East Devon District Council is consulting on a revised boundary to the Local Development Order (LDO) for District Heating Networks which 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 proposed revisions to the LDO include an additional area of land between the A30 and the A3052 in Clyst Honiton and Farringdon. An additional area of archaeological sensitivity has been defined on Map 3 of the Revised Draft LDO.

The Statement of Reasons explains the justification for the LDO and identifies the relevant National and Local planning policies.

Draft Revised District Heating LDO May 2023

District Heating LDO Adopted July 2020

Adopted District Heating LDO site location plan

Draft District Heating LDO site location plan

Map 2 Archaeology

Draft Map 3 Archaeology

District Heating LDO Statement of Reasons

The 28 day consultation will end on the 21st June 2023.

If you wish to make comments on the Draft Local Development Order please email


or write to; Simplified Planning Project Manager, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by the 21st June 2023.