The Council has issued an updated position statement on Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation.
It provides information about the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation and the present position with respect to the granting of planning permission for new development that may adversely affect Epping Forest.
The Council is continuing to work actively to resolve the current situation that has restricted housing and economic development coming forward in the District since 2018. Working with Natural England the Council is striving to identify potential opportunities to address the backlog of undetermined applications and is seeking legal advice as to the extent to which permissions can be issued. A further report will go to Cabinet at the December meeting.