2 July 2019 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee

Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, M Deacock, M Dyer (Deputy Chairman), L Emery,
H Fickling, S Francis, C Jones (Chairman) and J Tipping

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – A Midwinter (Town Mayor) and P Cowell (Deputy Mayor)

To:           All other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE:    Tuesday 2 July 2019

TIME:     On the rising of the Planning & Environment Committee and not before 7pm


Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council

Date: 26 June 2019



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 approve the Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 21 May 2019.


5. Working Groups

To receive a report / update from the chairmen of:

a) The NPCC Co-Ordination Working Group
b) The Infrastructure Delivery Plan Working Group
c) The Green Living Plan Working Group
d) The Town Centre Working Group
e) Transport Plan Working Group
f) The Community Facilities Working Group
g) The Burial Space Working Group

5d. Market Town Co-Ordinator Update

6. South Oxfordshire District Local Plan

At the District’s Scrutiny Committee Meeting on 19 June 2019 the decision was taken to defer the review of options around the future of the Local Plan 2034, pending the presentation of further information on housing supply. The next programmed Scrutiny Committees are for the 2nd and 23rd of July 2019.

To note the officer report on this matter.

7. Thame Neighbourhood Plan Revision

Tetsworth Parish Council have invited the NPCO to address their Council on matters of common concern.

Following the first two meetings of the NPCCCWG the NPCO will be drawing up an ongoing series of regular meetings to enable progress to be maintained.

8. Oxfordshire Growth Board / Oxfordshire Plan 2050

To note that the next Oxfordshire Growth Board Scrutiny and Board meetings scheduled for 25 and 30 July respectively have been cancelled.

8. Growth Board report 2 July 2019

9. Affordable Housing / Community Land Trust (CLT)

To receive an update on progress of the Thame Community Land Trust.

10. Other Items to Note

a) The Oxfordshire Neighbourhood Plan Alliance group has been invited to meet with the Director of the Oxfordshire Growth Board in order to receive a briefing about current plans.

b) Help and support provided by the NPCO to various other NP groups including Attleborough, Tetsworth and Watlington.

c) Further telephone discussions held with Stofords in relation to Employment Land provision (and the outline permission granted in Rycote Lane).

d) Further discussions with Bellway and SODC in relation to their legal allotment provision at Site C2. The Town Clerk believes we are getting very close to having to step in and establish the pros and cons of taking it on ourselves, or via an Association, in spite of Bellway and SODC’s legal responsibilities.

e) The NPCO and the Chairman are booked into SODC’s Neighbourhood Plan Policy Writing workshop on 3 July 2019.