Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan

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A regulation 16 consultation on the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan ran between Thursday 7 January and Thursday 18 February 2021.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on whether the neighbourhood plan meets the ‘basic conditions’ required for the Council to adopt it as planning policy for the area, as set out under Schedule 4B, sub-section 8(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

A neighbourhood plan should:

  • Have regard to national policies and advice contained in guidance issues by the Secretary of State
  • Have special regard to the desirability of preserving any listed building or its setting or any features of special architectural or historic interest that it possessed
  • Have special regard to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of any conservation area
  • Contribute to the achievement of sustainable development
  • Be in general conformity with the strategic policies contained in the development plan for the area (in this case, the Tower Hamlets Local Plan 2031 and the current London Plan)
  • Not breach, and otherwise be compatible with, EU obligations [although the UK has now left the EU, certain EU Directives that have been incorporated into UK law still apply – including the SEA Directive, Habitats Directive, and Wild Birds Directive]

For further reference, you can download a copy of the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan, as well as a Consultation Statement setting out engagement activities, a Basic Conditions Statement and a number of additional evidence base documents to support the plan.

For further information, email neighbourhoodplanning@towerhamlets.gov.uk or you can arrange a call with the project team, please call 020 7364 5009 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

Following the consultation, the neighbourhood plan will undergo an independent examination, which will end with a recommendation on whether a referendum should be held on the plan. Following this, the Council will make a decision on whether to formally adopt the neighbourhood plan. If you would like to be notified of the eventual decision regarding the neighbourhood plan, please specify this in your response.

A regulation 16 consultation on the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan ran between Thursday 7 January and Thursday 18 February 2021.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on whether the neighbourhood plan meets the ‘basic conditions’ required for the Council to adopt it as planning policy for the area, as set out under Schedule 4B, sub-section 8(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

A neighbourhood plan should:

  • Have regard to national policies and advice contained in guidance issues by the Secretary of State
  • Have special regard to the desirability of preserving any listed building or its setting or any features of special architectural or historic interest that it possessed
  • Have special regard to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of any conservation area
  • Contribute to the achievement of sustainable development
  • Be in general conformity with the strategic policies contained in the development plan for the area (in this case, the Tower Hamlets Local Plan 2031 and the current London Plan)
  • Not breach, and otherwise be compatible with, EU obligations [although the UK has now left the EU, certain EU Directives that have been incorporated into UK law still apply – including the SEA Directive, Habitats Directive, and Wild Birds Directive]

For further reference, you can download a copy of the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan, as well as a Consultation Statement setting out engagement activities, a Basic Conditions Statement and a number of additional evidence base documents to support the plan.

For further information, email neighbourhoodplanning@towerhamlets.gov.uk or you can arrange a call with the project team, please call 020 7364 5009 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

Following the consultation, the neighbourhood plan will undergo an independent examination, which will end with a recommendation on whether a referendum should be held on the plan. Following this, the Council will make a decision on whether to formally adopt the neighbourhood plan. If you would like to be notified of the eventual decision regarding the neighbourhood plan, please specify this in your response.

Page last updated: 19 February 2021, 09:43