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Policy & Performance

Policy & Performance

Policy and Performance, Plans and Reports from Barrow Borough Council.

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To enhance the economic and social future of the Borough to meet the needs and aspirations of the community.

Key aims to support the vision:   

  1. Effective community leadership.
  3. Investing in our economic future.
  5. Creating an enhanced quality of life for local residents.
  7. Developing a safe confident and socially inclusive community.
  9. Delivering high quality accessible services.

Performance Management.
Council Priorities 2015-19

Our priorities are:


The Council is committed to continuing to provide a greater choice of good quality housing and regenerate the oldest and poorest housing in the Borough.

Regeneration and Public Realm 

The Council is committed to working with partners and service providers to enhance the built environment and public realm.

Local Economy 

The Council is committed to work on mitigating the effects of cuts in public spending, their impact on the local economy and working to secure a long term economic recovery for our community.

Service Delivery

The Council strives to provide good quality, efficient and effective services while reducing overall expenditure.

Development Plan


As a result of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the national system for producing planning policy documents has changed and we are presently in a transitional phase between the old and the new systems.

The old development plan system of County Structure and Borough Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Guidance has been replaced by a new system comprising a Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) and a Local Development Framework (LDF). The Local Development Framework is a portfolio of spatial planning documents prepared by the Local Planning Authority.

Under the transitional arrangements, the old style Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Guidance and is saved for 3 years (or longer if the Secretary of State agrees), or until such time as it is replaced in whole or in part by the new LDF documents as they are produced. Each year the Council will publish a report - an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) setting out the progress of the LDF and indicating which policies and guidance continue to be saved.

Delivery of Local Authority Benefits

The effective and secure delivery of Local Authority Benefits is one of the means by which the Council aims to support delivery of the objectives set out in our 

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