14 January 2020 – Agenda
SUMMONS TO ATTEND A MEETING OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
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: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall
DATE: Tuesday 14 January 2020
TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum one hour)
Clerk of the Council
Date: 8 January 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 17 December 2019.
5 Planning Applications
P19/S4142/HH – 9 MASSEY ROAD – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Rear single storey extension.
P19/S4503/HH – 31 ROUNDHEAD DRIVE
Proposed single storey rear extension and partial garage conversion.
P19/S4440/HH – 25 YOUENS DRIVE
Existing garage converted to living space and single storey extension to the rear of the existing property.
P19/S4535/HH – 3 OVERTON DRIVE
Proposed first floor extension. Convert internal garage to living accommodation. Front open porch/canopy over entrance door.
P19/S4481/HH – 7 PICKENFIELD
P19/S4624/HH – 56 CHINNOR ROAD
2 storey rear extension.
P19/S4589/LB – 77 PARK STREET
Improve the thermal insulation quality of the ground floor of the Victorian extension.
P19/S4651/HH – 44 CEDAR CRESCENT
Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of application P19/S0998/HH to allow for alterations to the approved scheme to facilitate provision of first floor accommodation within roof void, an enlargement of approved side extension and changes to existing or approved doors and windows.
P19/S4587/FUL – RACQUETS FITNESS CENTRE, NORTH STREET
Provision of A5 (hot food and takeaway) use as part of existing mixed use facility comprising squash courts, gymnasium, restaurant, dining area and bar (retrospective).
6 Reports from Town Council Representatives
a) Transport Representative – Cllr Francis
7 For Information
a) APP/Q3115/W/19/3228501 – P18/S3143/O – DAF Trucks Ltd, Eastern Bypass – Outline planning permission (all matters reserved except for access) sought for demolition of existing buildings and development of 1511 sqm (gross) of offices within Class B1 and up to 129 dwellings within Class C3 and associated works. Full planning permission sought for erection of a 68 bed care home within Class C2 and associated access, vehicular parking, landscaping, ancillary infrastructure and other works.
To note the appeal for the above will take the form of a hearing on 11 February 2020 at 10am at Tetsworth Memorial Hall, OX9 7AB.
b) P19/S2720/FUL – Amendment No. 2 – Unit 5 Goodson Industrial Mews – Redevelopment of an office building (Class B1(a)) to provide eight 2-bed apartments (Class C3) with associated access and landscaping works and the provision of access and landscaping improvements to office/industrial units. (as amended by additional supporting information regarding highway issues received 14 October 2019, and by amended plans received 29 November 2019 removing timber panelling from ground floor windows on the south elevation, proposing obscure glazing in two first floor windows on the east elevation, providing car parking spaces to standard, and providing internal elevations of lightwell / courtyard in centre of building).
To note that having reviewed the amendment it is the Officer’s view that it would not alter the Town Council’s Objections made on 24 September 2019 and 5 November 2019.
c) P19/S2720/FUL – Unit 5 Goodson Industrial Mews
To note the District Planning Committee will consider this application on Wednesday 15 January 2020. The District Planning Officer’s recommendation to Committee is to grant permission. The Town Council Objected to the original plans on 24 September 2019 and Amendment No.1 on 5 November 2019 on the grounds of: loss of employment land; insufficient natural light; inadequate external amenity space; and that the proposals do not relate well to their site and surroundings of continuing commercial use.
The Town Council has been invited to attend and decisions on representations are being progressed via email. The Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer has provided guidance in preparing the Town Council’s representation.
d) To note that Helen Johns, acting as the Town Council’s agent, has submitted a response to South Oxfordshire District Council’s letter dated 17 December 2019 as requested by The Planning Inspectorate in relation to the refused planning application P18/S2735/LB.
e) To note that the Council has been approached by a resident of Hampden Gardens (the Bellway estate) who has concern over the use of their resident and visitor parking by clients of Invictus Fitness on Wenman Road. Vehicles are being parked without consideration and residents are being disturbed by those returning to their vehicles after 10pm.