A new Local Plan

A new Local Plan: Managing growth and sharing the benefits

The new Local Plan sets out how the borough of Tower Hamlets will grow and develop over the next 15 years. It outlines how and where homes, jobs, services and infrastructure will be delivered to meet future needs and the type of places and environments we want to create.

Once adopted, it will be used to guide development and investment decisions across the borough.

Current stage

The Tower Hamlets Local Plan has now been submitted to the government to undergo an independent examination. Further information is available on the examination webpage.  

The plan includes an interactive online map (known as the Policies Map). This illustrates the emerging policies and proposals in the plan.

Previous stages

Consultation on the proposed submission version of the Local Plan took place over a 6-week period from 2 October to 13 November 2017.  

This stage represented the last opportunity to make comments on the content of the plan. Further details can be found on the local plan consultation page. Comments on the plan will be considered through the independent examination. The purpose of this stage is to demonstrate that the requirements set out in legislation and government guidance have been met.

There have been two earlier rounds of public consultation on the emerging plan. The first round of consultation ran from December 2015 to February 2016 and discussed the scope of the plan and the key issues facing the borough. The second round of consultation ran from November 2016 to January 2017 and requested feedback on the emerging vision of the plan and the proposed policies and development site opportunities. These consultation documents can be found on the consultation portal.  

Further information

You can email the team at localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk or talk to us by phoning 020 7364 5000. 

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