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

  • Hackney’s people

  • 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.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Business and Investment

A series of drop-in events are planned:

Thu 10 Nov

Hackney Central

Junction of Mare Street and Westgate Street (outside Space Studios)


Fri 11 Nov

Stoke Newington

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

Woodberry Down

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

Find out more and complete the consultation questionnaire