Examination of Local Plan
The Council submitted its Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate on 2nd February 2018.
The planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to independently examine the Local Plan is Karen Ridge LLB (Hons) MTPL.
The Inspector has produced a Hearings Timetable, Guidance Notes and Matters, Issues and Questions document, please refer to the links below.
Matters, Issues and Questions
The detailed timetable for the Examination can be found in the Examination Library and will be updated as necessary.
Submission – 2nd February 2018
Hearings – The Hearing sessions will commence at 10 am on Tuesday 5th June 2018. Sessions will be held on:
Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th June 2018
Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th June 2018
Tuesday 26th June 2018
The venue will be the Banqueting Hall, in Barrow Town Hall.
Report – Date to be confirmed
Adoption – Date to be confirmed
Notice of Examination Hearings
The Council has given notice of the Examination Hearings. See here for further information.
The Council has appointed Miss Carolyn Woodend as Programme Officer for the Examination, to manage the administration of the examination on behalf of the appointed Inspector and act as the liaison between the Inspector and representatives of the Council. Her contact details are:
Carolyn Woodend – Local Plan Programme Officer
Telephone: 01229 876373
Post: Local Plan Examination Office, Development Services, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2LD.
Documents relating to the examination can be viewed in the library here.
Further items will be added to this library as the Examination progresses and representors and other interested parties are encouraged to view it on a regular basis for new items and latest developments.
Local Plan Latest News
5th July 2018
The Local Plan Examination Hearings concluded on Tuesday 26th June however the Examination remains open until the Inspector has submitted her report to the council.
7th June 2018
The Local Plan Examination began on Tuesday 5th June and now underway. The Council issued an opening statement at the first hearing which can be found here.
1st June 2018
The Council has now responded to the query from the Inspector as detailed below. This response has now been added to the Examination Library or can be viewed here.
29th May 2018
The Inspector has sent a query to the Council via the Programme Officer, details of which can be found here. A formal response from the Council will be available in due course. The Council have also added some further documents to the Examination Library which are all detailed here.
24th May 2018
The Inspector has now finalised the timetable for the Examination hearings which can be found in the Examination Library, along with the Hearing Statements which have also been added.
17th April 2018
The Council has given notice that the Local Plan hearings will start on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 10 am in Barrow Town Hall.
13th April 2018
The Inspector has produced an initial timetable, guidance notes and Matters, Issues and Questions document which are available in the Examination Library.
5th March 2018
The examination process is now in the early stages. The hearings, when all matters and issues will be discussed, are likely to start in June. However details and dates will be confirmed in due course.