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Guidance on using a local development order

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Practical planning and policy guidance on implementing local development orders.
A letter setting out changes to regulations to support the use of the online standard application form and local development orders.
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A local development order (LDO) grants permission for a type of development specified so the developer does not need to submit planning applications.

This guidance has been developed from the Planning Advisory Service Local Development Orders Stage 1 Research Report on Stakeholder views and Practice issues.

The guidance covers practical and policy aspects of implementing the regime. It sets out our position on the key stages and issues in the LDO process.