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Planning applications

Pre-application advice

Submit and pay for your planning application

Submit an application Pay for your application


In person or by post  

Download and complete an application form and submit it together with your cheque (made payable to London Borough of Hackney), in person or by post to: Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY.

We will process major applications within 13 weeks, and other applications in eight weeks. Our preferred method of contact is email when notifying customers of their planning applications.   

Search for / comment on a planning application

It can take up to five working days for planning documents to appear on the system once the application has been submitted

Search for and comment on a planning application


         - Current applications (up to 6 months)
         - Historic applications (up to 2008)
         - Tree preservation orders

Article 4 directions in various areas

Three A4Ds have been made for the removal of permitted development rights without immediate effect across various areas in Hackney for:

Larger home extensions

Legislation allowing larger single-storey rear extensions to be built under permitted development rules has been passed. The new size limits will be subject to a neighbour consultation scheme (PDF, 38KB) and you will need to provide us with the information in the householder prior approval notification checklist (PDF, 25KB).

Planning arrangements for Hackney Wick

The London Legacy Development Corporation is now the local planning authority for the area of Hackney Wick east of the A12. All planning applications for this area should be submitted to them. 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The government has introduced a new charge called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Hackney's Community Infrastructure Levy will be paid by developers to help fund the infrastructure required to support development.

The Mayor of London also introduced a Mayoral CIL to fund Crossrail.

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Page updated: 25 Jan 2016 

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Contact details

Planning Duty Desk
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
Opening Times
In person: 10am-12 noon; 2pm-4pm (Mon-Fri).
Phone: 9am-5pm (Mon-Fri)
Tel:020 8356 8062
Fax:020 8356 8110