A Local Development Order (LDO) for District Heating Networks was adopted by East Devon District Council on 15th July 2020.
The LDO grants permitted development rights for underground pipes and cables and some minor above ground development for the district heating networks operating within the defined boundaries.
The LDO sets a list of limitations restricting the development which can be carried out under the order. It also specifies a list of conditions which must be met by the development. In some instances developers will need to gain written approval from the Council prior to undertaking the works.
The Statement of Reasons explains the justification for the LDO and identifies the relevant National and Local planning policies.