Local Development Orders

Local Development Orders (LDOs) give planning permission for specific types of development, which means investors and businesses do not need to submit planning applications.

There are 3 LDOs in Harlow, which we have put in place to support the economic growth of the Enterprise Zone:

  • London Road North
  • London Road South
  • Templefields

Confirmation of Compliance

If you want to make developments under a LDO, you need to apply for Confirmation of Compliance.

There is no fee for the application.

To apply for Confirmation of Compliance you need to:

Checklists

Once you have made an application, we will acknowledge your application within 5 working days.

We will confirm whether your proposed development is covered by the LDO within 28 days of your application date.

If we confirm that your development is covered by the LDO, you can start works without planning permission.

London Road North and London Road South

The London Road North and London Road South LDOs provide planning permission for specific types of development. This includes:

  • building development and associated site infrastructure and facilities
  • road infrastructure
  • change of use
  • extensions and alterations
  • minor operations

You can download the documents related to the LDOs:

London Road North

London Road South

The council adopted the LDOs in July 2013.

The LDOs were amended in July 2014 to enable phased implementation and combine conditions relating to the relocation of Maypole Sports provision.

The London Road South LDO was also amended in December 2015 to accommodate the new plant solution and increase the height of the data centre buildings.

The LDOs last for 10 years from the date of adoption.

Templefields

The Templefields LDO provides planning permission subject to conditions for specific classes of business and industrial development (B1 and B2 use classes). This includes:

  • building development and associated site infrastructure and facilities
  • change of use
  • extensions and alterations
  • minor operations

The council adopted the Templefields LDO in July 2013.

The LDO was amended in July 2014 to enable phased implementation and combine conditions relating to the relocation of Maypole Sports provision.

You can download the documents related to the Templefields LDO:

The LDO will last for 10 years from the date of adoption.