Planning Committee - 22 September 2016

22 September 2016
Planning Committee - Agenda and Reports


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 22 September 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
13 September 2016

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.

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 August 2016.



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. Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (30 Blacketts Wood Drive, Chorleywood) Tree Preservation Order 2016

16 09 22 PC i - (05) TPO 30 Blacketts Wood Drive Chorleywood

6. Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (The White House, East Lane, Bedmond) Tree Preservation Order 2016

16 09 22 PC i - (06) TPO The White House East Lane Bedmond


7. The following applications (agenda items 8 to 14) 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.

8.    16/1179/FUL - Construction of two detached dwellings on land to the rear of 4 to 10 Bucknalls Lane with detached single garage and associated landscaping and access via Tudor Manor Gardens at REAR OF 4, 6, 8 AND 10 BUCKNALLS LANE, GARSTON, WATFORD, WD25 9JQ for Heathfield Homes Ltd

16 09 22 PC i - (08) 16 1179 FUL RO 4 6 8 and 10 Bucknalls Lane Garston

9. 16/1316/FUL – Single storey side extension, part single part two storey rear extension and subdivision of the existing dwelling into one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom semi-detached dwelling at 180 HIGHFIELD WAY, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 7PJ for Ms K Hurst & Mr J Davies

16 09 22 PC i (09) 16-1316-FUL 180 Highfield Way - Committee Report

10. 16/1457/FUL - Demolition of existing garage and erection of single storey outbuilding with chimney flue, at BANK END, 50 QUICKLEY LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5AF, for Mr & Mrs McGrath.

16 09 22 PC i (10) 16-1457-FUL Bank End 50 Quickley Lane Chorleywood

11. 16/1488/FUL - Demolition of existing double garage and construction of replacement detached outbuilding, at 25 Langley Lane , Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0LS, for Mr Egan

16 09 22 PC i (11) 16-1488-FUL 25 Langley Lane Abbots Langley

12. 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 09 22 PC i (12) 16-1523-FUL Preliminary Committee Report

13. 16/1636/FUL – First floor side and rear extension; front dormer; and alterations to fenestration and roof to rear at CARTREF 24 SHIRE LANE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5NP for Dr Daniel Strother

16 09 22 PC i (13) 16-1636-FUL 24 Shire Lane - Committee Report

14. 16/1169/OUT – Outline Application: Construction of three detached dwellings to include reuse of existing access from Old Chorleywood Road with alterations to access (appearance, landscaping and scale reserved) at LAND REAR OF OLD CHORLEYWOOD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH for Millen Homes Ltd

16 09 22 PC i (14) 16-1669-OUT Land rear of Old Chorleywood Road - Committee Report

15. 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