Local Development Orders

Local development orders were introduced with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and allow local authorities to extend permitted development rights for certain forms of development with regard to a relevant local development document. 

The Lancashire Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Enterprise Zone (Samlesbury) Local Development Order No.1 (2012)

In the coalition government's 2011 autumn financial statement to the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer granted Enterprise Zone status to Lancashire on parts of BAE Systems' Samlesbury and Warton sites.

This new generation of Enterprise Zones launched by Government are intended to allow areas with real potential to create the new businesses and jobs that they need, with positive benefits across the wider economic area.  The core offer of the Zones is around simplified planning, specifically through the introduction of Local Development Orders and business rates discounts reflecting the Government's core belief that economic growth and job creation should be led by the private sector.

The Order was confirmed on 27 March 2010 see the Lancashire Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Enterprise Zone Local development Order documents


In September - November 2013 Ribble Valley Borough Council received a consultation document relating to the Samlesbury Enterprise Zone Consultation Master Plan and Appendix which is also being submitted to South Ribble Borough Council for agreement to go out to public consultation.

Anyone who wishes to make enquiries about the Master Plan should write or email Debbie Roberts, South Ribble Borough Council, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH droberts@southribble.gov.uk.

Under the provisions of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 any representations received during the consultation period will be available for inspection at any time during the application process.

The Lancashire Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Enterprise Zone (Samlesbury) Local Development Order No. 2 (2013)

Lancashire Enterprise Zone was approved in autumn 2011 and will be based at Samlesbury in South Ribble Borough, and Warton in Fylde Borough.

The Enterprise Zone is solely focused in the advanced engineering sector and will form a centre of excellence for high technology manufacturing. It will act as a nucleus to attract organisations which are directly involved in the industry or provide support services.

A Master Plan has been prepared on behalf of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership to establish a framework for the long term, strategic objectives of the Samlesbury Enterprise Zone.  

During November 2013 a consultation ran which refers to Draft Local Development Order 2 (2013) and appendix. The purpose of the Local Development Order is to authorise development, infrastructure and ancillary works within the site.

View the Adopted Local Development Order No.2 (2014).

Prior notification form for development LDO No.2 2014

Applications for development submitted under the prior notification procedure can be viewed using the planning application search facility on our website.

The relevant application numbers for Prior Notifications of development under LDO2 are: