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- See our householder planning application guidance for advice on planning and building processes such as whether your development is permitted development or whether you need to submit a planning application
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- Read our adopted planning policy documents including our residential extensions and alterations SPD.
- Please see new size limits for larger home extensions
- Article 4 directions
- Planning arrangements for Hackney Wick
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The Council has proposed to issue an immediate article 4 direction to withdraw the permitted development rights for the Chesham Arms Public House, 15 Mehetabel Road, London, E9 6DU, currently granted by schedule 2, part 3, classes A, AA and C of the general permitted development order for the change of use from A4 (drinking establishments) to A1 (shops), A2 (financial and professional services) or A3 (restaurants and cafes).
Office-to-residential permitted development rights
New change of use permitted development rights allow premises in B1(a) office use to change to C3 residential use, subject to prior approval covering flooding, highways and transport issues and contamination.
Prior approval means that an applicant has to seek approval from the local planning authority that specified elements of the development are acceptable before work can proceed.
Hackney placed a successful bid to the Department for Communities and Local Government to seek an exemption to these new permitted development rights in certain areas of Hackney.
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).
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.
Page updated: 19 Feb 2015