17 October 2023 – Agenda


TO: All Members of the Planning and Environment Committee

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

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 17 October 2023 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: Wednesday 11 October 2023




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 19 September 2023.

Minutes – 19 September 2023


5 Planning Applications


Change of use of existing building, Children`s indoor playground E(d) to part retail unit E(a) and part Children`s Nursery E(f). Single storey extension. Recladding of building including new widows and roof. (Planning Statement received 20 September 2023).

1732 Policies & Key Issues Report – Additional Information [PDF]



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.)

1744 Report – AMENDMENT P23S2269RM Reserve Site C Thame [PDF]



Complete refurbishment and reconfiguration of existing house, demolition of existing store room building and conservatory. Erection of two storey rear extension. (As amended by plans received 2 October 2023 omitting first floor side extension, altering fenestration serving bedrooms 2 and 3 and changing proposed light coloured timber cladding).

1769 Policies & Key Issues Report – Amendment No.1 [PDF]



Single storey rear extension.

1779 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]



5 x flag poles, 1 x monolith, 2 x micro monolith, 4 x hanging signs; and various other signage.

1780 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


1781 – 4 LUPTON ROAD

Illuminated and non illuminated fascia signs.

1781 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


1782 – 12 ARNOLD WAY

Proposed single-storey rear extension, with associated fenestration alterations to the existing house.

1782 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]



Erection of detached outbuildings (comprising shed, greenhouse and chicken run).

1783 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]



Removal of condition 4 (North facing windows of the dormer) on planning permission P21/S0699/HH Loft conversion Rear extension Porch.

1784 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


1787 – 21 MAPLE ROAD

Single storey front extension.

1787 Policies & Key Issues Report [PDF]


6 For Information

a) Pavement Licence Applications –To note that due to 7-day consultation periods, premises licence applications at the following businesses were considered by e-mail and the committee raised no objections:

  • Smoochy Moo Moos – Consultation period ended 19 September.
  • The Thatch, Lower High Street (PAV/22639/23) – Consultation period ended 25 September.
  • What’s Cooking, Cornmarket (PAV/22692/23) – Consultation period ended 26 September.
  • Black Goo, 14-15 Cornmarket (PAV/22618/23) – Consultation period ended 27 September.
  • The Nags Head (PAV/22618/23) – Consultation period ended 27 September.
  • Treacles Tea Room (PAV/22628/23) – Consultation period ended 2 October.

6a. Smoochy Moo Moos – redacted Pavement Licence application 2023 [PDF]

6a. The Thatch, Thame – Redacted Pavement Licence application – PAV/22639/23 [PDF]

6a. What’s Cooking, Thame – Redacted Pavement Licence application PAV/22692/23[PDF]

6a. Black Goo, Thame – redacted Pavement Licence application PAV/22618/23 [PDF]

6a. The Nags Head – redacted Pavement application PAV/22618/23 [PDF] 

6a. Treacles Tearoom – redacted pavement application PAV/22628/23 [PDF] 

b) Contrary Decision – 39 Churchill Crescent – P23/S1796/HH – Demolition of single storey side extension, two storey side extension and single storey rear extension. (Amended plans received 16 August 2023 showing the side extension set back and set from the main front elevation and changes to the proposed materials)

To note that planning permission was granted on 18 September 2023, contrary to the Town Council’s recommendation to object on the grounds the application is contrary to Local Plan Policy H20 and TNP Policy ESDQ16.

6b. P23/S1796/HH Decision Notice [PDF]

6b. P23/S1796/HH Delegated Report [PDF]

c) Enforcement Update – Thame Barbers, 16 High Street – In relation to the signage erected in January 2023, the District Council have visited the site and assessed the advertisements that had been installed against the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007. They have advised that “Some of the advertisements benefit from deemed consent under these regulations but some did not. The elements that did not benefit from deemed consent have now been removed. Given that the remaining advertisements comply with those regulations there is no longer a breach of planning control and the case has been closed.”

d) Amended Plans – 5 Southern Road – P23/S2567/LB – Proposed Repairs to roof, Replacement of existing skylight windows/glass tiles with conservation roof lights, repointing of chimney breast, repairs to external rendering and repairs to windows. (Amended Information received 18 September 2023).

To note that having reviewed the amended information, it is considered that it would not change the Town Council’s recommendation made on 22 August 2023 to support the application subject to no objection from the District Conservation Officer and compliance with the results of the bat survey.

e) Committee Notification / Contrary Decision – P23/S2202/HH – 11 Queens Road – Loft conversion with box dormer and insertion of window on the southwest facing gable of the existing house (Dormer on the rear roof wing shown to be omitted on amended plans received 17 August 2023).

To note this application was considered by South Oxfordshire District Council on 4 October 2023. The Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer provided representation on behalf of the Town Council.

To note that planning permission was granted on 6 October 2023, contrary to the Town Council’s recommendation made on 22 August 2023 to object on the grounds that the proposals would be out of character, contrary to design guidance and overbearing.

6e. P23/S2202/HH Planning Committee Meeting Notification [PDF]

6e. P23/S2202/HH Committee Report [PDF]

 6e. P23/S2202/HH Decision Notice [PDF]

f) Contrary Decision – P23/S2492/HH – 17 Willow Road – Construction of a raised timber outbuilding for the purpose of storage and a home workshop (retrospective) and a 3.6m extension to the outbuilding.

To note that planning permission was granted on 26 September 2023, contrary to the Town Council’s recommendation made on 7 September 2023 (via email) to object on the grounds of insufficient information on neighbouring amenity and vehicle access.

6f. P23/S2492/HH Delegated Report [PDF]

6f. P23/S2492/HH Decision Notice [PDF] 

g) Additional Information – P23/S1397/LB– Swan Hotel, 9 Upper High Street – Change of use from C1 (hotel) to C3 (dwellinghouse). Internal alterations and partial removal of roof to non-listed part of building to form external courtyard. (As amended by updated Application Form, serving notice and amplified by Heritage assessment received 31 May 2023 and as amended by information received 04 September 2023).

To note that having reviewed the additional information, it would not change the Town Council’s recommendation to object made on 30 May 2023.