2 June 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 up to 2 hours before the meeting start time.

You must be on the electoral role to join this meeting. Exceptions will be made for representatives, agents and authorities.

DATE: Tuesday 2 June 2020

TIME: 6.30 pm (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 27 May 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 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 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.

5 Members Questions (under Standing Order 11)

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

6 Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 19 May 2020.

Minutes (Draft) – 19 May 2020

7 1253 – P20/S0928/FUL – Land at The Elms, Upper High Street

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.

[Discussion of this item is subject to confirmation of the final date for submission of comments from South Oxfordshire District Council]

To consider the planning application and agree a recommendation.

7a. Report – Land at The Elms Upper High Street Thame P20S0928FUL

7b. Report – Land at The Elms Upper High Street Thame P18S3596FUL

7c. Appeal decision 3228431 

8 1262 – P20/S1355/FUL – Goodson Industrial Mews, Unit 8 Wellington Street

Redevelopment of storage (Class B8) to provide 8 dwellings (one 1-bed and seven 2-bed apartments) (Class C3) with associated access and landscaping works.

To consider the planning application and agree a recommendation.

8. 1262 Policies & Key Issues Report & Officer Recommendation

9 Football Foundation Grant – Terms of Acceptance

To agree to the Terms of Acceptance of the Football Foundation Grant.

9. Report – Football Foundation Acceptance of Grant

10 Returning to Working in the Town Hall

To receive a verbal update from the Town Clerk on plans for Officers to return to working in the Town Hall offices.

11 Thame Sports Club – Community Loan

To approve the request from Thame Sports Club for a Bridging Loan of £60,000 as recommended by the Budget Working Group.