Technical information

Technical studies and evidence documents have informed the Draft Local Plan. These are available to view in full now that Epping Forest District Council’s Full Council agreed to the consultation of the Draft Local Plan on the 18th October 2016.

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Introduction and Context

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Strategic Policies of the Local Plan

London Stansted Cambridge Consortium: agenda for jobs, growth and improved liveability (LSCC January 2015)

Lee Valley Park Development Framework (Lee Valley Regional Park Authority January 2011)

Area 5 proposals for The Waterlands: King George V Reservoir to Rammey Marsh (Lee Valley Regional Park Authority 2013)

Economic Evidence to Support the Development of the OAHN for West Essex and East Herts (Hardisty Jones 2015)

Note on updating the Overall Housing Need based on 2014 based projections for West Essex and East Herts (ORS August 2016)

Sustainability Appraisal of Strategic OAHN Spatial Options for the West Essex and East Herts Housing Market Area (AECOM August 2016)

Harlow Strategic Sites assessment for West Essex and East Herts authorities (AECOM August 2016)

Draft Memorandum of Understanding on the Distribution of Objectively Assessed Need across the West Essex/East Hertfordshire Housing Market Area (Cooperation for Sustainable Development Board September 2016) – Please note that this draft MoU is a work in progress which will be further amended as time progresses.

Final Draft Memorandum of Understanding on Highways and Transport Infrastructure for the West Essex/East Hertfordshire Housing Market Area (Cooperation for Sustainable Development Board November 2016) Please note that this MoU is currently in the process of being signed.

Final Draft Memorandum of Understanding on managing the impacts of growth within the West Essex/East Hertfordshire Housing Market Area on Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation (Cooperation for Sustainable Development Board September 2016)Please note that this MoU is currently in the process of being signed.

Stage 1 Assessment of the Viability of Affordable Housing, Community Infrastructure Levy and Local Plan (Dixon Searle 2015)

Strategic Land Availability Assessment 2016 (NLP 2016)

Settlement Capacity Study Epping Forest District Council (Fregonese Associates 2016)

Essex Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment on behalf of Essex Planning Officers Association (Opinion Research Services 2014)

Note for Epping Forest District Council with update on 2014 Essex Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment (Opinion Research Services 2016)

Compulsory purchase process and the Crichel Down Rules: guidance (DCLG October 2015)

Economic and Employment Evidence to Support the Local Plan and Economic Development Strategy (Hardisty Jones 2015)

Economic and Employment Evidence to Support the Local Plan and Economic Development Strategy – Appendices (Hardisty Jones 2015)

The Lea Valley Glasshouse Industry: Planning for the Future (Laurence Gould 2012)

Lee Valley White Water Centre Economic Development Study (Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners 2011)

Epping Forest District and Brentwood Borough Employment Land Review (Atkins 2010)

Epping Forest District Council Town Centres Study (Roger Tym 2010)

Settlement Hierarchy Technical Paper 2015 (EFDC 2015)

Town Centres Review (Arup 2016)

Economic Plan for Essex (Essex County Council 2014)

Economic Impact of Tourism Epping Forest 2014 (Destination Research 2014)

Green Belt Review Stage 1 report and parcel assessments (Epping Forest District Council 2015)

Green Belt Review Stage 1 methodology (EFDC 2015)

Green Belt Review Phase 2 (Land Use Consultants 2016)

Green Belt Review Phase 2 – Technical annex (Land Use Consultants 2016)

Council Directive 1992/43/EEC: Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (The Council of European Communities)

Directive 2009/147/EC: conservation of wild birds (European Commission)

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat. Ramsar, 2/2/1971 as amended 3.12.1982 (UNESCO)

‘Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services’ (DEFRA 2011)

UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework (JNCC and DEFRA 2012)

Circular 06/2005 Biodiversity and Geological Conservation (CLG)

‘The National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England’ (DEFRA 2014)

European Site Conservation Objectives for Epping Forest SAC (UK0012720) (Natural England 2014)

European Site Conservation Objectives for Lee Valley SPA (UK9012111) (Natural England 2014)

Essex Biodiversity Action plan 2010-2020 (Essex Wildlife Trust 2011)

Local Wildlife Sites (LoWS) (also known as Habitats Assessment) Review (Essex Ecology Services Ltd 2010)

National Landscape Character Areas (Natural England)

Epping Forest District Council Landscape Character Assessment (Chris Blandford Associates 2010)

Epping Forest District Council Settlement Edge Landscape Sensitivity Study (Chris Blandford Associates 2010)

Epping Forest District Historic Characterisation Study (Essex County Council 2015)

Creating Garden Cities and Suburbs Today (Town and Country Planning Association 2012)

Site Selection Report

Report on site selection (Arup 2016)

Appendix A – Site selection methodology (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.1 – Overview of assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.2.1 – Discounted sites (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.2.2 – Justification for split sites (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.3 – Results of Stage 1 assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.4.1 – Stage 2 Assessment Methodology (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.4.2 – Results of Stage 2 Assessment (Arup 2016)

Please note – Appendix B1.4.2 is a very large file which may take some time to download. If you wish, you can instead download only the section(s) you are interested in, set out below by Parish.

Appendix B1.4.3 – Summary of Community Choices Feedback (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.5.1 – Categorising sites for further assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.5.2 – Results of identifying sites for testing (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.5.3 – B1.6.3 – Detailed Methodology for More Detailed Assessment for Housing Sites (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.6.4 – Results of stage 3 capacity and stage 4 deliverability assessments (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.6.5 – Results of identifying sites for allocation (Arup 2016)

Appendix B1.6.6 – Housing trajectory (Arup 2016)

Appendix C – site selection – settlement proformas (Arup 2016)

Appendix D – Traveller site selection methodology (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.1 – Overview of assessment of traveller sites (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.2 – Results of Stage 1 assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.3 – Results of Stage 2 assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.4 – Stage 3 assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.5 – Stage 4 Quantitative and qualitative assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.6 – E1.7.1 – Stage 5 and 6 assessments (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.7.2 – Stage 6 assessment (Arup 2016) 

Appendix E1.7.3 – Results of identifying sites for allocation (Arup 2016)

Appendix E1.7.4 – Pitch trajectory (Arup 2016)

Appendix F1.1 – Overview of employment and other sites (Arup 2016)

Appendix F1.2 – Results of Stage 1 assessment (Arup 2016)

Appendix F1.3 – Results of Stage 2 assessment (Arup 2016)

 

Development Management Policies

Natural and built environment

Epping Forest District Council Open Space, Sport and Recreation Assessment (Ploszajski Lynch Consulting Ltd 2012) 

Epping Forest District Council Open Space, Sport and Recreation Assessment – Appendices (Ploszajski Lynch Consulting Ltd 2012)
European Landscape Convention 1.3.2007 (European Commission 2007)
Open Space, Sport and Recreation Audit (Epping Forest District Council 2009)
Epping Forest – the next 10 years (City of London 2015)
50 favourite trees (Epping Forest District Council)
Roydon Landmark trees A Review (Sharon Hosegood Associates 2015)
Ongar Community Tree Strategy (Epping Forest District Council 2008)
‘Active Design’ (Sport England 2015)
Heritage Asset Review Final Report (DPP Heritage & Design 2012)

Heritage Asset Review Final Report – Appendices (DPP Heritage & Design 2012)
Epping Forest District Council Parish Lists of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic Interest (Epping Forest District Council Online updates)
Epping Forest District Council Conservation Area Character Appraisals Programme (Epping Forest District Council Online updates)
National Heritage List for England (Historic England)
National Heritage at Risk Register (Historic England)

Design policies

Technical housing standards: nationally described space standard (DCLG 2015)
‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight – A Guide to Good Practice’ (BRE 1991)
Secured by Design: Design Guides (Police Crime Prevention Initiatives Ltd)

Climate change and environmental policies

Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Update (URS 2015)

Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Update (URS 2015) – Maps
Essex Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (Essex County Council 2013)
Non-statutory technical standards for sustainable drainage systems (DEFRA 2015)
Epping Forest District Council’s Flood Risk Assessment Zones (URS 2015)
Thames River Basin Management Plan (DEFRA 2016)
Technical Guidance to the National Planning Framework (DCLG  2012)
Environment Agency Water Stress Areas Classification (2013) – Anglian Water’s classification for the purposes of Regulation 4 of the Water Industry (Prescribed Condition) Regulation 1999 (as amended) (Environment Agency 2013)
BREEAM New Construction (Building Research Establishment 2014 Online)
Epping Forest District Council Carbon Reduction and Renewable Energy Assessment (Atkins 2013)
EFDC Contaminated Land Strategy (Epping Forest District Council 2000)
Local Air Quality Management Regime technical guidance (DEFRA 2009)