Agenda and minutes

Development Management - Thursday, 23rd February, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Democratic Support  01442 228209

No. Item



To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting (these are circulated separately)


The minutes of the meeting held on 26th January 2023 were confirmed by the Members present.

Hard-copy minutes were signed by the Chair



Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence


Apologies received from Councillor Hollinghurst. Councillor Foster substituted for Councillor Hollinghurst.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a personal interest in a matter who attends

a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered -


(i)            must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest

becomes apparent and, if the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, or a personal
interest which is also prejudicial

(ii)           may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter (and must withdraw

to the public seating area) unless they have been granted a dispensation.

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Members’ Register of Interests, or is not the subject of a pending notification, must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.


Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and prejudicial interests are defined in Part 2 of the Code of Conduct For Members


[If a member is in any doubt as to whether they have an interest which should be declared they

should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer before the start of the meeting]


It is requested that Members declare their interest at the beginning of the relevant agenda item and it will be noted by the Committee Clerk for inclusion in the minutes.


Councillor Guest asked Members to remember to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary or other Interests at the beginning of the relevant planning application.



Public Participation

An opportunity for members of the public to make statements or ask questions in accordance with the rules as to public participation.


Time per speaker

Total Time Available

How to let us know

When we need to know by

3 minutes

Where more than 1 person wishes to speak on a planning application, the shared time is increased from 3 minutes to 5 minutes.

In writing or by phone

5pm the day before the meeting.


You need to inform the council in advance if you wish to speak by contacting Member Support on Tel: 01442 228209 or by email:


The Development Management Committee will finish at 10.30pm and any unheard applications will be deferred to the next meeting.


There are limits on how much of each meeting can be taken up with people having their say and how long each person can speak for.  The permitted times are specified in the table above and are allocated for each of the following on a 'first come, first served basis':


·         Town/Parish Council and Neighbourhood Associations;

·         Objectors to an application;

·         Supporters of the application.


Every person must, when invited to do so, address their statement or question to the Chairman of the Committee.


Every person must after making a statement or asking a question take their seat to listen to the reply or if they wish join the public for the rest of the meeting or leave the meeting.

The questioner may not ask the same or a similar question within a six month period except for the following circumstances:


(a)       deferred planning applications which have foregone a significant or material change since originally being considered


(b)       resubmitted planning applications which have foregone a significant or material change


(c)       any issues which are resubmitted to Committee in view of further facts or information to be considered.


At a meeting of the Development Management Committee, a person, or their representative, may speak on a particular planning application, provided that it is on the agenda to be considered at the meeting.

Please note:
If an application is recommended for approval, only objectors can invoke public speaking and then supporters will have the right to reply. Applicants can only invoke speaking rights where the application recommended for refusal.



Councillor Guest advised that members of public have registered to speak at this meeting and reminded any members of the public viewing the meeting about the rules of doing so.



22/03760/FHA - One and a half storey rear extension including room in roof space, extension to existing side dormer, re-roof with new tiles, reconstruct attached garage to side and installation of new doors and windows - 29 Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4 9HA pdf icon PDF 264 KB


The Case Officer, Philip Stanley presented the report on behalf of Nicole Quinn and said that the application had been referred to the Committee due to contrary views of Kings Langley Parish Council


Ward Councillor Alan Johnson, Resident Rosie Finn and Mike Osman spoke in objection to the application.


The applicant’s agent, Luis Nieves,spoke in support of the application.


It was proposed by Councillor Douris and seconded by Councillor Durrant to GRANT the application in line with officers recommendations.




For:  3              Against: 7                    Abstained: 1



Having there been no majority to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation, it was proposed by Councillor Tindall and seconded by Councillor Williams to REFUSE the application as the proposed development by virtue of the rear facing balcony, would result in overlooking of, and an unacceptable loss of privacy to neighbouring residential properties and therefore fail to comply with Policy CS12(a) of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy.





For:  7              Against: 2                    Abstained: 2



Resolved: That planning permission be REFUSED.




22/03334/FHA - First floor front and side extension and loft conversion comprising of rear and side dormers resulting in a crown roof, partial garage conversion - 4 Coniston Road, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4 8BU pdf icon PDF 155 KB


Item 5b was withdrawn from the agenda as Kings Langley Parish Council removed their objection.




22/03690/FHA - Proposed two storey side extension - 62 Highfield Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DD pdf icon PDF 219 KB


Item 5c was withdrawn from the agenda as Berkhamsted Town Council removed their objection.



22/03810/FHA - Single and two storey rear extension - 16 Croft Cottages, Croft Lane, Chipperfield, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4 9DX pdf icon PDF 143 KB


Item 5d was withdrawn from the agenda following late comments from Chipperfield Parish Councillor Kevan Cassidy  -


“Chipperfield Parish Council wish to withdraw their objection based on inadequate parking provision regarding the planning application 5d”.



Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 354 KB


Philip Stanley presented highlights from report, in particular that there had been a noticeable increase in the number of both planning and enforcement appeals, and the dismissed appeal at 1 Dale End, Box Lane, which nevertheless had a partial award of Costs against the Council.

Members asked about the appeal and Costs decision in respect of 1 Dale End, which Philip Stanley responded to.


The Report was noted.