Planning Committee - 19 November 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House19th November 2015



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

Ann Shaw OBE

                     Alex Hayward                                      Len Tippen

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
10 November 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.

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2.         MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2015 (circulated separately).

15 10 15 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.


5.         Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (18 North Approach Moor Park Northwood) Tree Preservation Order 2015

15 11 19 PC i - (05) TPO 18 North Approach - Moor Park - Northwood


6.         Consideration of an application to remove a tree protected by the Three Rivers (The Drive ,Chorleywood) Tree Preservation Order 2010 (TPO741)

15 11 19 PC i - (06) TPO The Drive, Chorleywood



7.         Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (St. Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood) Tree Preservation Order 2015

15 11 19 PC i - (07) TPO St Clement Danes School Chenies Road Chorleywood



The following applications (agenda items 7 to 14) 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.


9.         15/1207/FUL - Demolition of one outbuilding, extension of existing pump house to provide additional storage or distribution (Class B8) space, extension of second outbuilding to be used for ancillary staff facilities, use of third outbuilding as site/security office and alterations to landscaping and outside storage area at TROY MILLS, OLD UXBRIDGE ROAD, WEST HYDE, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 9YB for Cheetah Couriers

15 11 19 PC i - (09) 15 1207 FUL - Troy Mills Old - Uxbridge Road - West Hyde


10.       15/1717/FUL - Erection of two detached bungalows including alterations to land levels and alterations to existing parking area serving numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Clovers Court at LAND ADJACENT TO CLOVERS COURT, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5AD for Ms Fitzgibbon

15 11 19 PC i - (10) 15 1717 FUL - Land adjcent to Clovers Court - Chorleywood


11.       15/1874/FUL: District Council Application: Installation of photovoltaic panels to roofslopes at THREE RIVERS HOUSE, NORTHWAY, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS for Three Rivers District Council

15 11 19 PC i - (11) 15 1874 FUL - Three Rivers House Northway Rickmansworth


12.       15/1890/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 LEAVESDEN COUNTRY PARK NORTH, COLLEGE ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WD5 0GE for Watford and District YMCA

15 11 19 PC i - (12) 15 1890 FUL - Leavesden Country Park North - College Road - Abbots Langley


13.       15/1956/FUL - First floor front and side extension, single storey rear extension, loft conversion including rear dormer and front and rear rooflights and alterations to frontage to provide parking at 18 MOSS CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1NE for Mr and Mrs Chris Gomes

15 11 19 PC i - (13) 15 1956 FUL - 18 Moss Close - Rickmansworth


14.       15/2028/PDNT - Permitted Development Notice Telecommunications: Replacement of existing 12.5m pole with a new 13.5m pole including 3 antennas and ancillary works, at COMMUNICATIONS SITE ADJOINING 191 BALDWINS LANE, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE for CTIL and Vodaphone Limited

15 11 19 PC i - (14) 15 2028 PDNT - Comms Site - adjoining Baldwins Lane - Croxley Green


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


15a.     15/1026/FUL for 'Construction of 95 houses and flats and associated works to include provision of access and access to adjoining land to facilitate erection of a primary school; provision of associated infrastructure including a foul water pumping station and substation; and provision of open space including an equipped play area' at LAND ADJACENT TO WOODSIDE ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD25 0LB for Taylor Wimpey Strategic Land

15 11 19 PC i (15a) 15 1026 FUL aob Woodside Road - Abbots Langley



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