East Devon District Council is consulting on a Local Development Order (LDO) for Land off Long Lane, Clyst Honiton.  The proposals are for up to 26,000 sqm floorspace of employment generating uses with associated infrastructure and landscaping as defined in the LDO.

A Local Development Order (LDO) is an Order made by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) that grants planning permission for a specific development proposal or classes of development in defined locations. The principal objective of the LDO is to encourage and facilitate the development of the site by providing a simplified approach to planning which reduces the regulatory processes and delays associated with the submission of planning applications. The LDO seeks to encourage investment and create a sustainable high quality business park enabling flexibility for the site to provide for changing demands within the business/industrial sectors.

The LDO is accompanied by a Statement of Reasons explaining the background and reasons for the LDO.

The LDO sets limitations and specifies a list of conditions which must be met. Any development outside of these limitations or which does not comply with the conditions would not be deemed as permitted development by the Order.

A Design Code is attached to the LDO. To ensure that the development is acceptable in planning terms parameters are set within the LDO and the Design Code to restrict the development. The Design Code is backed up with a set of technical assessments and reports.

The 28 day consultation will end on the 7th June 2022.

If you wish to make comments on the Draft Local Development Order please email: LDO@eastdevon.gov.uk

or write to; Simplified Planning Project Manager, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by Tuesday 7th June 2022.

Statement of Reasons

Draft Local Development Order - Land off Long Lane

Design Code - Power Park

Appendix A - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

Appendix B - Phase 2 Ground Investigation

Appendix C - Flood Risk Assessment

Appendix D - Part 1 SuDS Assessment

Appendix D - Part 2 Drainage Assessment

Appendix E - Transport Assessment

Appendix F - Historic Environment Desk Based Assessment

Appendix G - Landscape and Visual appraisal

Appendix H - Part 1 Strategic and Detailed Landscape Proposals

Appendix H - Part 2 Green Infrastructure Plan

Appendix I - External Lighting

Appendix J - Part 1 Acoustic Planning Report

Appendix J - Part 2 Air Quality Report

Appendix K  - Sustainability Statement

Appendix L - Framework Travel Plan and Parking Strategy