Local Development Orders
Simplified planning arrangements
What is a Local Development Order?
A Local Development Order (LDO) provides permitted development rights for specific types of development within designated areas.
These simplified and flexible planning arrangements enable businesses to commence construction without making a planning application or paying planning fees, including Section 106 payments.
The LDOs apply to businesses operating within the energy, offshore engineering and ports and logistics sectors. They also apply to other businesses which provide a demonstrable supporting role to businesses operating in those sectors, facilitating wider economic growth in the area.
Which areas are covered by an LDO?
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Five areas are covered by a Local Development Order. Four of these areas also form part of the Enterprise Zones.
Find out more about each LDO area:
- Ellough, Beccles
- Mobbs Way, Oulton
- PowerPark, Lowestoft (not part of the Enterprise Zone)
- Riverside Road, Lowestoft
- South Lowestoft Industrial Estate
Following consideration by the Secretary of State, these Local Development Orders were adopted and came into effect on 24th March 2012.
- Local Development Orders and Design Codes General Information Guide
- Habitats Regultations Screening Report
More information on Local Development Orders and Enterprise Zones in Great Yarmouth