24 September 2019 – Agenda
SUMMONS TO ATTEND A MEETING OF NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONTINUITY COMMITTEE
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 24 September 2019
TIME: On the rising of the Planning & Environment Committee and not before 7:15pm
Clerk of the Council
Date: 18 September 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.
To approve the Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 13 August 2019.
5 Working Groups
To receive a report / update from the chairmen of:
a) The NPCC Co-Ordination Working Group (NPCCCWG)
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
6 South Oxfordshire District Local Plan
To receive a verbal update from the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer (NPCO) on the latest known status of the South Oxfordshire District Local Plan.
7 Thame Neighbourhood Plan Revision (TNP2)
To receive a verbal update from the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer (NPCO) on the latest progress towards the adoption of TNP2.
To note that the TNP2 Consultancy Brief had been published on the Contract Finder website on Friday 30 August with a closing date of Monday 14 October 2019 and as at midday on Friday 13 September 2019 had received 482 views. Various responses have been provided to queries from interested parties.
8 Oxfordshire Growth Board / Oxfordshire Plan 2050
To receive a verbal update from the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer (NPCO) on the latest known status of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 and related initiatives.
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) Following the Call for Sites in March 2019, Historic England advised the Town Council on 7 August 2019 that the archaeological remains on the south-western corner of the proposals at Site F are of probable national significance and would be a good candidate for designation as a scheduled monument.
b) A letter was received from Lord Williams’s School on 15 August 2019 explaining the reasons behind the Governing Body no longer pursuing their single site aspiration.
c) As part of TNP2 evidence gathering, The NPCO and Cllr Fickling met with the manager of a nursery provider interested in providing a facility in Thame, on Wednesday 28 August 2019.
d) Notification of the submission of an outline planning application for improvements to Elms Park was received from Rectory Homes on 29 August 2019. We continue to understand this as a technical tactic only – there is no planning need for it.
e) Further positive legal advice has been received from the Town Council’s solicitors in relation to the proposed deed seeking an Elms Park improvement contribution from Rectory Homes, in the event of the appeal process not granting it.
f) The Elms appeal hearing has been reduced to 4 days, from Tuesday to Friday this week 24-27 September 2019. If possible, the NPCO will summarise the first day.