Planning Committee - 15 December 2016

15 December 2016
Planning Committee - Agenda and Reports


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 15 December 2016 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Planning Committee:-

Councillors:-        Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman)        Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)

Diana Barber      David Major

Phil Brading      Debbie Morris

Marilyn Butler      Reena Ranger

Peter Getkahn      Ann Shaw OBE

Alex Hayward                                 Stephen King

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
6 December 2016

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 2016.

16 11 17 PC mins


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. The following applications (agenda items 6 to 13) 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.

6. 16/1523/FUL - Construction of a new secondary school incorporating construction of a two storey academic building; ancillary sports hall and facilities; playing fields and landscaping bund; together with new car parking areas; drop-off and related highway works including a new roundabout to facilitate access, at PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT SITE AT LONG LANE, MILL END, HERTFORDSHIRE, for The Reach Free School on behalf of the Education Funding Agency

16 12 15 PC i (06) 16-1523-FUL Committee Report

7. 16/2040/AOD – Approval of Details: Details pursuant to Condition 18 of hybrid planning permission 16/0005/FUL comprising layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for Phase 1B (Station Approach), at STATION APPROACH, SOUTH OXHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE for Countryside Properties PLC

16 12 15 PC i (07) 16-2040-AOD Report

8. 16/2279/RSP – Part Retrospective: Erection of timber garage and hardstanding for vehicle access at LAND TO THE NORTH EAST OF WHITEGATES, NOTTINGHAM ROAD, HERONSGATE, HERTS, WD3 5DL for Mrs S Romano

16 12 15 PC I (08) 16 2279 RSP Land to north east of Whitegates Heronsgate

9. 16/2286/FUL – Demolition of no. 18 Gallows Hill Lane and construction of four detached dwellings on land to the rear with associated access, landscaping, parking and alterations to existing access at 18 GALLOWS HILL LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, WD5 0DA for Thorne Barton Estates Ltd

16 12 15 PC i (09) 16-2286-FUL 18 Gallows Hill Lane - Committee Report

10. 16/2304/FUL - Demolition of existing Scout hut and construction of single storey building to be used for vehicle repair and sales with associated landscaping and boundary treatments at FAYER HALL SCOUT HUT, OXHEY DRIVE, SOUTH OXHEY, WATFORD, WD19 7SE for Major Works Team Three Rivers District Council

16 12 15 PC i (10) 16 2304 FUL Fayer Hall Scout Hut Oxhey Drive South Oxhey

11. 16/2305/FUL - Construction of single storey Scout hut and alterations to landscaping at PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS, GREEN LANE, OXHEY HALL for Major Works Team Three Rivers District Council

16 12 15 PC i (11) 16 2305 FUL Tennis Courts Green Lane Oxhey Hall

12. 16/2208/FUL – Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension and erection of front porch at 2 THE FAIRWAY, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD5 0JT for Mr and Mrs D Woolner.

16 12 15 PC i (12) 16 2208 FUL 2 The Fairway Committee report

13. 16/2444/FUL - Replacement play equipment and associated alterations including to landscaping and boundary with change from three separate areas to one at MANOR HOUSE RECREATION GROUND, GALLOWS HILL LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE for Abbots Langley Parish Council

16 12 15 PC i (13) 16 2444 FUL Manor House Recreation Ground Gallows Hill Lane

14. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.


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