Planning applications

Pre-application advice

Planning application fees

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

We’re aware that as part of a recent systems upgrade a series of letters were automatically sent out in error on 16 and 17 February 2019. These letters were primarily duplicates of consultation letters you will have previously received, so please disregard any such letter dated 16 and 17 February 2019.

It can take up to 5 working days for planning documents to appear on the system once the application has been submitted.

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Planning sub-committee

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 and you will need to provide us with the information in the householder prior approval notification checklist.

Planning arrangements for Hackney Wick

The London Legacy Development Corporation is 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 CIL will be paid by developers to help fund the infrastructure required to support development.

Page updated on: 15 April 2020

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