12 March 2019 – Minutes (Draft)

THAME TOWN COUNCIL

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 12 March 2019 at 6.30pm In the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall.

Present: Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton (Deputy Chairman), M Deacock, D Dodds,
L Emery (Deputy Mayor), H Fickling (Chairman), C Jones, A Midwinter (Town Mayor), M Stiles and T Wyse
Non Voting:
Cllr Dyer
Officers:
G Markland, Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer
A Oughton, Committee Services Officer

 

1. Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Cowell (Personal).

2. Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

There were no declarations of interest.

3. Public Participation and Public Questions

There was no public participation.
There were no public questions put to the Committee.

4. Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held on 19 February 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

5. Planning Applications

1107
P19/S0471/HH – 6 NELSON STREET
Proposed two storey side / rear extension to existing house. Proposed new dormer window in connection with a loft conversion to the existing roof.
NO OBJECTIONS PLUS COMMENTS
Subject to no objections from the District Conservation Officer.
Relevant Comment: It was noted there were no flat roof dormers in the immediate vicinity of Nelson Street and that a pitched roof to the dormer may be more in keeping with the character and appearance of the area.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ15, ESDQ16, ESDQ19, ESDQ20, ESDQ28
SODC Local Plan Policies: CON5, CON7, D1, D4, H13
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSEN3

1108
P19/S0523/HH – 24 CEDAR CRESCENT
Side and rear single storey extensions.
NO OBJECTIONS

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

1109
P19/S0542/HH – 56 LUDSDEN GROVE
New two storey side infill extension and new single storey rear extension with garage conversion.
NO OBJECTIONS PLUS COMMENT
Comment: The Committee expressed regret at the loss of the garage and also the front garden for the original purpose.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ19, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

1110
P19/S0616/HH – 41 HIGH STREET
Conversion of existing garage into accommodation and interior re-modelling to the main house.
NO OBJECTIONS PLUS COMMENTS
Subject to the use of the new residential dwelling remaining ancillary to the main dwelling in perpetuity and provided there are no objections from the District Conservation Officer and the Highways Officer.
Comment: The Committee expressed regret at the loss of the garage for its original purpose.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ15, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ19, ESDQ20, ESDQ27, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: G2, G5, G6, CON3, CON4, CON5, CON7, D1, D2, D3, D4, D10, T1, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSEN3

1110
P19/S0617/LB – 41 HIGH STREET
Conversion of existing garage into accommodation and interior re-modelling to the main house.
NO OBJECTIONS PLUS COMMENTS
Subject to the use of the new residential dwelling remaining ancillary to the main dwelling in perpetuity and provided there are no objections from the District Conservation Officer and the Highways Officer.
Comment: The Committee expressed regret at the loss of the garage for its original purpose.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ15, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ19, ESDQ20, ESDQ27, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: G2, G5, G6, CON3, CON4, CON5, CON7, D1, D2, D3, D4, D10, T1, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSEN3

1111
P19/S0626/HH – 68 QUEENS ROAD
Single storey rear extension. Porch extension. Partial conversion of garage.
NO OBJECTIONS PLUS COMMENT
Comment: The Committee expressed regret at the loss of the garage for its original purpose.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3

1112
P19/S0608/HH – 77 PARK STREET
Single and two storey rear extension, single storey side extension and interior re-modelling.

OBJECTS
1. Proposed extensions would result in harm to the listed building.
2. Proposed extensions would conceal much of the existing building.
3. Adverse impact due to scale, form and proportion.

1112
P19/S0609/LB – 77 PARK STREET
Single and two storey rear extension, single storey side extension and interior re-modelling.
OBJECTS
1. Proposed extensions would result in harm to the listed building.
2. Proposed extensions would conceal much of the existing building.
3. Adverse impact due to scale, form and proportion.

1112
P19/S0673/LB  – 77 PARK STREET
A schedule of repairs to include the following: 1. Repair of timber frame. 2. Change in render material from cement to lime putty and hydraulic lime. 3. Change in finish from plastic based exterior paint to silicate masonry paint. 4. Replacement of decayed first floor rear elevation windows (no. 3). 5. Re-siting of rear ground floor window to original position (no. 1). 6. Replacement of rear door. 7. Replacement of decayed slate roof tiles with new to match existing.
NO OBJECTIONS PLUS COMMENT
Subject to no objections from the District Conservation Officer

1113
P19/S0611/HH – 60 HIGH STREET
Formation of dropped kerb and removal of wall to create parking space.
NO OBJECTIONS PLUS COMMENT
Subject to no objections from the County Highways Officer

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ20, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: CON5, CON7, D1, D2, T1, T2
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSEN3

1114
P19/S0480/FUL – THAME SERVICE STATION, LONG CRENDON ROAD
2no. Drive Thru (A1, A3, A5) Pods with associated landscaping, hard standing and other associated works.
OBJECTS
1. Loss of HGV parking

1115
P19/S0659/HH – RED ROOFS, CHINNOR ROAD, TOWERSEY, THAME
Formation of Front Boundary Wall with Electric Gates.
OBJECTS
1. Out of keeping with the character of the area
2. Loss of wildlife habitat

6. P19/S0580/T28 – Installation of 1x DSLAM Equipment Cabinet
PCP012 V2 – Cromwell Avenue S/O 15 Dunbar Drive
Intention to install 1x DSLAM equipment cabinet olive green, the dimensions of which are: Height 1300mm x Length 800mm x Depth 450mm.

Members noted the application. There were no comments.

7. New Street Name – for development of 9 New Units off Thame Park Road

Members noted the proposal of ‘Elton Field’ as the name of the new road serving nine dwellings on the site off Thame Park Road. It was thought the suggestion was very appropriate given the Elton Family’s strong association with the area.

RESOLVED that:

i) The name ‘Elton Field’ be approved as the name for the new road serving nine dwellings on the site off Thame Park Road.

It was agreed that ‘Geoffrey Chaplin’ be added to the list of names for consideration at Site D.

8. Reports from Town Council Representatives

a) Transport Representative – Cllr Stiles reported she had just received the minutes of the Parish Transport Representatives (PTRs) meeting on 20 February 2019. The minutes together with a presentation by the Oxfordshire County Council Locality Infrastructure team on what transport planners do were available in the drop box.

PTRs received an update on school transport, there was a new Community Transport Officer and as reported previously changes to concessionary fares were well underway. The concessionary fares budget for 2019/20 has received a 3% uplift.

The next PTR meeting is Wednesday 3 July 2019. Cllr Stiles stated that she will be happy to brief the new Council Transport Representative ahead of the meeting. Members thanked Cllr Stiles for all she had done, over many years, as the Town Council’s Transport Representative.

Separately Members raised concern at the number of buses waiting at bus stops in the town centre. Two buses are often seen waiting at each bus stop on both sides of the High Street at one time resulting in traffic congestion through the town centre.

9. For Information

The items for information were noted.

The meeting concluded at 7.12pm

Signed ……………………..
Chairman, 2 April 2019