Area Planning Sub-Committee South
Wednesday, 1st December, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: Democratic Services Tel: (01992) 564243  Email:


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Webcasting Introduction

1.            This meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking.


2.            The Chairman will read the following announcement:


“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).


If you are seated in the lower public seating area it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in the possibility that your image will become part of the broadcast.


This may infringe your human and data protection rights and if you wish to avoid this you should move to the upper public gallery.”



General advice to people attending the meeting is attached.

Additional documents:


Minutes pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 3 November 2021.


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.


Any Other Business

Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.


Epping Forest District Council Planning Policy Briefing Note (October 2021)

This briefing note, dated October 2021, has been produced by the Planning Policy team to ensure that a consistent approach is taken to the provision of planning policy advice for the District, particularly in relation to the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version ("LPSV"), which was published on 18 December 2017 and the Main Modifications to the LPSV published for consultation between 15 July and 23 September 2021. The primary purpose of this note is to inform the development management process and to assist Development Management officers, Councillors, applicants, and planning agents. Other Council officers involved in the development management process may also find the note helpful (e.g., Housing, Contaminated Land, Landscaping etc).


The Planning Policy Briefing Note (October 2021) is available at:


Site Visits

To identify and agree requirements for formal site visits to be held with regard to any planning application listed in this agenda, prior to consideration of the application.


Planning Application - EPF/1972/21 4 Ely Place, Chigwell IG8 8AG pdf icon PDF 288 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed first floor side extension, repositioning of front entrance door, front porch and canopy and first floor landing window. (Revised application to EPF/1386/21).


Planning Application - EPF/2032/21 3 Shelley Grove, Loughton IG10 1BY pdf icon PDF 618 KB

To consider the attached report on the proposed conversion of existing dwelling into 2 self-contained flats (1x GF flat and 1x FF flat), proposed side extension to replace garage, and proposed widening of crossover.


Planning Application - EPF/2137/21 14 Ashfields, Loughton IG10 1SB pdf icon PDF 326 KB

To consider the attached report for internal alterations with new roof lights; rear single storey and side upper storey extensions plus modifications to existing front yard.


Planning Application - EPF/2197/21 The Gardeners Arms, 103 York Hill, Loughton IG10 7RX pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report for a Grade II Listed Building application for DJ booth (retrospective), proposed repairs and re-glazing of windows and doors to 14mm double glazed panes, repair and paint, proposed insulation of building including cladding repair and paint.


Exclusion of Public and Press

Exclusion: To consider whether, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press should be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):


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Exempt Information Paragraph Number





The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, which came into effect on 1 March 2006, requires the Council to consider whether maintaining the exemption listed above outweighs the potential public interest in disclosing the information. Any member who considers that this test should be applied to any currently exempted matter on this agenda should contact the proper officer at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.


Background Papers:  Article 17 - Access to Information, Procedure Rules of the Constitution define background papers as being documents relating to the subject matter of the report which in the Proper Officer's opinion:


(a)        disclose any facts or matters on which the report or an important part of the report is based;  and


(b)        have been relied on to a material extent in preparing the report and does not include published works or those which disclose exempt or confidential information and in respect of executive reports, the advice of any political advisor.


The Council will make available for public inspection for four years after the date of the meeting one copy of each of the documents on the list of background papers.