Agenda

Bulletin
Friday, 7th February, 2020 2.33 pm

Items
No. Item

Part A - Forward Diary

Key to abbreviations:

 

                                     

CC     

Council Chamber

Cab Off

Cabinet Office

CR1    

Committee Room 1

CONF

Conference Room (1st floor)

 

CR2    

Committee Room 2

CH OFF

Chairman of Council’s Office

 

MR

Members’ Room

TR RM

Training Room

TBD

To be decided

HEM

Hemnall Street Offices.

TBN    

To be noted

HH

Homefield House

TBC 

To be confirmed

ESC

Epping Sports Centre

 

Other venues are shown in full.


 
















Week One:  10 February 2020 – 16 February 2020

 

Monday

10 February

 

 

 

Tuesday

11 February

 

7.00pm

Joint Consultative Committee - Cancelled

Epping Forest Youth Council

 

CC

Wednesday

12 February

6.30pm

6.30pm

7.30pm

Green Infrastructure Workshop

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee West

Area Planning Sub Committee West

CR2

CR1

CC

Thursday

13 February

 

 

 

Friday

14 February

 

 

 

Saturday

15 February

 

 

 

Sunday

16 February

 

 

 

 

















Week Two:  17 February 2020 – 23 February 2020

 

Monday

17 February

 

 

 

Tuesday

18 February

 

 

 

Wednesday

19 February

 

 

 

Thursday

20 February

 

 

 

Friday

21 February

 

 

 

Saturday

22 February

 

 

 

Sunday

23 February

 

 

 

 


 
















Week Three:  24 February 2020 – 1 March 2020

 

Monday

24 February

6.30pm

Cooperation for Sustainable Development Member Board

CR1

Tuesday

25 February

6.00pm

 

7.30pm

Member Briefing - Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

Council

CC

 

CC

Wednesday

26 February

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee South

Area Planning Sub Committee South

CR1

CC

Thursday

27 February

 

 

 

Friday

28 February

 

 

 

Saturday

29 February

 

 

 

Sunday

1 March

 

 

 

 
















Week Four:  2 March 2020 – 8 March 2020

 

Monday

2 March

7.00pm

Standards Committee

CR1

Tuesday

3 March

10.00am

7.00pm

7.00pm

Licensing Sub-Committee

Waste Management Task & Finish Panel

Epping Forest Youth Council

CC

CR1

CC

Wednesday

4 March

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee East

Area Planning Sub Committee East

CR1

CC

Thursday

5 March

7.00pm

Joint Meeting of Development Management Chairmen & Vice-Chairmen

CR1

Friday

6 March

 

 

 

Saturday

7 March

 

 

 

Sunday

8 March

 

 

 

 

Part B - Essential Information

Committee Management System

 

The members’ extranet facility for the Modern.Gov system is available at:

 

https://eppingforestextranet.moderngov.co.uk/extranet

 

Members may wish to save this link on their computer or mobile devices. Queries concerning login and password details for the extranet should be addressed to the Democratic Services Manager.

 

Constitution

 

The Council’s Constitution is available at:

 

https://rds.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=638&Info=1

 

Queries concerning the Constitution should be addressed to the Democratic Services Manager

Part C - General Information

1.

Waste Mgmt Task & Finish Panel NOW 3 March

Waste Management Task and Finish Panel – next meeting 3 March at 19.00

 

At the Chairman’s request the next Panel meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday 3 March at 19.00.

 

(Further information: Vivienne Messenger ext 4265)

2.

Members P60s pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Please see attached instructions on how to download your P60s.

3.

Slides from Risk Management Training pdf icon PDF 475 KB

Please see attached.

4.

Changes to the Housing Management Teams

The Housing Management Teams within the Housing and Property Service have recently undergone a restructure, which came into effect on 3 February 2020. The changes will help to manage the service more effectively.

 

Previously, tenants were allocated a specific Housing Management Officer at either the Civic Offices, the Broadway Office or the Limes Centre, depending on whether they live in the North or South of the district. The Housing Management function is no longer carried out in this way across the three offices. Instead, there are three separate teams dealing with matters as follows:

 

Rent issues – are now dealt with by the Income Recovery Team based at the Civic Offices. Responsibilities consist of rent collection, including rent arrears.

 

Estate and Land issues – which relate to estates and land acquired/held under Housing Act powers are now dealt with by the Estate and Land Team based at the Broadway Office in Loughton.

Responsibilities include: estate inspections, clearance of communal areas following Fire Risk Assessment, estate enhancements and tenancy audits. The team will also be responsible for day-to-day management of, regularisation and some enforcement action relating to the use and/or misuse of the Council’s housing land.

 

Tenancy issues – are now dealt with by the Neighbourhoods Team based at the Limes Centre in Chigwell.

Responsibilities include: tenancy sustainment, tenancy breaches, succession cases, anti-social behaviour from council tenants, sign-up of tenancies (with effect from April), joint tenancy applications, and changes to tenancies.

 

Communication is currently taking place to inform tenants of these changes and to provide them with the new contact details.

 

If you would like any further information, please send your queries to MemberContact@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

5.

Home Office Consultation on Unauthorised Encampments

The Government are currently running a consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments The consultation deadline is 5 March 2020.

 

The link to the Consultation is below;

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-police-powers-to-tackle-unauthorised-encampments

6.

Organisation Structure pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Please see attached

7.

Qualis Workshop on 3rd February 2020 pdf icon PDF 1006 KB

Please find attached for information, the presentation given on Monday 3 February's briefing, from the legal advisors Penningtons on the Council Group Companies

 

(Sacha Jevans ext 4229)

8.

Transport Strategy Consultation: Getting Around the Garden Town pdf icon PDF 252 KB

The Council is working closely with its partners through the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town project to develop a Transport Strategy to improve the way vehicles, cyclist and pedestrians move around the Garden Town. The Transport Strategy will shape the way the we approach transport related issues in the Garden Town. See attached Transport Strategy Briefing Note for further information on the Transport Strategy.

 

Through a series of events and an online survey, the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town team are welcoming comments on the Transport Strategy for 6 weeks from 31 Jan through to 13 March 2020.  There will be an opportunity to speak to the Garden Town team and find out more about Getting Around in the Garden Town at the following consultation display dates:

 

Thursday 6 February 2020 : 10am – 4pm @ Harvey Centre, Harlow

 

Saturday 8 February 2020 : 10am – 4pm @ Harvey Centre, Harlow

 

Wednesday 4 March 2020: 1.30 – 7.30pm @ Epping Forest District Council Civic Office

There will also be a public exhibition display @ Epping Forest District Council Civic Office from Monday 24 February to Friday 6 March.

 

Further information is available on the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town website.  http://harlowandgilstongardentown.co.uk/transport

9.

CAB Quiz Night 2020 pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Please see attached.

10.

Chairman's Diary pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Please see attached.

Licensing Act 2003

None this week

PLANNING

1.            Appeals Lodged

 

None this week

 

2.         Forthcoming Planning Inquiries/Hearings -

 

Inquiry – 11th – 14th February 2020 – EPF/1032/18 and LB/EPF/1036/18 - A new residential dwelling along with the demolition of derelict glasshouse structures and alterations to the historic garden wall – Caroline Brown ext. 4182

 

Hearing – 8th and 9th July 2020 – EPF/3174/18 – Old Epping Laundry Site Bower Hill Epping CM16 7AD - Demolition of existing buildings and the erection of 58 no. residential units split between four blocks, along with internal landscaping and associated car and cycle parking – Sukhi Dhadwar ext. 4597

 

3.            Enforcement Appeals

 

None this week

 

4.            Appeal Decisions

 

 EPF/1111/19 – Wyldingtree, 66 The Plain Epping Essex CM16 6TW - Demolition of existing chalet bungalow and construction of 2 x pairs of semi-detached houses with associated parking and gardens – Dismissed

 

EPF/2160/18 – Magnolia House Vicarage Lane Chigwell Essex IG7 6LZ - Certificate of Lawful Development for existing development: construction of hard surfaced driveway – Dismissed

 

ENF/0124/17 – 7 High Silver Loughton Essex IG10 4EL - Without planning permission the erection of a wall, pillars and gates over 1m high adjacent to a highway - Dismissed

 

5.         Tree Preservation Orders

 

None this week

 

6.         S106 Agreements

 

None this week

 

7.         Changes to Planning Systems

 

None this week

Portfolio Holder Decisions pdf icon PDF 11 KB

The notification of decisions taken by individual Portfolio Holders is no longer included in the Council Bulletin.

 

All members of the Council receive automatic email notification of the publication of each individual Portfolio Holder decision and the call-in period for each decision commences immediately. Members wishing to call-in a decision should complete the attached call-in form and return it to Democratic Services before the expiry of five working days following the publication date of the decision. Members should refer to the Constitution (Article 6 - Overview and Scrutiny) for the rules of call-in.