Development control

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 control, works to listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas and tree preservation.

The Strategic Planning service is responsible for drafting planning policy for the borough and providing policy advice on planning applications.

The Building Control service oversees building work to ensure compliance with building regulations and safety standards.

For further information contact:

Planning Department
Mulberry Place
Clove Crescent
London 
E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 5009
Email:planningandbuilding@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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

Location map for Planning Office (pdf,1.29mb)

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