Draft Local Plan public consultation workshop

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An upcoming workshop organised by the Council will allow you to have an input in the new Local Plan that will set out the strategy for our region of Tower Hamlets for the next 15 years.

In line with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, the Council is inviting local residents and businesses to have their say on the second stage of consultation for a new Local Plan.

The Council will be holding a public consultation workshop regarding the Local Plan for the area that includes our neighbourhood of Roman Road and Bow.  This workshop will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 13 December at Mulberry & Bigland Green Centre, Bigland Street, Commercial Road, London, E1 2JP.

> Book a place at the Tower Hamlets Draft Local Plan ‘Central’ Area Workshop on Eventbrite here. Booking is recommended as numbers for the workshops are limited.

This consultation seeks views on the proposed draft vision, objectives and policies in the Draft Local Plan which will inform a revised version of the document to be published as the Proposed Submission Local Plan in summer 2017 before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination in public.
The new Local Plan will set out a vision, strategic priorities and a planning policy framework to guide and manage development in the borough for the next 15 years, in line with the planning policy requirements set out by national and regional government.

Additionally, hard copies of the documents can be viewed at the Council’s Town Hall, libraries and Idea Stores.

If you can’t attend the workshop, comments can be made to the Council in the following ways:

Online: (Local Plan Only) http://towerhamlets-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/planning/newlp/nlpr18/
Email: (Local Plan and SCI) : localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk
By post: (Local Plan and SCI): FREEPOST, Planning Policy Consultation , D&R Strategic Planning, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, PO BOX 55739, London, E14 1BY

For those who are unable to attend the events, all information will be made available on the Council’s website.

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The Council also invites your comments on the Draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) Refresh.

The SCI sets out how the community can get involved in the preparation of local planning policy documents and decisions on planning applications. This is Phase 1 of updating the SCI and brings the document up to date with changes in legislation, planning terminology and the greater use of electronic communication since the last SCI was produced in 2012. Phase 2 of the update will look more closely at engagement around the Development Management process and is anticipated to take place once the Local Plan has been adopted in 2018.
1. Download the Statement of Community Involvement Refresh here.
2. Either email your comments to localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk, putting “Statement of Community Involvement Consultation” in the subject line.
3. Or telephone: 020 7364 5009
4. Or comment via Twitter @TowerHamletsNow

If you would like any further information or assistance, please contact the Plan Making team by email localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk or on 0207 364 5009.

Please note

If you’re interested in this, you may like to know that the Roman Road Trust has started the process for developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Bow. This helps local communities get together and set their own planning policies to reflect the unique needs of their neighbourhood. For more information, please visit Roman Road Neighbourhood Plan website and to become a voting member join the Neighbourhood Forum here.