Neighbourhood planning

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.

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.

If you have any questions about neighbourhood planning that are not answered by these pages, please contact the Plan Making Team at neighbourhoodplanning@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

On 12 May 2020, the Mayor agreed that the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan should be sent to referendum. This referendum will take place on 6 May 2021. Information about the referendum can be found on the Democracy pages of the Council’s website.

A copy of the neighbourhood plan and related documents can be found on the Isle of Dogs page.

Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan Examination

The Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan underwent Regulation 14 consultation between 20 July and 14 September 2020, and Regulation 16 consultation between 7 January and 18 February 2021 The plan has now been submitted to an independent examination. This will assess whether the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and should proceed to a referendum later in the year.

More information can be found on the Spitalfields Page.

Current consultations

Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan

A Regulation 14 consultation on the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan is taking place between 15 March and 27 April 2021. This consultation is organised by the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum. Details of the consultation can be found on their website at http://romanroadbowneighbourhoodplan.org/.

Established neighbourhood planning forums and areas

The following areas have been designated as neighbourhood areas and have designated neighbourhood forums:

The following areas have been designated as neighbourhood areas but have no designated forum at the current time:

You can see a map of neighbourhood areas in Tower Hamlets.