Planning and Building Control are two council services
regulating development in the borough.
View this Guide to
the planning process which is a brief introduction to the
planning system, intended for both householders and business
people. You can find out why planning is important, why
planning controls are necessary and how decisions are made.
The Development Control service processes
and determines planning applications. It also deals with
breaches of planning permission, works to listed buildings and
buildings in conservation areas and tree preservation.
Planning service is responsible for drafting planning policy
for the borough and providing policy advice on planning
The Building Control service oversees
building work to ensure compliance with building regulations and
For further information contact:
5 Clove Crescent
Tel: 020 7364 5009
Fax: 020 7364 5415
Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday - except public holidays.
Public Transport: Buses 277, D6,15,115
Tube/DLR: East India Dock or Blackwall Stations
map for Planning Office (pdf,1.29mb)