Statement of Community Involvement

Consultation on Draft Statement of Community Involvement Refresh

The council’s Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the community can get involved in the preparation of local planning policy documents and decisions on planning applications.

The  current Statement of Community Involvement (July 2012) was last updated in 2012 and four years on it requires an update. The council is taking a two phased approach to updating the document. This is Phase 1 of the update and it brings the SCI up to date with regards to 3 key areas which are outlined below and now contained within a document entitled ‘Statement of community Involvement Refresh’.

Changes in national and regional policy and legislation

(a)          Neighbourhood Plans

(b)          Duty to Co-operate and General Consultees

(c)          Community Infrastructure Levy

(d)          General Permitted Development Order

(e)          Assets of Community Value

Local changes

(a)          Updated details of publications

(b)          Inclusion of social media as a public engagement tool

Out-dated terminology

(a)          The removal of outdated terminology and replacement with new terminology

(b)          Updated contact details

During Phase 2 the council will look more closely at engagement around the Development Management process. The update for Phase 2 is anticipated to take place once the Local Plan has been adopted in 2018.

The public consultation will run from Friday 11 November 2016 until Monday 2 January 2017.

Download a copy of the Draft Statement of community Involvement Refresh.

The documents can also be viewed free of charge 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

You can submit your comments in the following ways:

  • Email: localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk 
  • By post:
    FREEPOST
    Planning Policy Consultation 
    D&R Strategic Planning
    London Borough of Tower Hamlets
    PO BOX 55739
    London
    E14 1BY

Your comments will be considered prior to the council adopting the final version of the refresh document, planned in Spring 2017. The council will notify anyone who requested to be informed of the adoption of the Statement of Community Involvement Refresh.

For further information, please contact the Plan making Team on 020 7364 5009.