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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.

Planning applications

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

See Current Planning applicationsCommenting on a Planning application
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.
You can comment to the District Council by:

• email to appcomment@eppingforestdc.gov.uk (and please copy your comments to us at applications@loughtonresidents.co.uk), or;
• post, or;
• via a petition.

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.

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.

If you wish to comment, don't delay. The process is time critical with several stages along the way.

More details are on the District Council website.




Licensing applications

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

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


You can comment to the District Council by:

• emailing comments  to the District Council at licensing@eppingforestdc.gov.uk(and please copy your  comments to us at applications@loughtonresidents.co.uk), or;

post to:
Epping Forest District Council
Licensing Unit 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.

If you wish to comment, don't delay. The process is time critical with several stages along the way.

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.