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Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

What is the councils policy with regard to work taking place on construction sites outside normal working hours, and in particular religious holidays such as Easter?

Who has the authority to override construction site working hours beyond that identified in S106 agreements and the councils Code of Construction Practice ?

What department is responsible for allowing work to take place outside normal working hours?

Many construction sites in the borough now feature very tall buildings. Informing residents in close proximity is no longer adequate. How will residents be informed when site activity impacts residents in a wider area?

In 2020 construction sites submitted planning applications to extend their working hours. Why are developments not submitting planning applications to seek permission to work outside normal working hours which impact local residents?

CEMPs submitted, to support a planning application, provide detailed workplans for the duration of their development, frequently secured by S106 agreements. They never identify weekend working, so why are they permitted to do so?

What restriction, in terms of additional working hours beyond that submitted in a CEMP, does Tower Hamlets place on developers?

Is their any limitation with regard to the number of requests to work beyond normal working hours for construction sites?

What consideration is given to residents that are not nearby, but are still impacted?

Construction site noticeboards fail to display official council documentation identifying that a site has permission to work outside normal working hours.

In future, will sites that are given dispensation, to extend their working hours be required to post the dispensation letters on their noticeboards?

Yours faithfully,

Ralph Hardwick

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information request
Our reference: 35997213

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Dear Mr Hardwick
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 28 April
2022  requesting:

What is the councils policy with regard to work taking place on
construction sites outside normal working hours, and in particular
religious holidays such as Easter?

Who has the authority to override construction site working hours beyond
that identified in S106 agreements and the councils Code of Construction
Practice ?

What department is responsible for allowing work to take place outside
normal working hours?

Many construction sites in the borough now feature very tall buildings.
Informing residents in close proximity is no longer adequate. How will
residents be informed when site activity impacts residents in a wider
area?

In 2020 construction sites submitted planning applications to extend their
working hours. Why are developments not submitting planning applications
to seek permission to work outside normal working hours which impact local
residents?

CEMPs submitted, to support a planning application, provide detailed
workplans for the duration of their development, frequently secured by
S106 agreements. They never identify weekend working, so why are they
permitted to do so?

What restriction, in terms of additional working hours beyond that
submitted in a CEMP, does Tower Hamlets place on developers?

Is their any limitation with regard to the number of requests to work
beyond normal working hours for construction sites?

What consideration is given to residents that are not nearby, but are
still impacted?

Construction site noticeboards fail to display official council
documentation identifying that a site has permission to work outside
normal working hours.

In future, will sites that are given dispensation, to extend their working
hours be required to post the dispensation letters on their noticeboards?
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000  and we aim to send a response by 27 May 2022.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Paul Buckenham
Head of Development Management
Planning and Building Control
020 7364 2502
[email address]
 
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London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 35997213

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Dear Mr Hardwick
Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Tower Hamlets
Council and is attached to this email. 

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Yours sincerely
 
Information Governance Team

 

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