07 May 2024 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Planning and Environment Committee

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

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

To all other Members for information

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee on Tuesday 7 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 30 April 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 Committee Meeting held on 9 April 2024.

Minutes – 9 April 2024


5) Planning Applications

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


Alteration to the existing shopfront door and replacement of timber door panels with glazing. Two externally illuminated lettering signs to fascia band.

1861 & 1862 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]



Alteration to the existing shopfront door and replacement of timber door panels with glazing. Two externally illuminated lettering signs to fascia band.

1861 & 1862 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]



Two-storey side and rear extensions with a new front porch. Sub-division into two 2-bed flats over two floors, each with their own garden.

1863 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]



Installation of 4 pieces of Public Art – ‘waymarkers’ – in 4 locations around Thame as part of a new ‘fun fact’ trail.

1864 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


6) Consultation – East Street (Thame) – Proposed Residents Parking Permit Scheme

Oxfordshire County Council are seeking views on the proposal to introduce residents permit holder parking to sections of East Street & Wykeham Park in Thame, which already exist in other roads within the town. The proposals are being put forward to help better manage the demand for residential parking, and also mitigate from potential external parking pressures from Town Centre workers and other non-residents. Any existing ‘No Waiting’ restrictions and ‘Access Protection’ markings will remain unchanged by these proposals.

To agree a response to the above consultation.  


7) Contrary Decisions 2023-24

To note the report on planning decisions issued between 26 April 2023 and 29 April 2024 which were contrary to the Town Council’s recommendation.

7. Contrary Decisions 2023-24 [PDF]


8) Travel Plan Working Group

To receive an update and consider any relevant actions.

8. Travel Plan Working Group Update – 07 May 24 [PDF]


9) For Information

a) Notice of Intent for Tree Works in Thame Conservation Area – P24/S0890/TCA – M Newitt & Sons, 10 High Street, Thame, OX9 2BZ

To note the District Council has raised no objection to the removal of a mature lime tree located to the rear of above site.

b) Delegated Response to Amended Plans – P23/S2269/RM– Thame Fields, Reserve Site C – Reserved Matters application seeking approval for the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to Condition 1 of planning permission P21/S0917/O. (As amended & amplified by information received 26 September 2023, 29 November 2023, 6 February 2024 and 28 March 2024).

To note the response sent by the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer (as agreed at the previous committee meeting) with regards to amended plans on the above application. To further note that the Town Council’s objections have been overcome and therefore the response was to support the application.

9b. Letter SODC – P23S2269RM Thame Fields [PDF]

c) Notification of Planning Appeal – APP/Q3115/D/24/3338605 – 6 Aylesbury Road – Removal of condition 4 (North facing windows of the dormer) on planning permission P21/S0699/HH.

To note an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against South Oxfordshire District Council’s decision to refuse the above planning application. As this appeal is proceeding under the Householder Appeals Service, there is no opportunity for Thame Town Council to submit comments. TTC’s previous representations have been forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate unless otherwise withdrawn by 20 May 2024 by TTC.

d) Pavement Licence Application – PAV/24801/24 – Gail’s Bakery, Thame

To note that due to a 14-day consultation period end 7 May 2024, the above premises licence application was considered by e-mail.

9d. Pavement Licence Application – Gails Bakery, Thame 23.04.24 [PDF]