Come along or watch the Town Council meeting online.

Waltham Abbey Community Campaigns

Hi ,

Waltham Abbey Town Council will discuss the Next.plc planning application at tonight’s full council meeting, from 7.30pm at the Town Hall.

Please get along if you can but, if you can’t, we intend to live-stream the meeting on our Facebook page here.

The Town Council can *recommend* approval or rejection but doesn’t have the power to make the final decision – we believe that the Epping Forest District Development Management Committee will meet in September to approve, reject or refer the plans to a full District Council meeting.

However, as the Town Council is the most local of our local government bodies we think that it’s important to get along to the meeting.

Please note that this isn’t a public meeting as such although the public can attend. In our experience the Town Council is very accommodating and open to taking comments from the public at these meetings.

We're sorry for the short notice - we're trying to avoid issuing too many emails and there's a lot to put in them but we should have mentioned this in the last one.


Deadline for objections - Friday 27th July

The deadline to submit objections to Epping Forest District Council is this Friday.

You can submit your objection online here:


Video from our Action Saturday

Our Action Day and Rally on Saturday went down well, with dozens of petition signatures collected and commitments to submit objections.

We're still coming across loads of people who didn't know anything about the application.

One thing that's become clear is that the majority of people who support the development do so because of the promise of jobs. We know that the potential jobs figures are massively overstated in Next's materials and that there isn't the local demand for them anyway.

We expanded on that in our speeches at Saturday's rally.

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Waltham Abbey Community Campaigns

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