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HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL

    HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL

    MINUTES OF THE PLANNING B COMMITTEE MEETING th MARCH 2007 HELD ON 20

    AT THE TOWN HALL

Present: Councillor Wakely (Chairman)

    Councillors Holley, Heritage (arrived at 8.15 pm)

    and Lawrence

In attendance: 2 members of the public

     Councillor Chambers

Anita S Pack (Mrs)

    Town Clerk

    Informed by the information available, the following decisions were taken by the Harpenden Town Councillors. Those councillors who are also serving on the District Council will also consider the matter afresh

    at district level in the light of all the evidence including the relevant

    officer’s report”.

1. DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

    There were no disclosures of interest.

     TH2. MINUTES OF THE PLANNING A COMMITTEE HELD ON 6

    MARCH 2007.

    It was proposed by the Chairman, and

    RESOLVED, “that the minutes of the Planning A Committee thmeeting held on Tuesday, 6 March 2007. Be approved and

    signed”.

    Unanimously agreed.

     ND4. PLANNING APPLICATIONS REGISTERED WEEK ENDING 2 MARCH RD2007. THREE WEEK PERIOD EXPIRES 23 MARCH 2007. PLANNING THAPPLICATIONS REGISTERED WEEK ENDING 9 MARCH 2007. THREE THWEEK PERIOD EXPIRES 30 MARCH 2007.

    The Committee’s recommendations are attached as APPENDIX A

5. APPEALS

    The Appeal was noted by the Committee.

    6. LIST OF WEEKLY ST ALBANS DISTRICT COUNCIL DECISIONS

    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 1

     The list of weekly decisions was noted by the Committee

7. APPLICATIONS FOR TREE WORKS

     The applications for tree works were noted by the Committee.

8. DATE OF NEXT MEETING St Albans District Council Planning

    (Development Control) Committee North thmeeting to be held on 19 March 2007.

    Harpenden Town Council Representative:

    Councillor Wakely

    Planning A Committee meeting to be held rdon Tuesday, 3 April 2007. Councillors

    Pawle, Chichester-Miles, Coad and

    Weaver

9. CLOSE 8.45pm

     ………………………………………………

     Chairman

     ……………………………………………….

     Date

    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 2

    APPENDIX A

     NDPLANNING APPLICATIONS REGISTERED WEEK ENDING 2 MARCH 2007. RDTHREE WEEK PERIOD EXPIRES 23 MARCH 2007. PLANNING THAPPLICATIONS REGISTERED WEEK ENDING 9 MARCH 2007. THREE WEEK THPERIOD EXPIRES 30 MARCH 2007.

Ref: 5/2007/0240 Ward Harpenden West

    Proposal: Two storey side/rear and single storey rear extensions at 124 Topstreet

    Way, Harpenden AL5 5TS for I Shield.

EXPRESS CONCERN THAT PROPOSAL MAY CONSTITUTE AN OVER

    DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE RESULTING IN AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON

    PARKING AND HIGHWAY SAFETY. THE DEVELOPMENT IS ALSO SETTING A PRECEDENT IN TOPSTREET WAY, WHICH MAY LEAD TO AN ADVERSE

    CUMULATIVE EFFECT. POLICIES 34, 40 AND 72 vi OF THE DISTRICT PLAN REFERS.

    ___________________________________________________________________

Ref: 5/2007/0387 Ward Harpenden North

    Proposal: Single storey side and rear extension (re-submission following refusal

    of 5/06/2170) at 8 Westfield Place, Harpenden AL5 4LS for Mr H Jackson

NO OBJECTION

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     Ref: 5/07/0389 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden North

     Proposal: Single storey rear extension and single storey side extension to form garage at 8 Bloomfield Road Harpenden AL5 4DB For Mr & Mrs Waterhouse

     NO OBJECTION

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     Ref: 5/07/0390 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden West

     Proposal: Single storey side extension at The Harpenden Arms PH High Street Harpenden AL5 2TR For

    NO OBJECTION PROVIDED APPROPRIATE USE OF DESIGN AND MATERIALS IN THE CONSERVATION AREA. POLICY 85 I c

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     Ref: 5/07/0395 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden West

     Proposal: First floor side and rear extension and pitched roof to front at 35 Meadow Walk Harpenden AL5 5TF For Mrs Kay Ward

     REFUSAL RECOMMENDED AS THE PROPOSAL REPRESENTS AN

    OVERDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE. THE TAPERING OF THE FIRST FLOOR REARWARD PROJECTION DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIRED ONE

    METRE ALONG THE PARTY BOUNDARY. POLICIES 72 (i), (iii) AND (vii). THERE ARE NO DETAILS OF THE AMOUNT OF ON SITE PARKING AND

    WHETHER THE APPLICATION COMPLIES WITH POLICY 40 OF THE DISTRICT

    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 3

PLAN.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ref: 5/07/0406 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden West

     Proposal: Two storey and single storey rear extensions and loft conversion with rear dormer window at 29 Overstone Road Harpenden AL5 5PN For Cathy Mann & Gavin Seaton

    EXPRESS CONCERN OVER FLAT ROOF NATURE OF REAR DORMER

    WINDOW IN LOFT CONVERSION. POLICY 72 (ii) OF THE DISTRICT PLAN.

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0416 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden West

     Proposal: Two storey rear extension and loft conversion at 45 Gilpin Green Harpenden AL5 5NP For Mr & Mrs N Spittal

NO OBJECTION

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     Ref: 5/07/0428 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden North

     Proposal: Two storey rear extension at 24 Tuffnells Way Harpenden AL5 3HQ

    For Simon McGuire

    EXPRESS CONCERN OVER THE LACK OF FLOOR PLAN FOR THE PARTIAL

    LOFT CONVERSION AND INADEQUATE PARKING ON SITE. POLICY 40 OF THE DISTRICT PLAN REFERS.

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0430 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden East

     Proposal: Two storey front, side and rear extensions at 44 Lyndhurst Drive Harpenden AL5 5RJ For Mr & Mrs M Hall

    EXPRESS CONCERN OVER INADEQUATE PARKING POLICY 40 OF THE

    DISTRICT PLAN REFERS.

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Ref: 5/07/0463 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden South

     Proposal: Single storey extension to rear and basement (resubmission following refusal of 5/06/2342) at 6 West Common Way Harpenden AL5 2LF For Mr Hamish Mackenzie

    Mrs A Cranston of 10 West Common Way spoke against the application

    REFUSAL RECOMMENDED:

    ; NO ACCEPTABLE CLARIFICATION HAS BEEN GIVEN BY THE

    APPLICANT OF HOW IT IS PROPOSED TO DEMOLISH ANY EXISTING

    STRUCTURE TO FACILITATE THE REMOVAL OF MATERIALS IN ORDER

    TO CONSTRUCT THE SUBTERRANEAN FEATURE. POLICY 87

    ; THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO CONCERNED THAT THE BUILDING OF THIS

    FEATURE MAY FACILITATE THE FUTURE ERECTION OF A REAR

    EXTENSION ON THE SAME FOOTPRINT. POLICY 85 I b. FORM AND

    DENSITY

    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 4

    ; NO DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT ACCOMPANIES THIS

    PROPOSAL.

    ; SCALE AND CHARACTER. POLICY 72 (i)

    ; VERTICAL WINDOWS IN A GARDEN. POLICY 72 (ii)

    ; LIGHT POLLUTION. POLICY 72 (v)

    ; THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS THAT THE SUBTERRANEAN FEATURE

    EXTENDS THE CURTILAGE OF THE EXISTING PROPERTY. POLICY 86 I

    g

    ; APPROPRIATE DESIGN AND MATERIALS IN THE CONSERVATION

    AREA. POLICY 85 I c.

    ; ALTERATION INVOLVING THE ADDITION OF A NEW FEATURE . POLICY

    86 (iii) b.

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Ref :5/07/0464 CA Categoy: CA Ward: Harpenden South

     Proposal: Single storey extension to rear and basement (resubmission following refusal of 5/06/2341CA) at 6 West Common Way Harpenden AL5 2LF For Mr Hamish Mackenzie

    Mrs A Cranston of 10 West Common Way spoke against the application. REFUSAL RECOMMENDED:

    ; NO ACCEPTABLE CLARIFICATION HAS BEEN GIVEN BY THE

    APPLICANT OF HOW IT IS PROPOSED TO DEMOLISH ANY EXISTING

    STRUCTURE TO FACILITATE THE REMOVAL OF MATERIALS IN ORDER

    TO CONSTRUCT THE SUBTERRANEAN FEATURE. POLICY 87

    ; THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO CONCERNED THAT THE BUILDING OF THIS

    FEATURE MAY FACILITATE THE FUTURE ERECTION OF A REAR

    EXTENSION ON THIS FOOTPRINT. POLICY 85 I b. FORM AND DENSITY

    ; NO DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT ACCOMPANIES THIS

    PROPOSAL.

    ; SCALE AND CHARACTER. POLICY 72 (i)

    ; VERTICAL WINDOWS IN A GARDEN. POLICY 72 (ii)

    ; LIGHT POLLUTION. POLICY 72 (v)

    ; THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS THAT THE SUBTERRANEAN FEATURE

    EXTENDS THE CURTILAGE OF THE EXISTING PROPERTY. POLICY 86 I

    g

    ; APPROPRIATE DESIGN AND MATERIALS IN THE CONSERVATION

    AREA. POLICY 85 I c.

    ; ALTERATION INVOLVING THE ADDITION OF A NEW FEATURE . POLICY

    86 (iii) b.

    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 5

    ___________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/06/0016 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden East

    Proposal: Loft conversion with roof alterations to form gable end and two rear

    dormer windows (resubmission following refusal of 5/06/2197) at 22

    Crossway, Harpenden for Mr & Mrs Rothwell.

    NO OBJECTION PROVIDED PREVIOUS REASONS FOR REFUSAL HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED.

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0113 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden East

     Proposal: Conversion of garage into principle entrance, internal alterations, alterations to openings and replacement front hardstanding at 25 Crossway Harpenden AL5 4QU For Master C Kiely

     COMMITTEE UNABLE TO COMMENT AS NO PLANS RECEIVED. HOWEVER

    CROSSWAY SUFFERS FROM INADEQUATE PARKING AND CONCERNS ARE

    RAISED OVER HIGHWAY SAFETY

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Ref: 5/07/0380CP Categoy: CP Ward: Harpenden South

     Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness (proposed) - Single detached garage at High Trees Redbourn Lane Hatching Green Harpenden AL5 2AZ For Mr Howard Masters

     NO COMMENT REQUIRED BY THE COMMITTEE

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     Ref: 5/07/0385 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden West

     Proposal: Front porch at 19a Park Avenue South Harpenden AL5 2DZ For Mr &

    Mrs D Dorsett

    NO OBJECTION, PROVIDED APPROPRIATE USE OF DESIGN AND MATERIALS IN THE CONSERVATION AREA POLICY 85IC OF DP REFERS.

Ref: 5/07/0397 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden East

     Proposal: Side conservatory at 6a Porters Hill Harpenden AL5 5JD For Mrs Carli

    Onguc

NO OBJECTION

     ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0439 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden North

     Proposal: Rear conservatory at 5 Masefield Road Harpenden AL5 4JS For Mr &

    Mrs M Brennan

    REFUSAL RECOMMENDED. THE PROPOSAL EXCEEDS 3M REARWARDS

    ALONG A PARTY BOUNDARY. POLICY 72 VIII. CONCERN EXPRESSED THAT

    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 6

THE DESCRIPTION OUTLINES A REAR CONSERVATORY WHEREAS THE

    PLANS ILLUSTRATE, IN ADDITION, A LOFT CONVERSION.

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0447 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden East

     Proposal: Two storey side and rear extension and single storey front extension (resubmission following refusal of 5/06/2435) at 97 Station Road Harpenden AL5 4RL For Mr & Mrs Johnson

    NO OBJECTION PROVIDED PREVIOUS REASONS FOR REFUSAL HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED.

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0457 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden West

     Proposal: Single storey rear extension and alterations to existing rear bay window at 45 Station Road Harpenden AL5 4XE For Mr & Mrs R Wightman

REFUSAL RECOMMENDED. THE PROPOSAL EXCEEDS 3M REARWARD

    ALONG A PARTY BOUNDARY. POLICY 72 viii OF THE DISTRICT PLAN REFERS.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0483CA Categoy: CA Ward: Harpenden South

     Proposal: Demolition of garage and conservatory at 61 West Common Harpenden AL5 2LD For Mr & Mrs P Slater

REFUSAL RECOMMENDED. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT RESPECT THE

    BUILDING LINE AND REPRESENTS AN OVERDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE IN TERMS OF SCALE, MASSING, FORM AND DENSITY WHICH DOES NOT LEAVE THE ORIGINAL BUILDING FORM PREDOMINANT. POLICY 85 I a, b, and e OF THE DISTRICT PLAN REFERS.

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0491 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden South

     Proposal: Part single, part two storey side, single and first storey front and rear extensions at 61 West Common Harpenden AL5 2LD For Mr & Mrs P Slater

    REFUSAL RECOMMENDED. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT RESPECT THE

    BUILDING LINE AND REPRESENTS AN OVERDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE IN TERMS OFSCALE, MASSING, FORM AND DENSITY WHICH DOES NOT LEAVE THE ORIGINAL BUILDING FORM PREDOMINANT. POLICY 85 I a, b, and e OF THE DISTRICT PLAN REFERS.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     Ref: 5/07/0497 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden East

     Proposal: Rear conservatory at 84 Alzey Gardens Harpenden AL5 5SZ For Mr P Powell

NO OBJECTION

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 7

    ___________________________________________________________________________ Ref: 5/07/0507 Categoy: Ward: Harpenden North

     Proposal: Single storey front and side extensions and loft conversion with one front and two rear dormer windows (resubmission following refusal of 5/06/2285) at 18 Park Rise Harpenden AL5 3AH For Mr I Ross & Ms O'Rourke

Mr Pattenden of 20 Park Rise spoke against the application

    REFUSAL RECOMMENDED. THE ALTERATIONS APPEAR TO BE MINIMAL

    AND THE PROPOSAL STILL REPRESENTS AN OVERDEVELOPMENT OF THE

    SITE RESULTING IN A LOSS OF AMENITY TO NEIGHBOURING PROPERTY AT NO 20 PARK RISE. CONCERN IS EXPRESSED OVER THE WINDOW ON THE NORTH WEST ELEVATION. POLICIES 72 (I), (II) (V) AND (VI) OF THE DISTRICT PLAN REFERS.

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    thPlanning B Minutes 20 March 2007 8

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