Development Control Committee - 21 February 2008


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 21 February 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

13 February 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 January 2008. (Circulated separately)

08 01 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.




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.


07/2204/FUL – Demolition of all existing buildings and erection of new offices for class B1 Business Use at 5A NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3EJ for A J Pension Scheme (deferred)

08 02 21 DC i - (06) 07 2204 ful - 5a new road (doc)


07/2205/CAC – Demolition of outbuildings within curtilage of site at 5A NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3EJ, for A J Pension Scheme (deferred)

08 02 21 DC i - (07) 07 2205 cac - 5a new road (doc)


07/2248/FUL and 07/2249/LBC – Single storey side extension to barn and conversion to offices at ROSE ACRE BARN, BEDMOND ROAD, PIMLICO for Countryfile Ltd (deferred)

08 02 21 DC i - (08) 07 2248 ful and 07 2249 lbc - rose acre barn (doc)


07/2264/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two storey detached dwelling with room in roof and two rooflights to rear elevation, two rooflights to front elevation and attached garage, and new access and paving to front at11 CHESTNUT AVENUE, CHORLEYWOOD WD3 4HA for Stackbourne Limited (deferred)

08 02 21 DC i - (09) 07 2264 ful - 11 chestnut avenue (doc)


07/2407/FUL – Two-storey side extension, two-storey and single-storey side extension, two-storey rear extension, single-storey garage extension, loft conversion with one dormer window to front, two dormers and roof light windows to rear and roof lights to rear and rooflights to side elevations and internal alterations at 40 VALLEY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, for Mr and Mrs Sanghraika

08 02 21 DC i - (10) 07 2407 ful - 40 valley road (doc)


07/2413/FUL – Part retrospective application: Single storey detached garage and application for planning permission for alterations to vehicular access and highway on Watford Road and Bateman Road at 40 WATFORD ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3BJ, for Mr R Simpson (deferred)

08 02 21 DC i - (11) 07 2413 ful - 40 watford road (doc)


07/2479/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of three detached dwellings with associated access, landscaping and parking at 140 BERRY LANE, MILL END, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4BS for Clovercourt Property Co Ltd

08 02 21 DC i - (12) 07 2479 ful - 140 berry lane (doc)


07/2511/FUL – Demolition of existing former chicken sheds (three with planning permission for B1 Office use) and ancillary buildings; Erection of three replacement buildings for B1 Office use; layout of parking areas and cycle storage; landscaping, passing place and all ancillary works at HILLTOP FARM, HILLTOP ROAD, KINGS LANGLEY, for Mr John James (deferred)

08 02 21 DC i - (13) 07 2511 ful - hilltop farm (doc)


07/2553/FUL – Two storey rear extension, single storey infill extension to existing courtyard, new entrance lobby at rear, internal alterations involving changes to floor levels to create a level access, creation of car parking area to rear and construction of refuse bin enclosure at DAPPLEMERE, SHEPHERDS LANE, CHORLEYWOOD for Mr G Saraogi

08 02 21 DC i - (14) 07 2553 ful - dapplemere (doc)


07/2601/FUL – Erection of a four-storey office building with roof top plant room, detached reception building, multi-storey car park and associated access and landscaping at WITNEY PLACE, DENHAM WAY, MAPLE CROSS, HERTS WD3 9XD, for Maple Cross Properties Ltd

08 02 21 DC i - (15) 07 2601 ful - witney place (doc)


07/2620/FUL – New boundary wall and gate to front boundary, to maximum height of 2 metres at HEATH HOUSE, RICKMANSWORTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS WD3 5SG for Mr Hayward

08 02 21 DC i - (16) 07 2620 ful - heath house (doc)


08/0028/RSP – Part retrospective: amendment to planning permission 07/0998/FUL: erection of a detached dwelling’ to include formation of a patio at THE LIMES, COLLEYLAND, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5LL, for Yeomans Homes Ltd

08 02 21 DC i - (17) 08 0028 rsp - the limes (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