Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee East - Wednesday 13th March 2024 7.00 pm

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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.



To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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There were no declarations of interest pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct.



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 noted that there was no other urgent business for consideration by the Sub-Committee.


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/0022/23 34 Crows Road Epping CM16 5DE pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To consider the attached report for the Demolition of an existing 4 bedroom detached house and erection of two semi-detached 4 bedroom houses.

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Decision: The application was referred to DDMC by minority reference for decision, with no recommendation from the Area Planning Sub-Committee East and a recommendation to grant planning consent from the officer.



EPF/1808/23 101 Thornhill North Weald CM16 6DP pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To consider the attached report for the single storey front extension.

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Members discussed the merits of the scheme and after voting against the officers recommendation, Cllr Philip proposed the following reason for refusal of the application, negative impact upon the character and appearance of the site and streetscene and harm to the amenity of the neighbouring property, this was seconded by Cllr McIvor and the Committee voted on the proposal to refuse the application.


Decision: This application was refused.


EPF/2443/23 New Haven, Blackhorse Lane, North Weald Bassett, Epping, CM16 6EP. pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider the attached report for the part demolition, extension and conversion of existing three bedroom dwelling into 2 semi detached 4 bedroom dwellings and erection of 1 x 4 bedroom detached dwelling. Demolition of detached garage

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Decision: This application was granted with conditions.



EPF/2578/22 - Homes Farm, Mount Road, Theydon Garnon, Epping, CM16 7PH pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To consider the attached report for the change of use of five existing agricultural buildings to commercial uses E(g)(iii) and B8 with access, landscaping, and other associated works.

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Members discussed the merits of the scheme and proposed a deferral of the application until May 2024, to allow the outcome of a traffic survey and local highways panel scheme to be determined. A further site was requested.


Resolved: This application was deferred to a future meeting of the Area Planning Sub-Committee East.