Planning Committee - 23 May 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House23rd May 2013


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 23 May 2013 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

To be appointed at Annual Council on 21 May 2013.

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
14 May 2013

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 18 April 2013.

13 04 18 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 for TPO application 13/0670/TPO submitted by Councillor C Aryton; Re-pollard x5 Lime trees (tilia x europaea) to G15 protected by Three Rivers (Abbots Road, Abbots Langley) Tree Preservation Order 2011

13 05 23 PC i - (05) 13 0670 tpo - abbots road - abbots langley (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (Skidmore Clinic, Skidmore Way, Rickmansworth) Tree Preservation Order 2013

13 05 23 PC i - (06) tpo - skidmore clinic- skidmore way - rickmansworth (doc)


Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (170 Oaklands Avenue, Oxhey Hall, Watford) Tree Preservation Order 2012

13 05 23 PC i - (07) tpo - 170 oaklands avenue - oxhey hall - watford (doc)




The following applications (agenda items 9 to 27) 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.


13/0319/FUL – Demolition of existing care home building and garage. Removal of existing vehicular entrance, access road, parking facilities and turning road. Construction of replacement residential care home with 37 bedrooms. Creation of new vehicular entrance and car parking area. Landscaping works to create new secure enclosed private garden area at TROUTSTREAM HALL, CHORLEYWOOD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS WD3 4EX for Pilgrim Homes (Trading) Ltd


13/0320/CAC - Conservation Area Consent: Demolition of existing care home at TROUTSTREAM HALL, CHORLEYWOOD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS WD3 4EX for Pilgrim Homes (Trading) Ltd

13 05 23 PC i - (09) 13 0319 ful and 13 0339 cac - troutstream hall - chorleywood road - rickmansworth (doc)


13/0368/FUL – Erection of two new detached dwelling houses to the front and rear of the site, involving the demolition of the existing dwelling with associated landscaping, parking and accesses onto The Drive and The Climb (amendment to planning permission 11/2009/FUL) at 62 THE DRIVE AND LAND TO THE REAR OF 58 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4EB for A D Residential Ltd

13 05 23 PC i - (10) 13 0368 ful - 62 the drive - rickmansworth (doc)


13/0386/FUL – District Council Application: Conversion of existing amenity area (part thereof) into 5 parking bays to include entry point at 1-8 HANDSWORTH WAY, SOUTH OXHEY, HERTS for Three Rivers District Council

13 05 23 PC i - (11) 13 0386 ful - 1-8 handsworth way - south oxhey (doc)


13/0391/FUL - District Council Application: Conversion of part of existing grass verges into parking areas for up to 5 vehicles at OUTSIDE BELLINGDON FLATS AND 11-19 ROMILLY DRIVE, CARPENDERS PARK, HERTFORDSHIRE for Three Rivers District Council

13 05 23 PC i - (12) 13 0391 ful - bellingdon flats and romilly drive - carpenders park (doc)


13/0409/FUL - Removal of existing scaffold yard and creation of residential development of 3 detached houses with road sewers and all ancillary works at 23A NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 3EJ for High Rise Scaffolding

13 05 23 PC i - (13) 13 0409 ful - 23a new road - croxley green (doc)


13/0475/FUL – Change of use of land from use for the stabling and keeping of horses, to use as a residential caravan site for 6 Gypsy families, each with two caravans, including laying of hardstanding and conversion of stables to provide 6 day rooms at GREEN ACRES, OXHEY LANE, CARPENDERS PARK, HERTS, WD19 5BA for Mr Daley

13 05 23 PC i - (14) 13 0475 ful - green acres - oxhey lane - carpenders park (doc)


13/0477/FUL – Extension and conversion to 4 no. residential units with associated landscaping, parking and additional vehicular access onto Yorke Road, at FORMER YORKE ROAD SCHOOL, YORKE ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3DW, for Mr P O’Reilly

13 05 23 PC i - (15) 13 0477 ful - former yorke road school - yorke road - croxley green (doc)


13/0481/FUL – Variation of Condition 2 of planning permission 12/1341/RSP: To remove the words "and to ensure that the development provides inclusive access and egress to the general public" from the reason for condition at SANSOM CLOSE, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3GL for PWin Developments Ltd

13 05 23 PC i - (16) 13 0481 ful - sansom close - croxley green (doc)


13/0501/FUL – Change of use of ground floor from Class A1 Retail to Class A1/A3 Retail Cafe with outdoor seating and increased hours of opening at ABERDEEN HOUSE, 46 HERONSGATE ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5BB, for Mrs Kirby

13 05 23 PC i - (17) 13 0501 ful - aberdeen house - 46 heronsgate road - chorleywood (doc)


13/0503/FUL - Extensions and alterations to detached house including new boundary wall and gates, hardstanding to frontage and vehicle crossover at KINGS GATE, 5 VALLEY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS. WD3 4RT for Mr S Ghani

13 05 23 PC i - (18) 13 0503 ful - kings gate - 5 valley road - rickmansworth (doc)


13/0522/RSP - Part retrospective: Change of use of land to a residential caravan site for one gypsy family. The site to contain one static caravan, one touring caravan and parking for two vehicles with associated hardstanding and portaloo at LAND ADJACENT TO 321B UXBRIDGE ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH for Mr Thomas Cosgrave

13 05 23 PC i - (19) 13 0522 rsp - 321b uxbridge road - rickmansworth (doc)


13/0530/RSP – Retrospective: Single storey rear extension and raised rear patio at 112 CARPENDERS AVENUE, CARPENDERS PARK, WATFORD, WD19 5BW for Mr Sleeman

13 05 23 PC i - (20) 13 0530 rsp - 112 carpenders avenue - carpenders park - watford (doc)


13/0544-FUL - Replacement of existing temporary mobile home with detached permanent agricultural workers dwelling incorporating 2 bedrooms, office and clean-down facilities, with separate garage and log store at THE MULBERRY BUSH, DAWES LANE, SARRATT, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 6BQ for Mr Tim Norris

13 05 23 PC i - (21) 13 0544 ful - the mulberry bush - dawes lane - sarratt (doc)


13/0588/FUL - Demolition of existing two storey dwelling and replacement with two storey dwelling and detached single storey double garage with habitable roof space, retention of the existing access and ancillary works which include landscaping and the provision of new gates at BEECHCROFT COTTAGE, CHALFONT LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5PP for Mr and Mrs Ashby/Hutchinson/Garfath

13 05 23 PC i - (22) 13 0588 ful - beechcroft cottage - chalfont lane - chorleywood (doc)


13/0663/FUL - Single storey side extension incorporating replacement outbuilding for use in connection with main dwellinghouse at 167 TUDOR WAY, MILL END, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 7HN for Mr P Gugenheim

13 05 23 PC i - (23) 13 0663 ful - 167 tudor way - rickmansworth (doc)


13/0678/FUL - Redevelopment/replacement of existing garage to include a small office for home working with sink and toilet at 18 MOSS CLOSE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1NE for Mr Chris Gomes

13 05 23 PC i - (24) 13 0678 ful - 18 moss close - rickmansworth (doc)


13/0681/FUL - Demolition of existing two storey side and single storey rear extensions and erection of two storey side and single storey side and rear extensions, loft conversion including raising the ridge height, hip to gable conversion and installation of rooflights, alterations to front elevation including new porch and bay windows, alterations to fenestration, extension and alterations to raised rear terrace, creation of new crossover and parking space to front at 11 BEECHWOOD AVENUE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5RL for Ms Z Wilson

13 05 23 PC i - (25) 13 0681 ful - 11 beechwood avenue - chorleywood (doc)


13/0711/FUL - Demolish existing rear extension, new single storey side and rear extension at 154 DENHAM WAY, MAPLE CROSS, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 9SP for Mr Billy Gourd

13 05 23 PC i - (26) 13 0711 ful - 154 denham way - maple cross (doc)


13/0715/FUL - Proposed front dormer at 39 THELLUSSON WAY, MILL END, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 8RL for Mr Westcott and Ms Godfrey

13 05 23 PC i - (27) 13 0715 ful - 39 thellusson way - mill end (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