Planning and building
EFSAC Guidance for applicants
EFSAC – Guidance for applicants
Adopted ‘interim strategies’ for mitigating recreational pressure and air pollution on the EFSAC are copied below. Each document also includes details of the relevant SAC tariffs to be applied.
Overarching Advice of Natural England
Applicants and planning agents are recommended to read the ‘Overarching Advice of Natural England in respect of all development applications.
Where there is uncertainty in the case of air quality impacts, particularly if the development is not in accordance with the modelled scenario and/or the mitigation relied upon in the modelled scenario, you will be required to consider the effects of your development under a ‘Site Specific HRA’. The following section (below) provides further guidance on this particular point.
Habitats Regulation Assessments (HRA)
In addition to the above strategies, we have prepared guidance setting out the process for reviewing and assessing potential impacts arising from proposals where additional vehicle trips through the EFSAC may occur in order to help applicants. Download and view the guidance note
Section 106 proforma – EFSAC only
The Council has prepared the following S106 Unilateral Undertaking (UU) proforma. You may wish to obtain your own independent legal advice before completing and returning the S106 proforma.
Please refer to The ‘Explanatory Note’ attached below to guide you and/or your legal representative in completing the S106 UU correctly.
Unfortunately due to the impact of coronavirus the council is unable to accept hard copies of the S106 Agreement or cheque payments.
S106 UU proforma and explanatory note
- S106 UU proforma (doc 68KB)
- How to complete the unilateral undertaking (Explanatory Note) (pdf 285KB)
The requisite fee for processing the abovementioned S106 UU’s is £225 (no VAT) and will need to be paid with the return of the completed and signed S106 Agreement.
In the event that significant redrafting is required to your S106 UU, the Council’s legal services section will seek an undertaking to cover any additional costs above the standard £225 legal fee before commencing further work.
The council is unable to accept cheque payments. So, all legal fees and financial contributions (as applicable) should be made by electronic transfer (BACS or CHAPS) to the following bank account details:
- Account name: Epping Forest District Council
- Account number: 56340001
- Sort code: 60 07 39
- Bank Name: National Westminster Bank Plc, Epping Branch, 279 High Street CM16 4BT
- Reference: EPF/XXXX/XX
Further useful and/or related links
Further information and guidance can also be found in the Planning application validation requirements (March 2021).
Information relating to the issuing of decisions on all planning applications that have been held in abeyance: