27 September 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 27 September 2016
TIME: 6.30 pm (maximum one hour)
Clerk of the Council
Date: 21 September 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 6 September 2016.
5. Planning Applications
P16/S2925/FUL THE SIX BELLS, 43-44 HIGH STREET
Conversion of existing out-building to form function / dining room.
P16/S2926/LB THE SIX BELLS, 43-44 HIGH STREET
Conversion of existing out-building to form function / dining room.
P16/S2785/FUL 35 MARSTON ROAD
To construct onto the end of an existing terraced row of houses two independent one bedroom studio flats in a two storey extension.
P16/S2222/FUL 48 PARK STREET
Conversion of existing garage into a one bedroom bungalow.
P16/S2704/LB 113 HIGH STREET
P16/S2998/HH 35 AYLESBURY ROAD
Side extension with conversion of garage roof-space and single storey rear extension.
P16/S2997/FUL UNIT 1, CHRISTMAS LANE
Erection of a new office and warehouse. Alterations to vehicular access. Variation of condition 8 (open storage) on application P12/S1230/FUL.
P16/S3007/HH 1 GRIFFIN ROAD
Single storey front extension.
P16/S3013/HH 40 TOWERSEY DRIVE
Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension painted render above ground floor, windows to front elevations.
P16/S3025/HH 3 HAZEL AVENUE
Single storey rear extension.
P16/S3011/HH LANCRESSE, PRIEST END
Proposed two storey and single storey rear extension.
P16/S3024/HH 16 COOMBE HILL CRESCENT
Demolition of garage and construction of two storey and single storey extensions.
P16/S3006/HH LITTLE ACRE, MORETON
Construction of car port including bins, cycle and oil tank store.
P16/S2966/HH 61 QUEENS ROAD
Demolition of existing single storey side extension and erection of single storey side and rear extension.
P16/S2996/HH 40 HAMPDEN AVENUE
New porch, demolish existing rear extension and erect part two-storey and part single storey rear extension.
P16/S3075/HH BURGAGE HOUSE, BULL LANE
Construction of detached double garage to the rear of the property and gated access.
P16/S3057/FUL TIMBERLAKE MOTORS, C5 STATION YARD
Variation of condition 1 on application ref: P04/E0986/RET – to enable the area to be used for parking / storage.
Change of use from B8 (wholesale warehouses, distribution centres, repositories) to B2 (general industrial), retrospective.
6. New Premises Licence Application – 5 Buttermarket
To consider making a response to the consultation on the new premises licence application at 5 Buttermarket. The deadline for responses is Friday 30 September 2016.
7. Thame Service Station P16/S2859/DIS
To note that this discharge of conditions application sought sign-off for multiple conditions including doors and windows of original application P15/S2782/FUL. SODC were only seeking views of technical experts in related areas. The site frontage is within the Conservation Area. The views of the Conservation Officer were not however sought regarding the doors and windows. It was noticed that the details for these appear incomplete; only uPVC. No details were offered for the bays fronting Park Street.
To note that the Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer will submit these observations to SODC.
8. Reports from Town Council Representatives
a) Transport Representative – Cllr M Stiles
9. For Information
a) P16/S2063/LDP – 3 Hazel Avenue – Withdrawn application.
b) P16/S2242/FUL – Land at 1 & 2 Moats Crescent – To note that SODC have granted permission. At the meeting on 19 July 2016 the Town Council Recommended No Strong Views with the following comment: In making the recommendation the Members stated that it should not be interpreted that the Committee did not have strong opinions related to this planning application.
c) P16/S2260/A & P16/S2281/LB – 1 Swan Walk – At the meeting on 19 July 2016 the Town Council Recommended Refusal. Since the recommendation an amendment to the planning application has been received which removes all signage to the building except for one iron and painted timber hanging sign. The District Council’s Conservation and Design Officer is satisfied that this proposal will now conserve the wider Thame Conservation Area and will not harm the historic fabric of the listed building. The District Planning Officer has informed the Town Council that a recommendation of approval will be made.
d) P16/S2000/A – The Old Dairy 13A upper High Street
Email received from the District Planning Officer on 15 September 2016 advising that ‘The proposed LED illumination has been removed from the proposal. However, I am aware that there were still objections to the use of laminated glass. It would appear that the current signage material is plastic and whilst this never had permission, it has been there for a number of years. I have discussed the proposal with the conservation officer, and she is of the opinion that whilst it is not an ideal choice of material she does not think that it will be significantly harmful to the character and appearance of the conservation area or the nearby listed building and does not object to the proposal. Therefore, I shall be recommending that the application is approved.
e) P16/S1470/FUL – Land at Elm Tree Farm, Moreton – The District Planning Officer is recommending approval. Email sent to Members of the Planning & Environment Committee on 21 September 2016 requesting volunteers to represent the Town Council at the District Planning meeting on Wednesday 28 September 2016.
f) P16/S0806/FUL – The Wychens, 70 Queens Road – The District Planning Officer is recommending approval. Email sent to Members of the Planning & Environment Committee on 21 September 2016 requesting volunteers to represent the Town Council at the District Planning meeting on Wednesday 28 September 2016