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Epping Forest for private use

Date updated: 18/05/2022

You can apply for a licence to use Epping Forest land for private use that our other licence applications don't cover, like parking in our car parks or putting down a skip, construction compound or scaffolding.

Licences

We might not give you a licence if we think your use might damage the Forest or disturb its wildlife, our visitors or nearby residents.

Why we require licences

Licensing is part of how we regulate use to make sure the Forest's conservation needs are considered, as well as the needs of visitors, nearby residents and other stakeholders. The process also ensures that use meet our health and safety requirements and other standards we're held to as an organisation. Thank you for your understanding.

Land use fees

Use Fee
Skip £110.00 per week
Small car park £442.00 per day
Medium car park £732.00 per day
Large car park £1,200.00 per day
Scaffolding  £5.00 per m2 per day + VAT (minimum overall charge of £250.00 including admin)
Site compounds, storage, excavation or trenches (under 5 square metres) £5.75 per m2 per day plus VAT
Site compounds, storage, excavation or trenches (5-10 square metres) £4.50 per m2 per day plus VAT
Site compounds, storage, excavation or trenches (over 5 square metres) £4.00 per m2 per day plus VAT
Officer time
(if required by your proposed land use)
£40 per hour plus VAT
Consultant time
(if required by your proposed land use)
£120 per hour plus VAT

All of our fees are day rates based on an 8 hour day.

When you hire one of our car parks, you have exclusive use of it for the time you hire it.

Any damage or loss of amenity resulting from site compounds, storage, excavation or trench use of Forest land will incur a minimum charge of £1,200 plus VAT. This rises to £2,400 plus VAT for sites designated as SSSI and £3,600 plus VAT for sites designated as SAC.

Applying for a licence

To apply complete the application form and email it to Epping Forest.

General Licence Application PDF (136KB)
Date submitted: 29/11/19