Agenda

Bulletin
Friday, 19th October, 2018 2.40 pm

Items
No. Item

Part A - Forward Diary

Key to abbreviations:

 

                               

CC     

Council Chamber

Cab Off

Cabinet Office

CR1    

Committee Room 1

CONF

Conference Room (1st floor)

 

CR2    

Committee Room 2

CH OFF

Chairman of Council’s Office

 

MR

Members’ Room

TR RM

Training Room

TBD

To be decided

HEM

Hemnall Street Offices.

TBN    

To be noted

 

 

TBC 

To be confirmed

Meeting being filmed for subsequent viewing

 

Other venues are shown in full.


 







Week One:  22 October 2018 – 28 October 2018

 

Monday

22 October

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

23 October

7.15pm

Governance Select Committee

 

CR1

Wednesday

24 October

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing – Area Plans Sub-Committee South

Area Planning Sub-Committee South

 

CR1

CC

Thursday

25 October

7.30pm

Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee

 

CC

Friday

26 October

 

 

 

 

Saturday

27 October

 

 

 

 

Sunday

28 October

 

 

 








Week Two:  29 October 2018 – 4 November 2018

 

Monday

29 October

7.30pm

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

CC

Tuesday

30 October

6.30pm

Member Training – Risk Management

 

CR1

Wednesday

31 October

 

 

 

Thursday

1 November

6.30pm

7.30pm

Chairman’s Briefing – Council

Council

 

CR1

CC

Friday

November

 

 

 

 

Saturday

3 November

 

 

 

 

Sunday

4 November

 

 

 

 

 


 






Week Three:  5 November 2018 – 11 November 2018

 

Monday

5 November

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

6 November

10.00am

7.00pm

7.00pm

Licensing Sub-Committee

Epping Forest Youth Council

Equalities

 

CC

CC

CR1

Wednesday

7 November

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing – Area Plans Sub-Committee East

Area Planning Sub-Committee East

 

CR1

CC

Thursday

8 November

7.00pm

Cabinet

 

CC

Friday

9 November

 

 

 

 

Saturday

10 November

 

 

 

 

Sunday

11 November

 

 

 

 

 







Week Four:  12 November 2018 – 18 November 2018

 

Monday

12 November

 

Tuesday

13 November

7.00pm

Communities Select Committee

 

CR1

Wednesday

14 November

6.30pm

7.30pm

Briefing – Area Plans Sub-Committee West

Area Planning Sub-Committee West

 

CR1

CC

Thursday

15 November

7.00pm

Finance and Performance Management Cabinet Committee

 

CC

Friday

16 November

 

 

 

 

Saturday

17 November

 

 

 

 

Sunday

18 November

 

 

 

 

 

Part B - General Information

1.

Epping Forest Community Champions Project Update pdf icon PDF 540 KB

The first nine Community Champions have been recruited and attended an induction and dementia friends awareness session on Tuesday 9th October. The Community Champions recruited so far are from Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Loughton, Nazeing, Ongar, Theydon Bois and Willingale.

 

The Community Champions programme builds on the skills and knowledge of local communities. The project will bring local people and services together to improve health and wellbeing of residents of the Epping Forest district. The work of a Community Champion varies depending on what is happening in the local neighbourhoods and may include:

 

•             Supporting the organisation and promotion of community events and activities

•             Sharing important health and wellbeing messages with your community

•             Undertaking consultations with residents

•             Helping to improve local services

 

Champions are being recruited from the 24 town/parish areas that make up Epping Forest District through an advertisement campaign involving, flyers, posters, banner stands, social media, news articles and press releases. The Community, Health and Wellbeing team are also attending local community groups and meeting with Town and Parish Councils to identify and recruit Community Champions. 

 

Further promotional material is currently being produced to promote our Community Champions and will be sent forthwith. We would be extremely grateful if Members could continue to promote this project.

 

(Further information: Patrick Arnold ext 4556)

2.

Notification of Grant Aid Applications

We have received an application for Grant Aid funding from the group named below. If you, as a District Councillor have any pertinent or relevant information please notify us via email at grantaid@eppingforestdc.gov.uk. You must declare an interest if you are involved with the group in any way.

  

1.     Name of Group/Applicant: Epping Forest Singers

 

Nature of Application: To purchase stage deck platforms to use at concerts to allow members to see the conductor.

 

2.     Name of Group/Applicant: Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch

 

Nature of Application: To purchase mixed safety resources such as alarms and security kits. Also to purchase promotional material such as window stickers and lamp post signs to display in the community to raise awareness of local Neighbourhood Watch groups.

 

Please advise Louis Walton, Community Grants Officer, of your comments within 14 days from the date this notice was sent.

 

(Further information: Louis Walton ext 4096)

3.

Notification of Local Bus Consultation on Service 381 Harlow - Coopersale operated by Community Link pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Please see attached.

Additional documents:

4.

Legal department awarded Lexcel re-accreditation

We are delighted to announce that the Council’s Legal department has been awarded Lexcel accreditation for the next 3 years subject to an annual review. After a full re-assessment by a Lexcel assessor in August 2018 the department attained good practise in 24 areas, with no areas of non-compliance. The new certificate is proudly displayed within the Legal department in the Governance and Member Services Directorate.

 

What is Lexcel

Lexcel is a quality mark awarded by the Law Society to practices who demonstrate excellence in management of their practice and client care. Lexcel is an optional accreditation and has been developed specifically for the legal profession including both private law firms and in-house Local Government legal departments. Lexcel sets required standards in seven different areas which are shown below:

 

  • Structure and Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Information management
  • People Management
  • Risk Management
  • Client Care
  • File and Case Management

 

To retain Lexcel accreditation, a practice undertakes a meticulous inspection and assessment from an autonomous and experienced Lexcel assessor appointed by an independent assessment body on an annual basis. The assessment involves extensive file reviews, staff interviews and a thorough examination of our practices and procedures.

 

Looking ahead

Although the full assessment has only recently concluded the next challenge begins immediately as a new version of the Lexcel standard is being introduced in November 2018 and brings new requirements for practices in relation to the new GDPR and Money Laundering regulations.

5.

Chairman's Diary pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Please see attached.

Licensing Act 2003

None this week.

GOVERNANCE DIRECTORATE - PLANNING

1.               Appeals Lodged

 

EPF/0162/18 – 11 Crossfield Loughton IG10 3PY- Erection of new dwelling and detached garage, following demolition of existing garage – Jonathan Doe ext. 4103 – Written reps

 

EPF/0640/18 – Sterling House Langston Road Loughton IG10 3TS - Prior approval for proposed change of use from offices (Class B1(a)) to 129 residential units (Class C3) – Jonathan Doe ext.4103 – Written reps

 

EPF/0926/18 – 12 Garden Fields Stanford Rivers CM5 9PL - Building carport with flat-sedum roof – Muhammed Rahman ext. 4415 – Householder appeal

 

EPF/1012/17 – 12a Alderton Close Loughton IG10 3HQ - Residential redevelopment to provide 4 x 3 bed houses – Ian Ansell ext. 4481

 

EPF/3059/17 – Sir Winston Churchill (now Landmark House) The Broadway Loughton Essex IG10 3SP Variation of condition 10 ' Hours of Use' on planning application EPF/2163/13 to be altered to 'The commercial uses hereby permitted shall not be open to customers/members outside the hours of 0730 to 2300 on Monday to Thursday, 0730 to 0000 (midnight) on Fridays and Saturdays and 0900 to 2300 on Sundays apart from the permitted Class A1 unit which shall not be open to customers/members outside the hours of 0700 to 2300 on Monday to Thursday, 0700 to 0000 (midnight) on Fridays and Saturdays and 0700 to 2300 on Sundays.(Demolition of Public House and garages and replacement with construction of a mixed use development, comprising retail and food and drink units (within classes A1, A3 and A4) at ground floor level and 64 residential units at upper floor levels (first to sixth floors), together with 64 car parking spaces, service yard, access and car parking) – Appeal on split decision – Jonathan Doe ext. 4103

 

2.         Forthcoming Planning Inquiries/Hearings -

 

None this week

 

3.               Enforcement Appeals

 

None this week

 

4.                Appeal Decisions

 

EPF/0535/18, EPF/0536/127 and EPF/2877/17 – 49 Manor Road Chigwell Essex IG7 5PL  First floor rear extension to eastern side of first floor bay, First floor rear extension to western side of first floor bay and Retrospective planning application for ground floor rear storage shed – all 3 appeals dismissed

 

5.         Tree Preservation Orders

 

None this week

 

6.         S106 Agreements

 

None this week

 

7.         Changes to Planning Systems

 

None this week

Proposed Planning Enforcement Action

None this week

 

It is important to note, that when enforcement action has been authorised, this includes any subsequent action under Part VII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, including a prosecution or an injunction.

 

Principal Planning Enforcement Officer

Jerry Godden

01992 564498

Senior Enforcement Officer

Clare Munday

01992 564114

Planning Enforcement Officers

Sharon Hart

01992 564113

 

Jim Gordon

01992 564530

 

Zara Seelig                 

01992 564379

 

Mick Mooney

01992 564713

Compliance Officer

Shannon Murphy

01992 564217

 

Part C - Portfolio Holder Decisions pdf icon PDF 54 KB

The notification of decisions taken by individual Portfolio Holders is no longer included in the Council Bulletin.

 

All members of the Council receive automatic email notification of the publication of each individual Portfolio Holder decision and the call-in period for each decision commences immediately. Members wishing to call-in a decision should complete the attached call-in form and return it to Democratic Services before the expiry of five working days following the publication date of the decision. Members should refer to the Constitution (Article 6 - Overview and Scrutiny) for the rules of call-in.