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Local Development Orders & Other Consents

Local Development Orders (LDOs) have proved to be a highly effective tool in streamlining and simplifying the planning consent process. Extending permitted development rights for specific types of development, we advise clients and authorities on the use of LDOs to stimulate development and deliver homes, jobs and growth.

Our projects include:
London Gateway Local Development Order
Advice on the scope of LDOs for the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus

Our consenting experience extends beyond just the mainstream forms of planning consent. We provide advice on other forms of consent and authorisation including:

Listed Building Consent;
Advertisement Consent;
Certificates of Lawfulness’
Hazardous Substances Consent (HSC);
Transport and Works Act Orders (TWAO);
Harbour Revision and Empowerment Orders (HRO and HEO);
Marine Licences;
Stopping Up Orders and
Side Roads Orders

We also regularly advise on the application of permitted development rights available under the General Permitted Development Order.

Featured Project

London Gateway Commercial and Logistics Park

Winner of the RTPI's 'Outstanding Planning to Deliver Growth and Employment' award 2014

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. Adams Hendry also made a substantial contribution to preparing 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.


Emma Barnett or Jane Parker  01962 877414 | e.barnett@adamshendry.co.uk or j.parker@adamshendry.co.uk