Planning Committee - 23 January 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House23rd January 2014


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 23 January 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
14 January 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 12 December 2013 (circulated separately).

13 12 12 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 (6 Bedford Road, Moor Park, Northwood) Tree Preservation Order 2013

14 01 23 PC i - (05) tpo - 6 bedford road - moor park - northwood (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (26 Bedford Road, Moor Park, Northwood) Tree Preservation Order 2013

14 01 23 PC i - (06) tpo - 26 bedford road - moor park - northwood (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (39 Alva Way, Watford) Tree Preservation Order 2013

14 01 23 PC i - (07) tpo - 39 alva way - watford (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (111 Hillcroft Crescent, Watford) Tree Preservation Order 2013

14 01 23 PC i - (08) tpo - 111 hillcroft crescent - watford (doc)



The following applications (agenda items 10 to 16) 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.


13/2000/FUL - Variation of Condition 3 of planning permission 11/0165/FUL to allow the opening hours to 2300 each Monday to Sunday at 8 THE PARADE, DELTA GAIN, CARPENDERS PARK, WD19 5BL for Mr MALIK

14 01 23 PC i - (10) 13 2000 ful - 8 the parade - delta gain - cpark (doc)


13/2006/RSP – Part Retrospective: Demolition of existing single storey side extensions, front gable projections and roof and the erection of two storey side extension, new roof accommodating loft space served by front and rear dormer windows, single storey front, side and rear extension and new access at THE BARDS, CHOREYWOOD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4EU for Mr Aitchison

14 01 23 PC i - (11) 13 2006 rsp - the bards - chorleywood road - rickmansworth (doc)


13/2077/FUL - Construction of a discount food store (Class A1), associated car parking and landscaping at FORMER RICKMANSWORTH POLICE STATION, RECTORY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1FJ for LIDL UK Property Department

14 01 23 PC i - (12) 13 2077 ful - former police stn - rectory road - rickmansworth (doc)


13/2236/FUL - Habitat biodiversity improvements and installation of play area within existing public open space, at LAND ADJACENT TO 244 PRESTWICK ROAD, SOUTH OXHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, for Three Rivers District Council

14 01 23 PC i - (13) 13 2236 ful - 244 prestwick road - south oxhey (doc)


13/2246/FUL – Erection of a detached toilet block in existing car park at WEST HERTFORDSHIRE CREMATORIUM, HIGH ELMS LANE, WATFORD, WD25 0JS for West Herts Crematorium Joint Committee

14 01 23 PC i - (14) 13 2246 ful - west herts crem - high elms - watford (doc)


13/2256/FUL - Use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes for 3 no. gypsy pitches together with the formation of additional hardstanding and utility / dayrooms ancillary to that use at LAND BETWEEN LANGLEYBURY LANE AND OLD HOUSE LANE, LANGLEYBURY LANE, LANGLEYBURY, HERTS for Mr Jimmy Cash.

14 01 23 PC i - (15) 13 2256 ful - land between langleybury lane and old house lane - langleybury (doc)


13/2305/FUL - Demolition of existing car port and replacement with two storey side and rear extension, at 1 HIGHFIELD WAY, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 7PP, for Mr Desmond O’Donovan

14 01 23 PC i - (16) 13 2305 ful - 1 highfield way - 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 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