A new Local Plan

Managing growth and sharing the benefits

Regulation 19 consultation

We are in the process of finalising the new Local Plan which, once adopted, will be the key strategic document to guide and manage development in the borough until 2031.

The document we are consulting on is the proposed submission version of the Local Plan. It sets out:

  • a vision of what the borough will look and feel like in 2031;  

  • a series of objectives and actions on how the benefits from this transformation can be shared across the borough;

  • a range of policies to inform and positively shape future development/investment decisions;

  • a series of priorities and principles that will inform the future development of the borough’s individual places and identifies sites to deliver new homes, jobs and supporting infrastructure etc; and 

  • details on how we will implement and monitor these policies.

This round of consultation (known as the regulation 19 stage) represents the last chance to comment on the content of the plan and how it has been prepared.  

The consultation will run for six weeks from Monday 2 October 2017 until 5pm on Monday 13 November 2017.

To respond to this consultation, please visit our online consultation portal.

Please note: all comments will be made public and will be submitted to the secretary of state along with this plan and other relevant supporting evidence following this consultation. The government will be appointing an independent planning inspector to carry out an independent examination of the plan.

In particular, comments must relate to the soundness of the plan (i.e. the policies are positively prepared, effective, justifiable and consistent with national policy) and the legal requirements and procedures set out in the regulations. Further detail on how comments must be submitted is available in the statement of representations procedure.

Hard copies of the plan and the response form can also be viewed at the following locations during normal opening hours:

  • Town Hall (Reception), Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent, E14 2BG

  • Idea Store Bow, 1 Gladstone Place, Roman Road, Bow, E3 5ES

  • Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place, E14 5RB

  • Idea Store Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path East India Dock Road, E14 6BT

  • Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU

  • Idea Store Watney Market, 260 Commercial Road, E1 2FB

  • Bethnal Green Library, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0HL

  • Cubitt Town Library, Strattondale Street, E14 3HG

  • Local History & Archives Library, 277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ

In addition, we have also organised three public information events where the consultation documents will be available to view – please see details in the table below. These events will also provide an opportunity to explain how you can make comments on the plan and the procedures you will need to follow.

Please note that the event numbers are limited, so please book in advance. 

Public events

 Date Time VenueHow to book

 Wednesday 11 October 2017

 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU

Book a place at this event

 Monday 16 October 2017

 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, Isle of Dogs,
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, E14 9YQ.

Book a place at this event

Thursday 19 October 2017

 2pm - 4pm

Bethnal Green Library, Cambridge   Heath Road, London, E2 0HL

Book a place at this event

Workshop materials

Other relevant supporting documents

A number of evidence base studies have been prepared to support the production of the Local Plan. You can see a full list of evidence base studies.

The Tower Hamlets Local Plan also sits alongside a number of supporting documents.

The Tower Hamlets Local Plan also includes an interactive online map. The Policies Map illustrates the emerging policies and proposals in the plan.

We also produced a short summary booklet which provides a brief overview of the topics contained in the Local Plan.

Following Cabinet approval for the proposed submission Local Plan on 19 September a small number of amendments have been made to the document. These are contained in this table.

The preparation of the new local plan has been subject to previous stages of consultation, which are guided by the relevant regulation and principles of community involvement, as described in the council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). You can find out more about the Statement of Community Involvement here.

Further infromation can be found on the previous stages of the preparation of the new local plan page.

Further information

You can email the team at localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk or talk to us by phoning 020 7364 5009. 

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