Local Development Order success – East Devon Council


Emery Planning is delighted to have successfully secured adoption of a Local Development Order (LDO) from East Devon Council for the development of a site adjacent to Exeter Airpark on behalf of logistics developers Oxenwood Real Estate.

A Local Development Order (LDO) is an Order made by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) that grants planning permission for a specific development proposal or classes of development in defined locations. The principal objective of an LDO is to encourage and facilitate the development of the site by providing a simplified approach to planning which reduces the regulatory processes and delays associated with the submission of planning applications. The LDO seeks to encourage investment and create a sustainable high quality business park enabling flexibility for the site to provide for changing demands within the business/industrial sectors.

The site, to be known as ‘Exeter Power Park’, can now be developed to provide up to 26,000 sqm floorspace of employment generating uses with associated infrastructure and landscaping as defined in the LDO. This flexible approach does not fix the size or design of the buildings but provides a range of development parameters, within which the developer effectively has permitted rights to build out the permitted floorspace.

The LDO has a lifetime of 10 years (which can be extended by the LPA if required) and was achieved through proactive, collaborative working with the Local Planning Authority, Architects – pHp, Project Managers – Waldeck Consulting and, the landowners, Oxenwood, and is anticipated to generate up to 500 jobs.

The site is available now and being marketed for Oxenwood Real Estate by JLL.

14 November 2022 – Green light for development at Power Park near Exeter Airport – East Devon

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