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Evidence base

Information used to help create Islington planning policy documents.


Housing needs study (2008) (PDF)
Impacts of affordable rent study 2011 (PDF)
Islington strategic housing market assessment (2011) (PDF)
Islington student accommodation study (2012) (PDF)
North London strategic housing market assessment (SHMA) (2011) (PDF)
Islington strategic housing market assessment (2017) (PDF)
Islington strategic housing market assessment – household survey results (2017) (PDF)

Retail and employment

Islington employment land study - Review of b-use premises and permitted development rights (2016)  (PDF)
Islington employment land study (2016) (PDF)
Hotels in Islington (2016) (PDF)
Islington employment clusters update (2012) (PDF)
Islington employment study (2005) (appendices available on request) (PDF)
Islington employment study (2008) (PDF)
Islington hotels study (2006)  (PDF)
Islington retail and leisure study (2017) (PDF) 
Islington retail study (2005) (PDF)
Islington retail study (2008) (PDF)
Local shopping areas: review and health check (2012) (PDF)
Town centres: review and health check (2012) (PDF)

Environment and energy

Islington Energy Evidence Base study (November 2017)  (PDF) 
Islington Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) (August 2018)  (PDF) 
Decentralised energy strategy  (PDF)
Habitats directive assessment  (PDF)
Habitats survey (2011) (PDF)

Open space, sport and recreation (PPG17) assessment (2009) (opens in separate page)

Preliminary flood risk assessment (PDF)
Promoting zero carbon development - PPS1A evidence base (2009) (PDF)
Promoting zero carbon development phase 2 report  (PDF)
Strategic flood risk assessment (2008) (opens in separate page)


Farringdon urban design study (links to separate page)

Tall buildings evidence (2010)  (PDF)
Vale Royal/Brewery Road LSIS study (2016) (PDF)
Islington Tall Buildings Study (November 2018) – Part 1 – Part 2 Appendices A-C    (PDF) 


Infrastructure needs assessment (2009) (PDF)

Islington infrastructure delivery plan (2009) - summary, part 1, part 2part 3 



Combined policy viability study (2012) (appendices available on request) (PDF)
Islington affordable housing viability assessment (2009) (appendices available on request) (PDF)
Workspace viability report (2011) (appendices available on request) (PDF)
Islington Draft Local Plan Viability Study (December 2018) (PDF)


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