Development Control Committee - 19 June 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House19th June 2008


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 19 June 2008 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors Geoffrey Dunne (Chairman), Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)

Phil Brading

David Major

Ron Spellen

Chris Whately-Smith

Barbara Green

Amrit Mediratta

Leonard Spencer


Paula Hiscocks

Ann Shaw OBE

Richard Struck


 David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
11 June 2008

The Development Control 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 Development Control 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 22 May 2008.

08 05 22 DC 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.




The following applications (agenda items 6 to 20) 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.


08/0268/RSP - Retrospective: Amendments to application 07/1672/FUL: single storey rear extension and first floor front and side extension incorporating rise in ridge height at 24 LIME TREE WALK, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4BX, for Mr R Norwood (Deferred)

08 06 19 DC i - (06) 08 0268 rsp - 24 lime tree walk (doc)


08/0282/FUL – Erection of two pairs of two storey semi-detached dwellings (4 houses) with detached garage and associated access, parking and landscaping at THE COTTAGE, HOMEFIELD ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5QJ, for Masma Ltd (Deferred)

08 06 19 DC i - (07) 08 0282 ful - the cottage (doc)

08 06 19 DC i - (07) 08 0282 ful - the cottage-app 2 (pdf)


08/0553/FUL - Application: Outbuilding to rear of site at 4 SOUTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS WD3 5AR for Mr A Travers (Deferred)

08 06 19 DC i - (08) 08 0553 ful - 4 south road (doc)


08/0666/FUL - Erection of detached timber framed triple garage with first floor storage and roof lights with access from track to north-west at 38 HIGHFIELD WAY, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 7PR, for Mr Vic Hind (Deferred)

08 06 19 DC i - (09) 08 0666 ful - 38 highfield way (doc)


08/0672/FUL and 08/0673/CAC – Demolition of existing garage and erection of a underground dwelling with associated access, landscaping and parking at WALNUT BURROW, LAND REAR OF TALL TREES, LOUDWATER DRIVE, LOUDWATER, WD3 4HH for Masma Ltd

08 06 19 DC i - (10) 08 0672 ful and 08 0673 cac - walnut burrow tall trees (doc)


08/0704/FUL - Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 2 two-storey dwellings with basements, detached garages, new vehicular access and associated driveways and landscaping at 152 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4DH, for Mr P Mortimer (Deferred)

08 06 19 DC i - (11) 08 0704 ful - 152 the drive (doc)


08/0711/RSP – Retrospective Amendment to planning permission 06/1393/FUL: Alterations to fenestration, additional ramp, stepped access, staircase and extractor fan at WEST HERTS COLLEGE, UNIT E, HOME PARK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, STATION ROAD, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 8DH for West Herts College

This application has been withdrawn


08/0839/HCR3 - Herts County Council Regulation 3: Use of site for recycling, recovery and management of waste metal with ancillary storage, erection of two buildings and replacement perimeter fencing and gates at ASM METAL RECYCLING CENTRE, RAILWAY TERRACE, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 8JE, for ASM Metal Recycling Ltd

08 06 19 DC i - (13) 08 0839 hcr3 - asm metal recycling centre (doc)


08/0903/FUL – Two storey rear extension, single storey side extension, single storey front extension and first floor dormer extension to side at 63 BLACKETTS WOOD DRIVE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5PY for Mr S Kelly

08 06 19 DC i - (14) 08 0903 ful - 63 blacketts wood drive (doc)


08/0905/FUL - Demolition of existing car showroom and erection of 42, one and two bedroom apartments in 2, three/four storey blocks with basement with 50 car parking spaces at 253 WATFORD ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3RDX for Refined Estates Developments Ltd

08 06 19 DC i - (15) 08 0905 ful - 253 watford road (doc)


08/0907/FUL - Demolition of existing garage and erection of new timber garage at AINSWORTH FARM, BUCKS HILL, SARRATT, WD4 9AP, for Mr Derek Lofty

08 06 19 DC i - (16) 08 0907 ful - ainsworth farm (doc)


08/0962/FUL - Demolition of existing attached garage and erection of two storey rear extension, single storey side extension, single storey front extension, raise in roof height to create loft conversion with dormer window to front elevation, two dormer windows to rear elevation and rooflights to side elevations and single storey detached annexe to rear garden at 19 WYATTS CLOSE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5TF for Dr and Mrs Singh

08 06 19 DC i - (17) 08 0962 ful - 19 wyatts close (doc)


08/0970/FUL– Single storey side extension at 11 BATEMAN ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3BL, for Mr N Pollard

08 06 19 DC i - (18) 08 0970 ful - 11 bateman road (doc)


08/1007/HCR3 – Herts County Council Regulation 3 Application: Single storey front extension to provide new foyer and community rooms and alterations to the car park at OXHEY LIBRARY, BRIDLINGTON ROAD, SOUTH OXHEY WD19 7AG for Mr J Harris of Hertfordshire County Council

08 06 19 DC i - (19) 08 1007 hcr3 - oxhey library (doc)


08/1042/HCR3 - Hertfordshire County Council Regulation 3 Application: Temporary change of use from local government office to library at 39 OXHEY DRIVE, SOUTH OXHEY, WD19 6HT for Mr J Harris of Hertfordshire County Council

08 06 19 DC i - (20) 08 1042 hcr3 - 39 oxhey drive (doc)


OTHER BUSINESS - If approved under item 3.




“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 to 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
Hertfordshire Structure Plan Review 1991-2011
East of England Plan 2001- 2021(emerging)
Three Rivers Local Development Framework 2001-2021(emerging)
Government Circulars
Department for Communities and Local Government Planning Policy Guidance(PPGs) and Statements (PPSs)
Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004