The London Gateway® Logistics Park Local Development Order (LDO) was made by Thurrock Council on 7th November 2013 and permits the development of 829,700m2 of commercial floor space, including B8 (storage and distribution), B2 (general industry) and B1 (research and development and light industrial), associated infrastructure and other ancillary uses on the former 222ha Shell Haven Oil Refinery. The development will be the largest commercial and logistic centre in Europe and is the most ambitious Local Development Order in the UK prepared to date.
London Gateway Park Development Limited (LGPDL), promoters and developers of the Park, appointed Adams Hendry to advise on the consent process and to lead the London Gateway team in advising Thurrock Council on the development of the compliance documents, which include the London Gateway Logistics Park Design Code, Code of Construction Practice and Ecological Mitigation and Management Plan and also for contributing to the Environmental Statement.
The LDO will significantly reduce the time and cost spent on obtaining planning consent for the Development compared to the conventional planning route. The LDO provides significant benefits to Thurrock Borough Council and prospective occupiers and/or tenants of the London Gateway logistics park.