Consultation and engagement

Planning consultation – have your say

Consultation with local residents, businesses and stakeholders is at the heart of the planning process. Not only can you comment on planning documents such as the new Local Plan, you also have the opportunity to comment on individual planning applications

If you or a group you represent are interested in planning issues in Tower Hamlets and would like to be informed of planning policy changes that affect your area, please email This will enable us to keep you up to date with events and consultations that you can get involved with. You will be able to comment directly on consultation documents as well as take part in online surveys and forums.

Full details of how you can get involved in planning decisions that affect your local area are explained in the council’s Statement of Community Involvement.

Statement of Community Involvement

All planning consultations in Tower Hamlets will be undertaken in line with the Statement of Community Involvement, which sets out how the community can get involved, what they can expect from the council, and what the council will encourage developers to do as part of the consultation process.

Current and upcoming consultations

Most of the planning policy consultations are available on the council’s consultation portal, and you can also sign up to our database to be informed when planning policy consultations begin by emailing us at

Information on neighbourhood planning consultations can also be found on the neighbourhood planning webpage.

To comment on individual planning applications, please use the online planning register.