Agenda

Bulletin
Friday, 29th January, 2021 12.40 pm

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

VM

Virtual Meeting

DPCC

Debden Park Community Centre

NWA

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: 1 February 2021 – 7 February 2021

 

Monday

1 February

 

 

 

Tuesday

2 February

10.00am

7.00pm

Licensing Sub-Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

Wednesday

3 February

7.00pm

Area Planning Sub-Committee East

 

Thursday

4 February

 

 

 

Friday

5 February

 

 

 

Saturday

6 February

 

 

 

Sunday

7 February

 

 

 

 





















Week Two: 8 February 2021 – 14 February 2021

 

Monday

8 February

7.00pm

Extraordinary Council

 

Tuesday

9 February

6.00pm

All Member Briefing – Qualis Investment Strategy

 

Wednesday

10 February

7.00pm

Area Planning Sub-Committee West

 

Thursday

11 February

7.00pm

Cabinet

 

Friday

12 February

 

 

 

Saturday

13 February

 

 

 

Sunday

14 February

 

 

 

 


 





















Week Three: 15 February 2021 – 21 February 2021

 

Monday

15 February

 

 

 

Tuesday

16 February

 

 

 

Wednesday

17 February

 

 

 

Thursday

18 February

6.00pm

All Member Briefing - Local Plan and Climate Change Action Plan

 

Friday

19 February

 

 

 

Saturday

20 February

 

 

 

Sunday

21 February

 

 

 

 






















Week Four: 22 February 2021 – 28 February 2021

 

Monday

22 February

 

 

 

Tuesday

23 February

6.00pm

7.00pm

Executive Briefing

District Development Management Committee

 

Wednesday

24 February

7.00pm

Area Plans Sub-Committee South

 

Thursday

25 February

7.00pm

Council

 

Friday

26 February

 

 

 

Saturday

27 February

 

 

 

Sunday

28 February

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Member Contact

 

Please be aware that all Member queries should be logged using https://eppingforestdc-self.achieveservice.com/service/Member_Contact 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

1.

Invitation to Qualis Briefing

Members are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, 9th February 2021 at 6.00 – 7.30pm to discuss:

 

1.            Qualis Purpose and Structure.

2.            Economic Forecast (external speaker).

3.            Development and Investment Strategy

4.            Questions

 

The meeting will be held via Zoom. An outlook invitation has been emailed to you.

 

(Further information: Basit Mahmood basit.mahmood@qualisgroup.com tel: 01245 955 727)

2.

Stronger Communities Select Committee -Tuesday 30 March 2021

Please note the District Commander for Brentwood and Epping Forest with Essex Police, Chief Inspector Ant Alcock will be attending the next meeting of the Stronger Communities Select Committee on Tuesday 30 March 2021.

 

If Members have any questions they would like to submit for this meeting, could they please send them for the attention of Rebecca Perrin, to democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk . The deadline for submission of questions will be Thursday 4 March 2020, although this will not precluded questions from being asked on the evening but to allow information to be collated for the response.

 

(Further information: R Perrin Ext 4532)

3.

North Essex Parking Partnership - External Scrutiny

The Parking Partnership Group Manager, Mr Richard Walker, has accepted an invitation to attend the next meeting of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee on 2 February 2021. This external scrutiny is part of the Committee’s work programme for 2020/21 and the meeting is open to all Members to attend.

 

To ensure that this external scrutiny exercise is a constructive one with both parties gaining the maximum benefit from it, could I ask Members to let me know if there are any topics or questions that you wish to raise at the meeting so that I can brief Mr Walker beforehand.

 

(Further Info: Gary Woodhall ext 4470)

4.

COVID-19 vaccination programme update - 24 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Please see attached.

5.

Update on Business Support Grants and Test & Trace Support Payments

Business Support Grants:

 

Having already paid out over £31million in grants to small businesses within the district and those in the retail, hospitality and leisure industries, the Government introduced further grants for these sectors at the end of October last year as the district entered Tier 2 of the Covid-19 restrictions. This was almost immediately followed by further restrictions leading to the current Tier 5 national lockdown, which resulted, at one point, in the council having 10 open and closed grant schemes that local businesses could apply for. Since the beginning of November 2020 the council has issued approximately £1.5million in Government grants to support businesses across the district; this work and support is ongoing.

 

Test & Trace Support Payments:

 

From 28 September 2020, the Government launched the Test & Trace Support Payment Scheme designed to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by encouraging those required by law to self-isolate if testing positive for the virus and those identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive by the NHS Test & Trace scheme. To support our residents whose earnings were/are affected by staying at home and isolating for 14 days, we were asked by the Government to set up a local Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme, where eligible residents can apply to the council for a one-off Test and Trace Support Payment of £500. To date we have processed over 400 claims and made over 200 payments to those deemed eligible; this work and support is ongoing.

 

(Further information: Peter Freeman ext 4191)

6.

Invitation to University of Essex Briefing pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Please see attached.

7.

Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

None this week

PLANNING

1.            Appeals Lodged

 

EPF/1596/20 – 6 Canterbury Close Chigwell Essex IG7 6HG - TPO/EPF/11/20 (Ref: T10) 1 x Box Elder - Fell and replace, as specified – Written reps – Robin Hellier ext. 4546

 

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/0890/19 – Meadgate Works Meadgate Road Nazeing EN9 2PD - Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for existing hours of use of the site from 05.00am-12.00am Monday to Saturday – 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.