Planning Committee - 18 September 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House18th September 2014


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 18 September 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
9 September 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 14 August 2014.

14 08 14 PC mins (doc)




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 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.


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 09 18 PC i - (06) 14 1168 ful - boundary way combined site - abbots langley (doc)


14/1361/ADV – Erection of a variation of illuminated and non-illuminated signs relating to Waitrose Click and Collect Storage facilities at CAR PARK, CHORLEYWOOD RAILWAY STATION, STATION APPROACH, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5NE for John Lewis PLC

14 09 18 PC i - (07) 14 1361 adv - chorleywood car park - chorleywood (doc)


14/1476/RSP – Part Retrospective: Construction of brick wall along the east boundary and alterations to land levels at DWELLING ADJOINING QUALICUM LODGE, DOG KENNEL LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5EL for Turbeth Holdings Ltd

14 09 18 PC i - (08) 14 1476 rsp - dog kennel lane - chorleywood (doc)


14/1479/FUL - Erection of three new detached houses with accommodation in the roof space each with private garden, shared central courtyard and detached outbuildings and creation of new vehicular access to allow for a new driveway and access from Hunton Bridge Hill at 18 HUNTON BRIDGE HILL, HUNTON BRIDGE, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 8PU for Mr Gomme

14 09 18 PC i - (09) 14 1479 ful - 18 hunton bridge hill - hunton bridge - abbots langley (doc)


14/1483/FUL Construction of hardstanding and erection of an outbuilding at ROWAN COTTAGE, WHITEGATES CLOSE, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3JY for Mr N Rowley

14 09 18 PC i - (10) 14 1483 ful - rowan cottage - whitegates close (doc)


14/1491/FUL Demolition of existing double garage/store and erection of new 4 bedroom detached dwelling with associated landscaping works at PARROTTS, PARROTTS CLOSE, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3JZ for Mr Spencer Williams

14/1492/LBC Listed Building Consent: Demolition of existing double garage/store and erection of new 4 bedroom detached dwelling with associated landscaping works at PARROTTS, PARROTTS CLOSE, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3JZ for Mr Spencer Williams

14 09 18 PC i - (11) 14 1491 ful and 14 1492 lbc - parrotts close (doc)


14/1501/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 Fraser Investment Holdings Ltd

14 09 18 PC i - (12) 14 1501 rsp - beck house - 70b station road (doc)


14/1515/FUL – District Council Application: Improvement and resurfacing of existing pathways and bridle ways and associated gates, fences and bridge; redesign and creation of additional parking spaces in car park and creation of new section of pathway to facilitate new parking arrangements at BISHOPS WOOD, WOODCOCK HILL, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1PX for Three Rivers District Council

14 09 18 PC i - (13) 14 1515 ful - bishops wood - woodcock hill - rickmansworth (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