A Local Development Order (LDO) to grant planning permission for certain types of development for Hereford Enterprise Zone was first adopted in 2013. The LDO simplified planning procedures, thereby saving time, and reducing costs to businesses in order to attract businesses to the Enterprise Zone, promote growth and secure new or safeguard existing job opportunities. The LDO was time limited and has been revised for a further five year period. Public consultation on the revised document ran from 17 January to 15 February 2019.
The final version is due to be signed off by Herefordshire Council Director for Economy and Place later this spring.