Part A - Forward Diary
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Other venues are shown in full.
Part B - Essential Information
Committee Management System
The members’ extranet facility for the Modern.Gov system is available at:
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.
The Council’s Constitution is available at:
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:
Part C - General Information
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
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;
The newly-appointed Verderers would take office by the 25 March 2020.
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
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)
Please see attached.
Licensing Act 2003
None this week
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
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.