Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District 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 particular geographical area. As such if you are proposing a development which is specified in the LDO you will no longer need to submit a formal planning application to gain approval for those works permitted by the LDO.
The proposed Local Development Order will, alongside an existing ERDF package www.birmingham.gov.uk/tpap, help to provide conditions to stimulate new economic development through reducing costs and providing certainty for potential developers and businesses though a simplified planning process. The proposed LDO will assist the City to exploit the growth in resource recovery and low carbon technologies.
The proposed LDO area would be spit into 6 sub-areas, which are shown on the Draft Boundary Plan. Each area would require the submission of different pieces of information and has different limits for development.
The aim is to create new high quality business park environments at Tyseley Wharf and Energy Way, and improve the range and quality of property available to businesses. Work is on-going with academic institutions and local businesses to foster environmental technologies, energy recovery, symbiosis and opportunities for green energy solutions, supports Tyseley as a principal location for the low carbon economy in Birmingham..
Changes of Use to, and demolition followed by Operational Development within: i) Use Class B1 (b)(Research and Development of products and Process); ii) Use Class B1 (c) (Light Industry); iii) Use Class B2 (General Industry: Use for the carrying out of an industrial process other than one falling in class B1) and iv) Use Class Sui Generis Environmental Technology and/or Energy Recovery Uses. The proposed LDO will impose limitations and conditions that clearly set out what development is and is not allowed under the LDO in different locations.
Planning permission would still be required for: • any development not within the use classes mentioned above; • any development within the use classes mentioned above but which exceeds the general limitations within the proposed LDO; • any development within the use classes mentioned above that fail the ‘Notification of Development Process’ set out in the proposed LDO. Relevant consents will also still need to be obtained through other legislation, such as Waste Management Licenses and BuildiCng Regulations
No - the LDO does not remove the need for advertisement consent (adverts would be subject to the normal application requirements set out in the Advertisement Regulations)..
Would anyone wishing to commence development though the LDO need to contract the Planning Authority first?
Yes – Developers are required to provide the information set out in the ‘Notification of Development Process’ to the Local Planning Authority for approval prior to the commencement of development. The Local Planning Authority will then confirm within 28 days whether the proposal is permitted development under this Order. If the proposal is considered to be permitted development under the provisions of this Order development can commence at any time in accordance with the agreed details and subject to the conditions. However, if the details are considered unacceptable, the proposals would not be permitted under the provisions of this Order, and a planning application will be required. The ‘Notification of Development Process’ will not commence until all the required information has been submitted
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.
Last Updated : 16th April 2014