Thatcham Town Council

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Planning & Highways Committee

The agendas and minutes can be found at the bottom of the page.

The Town Council has the opportunity to comment on all Planning applications within the parish of Thatcham prior to their being considered by the West Berkshire District Council Planning Committee, where the final decisions on permission are made.

Terms of Reference:

  • To exercise the functions of the Council in respect of planning matters, referring any particular issues to Council or another Committee for comments and recommendations as the Planning and Highways Committee deems appropriate.
  • To consider all planning related applications, orders and notices within the Parish and to make representations to the appropriate authority.
  • Encourage potential developers of major sites ( i.e. more than 10 units) to proactively engage with Thatcham Town Council at the earliest opportunity to ensure that any schemes put forward to the Local Planning Authority are appropriate for Thatcham.
  • To identify and make representations to the relevant authorities in respect of enforcement action or any matters considered to be breaches of planning regulations.
  • To engage with West Berkshire Council to ensure s106 Developers’ Contributions and Community Infrastructure Levy funds for Thatcham are allocated to meet the needs of the town.
  • To develop and monitor Supplementary Planning Guidance documents for adoption by West Berkshire District Council as material considerations.
  • To actively promote and engage the local community in local Planning matters.
  • To respond to, and take part in, any discussion with regard to Planning Policy documents, Local Plans, the Core Strategy, the Local Development Framework, and other such documents from West Berkshire District Council.
  • To consider all Traffic Management/Road Safety issues in Thatcham referring any particular matters to Council or another Committee for comments and recommendations as the Planning and Highways Committee A as deemed appropriate.
  • To consider requests for grit bins and agree expenditure within a predetermined budget agreed by the Council.
  • To consider and respond to consultation documents when the appropriate scheduled Committee is not within the given timeframe to meet the deadline.

Upcoming meetings and events

Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 20th Oct 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 10th Nov 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 1st Dec 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 22nd Dec 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 19th Jan 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 9th Feb 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Members

Councillor John  Boyd
Member

John Boyd

Ward: Thatcham Colthrop & Crookham

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07853 151 871

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Councillor Lourdes Cottam
Member

Lourdes Cottam

Ward: Thatcham North East

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 01635 871 733

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Councillor Ellen Crumly
Member

Ellen Crumly

Ward: Thatcham Central

Political party: Conservative

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Councillor Paul  Field
Member

Paul Field

Ward: Thatcham Central

Political party: Green Party

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Councillor Richard  Foster
Member

Richard Foster

Ward: Thatcham Colthrop & Crookham

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07803 203 292

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Councillor Mark  Lillycrop
Member

Mark Lillycrop

Ward: Thatcham West

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07717 858 284

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Councillor  David   Lister
Member

David Lister

Ward: Thatcham West

Political party: Liberal Democrats

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Councillor Simon  Pike
Member

Simon Pike

Ward: Thatcham West

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07787 154 070

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Councillor Jennifer Walker
Member

Jennifer Walker

Ward: Thatcham Central

Political party: Liberal Democrats

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Past meetings and events

Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 22nd Sep 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 1st Sep 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 11th Aug 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 28th Jul 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Planning & Highways Committee

Planning & Highways Committee

Tuesday, 21st Jul 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 30th Jun 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 9th Jun 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 19th May 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 21st Apr 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 10th Mar 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 18th Feb 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Planning and Highways Committee

Planning and Highways Committee

Tuesday, 28th Jan 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Council Meetings

Monday, 28th Sep 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Full Council

Tuesday, 20th Oct 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Planning and Highways Committee

Monday, 26th Oct 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 10th Oct 2020 - Sunday, 18th Oct 2020 All Day

Thatcham Festival

Sunday, 8th Nov 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Remembrance Day

Saturday, 28th Nov 2020 6:55 pm

VE Day 75 Celebratory Concert