Bulletin - Friday 12th February 2021 12.15 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: 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





Week Two: 22 February 2021 – 28 February 2021



22 February





23 February



Executive Briefing

District Development Management Committee



24 February


Area Plans Sub-Committee South



25 February





26 February





27 February





28 February






Week Three: 1 March 2021 – 7 March 2021



1 March





2 March



Licensing Sub-Committee

Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee



3 March


Area Planning Sub-Committee East



4 March


Cooperation for Sustainable Development Member Board



5 March





6 March





7 March






Week Four: 8 March 2021 – 14 March 2021



8 March





9 March


Leisure Management Partnership Board



10 March


Area Planning Sub-Committee West



11 March





12 March


Members Expenses Forms Due For Submission



13 March





14 March






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 logged using 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


ECC Flooding Update pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Please see attached.

Additional documents:


NEPP Councillor E-brief newsletter

The North Essex Parking Partnership has issued its latest Councillor E-brief newsletter, which is available to view using the following link:


Elections - Nominations Pack 2021

We are at the stage of preparing quantities of printing for the nomination packs.  We should have the packs ready to send at the start of March.   As soon as they are ready to go we will send them out!  If you would like a nomination pack (either for yourself as an individual or on behalf of a political party), please let the Elections Office know so that we can add your details to our distribution list – an early response helps with finalising our numbers for printing.  You can either email your nomination pack requirements to or call the office on 01992 564411.


----Earlier this week the Government announced a change to the nomination paper for County and District election so that only a Proposer and Seconder have to sign the nomination form.  Candidates for these elections do not need to get 10 people in total to support the nomination.  This change in the law is only for the May 2021 elections.  There is no change to the Parish/Town Council requirements as they already only need two people to support the nomination. -----


**** Please be aware that ALL nomination papers MUST BE HAND-DELIVERED – we cannot accept them if they have been posted to the Returning Officer at the Civic Offices.  More information about submitting nomination papers safely will be part of the nomination pack.****


We can accept the completed nomination packs from Monday 22 March (NOT before) until 4pm on Wednesday 8 April.  Please do NOT leave submission to the last minute in case of errors. 


There was a change to legislation in 2019 which allows a candidate to withhold their home address from appearing on the ballot paper and Statement of Persons Nominated.  More details are included in the nomination pack together with the “Home Address Form” which needs to be completed as part of the process.


There was a change to legislation in 2019 which allows a candidate to withhold their home address from appearing on the ballot paper and Statement of Persons Nominated.  More details are included in the nomination pack together with the “Home Address Form” which needs to be completed as part of the process.


(Further information: Wendy MacLeod ext 4023)


Highways Highlights Bulletin - January 2021 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Please see attached.


Additional Meeting of the Stronger Communities Select Committee - Thursday 22 April 2021

With agreement of the Chairman of the Stronger Communities Select Committee, an additional meeting has been arranged on Thursday 22 April 2021.


The meeting on the 30 March 2021 will be dedicated to the Police District Commander, Community Safety Partnership annual report and review of the District Strategic Intelligence Assessment and the six-monthly report on the Council funded Police Officers.  All other business referred to on the Work Programme will be considered at the meeting on 22 April 2021.


(Further information: R Perrin Ext 4532)


8 February - West Essex CCG Covid vaccination update pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Please see attached.


Member Expenses Form

Please be reminded that any Member Expenses form should be submitted to Kim Partridge at no later than Friday 12 March.


Zero submissions are not required.


Calendar of meetings 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 261 KB

This is a copy of the draft calendar of meetings for 2021/22, which will be submitted to Cabinet on 11 March 2021 and recommended to Council on 29 April 2021.


The report is normally considered at the February Council meeting but has been delayed due to the next Council meeting being the Budget Setting meeting. If you have any issues concerning the attached calendar please let me know by Friday 26 February 2021, so that they can be considered and amendments made if required.


(Further information: Rebecca Perrin ext 4532)


LGA Councillor Development Programme pdf icon PDF 588 KB

Please see attached details of the LGA Councillor Development toolkit.


As you will see there are a number of free online courses and webinars. You will need to use your EFDC email address to register for these sessions. If you are unable to access your EFDC email address please contact and a ticket will be raised on your behalf for ICT to assist you to get access.


If you would like to attend the payable sessions, please contact Kim Partridge, as we have limited funds available.


(Further information: Kim Partridge ext 4443)


Highways Act 1980 - Section 119 - Re: Diversion Of Footpath 31 Stanford Rivers In The District Of Epping Forest - Our Reference: Footpath 31 Stanford Rivers pdf icon PDF 888 KB

Please see attached


Any enquiries regarding the content of the Order or the associated case should be directed to

Additional documents:


Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

None this week


1.            Appeals Lodged


EPF/1405/20 – 7 Hurst Road Buckhurst Hill IG9 6AB - Proposed loft extension & raising the ridge by 300mm.(Revised application to EPF/0226/20) – Brendan Meade ext. 4078– Householder appeal


EPF/2051/20 – 1 The Cedars Buckhurst Hill Essex IG9 5TS - Prior approval for an additional storey on the existing property – Ian Ansell ext. 4481 – Householder appeal


EPF/2358/20 – Esgors High Road Thornwood North Weald Essex CM16 6LY - Proposed detached commercial building and  additional  hardstanding area to accommodate 20 car parking spaces – Caroline Brown ext. 4182 – Written reps


EPF/2882/20 – Brooklyn Nursery Mott Street E4 7RW – Sukhi Dhadwar ext. 4597 -   The partial demolition of the existing building and conversion to B1/B8 use – Written reps


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


ENF/2020/19 – 29 Orchard Gardens Waltham Abbey EN9 1RS - Construction of 2 single storey buildings in rear garden  and used as a cattery – Dismissed


ENF/0372/18 – 14 Tomswood Road Chigwell IG7 5QS - Appeal against a Tree Replacement Notice Re: Destruction of TPO tree EPF/TPO/41/08 G1 – Dismissed


EPF/0400/20 Breach Barn Park, Breach Barns Lane, Galley Hill, Waltham Abbey EN9 2AD - Application for a Lawful Development Certificate to establish whether the application site (as defined in red on the Site Location Plan ref: 13410-0 010- 1) now forms part of the same planning unit as the caravan park and has been used solely for such purposes in association with this use for at least 10 years taking into account the provisions of Section 171B(1) of the 1990 Act – Dismissed


EPF/1149/20 – 292 Nine Ashes Road High Ongar CM4 0LA - Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for Existing use of a swimming pool & associated facilities for purposes of private swimming lessons – Dismissed



5.         Tree Preservation Orders


TPO/EPF/01/21 – White Dormers, High Laver Road, Matching Green – Effective 04/02/2021


TPO/EPF/02/21 – Land adjacent to 1 Boarded Barn Cottages, Fyfield Road, Ongar - Effective 04/02/2021


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.