North Weald Bassett Parish Council

Weald Common - Disruption w/c 21 November for 3 weeks

Preparation work for the planting of around 3,000 trees on Weald Common has now begun. Regular users of Weald Common will experience some disruption to their normal walking routes across the Common, with a number of paths having to be temporarily closed whilst the works take place.   This is for the safety of our residents and members of the public who use Weald Common.  Click HERE for full details.  Please do bear with us whilst these works takes place.  If you have any queries or questions, please contact the Clerk on We thank you for your understanding and patience.


District and County Councillor Surgery 25th November.

Got a question for your District or County Councillor? On Friday 25th November NWBPC will be hosting a Councillor surgery starting at 2pm. To make an appointment, please call the Clerk on 07572 507591.


EFDC Local Plan Main Modification Consultation

Epping Forest District Council is currently consulting on modifications to its submitted Local Plan.  The consultation will run for 6 weeks from noon on Friday 28 October 2022 to 5pm on Friday 9 December 2022.  The Local Plan sets out the number of new homes in the area, where and when they will be built, along with allocation on employment areas.  To find out more, and have your say, visit Consultation on further Main Modifications – EFDC Local Plan


Updated Parish Office Opening Locations and times

As of 1 November 2022, the Parish Council drop in Centre at Thornwood Common Parish Hall, Weald Hall Lane, will be open as follows:

  • Mondays - 9.15am to 12pm
  • Fridays - 9.15am to 12pm
The Parish Office is located at the end of the main corridor on the right.   Alternatively, please contact the Clerk directly on 07572 507591 or  


UPDATE:  The Parish Council has expressed its frustration to EFDC at the lack of update or progress on this matter.  The consultation on the North Weald Airfield Masterplan Site has now closed.  Click HERE to view a copy of the Parish Councils response to this consutlation, or vist for details of of what was being proposed.

 Tree Image Click HERE to find out more about the Weald Common Woodland Tree Project.

EFDC Local Plan - Main Modifications Response

On 15th July 2021 Epping forest District Council launched its Main Modifications (MM) Consultation for the Submission Version of the Epping Forest District Local Plan in order to address issues of soundness and/or legal compliance identified by the Inspector.  A copy of this Council's response can be found HERE.



WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT A TRAFFIC ISSUE AS A RESULT OF THE HMRC INLAND BORDER FACILITY AT NORTH WEALD?  Click HERE for details of who you need to contact, or visit the District Council's website by clicking HERE.


NOTE:  The Parish Council has a regular rolling program of reviewing its policies, hard copies of which are available from the Parish Council office upon request. 

The Parish has an area of 2279 hectares, and a population of 6039 people (based on recent figures supplied by Epping Forest District Council).

Click HERE to view the locations of the Parish Notice Boards.

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Contact Information

07572 507591

Thornwood Common Parish Hall, Weald Hall Lane
CM16 6NB