Planning Committee - 22 February 2018

22 February 2018
Planning Committee - Agenda and Reports



For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 22 February 2018 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

13 February 2018

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.


To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 25 January and 6 February 2018.



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 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.

5.         17/1626/FUL - Demolition of no. 24 Wyatts Road and erection of 5no. two storey dwellings on land to include rear gardens of even nos. 20 - 28 Wyatts Road with associated access and landscaping alterations at 24 WYATTS ROAD AND LAND TO THE REAR OF 20, 22, 26 AND 28, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5TE, for The Land Development Company


6.        17/1712/FUL – Construction of part two storey rear extension with accommodation within the roof, part single storey rear extension, two storey side and rear extension, loft conversion including increase in ridge height, front and rear dormers and rooflights and raised platforms to front and rear at 143 THE DRIVE, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS, WD3 4DJ for Mr and Mrs Steve Coggins


7.         17/1977/FUL – Residential development for affordable housing on former Royal British Legion Site, comprising 10no affordable homes and associated infrastructure including access and landscaping at THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, CHURCH LANE, SARRATT, HERTS, WD3 6HL for Landlink Ltd

Application withdrawn.

8.        17/2164/FUL - Single storey front and side extension at 24 BLENHEIM ROAD, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD5 0TG for Mrs Blencowe


9.       17/2467/FUL – Change of use of garage site to include installation of portacabin for office use, extension to existing garages, security gates and associated works at GARAGES REAR OF 32 TO 34 BLACKFORD ROAD, SOUTH OXHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD19 6YN, for Steve Ingram


10.      17/2549/AOD - Approval of Details: Details pursuant to Condition 1 of Outline Permission 16/2076/OUT comprising layout, appearance, landscaping and scale for 100 residential units at LAND AT FAIRWAYS FARM, INCLUDING 67 & 69 BUCKNALLS LANE, GARSTON, WATFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD25 9NE, for Mr Johnson


11.      17/2606/FUL - Erection of 2 no. 2 bed 3 person wheelchair user flats, 4 no. 2 bed 4 person flats and associated car parking and landscaping at GARAGES REAR OF 22 – 28 ASHRIDGE DRIVE, SOUTH OXHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, for Ms Cummings


12.      17/2653/RSP - Retrospective: The temporary occupation of Plots 22, 23 and 24 of Block G1 as a marketing suite (Sui Generis) for a period of no longer than 5 years at SOUTH OXHEY CENTRAL, PARCEL 1A SALES & MARKETING SUITE, HERTFORDSHIRE, for Countryside Properties PLC and

18/0055/ADV - Advertisement Consent: Erection of non-illuminated fascia signs for a limited period of 5 years at SOUTH OXHEY CENTRAL, PARCEL 1A SALES & MARKETING SUITE, HERTFORDSHIRE, for Countryside Properties PLC


13.       17/2695/RSP – Retrospective: Retention of the existing residential caravan site, with four Gypsy pitches/plots, consisting of four static caravans and four touring caravans, shared utility/day room and associated hardstanding and parking at LITTLE LILY, TOMS LANE, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 8NJ for Mr John Wall-Cash


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