Planning Committee - 18 August 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House18th August 2011


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 18 August 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
9 August 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 14 July 2011 (circulated separately).

11 07 14 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 19) 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.


11/0725/FUL – Use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes for 2 no. gypsy pitches together with the formation of additional hard standing and utility/dayroom ancillary to that use at LAND BETWEEN LANGLEYBURY LANE AND OLD HOUSE LANE, LANGLEYBURY LANE, LANGLEYBURY, HERTS for Mr Jimmy Cash

11 08 18 PC i - (06) 11 0725 ful - langleybury lane and old house lane - langleybury (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 08 18 PC i - (07) 11 0914 rsp - 62 highfield way - rickmansworth (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 08 18 PC i - (08) 11 0948 ful - 37-43 valley road - rickmansworth (doc)


11/1135/FUL - Demolition of workshops to rear.  Change of use of ground and basement floor accommodation from commercial use to residential.  New build single storey extension to create residential accommodation to three bedroom flat in basement and ground floors.  Retention of existing first and second floor flat.  New detached three bedroom house and associated garaging and parking on ground to the rear at WHARNCLIFFE, OLD COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5LW for Mr A Brummell




11/1211/CAC - Conservation Area Consent:  Demolition of workshops to rear at WHARNCLIFFE, OLD COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5LW for Mr A Brummell

11 08 18 PC I - (09) 11 1135 ful and 11 1211 cac - wharncliffe - old common road (doc)


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 08 18 PC i - (10) 11 1152 ful - 23 and 25 upper hill rise - rickmansworth (doc)


11/1221/FUL – Conversion of Oxhey Hall Barn Complex into 2 residential units; hard and soft landscaping and alterations to the vehicular access/junction with Hampermill Lane at OXHEY HALL BARNS, HAMPERMILL LANE, OXHEY HALL, WD19 4NU for Veolia Water Central Ltd




11/1222/LBC - Listed Building Consent: Conversion of Oxhey Hall Barn Complex into 2 residential units; hard and soft landscaping and alterations to the vehicular access/junction with Hampermill Lane



11/1235/FUL – Redevelopment of land, including demolition of existing buildings and erection of 6 no. detached dwellings, garages, car parking and landscaping at LAND AT STUBBS FARM AND REAR OF 1 AND 2 GREEN STREET COTTAGES, GREEN STREET, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 6EA for Mr and Mrs McIntosh

11 08 18 PC i - (12) 11 1235 ful - stubbs farm - chorleywood (doc)


11/1319/FUL – Erection of a three storey building consisting 16 no. 1 & 2 bedroom flats with associated car parking and landscaping, at MORNINGSIDE, 8 UXBRIDGE ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 7AL, for Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association

11 08 18 PC i - (13) 11 1319 ful - 8 uxbridge road - rickmansworth (doc)


11/1325/FUL - Enlargement of approved rear loft window permitted under planning permission reference 10/2254/FUL (Two-storey side and rear extensions, alterations to roof including formation of rear gable and single-storey front extension.  Alterations to front hardstanding), at 31 CROFTERS ROAD, NORTHWOOD, MIDDLESEX, HA6 3EB, for Mr Kelly Vhora

11 08 18 PC i - (14) 11 1325 ful - 31 crofters road - northwood (doc)


11/1340/FUL – Variation of condition 4 of planning permission 11/0409/FUL to permit velux windows in north east and north west roofslopes at 36 CHESTNUT AVENUE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4HB for Mr P Mills

11 08 18 PC i - (15) 11 1340 ful - 36 chestnut avenue - rickmansworth (doc)


11/1345/RSP – Part retrospective: Amendment to 10/2424/FUL (two storey rear extension and conversion of existing dwelling into a pair of semi-detached dwellings) to allow for different window and door configurations/positions and all crittal windows to be double glazed at THE COTTAGE, HOMEFIELD ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5QJ for Masma Limited

11 08 18 PC i - (16) 11 1345 rsp - the cottage - homefield road - chorleywood (doc)


11/1424/FUL – First floor side extension, conservatory and rear pitched roof with roof lights at 73 SUMMERHOUSE WAY, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WD5 0DX for Mrs C Parrott

11 08 18 PC i - (17) 11 1424 ful - 73 summerhouse way - abbots langley (doc)


11/1490/PDNT – Erection of a 14.8m column with cabinets and ancillary development at HIGHWAY LAND, MOOR LANE CROSSING, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE for Vodafone Limited

11 08 18 PC i - (18) 11 1490 pdnt - moor lane crossing - rickmansworth (doc)


11/1493/FUL - Take out existing PVC-U windows to ground and first floor to front and end elevations and replace with double glazed softwood timber sliding sash windows at 54 DICKINSON SQUARE, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 3EJ for Thrive Homes Ltd

11 08 18 PC i - (19) 11 1493 ful - 54 dickinson square - croxley green (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