Planning Committee - 21 January 2016

21 January 2016
Planning Committee - Agenda and Reports


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 21 January 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                                    Len Tippen

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
12 January 2015

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.

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance.  This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.


2.         MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2015.



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 (58 Sandy Lodge Road Moor Park Rickmansworth) Tree Preservation Order 2015

58 Sandy Lodge Road Rickmansworth

6.         Consideration of Objections and Confirmation of Three Rivers (Highway verge at Delta Gain to the rear of Bucklands) Tree Preservation Order 2015

Highway verge at Delta Gain


The following applications (agenda items 8 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.

8.         15/2230/FUL - Construction of 48 residential apartments with car parking, open space, landscaping and associated works, at FORMER GAS WORKS, WHARF LANE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1HA for St William Homes LLP

Former Gas Works Wharf-Lane

addendum to Former Gas Works Wharf Lane

9.         15/2231/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of replacement dwelling and landscaping at 38 VALLEY ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4DS for Mr and Mrs Patel

38 Valley Road Rickmansworth

10.       15/2412/FUL - Single storey side and rear extensions, alteration to existing conservatory roof, addition of rooflights and internal alterations at 50 RUGBY WAY, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3PH for Mr Renato Messere

50 Rugby Way Croxley Green

11.       15/2433/FUL - Part Retrospective: Replacement garage with pitched roof, single storey rear extension, single storey front extension, conversion of second garage to habitable accommodation and front porch (Amendment to 14/1054/FUL to include increase in footprint of the front porch, replacement windows, addition of sun tunnels and rooflights) at 10 GROVE FARM PARK, NORTHWOOD, HERTS, HA6 2BQ for Mrs Sita Bhundia.

10 Grove Farm Park Northwood

12.       15/2479/FUL - Variation of condition 2 (plan numbers) of planning permission 13/1963/FUL (Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of detached two-storey dwelling with additional accommodation at second floor and basement levels.  Improvement of existing access and associated ancillary works) to include alterations to elevations, addition of central gable to front and addition and alteration to roof lanterns at 31 BEDFORD ROAD, MOOR PARK, HA6 2AY for Mr and Mrs Ahuja

31 Bedford Road Moor Park

13.       15/2509/FUL - Application to modify Section 106 Obligation for planning permission 12/1968/FUL (Renewal of 08/2239/FUL: Demolition of existing car showroom and workshop and redevelopment of site to create new convenience retail store, seven flats (including three affordable units) in two blocks and retail office space with associated car parking and access) to make provision for affordable housing through a financial contribution rather than on site, at 189 – 191 WATFORD ROAD, CROXLEY GREEN, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 3ED, for Clancy Development Limited

189-191 Watford Rd Croxley Green

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