We originally proposed to have some drop-in sessions at the end of the consultation period but our normal location, the Ideas Store at Canary Wharf was not available due to purdah election rules until after the European election on Thursday:
So the new drop-in dates will be:
Friday 24th May 10am-12 noon
Saturday 25th May 3-5pm
Therefore the Regulation 14 consultation end date will be extended to midnight Sunday 26th May in case anybody has any last minute questions.
in Lab 3, Ideastore Canary Wharf, Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB (behind Waitrose, below Brewdog (used to be Jamie's Italian)). Just turn up, no tickets required.
Copies of the documents are also available at the Canary Wharf Ideas Store and Cubitt Town Library.
A new planning application will be submitted in September to re-develop the ASDA site. We do not have any details yet but we expect a new public consultation over the summer.
Westferry Printworks update
Tower Hamlets Strategic Development Committee decided last week to recommend to the Planning Inspector that he refuse the new Printworks application.
The Committee resolves to inform the Secretary of State that were it empowered to determine the application at Former Westferry Print Works 235 Westferry Road E14 8NX for a comprehensive mixed used development, it would have REFUSED planning permission for the amended Refusal Reasons 1 & 4 in the Committee update report together with Reasons 2, 3.& 5 within the Committee report as set out below:
See page 4 of the committee report here. As a reminder as the Council did not make the decision within the statutory time limits the developer appealed to the Planning Inspector to make a decision. They decided to hold a public hearing before an Inspector starting on the 7th August 2019. Which means the deadline for comments is this Wednesday 22nd May. You can make a representation to the Inspector in this link here .
The Inspector will write a report which will go to the Secretary of State for Local Government James Brokenshire MP for a final decision which is why the Council is writing to the Secretary of State.
A group of Councillors and residents are writing a list of reasons as to why they object to this. If you wish to assist or know please let me know.
Isle of Dogs and South Poplar OAPF Update
We have been told the final version will be released this month.
We are working on a series of meetings over the coming months to start to work out what we want to do in the long Neighbourhood Plan which will replace this Basic Plan.