Planning Committee - 16 July 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House15th July 2015


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 16 July 2015 at 7.30pm.


Members of the Planning Committee:-


Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman)  

Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)


Diana Barber

David Major


Phil Brading

Debbie Morris


Marilyn Butler

Reena Ranger


Peter Getkahn

Ann Shaw OBE

                   Alex Hayward                                  Len Tippen

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

7 July 2015


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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2015 (circulated separately).

15 06 18 PC mins



Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.



To receive any declarations of interest.

Where a member of this Planning Committee is also a member of a Parish Council he/she is entitled to take part in any debate at this Committee on an application within that Parish area provided that the Councillor

  • has an open mind about the application
  • is not bound by the views of the Parish Planning Committee and
  • can deal with the application fairly and on its merits at Committee

Subject to the above the Councillor will declare a registrable non-pecuniary interest in the item as a member of the Parish Council and will be entitled to stay speak and vote



The following applications (agenda items 6 to 10) are submitted for the Committee’s decision and, unless otherwise stated, staffing, financial and legal implications are not applicable. Environmental implications are dealt with in the individual reports.


6. 15/0841/FUL –Two storey side extension to replace the existing garage at 15 NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3EJ, for Mr John Gowing

15 07 16 PC i - (06) 15 0841 FUL - 15 New Road - Croxley Green


7. 15/1026/FUL - Construction of 95 houses and flats and associated works to include provision of access and access to adjoining land to facilitate erection of a primary school; provision of associated infrastructure including a foul water pumping station and substation; and provision of open space including an equipped play area at LAND ADJACENT TO WOODSIDE ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD25 0LB for Taylor Wimpey Strategic Land

15 07 16 PC i - (07) 15 1026 FUL - Land Adjacent to Woodside Road - Abbots Langley


8. 15/1045/FUL – Single storey side extension, conversion of carport to enclosed garage and erection of a shed at AMBER HOUSE, 1B THE COURTYARD, CHURCH LANE, SARRATT, HERTFORSHIRE, WD3 6HN for Mr Steele

15 07 16 PC i - (08) 15 1045 FUL - Amber House - 1B The Courtyard - Sarratt


9. 15/1093/FUL – Installation of radio base station comprising 25m Monopole with dual stacked antennas within shroud, four equipment cabinets and one slimline meter pillar cabinet at WIDE REAR HIGHWAY VERGE TO SOUTH EAST OF LONDON ROAD, ADJACENT TO SLIP ROAD ONTO HAREFIELD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH for CTIL

15 07 16 PC i - (09) 15 1093 FUL - London Road adjacent to slip road onto Harefield Road


10. 15/1202/FUL – Single storey flat roof extension onto rear of detached garage at COMMONWOOD FARM, COMMONWOOD, SARRATT, HERTFORDSHIRE for Mr and Mrs Lench

15 07 16 PC i - (10) 15 1202 FUL - Commonwood Farm - Commonwood - Sarratt


11. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.



If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1 -7) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

(Note: If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items.)


1. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.


Background Papers (used when compiling the above reports but they do not form part of the agenda)

  • Application file(s) referenced above
  • Three Rivers Core Strategy (adopted October 2011)
  • Development Management Policies LDD (adopted July 2013)
  • Site Allocations Local Development Document (SALDD) (adopted November 2014)
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule (adopted February 2015)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
  • National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance
  • Government Circulars
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
  • Town and Country Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
  • The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010
  • The Localism Act (November 2011)
  • The Growth and Infrastructure Act (April 2013)
  • Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015
  • Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015


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