Friday, 22nd January, 2021 12.31 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: 25 January 2021 – 31 January 2021



25 January



Member Training - Risk Management

Audit and Governance Committee



26 January



Waste Management Partnership Board

Executive Briefing



27 January


Member Remuneration Panel

Area Planning Sub-Committee South - Cancelled



28 January


Local Councils’ Liaison Committee



29 January





30 January





31 January





Week Two: 1 February 2021 – 7 February 2021



1 February





2 February



Licensing Sub-Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Committee



3 February


Area Planning Sub-Committee East



4 February





5 February





6 February





7 February






Week Three: 8 February 2021 – 14 February 2021



8 February





9 February


All Member Briefing – Qualis Investment Strategy



10 February


Area Planning Sub-Committee West



11 February





12 February





13 February





14 February





Week Four: 15 February 2021 – 21 February 2021



15 February





16 February





17 February





18 February


All Member Briefing - Local Plan and Climate Change Action Plan



19 February





20 February





21 February





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:



Member Contact


Please be aware that all Member queries should be addressed to as this will ensure that your query or question is properly logged and chased up if you have not received a response within 5 days.

Part C - General Information


Background to Epping Forest Primary Care Networks (PCNs)

Further to the Stronger Communities Select Committee meeting on 14th Jan, Cllr Aniket Patel (Chair of the Epping Forest Health & Wellbeing Board) is pleased to share information on the district`s PCNs:  


Primary Care Networks (PCNs) went live in July 2019 as part of the NHS Long Term Plan which was published in August 2019 (NHS Long Term Plan)  


The Epping Forest district has two Primary Care networks;  Epping North PCN and Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell (LBC) PCN. All 13 GP practices in the district are required to be a member of a PCN.  PCNs replaced the previous arrangement whereby GP practices were clustered into 4 Neighbourhood Groups in the Epping Forest district.


The make-up of the district`s PCNs is as follows:


Epping North PCN

Clinical Lead – Dr Tareq Abouharb

Patient Population – 64,588

Member Practices – The Limes Epping, Epping High Street, Ongar, Abridge, Market Square Waltham Abbey & Maynard Court Waltham Abbey


Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell PCN

Clinical Leads – Dr Lakhvindar Larh and Dr Stephen Rebel

Patient Population – 59,836

Member Practices – Kings Medical, Palmerston Road, Rivers, Chigwell, Loughton HC, Loughton Surgery, Forest Surgery


The key function of PCN’s is ultimately to sustain General Practice, and integrate prevention and delivery of health and care for populations of between 30-70 thousand people.  It is the aim of the NHS Long Term Plan that PCN’s will increase in scope over a five year period to:


•           Stabilized general practice, including the GP partnership model

•           Helped solve the capacity gap and improved skill-mix by growing the wider workforce by over 20,000 wholly additional staff as well as serving to help increase GP and nurse numbers

•           Become a proven platform for further local NHS investment

•           Dissolved the divide between primary and community care, with PCNs looking out to community partners not just in to fellow practices

•           Systematically delivered new services to implement the Long Term Plan, including the seven new service specifications, and achieved clear, positive and quantified impacts for people, patients and the wider NHS.


As a District Council we have forged a strong working partnership with both Epping Forest PCNs and the clinical leads are members of the Epping Forest Health and Wellbeing Board. The Council is representation on the One Health and Care Partnership and leads on the associated West Essex Health Inequalities Committee.


Area Plans Sub-Committee South cancelled

The next Area Plans Sub-Committee South meeting on 27 January 2021 has been cancelled, with the Chairman’s permission, as there were no planning applications that needed to come before the Committee for determination.


Annual Review of Declaration of Interests Form

Would Councillors please take a moment to review their Declaration of Interests forms. Forms can be found on your EFDC website profile at


If you would like to update your DOI please use the electronic form sent to you via email.


(Further information: Kim Partridge ext 4443)


COVID Vaccination update pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Please see attached.

Additional documents:


Contact Centre Update

The email address we have historically used to communicate with Customers ( is now no longer active for external use. We can still use this email address to communicate internally with other EFDC email addresses but no external email addresses.


Going forward, if you need to direct any residents to the contact centre, please encourage them to use the online forms available at the EFDC website or to contact us via phone on 01992 564000.


(Further information: email


M11 Closures pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Please see attached.


Invite to Join Braintree's Social Media Training

Braintree District Council have invited us to join them in a Virtual session of their Social Media training.


Full details about the course can be found below:


Wednesday 10th February – Social Media Training – 6pm till 9pm – Cllr Rachel Eden and Malcolm Powers from the LGiU


This 2.5 to 3 hour session will cover 3 main areas you should undertake if you are using or wanting to use social media. The course is designed for councillors.




·         Introduction to using social media effectively, the different social media channels, how they can be used to listen to and communicate with communities and stakeholders. Top tips for social media and good practice examples.


·         Planning and managing social media with an introduction to communications planning, using social media to broadcast and signpost, using social media to engage, social media management tools and social media analysis.


·         Using images and video effectively, creating and using images, creating video, subtitles, speaking and presenting for video.


Supporting materials will be available to all participants along with suggested practical activities to complete following the session.




Rachel Eden (Cllr) is an experienced trainer and leading Member of a Unitary Authority. As a trainer she specialises in finance, management and social media and is a qualified management accountant. Rachel delivers training to individuals and groups ranging from employees of multinational corporations to volunteers at small charities.


Malcolm Powers is a former Councillor and Cabinet Member in a Unitary Authority. He has over fifteen years of experience delivering training to Local Government Members and community campaigners. He specialises in communications at all levels and stakeholder engagement.


The cost is £45 per delegate.


(Further information: Kim Partridge ext 4443)


Critical Incident

Critical Incident will run again with the Episode of Sceptre and the EFDC Team on BBC1 on Wednesday 23rd February at 11:45am


Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

None this week


1.            Appeals Lodged


EPF/2905/19 Epping Forest College Library and Middle Building Borders Lane Loughton IG10 3SA - Redevelopment of the site to provide x 139 no. residential units in 3 buildings ranging from 3-5 storeys, car parking spaces, communal landscaped amenity areas, secure cycling parking & other associated development – Public Inquiry – Marie-Claire Tovey ext. 4414 linked with


EPF/0379/20 Playing Field Site, Epping Forest College Borders Lane Loughton IG10 3SA - Redevelopment of the site to provide 285 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) in a series of blocks ranging from 2 to 5 storeys in height, a new Wellness Centre (Use Class D1), creation of a new public park, car parking, communal landscaped amenity areas, secure cycle parking and other associated development – Public Inquiry – Marie-Claire Tovey ext. 4414


EPF/0385/20 1 Market Place Lambourne Essex RM4 1UA - Change of use of part of rear ground floor from shop (Use Class A1) to residential (Use Class C3) (Revised application to EPF/1891/18) - Revised application to EPF/2977/18 – Written reps – Mo Rahman ext. 4415


EPF/1439/20 – Sheppards Nursery Chase Lane Chigwell IG7 6JW - Construction of 3 bay timber framed cartlodge – Written reps – Marie-Claire Tovey ext. 4414


EPF/1483/20 – 27 Algers Road Loughton IG10 4NG - Replacement outbuilding – Mo Rahman ext. 4415 – Householder appeal


2.         Forthcoming Planning Inquiries/Hearings -


EPF/1649/17 – White Rose Curtis Mill Lane Stapleford Abbotts RM3 1HS – Re determination appeal by new Inspector- date to be arranged.


EPF/2905/19 and EPF/0379/20 Epping Forest College Sites Redevelopment of the site to provide x 139 no. residential units in 3 buildings ranging from 3-5 storeys, car parking spaces, communal landscaped amenity areas, secure cycling parking & other associated development and

Redevelopment of the site to provide 285 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) in a series of blocks ranging from 2 to 5 storeys in height, a new Wellness Centre (Use Class D1), creation of a new public park, car parking, communal landscaped amenity areas, secure cycle parking and other associated


3.            Enforcement Appeals


None this week


4.            Appeal Decisions


EPF/2708/18 – High House Farm Stapleford Road Stapleford Abbotts RM4 1EG - Construction of 27 new dwellings, including 7 affordable dwellings, with associated infrastructure, parking, public open space and landscaping – Appeal withdrawn


EPF/0848/20 – 32 Regent Road Epping CM16 5DL - Proposed two storey side extension, & a single storey wrap around extension, with first floor set back 1 metre from the boundary. (Revised application to EPF/2494/19) – Allowed with conditions


EPF/1424/20 18 Courtland Drive Chigwell IG7 6PN - Proposed ground & first floor rear extension/front porch and new boundary wall and gates – Allowed with conditions


EPF/1440/20 – Wordsworth House Pynest Green Lane Waltham Abbey EN9 3QL - Partially infill existing courtyard to create additional living space at first floor level.(Revised application to EPF/0257/20) – Dismissed


EPF/1876/20 Playing Fields Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre & Community Centre HIllhouse Ninefields Waltham Abbey EN9 3EH – 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.