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Sustainable Design

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Sustainable design – or producing ‘greener’ buildings – is about minimising the negative environmental impacts of new development and maximising the positive impacts.

Planning policy documents that support sustainable design in Islington include the National Planning Policy Framework, the London Plan, Islington’s Core Strategy and other emerging Development Plan Documents.

The council adopted an Environmental Design SPD in October 2012. This provides guidance on how Islington's planning policies relating to sustainable design will be applied to different types of development. A related companion guide provides further information on the application of SPD.

The council has also produced five Good Practice Guides which provide information on sustainable design for planners, developers and interested residents or businesses. These guides can be downloaded using the links at the bottom of this page.

Two guidance notes for residents on installing renewable energy and adapting historic buildings to the impacts of climate change are also available to download below.

For inspiring case studies of green buildings completed in Islington and other parts of London, see Green Building Case Studies.

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