Have your say on a new area plan for Stamford Hill
Residents, businesses and community groups in Stamford Hill are being encouraged to have their say on the future of their neighbourhood as part of a new area plan to ensure development and environmental changes in one of Hackney’s fastest growing neighbourhoods benefit local people first.
The new planning guidance set out in the draft Stamford Hill Area Action Plan (AAP) – approved for consultation by the Council’s Cabinet last month – has been shaped by the community to ensure that new development and improvements to public and open spaces reflect the unique circumstances of the communities living in Stamford Hill, respond to the impact of the area’s increasing popularity, and support the growing demand for homes and community infrastructure.
This includes identifying sites that can accommodate much-needed new homes in a neighbourhood already experiencing high levels of overcrowding. The plan also provides policies to deliver much needed schools and community facilities to meet demand, and guidance on extensions and alterations to existing homes, public realm, green and open spaces, design and heritage, and local enterprise and the economy.
These have been developed with contributions from thousands of people in the Stamford Hill community over the past five years, led by the Stamford Hill Community Panel – an advisory group made up of representatives from local community organisations and local councillors that reflect the full diversity of Stamford Hill.
With the majority of this engagement taking place before the coronavirus pandemic, further consultation will now take place to ensure the proposals included in the plan continue to reflect the priorities of the local community and help shape the final draft of the Stamford Hill AAP, which will be consulted on in summer 2022.
Stamford Hill is a unique neighbourhood, and over the the past five years the Council and the community have worked together to develop a dedicated plan for that reflects the needs of a community and sets out to mitigate the impact of new development, ensuring it is sensitive to neighbours and the local environment.
The plan will help guide investment into, and the development of, Stamford Hill to meet the demand - not just for new homes in the years ahead, but also for local community facilities and the public realm while enhancing the character of the neighbourhood itself.
Now everyone in the Stamford Hill area has the opportunity to comment on the draft plan and the priorities shaped by the community, ensuring the proposals reflect the needs of local residents today.
- HousingEnsuring high quality homes which meet local needs
- Residential extensions and alterationsOptions to alter and extend homes
- Local enterprise and economySupporting local businesses and maintaining and improving the retail offer
- Community wellbeingEnsuring health and wellbeing for all living and working in Stamford Hill
- Design and historic environmentSupporting the appropriate location and sensitive design of all development
- Public realmProviding sustainable transport options and high quality public realm
- Green infrastructure and the environmentGreater access to nature and green, open space
- Site allocationsGuidance for five sites that could accommodate new development
How to have your say
To have your say before 31 January 2022:
Complete a paper survey at:
- Stamford Hill Library, Portland Ave, London N16 6SB
Stoke Newington Library, 184 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0JL
- Hackney Central Library, 1 Reading Ln, London E8 1GQ
Attend a drop-in session on:
- Monday 10 January 2022, Lea View House Community Hall, Springfield Road, E5 9DX, 11am-3pm
- Saturday 15 January 2022, Sainsbury’s forecourt (outside 1 Amhurst Park, N16 5LW), 3-7pm
Find out more
Draft Stamford Hill AAP summary document
Draft Stamford Hill AAP full document