What is neighbourhood planning?
Neighbourhood planning enables interested local communities to help directly shape and promote development in their area. It is a community-led process which is able to receive technical and administrative support from the council.
Neighbourhood planning was introduced as a new formal layer to the planning system by the Localism Act and amends the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
The guidance in the act is supplemented by the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations and the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations to provide further guidance.
The National Planning Policy Framework also provides some strategic guidance for Neighbourhood planning.
There are currently no neighbourhood planning consultations.
Prospective neighbourhood planning forums and areas
There are currently no prospective neighbourhood planning forums or areas being considered.
Prospective neighbourhood plans
Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan
A regulation 16 consultation on the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan took place between 9 January and 19 February 2020. Responses have been passed on to an independent examiner who is now examining the plan.
Find out more about this Examination process on the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Planning page.
Established neighbourhood planning forums and areas
The following areas have been designated as neighbourhood areas:
You can see a map of neighbourhood areas in Tower Hamlets.
The following forums have been designated as neighbourhood forums:
Setting up a neighbourhood forum and area
Further information and guidance is available if you are interested in establishing a neighbourhood planning forum and / or having an areas designated as a neighbourhood area.