Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee West - Wednesday 4th October 2023 7.00 pm

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

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Webcasting Introduction

This meeting is to be webcast and the Chairman will read the following announcement:


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


Therefore, by participating in this meeting, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for webcasting and/or training purposes. If any public speakers on MS Teams do not wish to have their image captured, they should ensure that their video setting throughout the meeting is turned off and set to audio only.


Please also be aware that if technical difficulties interrupt the meeting that cannot be overcome, I may need to adjourn the meeting.


Members are reminded to activate their microphones before speaking”.

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The Chairman made a short address to remind all present that the meeting would be broadcast on the Internet, and that the Council had adopted a protocol for the webcasting of its meetings. The Sub-Committee noted the Council’s Protocol for Webcasting of Council and Other Meetings.



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The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and outlined the procedures and arrangements agreed by the Council, to enable persons to address the Sub-Committee in relation to the determination of applications for planning permission.


Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor Bassett declared a personal interest in the following item of the agenda. The Councillor had determined that he would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:


·                EPF/1478/23 Camps Farm, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2RG


Minutes pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 23 August 2023.

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That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 23 August 2023 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


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.

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It was reported that there was no urgent business for consideration at the meeting.


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.

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There were no formal site visits requested by the Sub-Committee.



EPF/0625/22 - Netherhouse Farm Sewardstone Road Waltham Abbey E4 7RJ pdf icon PDF 273 KB

To consider the attached report for the erection of a crematorium and ceremony hall building in connection with an existing woodland cemetery approved and implemented under planning permission EPF/1125/18, involving alterations to the design of the building approved under that reference.

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Decision: This application was approved with conditions


EPF/0805/23 - 4, Woodbrook Gardens, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3D pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider the attached report for the demolition of an existing garage and erection of new 3 person 2 bed house

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EPF/0924/23 - Rose Cottage, Epping Long Green, Epping Upland, Epping, CM16 6QN pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To consider the attached report for the demolition of existing stables and hardstanding, construction of detached bungalow, alterations to vehicular access, provision of parking and landscaping.

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EPF/1478/23 - Camps Farm, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2RG pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To consider the attached report for the demolition of all existing structures and redevelopment with 1 x 3 bedroom single storey dwelling (Plot A) and 1 x 4 bedroom single storey
dwelling (Plot B) together with landscaping, a drainage strategy and arrangements for access and parking; resubmission of EPF/2100/22 with additional supporting evidence

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Decision: Difered for a site visit.