Development Control Committee - 22 April 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House22nd April 2010


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 22 April 2010 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

Ron Spellen

Richard Struck

Chris Whately-Smith



David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
14 April 2010

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 18 March 2010 (circulated separately).

10 03 18 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.


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (23A New Road, Croxley Green) Tree Preservation Order 2009

10 04 22 DC i - (05) tpo - 23a new road (doc)




The following applications (agenda items 7 to 16) 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.


09/1869/FUL – Change of use of land for siting of mobile home to live in long term at THE PADDOCK, LITTLE OXHEY LANE, SOUTH OXHEY for Mr Jordan

10 04 22 DC i - (07) 09 1869 ful - the paddock (doc)


10/0080/FUL – Continued use of land and buildings for film production and associated activities including retention and refurbishment of existing studios to accommodate stages, backlot, workshops, offices, production facilities, canteen / commissary and ancillary studio facilities and services, replacement and extended workshops, stage and offices. Two new stages (approx 13,000 sqm floorspace) for the storage and public exhibition of film sets and artefacts (including cafe and gift shop), new accesses from Aerodrome Way, revised internal road layout and parking, extended backlot, landscaping and associated works at LEAVESDEN STUDIOS, LEAVESDEN AERODROME, SOUTH WAY, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WATFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD25 7LT for Warner Bros Studios Leavesden Ltd

10 04 22 DC i - (08) 10 0080 ful - leavesden studios (doc)


10/0197/FUL - Two storey rear extension and alterations at THE COTTAGE, HOMEFIELD ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANWORTH, HERTS  WD3 5QJ for Mr I Clapp

10 04 22 DC i - (09) 10 0197 ful - homefield road (doc)


10/0199/FUL - Variation of Condition 15 of Outline Approval 06/2054/OUT to allow incorporation of entrance gates ON LAND ADJACENT TO CHALMERS COURT, RICKMANSWORTH SCHOOL, SCOTS HILL, CROXLEY GREEN WD3 3AQ for HOWARTH HOMES

10 04 22 DC i - (10) 10 0199 ful - chalmers court (doc)


10/0265/FUL– Part-demolition of existing dwelling and erection of single-storey front and side extensions, two-storey rear extension with dormer window, single-storey rear and side extension, loft conversion including raise in ridge and eaves heights and rooflights, alterations to design and fenestration, at 2 HEATHSIDE CLOSE, MOOR PARK, NORTHWOOD, HERTFORDHSIRE, HA6 2EQ, for Mr and Mrs Kemal and Zainab Butt

This application has been withdrawn.


10/0266/CAC - Conservation Area Consent: Part-demolition of existing dwelling, at 2 HEATHSIDE CLOSE, MOOR PARK, NORTHWOOD, HERTFORDHSIRE, HA6 2EQ, for Mr and Mrs Kemal and Zainab Butt

This application has been withdrawn.


10/0337/RSP – Part retrospective: Increase in ridge height with addition of two dormer windows to the rear and rooflights to front and rear, at 2 Carpenders Avenue, Carpenders Park, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19 5BS, for Mr Haroon Rashid

10 04 22 DC i - (12) 10 0337 rsp - 2 carpenders avenue (doc)


10/0364/RSP – Retrospective: To retain ridge height of The Oak which exceeds the approved planning application 08/2145/FUL by 300mm, at The Oak, Carpenders Avenue, Carpenders Park, Hertfordshire, WD19 5BS, for Mr Haroon Rashid

10 04 22 DC i - (13) 10 0364 rsp - the oak carpenders avenue (doc)


10/0342/FUL - Loft conversion with raise in ridge height, dormer and rooflights and ground floor extension at 24 BLENHEIM ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD5 OTG for Ms Nathalie Ranson

10 04 22 DC i - (14) 10 0342 ful - 24 blenheim road (doc)


10/0346/FUL – Demolition of existing dwellinghouse and erection of two detached dwellings with garages at 19 GROVEWOOD CLOSE, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 5PU for Newhomes Estates Ltd

10 04 22 DC i - (15) 10 0346 ful - 19 grovewood close (doc)


10/0398/FUL – Erection of three, five bedroom detached two storey dwellings, car parking, new access and landscaping at HEATHERLEY, QUICKLEY RISE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5PE for Kebbell Homes Ltd

10 04 22 DC i - (16) 10 0398 ful - heatherley (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