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Barrow homes decision will be appealed

May 2015

A decision to refuse plans for new homes in Barrow will be appealed by housebuilder Story Homes.

Barrow Borough Council refused Story Homes’ plans for 38 new homes on the edge of Barrow in December 2014.

The proposals for the site, near Manor Farm and Rating Lane, were refused on the grounds of landscape impact and impact upon the nearby Furness Abbey despite them being worked up in consultation with English Heritage.

David Hayward, Development Planner for Story Homes said: “Our original plans, including the design and layout, were developed to accord with the expert advice received from English Heritage as well as detailed pre-application advice received from Barrow Borough Council on layout matters. We feel that our sensitive design led proposals are appropriate for the location and would not negatively impact on the nearby heritage assets.”

Story Homes’ proposals will provide new areas of public open space, available for use by existing and new residents alike, and the new homes would be sensitively design and arranged to fit in with the traditional farmsteads found in the locality.

The development would also support the Borough in meeting its identified housing needs for the future and create local employment opportunities directly and indirectly through sub contractors and the local supply chain.

The appeal has been validated by the Planning Inspectorate and it has been confirmed that it shall follow the inquiry procedure.

For more information about our planning application, click here.