Planning Committee - 20 February 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House20th February 2014


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 20 February 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman), Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Ayrton

Phil Brading

Pam Hames

Ty Harris

Paula Hiscocks

Stephen King

David Major

Amrit Mediratta

Ann Shaw OBE

Len Tippen


Steven Halls, Chief Executive
11 February 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 23 January 2014.

14 01 23 PC mins (doc)




Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 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 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.


13/2274/FUL– Part single, part two-storey side extension.  Single storey front and rear extension, at 48 Ladywalk, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, WD3 9YZ for Mr T Hayman

14 02 20 PC i - (06 ) 13 2274 ful - 48 ladywalk - maple cross - rickmansworth (doc)


13/2277/FUL - Demolition of existing hotel and restaurant and the construction of 31 residential units, with associated parking and communal amenity space, at LONG ISLAND EXCHANGE, VICTORIA CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4EQ, for Keay Homes (Long Island Exchange) Ltd

14 02 20 PC i - (07) 13 2277 ful - long island exchange - victoria close - rickmansworth (doc)


13/2390/FUL – Part change of use from Class D1 (Public Hall) to Class A3 (Restaurant/Café) with associated alterations to fenestration including relocation of main entrance, internal alterations and erection of internally illuminated fascia sign at HENDERSON MEMORIAL HALL, HIGH STREET, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WD5 5OR for The Henderson Hub Company Ltd

14 02 20 PC i - (08) 13 2390 ful - henderson memorial hall - high street - abbots langley (doc)


13/2391/ADV – Advertisement Consent: Erection of internally illuminated fascia sign and non-illuminated cabinet display unit to front elevation of building at HENDERSON MEMORIAL HALL, HIGH STREET, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WD5 5OR for The Henderson Hub Company Ltd

14 02 20 PC i - (09) 13 2391 adv - henderson memorial hall - high street - abbots langley (doc)


13/2394/FUL – Temporary retention of containers used for motorbike storage, workshop, kitchen, classroom and W/C to serve a community project at FRANCIS COMBE ACADEMY, HORSESHOE LANE, WATFORD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS, WD25 7HW for Mr P Legrove

14 02 20 PC i - (10) 13 2394 ful - francis combe academy - horseshoe lane - watford (doc)


14/0065/RSP – 0.9 metre high timber picket fence to front garden boundary at 60 GROVE FARM PARK, NORTHWOOD, HA6 2BQ for Mr MURRAY

14 02 20 PC i - (11) 14 0065 rsp - 60 grove farm park - northwood (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 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