As part of our work to make planning more business friendly, we are one of the first local authorities in the country to receive Government approval and formally adopt a Local Development Order (LDO).

The LDO will make it easier for businesses to set up in the Enterprise Zone by waiving planning fees and essentially giving up-front planning permission for uses which support the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone.

Adopted Local Development Order

The LDO covers the Europa Link area of the city, which forms a key part of the Enterprise Zone:

  • Sheffield S9 1TG
  • Sheffield S9 1XU
  • Sheffield S9 1XZ

The LDO sets out the types of development and sizes of buildings that are expected on the site.  Buildings that meet these requirements can be developed without the need for a planning application, which will speed up development and encourage investment to take place. 

The aim is to encourage buildings that will be used for modern manufacturing and technology. 

Submit a Local Development Order Compliant Scheme

If you are planning a development which is LDO compliant, please fill in the Self Certification Form and send it to us with any required supporting documentation. 

If we agree that your scheme is LDO compliant, we will send you a letter of conformity within 28 days. Should you proceed with the development, you will need to complete and return the Commencement Notice to enable us to monitor the development.

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Forward & Area Planning
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1 Union Street

S1 2SH

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