East Wick and Sweetwater bridges
In July 2015, the Legacy Corporation adopted its Local Plan, which is the statutory development plan for its area.
The Local Plan identifies a need for a range of new connections as part of a wider package of improvements to movement within, to and from Fish Island, including the two bridges known as H14 and H16. The Plan specifically seeks upgrading of bridge H14 to a key on-road connection and the construction of bridge H16 as a pedestrian and cycle bridge as part of the wider movement strategy for the area. In including these proposals, the Local Plan took into account a range of evidence including, the previous planning history and a specific connectivity study that helped to inform the movement strategy for the area.
The proposal for an all traffic modes bridge for the location of bridge H14 had also been included in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Fish Island Area Action Plan, which has now been superseded by the Legacy Corporation’s Local Plan.
More information about the Local Plan and the consultation undertaken can be found here.
Planning applications for the detailed design of the bridges, once submitted, will be subject to formal public consultation.
The Legacy Corporation has now submitted the reserved matters application for the bridges and associated road layout within Sweetwater.
The full set of documents can be downloaded from the Planning Register here.
Details of the applications can be found in the table below.
All comments on the applications should be sent to [email protected] with the reference number stated.
Planning Application Reference Location Proposal 16/00585/NMA East Wick and Sweetwater, PDZ 4 and 5 Non material amendment to the definition of “expected infrastructure” contained in the LCS Outline Planning Permission (11/90621/OUTODA as varied by 14/00036/VAR) pursuant to Section 96a of TCPA 1990 as amended to allow commencement of Bridges H14 & H16 prior to the approval of a Zonal Masterplan for PDZ 4. 16/00587/REM Bridge H14 – Monier Road Bridge (Vehicular Bridge) Application for the approval of reserved matters for Bridge H14 with associated works (for full proposal description please go to website). 16/00588/REM Bridge H16 – Stour Road Bridge (Pedestrian Bridge) Application for the approval of reserved matters for Bridge H16 with associated works (for full proposal description please go to website). 16/00592/SCRES Bridges H14 & H16 Formal request for an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Opinion in relation to Bridges H14 & H16. 16/00593/AOD Olympic Planning Delivery Zones 4 And 5 Submission of details pursuant to condition LCS0.191 (North-South Highway Link) of the Legacy Communities Scheme (LCS) outline planning permission.