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Lillyhall Local Development Order

Lillyhall Local Development Order

The Lillyhall Local Development Order was adopted by Allerdale Borough Council on 10 April 2013.

The aim of the Lillyhall LDO is to stimulate developer interest in the estate and support the objectives of both the West Cumbria Economic Blueprint and the emerging Allerdale Local Plan. Both identify the Lillyhall Estate as having a significant role to play in revitalising the local economy and creating new employment associated with the nuclear and renewable energy sectors. 

 Reducing the financial and time costs associated with submitting planning applications is one way in which new investment could be induced. The LDO modifies the nationally prescribed permitted development rights to allow the construction of larger industrial, warehouse and office buildings within areas of the estate without the need for planning permission.

The provisions of the LDO allow the construction of new industrial, warehouse and office buildings of up to 1,500 square metres gross internal floor space without the need to submit a planning application.

Overview of Local Development Orders

Local Development Orders (LDOs) were introduced with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and regulations outlined in DCLG Circular 01/2006. This legislation permits local planning authorities (LPAs) to create LDOs that grant permission for certain types of development or use class changes and by so doing, removes the need for a planning application to be made.

The cost (financial and time) of making a planning application, plus the uncertainty of whether planning permission will be granted, can often act as a deterrent to homeowners, business and developers seeking to build, extend or change the use of property. There is the risk that this may prevent development from coming forward, particularly for larger projects that have either marginal economic viability or are speculative. 

Certain forms of development and change of use are already deemed 'permitted development' at a national level through their inclusion the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended) and the The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended). Development and change of use deemed 'permitted development' can be carried out without the need for planning permission.

A LDO is used to amend these national regulations to extend permitted development rights to allow development that would be considered acceptable locally. They should not be interpreted as a withdrawal of planning control on the basis that the developments specified within are considered insignificant. Instead they should be viewed as proactive mechanism to facilitate positive and beneficial development.

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerAdopted Order (April 2013) in PDF format1394 Kb3 mins 19 secs @ 56k, 6 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerStatement of Reasons (April 2013). in PDF format8975 Kb21 mins 22 secs @ 56k, 37 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerSchedule of Modifications (November 2012) in PDF format2199 Kb5 mins 14 secs @ 56k, 9 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerSecratary of State decision letter in PDF format70 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatLocation Map in JPEG format1752 Kb4 mins 10 secs @ 56k, 7 secs @ 2mb

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