Planning Committee - 10 December 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th December 2015


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 10 December 2015 at 7.30pm.


Members of the Planning Committee:-


Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman) 

Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)


Diana Barber

David Major


Phil Brading

Debbie Morris


Marilyn Butler

Reena Ranger


Peter Getkahn

Ann Shaw OBE

                       Alex Hayward                                Len Tippen

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
1 December 2015


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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2015.

 15 11 19 PC mins


Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.



To receive any declarations of interest.

Where a member of this Planning Committee is also a member of a Parish Council he/she is entitled to take part in any debate at this Committee on an application within that Parish area provided that the Councillor

  • has an open mind about the application
  • is not bound by the views of the Parish Planning Committee and
  • can deal with the application fairly and on its merits at Committee

Subject to the above the Councillor will declare a registrable non-pecuniary interest in the item as a member of the Parish Council and will be entitled to stay speak and vote


5. Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (Old Mill Road, Hunton Bridge) Tree Preservation Order 2015

 15 12 10 PC i - (05) TPO Old Mill Road Hunton Bridge



The following applications (agenda items 7 to 14) 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.


7. 15/1852/FUL - Hybrid Application to include detailed approval of new sound stages, workshops, post production facility and extension to the Studio Tour car park together with outline approval (matters reserved: appearance and landscaping) of extension to the Studio Tour, workshops, production support building, Studio parking deck, Studio cafe extension, Studio support facilities and associated works as well as continued use of land and buildings for film production and associated activities (including use of Stages J & K for the storage and public exhibition of film sets and artefacts (Studio Tour) and hospitality events) at WARNER BROS. STUDIOS LEAVESDEN, WARNER DRIVE, LEAVESDEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD25 7LP for Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden

15 12 10 PC i - (07) 15 1852 FUL - Hybrid application Leavesden Studios


8.         15/1918/FUL - Rear extension to industrial unit at UNIT 10 WOODCOCK HILL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HAREFIELD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1PQ for Multigrind Ltd

15 12 10 PC i - (08) 15 1918 FUL - Unit 10 Woodcock Hill Industrial Estate


9. 15/1935/FUL - Demolition of 2 x 3 storey office buildings (Units 3 and 4 Wolsey Business Park) and erection of 1 x 8 storey mixed use building (plus 3 storey basement) to include 401 residential units, leisure and communal facilities, crèche, coffee shop, retail, roof garden, internal arboretum and parking. Erection of 2 x 4 storey office (Class B1) buildings. Associated works, at SYMBIO POINT UNITS 3 & 4 WOLSEY BUSINESS PARK, TOLPITS LANE, WATFORD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD18 9BL, for RSquare Properties Ltd.

Application withdrawn


10. 15/1956/FUL - First floor front and side extension, single storey rear extension, loft conversion including rear dormer and front and rear rooflights and alterations to frontage to provide parking at 18 MOSS CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1NE for Mr and Mrs Chris Gomes

15 12 10 PC i - (10) 15 1596 FUL - 18 Moss Close Rickmansworth


11.   15/2058/FUL - District Council Application: Refurbishment of existing play area including the construction of new play equipment, re-grading parts of the site and replacement of fencing and railings at Ebury Recreation Ground, Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth for Three Rivers District Council

15 12 10 PC i - (11) 15 2058 FUL - Ebury Recreation Ground - Rickmansworth


12. 15/2303/ADV - Advertisement Consent: Erection of two non-illuminated signs at RICKMANSWORTH CENTRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, NORTHWAY, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1EH for Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions

15 12 10 PC i - (12) 15 2303 ADV - Rickmansworth Centre for Young People


13. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.



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.)


1. 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 Core Strategy (adopted October 2011)
  • Development Management Policies LDD (adopted July 2013)
  • Site Allocations Local Development Document (SALDD) (adopted November 2014)
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule (adopted February 2015)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
  • National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance
  • Government Circulars
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
  • Town and Country Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
  • The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010
  • The Localism Act (November 2011)
  • The Growth and Infrastructure Act (April 2013)
  • Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015
  • Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015