Have your say on the future of Hackney’s town centres

Hackney Council is inviting residents and local businesses to share their views about what Hackney Central and Dalston could look like in the future.

During a six-week consultation beginning on 9 March, local residents will be able to comment and share their thoughts about what is liked about the town centres and what is not, and share ideas on the two draft masterplans which describe what the future might look like for these two major town centres in Hackney.

The masterplans will then incorporate this consultation feedback to produce a customised town centre design guidance and planning policy for future developments in each of the two town centres, ensuring that Hackney gets the best from all future development.

The Hackney Central masterplan asks for comments on a number of ideas including ways to improve pedestrian and cycle movement in the town centre, improvements to key sites such as Hackney Central train station and St. John s Churchyard, enlarging public spaces, and more.

The Dalston masterplan is seeking views on ideas such as the creation of a new green avenue, new premises for businesses and cultural activities, creating new play areas and new public spaces, improving pedestrian and cycle routes, and more.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: “These masterplans attempt to describe what the streets, squares and buildings of Dalston and Hackney Central could look like in the future. The views and ideas of residents and local businesses are vital in helping to shape that future.”

How to find out more and give your views:

Street stalls:

Hackney Central
Friday 3 April, 10:30am-2:30pm, the Narrow Way E9
Wednesday 15 April, 4-7pm, the Narrow Way, E9

Thursday 2 April, 10am-2pm, Ridley Rd market, E8
Thursday 16 April, 4pm-7pm Kingsland Shopping Centre, E8

Hackney Central and Dalston
Saturday 21 March, 11am-3pm Broadway Market, E8
Tuesday 7 April, 11am-3pm, Somerfields Supermarket, Amhurst Park N16

Meet a planning officer:
Phone 020 8356 7740 or email to book
Monday 16 March: 9am-12noon
Monday 23 March: 12noon-4pm
Monday 30 March: 9am-12noon
Monday 6 April: 12noon-4pm

Drop in to any of the Council s libraries to view the masterplans

Write to:
FREEPOST NAT 18925, Strategic Delivery Team, 263 Mare Street, London E8 3HT

Call: 020 8356 7740 for more detail

Drop in:
to the Planning Reception at 263 Mare Street (E8 3HT) or Hackney Town Hall (E8 1EA) to pick up a Masterplan leaflet.