Planning for Development
Future development will take place in Barton, however with a neighbourhood plan in place Barton Parish Council becomes a statutory consultee in any planning applications large or small.
This, unlike the current situation, will result in Barton Parish Council having a much greater influence in various aspects of future planning applications and will put the Parish Council on the same footing as other statutory consultees for example: Lancashire County Council & United Utilities.
Barton Parish Council’s representations could result in amendments being made to the plans of large developers and so minimise the impact on the village.
Barton Village Steering Group will be engaging with residents to seek their opinions on how future developments could be planned and implemented to maintain sustainable growth within the village