Development Control Committee - 17 April 2008


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 17 April 2008 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

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

Tony Barton Amrit Mediratta Leonard Spencer Chris Whately-Smith
Phil Brading Ann Shaw OBE Richard Struck  
Barbara Green Ron Spellen Kate Turner  

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

9 April 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 20 March 2008. (Circulated separately)

08 03 20 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 17) 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.


08/0005/FUL - Part Retrospective: Single storey double garage/workshop to rear of property and new driveway and access to highway at AMBERLEY HOUSE, THE CLUMP, RICKMANSWORTH for Mr G Simm (Deferred)

08 04 17 DC i - (06) 08 0005 ful - amberley house garage (doc)


08/0006/RSP - Retrospective Application: Erection of front boundary wall, railings, piers and gates and construction of additional vehicular access onto The Clump at AMBERLEY HOUSE, THE CLUMP, RICKMANSWORTH for Mr G Simm (Deferred)

08 04 17 DC i - (07) 08 0006 rsp - amberley house (doc)


08/0231/FUL – Conversion of two-storey office to 2 one-bed flats with access on to Community Way at REAR OF 143-145 NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3EN for Mr C Hale (Deferred)

08 04 17 DC i - (08) 08 0231 ful - rear of 143 145 new road (doc)


08/0263/ADV – Retrospective Advert Consent: Two externally illuminated fascia signs, one externally illuminated post sign, one high level illuminated amenity board and sign writing to building at THE GATE PUBLIC HOUSE, RICKMANSWORTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5SQ for Mitchels & Butler Plc

08 04 17 DC i - (09) 08 0263 adv - the gate public house (doc)


08/0268/RSP – Retrospective: Amendments to application 07/1672/FUL: Single storey rear extension and first floor front and side extension incorporating raise in ridge height at 24 LIME TREE WALK, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4BX

08 04 17 DC i - (10) 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

08 04 17 DC i - (11) 08 0282 ful - the cottage (doc)


08/0284/FUL – Part Retrospective: Three dormer windows to front elevation, alterations to fenestration; new boundary wall, railings and brick piers to front and side boundaries to maximum height of 2m at 5 LIME TREE WALK, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4BX for Mrs Meeta Bhagwani

08 04 17 DC i - (12) 08 0284 ful - 5 lime tree walk (doc)


08/0303/FUL – Demolition of existing two detached dwellings and erection of two and three storey block of twelve flats with under croft parking area and associated access, parking and landscaping at CHARNWOOD AND RIDGE HOUSE, HIGH VIEW, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS WD3 5TQ for Yeoman Homes

08 04 17 DC i - (13) 08 0303 ful - charnwood and ridge house (doc)


08/0310/FUL – Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of two storey and single storey rear extension, first floor front and side extension and dormer and rooflight to front elevation at 47 HUBBARDS ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5JL Mr and Mrs M & J Kenton

08 04 17 DC i - (14) 08 0310 ful - 47 hubbards road (doc)


08/0332/OUT Outline Application: Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two 3-bedroom semi-detached dwellings fronting Cherry Hollow; two 4-bedroom detached dwellings fronting Trowley Rise (layout, scale and means of access to be determined) at 31 TROWLEY RISE, ABBOTS LANGLEY for Absolute Style Ltd

08 04 17 DC i - (15) 08 0332 out - 31 trowley rise (doc)


08/0446/RSP – Retrospective: Single storey rear extension at 5 LIME TREE WALK, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4BX for Mrs Meeta Bhagwani

08 04 17 DC i - (16) 08 0446 rsp - 5 lime tree walk (doc)


08/0465/FUL – Increase in height of existing 15m high telecommunications lattice tower to total height of 20m, and relocation of existing equipment cabinets within compound at O2 SITE 956, LOVE LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD5 0QA for O2 (UK) Ltd

08 04 17 DC i - (17) 08 0465 ful - 02 site 956 love lane (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