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2018 Easter Bunny Hunt
Hiding in 6 shop windows in Queens Road are 6 Easter Bunny Rabbits! It isn’t a long road and there are one or two new businesses now up and running so it could be an interesting stroll as well as a good way of winning a £5 book voucher or maybe a cake from IG9 Cafe thanks our member Eylem. You’ll need to print off the form and get a signature from each of the business where you’ll find the rabbits. Once you have all six take it to Tracy, our member in Fingertips who will give you a prize.
The bunnies bounced into windows today and will be staying in place until 3rd April. Fingertips will be closed on Easter Saturday but is open on Good Friday. Most businesses involved are closed on Mondays.
The Form can be dowloaded and printed from here
Tuesday 10th April
Unfortunately our intended speaker has had to postpone this talk. Please await further details.
18 Russell Road
Despite a previous planning application being refused by a Planning Inspector, the applicant has now submitted an amended application. The Residents' Society has once again submitted a robust objection to EFDC, in support of local neighbours. Details of the application can be found here.
Revised Local Plan passed
At a Council Meeting on 14th December 2017, Epping Forest District Council voted to submit a revised version of the Local Plan to a Government planning inspector for Approval.
Submission of the Plan to the next stage was inevitable once the government announced that if it was not submitted by March 2018, EFDC would lose control of planning process, and 20,000 houses would be built in the district instead of the 11,000 proposed in the Plan.
The revised version of the Plan was published on 18th December and is open for public comments until 5pm on 29th January 2018. Their website provides details on how to submit representations.
A copy of the Plan is available at Buckhurst Hill Library: it is a very large document, difficult to follow if reading online.
Representations at this stage must refer to the 'soundness' and 'legal compliance' of the Plan, and not to the merits or otherwise of the included sites.
The Residents' Society strongly opposes the sites earmarked in the Plan for Buckhurst Hill and our original response has been on this website for a year now (see Newsbox on right). Our response to this amended revised version is as follows
We understand that the next step will be a Public Enquiry by a Planning Inspector, sometime after Autumn 2018, followed by further discussion by EFDC and a final vote to approve in 2019. Planning Applications for actual development may be submitted anytime during the life of the plan, up to fifteen years.
Buckhurst Hill Station - Work Commenced
TfL began work on Monday 18th December to re-open the South entrances to the Underground Station. We understand completion might be around the end of March 2018. See the Newsbox on the right for more details.