Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee West - Wednesday 8th February 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: R Perrin, Democratic Services Tel: (01992) 564243  Email:


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Webcasting Introduction

This meeting is to be webcast and the Chairman will read the following announcement:


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


Therefore, by participating in this meeting, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for webcasting and/or training purposes. If any public speakers on Zoom do not wish to have their image captured, they should ensure that their video setting throughout the meeting is turned off and set to audio only.


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


Members are reminded to activate their microphones before speaking”.

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The Chairman made a short address to remind all present that the meeting would be broadcast on the Internet, and that the Council had adopted a protocol for the webcasting of its meetings. The Sub-Committee noted the Council’s Protocol for Webcasting of Council and Other Meetings.



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The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and outlined the procedures and arrangements agreed by the Council, to enable persons to address the Sub-Committee in relation to the determination of applications for planning permission.


Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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There were no declarations of interest pursuant to the Council’s Member Code of Conduct.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 11 January 2023.

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That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 11 January 2023 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


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.

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It was reported that there was no urgent business for consideration at the meeting.


Epping Forest District Council Planning Policy Briefing Note (October 2021)

This briefing note, dated October 2021, 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 ("LPSV"), which was published on 18 December 2017 and the Main Modifications to the LPSV published for consultation between 15 July and 23 September 2021. The primary purpose of this note is to inform the development management process and to assist Development Management officers, Councillors, applicants, and planning agents. Other Council officers involved in the development management process may also find the note helpful (e.g., Housing, Contaminated Land, Landscaping etc).


The Planning Policy Briefing Note (October 2021) is available at:

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It was noted that the Epping Forest District Council Planning Policy Briefing note was available at: Briefing-Note-06-October-2021-accessible.pdf


Site Visits

To identify and agree requirements for formal site visits to be held with regard to any planning application listed in this agenda, prior to consideration of the application.

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There were no formal site visits requested by the Sub-Committee.


Decisions pdf icon PDF 179 KB

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Details of all decisions made at the meeting are shown the appendix to the minutes.


Planning Application - EPF/2072/22 Leabank Meadgate and Hilside Nurseries, Sedge Green, Roydon, Harlow CM19 5JS pdf icon PDF 393 KB

To consider the attached report on a Change of use of the site from horticulture to a site for storage purposes (Use Class B8).

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Deferred – Further information to be provided.


Planning Application - EPF/2417/22 67 Palmers Grove, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey EN9 2QE pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To consider the attached report on the construction of new dwelling with associated car parking.

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Decision: Approved with conditions and subject to S106 Legal Agreement


Planning Application - EPF/2628/22 Land at Winston Farm, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey EN9 2RJ pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report on the demolition of existing bridge and erection of new access bridge.

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Decisions: Approved with conditions.