Growing up in Hackney: child-friendly places supplementary planning document (SPD)

Child-friendly places SPD

Through establishing child-friendly principles and design guidelines for the built environment, we can ensure the planning process for development actively considers design for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Child-friendly design and urban planning goes beyond designing designated playground provision towards shaping the physical features of public space around and in between buildings in our neighbourhoods, as a whole, to become more inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

The child-friendly places SPD contributes towards helping to deliver the Mayor’s manifesto commitment to ensure new development and existing places consider the needs and requirements of children and young people at every stage of the planning and design process.

The SPD has been developed in accordance with corporate council strategies and our local plan (LP33)

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Page updated on: 20 June 2022

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