Planning Committee - 19 September 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House18th September 2013


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman), Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Ayrton

Phil Brading

Pam Hames

Ty Harris

Paula Hiscocks

Stephen King

David Major

Amrit Mediratta

Ann Shaw OBE

Len Tippen


Dr Steven Halls, Chief Executive
10 September 2013

The Planning Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that, in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Planning Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.






To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 August 2013.

13 08 15 PC mins (doc)



Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.




To receive any declarations of interest.


To consider an application to fell a Horse Chestnut tree situated within the rear garden of 4 Hunton Close, Hunton Bridge.  This report sets out the officer’s recommendations to grant consent for the removal of this tree subject to the imposition of a replacement planting condition.

13 09 19 PC i - (05) TPO - 4 hunton close - langleybury (doc)



The following applications (agenda items 7 to 14) 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.


13/1263/FUL – Removal of conditions 1, 2 and 5 and variation of condition 3 of planning permission 12/1757/RSP for an altered landscaping scheme including retention of lowered seating area to the north, part retention of the Laurel hedge and replacement of the gravel to the north with bark mulch at DEW POND HOUSE, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5LT for Mrs Mandy Summers

13 09 19 PC i - (07) 13 1263 ful - dew pond house - chorleywood (doc)


13/1326/FUL – Two storey rear and side extension at LITTLE THATCH, TROUT RISE, LOUDWATER, HERTS, WD3 4JS for Mr and Mrs S Michaels

13 09 19 PC i - (08) 13 1326 ful - little thatch - trout rise - loudwater (doc)


13/1332/FUL - Erection of two detached houses with garages (amendment to planning permission 10/1080/FUL).  New site access from Parrotts Close, at APPLEGARTH, PARROTTS CLOSE, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 3JZ, for Kebbell Country Homes Ltd

13 09 19 PC i - (09) 13 1332 ful - applegarth - parrotts close - croxley green (doc)


13/1388/FUL - Conversion of part of amenity green/grass verge into parking bays for up to three cars at LAND OPPOSITE NO. 116-122 HAZELWOOD LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY for Three Rivers District Council

13 09 19 PC i - (10) 13 1388 ful - land opp 116-122 hazelwood lane - abbots langley (doc)


13/1393/FUL – Part single, part two storey side and rear extension at 263 BALDWINS LANE, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 3LH for Mr Warn

13 09 19 PC i - (11) 13 1393 ful - 263 baldwins lane - croxley green (doc)


13/1418/FUL Two storey side and rear extension at 3 HIGH CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4DZ for Mr and Mrs Boxall

13 09 19 PC i - (12) 13 1418 ful - 3 high close - rickmansworth (doc)


13/1506/FUL: Demolition of existing detached dwelling and construction of new detached dwelling at 42 HILL RISE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS for Miss C Rushton

13 09 19 PC i - (13) 13 1506 ful - 42 hill rise - rickmansworth (doc)


13/1530/FUL Loft conversion with rear dormer window and 2 no velux rooflights on rear roof slope. Single storey rear extension at ROWAN COTTAGE, WHITEGATES CLOSE, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3JY for Mr & Mrs N Rowley

13 09 19 PC i - (14) 13 1530 ful - rowan cottage - whitegates close - croxley green (doc)


OTHER BUSINESS - If approved under item 3.



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 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).


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 Local Plan 1996 - 2011
  • Three Rivers Core Strategy (Adopted October 2011)
  • Three Rivers Local Development Framework 2001 - 2026 (emerging)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
  • Government Circulars
  • Department for Communities and Local Government Planning Policy Guidance (PPGs) and Statements (PPSs)
  • 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