Planning Committee - 13 September 2012

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House13th September 2012


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 13 September 2012 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

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

Chris Ayrton

Phil Brading

Chris Hayward

Pam Hames

Paula Hiscocks

Stephen King

David Major

Amrit Mediratta

Ann Shaw OBE

Len Tippen



David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
4 September 2012

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 16 August 2012.

12 08 16 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 18) 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.


12/0970/FUL – Change of Use from vacant former Scout Hut to single storey dwellinghouse (resubmission following refusal 12/0031/FUL) at SCOUTS AND GUIDE HALL, CHURCH LANE, SARRATT, WD3 6HL for Mr M Adams

12 09 13 PC i - (06) 12 0970 ful - scouts and guide hall - church lane - sarratt (doc)


12/0971/FUL – Erection of a new detached dwelling at LAND TO THE REAR OF 155 AND 157 LINKS WAY, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS for Mr Lee Rainbow

12 09 13 PC i - (07) 12 0971 ful - 155 and 157 links way - croxley green (doc)


12/1178/FUL – Change of Use from residential care home to pre-school nursery with two-storey rear extensions and alterations to building, provision of outdoor play areas, alterations to access and associated parking and landscaping at ABBEYFIELD UK, GREVILLE HOUSE, CHORLEYWOOD CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4EG, for Mr J Kirby

12 09 13 PC i - (08) 12 1178 ful - abbeyfield uk - greville house - chorleywood close (doc)


12/1198/FUL – Installing new boundary wall and gates to front garden and driveway, altering layout of drive and garden at 136 VALLEY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4BP for Mr Sean Harvey

12 09 13 PC i - (09) 12 1198 ful - 136 valley road - rickmansworth (doc)


12/1213/AOD - Approval of details: Details pursuant to condition 2 of outline planning permission 10/2230/OUT comprising the appearance, layout and scale of the buildings and landscaping for Phase 1 of the Leavesden Park scheme to provide 123 residential dwellings (including 43 affordable dwellings) and 1142sqm of flexible commercial floor pace (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A5 and D1), a new public square, hard and soft landscaping, new open space and a children’ play area with associated highways and infrastructure works


12/1214/AOD - Approval of details: Details pursuant to condition 2 of outline planning permission 10/2230/OUT comprising the appearance, layout and scale of the buildings and landscaping for Phase 2 of the Leavesden Park Scheme to provide 99 residential dwellings (including 35 affordable dwellings), hard and soft landscaping with associated highways and infrastructure works


12 09 13 PC i - (10) 12 1213 aod and 12 1214 aod - leavesden aerodrome (doc)


12/1294/FUL – First floor rear extension, loft conversion including raise in ridge height, rear dormers, alterations to fenestration including installation of rooflights to front projection, rear patio and conversion of part of the garage to habitable accommodation at 74 BROOKDENE AVENUE, OXHEY HALL, WATFORD for Mr and Mrs Malikov

12 09 13 PC i - (11) 12 1294 ful - 74 brookdene avenue - oxhey hall (doc)


12/1341/RSP - Retrospective: Retention of new access gates at SANSOM CLOSE, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, for P WIN Developments Ltd

12 09 13 PC i - (12) 12 1341 rsp - sansom close - croxley green (doc)


12/1354/RSP - Part Retrospective: Amendments to planning permission 08/1743/FUL to include alterations to roof form (including insertion of rooflights and two rear dormer windows), alterations to two storey side and single storey rear extensions and alterations to fenestration detail at 52 MOOR LANE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1LG for Mr Surendra Patel

12 09 13 PC i - (13) 12 1354 rsp - 52 moor lane - rickmansworth (doc)


12/1375/RSP - Retrospective: Outbuilding (play room/storage room) at 31 MALVERN WAY, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3QQ for Mrs Jean Leonard

12 09 13 PC i - (14) 12 1375 rsp - 31 malvern way - croxley green (doc)


12/1387/RSP – Part retrospective: Substantial demolition of existing dwelling including removal of roof, and erection of a two storey side extension, part two storey, part single storey rear extensions, conversion of garage, new basement and new roof matching existing height including duo-pitch element with concealed rooflights at PINE RIDGE, 2 TEMPLE GARDENS, MOOR PARK, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1QJ for Mr Pankhania

12/1388/CAC – Conservation Area Consent: Retrospective: Substantial demolition of existing dwelling including removal of roof at PINE RIDGE, 2 TEMPLE GARDENS, MOOR PARK, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1QJ for Mr Pankhania

12 09 13 PC i - (15) 12 1387 rsp and 12 1388 cac - 2 temple gardens - moor park (doc)


12/1389/FUL – Single storey link between house and garage to form games room and utility area, relocation of bin storage area and proposed porch at 4 BADGERS DELL, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5FE for Mr and Mrs A Frater

12 09 13 PC i - (16) 12 1389 ful - 4 badgers dell - chorleywood (doc)


12/1444/FUL – Change of use of part of ground floor from Council office space to use as part of Police Station either for office use or locker/amenity area and for storage; increase in parking from 12 spaces to 25 spaces, at PART OF THREE RIVERS HOUSE, NORTHWAY, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1RL, for Herts Constabulary

12 09 13 PC i - (17) 12 1444 ful - part of three rivers house - rickmansworth (doc)


12/1495/FUL – Two storey side/ part rear extension and alterations to flat roof, extension and alterations to front gable and entrance including first floor railings, changes to external materials and a new front boundary wall at HILL HOUSE, 72 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4DU for Mr Battacharya

12 09 13 PC i - (18) 12 1495 ful - hill house - 72 the drive - rickmansworth (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