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FOI4558 / March 2023/Protection

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

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Question 1 – We are writing to you regarding recent concerns raised by Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) over the handling of a specific project, x__Hlk128498685namely 275 High Street, Epping, CM16 4DAx__Hlk128498685, by PWC. In summary, the concerns raised specific to Essex Fire and Rescue are that the Freeholder of the building has had a Fire Risk Assessment carried out which has identified what they consider to be a serious breach of fire compartmentation at the protected stair enclosure to another occupancy above the shop resultant from the installation of extract ductwork serving a commercial kitchen. CICAIR also understands that at the time EFDC raised its concerns with CICAIR that there was an outstanding consultation with you to be completed before PWC could issue the final certificate. It may be that there are other possible contraventions, but does not believe these relate to matters within the remit of Essex Fire and Rescue. CICAIR would be grateful if Essex Fire and Rescue could please share any information it has in relation to this project, and more specifically in relation to whether any contravention notices have been issued, or enforcement action taken you. ?

Please find attached, a letter of non-compliance sent on the 23rd July 2022 to the premises: 275 High Street, Epping CM16 4DA.

Personal Data has been redacted.

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Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. For further information please follow this link. Incident Data ( Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB. Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process

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