Planning Committee - 19 March 2020

19 March 2020
Planning Committee - Agenda and Reports



For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth on Thursday 19 March 2020 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Planning Committee:-


Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

Sara Bedford

Marilyn Butler

Steve Drury

Peter Getkahn

Raj Khiroya

Keith Martin (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Lloyd

Stephen King

Debbie Morris

Michael Revan

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

10 March 2020

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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2.         MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 27 February 2020.



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 10) 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.

5.  19/2117/FUL - Retention of temporary car park and associated works at CAR PARK, HENBURY WAY, SOUTH OXHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE


619/2133/FUL - Demolition of existing buildings and provision of 345 residential units (Use Class C3) in 2 buildings ranging from 3-7 storeys including a 1 and 2 storey podium; 621sqm of flexible commercial floor space (Use Class A1-A5, B1, D1/D2); 1,754sqm retail floorspace (Use Class A1) podium and surface level car and cycle parking; landscaping; and associated works at LAND AT SOUTH OXHEY, SOUTH OXHEY CENTRAL, HERTFORDSHIRE


7.  19/2419/OUT - Outline application: Residential development of up to 53 dwellings, construction of parking spaces, associated landscaping, infrastructure works and ancillary works including the demolition of the existing shelter (matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved) at LAND TO THE SOUTH OF FOXGROVE PATH/HEYSHAM DRIVE, SOUTH OXHEY


8.  20/0108/RSP - Part Retrospective District Council Application: Refurbishment of existing play area including the installation of new equipment and the relocation and erection of fencing at SWILLETT PLAY AREA, HERONSGATE ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD


9.  20/0137/FUL - Extension to the existing accessible car park at WILLIAM PENN LEISURE CENTRE, SHEPHERDS LANE, MILL END, WD3 8JN


10.  20/0394/FUL – Demolition of detached garage and store and erection of single storey rear extension and two storey side extension at 102 KINDERSLEY WAY, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD5 0DQ


11.  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
  • Croxley Green Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version December 2018)

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