Planning Committee - 19 February 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House19th February 2015


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 19 February 2015 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 10 February 2015

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2015 (circulated separately).

15 01 22 PC mins


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.

5.  Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (10 and 12 Berks Hill, Chorleywood) Tree Preservation Order 2014

15 02 19 PC i (05) tpo -10 and 12 berk hill - chorleywood amended


The following applications (agenda items 7 to 20) 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.

7.  14/1621/HSC – Hazardous Substance Consent: Storage of fuel oil (up to 148.75 tonnes) and sludge gas (up to 9.64 tonnes) at MAPLE LODGE SEWAGE WORKS, MAPLE LODGE CLOSE, MAPLE CROSS for Thames Water Utilities Limited

15 02 19 PC i (07) 14 1621 hsc - maple lodge - sewage reatment works

8.  14/2106/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and garage and construction of detached dwelling with lower ground floor level and raised terraces and construction of detached garage to front of dwelling, including alterations to landscaping and drive at CHERRY HILL COTTAGE, TROUT RISE, LOUDWATER, WD3 4JR for Mr and Mrs Patel

15 02-19 PC i (08) 14 2106 ful - cherry hill - cottage - loudwater

9.  14/2240/RSP – Part Retrospective: Single storey rear extension and addition of rooflights to existing rear projection at PENNYFIELDS, THE GREEN, SARRATT, HERTS, WD3 6AT for Mr Roy Fidmont

15 02 19 PC i (09) 14 2240 rsp - pennyfields - the green - sarratt

10.  14/2333/FUL - Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of replacement dwelling at 7 ASKEW ROAD, MOOR PARK, HERTFORDSHIRE, HA6 2JE for Mr and Mrs B Patel

15 02 19 pc i (10) 14 2333 ful - 7 askew road - moor park

11.  14/2363/FUL – Two storey and first floor front extensions, first floor side extension, first floor rear conservatory and balcony to rear, loft conversion including increase in ridge height, creation of crown roof and front and rear dormers and alterations to fenestration at GODAVARI, CHORLEYWOOD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4EP

15 02 19 PC i - (11) 14 2363 ful - govavari - chorleywood road

12.  14/2364/FUL-Two storey rear extension, two storey side and rear extension to create annexe, alterations to fenestration and additional openings to existing property and alterations to landscaping at 47 GROVE FARM PARK, NORTHWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE, HA6 2BQ for Mr & Mrs Ansari.

15 02 19 PC i - (12) 14 2364 ful - 47 grove farm park - northwood

13.  14/2467/RSP – Retrospective: Alterations to rear external fire exit at ABBEYFIELD UK, GREVILLE HOUSE, CHORLEYWOOD CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4EG for Mr Moody

15 02 19 PC i - (13) 14 2467 rsp - abbeyfield (fire exit) - rickmansworth

14.  14/2478/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two detached dwellings with integral garages and accommodation within the roof space and associated works including alterations to land levels and vehicular access at 2 THE CLIMB, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4DX for Mr & Mrs Sheldon.

This application has been withdrawn

15.  14/2483/RSP - Retrospective: Application of render to rear elevation of rear extension and replacement of windows with sash windows at 3 NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTS, WD3 3EJ for Kate McHale

15 02 19 PC i - (15) 14 2483 rsp - 3 new road - croxley green

16.  14/2493/FUL - Demolition of outbuildings and construction of 14 houses, shared sports facilities and wildlife hide with associated contamination remediation, access and landscaping works at VALLEY VIEW FARM, OXHEY LANE, CARPENDERS PARK, HERTFORDSHIRE, HA5 4AJ for Amba Developments Limited

15 02 19 PC i - (16) 14 2493 ful - valley view farm - carpenders park

17.  14/2495/FUL – Demolition of no. 18 Gallows Hill Lane and construction of four detached dwellings on land to the rear with associated access, landscaping, parking and alterations to existing access at 18 GALLOWS HILL LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WD5 0DA for Thorne Barton Estates Ltd

15 02 19 PC i - (17) 14 2495 ful - 18 gallows hill lane - abbots langley

18.  14/2520/FUL - Demolition of the existing hotel and restaurant and the construction of 33 apartments and 4 houses with associated access, car parking spaces, cycle storage, amenity space and landscaping works, at THE LONG ISLAND EXCHANGE, 2 VICTORIA CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4EQ, for Chase (Rickmansworth) Ltd Formerly Keay Homes

15 02 19 PC i - (18) 14 2520 ful - long island exchange - rickmansworth

19.  15/0130/FUL - District Council Application: Installation of play area within existing public play and open space at HORNHILL RECREATION GROUND, CHALFONT ROAD, MAPLE CROSS for Three Rivers District Council

15 02 19 PC i - (19) 15 0130 ful - hornhill recreation ground - maple cross

20.  15/0132/FUL - District Council Application: Installation of play area within existing public play and open space at PLAY AREA, GREENFIELD AVENUE, CARPENDERS PARK for Three Rivers District Council

15 02 19 PC i - (20) 15 0132 ful - play area - greenfield avenue - carpenders park

21.  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).

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 Local Plan 1996 - 2011
  • Three Rivers Core Strategy (Adopted October 2011)
  • Development Management Policies LDD (adopted July 2013)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
  • Government Circulars
  • National Planning Policy Framework 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