Works are due to begin tomorrow, 10th June by the Parish Council’s Contractor, Harrington Brothers, who will re-furbish the footway from the junction of Thrifts Mead with Poplar Row to the Bus Shelter in Coppice Row opposite the Indian Ocean. Traffic and pedestrian footway management will be in place, so please be extra careful on your journey.
– Annual Governance Statement 2019-2020
– Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019-2020
– Annual Internal Audit Report 2019-2020
The Parish Council can confirm that the Cemetery will remain open. This follows a change in the advice received from the Government. However, please observe and respect social distancing whilst visiting the Cemetery.
Covid- 19 update from our local Policeman PC Andy Cook
Dear Theydon Bois Villagers,
Theydon Bois Villagers are overall adhering to government guidelines well. However, the police have been engaging with residents and would like to remind everyone that the lock down means that it is not okay to visit friends houses or to sunbathe on The Green. It is important to stay at home unless essential and maintain social distancing, any observed breeches can be reported to the Police on 101 or online.
Crime updates in Theydon Bois in April
There have been 8 recorded offences including:
1 X Hate Incident
1 x Theft from Motor Vehicle
1 x Shoplifting
Thank you for reading and keep safe.
Proposed Development on the Sites of ‘Wain’ and ‘Green Hedges’, Coppice Row
On 6th February 2020, the Planning Committee met, in a public forum, to consider an application relating to the re-development of a site on Coppice Row which is located in a very prominent and central position within the Village, opposite the historic and iconic Avenue of Trees and overlooking the Village Green. Currently, the site features two bungalows known as ‘Wain’ and ‘Green Hedges’ and directly to the rear of the site resides a Grade II Listed Building of local and historical interest, known as ‘Baldocks’. The proposal envisages a development of 9 apartments (one of which would be a four-bedroom penthouse suite), together with parking for 6 vehicles. The illustration below (taken from the submitted plans) gives an impression of how the development would be viewed in the streetscene:
The development site is an ‘Allocated Site’ in Theydon Bois under the new Epping Forest Local Plan (2011-2033) and, as such, is projected to yield a number of new dwellings to contribute to the housing need within the District of Epping Forest. Accordingly, it is anticipated that this site will under-go redevelopment and that, to provide an additional number of dwellings, it is likely that this will comprise accommodation in the form of apartments.
However, the Parish Council recognises the prominence of this important site within the Village and understands the potential impact of an unsympathetic or unbefitting development. Therefore, in viewing the current iteration of the proposed development, the Planning Committee submitted a letter of Strong Objection to Epping Forest District Council and the full version of this document can be read here – [Wain & Green Hedges Objection Letter]
This Strong Objection contains the following main points:
- comments around the detrimental impact on the streetscene and on the Grade II Listed neighbouring property behind;
- a comparison to the development of Pavilion Court on the opposite corner of Orchard Drive and the feeling that this new proposal should be similar (or even subservient) to the reduced proportions of Pavilion Court; and
- the argument that the parking provision would be wholly inadequate to satisfy the requirements of the adopted Essex Parking Standards, 2009.
Should members of the public wish to submit comments on this application, they can do so by contacting the Planning Department at Epping Forest District Council, following the guidance contained via the webpage below and using the unique Application Number of EPF/3001/19:
The Parish Council paid to have the top path on the Village Green re-paved. This work was a great success.
The Limes Medical Centre
Mrs Debbie Bodhanya The Practice Manager, Dr Tareq Abouharb GP Partner and Leah Martin Clinical Media Administrator came to a public meeting on the 29th of January 2020 to present on The Limes Medical Centre.
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Would you like the opportunity to make a difference? If so, we openly encourage residents to attend meetings to engage with the Parish Council and see how you can be part of community projects and initiatives.
For more information about the village of Theydon Bois, its history and the range of activities on offer, please visit: theydon.org.uk