Hackney Planning & Conservation Areas

Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.

Hackney conservation areas:

Albion Square, Lordship Park, Broadway Market, Mare Street, Clapton Common, Newington Green (North), Clapton Pond, Northwold and Cazenove, Clapton Square, Queensbridge Road, Clissold Park, Regent’s Canal, Dalston Lane (West), St. Mark’s, De Beauvoir, South Shoreditch, Fremont and Warneford, Stoke Newington, Graham Road and Mapledene, Stoke Newington Reservoirs, Filter Beds and New River, Hackney Road, Sun Street, Hackney Wick, Town Hall Square, Hoxton Street, Underwood Street, Kingsland, Victoria Park, Lea Bridge


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Planning in Hackney

The population of Hackney currently stands at around 246,300. In fact between 2001 and 2011 the largest local authority percentage increase in population was in London. The boroughs of Hackney and Westminster both ranked at number 3, with an increase of 21 per cent. Household size also increased dramatically in that period by over 18 per cent.

Main areas include: Brownswood, Cazenove, Clissold, Hackney Downs, King’s Park, Leabridge, Lordship, New River, Springfield, Stoke Newington Central, Chatham, Dalston, De Beauvoir, Hackney Central, Haggerston, Hoxton, Queensbridge, Victoria and Wick.


Hackney Planning Applications & Appeals

There are approximately 75 planning applications made each week to the local planning authority in the Borough of Hackney and around 7 appeals each week, where planning permission has been refused.


Hackney News

A £16.5m development has been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Hackney’s planning committee. The vacant office block, 4-14 Spurstowe Terrace, is to be demolished. In its place a mixed use development will be built.

Renamed ‘The Terrace’ the 5 storey building will contain 24 apartments. 4 will be classed as affordable housing. The remaining space is designated for use as office units. Plus, at less than a minute from Hackney Central and Hackney Downs stations, it has excellent transport links.

Cogress, the property investment company, and entrepreneur bank OakNorth are helping fund the project by financing a debt finance deal to property developers Urbanista.

Urbanista is behind a number of developments in London including The Jam Factory by Tower Bridge Road and Wheat Wharf in Shad Thames. Partner and Director at Urbanista, Michael Nagata said “As a developer focused on unlocking a property’s unique potential, we are excited to be working on this mixed-use development and look forward to its completion”.

Once completed ‘The Terrace’ will provide much needed housing in this increasingly popular part of London.


Hackney Contact Information

Hackney – Local Planning Authority

London Borough of Hackney
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
London E8 1DY

For more information, visit www.hackney.gov.uk

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