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Planning Obligations (Section 106)

Planning obligations are used as part of the planning application process to address specific planning issues and impacts arising from a development proposal. They are normally agreed between the Council, land owners and developers in a legal agreement called a Section 106 (S106) agreement, and are intended to make acceptable a development that would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms.

Planning obligations are an essential tool for the Council to ensure that development is sustainable and accessible within the constraints of such a diverse and densely-developed borough, thus helping to deliver Council’s policies, particularly its Local Plan.

The current Planning Obligations (Section 106) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted on 8 December 2016. It sets out details of the Council’s policies relating to planning obligations, information on the level and types of obligations required from different sizes and types of development in Islington, the process for agreeing planning obligations and how this is integrated with the development management process.

The SPD was adopted by the Council on 8 December 2016 and is available to download at the bottom of this webpage, along with associated documents. A draft SPD was consulted on for an eight week period from 29 July to 23 September 2016. The responses from this consultation exercise are summarised in the Consultation Statement and have informed the final version of the Planning Obligations (Section 106) SPD.

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Please contact the S106 & Development Viability Team at if you require any further information or if you have any problems accessing the documents (i.e. if any of the links are broken or direct to the wrong document).

For further information, please contact the Section 106 Team:

By email:  or

In writing: Section 106 Team, Spatial Planning and Transport, London Borough of Islington, 4th Floor, Municipal Offices, Laycock Wing, 222 Upper Street, London, N1 1XR.

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