Planning Committee - 12 December 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House12th December 2013


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 12 December 2013 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman), Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Ayrton

Phil Brading

Pam Hames

Ty Harris

Paula Hiscocks

Stephen King

David Major

Amrit Mediratta

Ann Shaw OBE

Len Tippen



Dr Steven Halls, Chief Executive
3 December 2013

The Planning 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 Planning 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 21 November 2013 (circulated separately).

13 11 21 PC 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 11) 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.


13/1926/FUL – Single storey rear extension with glazed lantern at CHERRY LAWN, BRIDLE LANE, LOUDWATER, WD3 4JB for Mr and Mrs A C and S L Morris and Ward

13 12 12 PC i - (06) 13 1926 ful - bridle lane - loudwater (doc)


13/2001/FUL – Demolition of existing two storey dwelling and replacement with detached two storey dwelling with habitable roof space and detached single storey double garage with habitable roof space, retention of the existing access and ancillary works which include landscaping and the provision of new gates at BEECHCROFT COTTAGE, CHALFONT LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5PP for Mr and Mrs Ashby/ Hutchinson/ Garfath

13 12 12 PC i - (07) 13 2001 ful - beechcroft cottage - chalfont lane - chorleywood (doc)


13/2005/HCR3 – Herts County Council Regulation 3 Application: Amendment to 13/0761/HCR3 (Mineral extraction, processing and importation of sand and gravel and reclamation of materials from Denham Park Farm for restoration to agriculture and a small wetland area and a new vehicular access at Land at Pynesfield) to reduce timescale of working at Pynesfield to 5 years at PYNESFIELD, OFF TILEHOUSE LANE, MAPLE CROSS, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 9YB for Hertfordshire County Council

13 12 12 PC i - (08) 13 2005 hcr3 - pynesfield - off tilehouse lane - maple cross (doc)


13/2027/FUL - Variation of Condition 3 of planning permission 02/01461/FUL to extend the opening hours to 1900 each weekday at OLD MACDONALDS DAY NURSERY, 20-21 HERONSGATE ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5BN for Mr and Mrs Selwood

13 12 12 PC i - (09) 13 2027 ful - old macdonalds day nursery - 20-21 heronsgate road - chorleywood (doc)


13/2030/FUL – Replacement of existing temporary mobile home with detached permanent agricultural workers dwelling and the placement of excavated soil resulting in the raising of land levels at THE MULBERRY BUSH, DAWES LANE, SARRATT, WD3 6BQ for Mr Norris

13 12 12 PC i - (10) 13 2030 ful - the mulberry bush - dawes lane - sarratt (doc)


13/2066/FUL – Construction of a new permanent sound stage with associated parking and hard landscaping works and temporary (18 months) construction access on to South Way AT Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, Warner Drive, Leavesden, Hertfordshire WD25 7LP for Warner Bros Studios Leavesden

13 12 12 PC i - (11) 13 2066 ful - warner bros studios - leavesden - herts (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 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
  • Three Rivers Core Strategy (Adopted October 2011)
  • Three Rivers Local Development Framework 2001 - 2026 (emerging)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
  • Government Circulars
  • Department for Communities and Local Government Planning Policy Guidance (PPGs) and Statements (PPSs)
  • 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