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 

Epping Forest Consultative Group

EFDC Local Plan

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

Crown Hill Stable

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

A104 epping new road

A104 Epping New Road Safety Proposal

Essex Highways has received funding from the government to improve the safety of Epping New Road. Our views on the safety proposal.

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New dwelling at Coppice Farm, Theydon Bois

Our responses to EPF/1195/23, New dwelling at Coppice Farm, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois

waltham forest local plan

Waltham Forest Local Plan Brief

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.

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Planned Solar Farm at Dell House, Buckhurst Hill

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<br />
Bassett, Epping, CM16

North Weald Bassett Planning Application

Planning application – EPF/2587/23 – Land to South of Vicarage Lane, North Weald Bassett, Epping, CM16

Proposed Latton Priory Development

Proposed Latton Priory Development

Our concerns and responses regarding the proposed Latton Priory Development in Epping Forest District Council’s (EFDC) emerging Local Plan

Forest Cottage, Thornwood,

Planning application: Forest Cottage, High Road, Thornwood

Our response to EPF/2171/22 – Forest Cottage, High Road, Thornwood, Epping, CM16 6LP

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Land at West Essex Golf Club and Netherhouse Farm

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.

Map with highlited areas marked the planned locations of the planning application

County Hotel/Care Home

View our responses: County Hotel/Care Home – Waltham Forest Planning application number 231076

next proposed distribution centre north Epping Forest

Land North of Dowding Way – Next distribution centre

Read latest news and our serious concerns about the impact this development could have on the Forest as a Special Area of Conservation.


We work with partners to raise profile of Epping Forest

Awareness campaign may 2022 local elections

#LoveEppingForest: Election Campaign

A campaign to raise the profile of Epping Forest by asking local candidates and councillors to pledge their love for the Forest in their decision-making

A more natural capital

A More Natural Capital

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.


We feed in our views to the management of the Forest

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Epping Forest & Commons Committee

The City of London Corporation’s committee responsible for overseeing management of Epping Forest

Epping Forest Consultative Group

Epping Forest Consultative Group

We are a member of the Epping Forest Consultative Group which meets three times a year where we feed in our views in relation to the management of the Forest.