Previous consultations

Revised character appraisals and management guidelines for Driffield Road and Medway Conservation Areas

 The council consulted on revised character appraisals and management guidelines for Driffield Road and Medway Conservation Areas. The revised character appraisals and management guidelines set out additional guidelines for managing development in these two conservation areas. The consultation closed on 11 September 2016

The documents that were the subject of the consultation are available to view:

A report was presented to Cabinet on 6 December 2016. The report set out the outcomes of the consultation in order to assist Members in coming to a decision on this matter.

The agenda will be displayed in the week before the meeting. The venue for the meeting is Room C1, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BG.

For any further information about the Cabinet meeting please contact Matthew Mannion in the council’s Democratic Services Team on 020 7364 4651 or

At present no decision has been made as to whether or not it would be appropriate to adopt a more permissive approach to mansard roof extensions in the Driffield Road and Medway conservation areas.

Draft guidance for roof and rear extensions in 8 Conservation Areas and accompanying guidelines for mansard roofs

Please view the mayor's statement on the consultation.

The council consulted on draft guidance covering extensions to the roof and to the rear of residential properties, in the form of an addendum to the existing guidance for eight of its Conservation Areas and accompanying guidelines for mansard roofs. Those conservation areas covered included Chapel House, Driffield Road, Fairfield Road, Jesus Hospital, Medway, Tredegar Square, Victoria Park and York Square.  The consultation ended on 18 January 2016.   

Call for Sites information gathering exercise

The council carried out a Call for Sites information gathering exercise, which closed on Monday 3 August 2015.   

The Call for Sites was an opportunity to update information on development sites and inform the council’s existing evidence base on matters including housing, gypsies and travellers, employment and infrastructure such as schools and open space. It does not allocate land or make any decisions on use allocations. The suitability of the sites for allocation would be considered after the Call for Sites, as part of the preparation of the Tower Hamlets Local Plan.

The council was particularly interested in sites that it had not considered before and welcomed suggestions that met the Call for Sites criteria. Sites did not need to be within proposer's ownership or control and could be in any part of the borough, excluding the area administered by the London Legacy Development Corporation.

South Quay Masterplan

The South Quay Masterplan SPD was approved by Cabinet on 6 October 2015. The draft version was cleared for statutory formal public consultation on 3 December 2014. For further details, please visit the South Quay Masterplan webpage.

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document 

Due to changes in government policy and a challenging economic climate, the council prepared a draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (AHSPD) to ensure that the council can continue to maximise affordable housing delivery and that new homes built are genuinely affordable for those in housing need.

The Affordable Housing SPD will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications and will provide greater certainty for developers, registered providers, our local community and other key stakeholders.

The draft AHSPD and supporting documents are available to view:

The draft AHSPD was approved for public consultation by Cabinet on 10 April 2013 and a statutory consultation was undertaken from 20 May 2013 to 2 July 2013.

Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document

The council consulted on the draft Charging Schedule and Revised Planning Obligations SPD between 22 May to 5 June 2013. This and associated documents are available to view on the previous CIL examination page.