Evidence base

Tower Hamlets Local Plan 2031: Examination Library

The following is a library of documents relating to the examination of the Tower Hamlets Local Plan. For ease of navigation, they have been arranged into a series of categories which correspond with the relevant sections of the Local Plan.  

We have prepared a brief summary of key supporting evidence base studies, which provides an overview of their main recommendations.

We will also publish hearing statements and any correspondence with the planning inspector on this page.

Examination documents

General examination documents

 Reference Name of document

 ID-01

 Introductory letter from the planning inspector

 ID-02

Regulation 19 consultation responses + LBTH responses

 

Key submission documents

ReferenceKey evidence base document

SD1

Tower Hamlets  Local Plan 2031: Managing Growth and Sharing the Benefits (Regulation 19)

SD2

Policies Map (Regulation 19)

 

SD3a

Schedule of minor modifications (updated)

 

SD4

Regulation 22 statement

SD5

Summary of representations

 

SD6

Integrated Impact Assessment  (contains: Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulation Assessment, Health Impact Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment)

Integrated Impact Assessment: Appendices

 

Other Local Plan documents

ReferenceKey evidence base document

SD01

Tower Hamlets Draft Local Plan 2031: Managing Growth and Sharing the Benefits (Regulation 18)

SD02

Our Borough, Our Plan: A new Local Plan First Steps (Regulation 18)

SD03

Soundness Self-Assessment (2018)

 

SD04

Legal Self-Assessment (2018)

SD05

Tower Hamlets Local Plan Strategic Policy Assessment (2017)

SD06

Infraructure Delivery Plan (2018)

SD07

London Plan (GLA, 2016)

SD08

New London Plan (GLA, 2017)

SD09

Local Development Scheme (2018)

SD10

Statement of Community Involvement Refresh (2017)

SD11

Duty to Cooperate Statement (2018)

 

Evidence base documents: Achieving sustainable growth

ReferenceKey evidence base documents

SED1

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: Spatial Planning and Health (2016)

SED2

City Fringe Opportunity Area Planning Framework (GLA, 2015)

SED3

Lower Lea Valley Opportunity Area Framework (GLA, 2007)

SED4

Tower Hamlets Partnership Community Plan (2015)

SED5

Tower Hamlets Local Plan Viability Assessment (2018)

SED6

Regulation 123 List (2016)

SED7

Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2020 (2017)

SED8

Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (2016)

SED9

Development Viability Supplementary Planning Document (2017)

 

Evidence base documents: Creating attractive and distinctive places

ReferenceKey evidence base document

SED10

Tall Buildings Study (2018)

SED11

Conservation Strategy (2017)

SED12

Urban Structure and Characterisation Study (2009)

Urban Structure and Characterisation Study – Addendum (2016)

SED13

London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Guidelines

SED14

London View Management Framework Part 1 (GLA, 2012)

London View Management Framework Part 2 (GLA, 2012)

London View Management Framework Part 3 (GLA, 2012)

SED15

Topic Paper: Views & Landmarks (2018)

 

Evidence base documents: Meeting housing need

ReferenceKey evidence base documents

SED16

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2014)

SED17

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2017)

SED18

Accessible Housing Assessment (2018)

SED19

Small Sites Affordable Housing Contributions Paper (2017)

SED20

LBTH Playspace Child Yield Calculator (2017)

SED21

Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance (GLA, 2016)

SED22

Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (GLA, 2017)

SED23

Gypsies and Travellers Accommodation Assessment 2016 

SED24

Guidance for developers and viability testers on London Borough of Tower Hamles preferred rents (2017)

SED25

Housing Strategy (2016)

SED26

Tower Hamlets Local Plan: Housing Delivery Strategy (2017)

SED27

Five Year Housing Land Supply and Housing Trajectory Statement (2018)

 

 

Evidence base documents: Delivering economic growth

ReferenceKey evidence base document

SED28

Employment Land Review (2016)

SED29

Preferred Office Location Boundary Review (2017)

SED30 

Growth Sectors and SMR Workspace Study (2017)

SED31

Affordable Workspace Evidence Base (2018)

Affordable workspace Evidence Base Appendices (2018)

SED32

Central Activities Zone Supplementary Planning Guidance (GLA, 2016)

 

Evidence base documents: Revitalising our town centres

ReferenceKey evidence base documents

SED33

Town Centre Retail Capacity Study (2016)

Town Centre Retail Capacity Study - Appendix 13: Shopping Frontage Recommendations

Town Centre Retail Capacity Study – Executive Summary

SED34

Town Centre Strategy 2017 -2022 (2017) 

SED35

Topic Paper: Town Centres (2018)

SED36

Retail Impact Threshold Study (2018)

Evidence base documents: Supporting community facilities

ReferenceKey evidence base document

SED37

Pubs in Tower Hamlets – Evidence Study (2016)

SED38

Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy (2017)

Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy - Appendices(2017)

 

Evidence base documents: Enhancing open spaces and water spaces

Reference Key evidence base documents 

SED39 

Open Space Strategy (2017) 

Open Space Strategy - Appendices (2017)

SED40 

Playing Pitches Assessment (2017) 

SED41 

Playing Pitches: Options for Future Investment (2018) 

SED42 

Green Grid Strategy Update (2017)

Green Grid Strategy Update – Appendices (2017) 

SED43 

Water Space Study (2017) 

SED44 

Thames Strategy East (Thames Estuary Partnership, 2008) 

SED45 

Thames Vision Project (Port of London Authority, 2016) 

SED46 

Thames Estuary 2100 Plan (Environment Agency, 2012)  

SED47 

Lea River Park Primer (2016)  

SED48 

Lea River Park Design Manual (2016

 

Evidence base documents: Protecting and managing our environment

Reference Key evidence base documents

SED49 

Local Biodiversity Plan (2014)

SED50 

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (2017)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment – Appendix A (2017)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment – Appendices B-E (2017)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment – Appendix F (2017) 

SED51 

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets: London Heat Map Study (2011) 

SED52 

Strategy for the Identification of Contaminated Land (2017) 

SED53 

Carbon Policy Evidence Base (2016) 

SED54 

Carbon Offset Solution Study (2016) 

SED55 

Review of Sites of Nature Conservation Importance (2016) 

SED56 

Air Quality Action Plan (2017-22) 

SED57

Clear Zone Plan 2010-2015 (2016)

 

Evidence base document: Managing our waste

Reference Key evidence base documents 

SED58 

Waste Management Evidence Base (2016)  

SED59 

Waste Management Evidence Base Review (2017)

 

SED60

Waste Storage and Collection Systems – Supplementary Information (2017) 

 

Evidence base documents: Connectivity and travel choice

Reference Key evidence base document 

SED61 

Strategic Transport Assessment (2016) 

Strategic Transport Assessment – Appendix 1 (2016)

Strategic Transport Assessment – Appendix 2 (2016)

SED62 

Parking and Freight Study (2017) 

SED63

Tower Hamlets - a Cycling Borough (2016)

  

Evidence base documents: Delivering sustainable places

Reference Key evidence base document 

SED64 

Site Allocations Methodology (2018)

SED65 

Site Allocations - Sequential and Exceptions Tests (2017)

SED66 

Site Allocations – Heritage Assessment (2018)

SED67

Whitechapel Masterplan Vision Supplementary Planning Document (2013)

SED68

South Quay Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (2015)

SED69

Bromley by Bow Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (2012)

SED70

Ailsa Street Development Framework (2016)

SED71

Fish Island Area Action Plan (2015)

SED72

Spatial Assessment Need for Schools (2018)