Dear all,

Following the approval by Mayor John Biggs in the December Cabinet meeting Tower Hamlets Council has started the Regulation 16 consultation on the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan (see below), in addition, the ASDA planning application is now online as well after some delay.

There has been an increase in planning applications, public consultations and related planning activity over the Christmas period. For example below is a summary of a public consultation on the McDonalds site next to Prestons roundabout for student housing. But we will send a separate email with an update on development news as well as feedback from the AGM and husting in December next week as there is so much to update you on.

ASDA Planning Application online

There are 422 planning documents in the attached link so two members of the Forum committee have arranged to view the original planning documents at the Town Hall on Monday morning at 10am, let us know if you wish to join us. We will then provide a summary of the planning application in advance of a public meeting, date tbc. The deadline for comments is the 6th February.

What is unusual and unexpected is that like Wood Wharf this is being done as a hybrid planning application, in two phases in effect. The first firm stage for a new ASDA store, primary school, petrol station and 568 apartments and then a separate phase 2 for between 1,221 and 1,447 additional apartments. Full details below.

PA/19/02534/A1 | A hybrid planning application (part detail, part outline) for the demolition of existing buildings and the comprehensive, mixed-use, re-development of the site, comprising a maximum of 219,954sqm (GEA) of floorspace. Full details are submitted for 568 residential units (Class C3), flexible commercial floorspace, including a new foodstore (15,738sqm GIA - A1-A4/B1), a primary school (D1), community uses (D1), a petrol filling station, public bus parking and a site wide basement, with associated uses as part of the development including car parking (up to 670 spaces), cycle parking, and an energy centre. Building heights would range between a maximum of 17.4m AOD (3 storeys above ground level) and 60m AOD (15 storeys above ground level). Creation of new vehicular and pedestrian access and public realm works, including all ground floor hard and soft landscaping and other works incidental to the proposals, including a programme of interim works (which include a temporary multi-storey car park with 250 car parking spaces and a temporary access lobby to the retail foodstore). Outline permission (with layout, scale, appearance and landscaping at upper levels being reserved) is sought for up to 111,137sqm GEA above podium level, comprising of between 1221 and 1447 residential units (C3), with associated private and communal podium amenity and landscaping, within four buildings with maximum heights ranging between up to 45.850m (AOD)/12 storeys and up to 115.50m (AOD)/32 storeys. [The application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement] | 151 East Ferry Road, London, E14 3BT

Regulation 16 Consultation on the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan
The section below is a copy of the email from the Council advertising the consultation

"Notice is hereby given that the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum has submitted a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (the “Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan”) to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is satisfied that the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, as submitted, meets the requirements of Regulation 15. 
Copies of the submitted materials may be inspected free of charge from 9 January to 19 February 2020 at the following locations:

- The Council’s website (

·         Tower Hamlets Town Hall, Mulberry Place, E14 2BG
·         Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place, E14 5RB
·         Cubitt Town Library, Strattondale Street, E14 3HG
The Council is now consulting on whether the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan fulfils the Basic Conditions as required by Paragraph 8 (1) (a) (2) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (inserted by the Localism Act 2011). Any person or organisation may comment on the Neighbourhood Plan or supporting documents.
The consultation will be carried out for 6 weeks, between 9 January and 19 February 2020. Written representations must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020. 
All representations will be publicly available and will be forwarded for consideration by the Independent Examiner appointed to carry out the examination of the draft Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan. Anyone making a representation may request to be notified of the Council’s decision.
Responses should be sent to, or by post to:
Plan-Making Team, Strategic Planning
Tower Hamlets Council
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG"

As the Forum we plan to hold public drop-in events at the Canary Wharf Ideas store, Churchill Place, E14 5RB Lab 3 behind Waitrose on:

Thursday 6th February 2020 2pm-4pm 
Saturday 8th February 2020 3-5pm 
Thursday 13th February 2020 6-8pm

Please come along if you have any questions on the Neighbourhood Plan.

McDonalds Proposal/ 2 Trafalgar Way
See pictures below of developers flyer
New development proposals for the old McDonalds site by Prestons roundabout for student housing in partnership with UCL "The designs would see new student and staff accommodation, alongside new public realm and improved pedestrian and cycle routes, flexible workspace for business start-ups and small enterprises, as well as re-providing the former drive-through McDonalds."

Public consultation sessions at The Reach Community Hub, 11 Oliphant Street, Poplar, E14 0GB:
Saturday 18th January
Monday 20th January

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