LiP2 consultation

Tower Hamlets' second Local Implementation Plan (LIP2)

Following a consultation that ended in March 2011, the Council adopted a final version of LIP2 on the 11th May 2011 which went on to receive approval of the Mayor of London in September 2011.

Under the Greater London Authority Act 1999, the Council is required to produce a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) setting out its priorities and associated proposals to provide a better, more sustainable, transport system within the borough, whilst helping to deliver the Mayors Transport Strategy (MTS 2010). 

The first LIP was produced in 2005, to cover the period of 2005/06 to 2010/11, and set out our proposals to implement the MTS 2001.

Preparation of second-round LIPs (referred to as LIP2) commenced in June 2010 following the publication of the revised Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS2), which covers the period up to 2031 (published in May 2010).  MTS2 seeks to achieve six goals and the LIP2 will need to demonstrate how we will contribute to achieving these:

  • To support economic development and population growth
  • Enhance the quality of life for all Londoners
  • Improve the safety and security of all Londoners
  • Improve transport opportunities for all Londoners
  • Reduce transport’s contribution to climate change, and improve its resilience
  • Support delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The final LIP (pdf, 2.7mb) includes the following components:

  • An evidence-based identification of borough transport objectives, reflecting the MTS2 goals, and local priorities such as those set out in our Sustainable Community Strategy, Local Area Agreement, LDF Core Strategy and Sustainable Transport Strategy (pdf, 1.36 mb);
  • A costed and funded delivery plan setting out the interventions we propose to deliver, including a Programme of Investment covering the period 2011 to 2014; and
  • A performance monitoring plan identifying a set of locally specific targets which can be used to assess the effectiveness of the LIP2 in achieving its objectives.

Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA)

A number of strategic assessments have been undertaken as part of the preparation of the LIP2 in order to assess and minimise any potential adverse impacts of the Plan. These assessments are reported on as part of an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) (pdf, 3.3 mb), comprising a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) and Health Impact Assessment (HIA).

These assessments are a way of making sure that environmental, social (including health and well-being); socio-economic and equalities assets/issues and opportunities are considered as we develop options for improving and managing the transport network in Tower Hamlets. 

LIP2 documents