A planning appeal will be held from 10am on 24 September – 27 September 2019 at Thame Town Hall against the refusal of permission for 78 “Housing with Care” homes on Land at The Elms, Upper High Street Thame, OX9 2DN, by South Oxfordshire District Council on 28 February 2019. The appeal has been brought by Rectory Homes Limited and FirstPort Retirement Property Services.
The appeal will be held as an inquiry. Members of the public are welcome to attend but will not be permitted to take part unless they have already been invited to do so by the Inspector.
The land at The Elms was allocated within the Thame Neighbourhood Plan for up to 45 mixed residential properties and public open space. The site already has permission for 37 homes, including 14 affordable homes.
Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
Notification of appeal public enquiry date
Location: Land at The Elms, Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 2DN
Proposed Development: 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; and associated infrastructure works and landscaping.
Appellants name: Rectory Homes Limited & FirstPort Retirement Property Service
Appeal Reference Number: APP/Q3115/W/19/3228431
Appeal Start Date: 22nd May 2019
“I am writing further to my recent letter notifying you of the above appeal. This inquiry will be hard at a public enquiry onb 24/25/26/27 September 2019 and 1/2 October 2019. The inquiry will be held at Thame Town Hall, High Street, Thame, OX9 3DP for 6 days at 10am. Please be advised that only water will be provided for refreshment at the inquiry.
You can attend the inquiry and, at the inspector’s discretion, speak if you wish.