Leaside Area Action Plan

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Welcome to the Leaside Area Action Plan (AAP) Consultation Page

The Leaside AAP is a planning document that sets out a strategy for growth and regeneration in the Leaside area from now until 2031. See the map below to understand the area covered by the AAP.


The Leaside AAP will set out a vision for how the area will change, the policies the council will implement to help achieve the vision, the reasons for choosing these policies and the delivery plan for implementing the vision.

The draft AAP includes planning policies for the Leaside area relating to:

Welcome to the Leaside Area Action Plan (AAP) Consultation Page

The Leaside AAP is a planning document that sets out a strategy for growth and regeneration in the Leaside area from now until 2031. See the map below to understand the area covered by the AAP.


The Leaside AAP will set out a vision for how the area will change, the policies the council will implement to help achieve the vision, the reasons for choosing these policies and the delivery plan for implementing the vision.

The draft AAP includes planning policies for the Leaside area relating to:

  • Improvements to the quality and connectivity of walking and cycling links
  • New employment development, creating greater access to jobs
  • Access to community facilities
  • The type and quality of homes in the area
  • The quality and type of parks and open spaces

In April 2021, the Plan making team held the first Regulation 18 Consultation to gather feedback on the draft document. All comments received were carefully analysed and used to update the AAP.

Given the volume of change and development expected, this AAP is necessary to set principles and policies to guide development to help ensure that it meets the needs of current and future communities in and around the area. To ensure we reflect the views of the Leaside community we are now preparing for a second Regulation 18 Consultation to invite further comments on the updated draft planning policies and evidence base documents.


The public consultation will run from 29 November 2021 until 4 February 2022

This is your opportunity to have your say and contribute to this work.

Appendix A in the draft AAP summarises the changes that have been made, and a consultation statement is also available explaining the Council’s response to the previous consultation comments.

An updated draft AAP and a number of evidence base documents have been produced as part of the AAP process. The draft AAP is available to download here. The evidence base documents are available to download from the Council's website. A hard copy of each document will be available to view at the reception of Tower Hamlets Town Hall, Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent, E14 2BG.

Keep reading for more information about how you can get involved in the consultation, or you can go straight to the online survey to share your views.


How can you get involved?

You can tell us your views by:

  1. Completing the Online Survey - The survey goes through the proposed plans for the site allocations in the Leaside area and provides an opportunity for comments on each chapter of the document.
  1. Attending an Online Webinar - Project officers will be holding two online webinars where they will run through a presentation on the draft AAP. This will introduce the document and give an overview of the policies, including a review of the updates since the first consultation. Then there will be time for you to give comments or ask the officers your questions. These two webinars will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and can be accessed from the link below:
  • Online webinar on Monday 6 December, 12.30 pm -1.15 pm - Link to MS Teams meeting
  • Online webinar on Monday 10 January, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm - Link to MS Teams Meeting

(Alternatively, you can email Planmaking@towerhamlets.gov.uk and we will send you a Microsoft Teams calendar invite).

  1. Attending a Drop-in Session.
  • In-person drop-in session on Thursday 16 December, 3 pm - 5.30 pm - Tower Hamlets Town Hall, (There is no need to book but feel free to email us to let us know you’ll be attending in-person drop-in sessions).
  • Online drop-in session on Tuesday 25 January, 12 pm – 3 pm – Please email Planmaking@towerhamlets.gov.uk to book a 15-minute slot to speak with an officer.

Additionally. comments can be made to the Council in the following ways:

  • By email to planmaking@towerhamlets.gov.uk

  • By post to Strategic Planning Team, Tower Hamlets Town Hall, Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BG

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the ability for us to engage on this project in more traditional forms, however, this consultation page has been prepared to ensure that we continue to engage and inform the local community in a safe and secure way. For information on the Council's privacy policy, you can visit https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/content_pages/legal_notices/legal_notices.aspx. If you submit a consultation response, we will keep you informed of updates to the Leaside AAP, unless you ask us not to. You can ask to stop receiving these updates at any time.

We process your 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

Page last updated: 30 November 2021, 12:39