Area Planning Sub-Committee South
Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services Tel: (01992) 564243  Email:


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Webcasting Introduction

1. This virtual meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to unmute before speaking.


2. The Chairman will read the following announcement:


“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).


Please could I also remind Members of the Public who have registered to speak that they will be admitted to the meeting at the appropriate time.


Please also be aware that if technical difficulties interrupt the meeting that cannot be overcome, I may need to adjourn the meeting.”



General advice to people attending the meeting is attached.

Additional documents:


Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 24 March 2021.


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.


Any Other Business

Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.


Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version - Planning Policy Briefing Note

A Planning Policy Briefing Note (March 2018) has been produced by the Planning Policy Team to ensure that a consistent approach is taken to the provision of planning policy advice for the District, particularly in relation to the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version, which was published on 18 December 2017.


The primary purpose of the Planning Policy Briefing Note is to inform the development management process and to provide assistance for Development Management Officers, Councillors, applicants and planning agents. The Planning Policy Briefing Note is available at:


Site Visits

Members are reminded that for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, as decided at the Group Leaders’ Meeting of 24 June 2020, no member site visits will be conducted.


Therefore, any planning application deferred for a site visit at an Area Planning Sub-Committee will be automatically referred to the District Development Management Committee for determination.


Planning Application - EFP/2442/20 179 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5AZ pdf icon PDF 446 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed office extension to existing ground floor commercial building (Revised application to EPF/0842/20) - As Amended.


Planning Application - EPF/0339/21 46 Russell Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5QE pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To consider the attached report for the retention of first floor side/front and roof extension with x3 front rooflights, and alteration to existing rear box dormer (set in by 800mm from outside edge).


Exclusion of Public and Press

Exclusion: To consider whether, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press should be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):


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Exempt Information Paragraph Number





The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, which came into effect on 1 March 2006, requires the Council to consider whether maintaining the exemption listed above outweighs the potential public interest in disclosing the information. Any member who considers that this test should be applied to any currently exempted matter on this agenda should contact the proper officer at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.


Background Papers:  Article 17 - Access to Information, Procedure Rules of the Constitution define background papers as being documents relating to the subject matter of the report which in the Proper Officer's opinion:


(a)        disclose any facts or matters on which the report or an important part of the report is based;  and


(b)        have been relied on to a material extent in preparing the report and does not include published works or those which disclose exempt or confidential information and in respect of executive reports, the advice of any political advisor.


The Council will make available for public inspection for four years after the date of the meeting one copy of each of the documents on the list of background papers.


Refer Sign pdf icon PDF 73 KB

If any member wants to refer a planning application to the District Development Management Committee (DDMC), please hold up this refer sign in front of your screen immediately after the vote has been taken. If at least 4 members agree/hold up their refer signs, the application will be referred to DDMC.


Alternatively, if any member wishes to refer a planning application to DDMC, they should propose a motion to refer this application immediately after the vote has been taken. The Chairman will then ask for a seconder. After a seconder has been sought, the Chairman will then ask if any other member wishes to support this resolution. If at least 4 members agree then the application will be referred to DDMC, otherwise the motion to refer will fail.