25 May 2021 – Minutes (Draft)

THAME TOWN COUNCIL

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 25 May 2021 at 6:30pm in the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall.

Present:

Cllrs N Champken-Woods (Deputy Mayor), P Cowell (Town Mayor), M Deacock, A Dite (Deputy Chairman), D Dodds, L Emery, H Fickling (Chairman), H Richards, and A Midwinter

Officers

G Markland, Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer
L Fuller, Committee Services Officer

 

1 Apologies for Absence

Apologies were received from Cllrs Austin (personal) and Wyse (personal).

2 Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

There were no declarations of interest.

3 Public Participation and Public Questions

There was no public participation.
There were no public questions put to the Committee.

4 Minutes

The Minutes of the meetings held on 4 May 2021 and 18 May 2021 were approved and signed by the Chairman.

5 Planning Applications

1412 – LAND NORTH OF RYCOTE LANE NEAR THAME

Variation of condition 2 (Approved Plans) for off-site highway works incorporating alterations to Rycote Lane in application P17/S4441/O. The erection of up to 180,000 square feet (up to 16,722 square metres) of B2/B8 with ancillary B1(a) and B1(c) together with parking, drainage, landscaping (structural and incidental) and highway works.

P21/S1511/FUL

NO COMMENT

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, WS11, GA1, GA2, GA3, ESDQ16, ESDQ21, ESDQ22, ESDQ24, ESDQ25
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES7, EMP1, EMP2, EMP6, ENV1, INF1, STRAT1, TH1, TRANS2, TRANS4, TRANS5, DES8

1413 – 16A EAST STREET

Removal of existing garage and construction of new garage
P21/S1645/HH

SUPPORTS and has a RESPONSE:

      • Subject to no objection from the County Highways Officer.
      • If the conifer tree is removed, it should be replaced with another tree or suitable vegetation.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESD18, ESDQ20, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES2, DES7, ENV6, ENV8, TRANS5, DES6, DES8

1414 – 3 DUNBAR DRIVE

Erection of front “conservatory-style”, single-storey porch.
P21/S1481/HH

SUPPORTS

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ18
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES2, DES7, DES6, DES8, H20

1416 – 1 HAZELRIG DRIVE

Single Storey side extension.
P21/S1688/HH

SUPPORTS

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ18, ESDQ19, ESDQ20
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES2, DES3, DES7, DES6, DES8, H20

1417      20 TOWERSEY DRIVE

Single storey rear extension and two-storey side extension.
P21/S1594/HH

SUPPORTS and has a RESPONSE:

      • The committee regret the loss of the garage for its original purpose.

The Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer agreed to investigate whether it would be possible to request a restriction on the hours of construction. Last year, the Government had enabled extended construction hours in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and there was uncertainty as to when this was in place until.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES5, DES7, TRANS5, DES6, DES8, H20

1418 – 54 ONSLOW DRIVE

Single storey front extension.
P21/S1679/HH

SUPPORTS and has a RESPONSE:

      • The committee regret the loss of the garage for its original purpose.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ18, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES5, DES7, TRANS5, DES6, DES8, H20

1421 – 10 BLACKTHORN GRANGE

Extension of front hall and porch. Single storey extension to rear bay window/doors. Insertion of new obscured glass window in first floor family bathroom.
P21/S1626/HH

SUPPORTS

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ18, ESDQ21, ESDQ22
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES5, DES7, DES6, DES8, H20

1422 – 96 COTMORE CLOSE

New dropped kerb and permeable paved parking space.
P21/S1722/HH

OBJECTS

      • Impact on local car parking
      • Unsafe access
      • Unneighbourly

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ18, ESDQ19, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES3, DES7, TRANS5, DES6

1423 – 22 SEVEN ACRES

Proposed single storey rear extension.
P21/S1991/HH

SUPPORTS

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ18, ESDQ28
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES2, DES5, DES7, DES6, DES8, H20

1424 – THAME HOUSE, 25 ARNOLD WAY

Garage conversion.
P21/S2080/HH

SUPPORTS and has a RESPONSE:

      • The loss of the garage for its original purpose is regrettable.

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ16, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, TRANS5, DES6

1426 – 2 BRETT CLOSE

Single storey extension to rear + side.
P21/S2056/HH

SUPPORTS

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ15, ESDQ16, ESDQ18, ESDQ19, ESDQ28
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES3, DES5, DES7, DES6, DES8, H20

6          Reports from Town Council Representatives

a) Transport Representative – There was no report from Cllr Bretherton.

The Chairman noted the report from Cllr Austin on behalf of the Public Transport Working Group, which had been working hard and produced a good report. As the group had been initiated in this committee, it was appropriate for the group to report here, however it was noted that there had been some internal issues regarding the group’s procedures. The Mayor, Cllr Cowell, advised that this was being looked into and would be resolved.

7          For Information

The items for information were noted.

Regarding Item 7b, there was anecdotal information that the proposed nursery was not going ahead.

 

The meeting concluded at 6:56pm.

 

Signed ……………………..

Chairman, 15 June 2021