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Pre-application advice

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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. Please help us achieve a paperless office by providing us with your email address when submitting your planning applications and making sure your email accounts are set to receive our emails.  

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

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

Article 4 directions

Change of use from shops to residential

A direction is proposed to remove the permitted development rights from shops (use class A1), financial and professional services (use class A2), betting offices and pay day loan shops to change use to residential in the Borough's town centres and local shopping centres.

Change of use from office to residential

A direction is proposed to remove the permitted development rights from offices (use class B1(a) ) to change use to residential in key areas in the borough.

Flexible town centre uses

A direction is proposed to remove the permitted development rights from shops (use class A1); financial and professional services (use class A2); cafes and restaurants (use class A3); drinking establishments (use class A4); hot food takeaways (use class A5); offices (use class B1); non-residential institutions (use class D1); assembly and leisure (use class D2); betting offices and pay loan shop uses to change for a period of two years to use classes A1,  A2,  A3  or  B1 in the borough's town centres and local shopping centres.

The Chesham Arms Public House 15 Mehetabel Road, London, E9 6DU

A direction has been made to remove immediately the permitted development rights to change the use at The Chesham Arms Public House at 15 Mehetabel Road, London, E9 6DU. Find out more

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: 22 Jun 2015 


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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)
Email: planning@hackney.gov.uk
Tel:020 8356 8062
Fax:020 8356 8110