Tower Hamlets Code of Construction Practice

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

The first phase of this public consultation ran from Friday 14th January to Friday 25th February 2022. Please see the Consultation Statement in the Key Document tab for the assessed findings from this phase.

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 is currently being revised prior to submitting to a second consultation planned for the summer of 2022. The final draft of the CoCP is anticipated to be formally adopted by the council in the autumn/winter of 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. Please also find the Powerpoint Presentation we have been using to summarise the contents of the guidance for a variety of stakeholders.

Although the first phase of the consultation has now ended, any further queries about the DRAFT Code of Construction Practice can be submitted in the following ways:



Further information:

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

A hard copy of the latest draft of the CoCP is 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.

The first phase of this public consultation ran from Friday 14th January to Friday 25th February 2022. Please see the Consultation Statement in the Key Document tab for the assessed findings from this phase.

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 is currently being revised prior to submitting to a second consultation planned for the summer of 2022. The final draft of the CoCP is anticipated to be formally adopted by the council in the autumn/winter of 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. Please also find the Powerpoint Presentation we have been using to summarise the contents of the guidance for a variety of stakeholders.

Although the first phase of the consultation has now ended, any further queries about the DRAFT Code of Construction Practice can be submitted in the following ways:



Further information:

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

A hard copy of the latest draft of the CoCP is 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
Page last updated: 21 Mar 2022, 05:39 PM