Consultation Stages

St William believe in adopting a collaborative approach and maintaining an open and inclusive dialogue with the local community and stakeholders.

From early 2019 we have been working with architects and a specialist design team to produce initial proposals for Marian Place.
The consultation stages below describe how we will continually involve the community in the project over the coming months. Consultation information will be available under the relevant stages.
Understanding The Area

Since February 2019, we have been meeting with local groups and representatives to hear their views on the area, its community and the issues which are important to them. We also want to have a good understanding of how the local community feel the neighbourhood works and their aspirations for its future before we advance our proposals. This is so that we can ensure that the development makes contributions that are valuable to the community.

To do this, we have held street pop-up events on 6, 8 and 9 March to speak to those living, working and visiting the area. We have also launched an online survey where you can share your views and will be organising some further events in the local area.

In addition, we have collected over 70 responses to a printed and online survey where the local community shared their views on the area.

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Sharing early proposals and designs

In May we shared some early proposals for Marian Place, including what it could provide and how it could look. The public exhibition was open to anyone interested.

Members of the project team were present to discuss the proposals and answer any questions the community had. More importantly, we have been collecting community views and feedback on the proposals.

We are committed to being upfront and transparent about the proposals and ensure that we clearly communicate any part of the designs that we feel are unable to change.

Click here to see the boards that were displayed at the exhibition
Design development

By late spring 2019, the design team will have gone through all the feedback given to us and will work closely with the local community representatives to share and discuss any changes to the Marian Place proposals.

We will also discuss in more detail topics of interest to ensure we communicate clearly and clarify any questions or concerns you may have to the best of our ability.

We will run a series of interactive sessions and invite local representatives that have shown an interest to join.
Sharing final plans and designs

We hope to submit a planning application to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in the summer/autumn of 2019. Following submission, we will present the final proposals for Marian Place through a drop-in exhibition.

Again, the team will be on hand to explain any elements of the planning or development process that you may be unfamiliar with so that you can build a clear understanding of the next steps.

The council will then need a number of months in which to review and determine the planning application.