Isle of Dogs

Second Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan: The Basic Plan

Examination – February 2020 Onwards

Following the Regulation 16 consultation, Mr John Parmiter FRICS FRSA MRTPI wil be appointed as the independent examiner of the neighbourhood plan. This decision was taken by the council in consultation with the neighbourhood forum. Further information about the examination will be added to this page as necessary.

View all the representations submitted during the Regulation 16 consultation.

Regulation 16 consultation – January to February 2020

A draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan (referred to as ‘the Basic Plan’) was submitted to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets by the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum on 23 October 2019.

On 18 December 2019, the submission was approved by Cabinet to go forward to consultation and examination, on the basis that it meets the requirements of Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012.

The Regulation 16 consultation on the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan took place between 9 January and 19 February 2020. The following documents are available to view:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental screening – July 2019

The council has undertaken a screening exercise to determine whether the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan (‘the Basic Plan’) requires a full Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessment.

It has concluded that full assessments are not needed at this stage. Should any major changes be made to the plan, or new policies be introduced, the plan may need to be screened again to determine whether this is still the case. The reasons for the council’s decision are set out in the following documents:

Regulation 14 consultation

On Wednesday 3 April 2019, the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Planning Forum launched their formal Regulation 14 public consultation on a new draft Neighbourhood Plan – known as ‘the Basic Plan’.

The consultation ended on Sunday 16 May 2019.

This consultation was run by the Neighbourhood Forum. For more information please visit the Isle of Dogs neighbourhood forum website.

First Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan: The Quick Plan

Examiner’s Report and Decision Notice – June 2018

On 7 June 2018, the Independent Examiner John Parmiter provided his final report to the council and forum.

On 27 June 2018, the council decided to accept the Examiner's recommendation that the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan should be refused and should not proceed to referendum. Please find the following documents:

Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan – April to June 2018

Following the Regulation 16 consultation on the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan, the council, in consultation with the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum appointed Mr John Parmiter FRICS FRSA MRTPI as the Independent Examiner of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner’s role is to consider the representations submitted to the council and determine whether the plan meets the ‘basic conditions’.

On 5 April the 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 led to the production of a detailed table setting out the council’s 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 asked for the main report and the clean appendix to be made public. These are available as follows:

As part of the examination, the Examiner determined that a public hearing was 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:

Following the discussion at the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan Hearing on 10 May 2018 regarding the Development Infrastructure Funding Study (DIFS), the Examiner concluded that he would not pause the Examination to enable a consultation on the Development Infrastructure Funding Study (DIFS) to take place and continued with the examination on the basis of what was before him.

Email correspondence between the council, the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum and the Examiner on this issue are as follows:

Regulation 16 consultation – January to February 2018

A draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan (referred to as ‘the Quick Plan’) was submitted to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets by the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum on 9 November 2017. On 19 December 2017, the submission was approved by Cabinet to go forward to consultation and examination, on the basis that it meets the requirements of Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012.

The Regulation 16 consultation on the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan took place between 11 January and 22 February 2018. The following documents are available to view:

Environmental screening – July 2017

The council undertook a screening exercise to determine whether the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan (‘the Quick Plan’) required a full Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessment.

It concluded that full assessments were not needed, but reserved the right to perform this assessment again if major changes were made at later stages. The reasons for the council’s decision are set out in the following documents:

Regulation 14 consultation – March to April 2017

On 8 March 2017, the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Planning Forum launched their formal Regulation 14 public consultation on a draft Neighbourhood Plan – known as ‘the Quick Plan’. The consultation ended on 19 April 2017.

This consultation was run by the Neighbourhood Forum. For more information please visit the Isle of Dogs neighbourhood forum website.

Status of the Forum and Area

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. The decision notice follows:

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

As such the approved area differs from the area applied for. The approved area can be seen in the following documents:

The application documents for the area and forum, including the proposed area are a follows:

 

 

The council began the determination of the 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.

Contact details

Email: isleofdogsforum@gmail.com, isleofdogsnpf@gmail.com 
Website: www.isleofdogsforum.org.uk