Apologies i misread the bill. New section 59A
Development orders: permission in principle
(1)A development order may either—
(a)itself grant permission in principle, in relation to land in
England that is allocated for development in a qualifying
document (whether or not in existence when the order is made)
for development of a prescribed description; or
(b)provide for the granting by a local planning authority in
England, on application to the authority in accordance with the
provisions of the order, of permission in principle for
development of a prescribed description.
The application route (part B) has no requirement for a ‘qualifying document’ such as a plan or register. The explanatory notes say it is for small sites (less than 10 units) only, but that is not on the face of the bill it is secondary legislation.
It makes sense to have a provision for small builders and small unidentified sites. However many commentators seem to have missed that clause (a) is for big sites and so have underestimated the scope of the Bill.