The Saved Local Plan

The Saved Local Plan

The Local Plan is a statutory document prepared by the Borough Council, which forms part of the development plan for the Borough. It sets out its planning policies for the development and use of land.

As a result of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the national system for producing planning policy documents changed, at this time older style development plans and supplementary planning guidance were formally saved, to be gradually replaced by new planning policy guidance.

The Local Plan saved* by Barrow Borough Council consists of:

  • Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council Local Plan Review 1996-2006 (Adopted 24th August 2001); and
  • The Housing Chapter Alteration 2006 (Adopted 2nd June 2006)


The Development of the Saved Local Plan

The Council first adopted a Borough-wide Local Plan in November 1991. The nominal end date for the Plan was 1996 and a comprehensive Review of the document was carried out resulting in the Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council Local Plan Review 1996-2006, which was adopted on 24 August 2001. The housing chapter of the Local Plan Review was subsequently amended and this 'Housing Chapter Alteration' was adopted on 2 June 2006. 

Please note: As of 28 September 2007, Policies A2,  D14,  F17 and G11 of the Local Plan Review were cancelled; and as of the 2 June 2009, Policy B2 of the Housing Chapter Alteration 2006 was also cancelled.

The adoption of the Barrow Port Area Action Plan Development Plan Document (AAP) on 12 July 2010 has resulted in the cancellation of Policy A15 of the Local Plan Review and the superseding in part of a number of other saved policies. The Barrow Port AAP supersedes all the Local Plan allocations with in the AAP Area, apart from the Ground 'Water Protection Area Relating to the Major Aquifer'.


Replacing Saved Policies

Introduction of the Localism Act 2011 and the National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012, resulted in further significant changes to the national system for producing planning policy documents. The Council intends to produce a single document which will contain the strategic policies, land allocations, development control policies and a proposals map. We are working towards this now, please see page The New Local Plan.

The Saved Local Plan, in the form that it was adopted in 2001 and formally Altered in 2006, can still be seen below for reference. Care should be taken viewing these documents as a number of the policies and allocations they show are now superseded.

Please remember that some of the content has been superseded.

Please note: It is recommended that you view the interactive version of the 'Barrow-in-Furness Adopted Proposals Map' which shows the up to date  Development Plan policies and the remaining saved policies of the Local Plan.

The interactive Adopted Proposals Map is available through the Council's Web Mapping Service and can be seen by following the link below