Planning Committee - 23 April 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House23rd April 2015


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 23 April 2015 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Planning Committee:-



Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman)

Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)


Phil Brading

David Major


Marilyn Butler

Debbie Morris


Terry Dos Ramos

Reena Ranger


Peter Getkahn

Ann Shaw OBE


Raj Khiroya

Len Tippen

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

14 April 2015


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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




2.         MINUTES


To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2015.

 15 03 19 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.


5.         Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (Land outside 68-72 Alva Way Carpenders Park Watford) Tree Preservation Order 2015

15 04 23 pc i (05) tpo alva way carpenders park



The following applications (agenda items 7 to 18) 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.         15/0098/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 04 23 pc i (07) 15 0098 ful beulah house common road chorleywood

8.         15/0106/FUL – Alterations to frontage to create hardstanding with retaining walls and replacement of hedge to front boundary with brick wall and timber gate at 16 THE QUEENS DRIVE, MILL END, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 8LL for Mr Odita

 15 04 23 pc i (08) 15 0106 ful 16-the queens drive mill end

9.         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 04 23 pc i (09) 15 0120 ful land at eastwick crescent mill end

10.       15/0193/FUL – Variation of Conditions 2 (Plan Numbers), 5 (Obscure Glazing) and 6 (Minimum Cill Height) of planning permission 14/1851/FUL to allow for the resiting of the dwelling at Plot 2 and alterations to basement; windows to be openable below 1.7m; and obscure glazed rooflights to flank elevations only at 98 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4DU for Lois Gastoneaux Ltd

 15 04 23 pc i (10) 15 0193 ful 98 the drive rickmansworth

11.       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

 15 04 23 pc i (11) 15 0261 ful former gas works wharf lane rickmansworth (revised)

12.       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 04 23 pc i (12) 15 0358 ful 2 the climb rickmansworth

13.       15/0413/RSP – Part Retrospective: Subdivision of five-bedroom house to provide one two bedroom and one three bedroom dwelling at 59 Winton Crescent, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 3QX for Mrs Ross-Meering

15 04 23 pc i (13) 15 0413 rsp 59 winton crescent croxley green (subdivision)

14.       15/0423/FUL - Front porch and new rooflight over existing lightwell at SOUTHVIEW, THE GREEN, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3HT for Mr and Mrs C Jordan

15 04 23 pc i (14) 15 0423 ful southview the-green croxley green 

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

15 04 23 pc i (15) 15 0435 ful wharf lane rickmansworth

16.       15/0466/FUL – Erection of detached double garage to front of dwelling at DALILEA, SARRATT LANE, LOUDWATER, HERTS, WD3 4AS for Mr Percy McCloskey

 15 04 23 pc i (16) 15 0466 ful dalilea sarratt lane loudwater

17.       15/0557/FUL- Front Porch and application of render at 92 MALVERN WAY, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3QD for Mr Lowry

 15 04 23 pc i (17) 15 0557 ful 92 malvern way croxley green

18.       15/0688/FUL - District Council Application: Change of use of storage area to B1 (Office) use at WATERSMEET, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1EH for Three Rivers District Council

 15 04 23 pc i (18) 15 0688 ful watersmeet high street rickmansworth



            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