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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 and Islington's Local Plan.

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. 

  1. 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.​

  2. Local Plan Review

    We are reviewing our adopted Local Plan.

    This will allow us to respond to changes that have happened at the national and London-wide levels since our existing Local Plan policies were adopted, and consider the latest evidence on key issues. 
  3. 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, play space, health facilities and the transport network.​

  4. Other planning guidance

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