A city fringe borough, and a centre for major regeneration, Hackney has the opportunity for significant growth during the coming years.
This inner city borough combines green open spaces with a built environment of architecturally varied styles. Town centres such as Dalston, Hackney central, Hackney Wick and Shoreditch are being supported by the council for growth as commercial, cultural, residential and retail hubs – particularly for key sectors such as small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the creative, cultural and digital industries.
The council is also leading the delivery of thousands of new homes for social renting, private ownership and shared ownership at a number of sites, including the major 20-year regeneration of the Woodberry Down estate. High quality, architecturally ambitious development aims to balance the need for new housing and economic growth with preserving the borough's heritage and existing local economy. The Core Strategy sets out to improve the borough as a place for its diverse communities to live, learn and be brought up in, as well as a place to where people will choose to work, visit and invest.