27 September 2022 – Minutes
THAME TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 27 September 2022 at 6:30pm in the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall.
Cllrs B Austin, P Cowell (Town Mayor), A Dite (Deputy Mayor), M Deacock, D Dodds, H Fickling (Chairman), A Gilbert, C Jones, A Midwinter (Deputy Chairman), and T Wyse
G Markland, Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Officer
L Fuller, Committee Services Officer
1 Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Cllr Emery (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.
The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 6 September 2022 were confirmed as a correct record, and were signed by the Chairman.
5 Planning Applications
1626 – LAND OFF RYCOTE LANE, CHRISTMAS HILL, RYCOTE LANE
S73 application to vary conditions 16(Surface Water Drainage), 17(Foul Drainage) and 18(Sustainable Drainage Scheme) on application P17/S4415/FUL. (Relocation of Thame Livestock Market with buildings to accommodate agricultural sales, lairage, administrative offices, welfare facilities, business units, and associated external works to include highway access, roadways, vehicle parking, vehicle washing and other ancillary works)
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ11, ESDQ12
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES7, DES8, INF1, STRAT1, TRANS5
1627 – 98 WELLINGTON STREET
Proposed single rear extension and veranda to replace existing conservatory and veranda.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ28
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES5, DES6, DES7, DES8, H20
1628 – 24 ONSLOW DRIVE
A full garage conversion of the integral garage.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, GA6, ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES5, DES6, DES7, DES8, H20, TRANS5
1629 – WHITELEAF FURNITURE LTD LUPTON ROAD
Alterations to an existing building and use as altered as a builders merchant (storage, distribution, trade counter, offices, tool hire and ancillary retail) with associated external storage, resurfacing of yard, erection of 2.4m high fence and gates and construction of a means of access to Lupton Road.
- The proposed use is not an employment use under Thame Neighbourhood Plan Policy WS12. The applicant has failed to provide evidence that the site has been marketed at a reasonable price for either the existing or another suitable employment use for a period of at least one year.
- Impact on Highways, particularly in terms of access and increased traffic.
- Impact on residential amenity.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: WS12, WS13, GA6, ESDQ11, ESDQ12, ESDQ16, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES7, DES8, EMP1, EMP2, EMP3, EMP6, ENV12, EP3, TRANS2, TRANS4, TRANS5
1630 – 1A CORNMARKET
Internal and external alterations, including timber fascia sign.
SUPPORTS and has a RESPONSE:
- Subject to no objection from the District Conservation Officer.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, WS2, WS7, WS12, WS13, ESDQ15, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ18, ESDQ19, ESDQ20
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES2, DES3, DES7, DES8, EMP2, EMP3, ENV6, ENV7, ENV8, ENV12, TC5
1631 – 25 SYCAMORE DRIVE
Demolition of an existing bungalow, erection of replacement dwelling and garden room.
SUPPORTS and has a RESPONSE:
- The committee regret the loss of a bungalow.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, GA6, ESDQ11, ESDQ12, ESDQ13, ESDQ16, ESDQ18, ESDQ19, ESDQ20, ESDQ27, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES3, DES5, DES6, DES7, DES8, EP3, H3, H12, H16, TH1, TRANS5
1632 – 19 HORTON AVENUE
Proposed two storey/single storey side and rear extension.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H6, ESDQ16, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES3, DES5, DES6, DES7, DES8, H20, TRANS5
1633 – AVON HOUSE, 82 WELLINGTON STREET
Demolition of existing building and erection of 5 x 1 bedroom flats.
- Contrary to TNP Policy WS12 in not providing evidence of marketing for 1 year.
- Overlooking residential amenity.
- Poor amenity for occupants, particularly Units 2 and 4.
- Insufficient information on internal floorspace and parking arrangements.
- Poor design
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: H5, H6, WS12, GA6, ESDQ10, ESDQ11, ESDQ12, ESDQ13, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ18, ESDQ20, ESDQ26, ESDQ27, ESDQ28, ESDQ29
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES2, DES5, DES6, DES7, DES8, EMP2, EMP3, ENV6, ENV7, ENV8, ENV11, EP3, H3, H16, STRAT1, TH1, TRANS2, TRANS4, TRANS5
1634 – THE PLAYERS THEATRE, 3 NELSON STREET
Erect fixed glazed canopy roof and four retractable awnings over passage at side of theatre.
Neighbourhood Plan Policies: ESDQ15, ESDQ16, ESDQ17, ESDQ18, ESDQ19, ESDQ20, ESDQ28
SODC Local Plan Policies: DES1, DES2, DES3, DES5, DES6, DES7, DES8, ENV6, ENV8
6 For Information
The items for information were noted.
The meeting concluded at 7:05pm.
Signed …………………….. ……………………..