The Council has prepared a suite of evidence
base documents to support the production of the Local Plan and
other supplementary guidance. The documents below are
available to download and are also available to view at the
Council’s planning office.
Managing Development Document and Fish Island AAP
The following evidence base documents were
produced between 2010-2012 to specifically inform the adopted
Managing Development Document (MDD) (2013) and the Fish Island Area
Action Plan (FI AAP) (2012). The evidence developed for the adopted
Core Strategy (further below) also informed the MDD and FI AAP.
Please note the FI AAP now forms part of the
Local Plan for London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
Core Strategy Evidence Base
The following evidence base documents were produced to
specifically inform the adopted Core Strategy (2010).
Housing development survey (2008)
Tower Hamlets is experiencing high levels of
population growth. The council and its partners, including the
Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust, want to ensure we plan for this
growth and provide the right local services in the right places to
meet the needs of all residents in the borough.
Following several discussions with the
Partnership’s Excellent Public Services Community Plan Action
Group, it was agreed that a local model designed to predict
population change and growth should be developed into a partnership
wide tool. In addition, an annual New Housing Development Survey
was instituted so that its results will be fed into the Planning
for Population Change and Growth Model.
In this regard, the D&R Information and
Equalities Team in conjunction with the Strategic Planning Team
conducted the New Housing Development Survey 2008 and again in
2009 to help gather essential information on population change
and growth in the borough.
Open space strategy (2006)
Urban structure and characterisation study (2009)
Strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA) Level 1
Sustainability appraisals for the interim planning
Please note that for Submission, the council has added the
(pdf 208k) and clarifications
(pdf 41k) on the above documents. Please read the errata and
clarification lists alongside the documents.
Waste evidence-base report
Sustainable energy and enhanced
In recognition of the important role planning
has to play in responding to climate change, the London Borough of
Tower Hamlets commissioned Land Use Consultants (LUC) and the
National Energy Foundation (NEF) in February 2007 to undertake a
study investigating the potential for renewable energy and
biodiversity enhancement opportunities within the borough.
Central area property study
The following evidence base documents are too
large to be uploaded onto the council’s website. However, hard
copies are available to view at the council’s planning office. In
addition, if you require a CD version please contact us using the
- Spatial Baseline report (comprising of six reports)
For further information contact:
Strategic Planning - Plan Making Team
5 Clove Crescent
Tel: 020 7364 5009
Fax: 020 7364 5415
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