Hackney Wick conservation area
In November 2009, the Council designated an area within Hackney Wick as a conservation area ahead of public consultation. This was done to protect its historic buildings and open spaces, which had come under development pressure from the area’s close proximity to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games site. In 2012, the local area was incorporated within the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) boundary and in 2014, the Board of the Legacy Corporation approved an extension to the Hackney Wick conservation area, following extensive public consultation.
As well as its historic buildings and distinctive pattern of streets and yards, Hackney Wick’s special interest derives, in part, from infrastructure such as the Lee Navigation. It was considered vital to include this infrastructure in the extended conservation area in order to preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the historic waterside environment as well the individual buildings within the area.
The LLDC’s planning powers will return to the Council by December 2024.