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Theydon Bois meeting will highlight possible mineral plan

Theydon Bois meeting will highlight possible mineral plan

Monday 4 March 2024

As already reported, Essex County Council has begun consultation on its next minerals plan. When that ends, on Tuesday, March 19, the county council will review the proposed sites before publishing a shortlist before final selection. The county has a statutory duty to bring forward sites for mineral extraction and it is proposed the next […] Read more >

You can take part in consultation on garden-town neighbourhood

You can take part in consultation on garden-town neighbourhood

Thursday 16 November 2023

It’s been a while since we’ve alerted you to a good consultation – and here’s a bit of an old favourite…Latton Priory is one of four new neighbourhoods planned for the proposed Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, south of Harlow in the parish of North Weald Bassett. The garden town scheme was approved by Harlow, […] Read more >

They don’t build them like they used to!

They don’t build them like they used to!

Tuesday 14 November 2023

A little series of pictures for you today from lensman Gordon Ridgewell, who took himself and his camera to Greensted Church, which Gordon tells us is the oldest wooden church in the world. You can learn more about it here Read more >

Be of good cheer in Ongar! Inspector dismisses developer’s appeal against housing refusal

Be of good cheer in Ongar! Inspector dismisses developer’s appeal against housing refusal

Thursday 21 September 2023

We’re always happy to report good news here at CPRE Essex – and so it is a joy to bring news from Ongar, where a planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against refusal of a development in this delightful village. Tricia Moxey, CPRE Essex vice-president, was involved in proceedings and takes up the tale: “I […] Read more >

Latton Priory housing plans – do you want to take part in the latest consultation?

Latton Priory housing plans – do you want to take part in the latest consultation?

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Latton Priory is one of four new neighbourhoods planned for the proposed Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, south of Harlow in the parish of North Weald Bassett. The garden town scheme was approved by Harlow, Epping and East Herts councils in December 2018. Yes, the idea has been around a long time – indeed the […] Read more >

Inspector dismisses appeal by Next in its bid to build distribution centre

Inspector dismisses appeal by Next in its bid to build distribution centre

Tuesday 12 July 2022

You might or might not be enjoying the summer heat, but something that should cheer us all is Next’s failure to overturn refusal of planning permission for a proposed distribution centre at Waltham Abbey. The retailer had appealed against Epping Forest District Council’s verdict against its plans for a five-hectare warehouse, multi-storey car park and […] Read more >

Not coming to Waltham Abbey… a giant Next distribution centre

Not coming to Waltham Abbey… a giant Next distribution centre

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Plans for a Next distribution centre at Waltham Abbey have been refused by Epping Forest District Council. The verdict on the five-hectare warehouse, multi-storey car park and photo studio came at an extraordinary council meeting held on Tuesday, June 24. Council officers had originally recommended the Next scheme be approved, but the development management committee […] Read more >

How Epping Forest can play its part in tackling climate change

How Epping Forest can play its part in tackling climate change

Tuesday 20 April 2021

We live in a time of extraordinary change and the climate crisis is rightly high on our agenda… you can make that the world agenda! With this in mind, the City of London Corporation is delivering a Climate Action Strategy (CAS), which includes the goal of reducing the corporation’s direct carbon emissions to net-zero by […] Read more >

Epping Forest fails to hit government housing targets but it’s a complex state of affairs

Epping Forest fails to hit government housing targets but it’s a complex state of affairs

Friday 5 March 2021

Fewer than half the houses demanded by the government have been built in Epping Forest district over the last three years. The Housing Delivery Test had required Epping Forest District Council to ‘deliver’ 2,468 homes between 2017 and 2020 – however, just 1,213 were built, equating to 49 per cent of the target. The figures […] Read more >

Do mind those antlers, Paddy!

Do mind those antlers, Paddy!

Tuesday 19 May 2020

The quality of photographs we have received for Our Lovely Essex has genuinely surprised us and today we share another special image, this time from Dianne and Howard Wood. They tell the story… We were walking Paddy, our golden retriever, in Ongar Woods at around 6.30am and he spotted a herd of deer and started […] Read more >