20 August 2013 – Minutes


Minutes of the Meeting of Thame Town Council held on 20 August 2013 at 6.30pm in the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

Cllr D W Bretherton, N G Champken-Woods, N M Dixon, D W Dodds,

M L Dyer, L Emery, H M Fickling, V F Humphries, P Lambert (Town Mayor)

and M Welply.


Cassie Pinnells, Deputy Clerk

Morag Robinson, Deputy Clerk

Lizzie Spokes, Support Officer

1 Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Butler (Holiday), A Dite (Absent), Gunn (Holiday), Matelot Green (Holiday), Laver (Personal) Stiles (Illness) and Helen Stewart, Town Clerk (Holiday).

2 Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

3 Public Participation

There were no applications to address the Council, however, two letters were received from local residents which were read out to Members. Their comments were noted.

4 P13/S2330/0 – Land West of Thame Park Road

Mr Collinge presented his report to Members on the submitted planning application documents relating to Land West of Thame Park Road (Site D).

Three additional issues were raised and discussed i) light pollution ii) footpath linkages to the public rights of way network in Thame Park iii) improving the safety of the pedestrian/cycle route from Site D to the Phoenix Trail and through the Jane Morbey Road development. It was agreed that the actions to address these issues must be included in a final Planning Application to ensure that any future development fully complied with the Thame Neighbourhood Plan.


i)        The recommendations and report presented be fully endorsed subject to issues i) and ii) being incorporated into the final version and issue iii) discussed as a    Section 106 Agreement requirement.

ii)       A Holding Objection be recommended to SODC until the amendments as within the endorsed report have been incorporated.

iii)     The amended planning application as agreed in ii) be presented to Thame Town Council for approval.

The meeting concluded at 7.10pm


Signed …………………….

Chairman, 24 September 2013