Amendment on the boundary: comments invited

The Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum invites you to comment on the impact of the amended boundary on the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan by 15th August.

The original plan area boundary was designated by Tower Hamlets Council in February 2017.

During the 6 week consultation over the proposed neighbourhood plan in March-April 2021, it was pointed out that several small pieces of land in the existing plan area bordering the A12 Blackwall Tunnel road are inside the boundary of the London Legacy Development Corporation area, a neighbouring planning authority. These pieces of land cannot therefore be included in the Roman Road Bow neighbourhood plan area.

This means a strip of land along the edge of the A12 within the proposed site for housing behind Wendon Street, (page 34 of draft plan), has to be excluded from the proposed site and neighbourhood plan.

In addition, the proposed designated local green space between the A12 and Wick Lane, south of Tredegar Road (page 51 of draft plan) has to be excluded from the draft plan.

The other land removed from the Neighbourhood Plan Area, for which there are¬†no¬†proposals in the neighbourhood plan, are i) he area between Payne Road, the A12, and the A11 (McDonald’s drive-through site), and ii) a small strip of land between the A12 and the back of housing plots on Cadogan Terrace.

To resolve this issue, the Council cabinet approved an amended neighbourhood plan boundary at its meeting on 30th June 2021. A map showing the new boundary is shown below.

The neighbourhood area consists of all of Bow West and Bow Eastwards except for Victoria Park and the parts that are included in the LLDC planning area. The boundary is the same as that which was designated in 2017, except for the correction of the exact position of the boundary between Tower Hamlets and the LLDC.

Amended boundary for Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan

How to comment on the amended boundary

Due to the pandemic, the Council are not able to hold paper copies of the map in the Bow Idea Store or the Town Hall.

Instead, you can respond directly from our website, or email the Neighbourhood Forum at:

If you prefer pen and paper, please write to us at the following address:

Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan
C/O Strategic Planning
2nd Floor
Tower Hamlets Town Hall
Mulberry Place
Clove Crescent
E14 2BG


Where can I read the original draft plan?

The plan is on our website at:
The consultation runs for 6 weeks from Monday 5th July, and responses need to be received by midnight on Sunday 15th August.

What happens next?

Your comments on the boundary change will be considered by the Neighbourhood Forum and shared with the Council as our local planning authority. If no further changes are needed, the amended boundary area will be included in the draft plan. The plan will then be reviewed, updated, and submitted to the Council. They will undertake their own consultation, before sending the plan to an Independent Examiner. If the examiner agrees all the legal requirements have been met, the plan will then be subject to a local referendum. If supported by a majority of voters, the plan will become part of the local planning framework, sitting under the Tower Hamlets Local Plan 2031.

How do I join the Neighbourhood Forum?

You can join the Neighbourhood Forum here.

One thought on “Amendment on the boundary: comments invited

  1. I object to the change to the boundary of the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan for the following reasons: 1. I do not believe that the LLDC should have juresdiction over land to the west of the A12 Blackwall Tunnel road. 2. The LLDC wants to convert the foot/cycle bridge which crosses the A12 between Old Ford Road and Crown Close into an all traffic bridge. This would be a disaster for traffic levels in Bow and completely contrary to the support of local people for the Liveable Streets proposals for Bow. 3. The LLDC opposed plans for affordable housing on the brownfield site behind Wendon Street because the proposals threatened their plans for a road bridge between Old Ford Road and Crown Close. The Neighbourhood Forum should oppose the LLDC’s plans for a road bridge between Old Ford Road and Crown Close , oppose the claims by LLDC to juresdiction over land to the west of the A12 and support the original planning proposals for affordable housing behind Wendon Street. .

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