Planning applications for Waltham Abbey need to be processed through the Local Planning Authority before they come to Waltham Abbey Town Council. The Local Planning Authority for Waltham Abbey is Epping Forest District Council.

Waltham Abbey Town Council do not make the decision to grant or refuse permission however the Planning and License Committee do add comments that help the Local Planning Authority to make a decision as they have a good knowledge of the local area.

The Local Planning Authority upload all useful documents onto the Epping Forest District Council’s website. This then enables our Plans Committee to make comments on the proposed developments.