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

Draft child-friendly places SPD

Through establishing child-friendly principles and design guidelines for the built environment, we can ensure that proposed developments and the design process accommodates and actively plan 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 neighbourhoods, as a whole, to become multifunctional, inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

The child-friendly places SPD will provide design guidelines to help shape a better environment for existing and future residents, drawing on lessons to learn from pioneering initiatives such as Hackney’s School Streets.

Following the adoption of the Local Plan 2033 in July 2020, which aims to shape future growth and regeneration in Hackney over the next 15 years, the child-friendly places SPD will help set certain policies from the local plan in a child-friendly context.

What’s happening next?

We are planning to undertake consultation on the draft child-friendly SPD in Autumn/ Winter 2020. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to receive updates on the progress of the child-friendly places SPD, please contact us at


Page updated on: 9 October 2020

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