Planning Committee - 21 October 2021

21 October 2021
Planning Committee - Agenda and Reports


For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber at Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL on Thursday 21 October 2021 at 7.30pm

Members of the Planning Committee:-


Steve Drury  (Chair)

Sara Bedford

Ruth Clark

Alex Hayward

Chris Lloyd

Keith Martin

Raj Khiroya (Vice-Chair)

Stephen King

Debbie Morris

David Raw

Alison Scarth

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

12 October 2021

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2.         MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 23 September 2021.



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 Chair 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 they are 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


The following applications (agenda items 5 to 15) 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.  20/2659/RSP – Retrospective: Change of use for open storage of builder's machinery, equipment and material at MAPLE LODGE, DENHAM WAY, MAPLE CROSS, HERTS, WD3 9XD



6.  20/2774/RSP – Retrospective: Change of use of the site for vehicle hire along with the processing of construction waste materials aggregates and soil at MAPLE LODGE, DENHAM WAY, MAPLE CROSS, HERTS, WD3 9XD



7.  21/0424/RSP – Retrospective: Change of use of hanger for the maintenance and repair of lorries at MAPLE LODGE, DENHAM WAY, MAPLE CROSS, HERTS, WD3 9XD

-07-21-10-21-pc-i-21-0424-rsp-maple-lodge-denham-way_buck-transfer. (pdf)plans


8.  21/0573/FUL - Comprehensive redevelopment to provide 2 no. warehouse Class E(giii)/B2/B8 units comprising a total of 16,115 sqm including 1,882 sqm ancillary E(gi) office space, access, landscaping and associated works, at DEVELOPMENT SITE. MAPLE LODGE, MAPLE LODGE CLOSE, MAPLE CROSS, HERTFORDSHIRE

08-21-10-21-pc-i-21-0573-ful-maple-lodgeplans-115.pdf (pdf)



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9. 21/1081/FUL - Construction of new entrance gates and boundary wall to the front and fencing to the flank boundaries at DOVETAIL COTTAGE, 21 CHESTNUT AVENUE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4HA



10.  21/1139/FUL - Removal of Condition 11 (Agricultural Occupation) of planning permission 17/2169/FUL at THE MULBERRY BUSH, FARM DAWES LANE, SARRATT, WD3 6BQ



11.  21/1271/OUT - Outline Application: Development of up to 70 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) with new access from Gosforth Lane (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved) at FORMER LITTLE FURZE JUNIOR MIXED INFANTS SCHOOL, GOSFORTH LANE, SOUTH OXHEY, WATFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD19 7RE



12.  21/1542/FUL – Single storey front infill extension, roof extension including hip to gable alterations, insertion of front dormer and rooflights, insertion of rear dormer and insertion of first floor flank windows at WOOD VIEW, 11 GREENBURY CLOSE, CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5QT



13.  21/1618/FUL: Change of use from golf course land to residential gardens and erection of open metal fencing at Land at MOOR PARK GOLF COURSE, BATCHWORTH HEATH, MOOR PARK, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1QN


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14.  21/1742/RSP – Retrospective: Installation of an external electric roller-shutter at 4 ODEON PARADE, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1EE



15.  21/1745/FUL - Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of 4no. detached two-storey dwellings with roof and basement level accommodation, detached garages, formation of new access drive, alterations to existing access, landscaping works and other ancillary works at GLENWOOD, CHORLEYWOOD ROAD, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 4ER



16.  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)
  • Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan (Referendum Version August 2020)

General Enquiries: Please contact the Committee Team at