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Tower Hamlets is one of the fastest growing boroughs in the country. We know that every new development increases the pressure on things like your GP surgery or your school. It could also mean spaces like parks, roads and cycle paths feel busier than before.

That’s why we require developers building in Tower Hamlets to contribute to the Local Infrastructure Fund (LIF), a pot of money that is used to pay for projects in the communities where development is taking place. We expect the fund to generate around £5 million between April 2020 and March 2021. Take a look at some of the projects that have already been approved using the fund.

Between September and November 2019, we ran a consultation to find out what you, our residents, think we should be spending our LIF money on. Find out what you told us.

Additionally, the 2019 LIF You Said Report and Appendix provides further details of how we assessed all your project suggestions and which projects were allocated 2019 LIF money.

Have your say in 2020

We're going to be running a further consultation from Monday 9 November until Friday 18 December. We want to find out what you, our residents, think we should be spending our LIF money on in each area. Please note we are only requesting new project ideas so please do not re-submit ideas you've already suggested in 2017 or 2019.

There are two ways to offer your suggestions:

The first is to drop a pin on one of our interactive maps. Select one of the LIF areas below and follow the instructions. If you're not sure which area your suggestion falls into, you can refer to the image above.

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

If you'd prefer to provide your suggestions in a more traditional way, you can use our LIF suggestion form.

We're also keen to understand a bit more about who is taking part so we can make sure the views of people across our diverse community are represented. We'd love it if you could take a couple of minutes to fill in our 'about you' survey once you've taken part in the consultation.

Talk to the team

In previous years, we've been able to get out and about in the borough and meet with residents in person to discuss what their area needs. Covid-19 means that this year, in person events are not possible.

Instead, we're giving you the option to arrange a call back by emailing the team using the details on this page or to join one of our online Q&A sessions being hosted on Zoom.

To book a place on one of our online Q&A session on Thursday 3 December, visit the event page

To arrange a call back, email infrastructure.planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 0207 364 5009 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

Tower Hamlets is one of the fastest growing boroughs in the country. We know that every new development increases the pressure on things like your GP surgery or your school. It could also mean spaces like parks, roads and cycle paths feel busier than before.

That’s why we require developers building in Tower Hamlets to contribute to the Local Infrastructure Fund (LIF), a pot of money that is used to pay for projects in the communities where development is taking place. We expect the fund to generate around £5 million between April 2020 and March 2021. Take a look at some of the projects that have already been approved using the fund.

Between September and November 2019, we ran a consultation to find out what you, our residents, think we should be spending our LIF money on. Find out what you told us.

Additionally, the 2019 LIF You Said Report and Appendix provides further details of how we assessed all your project suggestions and which projects were allocated 2019 LIF money.

Have your say in 2020

We're going to be running a further consultation from Monday 9 November until Friday 18 December. We want to find out what you, our residents, think we should be spending our LIF money on in each area. Please note we are only requesting new project ideas so please do not re-submit ideas you've already suggested in 2017 or 2019.

There are two ways to offer your suggestions:

The first is to drop a pin on one of our interactive maps. Select one of the LIF areas below and follow the instructions. If you're not sure which area your suggestion falls into, you can refer to the image above.

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

If you'd prefer to provide your suggestions in a more traditional way, you can use our LIF suggestion form.

We're also keen to understand a bit more about who is taking part so we can make sure the views of people across our diverse community are represented. We'd love it if you could take a couple of minutes to fill in our 'about you' survey once you've taken part in the consultation.

Talk to the team

In previous years, we've been able to get out and about in the borough and meet with residents in person to discuss what their area needs. Covid-19 means that this year, in person events are not possible.

Instead, we're giving you the option to arrange a call back by emailing the team using the details on this page or to join one of our online Q&A sessions being hosted on Zoom.

To book a place on one of our online Q&A session on Thursday 3 December, visit the event page

To arrange a call back, email infrastructure.planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 0207 364 5009 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

  • Welcome to the LIF suggestion form. Each person is able to submit up to three suggestions for how funding obtained from developers in Tower Hamlets could be used to deliver infrastructure that improve the lives of new and existing residents. 

    We will ask the same series of questions for each submission so please make sure the details you provide about location, nature of the challenge etc are as specific as possible. 

    Welcome to the LIF suggestion form. Each person is able to submit up to three suggestions for how funding obtained from developers in Tower Hamlets could be used to deliver infrastructure that improve the lives of new and existing residents. 

    We will ask the same series of questions for each submission so please make sure the details you provide about location, nature of the challenge etc are as specific as possible. 

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  • We want to make sure that our policies reflect the views of people from across our diverse communities. To help us understand who is taking part in this consultation, please take a moment to complete this survey.

    We want to make sure that our policies reflect the views of people from across our diverse communities. To help us understand who is taking part in this consultation, please take a moment to complete this survey.

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