Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Residents can take their waste to the Reuse and Recycling Centre on Yabsley Street, which is operating as normal.

Find out more about the strike.

Planning Obligations – Draft Head(s) of Terms

Local Planning application requirements


The following is a list of common matters we may seek contributions for. Please note that not all are applicable to every development.

In addition, it may be necessary to add other Heads of Terms to cover Planning Contributions unique to the proposed development. For more information see the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Planning Contributions SPD.

Planning obligations (or “section 106 agreements”) are private agreements negotiated between local planning authorities (LPA) and persons with an interest in a parcel of land (or “developers”), and are intended to make acceptable, development which would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms.

Planning obligations should be in line with the council's ‘Planning Obligations SPD’.

Pre-application discussions on planning contributions can decrease the time spent on the legal agreement once the planning application has been submitted.

When required

Required for all major development