Dalston supplementary planning document

Dalston plan

Since 2018 we’ve been working with the Dalston community to create the Dalston Plan – a dedicated planning and regeneration document that aims to:

  • set out a vision for Dalston for the next 15 years based on the views put forward by the local community in the Dalston Conversation – Hackney Council’s biggest ever local engagement exercise, which saw input from more than 5,000 people
  • provide specific guidance on new developments and changes to local spaces, to ensure that they reflect the unique circumstances of Dalston such as its high-quality architecture and built heritage, strong local identity, diverse communities and much-loved local institutions like Ridley Road market
  • help to overcome the challenges the area faces now and in the future, to ensure that changes benefit local people and businesses first

To view the Draft Dalston Plan see, What’s happened so far – Draft Dalston Plan.

What is the Dalston Plan?

The Dalston Plan is a supplementary planning document (SPD) that will support the delivery of the growth strategy for Dalston as set out in the borough-wide Local Plan 2033 (LP33).
The LP33 is the key strategic planning document used to direct and guide development in the borough up to 2033. It includes a series of place policies which provide high level guidance for the Council to develop area based plans such as the Dalston Plan.
This Dalston Plan will replace the Dalston area action plan (AAP), adopted in 2013.
This draft Plan ( details below) sets out how, over 600 new homes, 700sqm of community space and 14,000 sqm of commercial and workspace (including retail and office space) can be delivered across 10 sites in Dalston.

What’s happened so far

What is happening now

Following consultation on the Draft Dalston Plan in 2021 work is underway to prepare a final version of the Dalston Plan. We are continuing to engage further with residents, businesses, organisations and local communities. Feedback we have received and further evidence we are gathering will help shape the final Dalston Plan for later this year.

In July 2023, we are hosting 2 walking tours of Dalston to explore the development guidance being prepared for the key sites in Dalstons Town Centre. The tours take place on:

  • Saturday 15 July, 10am to 12pm
  • Tuesday 18 July, 6pm to 8pm

Meeting point: outside Hackney CVS, 23-30 Dalston Lane, E83AZ

See Dalston Plan walking tours flyer (PDF 1.4mb).

To sign up for the tour, email planmaking@hackney.gov.uk.

Background information

Page updated on: 30 June 2023

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