28 June 2016 – Agenda



TO: All Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee

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

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

To all other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 28 June 2016

TIME: 7.30 pm (maximum two hours)

Graham Hunt
Clerk of the Council

Date: 22 June 2016


Reports Pack



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 17 May 2016.


5 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


6 Cattle Market / Transport / Parking Working Group Proposal

To consider the proposed approach to the formation of relevant additional working groups as circulated to all Councillors on Friday 17 June 2016.


7 South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2032

On 27 June 2016 South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) will be publishing (for a consultation period of 8 weeks – presumably 22 August 2016) its Local Plan 2032, Preferred Options document. This is the third stage in the preparation of the Local Plan 2032, following on from the Issues and Options and Refined Options stages. The Preferred Options document will set out the Council’s preferred strategy for development over the period 2011-2032 and will be more detailed than the previous two consultations.

10 Members and 2 officers of Thame Town Council attended a pre-consultation meeting with SODC on Tuesday 14 June 2016.

To consider any relevant outcomes of that meeting and agree the steps involved in responding to the consultation. This may include public meetings, creation of a short term working group and consideration of the impact on the current adopted Thame Neighbourhood Plan.


8 Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

The clerk of Haddenham Parish Council has informed Thame Town Council of the draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan and highlighted its potential impact on Thame. The consultation period runs from 7 July 2016 to 5 September 2016.

To consider if / how a response is to be formulated for submission before the consultation deadline of 5 September 2016.


9 Towersey Neighbourhood Plan

Towersey Parish Council has submitted proposals to proceed with developing a Neighbourhood Plan for their Parish. The first stage of the process is to consult on the proposed Neighbourhood Area.

To consider if / how a response is to be formulated for submission before the consultation deadline of 8 July 2016.


10 Windfall spreadsheet

To note that Councillors and Officers have prepared a spreadsheet of committed and completed windfall developments since 1 January 2011 and to consider how the spreadsheet is to be kept up to date and validated for accuracy.


11 Thame Travel Plan

To note the discussion paper on a Thame Travel Plan as prepared by the RSA and comment as relevant.

12 Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer

To note that recruitment for a full time Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer (NPCO) has commenced and to receive any relevant update.


13 Market Town Co-Ordinator

To note that research has been undertaken into job descriptions, but that as yet, other priorities have prevented formal commencement of recruitment.


14 Neighbourhood Plan Update Newsletter

To note that as yet, other priorities have prevented formal commencement. The work may also be hindered by the resignation of the Community Project Officer.


15 Vibrancy & Vitality Study

To note that the final version of the Vibrancy & Vitality Study as prepared by Miller Research has been published on the Town Council’s website.


16 Burial Space Working Group

To note that an initial meeting involving Councillors Bretherton and Dixon has been set for 19 July 2016, immediately following the Planning & Environment Committee. Other volunteers are welcome.