12 January 2016 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee

Cllrs B Austin (Chairman), D Bretherton (Deputy Chairman), P Cowell, D Dodds, H Fickling, A Midwinter and M Stiles

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – N Dixon (Town Mayor) and L Emery (Deputy Mayor)

To all other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 12 January 2016

TIME: 7.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council

Date: 6 January 2016




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 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.

4 Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 1 December 2015.


5 Neighbourhood Plan Monitoring Report

To note the Neighbourhood Plan Monitoring Report as published on 4 January 2016, reflecting status as at December 2015.

To note that a further update, in Newsletter format, would be prepared for May 2016.


6 Working Groups

To receive a verbal update from the chairmen of:
a) The Infrastructure Delivery Plan Working Group
b) The Green Living Plan Working Group
c) The Town Centre Working Group
7 Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer

Subject to budget agreement, there is a proposal to recruit a Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer on a 3 day per week basis from 1 April 2016.

To discuss elements to be included in the job description.

To agree that the recruitment process be delegated to the Chairman and the Town Clerk, with officer support as appropriate.


8 Neighbourhood Plan Amendment Process

To discuss a possible approach to Neighbourhood Plan amendments, as attached, for submission to Government.