Isle of Dogs

Draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan Examination

Following the consultation on the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan (regulation 16), the council, in consultation with the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood forum appointed Mr John Parmiter FRICS FRSA MRTPI, as the independent examiner to undertake the examination of the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner will consider the representations submitted to the council and whether the plan meets the ‘basic conditions’.

As part of the examination, the Examiner has determined that a public hearing is required. The public hearing was held on Thursday 10 May 2018 between 10am and 1.30pm (approx.) in the Chamber at Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, E14 9YQ.

The following examination documents are available:

Further correspondence during the examination between the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum and the GLA regarding the Development Infrastructure Funding Study are available:

Proposed modifications

On 5 April John Parmiter, the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan Examiner, requested that officers from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and members of the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum further discuss the wording of policies D1, ES1, BBA1, and AQ1 and propose potential modifications to him.

This has led to the production of a detailed table setting out LBTH and the Forum’s positions regarding modifications to these policies, and two appendices showing the proposed modifications – one containing full comments explaining the justification behind the modifications, and one ‘clean’ version. The Examiner has asked for the main report and the clean appendix to be made public. These are available here:

Post Hearing Exchanges

Following the discussion at the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan Hearing on the 10th May 2018 regarding the Development Infrastructure Funding Study (DIFS), the Examiner has concluded that he will not be pausing the Examination to enable a consultation on the Development Infrastructure Funding Study (DIFS) and will continue with the examination on the basis of what is before him.

Email correspondence between the Council, the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum and the Examiner on this issue are available here:

Examiner's Report

John Parmiter provided his final report to the Council and Forum on 7 June 2018. It is available here:

Draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan consultation (Regulation 16)

Notice is hereby given that the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum submitted a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. On 19 December 2017, the Mayor, in Cabinet, confirmed that we were satisfied that the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, as submitted, meets the requirements of Regulation 15.

In accordance with the legislation, a 6-week consultation period on the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan was carried out from the 11 January 2018 and finished at 5pm on the 22 of February 2018. 

The draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan

The submission documents are:

Environmental Assessment

To be ‘made’, a neighbourhood plan must meet certain Basic Conditions. These include that the making of the plan 'does not breach, and is otherwise compatible with, EU obligations'. These EU obligations include environmental assessments. In order to support the Neighbourhood Forum to meet this requirement, the Council has undertaken a screening to determine whether the proposed Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan (pre-submission version) should be subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA). It has concluded that the Draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan does not need to be subject to a SEA report or HRA.

It is important to note that any major changes to the existing policies or introduction of new ones should be subject to a further screening assessment.

Further details are provided in the documents below: 

Consultation on Draft Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14)

The Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Planning Forum recently had the Regulation 14 consultation on its Draft Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation period ended on Wednesday 19 April 2017.
This consultation was managed by the Neighbourhood Forum.

To view the draft Neighbourhood Plan, please visit their website.

Status

The application to designate a Neighbourhood Planning Area and Forum for the Isle of Dogs was approved by the Mayor in Cabinet on Tuesday 5 April 2016.

Please note, Cabinet, in line with the requirements of all the relevant legislation, approved the designation of some of the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Planning Area.

As such the approved area, differs from the area applied for.

Application process and documents

The council began the determination of the following application on Monday 1 December 2014 with a six-week consultation following between Monday 5 January 2015 and Monday 16 February 2015.

The area and forum were considered by Cabinet on 1 December 2015, and the decisions to determine the area and forum were postponed to enable further clarification regarding the proposed area boundary.

Application documents

Contact details

Email: isleofdogsforum@gmail.comisleofdogsnpf@gmail.com
www.isleofdogsforum.org.uk