Help to shape the future of Stamford Hill


Residents can help to shape the future of Stamford Hill by having their say on the latest stage of the local Area Action Plan

Hundreds of residents have so far shared their views and ideas as part of the drafting of Stamford Hill’s Area Action Plan. Once adopted, this planning document will provide a detailed planning framework for the next 15 years.

It aims to manage the pressures and demands of future growth in the neighbourhood in a way that benefits the local community.

Following an extensive 18-month programme of community workshops and local meetings, a number of priorities have been identified. These include more family homes, improving public space, providing new schools and community facilities and improving the local retail centres.

These priorities are now captured in the draft ‘issues & options’ plan, which is being consulted on across the neighbourhood. The draft priorities sit under the following headings:

  • Good quality design
  • Housing
  • Open space
  • Transport
  • Local shopping centres and the economy
  • Meeting community needs


The priorities and the options are the result of an enormous amount of time and effort made by both residents and Hackney’s planning team. By working closely together they have produced this draft plan which starts to set out a way forward for future development in Stamford Hill.

The document being consulted on identifies the demands placed on the neighbourhood by a growing community, and considers the planning policies that could be put in place to help meet these demands in a way that avoids a piecemeal approach to development in the area.

Hundreds of local residents have contributed to get the plan to this stage, so to those who have already taken part, a big thank you and do look over the draft plan and feedback your thoughts. Likewise, if you’ve not yet been involved but would like to find out more, please do attend one of the drop-in sessions or read the document online.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Business and Investment

Hard copies of the document are available in Stamford Hill Library, 120 Stamford Hill, N16, and at drop-in sessions, also at Stamford Hill Library on 8 March, from 5-8pm, and on 21 March, from 2-4pm.

View the document online at www.hackney.gov.uk/stamford-hill-aap