22 July 2014 – Minutes
THAME TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 22 July 2014 at 6.30pm In the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall.
Cllrs D Butler, N Champken-Woods, A Dite, D Dodds, H Fickling (Chairman),
V Humphries, D Laver, J Matelot Green (Town Mayor), M Stiles and M Welply (Deputy Chairman)
A Oughton, Committee Services Officer
H Stewart, Town Clerk
1 Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Dixon (Holiday).
2 Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
3 Public Participation
Mr Ullathorne of Rectory Homes spoke for planning application P14/S1156/FUL – Amendment No. 1, Angus House, Thame Park Road. Since the planning application had come before the Committee for consideration the plans had been reviewed by the district council and undergone a consultation process. The main change to the original plan had been to move the block at the rear to allow frontage onto Wenman Road allowing more open space to the rear of the development. Parking remained as previously specified on the original plans.
The type of properties being developed on the site were much needed in Thame with a tremendous demand for apartments to fulfill the need for young people wishing to get onto the property ladder, as well as attracting investors for private rent and affordable housing. The development also addressed the sensitive issue that Oxfordshire, as a county, was in need of additional housing and this development would go some way to mitigating that need.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2014 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
5 Planning Applications
ANGUS HOUSE, THAME PARK ROAD
Amendment No 1:
Demolition of existing rear wing of Angus House and detached bungalow. Erection of two apartment buildings containing 28 one and two bed dwellings. Alterations to existing parking and hard surfaced areas to provide rearranged parking and circulation. Provision of amenity space, bicycle stores, refuse stores and other works. (As amended by drawings: site location plan J 170 00 001. 1A, Proposed Site plan on Wenman Road Elevation 02 002j, Block B Elevations 02 008g, Block B Floor 02 013d, Thame Park Road Street Scene J 170 02 002 1 accompanying letter from Agent dated 23 June 2014).
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, WS12, GA1, GA6, ESDQ4, ESDQ12, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ18, ESDQ24, ESDQ26, ESDQ27, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: G5, D1, D2, D11
Core Strategy Policies: CHS2, CSQ2, CSQ3, CSH3
Cllr Butler entered the meeting during this item.
8 QUEENS ROAD
2 new semi detached houses in plot to rear of 8 and 10 Queens Road
1. Impact on the character and appearance of the area
2. Effect on neighbouring privacy, light and outlook
3. Quality of living environment for future occupiers
4. Affect on amenity space to 8 & 10 Queens Road
5. Access and parking
34 TOWERSEY DRIVE
Demolition of existing side garage and rear sunroom. Construction of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ19, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, D4, H13
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3
49 CONDUIT HILL RISE
Single storey, flat roof out building to accommodate home office and storage.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ28
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3
31 LANGDALE ROAD
Conversion of rear of existing garage to create a utility room with new door and window.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: D1, D2, H13
Core Strategy Policies: CSQ3, CSEN3
THAME TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET
Replace existing front notice board with new notice board with three lockable viewing panels.
THE HAWTHORNS, MORETON
Erection of a single storey rear extension.
1. Design and impact on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.
16 SWAN WALK
Internal reorganisation and addition of three new window openings.
1. Overlooking of neighbouring properties
2. Facilitates internal alterations that creates sub-standard accommodation.
6 Public Path Extinguishment Order – Public Footpath 383/13 – Cotmore Wells Farm
Members agreed to support the proposal to extinguish part of Public Footpath Thame No 383/13 as detailed in the order.
7 Planning & Environment Committee
It was agreed that the Terms of Reference be amended to include criteria for site visits and the addition of the following points:
17. vi) That the number of representations received should be five. Representations received up to the Friday preceding the meeting will be sent out with the meeting papers.
17. vii) Developments where the planning officer has made a recommendation to refuse.
i) The Terms of Reference be agreed subject to inclusion of the above amendments.
8 Thame Flood Working Group
Cllrs Butler and Dite were nominated to join the Thame Flood Working Group.
9 Reports from Town Council Representatives
a) Transport Representative – Cllr Stiles reported no meeting had taken place since the last report.
10 For Information
The items for information were noted.
The meeting concluded at 7.28pm
Chairman, 12 August 2014