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. 

Find out more about the strike.

Statement of Community Involvement

Local Planning application requirements


A statement setting out how the applicant has complied with the requirements for pre-application consultation and demonstrate that the views of the local community have been sought and taken into account in the formulation of development proposals.

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.

When required

Required for all major development and sensitive schemes where significant public interest is likely.


National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance.