Temporary amendments in response to Covid-19 for plan making
We are committed to publicising and consulting widely on all planning proposals. For more information, see our statement of community involvement.
‘Consultation under Covid-19: Updated National Planning Practice Guidance’ was published on 13 May 2020 to provide guidance on how local planning authorities should respond to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in progressing plans and associated consultations.
The guidance sets out how local authorities can review and update their statements of community involvement (SCI) in order to take into account the government requirements on social distancing restrictions when consulting on their plans.
Where necessary, temporary amendments to SCIs should therefore be made, in accordance with the guidance, to allow plan making to progress. Consequently, we have published our addendum.
Weekly list of planning applications
The list of planning applications on consultation is updated weekly and made available for 14 days. The lists below have a link next to each planning application on consultation; you can use this to comment online or view the application documents:
Search and comment
To add a comment, search for the application using the planning application number (eg. 2011/1234). You can add your comments under the application progress summary heading.
Planning applications (including plans) can also be viewed at the Planning Reception at 1 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. A duty planner is also available by phone and in person – contact us to speak to them.
Article 4 Directions
Three non-immediate Article 4 Directions have been made for the removal of permitted development rights for the following:
- light industrial to residential use
- storage and distribution premises to residential use
- launderettes to residential use
These Article 4 Directions have been made without immediate effect under Article 4(1) to withdraw the permitted development rights after 12 months’ notice. They were confirmed by cabinet in March 2017 and are proposed to come into force on 1 May 2018. It will be necessary to submit a planning application to allow the Council to assess the impacts that a change of use would have in the areas affected.
Any representations concerning the Article 4 Directions can be made between 2 May and 5pm on 23 May. If you wish to make representations you may do so:
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by post to Strategic Policy Team, Planning Service, Freepost RSLH-ARTC-GXRA, Planning and Regulatory Services, London Borough of Hackney, 3rd Floor, 2 Hillman Street, London E8 1FB