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Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub Local Development Order

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The Advanced Manufacturing Hub falls within the Aston Regional Investment Site (RIS) as identified within the Aston, Newton and Lozells Area Action Plan (AAP). This Development Plan Document was formally adopted by the City Council in July 2012 and provides a clear vision and strategy for regeneration and development in the plan area over the period 2012-2026.

Following on from the adoption of the AAP, the Aston RIS has since been identified as the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in the City’s Economic Zones Prospectus (September 2012).The Prospectus seeks to support Birmingham’s ambitious agenda for economic growth by delivering high quality business environments for its key growth sectors.

Birmingham remains one of the key manufacturing areas in the UK and is home to some of the country’s most successful manufacturing companies. There remains a growing demand for research and development and manufacturing sites within the City. In order to ensure that Birmingham can accommodate the significant growth in the research and development and supply chain manufacturing sector the Local Planning Authority has adopted a LDO for the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in East Aston.

Local Development Orders (LDO’s) allow the Local Planning Authority to grant automatic planning permission for certain types of development and therefore remove the need for a planning application to be submitted. In doing this, LDO’s seek to simplify the planning process and help to provide the conditions to stimulate new economic development.

The Advanced Manufacturing Hub LDO grants planning permission for development associated with use classes B1 (b) Research and Development of products or process, B1 (c) light industry and B2 general industrial uses.

Advanced Manufacturing Hub LDO

Within the Advanced Manufacturing Hub LDO the following development would not require planning consent subject to the conditions and exemptions set out in the LDO below:

Operational Development for use within:

  1. Use Class B1 (b) Research and Development of products and Process
  2. Use Class B1 (c) Light Industry
  3. Use Class B2 General Industry: Use for the carrying out of an industrial process other than one falling in class B1

The LDO imposes conditions to ensure that it is capable of delivering the objectives for which it was made. These conditions set out clearly what development is and is not allowed under the LDO.

You can find out more about the Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub on our frequently asked questions page.

You can find a copy of the approved Local Development Order, boundary plan and committee reports below.

To enable development further, we have recently served a Compulsory Purchase Order to help assemble land for development.


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Last Updated : 17th April 2014