Agenda

Bulletin
Friday, 10th January, 2020 11.57 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

HH

Homefield House

TBC 

To be confirmed

ESC

Epping Sports Centre

 

Other venues are shown in full.


 
















Week One:  13 January 2020 – 19 January 2020

 

Monday

13 January

 

 

 

Tuesday

14 January

7.00pm

Stronger Council Select Committee

CC

Wednesday

15 January

5.00pm

Epping Forest Local Highway Panel

Area Planning Sub Committee West - Cancelled

CR2

Thursday

16 January

7.00pm

Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee

CC

Friday

17 January

 

 

 

Saturday

18 January

 

 

 

Sunday

19 January

 

 

 

 
















Week Two:  20 January 2020 – 26 January 2020

 

Monday

20 January

 

 

 

Tuesday

21 January

6.00pm

Executive Briefing

CR2

Wednesday

22 January

7.30pm

District Development Management Committee

CC

Thursday

23 January

7.00pm

Finance and Performance Management Cabinet Committee

CC

Friday

24 January

 

 

 

Saturday

25 January

 

 

 

Sunday

26 January

 

 

 

 


 
















Week Three:  20 January 2020 – 26 January 2020

 

Monday

27 January

6.00pm

7.00pm

Member Training – Risk Management

Audit and Governance Committee

CC

CC

Tuesday

28 January

6.00pm

 

7.30pm

Member Briefing - Whipps Cross Hospital Redevelopment Masterplan

Overview & Scrutiny Committee

CC

 

CC

Wednesday

29 January

2.00pm

6.30pm

7.30pm

Waste Management Partnership Board

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee South

Area Planning Sub Committee South

CR1

CR1

CC

Thursday

30 January

7.00pm

Local Plan Cabinet Committee

CC

Friday

31 January

 

 

 

Saturday

1 February

 

 

 

Sunday

2 February

 

 

 

 
















Week Four:  3 February 2020 – 9 February 2020

 

Monday

3 February

 

 

 

Tuesday

4 February

10.00am

7.00pm

Licensing Sub-Committee

Stronger Communities Select Committee

CC

CC

Wednesday

5 February

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing - Area Planning Sub Committee East

Area Planning Sub Committee East

CR1

CC

Thursday

6 February

7.00pm

Cabinet

CC

Friday

7 February

 

 

 

Saturday

8 February

 

 

 

Sunday

9 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

Part C - General Information

1.

Veterans Mental Health Awareness Training Programme

Epping Forest District Council have arranged for Diane Palmer from Changing Minds, Changing Lives to deliver Veterans Mental Health Awareness training.  This training, which is funded by Essex County Council will be delivered in the new year.

 

The Course is aimed at EFDC staff, serving personnel, veteran’s and their families, cadets, professionals or the interested general public.

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • What do our Armed Forces do for us?
  • Military Language and Culture
  • Physical and Psychological impact of Military Service
  • Effect on families
  • Services Available

 

As a Council we are very aware that we have veterans living in our district but do not always have access to contacting them, therefore we would be grateful if you could please share details of the training to get the message out to as many people as possible.

 

Date: 21st January 2020

Location: North Weald Airfield

Session 1  11.00 - 1.00pm

Session 2  1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

I hope that this training sounds useful and again, please promote to anyone/groups that you feel may benefit from this training.

 

Spaces can be booked directly with myself - cstratton@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

 

(Further information: Carly Stratton ext 4096)

2.

Bring Your Own Device Registration and Training

Please be reminded that all Councillors will need to use their EFDC email addresses by 1st February 2020. To make this transition easier we will be setting up Bring Your Own Device on your personal phones or tablet throughout January.

 

Please contact Kim Partridge or Louise Warren to book your 30 minute appointment.

 

(Further information Kim Partridge 4443 or Louise Warren ext 4308)

3.

EFDC Parking Policy pdf icon PDF 326 KB

Please see attached the EFDC Parking Policy. Although the policy uses the term “staff” it is applicable to Councillors as well.

 

It is particularly important that paragraph 6 section ii and iii are noted.

 

ii          DOUBLE PARKING

 

            Staff who have to double park shall do so only in a designated bay, marked in blue colour, parking wholly within the bay and must display on the dashboard a card bearing their extension number, mobile number if they are likely to be away from their desk, and promptly move their vehicle when requested to do so.

 

            Where blue coloured bays are numbered staff must park in the lowest numbered bay first. This is to allow all the bays to be utilised.

 

            iii.        FAILURE TO DISPLAY NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ON DASHBOARD OF VEHICLE

 

            The driver must clearly display the correct card containing their name and phone number on the dashboard in full view so as to be seen from outside of the vehicle, before leaving the vehicle in the car park.

4.

Road Closures

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Broadoaks, Epping.

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=115852321 to find details of the intended closure of Broadoaks, due to commence on 23rd March 2020 for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes micro surfacing.

 

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Centre Green, Epping.

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=115877534 to find details of the intended closure of Centre Green, due to commence on22nd March 2020 for 6 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes micro surfacing.

5.

Update on release of planning permissions being held in abeyance due to the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation

During September 2019 a review of planning records identified in excess of 100 planning applications that were being held in abeyance due to the impact of the development on the Epping Forest Special Areas of Conservation (EFSAC). The Council’s latest position statement on the matter may be found here: http://www.efdclocalplan.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ED101-EFDC-Epping-Forest-Special-Area-of-Conservation-Position-Statement-EFDC-October-2019.pdf.

 

The review identified a number of development proposals which would result in a net reduction in Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) on roads through the EFSAC - essentially these are sites where an existing authorised use is being changed to another use which would result in less traffic through the forest. In addition a number of sites, due to their location or specific use characteristics, would not result in any additional traffic through the forest, whilst a further number of applications were found to benefit from an extant planning permission (granted before the SAC issue emerging in 2018) that could be lawfully implemented as a fall-back position, and/or where the new proposal would be an amendment that would not result in an additional impact on the integrity of the SAC.

 

Following the review and detail assessment of each individual case, and after updating Natural England on the proposed course of action, a number of planning permissions falling into the above categories were released in the weeks leading up to Christmas and during the first week of January 2020. A list of these applications is included below.

 

Decisions on the following 10 applications have already been issued:

·         EPF/2092/18 – Taylor Piggeries, High Beech (7 houses);

·         EPF/3431/18 – North Weald Air Field, Air Ambulance (new hangar);

·         EPF/1342/18 – Spring Lodge, Ongar (1 house);

·         EPF/0803/19 – Foster Street Farm, Hastingwood (10 houses);

·         EPF/0617/19 – Utopia, Pecks Hill,  Nazeing (2 houses) ;

·         EPF/1440/18 – Millers Farm, Manor Road, Lambourne (1 house);

·         EPF/1568/19 – The Orchards, Bournebridge Lane, Stapleford Abbotts (1 house);

·         EPF/0233/19 – Monkhams Cottage, Claverhambury Road, Waltham Abbey 3 houses);

·         EPF/1237/19 – The Yard Hill Farmhouse, Hamlet Hill, Roydon (2 houses);

·         EPF/0883/19 – Silverdale Nursery, Hoe Lane, Nazeing (accommodation for 7 nursery workers).

·         EPF/2372/18 – Tylers Cross Nursery (7 caravans for nursery workers);

·         EPF/0494/19 – Rear of Taw Lodge, Epping Lane, Stapleford Tawney (2 cottages);

 

The list is being kept under constant review, and Members will be updated on progress.

6.

Meeting cancelled - 15/01/2020, 19:30, Area Planning Sub-Committee West

The Plans West Sub-Committee on 15 January 2020 has been cancelled as there are no items of business to consider.

 

(Further information: Rebecca Perrin ext 4532)

7.

ECC Briefing Opportunities pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Please see attached.

 

If you like to attend any session, please conract Sophie Crane, Essex County Council, Telephone: 03330134555 | email: sophie.crane@essex.gov.uk

8.

Constitution Working Group

The next meeting of the Constitution Working Group will now be held at 19.00 on Thursday 9 April.

 

(Further information: Vivienne Messenger ext 4265)

9.

Waste Management Task & Finish Panel

The next meeting has now been changed to Thursday 27 February 2019 and will start at 19.00.

 

(Further information: Vivienne Messenger ext 4265)

10.

Chairman's Prosecco, Pudding and Cheese Evening pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Please see attached.

11.

Local Adult Social Care Services

Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor J. Spence, has confirmed that the Director of Adult Social Care will arrange for relevant officers of Essex County Council to attend the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to be held on 28 January 2020. The overarching themes relating to the adult social care responsibilities of Essex County Council, as agreed at the meeting of the Committee held on 19 November 2019, have been notified to Councillor Spence as the focus of such external scrutiny. If members have any additional issues that they would like to raise with the Director of Adult Social Care at the meeting, please send written notification of such matters to democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk by 20 January 2020.  In accordance with usual practice, notice of all questions and the scope of matters to be raised by members will be provided to Director of Adult Social Care in advance of the meeting.

 

(Further information: Steve Tautz ext 4180)

12.

Member Training - Risk Management

Please be reminded that Member Training on Risk Management will take place on 27 January from 6 pm in the Council Chamber.

 

This session will take place immediately before Audit & Governance Committee meeting.

 

13.

Congratulations Councillor Richard Morgan MBE

Congratulations to Councillor Richard Morgan who has been awarded an MBE Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s 2019 New Year’s Honours list.

14.

Chairman's Diary

None this week

Licensing Act 2003

None this week

PLANNING

1.            Appeals Lodged

  

  EPF/0997/18  Mays Wish Foster Street Hastingwood CM17 9HR - Change of use of the agricultural land to a B8 use and erection of a  Marquee/ Storage Unit for a temporary period of 2 years.(Retrospective) – Caroline Brown – Written reps

 

  EPF/3174/19 – Old Epping Laundry Site Bower Hill Epping Essex CM16 7AD -Demolition of existing buildings and the erection of 58 no. residential units split between four blocks, along with internal landscaping and associated car and cycle parking – Sukhi Dhadwar ext. 4597 – Hearing

 

2.         Forthcoming Planning Inquiries/Hearings -

 

Hearing – 28 January 2020 – EPF/1649/17 - White Rose Curtis Mill Lane Stapleford Abbotts Essex  RM4 1HS - Material change in use of land to provide for stationing of caravans for residential occupation by Gypsy family with associated hardstanding, fencing/gate, septic tank, gas tank (retrospective) – Sukhdeep Jhooti ext. 4298

 

Inquiry – 11th – 14th February 2020 – EPF/1032/18 and LB/EPF/1036/18 - A new residential dwelling along with the demolition of derelict glasshouse structures and alterations to the historic garden wall – Caroline Brown ext. 4182

 

3.            Enforcement Appeals

 

ENF/0418/18 – Tender Trap 85 Manor Road Chigwell IG7 5PQ - Mast with CCTV in garden within 2m of boundary no letter sent – Dismissed but varied.

 

4.            Appeal Decisions

 

EPF/0584/19 – Thistle Dew Hoe Lane Nazeing EN9 2RN - Re-use of an agricultural workers dwelling as a residential dwelling at Thistle Dew, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, Essex EN9 2RN without complying with Condition 2 attached to planning permission Ref EPF/691/83 dated 05 January 1984 – Dismissed

 

EPF/0645/19 – 4 Theydon Hall Cottages Abridge Road Theydon Bois CM16 7NP - Proposed new drive from the main road – Dismissed

 

EPF/0944/19 – 26 Blackacre Road Theydon Bois CM16 - Loft conversion with additional accommodation at second floor level. Eaves and ridge raised – Allowed

 

EPF/3277/18 – Fairmead 48 Church Lane Loughton IG10 1PD -

Removal of existing two storey garage/annexe and replace with an individually designed Arts and Crafts influenced home – Dismissed

EPF/3039/18 – The Ridings Manor Road Loughton Essex IG10 4RP - Demolition of a two storey 5-bedroom house and construction of two new two storey plus roof accommodation apartment blocks of 7 units each, with associated basement car parking – Dismissed

 

5.         Tree Preservation Orders

 

None this week

 

6.         S106 Agreements

 

None this week.

 

7.         Changes to Planning Systems

 

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.