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The New Local Plan

The New Local Plan

Barrow Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan which will update and replace current local planning policy. View the current Local Plan

The Plan will cover the period up to 2031 and shape the future of the Borough through new planning policies. It will also  allocate sites for development and protect important areas such  as natural habitats and public open spaces. It is hoped that the Local Plan will be adopted in 2018. 

What is the next stage?

The Council submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for examination on Friday 2nd February 2018.   

In line with the guidance set out in the National Planning Policy Framework the Council considers that the Plan is ‘sound’ in that it is positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

More information can be found here.

Please see below details of joining our consultation database so that you will receive information on the examination of the Local Plan.

Future Consultations

We currently hold a database which includes interested organisations, groups and individuals that want to be kept informed about future developments regarding the Local Plan.

If you would like to be added to the database and consulted on the progress of the Local Plan then contact the Planning Policy Team via email/phone and provide us with the following details; name, address, organisation (if applicable), phone number and email address.

Email: developmentplans@barrowbc.gov.uk    

Phone: 01229 876341