27 November 2018 – 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 (Deputy Chairman), P Cowell, M Deacock,
D Dodds, H Fickling (Chairman), C Jones, M Stiles and T Wyse
Ex Officio (Voting) Members – A Midwinter (Town Mayor) and L Emery (Deputy Mayor)
To: All other Members for information
VENUE: Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall
DATE: Tuesday 27 November 2018
TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum one hour)
Clerk of the Council
Date: 21 November 2018
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 6 November 2018.
5. Planning Applications
P18/S3629/HH – 68 SOUTHERN ROAD
Loft conversion and provision of box dormer on rear roof slope.
P18/S3647/LB – BRERETON, 7-8 BELL LANE
Repair of timber frame, rear elevation of second floor (works already commenced).
P18/S3728/HH – 17 AUGUSTINE WAY
Proposed single storey rear extension to existing dwelling and proposed timber framed covered garden structure.
P18/S3738/HH – 15 FANSHAWE ROAD
P18/S3687/FUL – LAND BETWEEN ELMFIELD HOUSE AND THE OLD DAIRY, MORETON
Erection of detached single storey dwelling with parking and amenity space.
P18/S3793/FUL – THAME FIRE STATION, NELSON STREET
The installation of 3 no. new antennas on wall-mounted poles fixed to the Fire Station drill tower, the installation of ancillary equipment cabinets internally within the tower and development ancillary thereto.
P18/S3791/HH – 18 MOOREND LANE
Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear and side extension.
P18/S3798/HH – 6 VICTORIA MEAD
Proposed single storey front/side/rear extension.
6. Reports from Town Council Representatives
a) Transport Representative – Cllr M Stiles
7. For Information
a) P18/S3402/FUL & P18/S3404/A – Amendment No. 1 – 12A Buttermarket – Shop front alterations including installation of four planters, together with installation and display of two fascia signs, two hanging signs and two menu boxes. (Amended plan received 5 November 2018).
To note the amendment shows the hanging signs will be of timber rather than aluminium which is in line with Conservation Area Policy. After reviewing the amendment the Officer’s opinion is that the proposed change would not alter the Town Council’s original recommendation of No Objections – Subject to no objection from the District Conservation Officer.
b) P18/S2958/A – 27 Upper High Street, Letter signage above main window and swing sign – Contrary Decision. The Town Council agreed to Object to the application at the meeting held on 16 October 2018 as the proposals failed to preserve the character of the area and the materials did not conform to Conservation Area Policy.
The District Planning Officer’s report stated the proposal complies with the relevant Development Plan policies and the District Council is satisfied that the proposed advertisements would be acceptable in terms of their impact upon the character and appearance of the surrounding Conservation Area.
c) To note the Town Clerk attended the Licencing Hearing on 9 November 2018 to put the Town Council’s case against the Variation to the SF Connect Premises Licence to allow alcohol off sales 24hrs, seven days a week.
The Licencing Panel agreed to grant the Variation of the Premises Licence. However, a couple of useful additions were added with regard to staff training and keeping records of refusals. The Town Council’s argument for clearer signage was upheld with multiple signage locations defined. BP provided assurances that any problems that may arise as a result of the changes will be dealt with.
d) To note an additional Full Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 18 December 2018, commencing at 6.30pm. The main item for discussion will be planning applications P18/S3596/FUL & P18/S3597/LB – The Elms, Upper High Street – The erection of a ‘Housing with Care’ development (use Class C2) and a communal residents centre; the creation of new public open space; the provision of new pedestrian / cycle links from Upper High Street to Elms Road and Elms Park; repairs and alterations to the boundary walls and entrance of Elms House; and associated infrastructure works and landscaping.
The Planning & Environment Committee meeting scheduled for the same evening will commence on the rising of Full Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee meeting will commence on the rising of Planning & Environment.
e) To note Cllr Fickling attended the Historic Towns & Villages Forum Seminar ‘Under Pressure: Working with the form and setting of smaller settlements’ on 6 November 2018. Information and the link (http://www.htvf.org/PastEvents/) to the seminar was circulated to Members of the Committee on 12 November 2018 via email.