The following documents have recently been published, click on a
link below to view:
March 2013 - Annual Monitoring Report 2011/12
February 2013 - The Strategic Housing
Land Availability Assessment (2013) and
Retail & Town Centre Uses Study 2013 (Appendices
available at the foot of this page).
January 2013 - A revised Local Development
Scheme which takes effect from 31January
The Planning Policy Section is responsible for
preparing the statutory planning framework , through
consultation with local communities, which sets the broad framework
for acceptable development in the Borough.
Work is currently underway to produce a new Local Plan for
Barrow Borough, for further details please
visit our consultation page.
Local Development Framework (LDF)
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004,
introduced a 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.
More information on the Local Development
Framework documents produced can be found on the LDF page.
National Planning Policy
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
including Planning policy for traveller sites was published on 27
March 2012. The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the
Government's planning policies for England and how these are
expected to be applied. The associated Town and Country
Planning (Local Planning) Regulations came into force on 6
The NPPF requires local authorities to produce
a local plan which sets out the strategic priorities for the area,
this local plan should be based on up to date evidence about
the economic, social and environmental characteristics and
prospects of the area.
The NPPF is national planning guidance and replaces the
majority of the earlier Planning Policy Statements, Guidance
The current RSS, which was adopted in September
2008, became part of the Regional Strategy (RS) in April 2010
. The Government have confirmed their intention to pursue the
complete abolition of Regional Strategies shortly and included such
a provision in the 2011 Localism Act.
For further information on the saved Local Plan or forthcoming
Planning Policy documents, please see the links at the top of this
If you have any Planning Policy queries you may contact us
Telephone (01229) 876349 or 876363
Policy, Development Services, Barrow Borough Council
Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2LD
Charges for Planning Policy Documents
Most of the Council's planning policy documents are
available to download from this website. Hard copies or copies on
CD can obtained from: Planning Policy, Development
Services, Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street,
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2LD or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charges will be in accordance with the schedule below.
A number of background studies have also been
commissioned to support the development of the Council's planning
policies. Some of these documents are very large in size. Where
possible, these will be available to download (see
below), otherwise these can be obtained in hard copy or CD
format. Charges will be in accordance with the schedule below.
Where no charge is indicated, copies are charged at 10p per sheet
single-sided and 20p per sheet double-sided.
Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)
The following joint Supplementary Planning Guidance Documents
(SPG) are only available in hard copy format and can be obtained
from: The Strategic Planning Manager, Cumbria County Council,
Citadel Chambers, Carlisle CA3 8SG. Telephone: (01228) 606739.
The charges should be checked with the County Council.
Background Documents and Studies