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Proposed Development Management Local Plan

The proposed Development Management Local Plan will contain the development policies that elaborate the Core Strategy. It will form the development plan which we will use to determine planning applications, together with the London Plan, the Core Strategy and other supplementary planning documents.

This evidence base was used to prepare Hackney's Local Development Framework. Some of the evidence base will be updated as work completes.

Current stage - consultation on the proposed main modifications

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.

In response to matters raised during the hearings the Council has provided some further information to the Inspector which can be found in the evidence base section.   

The Council is now consulting on proposed main modifications to the DMLP (PDF, 588KB) (post examination in public) and the sustainability appraisal on post submission modifications (PDF, 300KB).

Update - April 2015

Since the commencement of this consultation process on 24 February 2015, a Ministerial Statement was delivered on 25 March 2015 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. This Statement stated the "steps the government are taking to streamline the planning system, protect the environment, support economic growth and assist locally-led decision-making".

In addition to this consultation on the DMLP main modifications and sustainability appraisal on the post submission modifications, the Council is now seeking comments on the effect of the Ministerial Statement on the DMLP as part of the current DMLP consultation.

To facilitate this process, the consultation period for the proposed main modifications of the DMLP which began from Tuesday 24 February and was due to end on Friday 10 April 2015, has now been extended by two weeks to close at 5pm on Friday 24 April 2015 to allow for any further comments from the public on any effect that the Ministerial Statement may have on the main modifications of the DMLP.

Comments can be made either electronically or by post and should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 24 April 2015, via email to or by post to: Strategic Delivery Team, 2 Hillman Street, Hackney, E81FB.

Both documents are also available at all Hackney libraries and the Duty Planner counter at the Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY.

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 

Programme Officer

The Programme Officer, Andrea Copsey works directly for the Planning Inspector and is responsible for the administration of the examinations and hearings. For information and correspondence about the examination please contact:

Programme Officer
London Borough of Hackney
2 Hillman Street
London E8 1FB
Tel: 07842643988

The key and supporting documents to the plan are available to view below.

Please note - Planning Inspector Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI will not be available between the 21 July and 29 August 2014. Please also see Proposed Site Allocations Local Plan.  

Previous stage - 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. Since the consultation period we have been analysing the representations, and have met with internal and external individuals / organisations, including those who made representations. Where appropriate the plan has been amended, and an updated version has been produced for this publication stage (Regulation 19).

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

Contact us if you need more information about the Local Development Frameork or proposed Development Management Local Plan:

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Page updated: 1 Apr 2015 

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