Neighbourhood planning

Barrowford Neighbourhood Plan

***Public Consultation***

What's happening?

Barrowford Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Pendle Council for Examination on Friday 6 July 2018. To give you a final chance to have your say on the proposals in the Plan, a public consultation is taking place between Friday 20 July 2018 and Friday 31 August 2018.

You can read the documents here or on the Barrowford Parish Council website. You can also view them at the following locations, during their normal opening hours:

  • Barrowford Parish Council Office, Holmefield House, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 8ND
  • Barrowford Public Library, Ann Street, Barrowford, BB9 8QH
  • Pavilion Café, Victoria Park, Carr Road, Barrowford, BB9 7SS 
  • Number One Market Street, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LJ
  • Nelson Public Library, Market Square, Nelson BB9 7PU

Comments should be sent in writing to:


Post: Pendle Council, Strategic Services, Planning, Building Control & Licensing, Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7LG

All comments must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 31 August.

Data protection: The personal information you provide cannot be treated as confidential. The Council is obliged to make all representations available for public inspection. However, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018, the personal information you provide will only be used by Pendle Council for the purpose of preparing new planning policy documents. Any contact details will be removed from the representation before being published.

Notification of the Examination: If you wish to be notified of the outcome of the Examination please include a specific request with your representation.

Following the close of the consultation the Submission Plan, accompanying documents and all comments recieved will be sent to the person appointed to conduct an independent examination of the Plan. Provided that the examination is successful the Plan will proceed to a public referendum. If a simple majority of votes are in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan we will formally adopt the Plan. It will then be used to determine planning applications in the Barrowford neighbourhood area.

What has happened so far...

A public consultation of the draft Neighbourhood Plan was carried out between Monday 23rd October 2017 and Friday 8th December 2017. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will now consider the responses to the consultation and make any necessary changes to the plan before submitting it to Pendle Council for further consultation and Examination. Further information and the consultation documents can be found on the Neighbourhod Plan pages of the Barrowford Parish Council website

Barrowford Parish Council has recently carried out a public consultation on an initial draft of its Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation period closed on Sunday 28th August 2016. The Parish Council will now consider the comments received before publishing a revised version of the plan for further consultation. You can find out more details and view the draft plan on the Barrowford Parish Council website

Barrowford Parish Council has submitted a formal written notification to Pendle Council stating its intention to prepare a neighbourhood plan.

A public consultation was held between 28th August 2015 and 25th September 2015 giving people a chance to consider and comment on the proposed boundary for the neighbourhood plan area. Five responses were received by the Council to the consultation with the majority supporting the designation of the plan area. The comments are available to view below.

At the meeting of the Council's Executive on Thursday 22nd October 2015 it was resolved that the Parish area for Barrowford be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning. The public notice confirming the designation can be viewed below.

Documents to Download

Notice of designation of the Barrowford Neighbourhood Plan Area

Consultation comments on the Barrowford Neighbourhood Area proposal

Barrowford Neighbourhood Area Proposal