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Last chance to have a say on Tower Hamlets’ Local Plan for schemes up to 2031

PUBLISHED: 15:32 07 November 2017

Hard hatted Mayor John Biggs looks in on Stepney's 
Ocean Estate redevelopment. Picture: Kois Miah

Hard hatted Mayor John Biggs looks in on Stepney's Ocean Estate redevelopment. Picture: Kois Miah

Kois Miah

Just five days are left to tell the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and the town hall just what developments the public wants in London’s East End for the next 14 years.

London's East End shaping up with new town planning guidelines until 2031. Picture: Mike BrookeLondon's East End shaping up with new town planning guidelines until 2031. Picture: Mike Brooke

Consultations on the council’s Local Plan run until Sunday to have a say on the draft proposals and whether they’re sound and legal for setting out planning guidelines.

The aim is to make sure the policies are justifiable and in line with national planning policy up to 2031.

“It’s important people have their say,” mayor John Biggs said. “We have listened to their views to help us set out what development should take place how we should protect our assets.”

The policies are the guidelines for planning decisions so that new housing and business locations meet the needs of the East End’s growing population, set to rise by another 100,000 by 2027, but also to respect the surrounding environment.

Mayor John Biggs working on Tower Hamlets Local Plan looking at next 14 years. Picture: Mike BrookeMayor John Biggs working on Tower Hamlets Local Plan looking at next 14 years. Picture: Mike Brooke

The online consultations running till Sunday are the last chance to comment on what’s to be included in the Tower Hamlets Local Plan and how it has been prepared.

Comments can also be made by email to localplan@towerhamlets.gov.uk or on forms from the Town Hall in Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent, Blackwall, or by phoning on 020-7364 5009.

All comments will be made public and be submitted with the Local Plan to the government.

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