Tall Buildings SPD

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Welcome to the Tower Hamlets Tall Buildings Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) consultation page.

The public consultation of the Tall Buildings SPD will run from Friday 17th December 2021 - Friday 4th March 2022. *PLEASE NOTE: due to technical issues with the Council's website over the holiday period, the consultation deadline has been extended to 4th March 2022.

The Tall Buildings SPD is a proposed planning document that will add guidance to the design, location and development of tall buildings and address the overall impact that this development can have on local residents.

The SPD has been developed with Urban Initiatives Studio and will support the delivery of the Tower Hamlets Local Plan (2020) and the London Plan (2021).

Aims:

We are looking for your feedback to help shape our Draft Tall Buildings SPD.

This SPD will assist in managing tall building proposals by setting out a theoretical framework for assessment, a spatial analysis, contextual information, and principles, objectives and application requirements applicable to tall building proposals.

The draft SPD is also supported with the following documents:

These documents can be found in the link section of this page.

How can you get involved?

You can tell us your views by:

1. Completing the Online Survey -

The survey goes through the draft SPD and provides an opportunity for comments on each chapter of the document.

2. Attending an Online Webinar -

Project officers will be holding four online webinars relevant to different areas of the borough where they will run through a presentation on the draft SPD. The location of these four areas can be found in the map below.

Each webinar will introduce the document and give an overview of the supporting principles, objectives, assessment tools and area-specific guidance.

There will be time for you to give comments or ask the officers your questions. These four webinars will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and can be accessed from the links below:

(Alternatively, you can email localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk and we will send you a Microsoft Teams calendar invite).

3. Drop-in sessions -

Officers will also be hosting 'drop-in' sessions where project officers will be available to answer any questions or queries you might have on the project. The 'drop-in' sessions will be held during the following times:

  • Online drop-in session on Thursday 3 February (12.00-3.00pm) - Please email localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk to book a 15-minute slot to speak with an officer.
  • (Subject to Government guidance) In-person drop-in session on Tuesday 22 February (3.00-5.30pm) - Tower Hamlets Town Hall (there is no need to book but feel free to email us to let us know you’ll be attending in-person drop-in sessions).

4. Providing written comments to the council -

  • By email to localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk
  • By post to Strategic Planning Team, Tower Hamlets Town Hall, Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BG

Further information

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the ability for us to engage on this project in more traditional forms, however, this consultation page has been prepared to ensure that we continue to engage and inform the local community in a safe and secure way. For information on the Council's privacy policy, you can visit https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/content_pages/legal_notices/legal_notices.aspx(External link).

If you submit a consultation response, we will keep you informed of updates to the Tall Buildings SPD, unless you ask us not to. You can ask to stop receiving these updates at any time.

We process the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK privacy legislation and if you have any concerns the Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Tower Hamlets Local Plan Sub-Areas


Welcome to the Tower Hamlets Tall Buildings Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) consultation page.

The public consultation of the Tall Buildings SPD will run from Friday 17th December 2021 - Friday 4th March 2022. *PLEASE NOTE: due to technical issues with the Council's website over the holiday period, the consultation deadline has been extended to 4th March 2022.

The Tall Buildings SPD is a proposed planning document that will add guidance to the design, location and development of tall buildings and address the overall impact that this development can have on local residents.

The SPD has been developed with Urban Initiatives Studio and will support the delivery of the Tower Hamlets Local Plan (2020) and the London Plan (2021).

Aims:

We are looking for your feedback to help shape our Draft Tall Buildings SPD.

This SPD will assist in managing tall building proposals by setting out a theoretical framework for assessment, a spatial analysis, contextual information, and principles, objectives and application requirements applicable to tall building proposals.

The draft SPD is also supported with the following documents:

These documents can be found in the link section of this page.

How can you get involved?

You can tell us your views by:

1. Completing the Online Survey -

The survey goes through the draft SPD and provides an opportunity for comments on each chapter of the document.

2. Attending an Online Webinar -

Project officers will be holding four online webinars relevant to different areas of the borough where they will run through a presentation on the draft SPD. The location of these four areas can be found in the map below.

Each webinar will introduce the document and give an overview of the supporting principles, objectives, assessment tools and area-specific guidance.

There will be time for you to give comments or ask the officers your questions. These four webinars will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and can be accessed from the links below:

(Alternatively, you can email localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk and we will send you a Microsoft Teams calendar invite).

3. Drop-in sessions -

Officers will also be hosting 'drop-in' sessions where project officers will be available to answer any questions or queries you might have on the project. The 'drop-in' sessions will be held during the following times:

  • Online drop-in session on Thursday 3 February (12.00-3.00pm) - Please email localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk to book a 15-minute slot to speak with an officer.
  • (Subject to Government guidance) In-person drop-in session on Tuesday 22 February (3.00-5.30pm) - Tower Hamlets Town Hall (there is no need to book but feel free to email us to let us know you’ll be attending in-person drop-in sessions).

4. Providing written comments to the council -

  • By email to localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk
  • By post to Strategic Planning Team, Tower Hamlets Town Hall, Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BG

Further information

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the ability for us to engage on this project in more traditional forms, however, this consultation page has been prepared to ensure that we continue to engage and inform the local community in a safe and secure way. For information on the Council's privacy policy, you can visit https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/content_pages/legal_notices/legal_notices.aspx(External link).

If you submit a consultation response, we will keep you informed of updates to the Tall Buildings SPD, unless you ask us not to. You can ask to stop receiving these updates at any time.

We process the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK privacy legislation and if you have any concerns the Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Tower Hamlets Local Plan Sub-Areas


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