Local plan for Tower Hamlets up to 2030 goes ‘on to road’ this week

Tower Hamlets new town hall for a new Whitechapel

Tower Hamlets new town hall for a new Whitechapel - Credit: THC

A fortnight of public consultations begins on Thursday over shaping the future of London’s East End till the year 2030. This includes ideas for housing, business developments, shopping, schools and green spaces over the next 10 to 15 years.

Tower Hamlets Cllr Rachel Blake

Tower Hamlets Cllr Rachel Blake - Credit: Archant/THC

The Local Plan being compiled by Tower Hamlets Council is a guideline for planning consent for the next decade.

“Feedback from this consultation will play a critical role in shaping the future,” Tower Hamlets cabinet member Rachel Blake said.

“Affordable homes, jobs, leisure and shopping facilities are important. We want people to help harness opportunities by being part of the consultation to develop the Local Plan.”

The consultation goes “on the road” from Thursday, stopping first at Poplar’s Idea Store at Market Square in Chrisp Street Market, off East India Dock Road, 11.30am to 2.30pm.

It arrives on Saturday at Bethnal Green’s V&A Museum of Childhood in Cambridge Heath Road, 10am-1pm, then Thursday next week at the Isle of Dogs’ Alpha Grove Community Centre, in Alpha Grove, 5.30-8.30pm.

The roadshow continues the following Thursday, January 28, at the Whitechapel Idea Store, in Whitechapel Road, 5.30-8.30pm, then Saturday, January 30, at the Bow Idea Store at Gladstone Place, in Roman Road Market, 10am-1pm.

Anyone living, working or at study in Tower Hamlets can join the Local Plan consultation online.