Local development orders

What is a Local Development Order?

A Local Development Order (LDO) is a simple tool to allow a Local Planning Authority to introduce new permitted development rights. They are flexible and consistent with local determination, and are part of a move to remove bureaucracy and redefine the issues where planning really makes a contribution to the local area. 

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LDOs are a means for the planning system to incentivise development in a way that meets a whole range of locally specific policy objectives.