Planning Committee - 14 July 2011

Penn Chambers, Three Rivers House14th July 2011


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 14 July 2011 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors Geoffrey Dunne (Chairman), Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Ayrton

Phil Brading

Chris Hayward

Paula Hiscocks

Stephen King

Helen Lehrle

David Major

Amrit Mediratta

Ann Shaw OBE

Chris Whately-Smith

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
5 July 2011

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 23 June 2011.

11 06 23 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 13) 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.


11/0909/FUL - New sports hall buildings with ancillary accommodation, relocation of existing three tennis courts, new parking areas at RICKMANSWORTH SCHOOL, SCOTS HILL, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3AQ for Directors Of The Rickmansworth School Trust.

11 07 14 PC i - (06) 11 0909 ful - rickmansworth school (doc)


11/0914/RSP – Part Retrospective: Two storey/single storey side and rear extensions with revised location of ground floor flank wall to south eastern side extension at 62 HIGHFIELD WAY, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE WD3 7PR, for Mr Michael Dowd

11 07 14 PC i - (07) 11 0914 rsp - 62 highfield way (doc)


11/0948/FUL – Demolition of No’s:37, 39 and 43 Valley Road and construction of four detached two storey houses with integral double garages and roof space accommodation with associated accesses, parking and landscaping at 37 – 43 VALLEY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4DT for Octagon Developments Ltd

11 07 14 PC i - (08) 11 0948 ful - 37-43 valley road (doc)


11/1004/FUL - Erection of a freestanding aluminium framed mono-pitched roofed canopy to the part rear and part side elevations of the school to cover existing playground areas for dry play at MALVERN WAY INFANTS AND NURSERY SCHOOL, MALVERN WAY, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3QQ for Mrs Janet English

11 07 14 PC i - (09) 11 1004 ful - malvern way jmi school - croxley green (doc)


11/1134/PDNTG – Permitted Development Notification Telecommunications: 14.8m high street style monopole supporting 6 antennas, equipment cabinet and associated works on STREET RECORD, HAZELWOOD LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY for Vodafone UK Ltd




11/1152/FUL - Erection of 5 No. 4-5 bedroom houses and partial demolition of existing property to allow access to the land at THE PADDOCK AND LAND REAR OF 23 AND 25 UPPER HILL RISE, UPPER HILL RISE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE for Citycourt Homes LLP

11 07 14 PC i - (11) 11 1152 ful - 23 and 25 upper hill rise (doc)


11/1176/FUL - Erection of front porch, conversion of garage to provide kitchen/living area and shower room. Raising of roof above single storey side extension and new pitched roof to front elevation at 61 KENILWORTH DRIVE, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 3NN, for Mr Gary Shayler

11 07 14 PC i - (12) 11 1176 ful - 61 kenilworth drive (doc)


11/1284/FUL - Three storey block comprising one (two bedroom) flat to each floor, at LAND AT ROMILLY DRIVE, CARPENDERS PARK, HERTFORDSHIRE, for Three Rivers District Council

11 07 14 PC i - (13) 11 1284 ful - romilly drive (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 Local Development Framework 2001-2021 (emerging)
  • 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