Stamford Hill area action plan (AAP)

Towards a Stamford Hill plan consultation

Residents can help to shape the future of Stamford Hill by having their say on the latest stage of the local AAP.

Hundreds of residents have so far shared their views and ideas as the Council drafts its AAP for the area. The planning document will provide a detailed planning framework for Stamford Hill for the next 15 years.

Hackney cabinet have now approved a draft plan 'Towards a Stamford Hill plan'. The draft plan aims to manage existing pressures and shape future growth in a way that benefits the local community, by prioritising family homes, improving public space, providing new schools and community facilities and improving local shopping.

Following an extensive, 18-month programme of community workshops, questionnaires, drop ins and the collection of a substantial body of evidence, the Council is now consulting on the issues - or challenges - to be addressed in the plan and suggestions on how to tackle them.

The suggested issues that the plan should address are:

  • good quality design
  • housing
  • open space
  • transport
  • local shopping centres and the economy
  • meeting community needs

The document, which is also available in Stamford Hill Library and at a series of drop-in sessions, suggests detailed ways to address each of these key issues.

Have your say

This is your opportunity to help us develop a vision for Stamford Hill in 2033. We would like to hear your views to make sure we have captured all of the planning issues affecting local people. 

Give us your views

The consultation closes 18 April.

You can also have your say by:

  • visiting the following libraries and collecting a questionnaire and using the FREEPOST envelope to return it to us or by emailing it to
  • coming along to one of the following 'drop-in' sessions at Stamford Hill:
    • Wednesday 8 March 5-8pm 
    • Tuesday 21 March 2-4pm

If you would like further information please email or call 020 8356 8084.

The detailed programme and timetable for producing the AAP is set out in the local development scheme, which also provides details of other important planning policy documents that are being developed over the coming years, including the review of the Hackney local plan.

Evidence base

We have produced and commissioned a series of studies, documents and background evidence which provide information to support the production of the AAP.  More studies, documents and background evidence will be added as they are published.

For more information about the AAP contact us on or 020 8356 8084.

Previous community involvement in the draft plan

Community drop-in events on the vision and objectives

  • Thursday 3 November , Stamford Hill Community Centre, Stamford Hill Estate, London N16 6RS
  • Sunday 6 November, Oak Tree Community Centre, 77 Bethune Rd, London N16 5ED

The community panel

The community panel is made up of councillors, residents and community groups and works with the Council to help ensure local people are fully involved in the consultation process and that the policies developed in the AAP take a range of local views into consideration.

2015/16 workshops on key planning issues in Stamford Hill

During 2015/2016 the panel helped the Council to organise a series of workshops on planning issues in the Stamford Hill area.

Our housing needs (part 1) 24 November 2015

This workshop explored the community's priorities for housing, be it overcrowding, the availability of social housing or affordability also sought local views on housing need.

Housing our growing community (part 2) 1 December 2015

Working with the findings from the first workshop, the second event looked to generate ideas for how housing need in Stamford Hill could be met.

Previous workshops

Interim AAP study

Plan Projects, the consultants supporting the Council in developing the AAP, carried out initial research using a mixed research methodology, which included analysing data from the UK's last Census survey in 2011 and interviews with residents. This has enabled the project team to form an initial understanding of the neighbourhood and the most pressing issues it faces. It's set out in an evidence base interim report:

The report provides a starting point on the issues the AAP needs to address, and will be built on through further research along with the community panel's work. Highlights include:

  • the estimated number of additional dwellings needed by 2025
  • improvements to the educational infrastructure, including new schools and a modernised library
  • improved sports and social infrastructure, particularly swimming pools
  • improved cycling infrastructure to complement the good quality public transport system
  • upgrades to the public realm, given that pavements and open spaces in local centres are worn out, uneven and in need of repair
  • improving the mix of uses in the area's local retail centres, and finding ways of encouraging a richer mix of community-orientated enterprises
  • helping stimulate the growth of a stronger, more resilient local economy by addressing the lack of 'commercial leisure' infrastructure, such as caf├ęs and pubs

This is an interim report for discussion purposes only and does not represent the views of the Council.

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