Planning for Hackney in 2033
What will Hackney look like in 2033? That’s what residents are being asked to consider as the Council prepares to draft the borough’s next Local Plan.
The Local Plan 2033 is a planning document which will provide developers, land owners and the Council with a set of priorities and guidelines about what the borough’s needs are over the coming years. The Local Plan is one of the tools the Planning Committee uses to judge what can and cannot be granted planning permission.
It is predicted that the borough’s population will grow from 263,150 in 2016 to 317,000 by 2033, with the number of jobs in Hackney rising from 127,000 to 158,000. The increase in population will require a further 29,886 homes, as well as placing additional demand on the capacity of the borough’s infrastructure; including transport, the public realm, community and leisure spaces, health services and school places.
The Council has identified areas which might be suitable to accommodate some of this growth and as part of the Local Plan consultation, residents are being asked for their opinions of these areas.
This is the first consultation phase of the Local Plan, which identifies eight themes to focus on. Residents and interest groups are being encouraged to respond to any – or all - of these themes:
Meeting Hackney’s housing need
A strong and competitive economy which benefits all
Planning for vibrant town centres
Improving accessibility and promoting sustainable transport
Hackney’s green and public places
Protecting and enhancing heritage and leading the way in good urban design
Responding to climate change
Hackney continues to be a popular place to live and work in, which places a great demand on how we use our built environment today but it’s important that we don’t lose sight of the future and prepare ourselves for further growth over the coming years.
By forming a Local Plan which we have all contributed to, we can ensure that new development is suitable for our neighbourhoods and helps to address our needs. The ambition must be to promote development that benefits Hackney and improves the quality of our lives. I’d encourage everyone with an interest in influencing the future look of our borough to get involved and have your say.
A series of drop-in events are planned:
Thu 10 Nov
Junction of Mare Street and Westgate Street (outside Space Studios)
Fri 11 Nov
Stoke Newington Library - Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JS
Mon 14 Nov
Wally Foster Community Centre - Marsh Hill, Homerton Road, London E9 5QB
Thu 17 Nov
Hackney House - 25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3LT
Mon 21 Nov
Wrens Park Community Hall, Warwick Grove - Warwick Grove, Springfield, E5 9LL
Tue 22 Nov
The Redmond Community Centre - Kayani Avenue, London, N4 2HF
Thu 24 Nov
Dalston CLR James Library - Dalston Lane, London E8 3BQ
1-3pm & 5-7pm