22 February 2022 – Agenda


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), A Midwinter, H Richards, T Wyse

Ex Officio (Voting) Members – N Champken-Woods (Deputy Mayor) and P Cowell (Town Mayor)

To all other Members for information

VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall

DATE: Tuesday 22 February 2022

TIME: 6.30pm (maximum one hour)

Mandy Sturdy
Clerk of the Council

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022



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 approve the Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 1 February 2022.


5 Planning Applications


Demolition of an existing chimney and fireplace, roof modifications and re-arrangement of the internal layout with correspondent changes to the elevations.


Single storey rear extension and demolition of existing small rear extension and conservatory.


Proposed single storey front porch extension.

1552 – 107 HIGH STREET

Alterations to Shop Front

1553 – 107 HIGH STREET

Alterations to Shop Front


6 Consultation – Joint Design Guide (South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils)

To consider a response District Council’s Joint Design Guide consultation, which closes on 15 March 2022.

The Joint Design Guide can be viewed at: https://data.southoxon.gov.uk/JDG/Guide.html.


7 For Information

a) Additional Information – P21/S4664/FUL – 84-86 Wellington Street – Installation for a new ventilation extract system to include a new galvanized steel flue to the north-west side elevation (Noise Impact Assessment received 27 January 2022).

To note that having reviewed the additional information, Officers consider that it would not change the Town Council’s recommendation to support the application.

b) Lawful Development Application – P22/S0410/LDP – 29 Onslow Drive – Proposed loft conversion including construction of rear dormer.

To note that application seeks confirmation from the Local Planning Authority that the proposed development is lawful. The case officer has stated that they are therefore unable to take any comments on the planning merits of the proposal into account, but if any Councillor has specific concerns, please be prepared to raise them at the meeting.

c) Amended Plans – P21/S5361/HH – 8 Towersey Drive – Demolition of existing side extension with garage, erection of 2 storey front & side extension, single storey rear extension & loft extension. Widen existing dropped kerb & installation of block paving to enlarged driveway, patio to rear garden (As per amended plans submitted 8 February 2022).

To note that the amended plans correct the distance between 6a and 8 Towersey Drive, however the amended plans do not change the Town Council’s recommendation to object to this application made on 1 February 2022 on the grounds of poor design, overdevelopment and unneighbourly.

d) St Joseph’s Church and School Signage – To note that the new signage has now been installed on Southern Road.