South Poplar Masterplan

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Aerial view of masterplan area

Aerial view of masterplan area

Welcome to the South Poplar masterplan online exhibition page and thank you for engaging in this exciting new project.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the ability for us to engage on this project in more traditional forms, however this exhibition page has been prepared to ensure that we continue to engage and inform the local community in a safe and secure way.

Your feedback

During this exhibition, we are seeking your valuable input and ideas as the council develops a masterplan for South Poplar. You can share your feedback on the masterplan here.

The masterplan

The masterplan is a joint project involving the local community, the Council, Transport for London and the Mayor of London. Maccreanor Lavington (Architects & Urbanists) and Soundings (Community Engagement Specialists) are assisting in the development of the masterplan.

The aim of this masterplan is to sustainably manage the significant growth being experienced in the area and to ensure it benefits existing as well as new communities.

Wider context map

Wider context map
The masterplan is being developed as a supplementary planning document (SPD). It will support the delivery of the Tower Hamlets Local Plan and the Mayor of London’s Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Opportunity Area Framework. The Isle of Dogs and South Poplar area is expected to see a further 31,000 homes and 110,000 jobs by 2041.

This masterplan will cover approximately 30 hectares of land through both South Poplar and Canary Wharf. This engagement page has been prepared to explain the masterplan's opportunities and strategies that we feel will help guide development in the area.

Masterplan opportunities

1. Create physical links with new public space over Aspen Way to improve connectivity

2. Complete and enhance green routes and walking and cycling networks

3. Positively relate to the lower-rise, residential South Poplar neighbourhood

4. Create a south-facing public open space along the dockside that maximises access to the water

5. Deliver new public spaces including a new entrance to Poplar DLR station

6. Provide a mix of uses that compliments South Poplar and Canary Wharf and creates a transition in scale

7. Locate new social infrastructure around the existing clusters on Poplar High Street

8. Create gateway to Crossrail Place and Canary Wharf

9. Contribute to the Canary Wharf skyline

10. Protect and enhance the setting of heritage assets

11. Improve public spaces along Aspen Way

Engagement so far

In August and September 2020, we carried out initial engagement with residents, landowners, local organisations and other stakeholders. We're grateful to everyone who took the time to contribute. Take a look at a summary of the feedback we received.

Masterplan principles

Through our preliminary work, we have identified and developed the following six principles that will guide the project. Please click on the links to read more about each one:

Have your say

This further online engagement has been prepared using the information and opinions provided during the previous engagement exercises.

We would now like to gather further feedback and gain a more detailed understanding of the needs and aspirations of the local community. There are a number of ways you can do this, including using our interactive map, completing a survey or leaving an idea on our suggestion board.

To discuss any aspect of the project, email planmaking@towerhamlets.gov.uk or phone 0207 345 5009 (weekdays 9am to 5pm) to arrange a call back.

Aerial view of masterplan area

Aerial view of masterplan area

Welcome to the South Poplar masterplan online exhibition page and thank you for engaging in this exciting new project.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the ability for us to engage on this project in more traditional forms, however this exhibition page has been prepared to ensure that we continue to engage and inform the local community in a safe and secure way.

Your feedback

During this exhibition, we are seeking your valuable input and ideas as the council develops a masterplan for South Poplar. You can share your feedback on the masterplan here.

The masterplan

The masterplan is a joint project involving the local community, the Council, Transport for London and the Mayor of London. Maccreanor Lavington (Architects & Urbanists) and Soundings (Community Engagement Specialists) are assisting in the development of the masterplan.

The aim of this masterplan is to sustainably manage the significant growth being experienced in the area and to ensure it benefits existing as well as new communities.

Wider context map

Wider context map
The masterplan is being developed as a supplementary planning document (SPD). It will support the delivery of the Tower Hamlets Local Plan and the Mayor of London’s Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Opportunity Area Framework. The Isle of Dogs and South Poplar area is expected to see a further 31,000 homes and 110,000 jobs by 2041.

This masterplan will cover approximately 30 hectares of land through both South Poplar and Canary Wharf. This engagement page has been prepared to explain the masterplan's opportunities and strategies that we feel will help guide development in the area.

Masterplan opportunities

1. Create physical links with new public space over Aspen Way to improve connectivity

2. Complete and enhance green routes and walking and cycling networks

3. Positively relate to the lower-rise, residential South Poplar neighbourhood

4. Create a south-facing public open space along the dockside that maximises access to the water

5. Deliver new public spaces including a new entrance to Poplar DLR station

6. Provide a mix of uses that compliments South Poplar and Canary Wharf and creates a transition in scale

7. Locate new social infrastructure around the existing clusters on Poplar High Street

8. Create gateway to Crossrail Place and Canary Wharf

9. Contribute to the Canary Wharf skyline

10. Protect and enhance the setting of heritage assets

11. Improve public spaces along Aspen Way

Engagement so far

In August and September 2020, we carried out initial engagement with residents, landowners, local organisations and other stakeholders. We're grateful to everyone who took the time to contribute. Take a look at a summary of the feedback we received.

Masterplan principles

Through our preliminary work, we have identified and developed the following six principles that will guide the project. Please click on the links to read more about each one:

Have your say

This further online engagement has been prepared using the information and opinions provided during the previous engagement exercises.

We would now like to gather further feedback and gain a more detailed understanding of the needs and aspirations of the local community. There are a number of ways you can do this, including using our interactive map, completing a survey or leaving an idea on our suggestion board.

To discuss any aspect of the project, email planmaking@towerhamlets.gov.uk or phone 0207 345 5009 (weekdays 9am to 5pm) to arrange a call back.

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    Suggestion board

    about 1 month ago

    This is your opportunity to share with us any ideas or thoughts you have on the South Poplar Masterplan.

    This is your opportunity to share with us any ideas or thoughts you have on the South Poplar Masterplan.

    Start by submitting an idea