Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub Local Development Order
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Local Development Orders (LDO’s) allow us to grant automatic planning permission for certain types of development and therefore remove the need to submit a planning application. In doing this, LDO’s simplify the planning process and help provide conditions to stimulate new economic development.
Birmingham remains one of the key manufacturing areas in the UK and is home to some of the country’s most successful manufacturing companies. There remains a growing demand for research and development and manufacturing sites within the City. In order to ensure Birmingham can accommodate the significant growth in the research and development and supply chain manufacturing sector, we are proposing an LDO for the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in East Aston.
The proposed LDO seeks to grant planning permission for associated development within use classes B1 (b) Research and Development of products or process, B1 (c) light industry and B2 general industrial uses.
The Advanced Manufacturing Hub falls within the Aston Regional Investment Site (RIS) as identified in the Aston, Newton and Lozells Area Action Plan (AAP). This Development Plan Document was formally adopted in July 2012 and provides a clear vision and strategy for regeneration and development in the area over the period 2012-2026.
Following the adoption of the AAP, the Aston RIS has since been identified as the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in the City’s Economic Zones Prospectus (September 2012).The Prospectus seeks to support Birmingham’s ambitious agenda for economic growth by delivering high quality business environments for its key growth sectors.
Advanced Manufacturing Hub Draft LDO
When adopted within the Advanced Manufacturing Hub LDO area, the following development will not require planning consent, subject to the conditions and exemptions set out in the attached LDO:
Use Class B1 (b) Research and Development of products and Process
- Use Class B1 (c) Light Industry
- Use Class B2 General Industry: Use for the carrying out of an industrial process other than one falling in class B1
The proposed LDO will impose conditions to ensure that it is capable of delivering the objectives for which it is made. These conditions set out clearly what development is and is not allowed under the LDO.
We invited your comments in August 2013 and we are currently considering the responses we received. We will be updating this page in due course.
For ease of access, a copy of the draft LDO is below, along with a plan showing its boundary.
Last Updated : 22nd August 2013