Planning Obligations

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This consultation has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute. The team is reviewing the responses and we will update this page in due course.

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. This web page includes links to useful documents which will tell you more about our proposals.


This consultation has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute. The team is reviewing the responses and we will update this page in due course.

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. This web page includes links to useful documents which will tell you more about our proposals.