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Examination of Local Plan

Examination of Local Plan

Examination of Local Plan

The Inspector

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.

Hearings Timetable

Guidance Notes

Matters, Issues and Questions 

Examination Timetable

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.

Programme Officer

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

Email: programmeofficer@barrowbc.gov.uk

Telephone: 01229 876373

Post: Local Plan Examination Office, Development Services, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2LD.

Examination Library

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

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.