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Thursday, 7 May 2009

New guidance on residential extensions

After extensive consultation, Hackney Council has adopted new planning guidance to help improve the quality of planning applications for extensions and alterations to private homes.

The Residential Alterations and Extensions Supplementary Planning Document was approved by Hackney's Full Council.

The guidance aims to balance new development with the desire to respect the historic character of the borough, and ensure there are clear guidelines that protect neighbours from matters such as overlooking and loss of light.

We know that this has been an issue for some residents in Stoke Newington, and hope that the new planning guidance will help to provide clearer advice, and avoid situations where inappropriate residential extensions are built that spoil the distinctive character of many Stoke Newington streets.

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