Development Control Committee - 21 May 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House21st May 2009


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 21 May 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
13 May 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 16 April 2009 (circulated separately).

09 04 16 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 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.


09/0163/FUL – Part Retrospective: Addition of watercress silt pits; proposed renewal and erection of boundary fence and gates and removal of asbestos cement and their replacement with timber housing for water pump houses and processing plant at CROXLEY GREEN WATERCRESS FARM AND FISHERIES, ROUSEBARN LANE, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3GG, for Mr David Chalmers

09 05 21 DC i - (06) 09 0163 ful - croxley green watercress farm (doc)


09/0216/FUL – Creation of new practice ground including regrading of land, erection of 10m high green netting with support poles and erection of single storey wooden structure to cover teeing area at MOOR PARK MANSION, BATCHWORTH HEATH, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1QN, for Mr Jon Moore, Moor Park Golf Club

09 05 21 DC i - (07) 09 0216 ful - moor park mansion (doc)


09/0321/FUL – Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of two storey and single storey rear extension, first floor side extension with front dormer window and roof light to front elevation at 47 HUBBARDS ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 5JL for Mr and Mrs J Kenton

09 05 21 DC i - (08) 09 0321 ful - 47 hubbards road (doc)


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

09 05 21 DC i - (09) 09 0362 ful and 09 0363 cac - 1 and 2 the courtyard (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

09 05 21 DC i - (10) 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, roof lights, dormer window and balcony at NIRVANA, 57A WHITELANDS AVENUE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5RQ for Mr and Mrs S Chudasama

09 05 21 DC i - (11) 09 0365 ful - nirvana - 57a whitelands avenue (doc)


09/0376/FUL – Demolition of existing single storey dwelling; widening of driveway crossover; erection of new dwelling with semi-basement, ground and upper ground levels; erection of associated outbuildings with external walls and hard landscape at THREE CROFTS, DAWES LANE, SARRATT, HERTS WD3 6BG for Mr Lee Farman

09 05 21 DC i - (12) 09 0376 ful - three crofts - dawes lane (doc)


09/0389/FUL – Erection of one detached bungalow with associated access, parking and landscaping, at REAR OF 71 TO 73 ST GEORGES DRIVE, CARPENDERS PARK, HERTS, WD19 5HE, for Mr Mark Shephard

09 05 21 DC i - (13) 09 0389 ful - rear of 71 to 73 st georges drive (doc)


09/0435/FUL – Extension to outdoor play space at Daybreak Nurseries at rear of Watersmeet Theatre.  Remove existing internal fencing and main gates.  Replace gates and add new fencing and exit at far end.  Removal of all waste bins.  Laying of absorbafall play surface and installation of play equipment, at DAYBREAK NURSERIES, WATERSMEET, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, for Mrs Katherine Curtis

09 05 21 DC i - (14) 09 0435 ful - daybreak nurseries (doc)


09/0436/FUL – District Council Application: Creation of stepped pedestrian access from south west of country park onto the public highway (Langley Lane) at LEAVESDEN COUNTRY PARK, COLLEGE ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, for Three Rivers District Council

09 05 21 DC i - (15) 09 0436 ful - leavesden country park (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

09 05 21 DC i - (16) 09 0464 ful - 25 st peters way and 82 blacketts wood drive (doc)


09/0465/FUL – Erection of a timber framed garage to north side at THE OLD ALE HOUSE, 1 BATCHWORTH HILL, RICKMANSWORTH for Mrs Dinsmore


09/0466/LBC – Listed Building Consent: Erection of a timber framed garage to north side at THE OLD ALE HOUSE, 1 BATCHWORTH HILL, RICKMANSWORTH for Mrs Dinsmore

09 05 21 DC i - (17) 09 0465 ful and 09 0466 lbc - the old ale house (doc)


09/0530/FUL –  Amendment to 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, single storey front and side extension, conversion of existing garage and loft conversion with roof lights and dormer window, to include: roof alterations to front gable, at MUSKAAN, LYNWOOD HEIGHTS, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4ED, for Mr Prem Dua

09 05 21 DC i - (18) 09 0530 ful - muskaan - lynwood heights (doc)


09/0531/FUL – Conversion of garage into habitable accommodation, at 26 ROSS WAY, NORTHWOOD, HA6 3HU, for Mrs S Mamtora

09 05 21 DC i - (19) 09 0531 ful - 26 ross way (doc)


09/0563/FUL – Replacement of existing timber gate with a new metal gate at access to allotment land at ALLOTMENT LAND, ASHFORD GREEN, SOUTH OXHEY, for Three Rivers District Council

09 05 21 DC i - (20) 09 0563 ful - allotment land ashford green (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