14 March 2017 – Agenda
SUMMONS TO ATTEND A MEETING OF
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
TO: All Members of the Planning and Environment Committee
Cllrs B Austin, D Bretherton, P Cowell, M Deacock, D Dodds, H Fickling (Chairman), C Jones, A Midwinter (Deputy Chairman) and M Stiles
Ex Officio (Voting) Members – L Emery (Town Mayor) and N Dixon (Deputy Mayor)
To: All other Members for information
VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall
DATE: Tuesday 14 March 2017
TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum one hour)
Clerk of the Council
Date: 8 March 2017
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 confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Planning & Environment Meeting held on 21 February 2017.
5. Planning Applications
P16/S4218/HH 22 WHITTLE ROAD
Amendment No. 1
First floor extension above garage (Amended plan received 14 February 2017 showing dormer windows removed and window in end of gable).
Amendment No. 2
Amended plans received 1 March 2017 showing dormer windows with obscure glazing).
P17/S0527/HH 6 TOWERSEY DRIVE
Erection of single storey rear extension.
P17/S0429/FUL LORD WILLIAMS’S UPPER SCHOOL, OXFORD ROAD
Demolition of existing classroom block and replacement with new classroom block on the same site.
P17/S0437/FUL LAND AT 1 & 2 MOATS CRESCENT
Erection of two three bed chalet bungalows and new boundary wall to front (revision of approval P16/S2242/FUL incorporating reduced footprint and additional parking).
P17/S0569/HH 2 THE FURLONGS, MORETON
Erection of single storey front and rea extensions.
P17/S0635/HH 11 PUTMAN CLOSE
Proposed single storey front porch.
P17/S0347/HH 2 QUEENS CLOSE
New single storey side extension.
P17/S0736/HH 8 HUNT ROAD
Demolition of single storey rear extension to garage and replacement with single storey extension to accommodate utility. Garage conversion. First floor extension to accommodate bedroom five. Internal alterations and en suite.
Amendment No. 1
Revised plans received 27 February 2017 amending site location plan.
P17/S0753/FUL MILTON HOUSE, STATION YARD
External alterations to building.
P17/S0814/MPO LAND AT CHESTNUT FARM
Modification of obligation to withdraw an area of land.
P17/S0586/HH 45 TOWERSEY DRIVE
Front porch, first floor side extension, two storey rear extension.
P17/S0828/HH 2 CHESHIRE ROAD
Single storey rear extension.
P17/S0651/HH 18 GARDEN CITY, CHINNOR ROAD
Proposed 1.5 storey rear extension, roof extension and porch to principle elevation.
P17/S0797/HH 33 EAST STREET
Two storey rear extension.
P17/S0702/FUL LAND TO THE REAR OF UNIT 1, CHRISTMAS LANE
DEC owns and operates from Unit 1 Christmas Lane, Thame. The application site is to the rear of this operational site and is a former railway line. This permission seeks to utilise this space for further open storage and parking in line with DEC’s current operation.
P17/S0701/HH 5 PARK TERRACE
Single storey rear / side extension.
P17/S0881/A 44 UPPER HIGH STREET
Two x fascia signs and one projecting sign and six other signs.
6. Reports from Town Council Representatives
a) Transport Representative – Cllr M Stiles
7. For Information
a) Amendment No. 1, 60 Porth, Queens Road – to note the original planning application was recommended for approval at the Planning & Environment Committee meeting on 20 December 2016. The amendment shows a reduction in the height of the roof, the removal of the window serving the en suite, the inclusion of high level roof light serving the en suite and obscure glazing to the first floor bathroom window. It is considered these amendments would further enhance the proposals and it is proposed to make no further comment. However, if any Councillor has specific concerns please be prepared to raise them in the meeting.
b) P17/S0632/PDH – 33 Croft Road – Demolition of existing rear conservatory and replacement with a new single storey rear extension. The Local Planning Authority has stated it is unable to take any comments but if any Councillor has specific concerns please be prepared to raise them in the meeting.
c) P16/S2874/FUL – to note – planning permission has been granted for the removal of condition 22 – Code For Sustainable Homes on planning permission P14/S1619/O and discharge of condition 4 – Secured by Design. Construction of 108 dwellings including affordable housing, hard and soft landscaping open space, parking provision and associated infrastructure. Email notification of the decision arrived too late for inclusion on the agenda for the Planning & Environment meeting on 21 February 2017. At which the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer requested guidance as to the next steps. It has now been established it cannot be called in but the NPCO will continue the campaign with SODC.
d) P17/S0385/LB – 91 & 92 High Street – Amendment No. 1 to note the original planning application was recommended for approval at the Planning & Environment Committee meeting on 21 February 2017. Given the amendment gives more detail on the fixing of the bracket to the wall it is proposed to make no further comment. However, if any Councillor has specific concerns please be prepared to raise them in the meeting
e) Tetsworth Neighbourhood Plan – to note that Tetsworth Parish Council has submitted an application to South Oxfordshire District Council to revise the boundary of their neighbourhood plan area designation. The new proposal follows the parish boundaries of Tetsworth. The consultation is open for six weeks from 20 February 2017 to 3 April 2017.
f) P16/S3484/FUL – 3 Jefferson Way – Change of use from B1 (light industry) to A1 (retail warehouse). As amplified by additional supporting information received 13 December 2016. To note the application has been withdrawn.
g) P16/S2377/FUL – Highclere, Thame Park Road – Replacement of outbuilding with a single storey two bedroom dwelling for use as a residential annexe. To note an appeal (APP/Q3115/W/16/3166122) has been made to the Secretary of State. Thame Town Council recommended approval at the Planning & Environment Committee meeting on 9 August 2016, SODC subsequently refused planning permission on 10 October 2016, so it is assumed that no further comment is required. However, if any Councillor has specific concerns please be prepared to raise them in the meeting.
h) P17/S0134/HH – 27 Hampden Avenue – Erect new two storey front and rear extensions and new garden room – withdrawn application.
i) P17/S0457/LDP – 54 Overton Drive – Withdrawn application.
j) The Town Council has been informed that the overdue works to complete highways aspects of the Children’s Assessment Centre on Chinnor Road will be completed in April 2017.
k) To note that P16/S3682/FUL – 52 Broadwaters Avenue was discussed at SODC Planning Committee on 13 March 2017. Feedback will be shared if available.