Planning Committee - 21 May 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House21st May 2015



 For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 21 May 2015 at 7.30pm.

 Members of the Planning Committee:-

 To appointed at the Annual Council meeting on 19 May 2015

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

12 May 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 23 April 2015.

15 04 23 PC mins (draft)


             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 (Land Between Bell Lane and Millhouse Lane, Bedmond) Tree                       Preservation Order 2015

15 05 21 PC i (05) tpo land between bell lane and millhouse lane bedmond with plan


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.

7.         15/0261/FUL - Construction of 66 residential apartments, car parking, open space, landscaping and associated works, at FORMER GAS WORKS, WHARF LANE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, for St William Homes LLP

 Application withdrawn

8.         15/0322/RSP – Part Retrospective: Retention of skylight roof access, installation of working platform and balustrade for plant and roof maintenance only at 171 HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1AY for Mr Hunter

 15 05 21 PC i (08) 15 0322 rsp 171 high street rickmansworth

9.         15/0331/FUL - District Council Application: Two storey side extension to create separate entrance to first floor flat, internal alterations and demolition of existing garage, at ST JOHN FISHER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, SHIRE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE for Westminster Roman Catholic Church Diocese Trustee

15/0332/LBC – Listed Building Consent: Two storey side extension and demolition of existing garage, at ST JOHN FISHER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, SHIRE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE for Westminster Catholic Church Diocese Trustee

 15 05 21 pc i (09) 15 0331 ful st john fisher roman catholic church shire lane chorleywood

10.       15/0435/FUL - Erection of gas pressure reduction station, at BRITISH GAS TRANSCO, WHARF LANE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, for National Grid

 15 05 21 PC i (10) 15 0435 ful british gas transco wharf lane rickmansworth

11.       15/0570/RSP: Part Retrospective: Single storey front extension and porch at 38 BEDFORD ROAD, MOOR PARK, HERTFORDSHIRE, HA6 2AZ for Mr Prashant Chopra

 15 05 21 PC i (11) 15 0570 RSP part-retrospective 38 bedford road moor park

12.       15/0733/RSP – Part Retrospective: Vehicle hardstanding and soft landscaping to site frontage at 8 ORMONDE ROAD, MOOR PARK, HERTFORDSHIRE, HA6 2EL for Ms Ranger

 15-05-21 (PC) i (12) 15 0733 RSP 8 ormonde road moor park

13.       15/0754/FUL-First floor side extension, conversion of garage into habitable accommodation and alterations to fenestration at 66 BYEWATERS, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD18 8WJ for Mrs Phillips

 15 05 21 PC i (13) 15 0754 FUL - 66 byewaters croxley green

14.       15/0879/FUL – Erection of an attached three bedroom dwelling with associated parking at 10 SOLESBRIDGE CLOSE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5SP for Ms Julie Collins

 15 05 21 pc i (14) 15 0879 FUL 10 solesbridge close chorleywood


             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