Up to 48,000 new high-density homes could be built across the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar in east London by 2041, according to a draft planning framework for the area published today by the mayor of London.

The document, created in conjunction with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, is intended to act as a guide for development across the area up until 2041. In a “baseline growth” scenario, the document says, the area could accommodate 31,000 homes by 2041, while in a “high growth scenario” it could accomodate around 38,000 homes.

The document also states that there should be a minimum of 35% of new homes made affordable “to meet local housing needs as well as contributing towards London’s strategic housing needs”.