14 July 2020 – Agenda



TO: All Members of Thame Town Council

VENUE: This meeting will be held virtually in accordance with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/598240993

Meeting ID: 598 240 993

Password: Please contact the Town Council to obtain the meeting password, which will be issued around 2 hours before the meeting start time.

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DATE: Tuesday 14 July 2020

TIME: On the rising of the Planning & Environment Committee and not before 7:15pm  (maximum two hours)

Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, N Champken-Woods, P Cowell, M Deacock, A Dite, D Dodds, M Dyer, L Emery, H Fickling, S Francis, K Gregory, C Jones, A Midwinter, J Tipping and T Wyse


Jayne Cole

Clerk of the Council
Date: Wednesday 8 July 2020




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 Green Living Plan

To receive a presentation by the Green Living Plan Group

To consider whether to adopt the Green Living Plan. 

3. GLP 2020 All Sections Revised Final Draft 8 July – with notes on changes [PDF]

3. Projects List 2020 [PDF]

3. GLP presentation to Thame Town Council [PDF]


4 Member’s Motions

To consider the following motion:

“The Council commits to a rapid and thorough examination of the potential for the provision of a hopper bus service and/or alternative community transport possibilities based on an assessment of need. The latter will be consequent upon the proposed introduction of GLP initiatives. This appraisal is to have due regards to operational and financial constraints but also to existing funding availability for, and initiatives in, community transport.”  

Proposed by: Cllr Austin
Seconded by: Cllr Cowell


5 Transport Strategy    

To authorise Officers to investigate undertaking a Transport Strategy in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council.


6 Public Participation and Public Questions

To consider applications from members of the public to address the Committee (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.


7 Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)

A Member may ask the Mayor any questions concerning the business of the Council.


8 Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 16 June 2020.

Minutes – 16 June 2020


9 1253 – P20/S0928/FUL – Land at The Elms, Upper High Street – Amended & Additional Information received 5, 11 & 24 June 2020

The erection of an extra care development (Use Class C2) of 66 units; 3 guest rooms; a communal resident’s centre with staff facilities; provision of car, cycle and mobility scooter parking; the creation of new public open space; the provision of new pedestrian/cycle links from Upper High Street to Elms Road and Elms Park; and associated infrastructure works and landscaping. (Amended & Additional Information received 5, 11 & 24 June 2020).

To note that having reviewed the amendments and additional information, it is the Officer’s view that it would not change the Town Council’s recommendation made on 2 June 2020 to Object.

To further note the Town Council’s response to the amendments, made by the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer under delegated powers with input from Members.

9. Letter SODC P20S0928FUL AMENDED Land at The Elms Thame [PDF]


10 Thame Fairs

To discuss Government Guidelines and open air events.

10. Report – Town Fairs [PDF]