London Borough of Newham

Our team has advised Newham since 2005, initially instructed to undertake a study on Stratford town centre and its future potential, vitality and viability alongside the development of Westfield Stratford City.

We were subsequently instructed by the council to conduct a borough-wide retail and town centre study. This focused on meeting the need for new commercial floorspace over the development plan and identifying the most suitable strategy for growth and change across the extensive network of local, district and major town centres.

The work formed a key part of the LDF evidence base, informing also SPDs, individual town centre management plans, and the assessment of relevant planning applications. We completed an update to this study in 2016.