Development Control Committee - 22 May 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House22nd May 2008


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 22 May 2008 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

To be appointed at Annual Council on 20 May 2008.

 David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
14 May 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 April 2008.  (Circulated separately)

08 04 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.


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (29 Hill Rise, Rickmansworth) Tree Preservation Order 2008

08 05 22 DC i - (05) tpo - 29 hill rise (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (38 & 40 Valley Road, Rickmansworth) Tree Preservation Order 2008

08 05 22 DC i - (06) tpo - 38 and 40 valley road (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley) Tree Preservation Order 2008

08 05 22 DC i - (07) tpo - gallows hill (doc)




The following applications (agenda items to 9 to 26) 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.


08/0268/RSP – Retrospective: Amendments to application 07/1672/FUL: Single storey rear extension and first floor front and side extension incorporating raise in ridge height at 24 LIME TREE WALK, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4BX (deferred)

08 05 22 DC i - (09) 08 0268 rsp - 24 lime tree walk (doc)


08/0282/FUL – Erection of two pairs of two storey semi-detached dwellings (4 houses) with detached garage and associated access, parking and landscaping at THE COTTAGE, HOMEFIELD ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5QJ, for Masma Ltd (deferred)

08 05 22 DC i - (10) 08 0282 ful - the cottage homefield road (doc)


08/0405/FUL and 08/0406/LBC - First floor side extension, single storey courtyard infill extension and creation of swimming pool in rear garden at THE OLD FORGE, THE GREEN, SARRATT, HERTS, WD3 6BR for Mr and Mrs Dix

08 05 22 DC i - (11) 08 0405 ful and 08 0406 lbc - the old forge (doc)


08/0540/RSP - Retrospective Application: Change of use from allotment land to residential garden and erection of 1.85m high close boarded fence at CORAL GABLES, DONKEY GATE, SOLESBRIDGE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD WD3 5SN for Mr Clive Colman

08 05 22 DC i - (12) 08 0540 rsp - coral gables (doc)


08/0553/FUL - Application: Outbuilding to rear of site at 4 SOUTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5AR, for Mr A Travers

08 05 22 DC i - (13) 08 0553 ful - 4 south road (doc)


08/0610/FUL – Single storey front porch extension, single storey side extension and loft conversion with rear dormer window at 20 GROVEWOOD CLOSE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5PU for Mr and Mrs Mahon

08 05 22 DC i - (14) 08 0610 ful - 20 grovewood close (doc)


08/0647/FUL: Single storey rear extension at 22 BOWRING GREEN, SOUTH OXHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD19 6UN, for Mr Martin Emmanuel

08 05 22 DC i - (15) 08 0647 ful - 22 bowring green (doc)


08/0666/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

08 05 22 DC i - (16) 08 0666 ful - 38 highfield way (doc)


08/0704/FUL - Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 2, two-storey dwellings with basements, detached garages, new vehicular access and associated driveways and landscaping at 152 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4DH for Mr P Mortimer

08 05 22 DC i - (17) 08 0704 ful - 152 the drive (doc)


08/0708/FUL – First floor front and side extension, single-storey front porch and loft conversion with roof lights to side elevations and dormer window to rear elevation, with roof alterations at 61 BLACKETTS WOOD DRIVE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5PY, for Mr and Mrs D Martin

08 05 22 DC i - (18) 08 0708 ful - 61 blacketts wood drive (doc)


08/0710/FUL - Resurfacing and extension to existing patio at WHITE GATES, SHIRE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD WD3 5NT for Dr M Green

08 05 22 DC i - (19) 08 0710 ful - white gates (doc)


08/0720/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two storey detached dwelling with basement level and room in roof and single storey detached triple garage at 9 PARK CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1QH for Mr P Nathwani

08 05 22 DC i - (20) 08 0720 ful - 9 park close (doc)


08/0745/FUL - Outline Application: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 9 linked three-storey dwellings, garages, access road, attendant landscaping at P H METALS, MILL LANE, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE for P H Metals

Application withdrawn


08/0766/FUL – Installation of parking bays at BULLSLAND GARDENS, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5BH for Three Rivers District Council

08 05 22 DC i - (22) 08 0766 ful - bullsland gardens (doc)


08/0775/FUL – Removal of unofficial Builders Yard and erection of three detached dwellings with basement level, using existing access off Old Chorleywood Road and associated tree works and alterations to access at LAND TO THE REAR OF WOODLANDS, DELL HOUSE, BANSTEAD DOWN, OLD CHORLEYWOOD ROAD AND REAR OF 137A THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, for Newhomes Estates Ltd

08 05 22 DC i - (23) 08 0775 ful - dell house (doc)


08/0791/FUL – Amendment to 07/2257/FUL: Demolition of existing commercial building and erection of a four–storey building comprising of 6, two-bed flats with associated parking and access at CHURLESWOOD SERVICE STATION, SHIRE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5NH for Bugler Homes Ltd

08 05 22 DC i - (24) 08 0791 ful - amend 07 2257 ful - churleswood service stn (doc)


08/0808/FUL – Construction of a tree house in rear of garden at HEATH HOUSE, RICKMANSWORTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS WD3 5SG, for Mrs A Hayward

08 05 22 DC i - (25) 08 0808 ful - heath house (doc)


08/0822/FUL – Roof alterations, gable end, loft conversion with rear dormer window and two roof lights to front at 55 WATFORD ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3DS, for Mr Mark Humphrey

08 05 22 DC i - (26) 08 0822 ful - 55 watford road (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