Agenda

Bulletin
Friday, 24th August, 2018 11.39 am

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

 

 

TBC 

To be confirmed

Meeting being filmed for subsequent viewing

 

Other venues are shown in full.


 





Week One:  27 August 2018 – 2 September 2018

 

Monday

27 August

 

Bank Holiday

 

 

Tuesday

28 August

4.30pm

Management Board (2007) - Joint Meeting with Cabinet

 

CR2

Wednesday

29 August

 

 

 

 

Thursday

30 August

 

7.00pm

Local Plan Cabinet Committee – Cancelled

Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

 

 

CC

Friday

31 August

 

 

 

 

Saturday

1 September

 

 

 

 

Sunday

2 September

 

 

 

 






Week Two:  3 September 2018 – 9 September 2018

 

Monday

3 September

2.00pm

7.00pm

 

Joint Meeting of Licensing Chairmen

Joint Meeting of Overview and Scrutiny Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen

 

CR1

CR1

 

Tuesday

4 September

10.00am

7.00pm

Licensing Sub-Committee

Communities Select Committee

 

CC

CR1

Wednesday

5 September

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing – Area Plans Sub-Committee East

Area Planning Sub-Committee East

 

CR1

CC

Thursday

6 September

5.00pm

7.00pm

Senior Management Selection Panel

Cabinet

 

CR1

CC

Friday

7 September

 

 

 

 

Saturday

8 September

 

 

 

 

Sunday

9 September

 

 

 

 

 


 






Week Three:  10 September 2018 – 16 September 2018

 

Monday

10 September

7.30pm

Local Councils' Liaison Committee

 

CC

Tuesday

11 September

6.30pm

Member Briefing – Local Plan

CR1/CR2

Wednesday

12 September

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing – Area Plans Sub-Committee West

Area Planning Sub-Committee West

 

CR1

CC

Thursday

13 September

7.00pm

Finance and Performance Management Cabinet Committee

 

CC

Friday

14 September

 

 

 

 

Saturday

15 September

 

 

 

 

Sunday

16 September

 

 

 

 

 






Week Four:  17 September 2018 – 23 September 2018

 

Monday

17 September

7.00pm

Joint Meeting of Development Management Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen

 

CR1

Tuesday

18 September

6.00pm

7.00pm

Member Training – Constitution

Epping Forest Youth Council

 

CR1

CC

Wednesday

19 September

 

 

 

 

Thursday

20 September

7.30pm

Neighbourhoods Select Committee

 

CR1

Friday

21 September

 

 

 

 

Saturday

22 September

 

 

 

 

Sunday

23 September

 

 

 

 

 

Part B - General Information

1.

Epping Forest Youth Council Gateway Drug Awareness Poster Campaign pdf icon PDF 8 KB

Please see attached.

2.

Joint meeting of Overview and Scrutiny Chairmen & Vice-Chairmen

The next joint meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen will be held at 7.00pm on 3 September 2018.

 

At the joint meeting, members will be requested to consider and agree arrangements for the review of the current select committee framework, to reflect the Council’s new senior management structure.

 

(Further information: Steve Tautz ext 4180)

3.

STANDARDS COMMITTEE - VACANCY FOR INDEPENDENT PERSON(S) pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Please see attached.

4.

Remuneration Panel

A vacancy for an independent member of the panel that makes recommendations about councillors’ allowances and expenses has arisen. The vacancy is for one person to sit on both the District and Town/Parish Council Remuneration Panels. Each panel consists of three members, whose role is to undertake research and make recommendation to the Council about allowances and expenses.

 

If you live or work in the Epping Forest District and have a real interest in the Council’s activities, this role may be of interest. It is an opportunity for a conscientious person to influence the way elected members are reimbursed for their public service.  Knowledge or experience of finance or local government would be helpful but political impartiality is essential. Applicants must demonstrate their independence and meet certain criteria before they can be considered for appointment. Further details are set out in the candidate information pack.

 

Serving District and Town/Parish councillors and co-opted members of any committee which could be the subject of recommendations made by the panel are not able to apply. Appointment will be made following interviews and the successful candidate will receive appropriate training. Although the position is a volunteer role, an annual allowance of £250 is paid.

 

To receive an information pack and application form, please contact Stephen Tautz, Democratic Services Manager (Tel: 01992 564180 or email: democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk), who can also answer general questions about the vacancy and the work of the panels.  The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 14 September 2018. They should be sent by post to Democratic Services Manager, Epping Forest District Council, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ  or to the email address given above.

 

(Further information: Steve Tautz ext 4180)

5.

Letter to Parish Clerks re Planning Delegations pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Please see the attached letter to Parish Clerks regarding Planning Delegations.

 

We would like to draw Member’s attention to the issue raised about being asked to represent Parish/Town Councils at planning meetings and the likely conflict of interest this will create.

 

(Further information: Simon Hill ext 4249)

6.

Members Expenses

Please be reminded that expense claims forms should be returned to Kim Partridge by 3 September.

7.

Member Training Reminder - Constitution

Please be reminded that we will be holding Member Training on The Constitution on 18 September from 6pm~8.30pm.

 

We currently have the following Members registered as attending;

 

Peter Bolton

Les Burrows

Steven Heather

Michael Owen

 

Would other Members who will be attending kindly advise Kim Partridge, kpartridge@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

 

(Further information: Kim Partridge ext 4443)

 

8.

The Government's Green Paper "A new deal for social housing" pdf icon PDF 271 KB

The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has issued a Green Paper “A new deal for social housing” which sets out the following five principles which “will underpin a new, fairer deal for social housing residents:

 

·        A safe and decent home which is fundamental to a sense of security and our ability to get on in life;

·        Improving and speeding up how complaints are resolved;

·        Empowering residents and ensuring their voices are heard so that landlords are held to account;

·        Tackling stigma and celebrating thriving communities, challenging the stereotypes that exist about residents and their communities; and

·        Building the social homes that we need and ensuring that those homes can act as a springboard to home ownership.”

   

The MHCLG is consulting with a range of interested parties on the proposals, to gather evidence and seek views (which relate to England only).  The consultation will end on 6 November 2018. The Director of Communities will be asking the Communities Select Committee to agree a response to the consultation at their next meeting on 4 September 2018. Furthermore, the Tenants and Leaseholders Panel will be considering their response at their meeting on 12 September 2018.

 

Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) Green Paper Summary

 

The Council is a member of the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) an association of councils in England who have retained ownership and management of their council homes. ARCH has produced a Summary of the Green Paper which is attached.

 

The Green Paper is available on the MHCLG website, follow the link at:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733605/A_new_deal_for_social_housing_web_accessible.pdf

 

(Further information: Alan Hall ext 4004)

9.

Government Consultation Paper "Use of receipts from Right to Buy Sales" pdf icon PDF 156 KB

The MHCLG has issued a Consultation Paper “Use of receipts from Right to Buy Sales” seeking views on options for reforming the rules governing the use of Right to Buy receipts from the sale of council housing and the commitment that every additional home sold is replaced on a one-for-one basis nationally.

 

The consultation will last for 8 weeks and will end on 9 October 2018.  The Director of Communities will be asking the Communities Select Committee to agree a response to the consultation at their next meeting on 4 September 2018.  Furthermore, the Tenants and Leaseholders Panel will be considering their response at their meeting on 12 September 2018.

 

Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH)

 

The Council is a member of the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) an association of councils in England who have retained ownership and management of their council homes. ARCH has produced a Summary of the Consultation Paper which is attached.

 

The consultation document is available on the MHCLG website follow the link at:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733469/Right_to_Buy_consultation.pdf

 

(Further information: Alan Hall ext 4004)

10.

Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

None this week

GOVERNANCE DIRECTORATE - PLANNING

1.               Appeals Lodged

 

EPF/0535/17 – 49 Manor Road Chigwell IG7 5PL - First floor rear extension to eastern  side of first floor bay – Stephan Solon ext. 4018 – Householder appeal

 

EPF/0536/17 – 49 Manor Road Chigwell IG7 5PL - First floor rear extension to western side of first floor bay – Stephan Solon ext. 4018 – Householder appeal

 

EPF/2877/17 – 49 Manor Road Chigwell IG& 5PL – 49 Manor Road Chigwell IG7 5PL - Retrospective planning application for ground floor rear storage shed – Stephen Solon ext 4018 – Householder appeal

 

EPF/0616/18 – 60 Tycehurst Hill Loughton Essex IG10 1DA - Single storey rear conservatory -  Muhammad Rahman ext. 4415 – Householder appeal

 

EPF/0752/18 – Clevedon Epping Road Epping Green CM16 6PR - Front fence and electric gates across front of driveway – Steve Andrews ext. 4337

 

EPF/1973/17 – Newstead 19 Coopersale Common Coopersale CM16 7QS -The demolition of 19 Coopersale Common and erection of six detached houses (2 x 3 bedroom and 4 x 4 bedroom) and associated amenity space, car parking, cycle storage and landscaping – Sukhvinder Dhadwar ext. 4597 – Written reps

 

EPF/2388/17 47 Sunnyside Road Epping Essex CM16 4JW - Erection of a detached three bedroomed dwelling with associated car parking and the creation of two parking spaces and a new crossover – James Rogers ext. 4371 – Written reps

 

2.         Forthcoming Planning Inquiries/Hearings -

 

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3.               Enforcement Appeals

 

ENF/0141/18 – 54 Sun Street Waltham Abbey Essex EN9 1EJ - Unauthorised installation of extraction equipment to the rear of the building in breach of condition 4 of EPF/1145/17 – Clare Munday ext. 4114 – Written reps

 

ENF/0278/17 – Billingsbourne Farm (land at rear) Millers Lane Chigwell Essex IG& 6DG - Unauthorised excavation to create a basement and the unauthoirised erection of a structure – Clare Munday ext. 4114

 

ENF/0390/17 – Toilet Hire, Beggars Roost, Sedge Green Roydon Essex CM19 5JR - Use of the land from agricultural and part residential to use for class B8 with ancillary B2 use (including the cleaning of portable toilets) use of existing building for associated B1 office use construction of vehicular access, erecteionj of gates and fencing and laying of hardstanding – Clare Munday ext. 4114 – Public Inquiry

 

4.         Appeal Decisions

 

EPF/0339/18 – 2 Gladstone Road Buckhurst Hill Essex IG9 5SW - Two storey and single storey side and rear extension –Dismissed

 

EPF/0679/18 – 1 Ripley View Loughton Essex IG10 2PB - Extension of the existing garage to provide space for family gym and home office  - Allowed with conditions

 

5.         Tree Preservation Orders

 

None this week

 

6.         S106 Agreements

 

None this week

 

7.         Changes to Planning Systems

 

None this week

Proposed Planning Enforcement Action

None this week

 

It is important to note, that when enforcement action has been authorised, this includes any subsequent action under Part VII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, including a prosecution or an injunction.

 

Principal Planning Enforcement Officer

Jerry Godden

01992 564498

Senior Enforcement Officer

Clare Munday

01992 564114

Planning Enforcement Officers

Sharon Hart

01992 564113

 

Jim Gordon

01992 564530

 

Zara Seelig                 

01992 564379

 

Mick Mooney

01992 564713

Compliance Officer

Shannon Murphy

01992 564217

 

Part C - Portfolio Holder Decisions

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.