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Local Development Orders

Local Development Orders (LDOs) are made by the Council and give a grant of planning permission to specific types of development within a defined area. LDOs streamline the planning process by removing the need for developers to make a planning application to the local planning authority. This creates certainty and saves time and money for those involved in the planning process.

When an LDO has been adopted, planning permission for that type of development, and in that defined area, can be done through 'Permitted Development Rights'. Permitted development rights are a national grant of planning permission which allows certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without making a planning application. LDOs provide another way of controlling permitted development rights on certain developments.

LDOs only grant planning permission, they do not remove the need to comply with other relevant legislation and regulations. 

Adopted LDOs

The Council has three adopted LDOs on sites at Findon, the former Digmoor Sports Centre and Delf Clough, Skelmersdale. These LDOs were adopted by Cabinet on 15 March 2016.  The LDOs can be found using our Public Access system, and entering the application reference numbers below.  

  • Former Digmoor Sports Centre  - 2015/1327/LDO
  • Findon - 2015/1328/LDO
  • Delf Clough - 2015/1329/LDO

Note that in order to benefit from the permitted development rights granted through the LDO, applicants must comply with all of the conditions set within the LDO and submit a completed Certification Form (PDF 121kb). 


We consulted on the draft LDOs between 19 November 2015 and 4 January 2016. 

If you have any questions on the LDOs please get in touch using the details from the contact panel on this page.