Planning News and Information

Planning News and Information

Powers and protections for trees and hedges in the community - (added Oct 2022)

Research Briefing 30th September 2022.

Public Hearing (Planning) - (added July 2022)


Public Hearing (Planning)

On 8th September 2022 at 10.00am

At The Town Hall, in the Drawing Room, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2LD 


Appeal by Mullberry Homes Ltd

Relating to the Enforcement Notice issued by Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council

Site Address: Land to the south of Leece Lane, Barrow in Furness, LA13 0JG

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State under paragraph 1(1) of schedule 6 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 will attend at the place, date and time shown above to decide the appeal(s).

Members of the public may attend the hearing and, at the Inspector’s discretion, express their views. If you, or anyone you know has a disability and is concerned about facilities at the inquiry venue, you should contact the council to confirm that suitable provisions are in place. Documents relating to the appeal(s) can be viewed online by using the following link: using the “Search” option and typing the reference number ENF/2021/0002 into the search box, click Go, click view and go into the Notices Tab to locate the necessary appeal documents. If you need any help or further information, please call our office.

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/W0910/C/21/3289544

Contact point at the Planning Inspectorate:

Eleanor Morris, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN Tel: 0303 444 45132 


Where applicable, you can use the internet to submit documents, to see information and to check the progress of cases through the Planning Portal. The address of our search page is -

B06/2021/0854  Marina Village(added April 2022)

Barrow Borough Council has approved the above planning application. The decision to approve was taken following the consideration of environmental information contained in the Environmental 
Statement accompanying the application and the result of statutory consultations. Please see Statement under Regulation 30(1) (d)

Biodiversity Net Gain - (added April 2022)

Natural England have produced a new brochure for developers in relation to BNG.  This is not detailed guidance but provides an accessible overview of the rationale and process for delivering biodiversity net gain through development projects and we hope it will be of assistance to you in preparing planning applications.

The brochure can be viewed here: Natural England Brochure

Biodiversity Net Gain - (added March 2022)

Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is an approach to development, and/or land management, that aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than it was beforehand. This means that developers will have to consider the environmental aspects of their proposed scheme, and how they can add positively to the local ecology. This could be through on site or off site measures which would need to be agreed at the submission stage.

The requirements for achieving BNG are set out in the NPPF and the Environment Act and also through our own Local Plan policies and Biodiversity and Development SPD. 

The Planning Advisory Service have just launched the ”Biodiversity Net Gain FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions” web page, working with Natural England and Defra to answer the questions they are most frequently asked. 

The webpage will be regularly updated and can be accessed via the link below: