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Living in Hackney scrutiny commission

Current reviews

New housing development and opportunities for residents on lower incomes

The Commission is carrying out an independent review of housing in Hackney focusing on new housing developments, and the extent to which they offer opportunities to residents across all income groups to rent, buy or access shared ownership properties in the borough.

Previous reviews

About the scrutiny commission

Living in Hackney predominantly considers housing and the local environment. This frequently involves working with Hackney Homes and the many registered social landlords (RSLs) who operate in the borough, as well as parks user groups and environmental campaigners.

You can view the commission's full work programme for the year on the agenda for each of its meetings.

Commission details: membership, meetings, and contacts 

One-off items

The Commission was concerned that some estate and lettings agents were increasingly using misleading or false signage as a means of marketing. This was having a detrimental visual impact, particularly in some areas of the borough. A limited period of time was therefore spent on gauging the current approach to dealing with illegal signage and exploring any potential improvements.

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Page updated: 14 Aug 2014 


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Contact details

Overview and Scrutiny
2nd Floor
Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA
Opening Times
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm.
Email: scrutiny@hackney.gov.uk
Tel:020 8356 3000
Fax:020 8356 3752