Local Development Orders
The The revised National Planning Policy Framework (“the NPPF”) has a strong emphasis on policy that is aimed at boosting the availability of land in the right places for development, and to ensure that better use is made of underused land in towns and cities.
To help achieve this the NPPF places a renewed emphasis on encouraging Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to use Local Development Orders (LDOs) to help set the planning framework for an area and bring forward development.
LDOs provide permitted development rights for specified types of development in defined locations. They are flexible and locally determined tools that LPAs can use to help accelerate the delivery of appropriate development in the right places. LDOs can help enable growth by positively and proactively shaping sustainable development in their area. They can play an important role in incentivising development by simplifying the planning process and making investment more attractive.
The Planning Advisory Service
Horizon 120 Local Development Order - April 2020