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About LRA - Planning and Licensing


When planning and licensing applications are made to the District Council, those applications affecting Loughton are reviewed by the LRA Plans Group (LRAPG). The LRAPG is a group of your LRA volunteers.

LRAPG acts separately from LRA Cllrs in relation to planning and licensing proposals because LRA Cllrs have to take planning and licensing decisions solely on the basis of the evidence presented at planning committee meetings. However, when a contentious proposal  becomes a formal application to the District Council, your councillors will ask searching questions and, where appropriate, the LRAPG will ask residents for their views.

Cllrs on the District and Town planning & licensing committees work hard to study each application and the relevant legislation, and on contentious cases will question applicants and council officers in depth.

If you wish to comment, don't delay. The process is time critical with several stages along the way. If you wish to make comments please try to submit them before the deadline set by the council. Although submissions can be made and have to be considered up to the time a decision is made, once the statutory deadline has passed, the application might be determined before your comments are received.

 Planning applications

The District Council website has helpful information on the planning process, including how to apply for planning permission.

You can see the full details of current Planning applications at the District Council website where you can:

•    search by address
•    search using the Application Number if you know it.
Licensing applications

The District Council website has helpful information on the licence application process.

You can see the full details of Licensing applications at the District Council website where you can view a list of current applications.
Commenting on a Planning application

You can comment to the District Council by:

• email (and please copy your comments by email to us).

• post to:
Development Control
Epping Forest District Council,
Civic Offices, High Street,
Epping,
Essex CM16 4BZ


• via a petition.

Please also email your views to Loughton Town Council at contact@loughton-tc.gov.uk so they can take them into account when they comment to the District Council.

When making comments, ensure you provide:

the date.
your name and address.
• the planning application number.
site address.
• whether you are objecting, supporting or just commenting on an application.

More details are on the District Council website.
Commenting on a  Licensing application

You can comment to the District Council by:

• email (and please copy your comments by email to us).

post to:
Licensing Unit
Epping Forest District Council
Civic Offices, High Street
Epping
Essex CM16 4BZ

Please also email your views to Loughton Town Council at contact@loughton-tc.gov.uk so they can take them into account when they comment to the District Council.

When making comments, ensure any objections are clearly linked to one or more of the UK licensing objectives, which are:

•    the prevention of crime and disorder.
•    public safety.
•    the prevention of public nuisance.
•    the protection of children from harm.