Planning Committee - 14 September 2017

14 September 2017
Planning Committee - Agenda and Reports


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 14 September 2017 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Planning Committee:-

Councillors:-      Chris Whately-Smith (Chairman)      Sarah Nelmes (Vice-Chairman)

Phil Brading      David Major

Marilyn Butler      Debbie Morris

Peter Getkahn

Alex Hayward      Chris Lloyd

Reena Ranger

Stephen King

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

5 September 2017

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.

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 17 August 2017.

17-08-17-pc-final-mins (doc)

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


The following applications (agenda items 5 to 9) 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.

  1. 17/0911/FUL – Single storey and two storey front and side extensions, conversion of garage to habitable accommodation and loft conversion including increase in ridge height and rear dormer at 23 PARKFIELD, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5AZ FOR Mr H Rupasinghe


  1. 17/1567/FUL – Demolition of Public House and erection of one three-storey and one two-storey residential block, comprising a total of 33 flats with associated parking and landscaping at THE GRAPEVINE PUBLIC HOUSE, PRESTWICK ROAD, SOUTH OXHEY, WD19 6XY for Watford Community Housing Trust


  1. 17/1277/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of five dwellings with associated alterations to access, parking and landscaping at AMBLEDOWN, CHORLEYWOOD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4ES for Mr Shaw


  1. 17/1482/FUL – Demolition of no. 18 Gallows Hill Lane and construction of five detached dwellings on land to the rear with associated access, landscaping, parking and alterations to existing access at 18 GALLOWS HILL LANE, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD5 0DA for Mr Peter MacGregor


  1. 17/1542/FUL – Single storey rear extension, alterations to fenestration, conversion of garage into habitable accommodation and extension to raised patio to rear at 66 WOLSEY ROAD, MOOR PARK, HA6 2EH for Mr Rajiv Khanna


  1. 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

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