Isle of Dogs

Draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan consultation (Regulation 16)

Notice is hereby given that the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum has submitted a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan to the London Borough of Tower Hamlet. On 19 December 2017, the Mayor, in Cabinet, confirmed that we are 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 will be carried out from the 11 January 2018 and finishing at 5pm on the 22 of February 2018.  Any submissions received after this deadline cannot be considered.

Comments are invited on whether the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, as submitted under Regulation 15 fulfils the basic conditions as required by regulations. Any person or organisation may comment on the plan or supporting documents.

All representations will be publicly available and will be forwarded for consideration by the Independent Examiner appointed to carry out the examination of the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan.

Anyone making a representation may request to be notified of the council’s decision.

The draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan

The documents being consulted on are:

Hard copies are available at:

  • at the Tower Hamlets Town Hall planning reception
  • Canary Wharf Idea Store, Churchill Place, E14 5RB
  • Cubitt Town Library, 52 Strattondale Street, E14 3HG

Written responses should be made by 5pm Monday 22 February 2018.

Responses should be sent to: or to:

Neighbourhood Planning Consultation
Strategic Planning – Plan Making
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
PO BOX 55739
E14 2BG

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

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.


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