02 May 2023 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Planning and Environment Committee

Cllrs B Austin, M Deacock, D Dodds, L Emery, H Fickling (Chairman), A Gilbert, C Jones, A Midwinter (Deputy Chairman), and T Wyse

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

To all other Members for information

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee on Tuesday 2 May 2023 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 25 April 2023




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 21 March 2023.

Minutes – 21 March 2023


5 Planning Applications


The erection of a cricket pavilion and associated alterations to parking, turning, landscaping and external works (removal of floodlighting, redesign of building and introduction of additional planting as shown on amended plans received 29th March 2023).


Removal of existing garage, new single storey front & rear extensions, new garage, new pitched roof over original roof location & existing flat roof (Loft conversion omitted and building and roof design revised as shown on amended plans received 11 April 2023).

1704 – 27 BEECH ROAD

Part two-storey part single-storey front extension, single-storey rear extension and partial garage conversion.


Part 2-storey part single storey side extension, front porch extension and material alterations to the existing house.

1707 – 42 HIGH STREET

Raising and re-coping lane-facing wall of existing garage by approximately 450mm and extending existing garage by approximately 1.5 metre towards garden. Installation of solar panels on garage roof. Replacement of main garage door.

1708 – 19 MARSTON ROAD

Single storey front extension.

1709 – 2 GARDEN CITY

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) on application ref. P20/S1777/FUL (Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of a 3-bedroom detached dwelling (Plot 1) and a 4-bedroom detached dwelling (Plot 2)) – addition of second floor playroom within roofspace to plot 2.


Retrospective householder permission for an outbuilding in the rear garden of the property.


Variation of condition 2 (Approved plans) on planning application P15/S2166/RM – To vary the approved plans in order to regularise / retain as built the re-siting of the previously approved allotment building and permissive footpath. The permissive footpath location has been amended from that previously approved to minimise disruption to fauna and flora / avoid the most undergrowth and to also avoid taking the path into the areas that have been known to flood from the stream. The allotment building has been relocated from the previously approved location in order to avoid the HV electric cables.


Variation of condition 2 (Approved plans) under application reference number P22/S3273/FUL (Demolition of an existing bungalow, erection of replacement dwelling and garden room) – to accommodate sustainable measures that are being put in place.


Erection of double storey rear extension.


6 Consultation – Proposed Disabled Persons Parking Places (DPPP)

Oxfordshire County Council are seeking to provide additional ‘Disabled Persons Parking Places’ (and also remove ones no longer required) in various locations within the County. The proposals are being put forward in response to increased local demand for parking, specifically for those with a permanent and substantial disability such that walking is not possible or presents very considerable difficulty for distances more than 100m.

In the Parish of Thame, the following bay locations are proposed:

  • Berkeley Road – East side (in layby) adjacent to Nos. 12 & 14
  • Berkeley Road – South side outside Nos. 20 & 22 (to formalise an informal DPPP)
  • Simmons Way – Northeast side outside No. 11
  • Chinnor Road – North side outside Nos. 105 & 105

To agree a response to the consultation.

6. DPPP Consultation Plan – Berkeley Road [PDF]

6. DPPP Consultation Plan – Chinnor Road [PDF]

6. DPPP Consultation Plan – Simmons Way [PDF]


7 Contrary Decisions 2022-2023

To note the report on planning decisions issued between 27 April 2022 and 25 April 2023 which were contrary to the Town Council’s recommendation.

7. Report – Contrary Decisions 2022-23 [PDF]


8 For Information

a) Amended Plans – P22/S4213/HH – 1 Griffin Road – Demolish existing garage. Construct part two storey/part single storey side extension (Amplified by plan showing boundary treatment and parking dimensions received 15 March 2023).

To note that having reviewed the amended plans, Officers consider that they would not change the Town Council’s recommendation made on 20 December 2022 to support the application plus comment.

To further note that permission was granted on 14 April 2023.

b) Withdrawn Application – P23/S0865/LDP – 45 Youens Drive – Construction of single storey rear extension.

To note this application was withdrawn on 23 March 2023 prior to determination.

c) Permitted Development Householder – P23/S1099/PDH – 45 Youens Drive – Single storey rear extension with parapet wall and two flat roof skylights. Depth – 4.60m Height – 3.00m Height to Eaves – 2.60m.

To note that application seeks confirmation from the Local Planning Authority that the proposed development meets the prescribed criteria and no objections are received from the owner/occupier of notified properties. The case officer has advised that they are unable to take any views or comments about this notification from the town council, but if any Councillor has specific concerns, please be prepared to raise them at the meeting.

d) Appeal Dismissed – APP/Q3115/W/22/3296061 – Land to the north of Moreton Road, Moreton – The erection of five dwellings alongside a new access, landscaping and other associated works.

To note that the Planning Inspector dismissed this appeal on 22 March 2023 and has refused planning permission.

e) Additional Information – P23/S0690/FUL – Office Land at Phoenix Park (Bellway Development), Howland Road – The erection of 9 x 2-bedroom apartments with associated parking and landscaping. (As amplified by additional information received 28 March 2023 and as amended by information received 03 April 2023.)

To note the additional information received. The Town Council has not been consulted as these are not amended plans.

f) Additional Information – P23/S0644/FUL – Southern Road Recreation Ground – Demolition of existing changing-room facilities and erection of new community and youth facilities and changing rooms and improvements to the existing Scout Building. Relocation of existing play area and additional car parking. Landscaping and amenity enhancements. (As amplified by additional information received 04 and 18 April 2023.)

To note the additional information received. The Town Council has not been consulted as these are not amended plans.