Ash Grove supplementary planning document

The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a new piece of planning guidance to be read alongside the local plan 2033 (LP33).

A SPD provides more detailed guidance to support planning policy. It cannot introduce new policies, but it’s taken into account in decisions made about planning applications.

The Ash Grove SPD sets out how we can use the TfL’s Ash Grove bus garage and Hackney Council owned transport depot at 40 to 43 Andrew Road to deliver:

  • new homes
  • workspace – including retail and office space
  • an electrified bus garage

Complete our Ash Grove SPD online survey.

See Hackney Central and surrounds masterplan supplementary planning document (2017).


Reasons we need a SPD

Preparing the supplementary planning document for the Ash Grove bus garage and 40 to 43 Andrews Road brings the following opportunities:

  • provides site specific guidance for the combined 40 to 43 Andrews Road and Ash Grove Bus Garage Site
  • the community shapes the site guidance
  • ensures best practice for co-locating residential and commercial uses with electric bus garage
  • delivers more homes in Hackney Central
  • understands and communicate specialist technical knowledge

Area the SPD covers

The SPD focuses on the site boundary of the HC10 – 40 to 43 Andrews Road and Ash Grove Bus Garage Site Allocation. However, it also includes suggested improvements to the immediate area surrounding the site.

Get involved

Work is underway to prepare a draft version of the guidance. We are engaging with:

  • residents
  • businesses
  • organisations
  • local communities

We need your ideas and local insights to shape the contents of the SPD. Complete our Ash Grove SPD online survey.

You can attend two community workshops in July 2023:

  • Wednesday 5 July, 6pm to 8pm, at Diddy’s 69 Mare Street, London, E8 4RG
  • Saturday 8 July, 10 am to 12pm, at Regents Estate Community Hall, 60 Brougham Road, London, E8 4PD

Sign up to attend a workshop by visiting eventbrite.

If you are unable to attend the workshops, you can still take part by answering a few questions and sharing your comments. Complete our Ash Grove SPD online survey.

Page updated on: 23 June 2023

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