Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice

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Welcome to the Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice (CoCP) consultation page.

This public consultation will will run for 6 weeks from Friday 14th January to Friday 25th February 2022.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has one of the highest levels of growth in the country with household numbers expected to increase by around 30% over the next decade.

Further development can benefit communities through provision of housing, schools and health infrastructure however, the council recognises that the construction phase of each development can negatively impact residents through factors such as congestion, air quality, noise and disruptions to the public realm neighbouring active construction sites.

The council is now seeking to consult with the public on a revision to the Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice (CoCP).

The CoCP is primarily a guidance document setting out relevant legislation, linkages to the Local Plan, key actions to be undertaken by developers (regarding planning submissions and license applications) and encouraging the use of best practice environmental and safety related mitigations while planning and managing demolition and construction works within the borough.

The document under consultation is an initial draft. Following the close of this first consultation, and subsequent evaluation of feedback, the document will be revised prior to submitting to a second consultation planned for the summer (June/July 2022). The final draft of the CoCP is anticipated to be formally adopted by the council in the autumn 2022.

How can you get involved?

The DRAFT Code of Construction Practice can be found in the Key Document tab to the right of this page. Also provided [for information only] is the recently developed Construction Management Plan (CMP) - this is a document (that sits alongside the CoCP) outlining the proposed building works to be undertaken and how the constructor intends to manage the project to minimise the impact on local residents and businesses during the works.

Comments on the DRAFT Code of Construction Practice can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Complete one of the following online questionnaires via the SURVEY tab below:
    • PUBLIC questionnaire
    • PROFESSIONALS questionnaire
  • Provide written comments to the council:
  • Attend one of the following online and in-person events:
    • Webinars on Teams
    • In-Person Drop-ins
      • Monday 31st January (17.00 - 19.30) at Whitechapel Ideas Store
      • Wednesday 2nd February (15.00 - 17.00) at Chrisp Street Ideas Store
      • Friday 4th February (15.00 - 17.00) at Canary Wharf Ideas Store
    • Virtual Drop-ins on Teams. Book a 15 min drop-in slot to speak to an Officer about queries you may have about the CoCP. The available times for drop-ins are between:
      • Tuesday 1st February at 17.00 - 19.30
      • Thursday 3rd February at 12.30 - 15.00


Email: development.coordination@towerhamlets.gov.uk to book a slot

Further information:

If attending the in-person events please follow the latest Covid 19 Guidance

A hard copy of the CoCP will be available to view at the following locations:

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets Town Hall - Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
  • Idea Store Bow - 1 Gladstone Place, Roman Road, Bow, London E3 5ES
  • Idea Store Chrisp Street - 1 Vesey Path East India Dock Road, London E14 6BT
  • Idea Store Whitechapel - 321 Whitechapel Road London E1 1BU
  • Bethnal Green Library - Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0HL
  • Cubitt Town Library - Strattondale Street, London E14 3H
  • Canary Wharf Idea Store - Churchill Place, London E14 5RB

Welcome to the Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice (CoCP) consultation page.

This public consultation will will run for 6 weeks from Friday 14th January to Friday 25th February 2022.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has one of the highest levels of growth in the country with household numbers expected to increase by around 30% over the next decade.

Further development can benefit communities through provision of housing, schools and health infrastructure however, the council recognises that the construction phase of each development can negatively impact residents through factors such as congestion, air quality, noise and disruptions to the public realm neighbouring active construction sites.

The council is now seeking to consult with the public on a revision to the Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice (CoCP).

The CoCP is primarily a guidance document setting out relevant legislation, linkages to the Local Plan, key actions to be undertaken by developers (regarding planning submissions and license applications) and encouraging the use of best practice environmental and safety related mitigations while planning and managing demolition and construction works within the borough.

The document under consultation is an initial draft. Following the close of this first consultation, and subsequent evaluation of feedback, the document will be revised prior to submitting to a second consultation planned for the summer (June/July 2022). The final draft of the CoCP is anticipated to be formally adopted by the council in the autumn 2022.

How can you get involved?

The DRAFT Code of Construction Practice can be found in the Key Document tab to the right of this page. Also provided [for information only] is the recently developed Construction Management Plan (CMP) - this is a document (that sits alongside the CoCP) outlining the proposed building works to be undertaken and how the constructor intends to manage the project to minimise the impact on local residents and businesses during the works.

Comments on the DRAFT Code of Construction Practice can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Complete one of the following online questionnaires via the SURVEY tab below:
    • PUBLIC questionnaire
    • PROFESSIONALS questionnaire
  • Provide written comments to the council:
  • Attend one of the following online and in-person events:
    • Webinars on Teams
    • In-Person Drop-ins
      • Monday 31st January (17.00 - 19.30) at Whitechapel Ideas Store
      • Wednesday 2nd February (15.00 - 17.00) at Chrisp Street Ideas Store
      • Friday 4th February (15.00 - 17.00) at Canary Wharf Ideas Store
    • Virtual Drop-ins on Teams. Book a 15 min drop-in slot to speak to an Officer about queries you may have about the CoCP. The available times for drop-ins are between:
      • Tuesday 1st February at 17.00 - 19.30
      • Thursday 3rd February at 12.30 - 15.00


Email: development.coordination@towerhamlets.gov.uk to book a slot

Further information:

If attending the in-person events please follow the latest Covid 19 Guidance

A hard copy of the CoCP will be available to view at the following locations:

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets Town Hall - Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
  • Idea Store Bow - 1 Gladstone Place, Roman Road, Bow, London E3 5ES
  • Idea Store Chrisp Street - 1 Vesey Path East India Dock Road, London E14 6BT
  • Idea Store Whitechapel - 321 Whitechapel Road London E1 1BU
  • Bethnal Green Library - Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0HL
  • Cubitt Town Library - Strattondale Street, London E14 3H
  • Canary Wharf Idea Store - Churchill Place, London E14 5RB
  • Please provide feedback into the PUBLIC Questionnaire if you are a resident, business owner or work within the borough. There is a separate PROFESSIONALS questionnaire provided for those delivering development and construction activities across the borough. 

    This questionnaire is part of the formal consultation on the Council's draft Code of Construction Practice (CoCP). This is a guidance document setting out best practice on the management of construction and demolition activities in order to minimise the negative social, economic and environmental impacts of construction on residents and businesses within the borough. Please find the link to the consultation page supporting this questionnaire here: https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/code-of-construction-practice  

    We process data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK privacy legislation and if you have any concerns, the Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk 

    The questionnaire is divided into two sections:

    Section A:  These are general questions about you. 

    Section B: These questions address the content of each of the chapters within the CoCP. Please answer as many of these sections as you are able or wish to complete. 

    Complete Form
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  • Please provide feedback into the PROFESSIONALS Questionnaire if you are a Developer, Contractor or other profession working on delivery of development and construction within the borough. There is a separate PUBLIC questionnaire provided for those who are either residents, business owners or working within the borough. 

    This questionnaire is part of the formal consultation on the Council's DRAFT Code of Construction Practice (CoCP). This is a guidance document setting out best practice on the management of construction and demolition activities in order to minimise the negative social, economic and environmental impacts of construction on residents and businesses within the borough. Please find the link to the consultation page supporting this questionnaire here: https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/code-of-construction-practice  

    We process data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK privacy legislation and if you have any concerns, the Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk 

    The questionnaire is divided into two sections:

    Section A These are a few general questions about you. 

    Section B These questions address the content of each of the chapters within the CoCP. Please answer as many of these sections as you are able or wish to complete. 

    Complete Form
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