Planning Committee - 19 March 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House19th March 2015


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

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.

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance.  This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.

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.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 February 2015 (circulated separately).



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.

5.  Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (Frith Lodge Sandy Lane Northwood) Tree Preservation Order 2014

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 The following applications (agenda items 7 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.

7.  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

15-03-19-pc-i (07) 14-2240-rsp-pennyfields-the-green-sarratt.doc

8.  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

15-03-19-pc-i (08) -14-2363-ful-godavari-chorleywood-road-rickmansworth.doc

9.  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

15-03-19-pc-i (09) 14-2493-ful-valley-view-farm-carpenders-park.doc (doc)

10.  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

15-03-19-pc-i (10) 14-2520-ful-long-island-exchange-victoria-close-rickmansworth.doc (doc)

11.  15/0098/FUL Variation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans) of planning permission 11/2606/FUL (Construction of 7 flats within 2 existing dwellings: Beulah House - Two storey and single storey rear and side extensions and internal alterations including loft conversion with new dormer window and conversion into 5 flats. The Coach House - Two-storey side extension, removal of existing external staircase, conversion of garage to habitable room, internal alterations and alterations to fenestration and conversion into 2 flats) to allow substitution of plans to enlarge rear extension, increase in ridge height, internal alterations and amendments to fenestration at BEULAH HOUSE/BEULAH FLAT, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5LN for Yeoman Homes.

15-03-19-pc-i (11) 15-0098-ful-beulah-house-common-road-chorleywood.doc

12.  15/0120/FUL – Construction of two 3-bedroom bungalows with detached garages, hard landscaping and associated landscaping at LAND ADJOINING NUMBERS 1 AND 29 EASTWICK CRESCENT, MILL END, HERTFORDSHIRE for Bilton Land Ltd

15-03-19-pc-i (12) 15-0120-ful-land-at-eastwick-crescent-mill-end.doc

13.  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

15-03-19-pc-i (13) 15-0130-ful-hornhill-recreation-ground-maple-cross.doc

14.  15/0158/FUL - Installation of mobile base station to include erection of 20m monopole with a headframe of six antennas and one 600mm dish; installation of two equipment cabinets and ancillary works, at PUMPING STATION, BATCHWORTH DEPOT, HAREFIELD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, for CTIL & Telefonica UK Ltd & Vodafone Ltd

15-03-19-pc-i (14) 15-0158-ful-pumping-station-batchworth-depot-rickmansworth.doc

15.  15/0161/FUL – Single storey side/rear extension and smooth rendering of existing house at 99 KINDERSLEY WAY, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WD5 0DG for Ms Julie Collins

 15-03-19-pc-i (15) 15-0161-ful-99-kindersley-way-abbots-langley.doc

16.  15/0192/FUL – Single storey side extension, part single, part two storey rear extension, front porch and alterations to fenestration at 95 GALLOWS HILL LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD5 0DD for Mr Chris Cornes

15-03-19-pc-i (16) 15-0192-ful-95-gallows-hill-lane-abbots-langley.doc

17.  15/0302//FUL - District Council Application: Replacement multi games unit and replacement tar macadam surface at PLAYGROUND AT LOVE LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY for Abbots Langley Parish Council

15-03-19-pc-i (17) 15-0302-ful-playground-love-lane-abbots-langley.doc

18.  15/0358/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

15-03-19-pc-i (18) 15-0358-ful-2-the-climb-rickmansworth.doc

19.  15/0362/FUL – Resurfacing and refurbishment of tennis courts to include surfacing to create a MUGA facility, 3G pitches, replacement fencing to existing courts and extension of footpath around southern edge and erection of 8 x 10m high directional lights to court at TENNIS COURTS, LEAVESDEN COUNTRY PARK NORTH, COLLEGE ROAD for Mr S Sapsford

Application withdrawn.


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