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Islington's Development Plan is used to determine planning applications, alongside any relevant material considerations. The Development Plan is formed of:
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 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.
January 2016: the council has adopted the Basement Development and Development Viability Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). The SPDs and supporting documents can be viewed on the SPD webpages.
July 2015: the council has adopted the Preventing Wasted Housing Supply Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The SPD and supporting documents can be viewed on the SPD webpage.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development to raise funds for infrastructure such as sports and community facilities, schools, parks, play space, health facilities and the transport network.
To complement the Local Plan, the Islington Council produces guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues.
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