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17th August 2016:EFDC Local Plan Updates:

As we approach the 2nd consultation on EFDC's New Plan Plan - Preferred Options we will post any information on the EFDC Local Plan Consultation page. This was formerly the Issues and Options Consultation Page and retains the information and guidance from the first EFDC Consultation in 2012. If we are to achieve the best outcome for Theydon Bois and the protection of our Green Belt then it is important that when the consultation starts on 31 October 2016 that all Theydon Bois residents respond before the closing date on 12 December 2016.

  • Current Timetable:
  • Evidence gathering & background work (October 2011 - September 2012)
  • Issues & Options preparation and public consultation including initial sustainability appraisal (30 July 2012 - 15 October 2012)
  • Preparation and sustainability appraisal (October 2012 - May 2016)
  • Draft Plan consultation (31 October 2016 - 12 December 2016)
  • Preparation of Submission Plan and Sustainability Appraisal (October 2016 - April 2017)
  • Pre-submission publication and representations on soundness (6 weeks) Regulation 19 (June/July 2017)
  • Submission to Planning Inspectorate for Examination Regulation 22 (November/December 2017)
  • Examination in public (EiP) Regulation 24 (Subject to discussion with the Planning Inspectorate and timetabling) (Spring 2018)
  • Expected adoption and publication (including policies maps) Regulation 26 (October 2018)

Updated 10th July 2016 : Introducing Our New Parish Councillors:

Elizabeth Burn
Cllr. Elizabeth Burn:
My family have lived in Theydon since the 1960s. Working from locations in London and the Home Counties, I was employed in the film industry for over 15 years, ten of which were spent as a freelance Production Co-ordinator. More recently, I have studied garden design and horticulture and currently I am a committee member of the Theydon Bois & District Rural Preservation Society and the Village Design Statement Association.
Andrew Crook
Cllr. Andrew Crook:
I moved to Theydon Bois in 2008 and live with my wife and two children in Theydon Park Road. My childhood years were spent in Buckhurst Hill before living in London and abroad. My daily commute takes me in to the City, where I work for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for managing global Finance projects. Locally, I am an active member of St Mary's Parish Church Council and the Church Choir. I have also been a Cubs and Beavers leader. I am passionate about preserving our village and surroundings, while being supportive of appropriate progress and change.
Rob Phillips
Cllr. Rob Phillips:
Rob Phillips moved to Theydon Bois in 2011, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He works in Mayfair as the Bunkering Manager within the shipping department of a large steel company and holds a Masters degree in International Trade and Maritime Law. He is a keen gardener, enjoys country walking and history and is passionate about preserving the rural character of the English countryside. He is looking forward to serving the village community within the Parish Council.
Rob Phillips was Co-Opted onto the Parish Council after the Local Elections. See below.

Graig Withhers

Cllr. Craig Withers:

I was born in Waltham Abbey, educated locally and have lived in the Village since 2012. I spent thirty years as a police officer serving in two forces before retiring as a Chief Inspector in 2014. Now working as a consultant, in my down time I enjoy singing in St Mary's Church Choir and can also be found jogging around the local area most mornings before work in order to keep fit. I am a father, stepfather and married to a serving police officer who is also a member of the local church. I have a keen interest in supporting the local community as a new member of the parish council.

The full list of our Parish and District Councillors can be found on the Parish Councillors Page.

8th May 2016: Local Election Results:

District Councillor for Theydon Bois:

Election Candidate Party Votes %
John Philip Conservative 831 77% Elected
George Lund Liberal Democrat 254 23% Not elected

Our other District Councillor Sue Jones did not have to stand for re-election this time.

Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) election for Essex:

No candidate received more than half of all the first choice votes cast in the election. The
contest therefore proceeded to the counting of the second choice votes, with Roger Hirst, Conservative elected.

Theydon Bois Parish Council:

As we reported earlier below the election for Theydon Bois Parish Council was uncontested as there were only 9 nominations.

Full election Results for Epping Forest District


Last Updated: 19th August 2016