The Local Plan: A blueprint for our future

The Epping Forest District Council Local Plan, which will guide the future growth of the district to 2033.

The Planning Our Future website is a one stop shop for you to find all the information about the emerging Local Plan and what it means for Epping Forest District.

We held a six-week public consultation on the Draft Local Plan between 31st October and 12th December. A detailed analysis of the comments was undertaken and a summary of the key issues identified was included as an appendix to the report considered by Cabinet on 11th July 2017. The representations made during the consultation can be found here.

The District Council is currently undertaking further site selection work as part of the progression of the Local Plan process. Arising from the consultation the Council has compiled a list of new sites that have been submitted for consideration by owners/land agents since the 2016 site selection process (i.e since 17 May 2016), amended sites where the boundaries have changed thus requiring further assessment, and sites withdrawn by the landowner / developer. These are being assessed and will be considered alongside the sites in the Draft Local Plan before the final set of sites for the Regulation 19 Pre Submission Plan is published.

Updated site selection methodologies are available below:

The District Council is continuing to progress with the Local Plan and related Evidence Base in preparation for the publication of Regulation 19 Pre Submission Plan.

What the Local Plan means to the community

We have been speaking to local residents, businesses, environmental representatives, affordable housing providers and students about what a Local Plan means for them. Watch the video to find out what they had to say.

This is your Local Plan. This is our opportunity as a community to ensure development in Epping Forest District takes place how and where we want it to.

Cllr John PhilipPortfolio Holder for Planning Policy
Epping Forest District Council