Local Development Order

The Hereford Enterprise Zone Local Development Order (LDO) was adopted in April 2013, was reviewed and updated in November 2014 and again in 2019. 

The LDO is a simplified form of planning permission which permits certain forms of development, avoiding the need for individual planning applications to be made where proposals accord with the aspirations for the Enterprise Zone.

All development covered by this LDO will be exempt from Section 106 obligations and future Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) requirements. Additionally there is no requirement to pay for prior notification applications, pre-application advice, amendments complying with the LDO or discharge of conditions. This will reduce the cost to developers and therefore promote and encourage the employment generation of this area.

A number of documents and reports are referenced in the LDO, and can be provided on request.