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Public Engagement Evidence
As part of our evidence base we had to submit on the 26th October 2019 a record of our public engagement up to that date in a 33 page consultation statement, the file is here
Meetings marked with an * are those organised by the Forum, £ means another meeting where the Forum was mentioned or discussed, $ means a meeting attended by Forum Committee members where contacts were made or information learned relevant to our work
26th November Annual General Meeting - Zoom *
Agenda here, 29 people attended, more may have been listening
12th May Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan Examiner’s Report and Referendum, Mayor's Executive Decision Making £
Where Mayor John Biggs approved the Neighbourhood Plan to go to Referendum
Wednesday 4th December 2019 St Lukes Millwall *
AGM & 2019 General election husting
Around 100 people attended including all of the candidates
Monday 18th November 7-9 pm at St Johns Community Centre, Glengall Grove *
A Forum meeting together with the St Johns Residents Association about the ASDA development
32 people attended
6.30pm Tuesday 20 August at Tower Hamlets Council, Town Hall chamber $
Evening session of the Westferry Printworks appeal where members of the Forum spoke in opposition to the Printworks application
ASDA public exhibition Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th July $
Members of the Forum attended the two public exhibition events.
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th of June 2019 Mudchute Farm Agricultural Show $
We had a stall for both days between 11am and 5pm. Several thousand people
passed our stall and a large number stopped to ask questions.
Still being updated
Still being updated
Mudchute Farm Agricultural Show Saturday 1st July 2017 - Sunday 2nd July 2017
We had a stall for both days between 11am and 5pm both years.
Still being updated
Forum Public meeting, Tuesday 7pm 14th June, St Johns Community Centre, Glengall Grove, E14 3NE *
Approximately 45 attendee's. Meeting notes to follow but here is presentation used on the night as well as a copy of the survey we asked attendee's to complete here
Forum Public meeting, Thursday 7pm 7th July Alpha Grove Community Centre, Alpha Grove, E14 8LH *
Repeat of the meeting at St Johns in June for those that people could not attend. Eight people attended.
Forum Public meeting, Saturday 3pm 9th July Ideas store Canary Wharf (behind Waitrose), Churchill Place, E14 5RB *
Repeat of the meeting at St Johns in June for those that people could not attend. Five people attended.
Tower Hamlets Council Cabinet Meeting Tuesday 5th April 5.30pm 2016 £
Venue: C1, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BG
Officers recommended a smaller Area be recognised which Mayor John Biggs accepted. The Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Planning Forum is now a legally recognised Forum but for a smaller Area then residents voted on back in November 2014 (the blue area in the map attached here is our legally recognised Area)
Blackwall, Leamouth, Cold Harbour, Canary Riverside, Garford Street, Hertsmere Road etc would all be excluded from the revised Area. They could not vote in a future referendum nor be able to use the powers in the 2011 Localism Act over planning. Discussions will now take place with the 'lost' areas as to what they want to do next but the most likely solution may be to set up new sister forums.
When Officers were asked why they were now recommending a smaller Area after in December 2015 recommending a bigger Area, they replied that they had received new external legal advice. No planning reasons were provided.
The summary for the April Cabinet meeting which recommends a smaller area and for the December 2015 Cabinet meeting which recommended a bigger area (including Poplar) are below for comparison purposes.
The agenda and statements from the meeting are here
April 2016 Cabinet Recommendation for a smaller Area
In conclusion, for the reasons explained, on balance, it is considered that the specified area is not an appropriate area to be designated as a neighbourhood area and, as such, it does not accord with section 61G(5) of the 1990 Act. Having assessed the proposed neighbourhood area specified in the application against the considerations listed in paragraph 035 of the PPG (as detailed above), it is considered that the specified area is not an appropriate neighbourhood area as it does not relate to a known or cohesive boundary and the character of the area is disparate, with the area south of South Dock being predominately residential in character and the area north of North Dock being predominately mixed-use. This distinction is reflected in the scale and design of the built environment as well as transport connectivity.
December 2015 Cabinet Recommendation for a bigger Area
5.20 The proposed Area with amendments, identified in Appendix 4 represents a coherent and recognizable understanding of the Isle of Dogs. It is based on an aware of the strong physical boundaries posed by the River Thames and the highway network. It has a strong residential focus and excludes the highly concentrated office based uses that form the core of the Canary Wharf Business District. The recommended area recognises Ward boundaries and the forthcoming Isle of Dogs and South Poplar OAPF boundaries.
5.21 Designate the proposed area with amendments identified in Appendix 4, as the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Neighbourhood Planning
General Meeting - Thursday 17th March 2016, 7.30pm, Alpha Grove Community Centre
This is the formal resolution that was passed in the meeting here and the minutes of the meeting are here
This is the statement received from Mayor John Biggs in advance of the meeting here
This was the presentation used on the night here
Although not discussed on the night the recent policy statement by the GLA on the Central Activity Zone was summarised in this hand out here
2015 AGM & Special Meeting - Thursday 22nd October 2015, 7.30pm, Alpha Grove Community Centre
Meeting notes can be found here of the Special part of the meeting and here of the AGM section
This was the Agenda including the Constitutional amendments approved on the night
This was the presentation made on the night including our first Annual report
2014 - AGM - Tuesday 25th November 2014, 7.15pm at St Johns Community Centre
52 people attended the meeting at St Johns Community Centre & a follow on meeting on Saturday at the Canary Wharf IDEA's store. One person lived in Poplar so could not vote but the rest voted un-aminously to accept the Plan Area here and the Constitution. The only material change agreed was to add a part of Poplar ward to the area, the Clove Crescent area where 1,800 new homes will replace the Council building.
Attached here is a copy of our first constitution agreed on the night which was later amended in October 2015. Here is a copy of the application form submitted to the Council on the 1st December 2014 and a copy of the analysis of the area that we submitted here.
May 2016 Meetings
April 2016 Meetings
March 2016 Meetings
The attached document here details all meetings held between September 2014 and 6th August 2015
Copies of our leaflets - A5 & A4 to be shared
Emails sent to members
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In this link you can read the twenty most recent emails we have sent and sign up to future emails.
Examples of emails sent to our email list:
From our consultation statement, a list of meetings and consultation events we organised;