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Planning applications

Islington Council receives between 60-70 planning applications every week. 

We aim to publish all applications onto this website so you can view the details and any drawings submitted and, if you wish, make comments. Please see related documents at the bottom of page for the weekly planning list. 

Please use the planning application online search to find the application you are interested in. There are three search options: by application number, by address and by date range. Where possible use the application number as this provides the fastest and most accurate result. 

Our Address Search uses the property's registered address. If your address search does not initially bring back results, try using certain address elements that may have been changed over time. Common areas of address variation include flat numbers, apostrophes and uncertain spellings. For example if the address is 1a St Andrew’s Street and this does not return your expected results then try to search using ‘1’ in the number field and ‘Andrew’ in the street field and this should return a larger range of results including your address (this avoids a negative result if some historical applications were listed under Flat A, 1 Saint Andrews St). 

If the registered address search does not return your expected results or you do not know your properties registered address then please use the 'site address' search line at the bottom of the Address Search box. To make the search as wide as possible and ensure all records are returned then you need to use the wild card symbol '%'.  For example type '1%Andrew' will return all properties with an address line that contain both a number '1' and later an 'Andrew'.

To ensure you access all relevant records we recommend that you search both the registered and site address fields.

Viewing applications at libraries

You can view planning applications online at any of our Libraries. Click the Local Libraries link, under Related Pages on the right side of this page, for information on every borough library's opening times.

Making a decision

Applications are normally approved with conditions or refused.  Most applications are decided by the Head of Service under delegated powers.  However some are presented to Planning Committee for a decision.  The Committee Agendas are published in advance and the meetings are open to the public to attend.  Please visit Democracy in Islington for more details. 

Historical planning records

Any planning applications made before 01 December 2005 are available in hard copy. However files need to be recalled from storage .There is no charge for this service. Please contact for further information.