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Local Development Orders: Impacts and Good Practice

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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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This study highlights the opportunities offered by Local Development Orders (LDOs) and provides guidance on their creation and use for local authorities and others in Wales.

The research identifies the successes and lessons learned from the experience of creating LDOs in in England, where there is a history of their use. The study makes particular reference to LDOs used for Enterprise Zones and town centres.

This study informs the preparation of a new good practice guide for local authorities on the development and implementation of LDOs.

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Executive summary (File size: 165KB)
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Final report (File size: 1MB)