Planning Committee - 26 May 2022

26 May 2022
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 26 May 2022 at 7.30pm

Members of the Planning Committee:-


Steve Drury (Chair)

Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chair)

Sara Bedford

Ruth Clark

Philip Hearn

Lisa Hudson

Chris Lloyd

Raj Khiroya

Stephen King

David Raw

Stephanie Singer

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

17 May 2022

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to aid discussions on agenda items at Planning Committee meetings.

Details of the procedure are provided below:

For those wishing to speak:

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 be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Planning Committee.

Members of the public are entitled to speak on an application from the published agenda for the meeting either in support of the application or against. Those who wish to register to speak are asked to advise the Committee team by e-mail ( 48 hours before the meeting if possible or can arrive on the night from 7pm. One person can speak in support of the application and one against.   Registering 48 hours before the meeting allows the Committee Team time to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the meeting.

Please note that contributions will be limited to no more than three minutes.

For those wishing to observe:

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings. You can request a place as an observer by contacting the Committee Team by email at 48 hours in advance of the meeting taking place if possible or arrive on the night from 7pm.

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.

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The Planning Committee meeting will not be broadcast/livestreamed but a recording of the meeting will be available after the meeting.




To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 21 April 2022.


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 12) 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.  22/0227/FUL: Demolition of a pair of semi-detached buildings and erection of two pairs of three storey semi-detached dwellings to accommodate 4x3 bedroom dwellings with associated alterations to vehicular access and provision of landscaping and parking at 167-169 HAMPERMILL LANE, OXHEY HALL, WATFORD, HERTS, WD19 4TF



6.  22/0242/FUL – Garage conversion and alterations to existing roof, loft conversion including increase in ridge height, hip to Dutch hip roof enlargement and front dormer window, front rooflights, part single, part two storey rear extension, front porch and alterations to fenestration at 120 WHITELANDS AVENUE, CHORLEYWOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 5RG.



7.  22/0375/FUL – Part single, part two storey side extensions, single storey rear extension and connection of outbuilding to main dwelling, loft conversion including extension to roof, increase in ridge height and installation of front and rear dormers and construction of raised terraces (amendments to planning permission 20/0589/FUL) at PIMLICO HOUSE, HYDE LANE, NASH MILLS, HP3 8SA



8.  22/0394/FUL: Loft conversion including side dormer window and flank rooflights at 23 LEWES WAY, CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD2 3SN



9.  22/0414/RSP: Part Retrospective Demolish existing garage and construction of single storey and two storey front, side and rear extensions, first floor rear extension and alterations to roof to include increase in ridge height at 23 LEWES WAY, CRXOLEY GREEN, HERTORDSHIRE, WD2 3SN



10.  22/0424/FUL – Change of use from Class E to a Nail Parlour (Sui Generis) at 36 HIGH STREET, ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD5 0AR



11.  22/0480/FUL: Demolition of single storey side extension, construction of part single and part two storey side/rear extension, front porch canopy and single storey rear extension at 128 BALDWINS LANE, CROXLEY GREEN, WD3 3LJ



12.  22/0491/FUL - The provision of new sound stages, workshops, production and post-production offices, Studio support facilities (including new welfare and café building) and new roundabout to provide vehicular access to the Studios and Island Site; the construction of decked car parking and a pedestrian footbridge (Island Site); the use of land to the west of the Studios for film production and associated activities (Backlot 2); ecological improvements to existing field (Lower Field) together with site-wide landscape and necessary utilities and infrastructure works, bund construction, and ground re-profiling at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Warner Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 7LP


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13.  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