Friday, 19th June, 2020 12.44 pm

No. Item

Part A - Forward Diary

Key to abbreviations:




Council Chamber

Cab Off

Cabinet Office


Committee Room 1


Conference Room (1st floor)



Committee Room 2


Chairman of Council’s Office



Members’ Room


Training Room


To be decided


Hemnall Street Offices.


To be noted


Homefield House


To be confirmed


Virtual Meeting


Debden Park Community Centre


North Weald Airfield


Other venues are shown in full.















Currently meetings are subject to change, postponement or cancellation.


Many meetings will be held virtually but Democratic Services will advise arrangements for individual meetings.




Week One: 22 June 2020 – 28 June 2020



22 June


Overview and Scrutiny Committee



23 June


Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee



24 June





25 June


Audit & Governance Committee



26 June





27 June





28 June





Week Two: 29 June 2020 – 5 July 2020



29 June





30 June

Stronger Communities Select Committee - Postponed



1 July


Area Planning Sub Committee South



2 July


Executive Briefing



3 July





4 July





5 July






Week Three: 6 July 2020 – 12 July 2020



6 July





7 July




Licensing Sub-Committee

Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee



8 July


Area Plans Sub-Committee East



9 July


Stronger Place Select Committee



10 July





11 July





12 July





Week Four: 13 July 2020 – 19 July 2020



13 July





14 July


Stronger Council Select Committee



115 July


Area Planning Sub Committee West



16 July


Overview and Scrutiny Committee



17 July





18 July





19 July





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


Waste Management - Covid-19

The waste management team working in partnership with Biffa have done an excellent job to maintain all waste collection services throughout the district during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both EFDC and Biffa have managed to successfully do this whilst maintaining the safety of staff.  The government and WISH (Waste Industry Safety & Health Forum) issued guidance for waste collectors and the problems relating to social distancing while carrying out these essential services. We have been following the guidelines for key workers and following social distancing where practicable. Below are some examples of the measures that we have introduced to ensure the safety of all staff and ensuring the waste collection services continue to operate fully.

  • Loaders are meeting out on the round where they can and not travelling to the disposal point with the vehicle and driver.
  • Biffa are using a minibus with a maximum of 4 operatives in the vehicle to shuttle them to work locations as necessary.
  • Only driversare expected to collect their vehicles and the keys are left in the vehicle each morning so there is no need to enter any enclosed space at the depot.
  • The use of mobile phones and the vehicle PDA’s to communicate with the depot and supervisors is being used.
  • Gloves and hand sanitizer/wipes as well as uniforms are ordered by this method and the depot places this equipment in the vehicle to limit physical interaction.
  • Instructions have been issued for operatives except the driver not to get into the cab especially in the built up areas of the district as they can walk from bin to vehicle to bin. Rural areas can be a bigger challenge and in this case we are reducing crew sizes to driver and loader which is acceptable under the government key worker instructions.
  • As the collection vehicles do not go out on a Monday, they are deep cleaned and disinfected including the use of a disinfectant bomb” in the cabs.
  • The driver and operative/s are advised to regularly clean their vehicles throughout the day and at the start and end of every shift. Crew members are kept with the same vehicle where this allows and only changed due to sickness or leave.


(Further information: James Warwick ext 4350)


COVID 19 Update

  • Latest EFDC Staffing Position
    • 22 people in isolation of whom 2 show Covid-19 symptoms.
    • 27 people returned to work.
    • 413 remotely connected users.
  • Operation Shield – 12 people receiving Council food parcels direct. Consultation with VAEF to pick up bespoke shopping requirements and deliveries towards end of the month. Minimal new requests coming forward.
    • 19.5% load on ICT connectivity
  • Council main focus now on supporting safe working (including risk assessments) in local businesses and reopening of High Streets.
  • EFDC is working with the town and parish councils to support the high streets across the district.
  • ECC will be changing the signal times at crossings so they are instantaneous
  • Stickers have been produced and will be delivered to the shops on Saturday in preparation. Marks and Spencer in Epping have declined the stickers – they will use their own corporate equivalent.
  • There will be no parking outside Marks and Spencer (Epping) and a 20mph speed limit will be in place in some areas of the high street.
  • Parts of the pavements will be made wider and the railings at the top of Station Road, Epping will be removed without disturbing traffic too much.


Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

Please be advised that the Licensing Unit has received the following applications for New Premises Licence made under the Licensing Act 2003 for the premises below:



Applicant name: Essex Police


Address of Premises:  Abbey Grill, 18 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EE


Brief details of the natures of the application:

Summary Review from Essex Police under section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003 (premises associated with serious crime or disorder)


Consultation Period From:      15th June 2020 (10 days) to 24th June 2020


Officer in charge: Debbie Houghton



Please ensure that any comments/objections are received by the Licensing team on or before the consultation end date.


Manager                                                         Kim Tuckey 01992 564034

Licensing Officer                                            Debbie Houghton 01992 564336


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/0694/20 158 Queens Road Buckhurst Hill Essex IG89 5BD - Erection of a new, part two and part three storey building to the rear of the property containing 7 flats – Dismissed


EPF/1295/19 Land opp. Old School House adj. to Meadow View Bournebridge Lane Stapleford Abbotts Essex RM4 1LU - Proposed 3 bedroom bungalow with a double garage (Revised application to EPF/3372/17) – Dismissed


EPF/1635/19 – Junction of Potters Close & York Hill Loughton Essex IG10 1JA - Proposed erection of a detached x 2 no. bedroom cottage – Dismissed


EPF/1044/19 Land opp. 3 Ardmore Place Buckhurst Hill Essex IG9 5RY - Proposed erection of a two bedroom house, part single storey and part two storey. (This application is has been deleted from the system in error, for all docs see EPF/0235/20)


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.