Agenda

Bulletin
Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 12.04 pm

Items
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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

VM

Virtual Meeting

 

Other venues are shown in full.


 


















Week One:  27 April 2020 – 3 May 2020

 

Monday

27 April

Joint Consultative Committee – Postponed

Tuesday

28 April

Off Street Car Parking Contract Monitoring - Postponed

Finance and Performance Management Cabinet Committee – Cancelled

Wednesday

29 April

Area Planning Sub Committee East - Postponed

Thursday

31 April

 

 

 

Friday

1 May

 

 

 

Saturday

2 May

 

 

 

Sunday

3 May

 

 

 

 


















Week Two:  4 May 2020 – 10 May 2020

 

Monday

4 May

 

 

 

Tuesday

5 May

7.00pm

Epping Forest Youth Council

CC

Wednesday

6 May

 

 

 

Thursday

7 May

 

 

 

Friday

8 May

 

 

 

Saturday

9 May

 

 

 

Sunday

10 May

 

 

 

 

 

















Week Four:  11 May 2020 – 17 May 2020

 

Monday

11 May

 

 

 

Tuesday

12 May

6.00pm

Executive Briefing

CR1

Wednesday

13 May

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee West

Area Planning Sub Committee West

CR1

CC

Thursday

14 May

7.00pm

7.00pm

Appointments Panel

Local High Street Task and Finish Panel

CR1

CR2

Friday

15 May

 

 

 

Saturday

16 May

 

 

 

Sunday

17 May

 

 

 

 

















Week Four:  18 May 2020 – 24 May 2020

 

Monday

18 May

 

 

 

Tuesday

19 May

 

 

 

Wednesday

20 May

 

 

 

Thursday

21 May

6.00pm

7.30pm

Executive Briefing

Council

CR1

CC

Friday

22 May

 

 

 

Saturday

23 May

 

 

 

Sunday

24 May

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Area Plans Sub-Committee Virtual Meetings Postponed

The next meeting of Area Plans Sub-Committee East due to be held on 29 April 2020 has been postponed, which we were intending to run as a virtual meeting given the current restrictive circumstances that prevents us holding a physical meeting with people present. However, there are a number of issues and decisions that need to be worked through as to how these planning meetings are to take place, including participation by committee members and those people registered to speak. We will look to re-arrange this and subsequent other Area Plans Sub-committee meetings as soon as possible and notify appropriately in advance.

2.

Leadership Team Update

·         Latest EFDC Staffing Position

o   29 people in isolation

o   65 people returned to work.

o   433 remotely connected users.

o   31.5% load on ICT connectivity – highest so far but still well within capacity.

 

·         Critical services continue to perform well. Approximately £27million distributed through local business grants. EFDC continues to be one of 6 Essex Councils rated Green. Southend and Thurrock rated red largely due to PPE shortages.

 

·         Local Authority staff Covid-19 testing facilities available at Stansted Airport. Dawn French coordinating.

 

·         Measures being brought in with military and Operation Shield staff to bring testing kits to people’s homes where travel to Stansted not possible.

 

·         2nd delivery of PPE to ERF distributed – mainly to local GPs.

 

·         Confusion over status of Forest over the weekend attributed to comments by Govt Minister made in London Parks context. EFDC social media continued to emphasise Forest carparks are closed. Don’t come unless your can walk or cycle there.

 

·         First Virtual Plans meeting (29 April) postponed while detailed constitutional and practical arrangements are agreed.

 

·         Refuse and Recycling services with Biffa continuing to perform well. Good feedback received on cleanliness of housing estates. P&D parking income down from £121,000 to £8,000 comparing with same period last year.

 

·         Area Planning Meetings – scoping meeting held this morning to look at principles and possibilities. To be followed up with members. Potential to test with a mock dry-run meeting next Wednesday. Possibility of improving our delivery of planning both within the Covid-19 restrictions and longer-term wider context.

 

·         Travellers have left a site in Willingale – no information on next destination.

3.

Economic Brief April 2020 pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Please see attached.

4.

Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

None this week

PLANNING

1.            Appeals Lodged

 

None this week

 

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 Sukhi Dhadwar ext. 4597

 

3.            Enforcement Appeals

 

None this week

 

4.            Appeal Decisions

 

EPF/1029/19 43B Charles Street Epping Essex CM16 7AU - Retrospective application for change of use of garden to commercial vehicle parking – Dismissed

 

5.         Tree Preservation Orders

 

TPO/EPF/04/20 – 47 & 51 Sheering Lower Road, Sheering – Effective 21st April 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.