Development Control Committee - 20 November 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House20th November 2008


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 20 November 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
12 November 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 16 October 2008  (circulated separately).

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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.




08/1654/FUL – Two storey rear extension and single storey side extension at 18 SOUTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5AR for Mr Nigel Daley

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08/1701/FUL - Redevelopment of site with a three–storey building comprising a Class A1 (retail) unit at ground floor level to be used as a convenience goods store with 8 x two–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

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08/1742/FUL – Removal of Conditions 6 and 7 of planning permission 04/0108/FUL: Personal permission to Aldwyck Housing Association Ltd and age restriction and homeless status of potential tenants at FURZE FIELD COURT (former garage site) GOSFORTH LANE, SOUTH OXHEY for Aldwyck Housing Association Ltd

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08/1760/FUL – First floor front, side and rear extension, new roof to existing front ground floor projection, two storey and single storey rear extension, two storey and single storey side extension, conversion of existing garage and loft conversion with rooflights and dormer window at MUSKAAN, LYNWOOD HEIGHTS, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE WD3 4ED for Mr Prem Dua

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08/1765/FUL - Two storey rear extension, creation of basement level and raised patio and steps to rear at CHART COTTAGE, CHESS WAY, CHORLEYWOOD WD3 5TA, for Mr and Mrs Rudrarumar

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08/1772/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

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08/1793/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a two-storey detached dwelling with extension to existing driveway at 58 PHEASANTS WAY, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 7HA for Mr and Mrs Galvin (Deferred)

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08/1800/FUL – First floor front/side extension at 61 WINTON DRIVE, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3RB, for Mr P G Thompson

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08/1810/RSP – Retention of brick pier and increase height of gate, addition of 2 uplighter lights at each brick pier and insertion of a post box to front of wall at HEATH HOUSE, RICKMANSWORTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD HERTS, WD3 5SG, for Mr C Hayward

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08/1814/FUL – Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site for 100% affordable housing to include erection of 11 x one-bed flats and 16 x two-bed flats (in 2 x four–storey blocks and 1 x three-storey block) and 7 x three-bed dwellings with associated landscaping, play area, parking and access at 5-29 GADE VIEW GARDENS, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD4 8PH, for Home Group (Milton Keynes)




08/1978/FUL - Application made under the provisions of Section 257 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 for Footpath 74 to the north of the site to remain as existing; Footpath 75a to be stopped up and creation of a replacement on the line of the current short path to the west of car parking: Footpath 75b to be stopped up; and Footpath 75c to be stopped up and creation of a replacement within the development area to the south–east to ensure the path reaches Hazelwood Lane as part of the redevelopment of Gade View Gardens under reference 08/1814/FUL at 5-29 GADE VIEW GARDENS, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD4 8PH for Home Group (Milton Keynes)

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08/1821/FUL – Demolition of existing detached dwelling and garage and erection of 2 two-storey detached dwellings with basement levels, further accommodation in roof space, excavated patios with a raised rear terrace to Plot 1, double garages and new vehicular access onto The Clump at No:2 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4EB

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08/1882/FUL - Demolition of existing detached dwelling and garage and erection of 4 two-storey detached dwellings with rooms in roof, car parking, associated access and landscaping at WILLOW HILL, THE CLUMP, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4BQ, for Buldriver Limited

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08/1885/FUL - Resubmission: Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two detached dwellings; Plot A -Two-storey dwelling with roof lights and basement level and Plot B - Two-storey dwelling with basement level and further accommodation in roof space served by roof lights, both with integral double garages, alterations to ground levels and associated landscaping, parking and accesses onto The Drive and The Climb at 62 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4EB for Mr Singh

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08/1908/FUL – Change of use of farmhouse (Class C2) to residential (Class C3) with alterations to elevations and new boiler room to include change of use of outbuildings to provide car parking and guest accommodation at LOUDWATER FARM, LOUDWATER LANE, LOUDWATER, WD3 4HG, for The Royal Masonic School for Girls

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08/1949/FUL – Siting of seven Portacabins and new 1.8m high chain link fence adjacent to the existing Council Depot at THE AQUADROME, FROGMOOR LANE, RICKMANSWORTH, for THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL

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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 -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