Planning policies

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The Tower Hamlets Local Plan 2031: Managing Growth and Sharing Benefits was adopted by Full Council on 15 January 2020.

This document provides spatial policies, development management policies and site allocations to guide and manage development in the borough.

Upcoming policies will also address development in four geographic areas: the City Fringe in the west, a Central area, Lower Lea Valley (or Leaside) in the east and Isle of Dogs and South Poplar in the south.

Planning impacts on our everyday lives and influences the character of environment – our borough. It is because of this that we need the guidance to help plan for our future and shape the places we live.

We're talking with residents, businesses, community groups and developers to guide the future planning framework so we want to hear your views to make sure future developments work for the community.

Current and upcoming consultations:

Central Area Good Growth - early 2021

High density living - consultation closed May 2020

Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Development Panel - early 2021

Leaside Area Action Plan - early 2021

Planning Obligations - consultation closed November 2020

Queen Mary University campus - early 2021

Reuse, Recycling and Waste Planning - early 2021

South Dock Bridge - consultation closed October 2020

South Poplar Masterplan - consultation closed December 2020

Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan - early 2021

Tall Buildings - engagement before consultation in spring 2021

The Tower Hamlets Local Plan 2031: Managing Growth and Sharing Benefits was adopted by Full Council on 15 January 2020.

This document provides spatial policies, development management policies and site allocations to guide and manage development in the borough.

Upcoming policies will also address development in four geographic areas: the City Fringe in the west, a Central area, Lower Lea Valley (or Leaside) in the east and Isle of Dogs and South Poplar in the south.

Planning impacts on our everyday lives and influences the character of environment – our borough. It is because of this that we need the guidance to help plan for our future and shape the places we live.

We're talking with residents, businesses, community groups and developers to guide the future planning framework so we want to hear your views to make sure future developments work for the community.

Current and upcoming consultations:

Central Area Good Growth - early 2021

High density living - consultation closed May 2020

Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Development Panel - early 2021

Leaside Area Action Plan - early 2021

Planning Obligations - consultation closed November 2020

Queen Mary University campus - early 2021

Reuse, Recycling and Waste Planning - early 2021

South Dock Bridge - consultation closed October 2020

South Poplar Masterplan - consultation closed December 2020

Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan - early 2021

Tall Buildings - engagement before consultation in spring 2021