midwinter, H Richards, J Tipping and T Wyse
VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall
DATE: Tuesday 10 August 2021
TIME: 6:30pm (maximum two hours)
Acting Town Clerk of the Council
Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
1 Apologies for Absence
2 Declarations of Interest and Dispensations
To notify of any items that appear in the agenda in which there may be an interest that has not been recorded in the Member’s Register of Interest, and confirmation of any relevant dispensations.
3 Civic Announcements
To receive the report of the Mayor and any such communications as the Mayor may wish to lay before the Council.
4 Public Participation and Public Questions
To consider applications from members of the public to address the Council (5 minutes maximum), in respect of any item of business included in the agenda. Applications to speak must have been received by the Town Clerk no later than 5pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.
To consider questions from members of the public (who live, work or run a business in the Parish). Written questions must have been received by the Town Clerk no later than 4pm on the last working day preceding the meeting.
5 Civil Parking Enforcement
To receive a presentation from Oxfordshire County Council on the updated plans for Civil Parking Enforcement in Thame.
6 Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Boundary Change
To receive a presentation in relation to a proposal to expand the Chilterns AONB (to include the Parish of Thame) and consider a response.
7 Report from County Councillors N Champken-Woods and K Gregory
To receive the report of County Councillors N Champken-Woods and K Gregory (10 minutes maximum).
8 Reports from South Oxfordshire District Councillors
To receive reports from Cllrs K Gregory, P Barker, and D Bretherton (Maximum of 5 minutes each).
9 Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)
A Member may ask the Mayor any questions concerning the business of the Council.
To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 5 July 2021.
11 Policy & Resources Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 3 August 2021.
12 Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 20 July 2021.
13 Planning & Environment Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meetings on 6 July 2021, and 27 July 2021.
14 Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee
To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the meeting on 6 July 2021.
15 1357 – P20/S4801/RM – DAF Trucks Ltd, Kingsmead Business Park – Amendment No.2
Reserved Matters application following outline approval and subsequent Section 73 application P20/S1852/FUL for approval of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. Application under S73 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 for variation of Condition 2 – amended plans and 5 – amendment to means of access for the full application and Condition 4 – amended plans for the outline application of P18/S3143/O. (As amended by plans and information received 23 July 2021.)
To receive a report from the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer on the amended plans and consider whether to make any changes the Town Council’s recommendation to Object made on 9 February 2021 and 9 June 2021 (delegated response).
16 1381 – P21/S0644/FUL – Pearces Yard, Aylesbury Road – Amendment No.1
Full planning permission for the erection of a 70-bed care home development (Use Class C2), including communal space, landscaping and associated development. (As amended by plans received 15 July 2021 and 27 July 2021).
To receive a report from Jarvis Planning on the amended plans and consider whether to make any changes the Town Council’s recommendation to Object made on 30 March 2021.
17 Town Fairs
To review and authorise the signing of the one-year Town Fairs Agreement.
18 Public Art
To approve the signing of relevant legal agreements by Acting Town Clerk to allow the drawdown of S106 funding so that work can commence in September 2021.
19 Cut & Collect Mower
To agree the acquisition of a mower with ‘cut and collect’ facility.
20 Staffing Matters
To agree that the Personnel committee act as the working group for selection and interview of the Town Clerk.
To note that the Town Hall will be closed for one afternoon for staff team building.
21 Improving Access to the Town Centre
To note that a trial survey to identify specific accessibility obstacles will be trialled by East Thame Residents Association for several routes to and around the town centre.
22 Civic Regalia
To consider whether a velvet collar should be added to the Deputy Mayor’s chain.
To note that the Town Council’s Local Plan Consultation Team will be requested to review the consultations below, with input from the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer who will collate and submit the Town Council’s response.
- Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy – consultation closes 31 August 2021. https://www.oxfordshireopenthought.org/oxfordshire-infrastructure-strategy-oxis
- Oxfordshire Plan 2050 (Regulation 18 Part 2) – consultation closes 8 October 2021. https://oxfordshireplan.org/
- Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework – consultation ends 12 October 2021. https://placebuilder.io/futureofthearc.
24 1420 – P21/S1632/RM – Land North of Rycote Lane Near Thame – Amendments No.1 and No.2
Reserved matters following outline permission (P17/S4441/O) for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. The erection of up to 180,000 square feet (up to 16,722 square metres) of B2/B8 with ancillary B1(a) and B1(c) together with parking, drainage, landscaping (structural and incidental) and highway works. (As amended by plans received 2 July 2021 and 13 July 2021).
To note that having reviewed the amendments, Officers consider that they would not alter the Town Council’s comments made on 22 June 2021.