Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub Local Development Order (LDO)
This is a type of planning mechanism, which enables us to grant planning permission automatically for certain types of development within a certain geographical area. As such if you are proposing a development which is specified in the LDO you will no longer need to submit a planning application to gain approval for those works permitted by the LDO.
The Council and the Homes and Communities Agency have been working together to promote this proposed LDO area as an Advanced Manufacturing Hub. The majority of the land shown within the proposed boundary for this Draft LDO is currently within the ownership of the City Council and the Homes and Community Agency. Advanced Manufacturing and supply chain industries have been identified as growth investment sectors, and there is a need for readily available sites for this purpose within the City. This area is considered to be a good site to promote this type of use as it has excellent connectivity to the motorway network and is within an existing area of mixed commercial use which has historically been the focus for industrial activity
There are three proposed areas where this LDO would apply. These are shown on the Draft Boundary Plan and relate to sites known as the Serpentine Site, the Holte and Priory Site and the Queens Road site all located from Aston Hall Road, East Aston.
The aim of the LDO is to streamline the planning system and promote economic development for advanced manufacturing and supply chain manufacturing industries. It specifically looks to enable development associated with use classes B1(b); B1(c) and B2. These aims reflect planning policy set out in the Aston, Newton and Lozells Area Action Plan (2012) which identifies this area as a Regional Investment Site. .
Within the Draft Advanced Manufacturing Hub LDO the following development would not require planning consent subject to the conditions and exemptions set out in the attached LDO: Operational Development for use within: a) Use Class B1 (b) Research and Development of products and Process b) Use Class B1 (c) Light Industry c) Use Class B2 General Industry: Use for the carrying out of an industrial process other than one falling in class B1 The proposed LDO would 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 and includes matters such as the restriction in height of building and requires future occupiers to ensure their activities are appropriately noise limited.
Planning permission would still be required for any other development not outlined above. Consents will also still need to be obtained through other legislation, such as licensing and building regulations.
No - the LDO does not remove the need for advertisement consent (subject to the normal requirements set out in the Advertisement Regulations).
Would anyone wishing to commence development though the LDO need to contract the Planning Authority first?
Yes – The Draft LDO would only permit conditional development. Developers would be required to discharge a number of planning conditions prior to commencing work on site
It is proposed that the LDO is in place for 3 year once adopted. After this time there is an opportunity to review the LDO and consider whether this should be retained, modified or revoked.
The easiest way to make comments is by clicking on this link https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/development/eastastonldo You can also submit your comments in writing to: Planning and Regeneration, PO Box 28, Birmingham, B1 1TU
Last Updated 17th July 2013