Development Control Committee - 18 June 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House18th June 2009


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 18 June 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

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

Phil Brading

Barbara Green

Chris Hayward

Paula Hiscocks

David Major

Amrit Mediratta

Ann Shaw OBE

Richard Struck

Ron Spellen

Chris Whately-Smith



David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
10 June 2009

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 21 May 2009.

09 05 21 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.


Objection to the creation of Three Rivers (Amberwood, The Clump, Rickmansworth) Tree Preservation Order 2009 (TPO722)

This item has been withdrawn




The following applications (agenda items 7 to 15) 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.


09/0362/FUL and 09/0363/CAC – Demolition of existing B1 office buildings and outbuildings and erection of two, single storey detached 'Huf Haus' dwellings with basement accommodation, an attached carport and detached double carport at 1 AND 2 THE COURTYARD, 1A CHURCH LANE, SARRATT, HERTS, WD3 6HN for Buxton Country Homes  (Deferred item)

09 06 18 DC i - (07) 09 0362 ful and 09 0363 cac - 1 and 2 the courtyard - church lane (doc)


09/0364/FUL - Raise in ridge level to create two-storey dwelling with single storey side and rear extensions, formation of parking area to front with retaining wall and railings and alterations to retaining wall and steps to rear at 36 BROOKDENE AVENUE, OXHEY HALL, WATFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD19 4LF for Mrs P Walker  (Deferred item)

09 06 18 DC i - (08) 09 0364 ful - 36 brookdene avenue (doc)


09/0365/FUL - Demolition of existing garage and erection of single-storey side extension, creation of first floor, raise in ridge height, rooflights, dormer window and balcony at NIRVANA, 57A WHITELANDS AVENUE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5RQ for Mr and Mrs S Chudasama (Deferred item)

09 06 18 DC i - (09) 09 0365 ful - nirvana - 57a whitelands avenue (doc)


09/0445/FUL - Erection of two-storey front and rear extensions, first floor side extension, rear dormer window, creation of basement level with raised rear terraces, alterations to fenestration and internal alterations including demolition of some or part of existing walls, at 1 ASTONS ROAD, MOOR PARK, NORTHWOOD, MIDDLESEX  HA6 2LE for Mr J Karia


09/0446/CAC - Conservation Area Consent: Demolition of some or part of existing walls of dwelling, at 1 ASTONS ROAD, MOOR PARK, NORTHWOOD, MIDDLESEX  HA6 2LE for Mr J Karia

09 06 18 DC i - (10) 09 0445 ful and 09 0446 cac - 1 astons road (doc)


09/0464/FUL - Erection of two-storey detached dwelling at land to rear of 25 St Peters Way and 82 Blacketts Wood Drive with associated access, parking and landscaping and erection of replacement outbuilding for 25 St Peters Way at 25 ST PETERS WAY AND 82 BLACKETTS WOOD DRIVE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5FQ FOR Mssrs Lock and Harris  (Deferred item)

09 06 18 DC i - (11) 09 0464 ful - 25 st peters way and 82 blacketts wood drive (doc)


09/0467/FUL Two storey front extension, front porch canopy, two storey and single storey rear extension at 18 CHESTNUT AVENUE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4HB for Mr Colin Crossdale

09 06 18 DC i - (12) 09 0467 ful - 18 chestnut avenue (doc)


09/0532/FUL - Amendment to 08/0408/FUL: Two-storey side and rear extension, single-storey front porch extension to include: Removal of front chimney, front solar panels, alterations to fenestration, ramp to side, rear rooflights and alterations to single-storey roof to rear, at 26 ROSS WAY, NORTHWOOD  HA6 3HU for Mrs S Mamtora

09 06 18 DC i - (13) 09 0532 ful - 26 ross way (doc)


09/0537/FUL – Redevelopment of site with a part one, part two and part three-storey building comprising a Class A1 (retail) unit at ground-floor level to be used as a convenience goods store with 6 x 2 bed and 1 x 1 bed residential flats at upper levels with associated access, parking and landscaping at THE HAPPY MAN PUBLIC HOUSE, BERRY LANE, MILL END, HERTS, WD3 7HR, for Tesco Stores Ltd

09 06 18 DC i - (14) 09 0537 ful - the happy man public house (doc)


09/0577/FUL – Demolition of 18 Gallows Hill Lane and erection of 9 dwellings to rear (3 x 4 bed detached with garages, 2 x 4 bed semi-detached with garages and 4 x 3 bed semi-detached with garages) with associated access, landscaping and parking at 18 GALLOWS HILL LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD5 0DA for Thorne Barton Estates Ltd

09 06 18 DC i - (15) 09 0577 ful - 18 gallows hill lane (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(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).


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 CircularsDepartment 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