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Development management local plan

The development management local plan (DMLP) sets out detailed, generally criteria-based, planning policies which we will use, together with the London plan, the core strategy and other supplementary planning documents, to assess planning applications.

The Council formally adopted the development management local plan (DMLP), including the policies map, on 22 July 2015.   

Planning inspector's schedule of main modifications

The Planning inspector's schedule of main modifications (PDF, 358KB) does not include the main modification (ref. MM40). Following a high court decision, the inspector no longer considered the proposed amendment necessary to make the DMLP sound. The high court decision was made as part of the case West Berkshire District Council, Reading Borough Council and Department for Communities and Local Government (case ref CO/76/2015).

You can view printed copies of the above documents at:  

  • Planning Reception, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm;       
  • Hackney Central, Clapton, Homerton, Shoreditch, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Woodberry Down and Dalston CLR James Libraries; and   
  • On request from our strategic policy team. You can contact them on 020 8356 8084 or ldf@hackney.gov.uk.

If you are aggrieved by the adoption of the DMLP you can make an application to the High Court under section 113 of the planning and compulsory purchase act 2004 on the grounds that:

  • the document is not within the appropriate powers conferred by Part 2 of the planning and compulsory purchase act 2004 or
  • a procedural requirement of the act or its associated regulations has not been complied with.

The closing date for applications is 22 September 2015. If you would like to discuss anything about the adoption of the DMLP and policies map, please contact the strategic policy team on ldf@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 8084.

Examination of the DMLP

An independent planning inspector, Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI, held hearings on Wednesday 24 September 2014 and Thursday 25 September 2014 on this local plan to determine whether it is sound.

Consultation on the proposed main modifications

We provided further information to the inspector in response to matters raised during the hearings, which can be found in the evidence base. We consulted on proposed main modifications to the DMLP (PDF, 588KB) (post examination in public) and the sustainability appraisal on post submission modifications (PDF, 300KB).

April 2015

The consultation started on 24 February 2015. A ministerial statement was delivered by the Department for Communities and Local Government on 25 March 2015, which laid out the steps the government are taking to "streamline the planning system, protect the environment, support economic growth and assist locally-led decision-making".

The Council sought comments on the statement's effects on the DMLP as part of the DMLP consultation. As a result, the consultation period was extended by two weeks to close at 5pm on Friday 24 April 2015.

Examination papers

The inspector's examination documents:

The Council's examination documents

Respondents' hearing statements 

Just Space

CBRE on behalf of Alloy MTD (Jersey Ltd)

DP9 on behalf of Rocket Investments

Patricia Turnbull

Council's hearing statement 

Previous stages

Publication version (Regulation 19)

The proposed plan was amended, taking consultation responses into account and after an internal review following the regulation 18 public participation.

Key documents

Supporting documents

Representations to public participation stage (Regulation 18)

There were around 400 representations from 68 different representors to the consultation document in July-September 2012. Following the consultation period, we reviewed respresentations and met with internal and external people and organisations, including those who made representations. Where appropriate we amended the plan, and produced an updated version for this stage.

Previous stages

The draft plan underwent the first stage of public consultation (Regulation 18) in July-September 2012. See this version of the document and its supporting documents:

More information

For more information about the local development framework or proposed development management local plan, contact us on ldf@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 8084.

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Page updated: 25 Aug 2015 


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