December 12th, 2016

Response to Epping Forest District Council Local Plan Consultation

The Epping Ongar Railway submitted its response to the Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) consultation on the draft local development plan.

The Railway’s response stressed the importance of the Epping Ongar Railway as part of the tourism and visitor economy within the EFDC area and in particular the work previously undertaken by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Railways which provided evidence that on average each pound spent at a Heritage Railway resulted in £2.71 spent in the wider economy.

The Railway also requested that the EFDC consider how it can support our ambitions for a safe and viable rail-to-rail interchange at Epping and to ensure that the town plan for Epping Town Centre includes suitable references to this support.