20 December 2016 – 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 20 December 2016
TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum one hour)
Clerk of the Council
Date: 14 December 2016
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 29 November 2016.
5. Planning Applications
P16/S3478/A PIZZA PARLOUR, 100A HIGH STREET
P16/S3851/HH 14 GARDEN CITY
Demolish conservatory and garage – propose single storey extension.
P16/S3936/HH 17 FAIRFAX CLOSE
Demolishing of existing garage and erection of a double storey side extension, single storey rear extension and porch extension, including new garage and new parking arrangements.
P16/S3934/FUL PEARCE COURT, WINDMILL ROAD
Alterations to existing entrances and boundary treatments to Southern Road, together with hard landscape variations.
P16/S3950/FUL THE POPLARS, 31 UPPER HIGH STREET
Change of use from meadow to garden land.
P16/S3938/HH PORTH, 60 QUEENS ROAD
Removal of existing roof to allow for first floor extension to create a four bedroom, two storey house. Front single storey extension to replace existing garage and create new porch.
P16/S4040/HH 20 ASTLEY ROAD
Garage conversion to hobby room / home office.
6. BT Payphone Kiosk Removal Consultation
BT have commenced a formal consultation process regarding their current programme of intended public payphone removals. There are currently two public payphones identified in the Parish of Thame located at Churchill Crescent and Moreton Road in Moreton.
To consider making a formal response to the consultation.
7. Reports from Town Council Representatives
a) Transport Representative – Cllr M Stiles
8. For Information
a) P16/S3057/FUL – Timberlake Motors, C5 Station Yard – At the P&E Committee meeting on 27 September 2016 it was agreed to recommend refusal on the grounds of the application being unneighbourly with the comment: ‘It was assumed that the change of use only referred to the area north of the carriageway as the area to the south is in active use as a business. It was not clear from the application what associated works may be required. Should the district planning authority be minded to approve the application strict conditions should be applied to the permission with regard to a structural survey, depth of the excavation work and proper building control’.
The following email has been received from the District Planning Officer:
I am seeking a structural report for the above application given that there have been concerns raised by neighbours with regards to subsidence.
If they send a report and the report concludes that the works can be carried out without causing any subsidence then is Thame Town Council still likely to object? Given that this has already been done in this location, it would be difficult to refuse based on it may cause subsidence.
Town Council Officers have responded to advise that the Town Council would not be likely to object to a recommendation of approval provided that the structural report concludes that the works can be carried out without causing any subsidence.
b) P16/S3948/LDE – The Poplars, 31 Upper High Street – Use as garden land. 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) APP/Q3115/W/16/3154774 – Bull Lane – Erection of a modest, highly sustainable two storey two bedroom residential dwelling. – Notification of Appeal Decision. The Inspector’s conclusion was that ‘the proposed development would deliver public benefits from an additional house, a high level of sustainable construction and an accessible location. However, these benefits are modest and would not outweigh the harm to Thame Conservation Area and the significant harm to the living conditions of occupiers of Burgage House. For these reasons, and having had regard to all other matters raised, I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed.’
d) Notification of new addresses – Clarendon Barn and Hobart Barn, Moreton.