Planning Committee - 18 June 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House18th June 2015


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 18 June 2015 at 7.30pm.

 Members of the Planning Committee:-


Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman)

Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)


Diana Barber

David Major


Phil Brading

Debbie Morris


Marilyn Butler

Reena Ranger


Peter Getkahn

Alex Hayward

Ann Shaw OBE

Len Tippen


Steven Halls, Chief Executive

9 June 2015

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2.         MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2015 (circulated separately).

15 05 21 pc mins



            Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.



To receive any declarations of interest.

Where a member of this Planning Committee is also a member of a Parish Council he/she is entitled to take part in any debate at this Committee on an application within that Parish area provided that the Councillor

  •           has an open mind about the application
  •           is not bound by the views of the Parish Planning Committee and
  •           can deal with the application fairly and on its merits at Committee

Subject to the above the Councillor will declare a registrable non-pecuniary interest in the item as a member of the Parish Council and will be entitled to stay speak and vote



            The following applications (agenda items 6 to 11) 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.


6.         15/0331/FUL - Two storey side extension to create separate entrance to first floor flat, internal alterations and demolition of existing garage, at ST JOHN FISHER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, SHIRE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE for Westminster Roman Catholic Church Diocese Trustee

 15/0332/LBC – Listed Building Consent: Two storey side extension and demolition of existing garage, at ST JOHN FISHER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, SHIRE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE for Westminster Catholic Church Diocese Trustee

 15 06 18 PC i (06) 15 0331 FUL and 15 0332 LBC st john fisher roman catholic church shire lane

7.         15/0821/RSP - Part Retrospective: Construction of concrete base to accommodate proposed detached outbuilding to side of dwelling at 2 Latimer Chase, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 6FA for Mr Adam Leishman

 15 06 18 PC i (07) 15 0821 RSP 2 latimer chase chorleywood

8.         15/0841/FUL –Two storey side extension to replace the existing garage at 15 NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3EJ, for Mr John Gowing

 15 06 18 PC i (08) 15 0841 FUL 15 new road croxley green

9.         15/0879/FUL – Erection of an attached three bedroom dwelling with associated parking at 10 SOLESBRIDGE CLOSE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5SP for Ms Julie Collins

 15 06 18 PC i (09) 15 0879 FUL -10 solesbridge close chorleywood

10.       15/0899/PDNT Permitted Development Notice Telecommunications: Replacement of existing 12.5m pole with a new 15m high street works pole supporting 6 no antennas and the installation of 1 new cabinet and ancillary works at COMMUNICATIONS SITE ADJOINING 191 BALDWINS LANE, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE for CTIL and Vodaphone Limited

 15 06 18 PC i (10) 15 0899 PDNT communications site adjoining 191 baldwins lane croxley green

11.       15/0904/LBC - Listed Building Consent: Installation of handrail to entrance steps at BASING HOUSE, 46 HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1HP for Watford Borough Council

 15 06 18 PC i (11) 15 0904 LBC basing house rickmansworth

12.       OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.



            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.)

 1.          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 Core Strategy (adopted October 2011)
  • Development Management Policies LDD (adopted July 2013)
  • Site Allocations Local Development Document (SALDD) (adopted November 2014)
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule (adopted February 2015)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
  • National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance
  • Government Circulars
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)
  • 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
  • The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
  • The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010
  • The Localism Act (November 2011)
  • The Growth and Infrastructure Act (April 2013)
  • Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015
  • Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015