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Rushcliffe Borough Council has now launched a statutory consultation for the Draft Local Development Order (LDO) at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station Site

The statutory consultation follows the previous round of non-statutory consultation initiated in late 2021. This consultation website relates to the first round of non-statutory and is now closed for responses.

Since then, the LDO and supporting documents have been developed, taking into account feedback received from the initial consultation. 

All interested parties, including members of the public and statutory stakeholders now have until Monday 5 September 2022 to have your say on proposals to help shape the future redevelopment of Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station Site.

The documents can be viewed on the Borough Council’s website at (search using reference number 22/01339/LDO), or by using the Quick Response (QR) code:

What is a Local Development Order (LDO)?

A Local Development Order (LDO) is a planning tool which Local Planning Authorities can use to streamline the planning process. LDOs create certainty for investors, speed up the planning process and accelerate delivery of the sites, whilst enabling the Council to retain control over the future use of the site.

Government guidance encourages Councils and landowners to work together when preparing LDOs, and also encourages the use of LDOs to achieve planning permission on Freeport sites.

The LDO could grant planning permission for a range of modern industrial uses on the redeveloped site, including advanced manufacturing, low-carbon energy production, battery production, energy storage, logistics, and research and development.

Proposed timeline

Draft LDO preparation

Early 2022

Round 2 public consultation

Spring/Summer 2022

LDO adoption

Autumn 2022

Approval of detailed proposals


Construction expected to start


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Data Protection and Privacy Notice

The personal information you provide will only be used by Rushcliffe Borough Council, the Data Controller, in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation 2016/Data Protection Act 2018 to undertake a statutory function (also known as a ‘public task’) and solely for the purposes of preparing the Local Development Order for the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station site

Your personal data is collected, processed and retained in accordance with the privacy notice for preparing of the Local Development Order.  Details of which are available at:  

Your data protection rights are not absolute and in most cases are subject to the Borough Council demonstrating compliance with other statutory legislation.  For further information please see: