Planning Committee - 14 May 2014

Watersmeet, Rickmansworth14th May 2014


For a meeting to be held in the Colne Room, Watersmeet, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 14 May 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
2 May 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 24 April 2014.

14 04 24 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.




The following applications (agenda items 6 to 15) 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.


14/0255/FUL Erection of a detached dwelling to rear of 62 The Drive with associated landscaping, parking and access onto The Climb at 62 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 4EB, for Westfield Construction

14 05 14 PC i - (06) 14 0255 ful - 62 the drive - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0271/FUL – Single-storey rear extension, loft conversion including increase in ridge height, hip to Dutch hip extension and front and rear dormers, alterations to fenestration and extension to raised patio to rear at 109 BROOKDENE AVENUE, OXHEY HALL, WD19 4LG for Mr Syed Zaheer Abbas

14 05 14 PC i - (07) 14 0271 ful - 109 brookdene avenue - oxhey hall (doc)


14/0346/FUL - Removal of existing scaffolding yard and creation of residential development of 3 dwellinghouses with accommodation in roofspace with roads and all ancillary works, at 23a NEW ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 3EJ, for Westfield Homes

14 05 14 PC i - (08) 14 0346 ful - 23a new road - croxley green (doc)


14/0504/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of new two-storey dwelling with basement level and rear terrace at 88 HIGHFIELD WAY, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 7PH, for Mrs L Traill

14 05 14 PC i - (09) 14 0504 ful - 88 highfield way - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0516/FUL – Installation of render to dwellinghouse at 33 SOUTH ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5AS, for Mr and Mrs D Brennan

14 05 14 PC i - (10) 14 0516 ful - 33 south road - chorleywood (doc)


14/0550/FUL – Variation of Conditions 3 and 5 and remove Condition 6 of planning permission 13/1263/FUL for the retention of the existing hedging along the northern boundary at DEW POND HOUSE, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTS, WD3 5LT, for Mrs Mandy Summers

14 05 14 PC i - (11) 14 0550 ful - dew pond house - common road - chorleywood (doc)


14/0630/FUL – Single storey rear extension and loft conversion including rear dormer window and installation of two front roof lights at 81 EBURY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1BL, for Mr N Button

14 05 14 PC i - (12) 14 0630 ful - 81 ebury road - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0659/RSP – Part Retrospective: Two-storey side extension, single-storey front and rear extensions and alterations to roof to include second floor fenestration to front and rear and alteration to side dormer, at 71 HAREFIELD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1ND, for Mr Nilesh Mandalia

14 05 14 PC i - (13) 14 0659 rsp - 71 harefield road - rickmansworth (doc)


14/0693/FUL - Demolition of 24 flats, shop and community building and removal of garages and associated hard landscaping and creation of 46 new 1, 2 and 3 bed homes consisting of two to three storey buildings together with new shop, community facilities including community gardens, parking and landscaping at EASTERN SIDE OF BOUNDARY WAY ESTATE, BOUNDARY WAY, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS for Watford Community Housing Trust

This report is an issues report and a further report will be presented at the June meeting.

14 05 14 PC i - (14) 14 0693 ful - eastern side of boundary way estate - abbots langley (doc)


14/0743/FUL - Demolition of 7 garage blocks and erection of 16 new one and two-bed homes consisting of two-storey buildings, split over four separate areas, with associated parking and landscaping at BOUNDARY WAY, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTS for Watford Community Housing Trust 

This report is an issues report and a further report will be presented at the June meeting.

14 05 14 PC i - (15) 14 0743 ful - boundary way garage site - abbots langley (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