Help to shape Hackney

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say to help determine the vision for the borough and how physical development will meet the needs and ambitions of existing and future communities over the next 15 years.

Hackney Council’s Regeneration and Planning Service is producing the policy document that will shape neighbourhoods, town centres, and the transport network, to support growing communities.

Over the next six weeks, the Council is consulting on the Core Strategy Preferred Policy Options document to get feedback on how these preferred policies meet local aspirations.

The views of local residents, businesses and visitors are very important in helping Hackney Council to shape and enhance the borough. The Core Strategy has far-reaching implications, so it is important that every local person and organisation has their say.

As well as setting out a long-term vision, the Core Strategy also has a vital day-to-day function as it will be used as the basis for determining planning applications.

It encourages high quality development across the borough, ensuring services are located where they are most needed by local people. It addresses sustainability and climate change issues, as well as protecting and enhancing the borough’s built heritage. It focuses on providing new homes, improving the town centres and promoting open space.

How to find out more:
•View the Core Strategy Preferred Policy Options document online at:
•Speak to an officer on: 020 8356 3000
•Visit Planning Reception at 263 Mare Street to view the document
•Visit any of Hackney’s libraries to view the document

Visit a community briefing:
•Dalston, Thursday 24 April, 6.30-8.30pm, Trinity Centre, Beechwood Road, E8
•Stoke Newington, Wednesday 30 April, 6.30-8.30pm, Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, N16
•Hackney Central, Monday 19 May, 6.30-8.30pm, Hackney Town Hall, Room 102, Mare Street, E8

How to have your say:
Submissions should be received by 4.30pm on 2 June 2008
•Send an e-mail to: – please quote Core Strategy in the subject line
•Complete a submission form which can be downloaded from the website, or picked up at Planning Reception or any library in the borough
•Send a letter to: FREEPOST NAT18925, Planning Policy Team, 263 Mare Street, London, E8 3HT