Planning Committee - 20 March 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House20th March 2014


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

14 02 20 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.


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (65 Copthorne Road Croxley Green) Tree Preservation Order 2014

14 03 20 PC i - (05) tpo - 65 copthorne road - croxley green (doc)




The following applications (agenda items 7 to 17) 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.


13/2277/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 03 20 PC i - (07) 13 2277 ful - long island exchange - victoria close - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0047/FUL – Demolition of garage and erection of part single, part two-storey side and rear extension at 86 RAGLAN GARDENS, OXHEY HALL, WATFORD, WD19 4LL for Mr and Mrs Karawalli

14 03 20 PC i - (08) 14 0047 ful - 86 raglan gardens - oxhey hall - watford (doc)


14/0060/FUL - Upgrade the outfield by reshaping it to solve drainage issue and manage surface water flows and create an attractive outfield with contoured grass target greens. Manage the water via a rainwater harvesting scheme to be stored in a new pond to the north of the outfield for re-use in the summer for irrigation. The installation of the storage pond represents a change of use in the northern field at OXHEY GOLF RANGE, PRESTWICK ROAD, WATFORD, WD19 7EX for Oxhey Park Golf Club

14 03 20 PC i - (09) 14 0060 ful - Oxhey Golf Range - Prestwick Road - Watford (doc)


14/0079/FUL - Demolition of rear extension, erection of first floor side extension and subdivision of dwelling into 2 residential units at 3 OAKFIELD, MILL END, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 8LR for Ms E Wakeman

14 03 20 PC i - (10) 14 0079 ful - 3 oakfield - mill end (doc)


14/0109/FUL Demolition of existing garage blocks and construction of two detached three bedroom dwellings with associated parking and landscaping at Land Rear Of 8 AUSTIN VILLAS, WOODSIDE ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE

14 03 20 PC i - (11) 14 0109 ful - land rear of 8 austin villas - woodside road - abbots langley (doc)


14/0127/FUL - District Council Application: Installation of parkour facility at BALDWINS LANE RECREATION GROUND, BALDWINS LANE, CROXLEY GREEN for Three Rivers District Council

14 03 20 PC i - (12) 14 0127 ful - baldwins lane - recreation ground - croxley green (doc)


14/0128/FUL - District Council Application: Installation of parkour facility at KING GEORGE V PLAYING FIELDS, SHEPHERDS LANE, RICKMANSWORTH for Three Rivers District Council

14 03 20 PC i - (13) 14 0128 ful - king george v playing fields - mill end (doc)


14/0137/FUL - Partial demolition of existing building and erection of single storey side and rear extension and infilling of front porch.  Alterations to roof including provision of front and rear gables and rooflights to serve proposed first floor accommodation.  Alterations to fenestration at 16 BEACON WAY, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 7PG for Mr and Mrs G Pithouse

14 03 20 PC i - (14) 14 0137 ful - 16 beacon way - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0186/FUL – Erection of an attached three bedroom dwelling with associated parking at 10 SOLESBRIDGE CLOSE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5SP for Mr M Beesening

14 03 20 PC i - (15) 14 0186 ful - 10 solesbridge close - chorleywood (doc)


14/0236/FUL – Installation of portacabin to be used as a small office and mess room for employees at PARISH COUNCIL DEPOT, HIGH STREET, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD5 0AP for Abbots Langley Parish Council

14 03 20 PC i - (16) 14 0236 ful - parish council depot - high street - abbots langley (doc)


14/0339/FUL – Construction of pedestrian footpaths within the Aquadrome at THE AQUADROME, FROGMOOR LANE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1NB for Three Rivers District Council

14 03 20 PC i - (17) 14 0339 ful - the aquadrome - frogmoor lane - 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