Thank you for getting involved

This is your Local Plan. Thank you for getting involved.

We wanted as many people involved and providing us with feedback on the Draft Local Plan as possible. We therefore undertook the following activities to let people know about the Draft Local Plan, the public consultation, and how they could get involved.

We are now analysing this feedback and will publish a report later this year to update you on the feedback we received.

What we did to consult the people of Epping Forest District?

We used the following activities to publicise and seek feedback on the Draft Local Plan:

Promotion of the Draft Local Plan

15 September to 7 November 2016


15 September 2016 – onwards

We updated the local media about the Draft Local Plan and consultation events to ensure as wide as publication as possible.

Social media

15 September 2016 – onwards

You can follow our Twitter and Facebook page for regular updates.


15 September 2016 – onwards

Register for updates and receive regular news bulletins from the team.


19 October 2016 – onwards

Updated website available with the Draft Local Plan, full consultation event details, times and locations. The online questionnaire was available for the consultation period between 31st October and 12th December.

Update newsletter

22 October to 29 October 2016

A newsletter was issued to all addresses in the district to ensure that everyone received notification of the consultation events and how to get involved.

Commuter postcards

31 October 2016 to 11 November 2016

We handed out information postcards at tube stations across the district from 31 October 2016 to 11 November 2016.

Consultation on the Draft Local Plan

31 October to 12 December 2016

Static information points

31 October to 12 December 2016

A number of static information points were placed across the district in libraries and community halls throughout the consultation period. Details of the venues and opening times were available on the website after the 18 October 2016 and were updated weekly.

Staffed exhibitions

5 November to 14 November 2016

The Local Plan team hosted a number of exhibitions throughout the district from 5 November to 14 November 2016. Details of the events were made available on the website, along with the materials displayed at the events.


31 October to 12 December 2016

Online questionnaire

31 October to 12 December 2016

An easy, convenient to complete questionnaire was available during the consultation period.

Hardcopy questionnaire

31 October to 12 December 2016

A hard copy of the questionnaire was available at the static information points and staffed exhibitions, as well as at the council's offices.