FAQs

    Why is the Council doing this?

    These proposals seek to deliver on a Mayoral pledge to reverse Liveable Streets road closure schemes. Each of the schemes will be considered on an individual basis with a consultation, where appropriate, taking place which residents and businesses can take part in.   

    Tower Hamlets is a borough that must work for everyone, and our roads need to be safely accessible and pleasant for all.   

    How will the consultations take place?  

    We will be consulting with stakeholders, including with emergency services, residents and local businesses in and outside of the defined areas. 

    If you receive a letter in the post asking you to participate, please fill in the consultation form so you can share your views with the Council, or go online and use your unique area codeIf you do not live in the scheme area you can still have your say by filling in the surveys at  https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/liveablestreets 

    What are the consultation timeframes?

    The public consultation for each area is three weeks for Brick Lane, Wapping and Weavers and four weeks for Old Bethnal Green Road. Following this a Mayoral Decision will be made on whether to proceed with the proposals or make amendments. 

    The closing dates for consultation are: 

    Brick Lane – 31 July 

    Wapping – 31 July 

    Weavers – 31 July 

    Bethnal Green – 7 August 

    Which residents are considered from within the scheme areas?

    We have provided maps indicating the consultation boundaries on each area page. They can also be found through the links below

    Brick Lane:https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/4114/widgets/24042/documents/29385

    Wapping: https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/2707/widgets/12743/documents/29387

    Bethnal Green:https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/4093/widgets/12671/documents/29386

    Are you not committed to tackling the climate emergency? 

    The Council is committed to continuing to focus and develop our response to the climate emergencyWe will be building on the work we have begun as an organisation and in our leadership role in developing the Tower Hamlets Net Zero Partnership Action Plan and establishing a Mayoral climate emergency taskforce, which will be committed to taking action on climate change.  

    This means introducing measures to improve air quality and tackle carbon emissions in Tower Hamlets, including encouraging sustainable transport options, planting more trees and reducing emissions from transport. 

    What is the point of a reference code if anyone can respond?

    The previous Liveable Streets consultation results were analysed and assessed in a way which determined which responses were from those who lived and worked in each scheme area. This was determined using postcodes, but his time around we are using the referenced codes sent to residents and businesses as a more reliable way to determine responses from within each scheme area.  

    In line with all previous Liveable Streets consultations responses are welcome from residents and groups from outside each scheme area. 

    I received one paper survey with one reference code but there are multiple occupants in my home who wish to respond to the consultation. How can this be done?

    Your reference code is associated to your address and can be used multiple times, so all occupants will be able to respond to the consultation.  

    What is the cost to the Council?  

    Following the public consultation, a final scheme of proposals will be approvedCosts will be determined once detailed design of these proposals is underway. 

    Why have you closed the consultation to those only those who live and work in the area?

    Anyone can respond to the consultations. If you live outside the area and wish to respond please leave the field that requires a reference number blank. Reference numbers used in all responses will be subject to verification during the analysis of results. If you make up a reference number your response will be counted as one from outside the scheme area. In the original consultation postcode data was used to distinguish between those who were responding from within or outside the scheme area. The code system uses the same principle but in a more reliable way of verifying these responses are from within the scheme area.