Planning Committee - 17 July 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House17th July 2014


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 17 July 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
8 July 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 19 June 2014 (circulated separately).

14 06 19 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 16) 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.


14/0346/FUL - Removal of existing scaffolding yard and creation of residential development of 3 dwellinghouses with accommodation in roof space, with roads and all ancillary works, at 23a NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 3EJ, for Westfield Homes

14 07 17 PC i - (06) 14 0346 ful - 23a new road - croxley green (doc)


14/0637/FUL – Part single, part two-storey front and rear extensions including insertion of dormers to front, side and rear elevations and raised patio and basement level to rear at 85 VALLEY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4BL for Mr and Mrs Nethersole

14 07 17 PC i - (07) 14 0637 ful - 85 valley road - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0766/FUL – Part demolition of existing dwelling, two-storey side and rear extension, single-storey front extension with canopy to front, alterations to roof including increase in ridge height and alterations to fenestration at 38 BEDFORD ROAD, MOOR PARK, NORTHWOOD, HA6 2AZ for Mr Prashant Chopra

14 07 17 PC i - (08) 14 0766 ful - 38 bedford road - moor park - northwood (doc)


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 07 17 PC i - (09) 14 0938 ful - 35 berks hill - chorleywood (doc)


14/0945/FUL - Conversion of the original Long Island Exchange building to 8 apartments including alterations to the roof.  Demolition of the existing hotel extension and the construction of 25 apartments and 4 houses with associated access, car parking spaces, cycle storage, amenity space and landscaping works, at LONG ISLAND EXCHANGE, VICTORIA CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4EQ, for Keay Homes (Long Island Exchange) Ltd

14 07 17 PC i - (10) 14 0945 ful - long island exchange - victoria close - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0970/FUL – Single-storey front/side extensions and alterations to access at CHORLEYWOOD MEMORIAL HALL, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5LN for Chorleywood Parish Council

14 07 17 PC i - (11) 14 0970 ful - chorleywood memorial hall - common road - chorleywood (doc)


14/0976/FUL - New electrically operated gates with brick piers to service road entrance from Ebury Road at 1-8 GILLIAT ROW, 22 EBURY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1BN for Unifruit Ltd

14 07 17 PC i - (12) 14 0976 ful - 1-8 gilliat row - 22 ebury road - rickmansworth (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 07 17 PC i - (13) 14 1011 ful - 131 quickley lane - chorleywood (doc)


14/1044/RSP - Part Retrospective: Demolition of existing two-storey office and construction of new single-storey office building, installation of new electric gate and side pedestrian access, resurfacing of the drive and removal of two existing garages at BECK HOUSE, 70B STATION ROAD, KINGS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD4 8LB for Frazer Investment Holdings Ltd

14 07 17 PC i - (14) 14 1044 rsp - Beck House (Office) - kings langley (doc)


14/1067/FUL - Change of use from B1 (Office) to D2 (Assembly and Leisure) to provide a dance school at UNIT 3, BUILDING 1, MARLINS MEADOW, WATFORD, WD18 8YR for Mrs Nicola Dunlea

14 07 17 PC i - (15) 14 1067 ful - Unit 3 Building 1 - Marlins Meadow (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 07 17 PC i - (16) 14 1168 ful - boundary way - abbots langley (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