Decisions from Plans South 18 April 2018

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Planning application decisions from the Area Planning Sub-Committee South meeting Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Decisions

  • EPF/0307/18 – 18 Russell Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5QJ
    Permission refused
  • EPF/2499/17 – 13 -15A Alderton Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3JD
    Permission refused
  • EPF/3475/17 – 89 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4JD
    Permission granted
  • EPF/3512/17  – Land to the rear of 33-37, Hillyfields, Loughton Essex IG10 2PT
    Deferred
  • EPF/0226/18 – 17 Luctons Avenue, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5SG
    Permission granted
  • EPF/0295/17 – 49 Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5PL
    Refused, not lawful
  • EPF/0535/17 – 49 Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5PL
    Permission refused
  • EPF/0536/17 – 49 Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5PL
    Permission refused
  • EPF/2315/17 – 49 Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5PL
    Deferred to next meeting
  • EPF/2877/17 – 49 Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5PL
    Permission refused

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Local elections on 3 May

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An election for 21 district councillors will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018 between 7am and 10pm.

In this election, voters are choosing district councillors to represent them on Epping Forest District Council.

The next election is on Thursday 3 May 2018

Candidates and polling station details

Click on the ward to find candidate and polling station details in your area

* Voting is for 1 district councillor on all wards except 2 for Loughton Broadway and Waltham Abbey Honey Lane. There is no election for Moreton and Fyfield as this ward was uncontested.

Can I vote?

Go to the Your Vote Matters website and enter your postcode to find out whether elections are taking place in your area on Thursday 3 May 2018.

The results will show you your electoral registration office and if any local elections are taking place in your area.

Decisions from Plans West 11 April 2018

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Planning application decisions from the Area Planning Sub-Committee West meeting Wednesday 11 April 2018.

Decisions

  • EPF/2824/17 – Meadowood, Epping Road, Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 6PX
    Permission granted
  • EPF/2950/17 – Oaklands, Clyde Road, Roydon, Essex, EN11 0BE
    Permission granted
  • EPF/3368/17 – Land at Greenview, Holyfield Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EW
    Deferred
  • EPF/3435/17 – 7 Tovey Close, Nazeing, Essex, EN9 2LY
    Permission granted
  • EPF/3466/17 – 2 Rose Cottage, Rye Hill Road, Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM18 7JQ
    Permission granted

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Candidates for 3 May elections announced

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Make sure you’re registered to vote in the local elections on 3 May

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On Thursday 3 May some parts of the Epping Forest district will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Poll cards for the areas with elections were delivered between 23 and 29 March. If you haven’t receive one but think you should have, please contact the Electoral Services Office at Epping Forest District Council on 01992 564411.

The next election is on Thursday 3 May
This local government election will select district councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, planning, rubbish and recycling, among others.

In order to vote you must be on the electoral register. The Electoral Services office is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

Register to vote deadline is 17 April

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Anyone can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

It takes just 5 minutes!

Have a say on who represents you

Simon Hill Electoral Registration Officer for Epping Forest said: “It’s time to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Epping Forest. If you’re not registered by 17 April, you won’t be able to vote. If you receive a poll card your name is already on the register and you can vote on 3 May so you don’t need to register again.”

It takes just 5 minutes

Phillippa Saray Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and South East of England said: “If you’ve turned 18, or if you’ve moved home recently, it’s particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered. It takes just 5 minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

“If you were eligible to vote in last year’s general election and your details have not changed, you should still be registered to vote.”

Elections 3 May

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Housing and Infrastructure Fund approved

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East Herts Council, Harlow Council and Epping Forest Council are pleased that their Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Housing and Infrastructure Fund (HIF) bid has been approved by the Government to proceed to the next stage.

Landscape

The Councils have bid for funding to improve the existing River Stort crossing and provide a new river crossing in the Gilston area and also to deliver some of the sustainable transport corridor for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Project.

The next stage will be for us, along with Hertfordshire County Council and Essex County Council, to develop a detailed business case for this funding. This is a competitive process but we hope to be successful in bidding for HIF funding to accelerate infrastructure delivery for the Garden Town Project.

Decisions from DDMC 28 March 2018

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Planning application decisions from the District Development Management Committee Wednesday 28 March 2018.

Decisions

  • EPF/2662/17 – Chigwell Library, Victory Hall and Chigwell Members Club, Hainault Road, Chigwell
    Permission refused

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Celebration of grant aid success

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Recognising the valuable contribution the local community and voluntary sector does for the district was celebrated Friday 23 March at our grant aid celebration event.

Ongar In Bloom

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Diverse mix of groups

A diverse mix of groups helping a wide spectrum of people across the District has received grants in the last year enabling them to continue their much needed and valuable work.

Vital and much needed services

Epping Forest District Council Chairman Councillor David Stallan said: “It’s so encouraging to see such a wide variety of groups receive these vital grants. This year we have given over £83,000 in grants and it’s great to see the improvements they are making within our communities.”

“The voluntary and community sectors do so much so for our District and its important their much needed hard work is recognised.”

“If you know of any local or community groups that could use our grant aid schemes help, get in contact today.”

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Notice of election 3 May 2018

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Notice of election for the election of 22 district councillors on Thursday 3 May 2018.

The next election is on Thursday 3 May 2018

The Wards and number of councillors to be elected are listed below

  • Buckhurst Hill East 1
  • Buckhurst Hill West 1
  • Chigwell Village 1
  • Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash 1
  • Epping Hemnall 1
  • Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common 1
  • Grange Hill 1
  • Loughton Alderton 1
  • Loughton Broadway 2
  • Loughton Fairmead 1
  • Loughton Forest 1
  • Loughton Roding 1
  • Loughton St Johns 1
  • Loughton St Marys 1
  • Lower Nazeing 1
  • Moreton and Fyfield 1
  • North Weald Bassett 1
  • Theydon Bois 1
  • Waltham Abbey Honey Lane 2
  • Waltham Abbey Paternoster 1

Notice of election

Delay in submission of the Local Plan for Independent Examination

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Submission of Epping Forest District Council’s Local Plan has been delayed following a Planning Court ruling on 20 March 2018.

The Court granted CK Properties Theydon Bois Limited (“CK Properties”) permission to apply for judicial review of the Council’s decision on 14 December 2017 to approve the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version 2017 (“LPSV”) for publication and submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

CK Properties complains that its land to the east of Theydon Bois was not allocated for residential development in the LPSV and contends that it has been prejudiced by the unavailability of Appendix B to the Site Selection Report (Arup December 2017), during the Regulation 19 publication period.

The Court ordered that the Council be restrained from submitting the LPSV for independent examination until the final determination of the judicial review claim, or further order. The Court also ordered that the judicial review hearing can be expedited and it is listed for hearing on 23 and 24 May 2018 with a time estimate of 1½ days.

The Council will be contesting all the claims made and to be heard at the full hearing but the ruling means the Council cannot meet the agreed submission date of 31 March 2018.

Councillor John Philip, Planning Portfolio Holder for Epping Forest District Council was disappointed by the Court decision but confident of the final outcome. He said; “It is frustrating but it is not the end of the road. We are ready to submit the Plan but circumstances outside our control have created this delay.”

Councillor Philip continued: “Fortunately, the Government’s deadline  extension means the case can be heard without compromising our position. When all the evidence is placed before the judge, we fully expect to win the review. We are still on target to agree 11,400 homes during the Local Plan period up to 2033.”