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Planning policies

We apply regional and national planning policies and guidance when assessing and determining planning applications and when promoting development proposals across the borough.

Local planning policies

Area action plans

Self-build and custom housebuilding

As part of government plans to provide more homes, new measures have been put in place for people to register their interest for a plot of land to build their own homes through either self-build or custom housebuilding.

Hackney community infrastructure levy

The Council is now charging a local community infrastructure levy (CIL) in addition to the Mayoral CIL on all applicable development located in Hackney.

Regional planning policies

National planning policies

Page updated on: 21 June 2019

Planning Duty Desk


Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman St
E8 1DY


Opening times

  • In person: Mon-Fri, 10am - 12 noon, 2pm - 4pm Phone: Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm