We stand up for Epping Forest, advocate on its behalf, and protect its irreplaceable biodiversity, and heritage for generations to come.
Epping Forest Heritage Trust is a voice for the Forest. We raise awareness about its importance with the public, policymakers and politicians. We respond to various consultations, both locally and nationally, that are relevant to protecting and preserving the Forest.
We respond to local development, consultations and planning applications
To view our approach of monitoring planning applicaitons, please visit here
Our responses to the Epping Forest District Plan and how it could affect Epping Forest.
Planning application – EPF/1965/23 – 9 Crown Hill, Upshire, Waltham Abbey EN9 3TF – Proposed conversion of existing stable block to form a 4 bed detached dwelling
Essex Highways has received funding from the government to improve the safety of Epping New Road. Our views on the safety proposal.
A significant element is the building of a minimum of 27,000 new homes to deal with the projected population increase from 277,000 to 328,000 by 2035.
Planned Solar Farm at Dell House, Buckhurst Hill, and our draft Solar Farm policy.
Planning application – EPF/2587/23 – Land to South of Vicarage Lane, North Weald Bassett, Epping, CM16
Our response to EPF/2171/22 – Forest Cottage, High Road, Thornwood, Epping, CM16 6LP
Planning application – EPF/2596/23- Construction of 10.7MWp Photovoltaic solar farm and associated infrastructure, including sub-station, cabinets, fencing, access tracks and grid connection.
View our responses: County Hotel/Care Home – Waltham Forest Planning application number 231076
We work with partners to raise profile of Epping Forest
We are proud to be part of ‘A More Natural Capital’, a coalition of environmental groups calling for voters to press all candidates to commit, if elected, to taking action to improve and protect London’s natural environment for people and wildlife.