Development Control Committee - 21 August 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House21st August 2008


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 21 August 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
13 August 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 17 July 2008  (Circulated separately).

08 07 17 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.


08/1032/TPO - Application for tree works at PADDOCK HOUSE, 12 CHESTNUT AVENUE, RICKMANSWORTH.  Protected by Three Rivers (Valley Road No 3, Chorleywood) Tree Preservation Order 1980 and (No 12 Chestnut Avenue) Tree Preservation Order 1973 (deferred item)

08 08 21 DC i - (05) 08 1032 tpo - 12 chestnut avenue (doc)


Consideration of objections and confirmation of Three Rivers (SABINE HOUSE, SHIRLEY ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY) Tree Preservation Order 2008

08 08 21 DC i - (06) tpo - sabine house shirley road (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (4 HUNTERCROMBE GARDENS, SOUTH OXHEY) Tree Preservation Order 2008

08 08 21 DC i - (07) tpo - 4 huntercrombe gardens (doc)




The following applications (agenda items 9 to 23) 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.


08/0806/RSP – Part Retrospective: Multi use games area with floodlighting for employees at Croxley Business Park, single storey garage / store Outbuilding, new access road, and road lights on land at CROXLEY GREEN BUSINESS PARK, HATTERS LANE, CROXLEY GREEN WD18 8YU for Mr Simon Bateman on behalf of Greenhills

08 08 21 DC i - (09) 08 0806 rsp - croxley green business park2 (doc)


08/1102/FUL – Two storey side extension with dormer windows to front and rear at CARAHOR, BERRY LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5EY for Mr Andrew Clavey

08 08 21 DC i - (10) 08 1102 ful - carahor berry lane (doc)


08/1125/FUL - Demolition of existing garage, two storey side extension, single storey side/rear extension and single storey front extension at 4 BIRCH DRIVE, MAPLE CROSS, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 9UL for Mr Kanwal Sabherwal (deferred item)

08 08 21 DC i - (11) 08 1125 ful - 4 birch drive (doc)


08/1227/FUL - Demolition of existing dwellings and erection of six semi-detached dwellings comprising four dwellings fronting Hampermill Lane with basement garages and further accommodation in roof space, and 2, two storey dwellings fronting Vivian Gardens with associated new accesses to highway, parking and landscaping at 145 AND 147 HAMPERMILL LANE, OXHEY, WD19 4TF for Mr J Muir

08 08 21 DC i - (12) 08 1227 ful - 145 and 147 hampermill lane (doc)


08/1249/FUL - First floor extension above existing single-storey projections, two-storey infill extension and erection of a two-storey building linked to the existing building by glazed walkway at CADOGAN HOUSE, ROYAL MASONIC SCHOOL, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4HF, for The Trustees of The RMIG Endowment Trust

08 08 21 DC i - (13) 08 1249 ful - cadogan house royal masonic school (doc)


08/1275/FUL – Erection of covered trolley park at CAUSEWAY CAR PARK, ADJACENT TO BUDGENS STORE, 55-59 HIGH STREET, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD5 0AF for Chiltern Stores Limited

08 08 21 DC i - (14) 08 1275 ful - causeway car park (doc)


08/1302/FUL–  Part Retrospective: Single storey rear extension, loft conversion with hip to gable roof alteration, rooflight and dormer window to front elevation and dormer window to rear elevation at 104 LINKS WAY, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3RN for Mr Gregory and Miss Haywood

08 08 21 DC i - (15) 08 1302 ful - 104 links way (doc)


08/1322/FUL – Amendment to planning permission: 07/2508/FUL: Raise in roof level to form second floor to provide additional residents bedrooms to include two dormer windows to rear elevation at SEYMOUR HOUSE, 13 - 17 RECTORY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1FH for Seymour House Residential Care Homes Ltd

Application withdrawn


08/1325/FUL – Demolition of existing community hall and erection of three-storey building comprising of new community hall with 10 flats (affordable housing) and car parking at HILLSIDE HALL, SCHOOL MEAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD5 0LA, for North Hertfordshire Homes Ltd

08 08 21 DC i - (17) 08 1325 ful - hillside hall (doc)


08/1346/HCR3 – Hertfordshire County Council Regulation 3 Application: Full size artificial pitch with fencing and floodlights at WEST HYDE YOUTH HOSTEL, OLD UXBRIDGE ROAD, WEST HYDE, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 9XP for Hertfordshire County Council

08 08 21 DC i - (18) 08 1346 hcr3 - west hyde youth hostel (doc)


08/1351/FUL – Four–storey front infill extension to create additional office space at COMET HOUSE, HOMESTEAD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1FX for Drake & Swan 1 and Drake & Swan 2 Ltd

08 08 21 DC i - (19) 08 1351 ful - comet house homestead road (doc)


08/1352/FUL – District Council Application: Installation of a new play area with 5 main play components, including a pendulum basket swing, dish roundabout, crawling tunnel, combo swing (junior swing seat and cradle swing seat) and multi-unit play tower, within 1.2m high fencing with associated street furniture and stone bear at EASTBURY RECREATION GROUND, BATCHWORTH LANE, NORTHWOOD for Three Rivers District Council

08 08 21 DC i - (20) 08 1352 ful - eastbury recreation ground (doc)


08/1368/FUL. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 37 dwellings, 3 flats, alteration to existing vehicular access, associated open space landscaping and car parking at IMC SITE, HARVEY ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3AX for Howarth Homes Ltd.

This report is an issues report that seeks the Committee’s comments and observations which can be referred to the applicant.

08 08 21 DC i - (21) 08 1368 ful - imperial machine co ltd harvey road (doc)


08/1377/FUL - Loft conversion with hip-to-gable roof alteration and front and rear dormer windows at 77 FRANKLAND ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3AS for Mr Darren Judge

08 08 21 DC i - (22) 08 1377 ful - 77 frankland road (doc)


08/1398/FUL– Installation of septic tank at CROXLEY GREEN TENNIS CLUB, THE GREEN, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3HT for Croxley Green Tennis Club

08 08 21 DC i - (23) 08 1398 ful - croxley green tennis club (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