Decision details

Covenants & Appropriations - Hillhouse, Waltham Abbey

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Appropriation of EFDC land for planning purposes and release of covenants for ECC land.


(1)        That, as an improvement that would contribute towards improving the social well-being of the local area;


(a)        The Council’s land at Hillhouse, Waltham Abbey, shown on the plan attached as an Appendix to the Cabinet Report, be appropriated for planning purposes, in order to facilitate the development of the proposed new Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) Leisure Centre on the land; and


(b)        The request from Essex County Council to release the covenants on the County Council’s adjoining land (also shown on the plan in the Appendix to the report) – currently restricting the use of the land for the purposes of the Education Acts or as playing fields and prohibiting any of the land to be fenced off – be agreed in order to allow the land to be developed to provide a new independent living scheme to meet the housing and care needs of older residents from the Epping Forest District and a new health centre to help meet the primary care needs of residents from the local area.

Report author: Alan Hall

Publication date: 16/03/2017

Date of decision: 09/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2017 - Cabinet

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