Bulletin - Friday 26th February 2021 10.02 am

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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: 1 March 2021 – 7 March 2021



1 March





2 March

Licensing Sub-Committee - Cancelled

Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee - Cancelled



3 March


Area Planning Sub-Committee East



4 March


Cooperation for Sustainable Development Member Board



5 March





6 March





7 March





Week Two: 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






Week Three: 15 March 2021 – 21 March 2021



15 March


Local Councils’ Liaison Committee



16 March


Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee



17 March



Licensing Committee

District Development Management Committee



18 March





19 March





20 March





21 March





Week Four: 22 March 2021 – 28 March 2021



22 March



Epping Forest Local Highways Panel

Audit and Governance Committee



23 March





24 March


Area Plans Sub-Committee South



25 March





26 March





27 March





28 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.



Members iPad / Technology Issues


Please email details of your issue to and an ICT ticket will be raised on your behalf.


Part C - General Information


Pre Election Period - The 'Purdah'

With the combined District, County, Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, and Town and Parish Council elections scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May, I thought it would be helpful to circulate the following guidance based on a template prepared by the Local Government Association.


Guidelines and restrictions on decision making and publicity during the pre-election period


For practical purposes, the pre-election period that starts on Friday 19 March 2021. These restrictions apply to all elections happening during this period.


From the start of the pre-election period, the council must comply with restrictions outlined in Section 2 of the Local Government Act 1986. In addition a Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity published in 2011 makes clear that particular care should be taken in periods of heightened sensitivity, such as in the run up to an election. The Act defines publicity as “any communication, in whatever form, addressed to the public at large or to a section of the public.”


Generally, the Act says that we should “not publish any material which, in whole, or in part, appears to be designed to affect public support for a political party.” The Code of Practice recommends that authorities should generally not issue any publicity which seeks to influence voters and that publicity relating to individuals involved directly in the election should not be published unless expressly authorised by statute.


Decision making


In relation to decision making within the council, the position remains that it is ‘business as usual’ unless there are very good reasons why this should not be the case. In the vast majority of cases, the pre-election period will have no impact on normal council business, including the approval of planning decisions.


What this means

  • The primary restriction is on proactive publicity by the council which particularly relates to candidates and other politicians involved directly in the election.
  • The council can still issue media releases on factual matters provided that these do not identify individual councillors or groups of councillors.
  • Councillors are still free to respond to enquiries received from the media in a personal capacity.
  • Individual councillors can issue their own statements, write letters to the local newspaper(s) for publication, contact the media directly or say what they like in a personal capacity, but must not use council resources to do so.


It is still possible for the council to issue statements on behalf of a councillor holding a key political or civic position provided it relates to important events which are outside the council’s control and can be shown to justify a member response. These occasions are likely to be rare and to be the exception, rather than the rule.


(Further information: Tome Carne ext 4201)


Webcast Views pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Please see attached.


Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

Please be advised that the Licensing Unit has received the following application for Street Trading Consent Renewal:



Applicant name: Chunkyz

Address of Premises: The Loughton Club Car park, 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4NX 

Brief details of the natures of the application:

Street Trading Consent new application


Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 – 21.00, Sunday 12.00 – 20.00

To sell hot and cold food and drink


 Consultation Period From: 18th February 2021 – 10th March 2021 


Officer in charge: Debbie Houghton




Applicant name: Simply Sea Food

Address of Premises: The Warren Wood PH Car park, Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill Essex IG9 5UA 

Brief details of the natures of the application:

Street Trading Consent renewal application


Thursday 10.00 – 20.00, Friday 10.00 – 21.00, Saturday 10.00 – 21.00, Sunday 10.00 – 20.00

To sell hot and cold food, fish and flowers


Consultation Period From: 18th February 2021 – 10th March 2021  


Officer in charge: Debbie Houghton




Applicant name: Fruits of the Forest

Address of Premises: The Duke of Wellington PH Car park, 36 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AE 

Brief details of the natures of the application:

Street Trading Consent new application


Tuesday to Friday 08.00 – 17.00, Saturday 08.00 – 16.00, Sunday 08.00 -14.00,

To sell local farm produce


 Consultation Period From: 18th February 2021 – 10th March 2021 


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


EPF/1485/20 - 4 Little Goldings, The Barn Clays Lane Loughton IG10 2RZ - Proposed alterations & extensions to a detached house, including first floor extension over garage & utility, first floor back extension over back of kitchen & detached garage with guest bedroom & ensuite – Householder appeal – M Rahman ext. 4415


EPF/2087/20 – 11 Charles Street Epping CM16 7AU - Proposed single storey rear extension & extension of a dormer (Revised application to EPF/0928/20) Householder appeal – Alastair Prince ext. 4462


EPF/2146/20 – 5 Amesbury Waltham Abbey EN9 3LG - Proposed first floor rear extension- As Amended  - Written reps – appealing condition – Caroline Brown ext. 4182


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.


13th April 2021 – Virtual Inquiry - 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/2033/20 – Grindelwald Middle Street Nazeing EN9 2LB - Existing bungalow roof removed & proposed 1st floor & two storey side/rear extension and alterations to create two storey dwelling & single storey side extension to create garage/utility room. Existing garage to be demolished – Allowed with conditions


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.