Planning Committee - 14 August 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House14th August 2014


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 14 August 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

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


Phil Brading

Marilyn Butler

Terry Dos Ramos

Peter Getkahn

Raj Khiroya

David Major

Debbie Morris

Reena Ranger

Ann Shaw OBE

Len Tippen



Steven Halls, Chief Executive
5 August 2014

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 17 July 2014 (circulated separately).

14 07 17 PC mins (pdf)




Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 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 10) 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.


14/0938/FUL - Two storey and single storey rear extensions, alterations to roof to include increase in ridge height and front dormers to provide accommodation in the roofspace, alterations to fenestration, new storm porch to front and provision of off street car parking bay at 35 BERKS HILL, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5AJ for Mr O’Brien

14 08 14 PC i - (06) 14 0938 ful - 35 berks hill - chorleywood - herts (doc)


14/1011/FUL – Single storey side and rear extension, first floor rear extension and loft conversion including rear dormer at 131 QUICKLEY LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5PD for Mr and Mrs Hayter

14 08 14 PC i - (07) 14 1011 ful - 131 quickley lane - chorleywood - herts (doc)


14/1168/FUL- Demolition of 24 flats, shop and community building and removal of garages and creation of 56 new 1, 2 and 3 bed homes consisting of two to three-storey buildings together with new shop, community facilities including community gardens, parking, landscaping and alterations to main carriageway at BOUNDARY WAY COMBINED SITE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS for Watford Community Housing Trust

14 08 14 PC i - (08) 14 1168 ful - boundary way combined site - abbots langley (doc)


14/1180/ADV - Erection of non-illuminated triple sided notice board and single notice board at ABBOTS LANGLEY HIGH STREET AT JUNCTIONS WITH ABBOTS ROAD AND LANGLEY ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE for Abbots Langley Parish Council

14 08 14 PC i - (09) 14 1180 adv - abbots langley high street - junctions with abbots and langley roads (doc)


14/1187/FUL - Change of use of former agricultural/estate building to a cattery with associated extensions and alterations to the existing building, parking and waste storage areas to be accessed via Lady Ela Drive at NORTH HILL FARM, NORTH HILL, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 6HA for Mr and Mrs Nigel Clark

14 08 14 PC i - (10) 14 1187 ful - North Hill Farm - North Hill - Chorleywood (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
  • 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