High Density Living SPD
The High Density Living Supplementary Planning Document was adopted in December 2020.
The SPD supports the Local Plan, in particular:
- Policy S.DH1 - Delivering high quality design
- Policy D.DH7 - Density.
The SPD pledges to improve the quality and fairness of housing and make development work better for Tower Hamlets residents.
View the High Density Living SPD
Planning obligations SPD
The planning obligations SPD was adopted on 11 January 2012 and amended on 6 September 2016.
The SPD explains the council's approach to planning obligations and aims to clarify the types of planning obligations that may be sought and the method for calculating the amount of these obligations.
Development Viability SPD
Isle of Dogs Opportunity Area Framework
The Mayor of London, and Transport for London have worked together to prepare the Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) for the Isle of Dogs & South Poplar in consultation with Tower Hamlets Council.
View the Opportunity Area Framework
This SPD provides design guidelines which will support the development of high-quality, small-scale housing developments in the central part of the borough.
The draft SPD can be downloaded from the consultation page.
This masterplan for the Queen Mary University campus in Mile End will be adopted by the council as a supplementary planning document (SPD).
This will outline the development of the campus and ensure that proposals are in line with the interests of the local community and stakeholders.
It will also take into consideration the area surrounding the campus, including the Mile End Hospital, the Regent's Canal and Mile End Park.
This SPD sets out guidance for developers on how waste management should be addressed in proposals for new residential and mixed-use development.
The SPD covers the entire borough and aims to re-examine the way in which waste is produced and managed.
This project will create an Area Action Plan (AAP) that sets out policies for growth and regeneration in the Leaside area from now until 2031.
The policies will cover the south east of Tower Hamlets, including City Island, Teviot Estate and Aberfeldy Estate.
This SPD seeks to set out guidance on the design and planning of tall buildings across the entire the borough.
This policy will set parameters for tall building development outside of the designated Tall Building Zone.
This masterplan SPD sets out policy to guide the future development of South Poplar.
The SPD seeks to sustainably manage the growth in the area whilst ensuring such growth benefits exist as well as new communities.
This masterplan will cover approximately 30 hectares of land through South Poplar and Canary Wharf.
Other useful guidance
Shopfront and roller shutter grilles guidance
This provides further guidance on shopfront and shutter grilles applications.
Signs and advertising consent guidance
This provides further guidance on sign and advertising applications.