What is a Local Development Order?
Local Development Orders (LDO's) are local authority planning orders under Section 61 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004) to grant consent for certain types of development in clearly defined geographic areas.
By removing the requirement to apply for planning permission, the benefits of this policy tool include increased certainty, time-efficiency and cost-effectiveness for land owners, developers, operators and occupiers. Risk reduction in the planning process is fundamental for attracting interest and realising development more quickly.
In recent years the number and diversity of Local Development Orders adopted by councils across England has increased significantly. They now cover such topics as employment/industrial estate, housing and town centre enhancement related developments.
Brunswick Street, Teignmouth
Opportunities and objectives
Consistent with Policy TE4 Local Plan, the LDO intends to promote vitality and a wider mix of uses in the town centre of Teignmouth. These land uses include not only residential and commercial but also community and recreational provisions.
The Brunswick Street Local Development Order (LDO) site in Teignmouth has been underused since the Second World War. We have worked with local partners to develop a plan for future use that makes the most of its location in the heart of the town.
The LDO was adopted on 12 April 2016. This decision followed consideration of responses to the public consultation phase in autumn 2015. Final LDO and Statement of Reasons. The site fronts onto Brunswick Street and consists of two former garages and a car park. It is in a Conservation Area and is allocated for redevelopment in the Local Plan. New uses being considered include housing, a hotel, retail and improved community space. This site location plan shows the location and setting of the site.
The following sections provide information on the progress of the project including details of the Brunswick Street Working Group and notes of recent meetings.