04 August 2020 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Planning and Environment Committee

Cllrs B Austin, M Deacock, A Dite (Deputy Chairman), D Dodds, L Emery, H Fickling (Chairman), S Francis, K Gregory and T Wyse

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

To all other Members for information

VENUE: This meeting will be held virtually in accordance with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/598240993

Meeting ID: 598 240 993

Password: Please contact the Town Council to obtain the meeting password, which will be issued around 2 hours before the meeting start time.

You must be on the electoral role to join this meeting. Exceptions will be made for representatives, agents and authorities.

DATE: Tuesday 4 August 2020

TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum one hour)

Jayne Cole

Clerk of the Council

Date: 29 July 2020




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 To approve the Minutes of the Planning & Environment Meeting held on 14 July 2020.

5 Planning Applications

P20/S1928/FUL – 4 BEECH ROAD
2 bed single storey domestic residence adjoining existing garage.

P20/S2316/O – 8 GARDEN CITY
Outline planning application for a new dwelling including access and layout with all other matters reserved.

Construction of a new garden wall.

Erection of a detached two-storey dwelling with access, parking and amenity space.

6 Consultation – Proposed Disabled Persons Parking Bays (DPPP)

Oxfordshire County Council are seeking to provide additional ‘Disabled Persons Parking Places’ (and also remove ones no longer required) in various towns situated within the southern districts of 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 Thame, an additional DPPP is proposed on Fleetwood Way – south side, from the western boundary of No.12, eastwards for a distance of 6.6m, outside No.12.

To agree a response to the consultation.


7 Reports from Town Council Representatives

a)    Transport Representative – Cllr Francis


8 For Information

a)    P19/S2914/FUL – 25 Windmill Road and Pearce Court – Conversion of 25 Windmill Road to form three flats, and erection of a two storey building comprising two flats and associated parking. Alteration to existing office entrance.

To note the District Planning Committee will consider this application on Wednesday 5 August 2020. The District Planning Officer’s recommendation to Committee is to grant permission. As agreed at the Planning & Environment Committee held on 15 October 2019 the Town Council objected on the grounds of: 1. Poor design, 2. Poor residential access, 3. Lack of amenity space.

The Town Council has been invited to attend and decisions on representations are being progressed via email.

b)    Notification of new residential property address – Erection of 1 new residential dwelling to be street named and numbered: 52A Broadwaters Avenue, Thame.

c)    To note that Officers are establishing the lawfulness of the new sign located in the field opposite Pickenfield junction.