Planning Obligations

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Residents are being given a chance to play their part in making development more sustainable and ensuring its benefits are shared.

As one of the fastest growing boroughs in the capital, Tower Hamlets has seen a significant amount of development in recent years. More of the same is expected in the coming years.

The council recognises that while growth is inevitable, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that it is delivered sensitively, taking account of population increases and providing benefits to new and existing communities.

One of the ways that is achieved is by including obligations for developers as part of planning permissions. These can include everything from affordable housing and open space to employment, training and affordable workspace.

The council is updating its guidance on the use of planning obligations and is giving you the chance to get involved. Following the first public consultation earlier this year, the draft guidance on the use of planning obligations has been reviewed and updated based on the feedback received.

If you would like to see a copy of the revised draft with the tracked changes included, please email infrastructure.planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Update (November 2020): The survey has now closed. Thank you to all respondents for their feedback and to explain that we will update the page once contributions have been reviewed.

Residents are being given a chance to play their part in making development more sustainable and ensuring its benefits are shared.

As one of the fastest growing boroughs in the capital, Tower Hamlets has seen a significant amount of development in recent years. More of the same is expected in the coming years.

The council recognises that while growth is inevitable, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that it is delivered sensitively, taking account of population increases and providing benefits to new and existing communities.

One of the ways that is achieved is by including obligations for developers as part of planning permissions. These can include everything from affordable housing and open space to employment, training and affordable workspace.

The council is updating its guidance on the use of planning obligations and is giving you the chance to get involved. Following the first public consultation earlier this year, the draft guidance on the use of planning obligations has been reviewed and updated based on the feedback received.

If you would like to see a copy of the revised draft with the tracked changes included, please email infrastructure.planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Update (November 2020): The survey has now closed. Thank you to all respondents for their feedback and to explain that we will update the page once contributions have been reviewed.