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Epping Forest consultative committee Agenda June 2018

Here is a link to the agenda for the upcoming consultative committee of which is being held on June 13th at the Hope centre at St Mary’s Church in Loughton starting at 7.00pm Click here to view the agenda

Epping Forest and the green belt

In earlier times people foresaw the need to restrict growth of our towns and cities by ensuring that sufficient land was left untouched by building. In 1580 Queen Elizabeth 1st recognised the need to restrict building and ensured a three mile stretch of green land to restrict the spread of infectious disease, which at that time was the fear of the plague. However, even before then people realised the importance…

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Epping Forest consultative committee agenda

The Epping Forest consultative committee is now up and running and you can view the next meeting agenda by clicking here    If you wish to join our facebook forum group please click here     To contact us directly please email: info@eppingforestforum.com

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our members and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy new year

Urgent action required to combat fly tipping

In a response to the start of our petition regarding the visible increase in fly tipping in the area the spokesman from Essex county council dismissed there is a problem however since then another release from the county council seems to say quite the opposite. Regardless of what any spokesperson from the council says the visual evidence is plain to see and the actual scale of the tips are getting…

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A good decision!

In response to our petition It has been announced that the club that is hunting deer in Epping Forest has had its contract terminated. In a rapid turn around the City of London has listened to the outrage of the people and acknowledged that maybe this issue needs to be looked at again. the forest keepers have been reinstated in their position of managing the deer in the short term…

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Should killing for sport be advocated in Epping Forest?

In a couple of short days there has been a massive swell of support for the call to stop club hunting in Epping Forest and the buffer lands. I know the City of London is responding to complaints by the public and trying to justify their decision to endorse a London club being able to promote and market the management of the deer herd around Epping Forest and their buffer…

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Deer hunting within Epping Forest

The Epping Forest forum has seen a rapid and positive response to our objection to deer hunting in and around the forest. Recently and fairly quietly the decision to award an outside contractor to “manage” the deer was taken by the relevant committee in charge of Epping Forest at the City of London. Now when I say “manage” I mean kill. This subject is quite a sensitive one and for…

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Save the district leaflet

Loughton meeting

There will be a meeting in Loughton regarding the proposed developments on the 17th November

Waste centres to reduce services in the district

On October 31st there will be changes to how you can dispose of DIY waste at local recycling centres. The changes being that you will no longer be able to take such waste to the local council dumps. Both Luxborough Lane and Waltham Abbey centres will no longer accept local DIY waste such as hardcore or construction materials. Vans both large and small will no longer be able to enter…

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Not just Epping Forest

The pressure to find new development sites is not unique to Epping Forest. The whole of the London green belt is under serious pressure and here is a link to an interactive map showing the extent of the problem.   Click here

Some potential development plans

Just some of the places our council is looking at building on:   Loughtons draft developments: i) SR-0226 (Loughton London Underground car park) – approximately 114 homes; ii) SR-0227 (Debden London Underground Car Park and land adjacent to station) – approximately 193 homes; iii) SR-0289 (Vere Road) – approximately 10 homes; iv) SR-0356 (Borders Lane Playing Fields) – approximately 304 homes; v) SR-0358 (Sandford Avenue/Westall Road Amenity Open Space) – approximately 53 homes; vi) SR-0361 (Colebrook Lane/Jessel Drive Amenity Open Space) – approximately 195 homes; vii) SR-0526 (Golden Lion public house, Newmans Lane) – approximately 30 homes; viii) SR-0527 (Royal Oak public house, Forest Road) – approximately 14 homes; ix) SR-0548 (Loughton Resource Centre, Torrington Drive) – approximately 35 homes; x) SR-0565 (Loughton library and adjacent car park) – approximately…

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Save the District

    In response to the proposed district development master plan that is just about to reach its next consultation stage there has been a lot of opposition towards the incredible amount of green space that could end up being built on. A recent council agenda is available here These plans potentially involve the loss of station car parks and green spaces as well as seriously increasing the concentration of housing into already urbanised areas of the district. There is fierce opposition towards these plans in some of the districts towns where there are already strong resident groups and well respected local councillors however this plan must be viewed as a district wide concern so that areas with less representation do not get the brunt of the development because they…

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Fly tipping

  Fly tipping is an increasing problem in the area, a problem that is costing the City of London upwards of £400,000.00 a year which is money that could well be spent elsewhere on the improvement and maintenance and upkeep of the forest and also a big drain on local council budgets. Apart from the financial costs there is also an environmental impact such as pollution and contamination and direct damage to wildlife. Along with fly tipping general littering is on the increase and it is so saddening to see the evidence of people obviously out enjoying our open spaces that can not find it within themselves to clean up their mess when they leave. If you use the forest please clear your rubbish as you leave and if you…

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