Planning - Development Control

Important Information (COVID-19) - Delivering Planning Services in Barrow Borough

The Town Hall remains closed to the public and all officers remain working remotely using laptops, mobile phones and email. We will shortly be reintroducing site visits which will be arranged beforehand with the applicant to ensure that safety measures are in place. Where matters need urgent face to face discussion, and social distancing permits, some site meetings may take place. We ask for your assistance and understanding. For full details please see the statement below:

Statement - Delivering Planning Services in Barrow Borough       > 

Contacting Us 

Please use the consult planning Inbox but expect significant delays as it is not constantly monitored. We ask for your understanding in this matter.

Development Control

The purpose of the Development Control Service is to protect amenity and the environment and ensure that change is managed, in the public interest.  It is not designed to protect the interests of one person over another.

Within the framework of legislation approved by Parliament, this Council tries to ensure that development is allowed where it is needed, whilst ensuring that the character and amenity of the area is not adversely affected by new buildings or changes in the use of existing buildings or land. Planning decisions are guided by the Borough's Development Plan.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact one of our officers.

How to Get In Touch

You can get in touch with us by email, telephone and post, or by calling into our offices at Barrow Town Hall:



01229 876543


Barrow in Furness Borough Council, Development Control, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 2LD

Feedback on Development Control Service

As a department we always welcome any comments relating to the service that you have received. These are valued as they highlight areas in our service where we can make improvements or make changes to our working practice. If you need to make a complaint this would initially be dealt with within the department and therefore the contact details above would apply.