First look at the Draft Local Plan

You can view a copy of the Draft Local Plan before it goes to Epping Forest District Council’s Cabinet members on Thursday 6th October for comment, and the Full Council on the 18th October.
Please note that the Draft Local Plan presented will be subject to change and should not be viewed as the final version that we will be asking for consultation responses on.

By publishing this early draft a month before the official consultation starts on 31st October, we are ensuring everyone has as much time as possible to consider the issues before the deadline for responses on 12 December.

Planning Portfolio Holder John Philip said: “This is everyone’s first chance to see what the Plan for consultation will look like but it is important to remember that things could still change between now and the end of October. It won’t be finalised until all councillors have had their final say at Full Council.”

“However, by getting this early draft out a month before the official consultation starts, we are ensuring everyone has as much time as possible to consider the issues before the deadline for responses on 12 December 2016. We don’t want your views yet – not until the draft plan is finalised, but we are looking for as much feedback as we can possibly get once the consultation starts on 31 October 2016.”
Please click here to view the full press release issued about the publication of this early draft.