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Orwell Food Enterprise Zone Jimmy's Farm LDO

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 AS AMENDED BY SECTIONS 38 AND 41 OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (ENGLAND) ORDER (DMPO) 2015

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT ORDER (LDO)

JIMMY’S FARM, PANNINGTON HALL LANE, WHERSTEAD, SUFFOLK, IP9 2AR

Babergh District Council has adopted a Local Development Order for Jimmy's Farm to run from 3rd October 2016 to 2nd October 2021.

The Local Development Order sets out

  • A Statement of Reasons for making the LDO, 
  • A description of the types of development permitted, 
  • Plan detailing the area to which the LDO relates. 

The LDO permits the erection of toilet blocks and refreshment kiosks in Area A, the erection of offices and storage buildings in Area B and the conversion of an agricultural building in Area C into a children’s play barn.

All development will come forward within a range of controlling parameters that have been informed by a range of detailed assessments, in order to secure an appropriate, controlled and satisfactory development of the site. 

What is a Local Development Order? 

An LDO is a tool to simplify the planning requirements associated with certain types of development on specific identified sites. Although a well-established planning tool, the use of LDOs has been given a recent stimulus in the economic context and is considered a mechanism to support economic growth. 

The LDO gives planning permission to specific uses as set out in the LDO, in designated areas as part of an approach to simplify planning requirements. The Government have made significant changes to the General Permitted Development Order permitting various forms of development and changes of use. This has superseded many of the provisions considered for this LDO. The LDO is therefore intended to offer further flexibility in the context of this. 

This LDO is part of the Orwell Food Enterprise Zone (Map) and another LDO is planned for an area known as the Stevin’s site (near the Suffolk Food Hall) later this year.