Epping Forest

All BasildonBraintreeBrentwoodCastle PointChelmsfordColchesterEpping ForestEssex WayGeneralHarlowMaldonRochfordSouthend-on-SeaTendringThurrockUttlesford
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 >

Our Lovely Essex: reflections of Epping Forest

Our Lovely Essex: reflections of Epping Forest

Monday 18 May 2020

Stunning! There’s nothing further we can add to this, so over to photographer Jill Geddes… “This was on an early-morning walk in Epping Forest near Epping. The water was like glass and made a wonderful reflection.” If you would like to spread some cheer across Essex, please send your images, stories or experiences to dmairs@cpre-essex.org.uk […] Read more >

Epping Forest unveils its spring glory

Epping Forest unveils its spring glory

Wednesday 6 May 2020

We are indebted to Adrienne de Mont for today’s Our Lovely Essex collection. Over to Adrienne… My husband and I are fortunate to live on the edge of Epping Forest so can walk off the beaten track without seeing many people. It’s been absolutely glorious the past month or so, as spring unfolds. Bare trees in […] Read more >

Verdict on Next distribution centre at Waltham Abbey deferred

Verdict on Next distribution centre at Waltham Abbey deferred

Wednesday 22 January 2020

A decision on whether to approve plans for a Next distribution centre at Waltham Abbey have been deferred by Epping Forest District Council. It had been due to be referred for determination at today’s (Wednesday, January 22) district development management committee, but, “at the request of Next PLC” that won’t be happening as the council […] Read more >

Here’s your chance to join consultation on 2,500-home scheme

Here’s your chance to join consultation on 2,500-home scheme

Friday 20 September 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 A consultation has just opened on plans to build up to 2,500 homes and a business park at Latton Priory, south of Harlow. The proposed development is part of the wider 23,000-home Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, which was approved by Harlow, Epping and East Herts councils in December. The London […] Read more >

New homes in Green Belt approved thanks to ‘very special circumstances’

New homes in Green Belt approved thanks to ‘very special circumstances’

Wednesday 7 August 2019

“Very special circumstances” were cited as a planning inspector granted permission on appeal for almost 40 homes in the Green Belt. Epping Forest District Council had in June last year refused the plans at Stoneshot Farm near Nazeing, but inspector Helen Hockenhull has now overturned that decision. She granted consent to Haycross and Hogg Construction […] Read more >

North Weald targeted for hundreds of homes: decision next month?

North Weald targeted for hundreds of homes: decision next month?

Monday 8 April 2019

A decision is anticipated this spring on proposals for a ‘garden village’ development at the former North Weald Golf Club. Quinn Estates and Redrow Homes submitted the plans to Epping Forest District Council that include 555 homes, a 70-bed retirement complex and 70-bed nursing care accommodation, as well as sports facilities and schools. The developer’s […] Read more >

Skip to toolbar