28 May 2024 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Planning Committee

Cllrs M Baines (Deputy Chairman), D Dodds, L Emery, H Fickling (Chairman), C Jones, S McGarry, H Richards and P Swan

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – A Gilbert (Town Mayor) & D Dawson (Deputy Town Mayor)

To all other Members for information

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning Committee on Tuesday 28 May 2024 at 6.30pm (maximum one hour) in the Upper Chamber (Thame Town Hall) for the transaction of business as set out on the attached agenda.


Mandy Sturdy
Clerk of the Council

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024




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 Planning & Environment Committee Meeting held on 7 May 2024.

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 14 May 2024.

Minutes – 7 May 2024

Minutes – 14 May 2024


5) Planning Applications

a) To consider and agree a response for each of the following planning applications:


Reserved matters following outline planning permission P23/S2337/O for demolition of the existing conservatory and outbuildings and the erection of a detached two-storey dwelling together with access, parking and amenity space (additional drainage photos and videos received 7 May 2024).

1865 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]



Removal of refrigerated rooms and containers associated with previous use and the addition of a single storey rear extension to the shop.

1866 & 1867 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


Removal of refrigerated rooms and containers associated with previous use and the addition of a single storey rear extension to the shop.

1866 & 1867 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


Installation of two AC condensers and a cold store unit, to be located on rear elevation facing rear yard; Installation of a vent outlet, to be installed on rear elevation facing yard.

1868 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


b) To receive and approve the Officer’s recommendations for the following planning applications (these can be approved in bulk if no comments from the Committee):

1869 – 13 CORNMARKET

Removal of external ATM and external signage.

Officer recommendation: Supports subject to no objection from the Heritage Officer.

1870 – 53 ROOKS LANE

Erection of a single storey rear extension and additional of two windows on right elevation of existing dwelling.

Officer recommendation: Supports.

1871 – 27 BEECH ROAD

Single storey front extension, single-storey rear extension and partial garage conversion.

Officer recommendation: Supports.


Demolition of single storey rear extension and construction of a replacement single storey rear and side extension.

Officer recommendation: Supports.

1874 – 29 CHINNOR ROAD

Proposed single storey rear extension replacing existing conservatory and attached outbuildings, and proposed new dormer roof to the existing loft conversion.

Officer recommendation: Supports


6) Travel Plan Working Group

To receive an update from the Travel Plan Working Group.

6. Travel Plan Working Group Update – 28 May 24 [PDF]


7) For Information

a) To note the minutes of the Thame Conservation Area Conservation Committee’s meeting on 24 May 2024.


b) Notification of Certificate of Adoption (Highways) – Former DAF Truck Site, Howland Road

To note that Oxfordshire County Council have adopted the following works at Howland Road as highway maintainable at the public expense from 5 April 2024: Realignment of existing entrance kerb lines and associated drainage and footway works, including formation of new tactile crossing.


c) Committee Notifications & Contrary Decision – P24/S0433/FUL – Unit 8, Goodson Industrial Mews, Wellington Street – Change of use of existing storage/light industrial unit from B8 to E(D).

To note that the above planning application was considered at SODC’s planning committee on 14 May 2024. The Town Council submitted a written statement due to this meeting clashing with its own Annual Meeting.

To further note that planning permission was granted on 14 May 2024, contrary to the Town Council’s recommendation to object made on 12 March 2024 and 9 April 2024.


d) Lawful Development Application – P24/S1463/LDP – Rycote Meadow, Oxford Road – Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed construction of an all weather unsealed surfaced footpath, with a finished width of 1.2m to include approximately 14m of boardwalk from Oxford Road access point to the northern boundary of the meadow and modify existing access arrangements.

To note that the application seeks confirmation from the Local Planning Authority that the proposed development is lawful and therefore they are unable to take any comments on the planning merits of the proposal into account. If any Councillor has specific concerns, please be prepared to raise them at the meeting.


e) To note the Conversion of part of office building to 2 commercial units and 9 residential flats including the removal of commercial addresses: 2 St Andrews Court, Purple Frog Studios Ltd., 3 St Andrews Court, 4 St Andrews Court, Accessible Orthodontics, 5 St Andrews.