District Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 18th January, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: G. Woodhall 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.

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Advice for Public & Speakers at Planning Committees pdf icon PDF 101 KB

(Team Manager – Democratic & Electoral Services) General advice for those persons attending the meeting of the Committee is attached as an Appendix to this agenda.

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Apologies for Absence

Please use the Members’ Portal webpage to report non-attendance at meetings to ensure that your query is properly logged.


Alternatively, you can access the Members’ Portal from the front page of the Council’s website, at the bottom under ‘Contact Us’ .

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Substitute Members

(Team Manager – Democratic & Electoral Services) To report the appointment of any substitute members for the meeting.

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Declarations of Interest

(Team Manager – Democratic & Electoral Services) To declare interests in any item on the agenda.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 131 KB

(Team Manager – Democratic & Electoral Services) To confirm the attached minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 November 2022.

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

(Service Manager – Development Management) A Planning Policy 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, 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 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:

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Planning Application EPF/1400/20 - Upper Clapton Rugby Club, 61 Upland Road, Epping Upland CM16 6NL pdf icon PDF 131 KB

(Service Manager – Development Management) To consider the attached report for improvements to existing club infrastructure compromising a new all-weather pitch and relocation of existing floodlights, improvements to the club's function hall, golf range and current car parking including the addition of further car parking spaces and associated development, and enabling development in the form of the construction of 9 no. new dwellings and associated development.

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Planning Application EPF/1954/22 - Building Yard, Keysers Road, Nazeing EN10 6RJ pdf icon PDF 159 KB

(Service Manager – Development Management) To consider the attached report for a change of use for the site from a Builders Yard to a residential site, including the removal of the existing outbuildings.

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Planning Application EPF/1984/22 - Units 12, 14 and 15 Arlingham Mews, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1ED pdf icon PDF 165 KB

(Service Manager – Development Management) To consider the attached report for the change of use of three vacant retail units to 2 x one-bed flats.

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Any Other Business

(Team Manager – Democratic & Electoral Services) 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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Exclusion of Public and Press


(Team Manager – Democratic & Electoral Services) 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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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

(Team Manager – Democratic & Electoral Services) Article 17 (Access to Information) of the Constitution defines 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 one copy of each of the documents on the list of background papers for four years after the date of the meeting. Inspection of background papers can be arranged by contacting either the Responsible Officer or the Democratic Services Officer for the particular item.

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