Coastal LDO (Local Development Order)

The purpose of the proposed Coastal Local Development Order is to assist holiday parks within the defined Coastal Zone with their recovery from the economic impact of Covid-19 as well as encouraging the broader economic regeneration of the area.

Under current planning permissions, most holiday parks are permitted to operate between March 15 and October 31 in each calendar year ('the summer season').

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and central government regulation of domestic travel, the 2020 summer season has been very badly affected with holiday parks remaining closed. The economy of the Coastal Zone very largely depends upon the holiday parks and so their recovery is vital to ensure a recovery from the pandemic. The principal permission given by the proposed Order is to allow, for a two year period, all year round holiday occupancy of existing and authorised holiday parks and seasonal accommodation destinations. In addition certain types of ancillary development and alterations (related to the Park in question) are permitted by the proposed Order and these are set out in Schedule 2 of the Consultation Draft.


The Consultation

The District Council is consulting on the draft LDO between September 2 and 30, 2020 and welcomes comments and feedback. 

The consultation and associated documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can request a hard copy of the Order which can be posted to you by emailing; by calling Planning Reception on 01507 613175 / 613176 or by writing to Paul Edwards, Assistant Director Planning, East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP.

If you wish to make representations about the LDO, you should make them in writing, before September 30 to the local planning authority at the postal or email addresses above.


The Legal Stuff

A Local Development Order (LDO) is a blanket grant of planning permission promoted and given by the local planning authority under a specific power (Article 38 of the Development Management Procedure Order).

Planning permission is granted within an area identified in the Order and for development of specified types and uses. An adopted Order removes the need for the submission of planning applications for those developments identified within it.

The Consultation Draft is the instrument which would grant the planning permission if adopted. However, it does not remove the need for consents under other legislation, such as The Building Regulations, Advertisement Regulations or caravan site or other licences for specific operations and activities on the site.