Plans, policies and guidance

Islington's Development Plan is used to determine planning applications, alongside any relevant material considerations. The Development Plan is formed of: 

  • The London Plan, which is produced by the Mayor of London and is the overall strategic plan for London; and
  • Islington's Local Plan, a suite of documents which set out detailed policies for Islington.

These documents set out what can be built and where, how buildings are used, how local needs can be addressed and the level of financial contributions required from new development.

Islington's Local Plan

Islington's Local Plan is used to plan strategically across the borough, looking at future needs to be addressed, what change is likely to happen and where. The Local Plan contains a number of policies for ensuring that the borough develops in a sustainable manner.​

What's new

September 2014: Islington's Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule came into effect on 1 September 2014. See the CIL webpage for further information.

July 2014: the Finsbury Park Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document was adopted on 16 July 2014. Further information can be found on the SPD webpage.

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development to raise funds for infrastructure such as sports and community facilities, schools, parks, playspace, health facilities and the transport network.​

 

 

Other planning guidance

To complement the Local Plan, the Islington Council produces guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues.