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Have your say on East End's future development

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:54 05 October 2010

EAST Enders are being asked for their say on development in Tower Hamlets over the next 15 years. Tower Hamlets council is asking people for their opinions on its local development framework core strategy, which will guide development and investment in th

EAST Enders are being asked for their say on development in Tower Hamlets over the next 15 years.

Tower Hamlets council is asking people for their opinions on its local development framework core strategy, which will guide development and investment in the borough for the next decade-and-a-half.

This is the third and final round of consultation on the core strategy, which sets out what the borough will look and feel like in the future, identifying when, where and how new homes, jobs and services will be delivered.

The strategy was approved by the council's cabinet earlier this month and will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination after the final round of community consultation.

The council's housing and development leader Cllr Marc Francis said the plan aims for thousands more homes to be built by 2025.

He said: "The strategy places a strong focus on rejuvenating the borough's town centres and reinventing the historic 'hamlets'.

"From Vicky Park to Spitalfields and from Wapping to Poplar - the distinctiveness of each hamlet makes Tower Hamlets unique. And most people I meet are extremely proud of their local area.

"That's why this plan aims to protect every hamlet's character and heritage, while creating neighbourhoods that are outward looking, integrated and sustainable."

The plan outlines a vision for each hamlet, describing what it will look like in the future, along with its planned major changes and identified growth areas.

The Core Strategy is available for viewing on the council's website at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk or at the Town Hall, libraries and Idea Stores. The consultation will run until October 26.


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