Over 500 visitors took the time to attend Qualis Commercial’s six day public exhibition last week to give their views, concerns and support on the draft proposals for their five sites in Epping Town Centre identified in the emerging Local Plan for redevelopment. 

The exhibition was held in Epping’s St John’s Church, which provided a wonderful community facility for people to come and discuss the plans and leave valuable feedback. 

Rev. Lee Batson, Team Rector at St John’s Epping commented, “We are delighted and privileged to have been able to host this important public exhibition and provide the opportunity for the whole community to take part. 

“The church belongs to the whole of Epping and we want to make our great space available to any community group who are looking for a space to use now or in the future. If anyone is interested I would be happy to talk further.” 

As well as the public exhibition, there have also been over 10,000 visitors to the online consultation platform https://workingtogetherforepping.commonplace.is with over 2,000 contributions being made so far.

To ensure that engagement was sought from as many people as possible Qualis Commercial also carried out a social media campaign on Facebook reaching an audience of just under 80,000, with adverts being shown almost 450,000 times. 

Feedback from the initial public exhibition along with the contributions made on the online consultation platform, will now be fed into the designs as they are developed.  There will be another opportunity in the Autumn for the public to comment on the updated proposals further, prior to the planning applications being submitted.

To have your say please visit – https://workingtogetherforepping.commonplace.is

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