Stamford Hill Plan
Those who remember the controversy over the two antagonistic “neighbourhood forum”s attempted in Stamford Hill will nkow that the Council refused both forums.
They are now proposing a “Stamford Hill Plan” to replace them. Here is what the council has to say:
Towards a Stamford Hill Plan
Over the last 18 months the community in Stamford Hill have come together to identify issues and challenges for their neighbourhoods. Key issues for the community have been identified through community engagement and other evidence gathering which sets out a proposed vision for Stamford Hill. A number of primary needs have been identified. These needs include: maximising the supply of large family homes, improving public space and the public realm, providing new schools and community facilities and expanding the local economy in Stamford Hill.
Hackney’s Cabinet have now approved a report which sets out a vision and objectives for the future of Stamford Hill. The report called ‘Towards a Stamford Hill Plan’ also includes draft alternative policy options, for consultation, which will seek to address these issues and will form the basis of an Area Action Plan for Stamford Hill.
The Stamford Hill Plan will be a key strategic planning document which will establish a vision and planning policies to direct and guide development in Stamford Hill up to 2033. The Plan is critical in ensuring that the Council meets the needs of the diverse communities in Stamford Hill.
The Plan is designed to ensure that development delivers sustainable benefits to the community through the planning process. The objectives and policy options are arranged around the following themes and are informed by the identification of 14 character areas:
- Good design
- Open space
- Local shopping centres and the economy
- Meeting community needs, education, health social and leisure.
The Planning team have carried out extensive consultation with the community of Stamford Hill. Over 500 interviews took place with local people and nine topic based community workshops were held in Stamford Hill between summer 2015 and spring 2016. More events are planned during February and March as part of the consultation on the draft plan.