Agenda

Bulletin
Friday, 6th March, 2020 9.43 am

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:  9 March 2020 – 15 March 2020

 

Monday

9 March

 

11.30am

2.30pm

7.30pm

 

 

Councillor Portal Demonstration

Licensing Committee

Joint Meeting of Overview & Scrutiny Chairmen & Vice-Chairmen

CC

CC

CR1

Tuesday

10 March

 

 

 

Wednesday

11 March

5.30pm

 

Councillor Portal Demonstration

Area Planning Sub Committee West - Cancelled

CC

 

Thursday

12 March

5.30pm

7.00pm

7.00pm

Executive Briefing

Constitution Working Group

Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

CR1

CR2

CC

Friday

13 March

 

 

 

Saturday

14 March

 

 

 

Sunday

15 March

 

 

 

 
















Week Two:  16 March 2020 – 21 March 2020

 

Monday

16 March

7.30pm

Local Councils' Liaison Committee

CC

Tuesday

17 March

7.30pm

Overview & Scrutiny Committee

 

CC

Wednesday

18 March

7.30pm

District Development Management Committee

CC

Thursday

19 March

2.00pm

 

7.00pm

Leisure Management Contract Partnership Board

Local High Streets Task and Finish Panel

CR1

 

CR2

Friday

20 March

 

 

 

Saturday

21 March

 

 

 

Sunday

22 March

 

 

 

 

















Week Three:  23 March 2020 – 29 March 2020

 

Monday

23 March

7.00pm

Audit and Governance Committee

CC

Tuesday

24 March

7.00pm

Stronger Place Select Committee

CC

Wednesday

25 March

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee South

Area Planning Sub Committee South

CR1

CC

Thursday

26 March

7.00pm

Cabinet

CC

Friday

27 March

 

 

 

Saturday

28 March

 

 

 

Sunday

29 March

 

 

 

 

















Week Four:  30 March 2020 – 5 April 2020

 

Monday

30 March

5.00pm

Epping Forest Local Highways Panel

CR2

Tuesday

31 March

7.00pm

Joint Meeting of Development Management Chairmen & Vice-Chairmen

CR1

Wednesday

1 April

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee East

Area Planning Sub Committee East

CR1

CC

Thursday

2 April

7.00pm

Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee

CC

Friday

3 April

 

 

 

Saturday

4 April

 

 

 

Sunday

5 April

 

 

 

 

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

 

ECC Highways Portal

 

Up to date details of all Highways work is available at:

 

https://www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads.aspx

 

Part C - General Information

1.

Epping Forest Verderers Election - 26 February 2020

Following a nomination meeting for the election of Verderers on 24 February 2020 under the Epping Forest Act 1878 and 1880, a poll was demanded for the Northern Forest Parishes. The candidates that had been nominated for the election were;

 

Michael Robert Chapman

Ricki Gadsby

Paul Morris

Melissa Murphy

 

At the Council meeting on 25 February 2020 Councillor C C Pond asked who would be acting as proxy and casting a vote for Epping Forest District Council and if the person could advise who they would be voting for, as the vote was not a secret ballot.

 

The Vice-Chairman Councillor Helen Kane advised that she would be voting and that following consultation with other Members, the candidates chosen for the Council’s proxy vote were as follows;

 

Michael Chapman

Paul Morris.

 

The newly-appointed Verderers would take office by the 25 March 2020.

2.

Councillor Portal Demonstration Reminder

Members are reminded that they are invited to a demonstration of the new Councillor Portal.

 

These demonstrations will take place on 9 March 11.30-12.30 with a repeat session on 11 of March is 5.30 to 6.30pm. These sessions will take place in the Council Chamber.

 

Please confirm your attendance to MemberContact@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

3.

Local Mental Health Services - External Scrutiny

Ms Stephanie Rae, the Associate Director for West Essex Mental Health Services, has agreed to attend the Overview & Scrutiny meeting scheduled for 17 March 2020 for the external scrutiny of local mental health services.

 

The Committee had previously identified the following key issues to be scrutinised in respect of the provision of local mental health services:

 

(a)        how issues of isolation within the local population, particularly amongst older residents, were addressed through the provision of local mental services;

 

(b)        how apparent mental health concerns amongst local students could be referred to service providers by primary and secondary schools in the Epping Forest District and how quickly such referrals could expect to be assessed;

 

(c)        Whether funding for local mental health services was being maintained or increased by the Clinical Commissioning Group, at a time when the mental health sector appeared to be under increasing pressure; and

 

(d)        How Epping Forest District Council could work effectively with the CCG and the NHS Trust to support the provision of local mental health services and how the CCG and NHS Trust intended to engage with this Council to ensure the best level of service provision to local residents.

 

Ms Rae has advised that her organisation EPUT (Essex Partnership University Trust) does not provide children’s mental health services, so item (b) above can not be covered at the meeting on 17 March 2020. However, she can provide the Council with a contact if Members would like to examine these issues in the future.

 

If there are any other key local mental health issues that Members would like to cover at this meeting then please let me know by the end of next week (Friday 13 March 2020) so that Ms Rae can attend the meeting suitably prepared.

 

(Further information: Gary Woodhall  ext 4470)

4.

Chairman's Diary pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Please see attached.

Licensing Act 2003

None this week

PLANNING

1.            Appeals Lodged

 

EPF/0289/19 – Carpenters High Road Thornwood Epping CM16 6LR - Erection of a two storey dwelling house. (Revised application to EPF/1525/18) – Written reps- Sukhi Dhadwar ext. 4597

 

EPF/2708/18 – High House Farm, Stapleford Road Stapleford Abbotts RM4 1EJ - Construction of 27 new dwellings, including 7 affordable dwellings, with associated infrastructure, parking, public open space and landscaping – Hearing – Ian Ansell ext. 4481

 

2.         Forthcoming Planning Inquiries/Hearings -

 

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

 

None this week

 

5.         Tree Preservation Orders

 

TPO/EPF/12/19 – 91 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill – Confirmed 25th February 2020

 

TPO/EPF/13/19 – Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton – Confirmed 26th February 2020

 

TPO/EPF/14/19 – Land at Orchard Way, Chigwell (rear of 11 Whitehall Close, Chigwell) – Confirmed 26th February 2020

 

TPO/EPF/16/19 – 7 Staples Road, Loughton – Confirmed 26th February 2020

 

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.