High carbon infrastructure planning

Climate Emergency UK made this Freedom of Information request to Barrow in Furness Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 181 authorities Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

Barrow in Furness Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Climate Emergency UK

Dear Barrow in Furness Borough Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s planning in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information is most likely to be held by a planning officer or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following questions:

a. Has the Council approved any new*1 or expanded*2 roads or road junctions in its area from 1st January 2019 until 1st January 2023? Please list which ones were accepted.
*1 The intention of this question is to understand overall increases in road capacity, rather than recent housing developments. Please exclude minor roads built exclusively to connect new housing to the pre-existing road network.
*2 An expanded road or road junction is one that has increased capacity for motor vehicle traffic, not counting bus lanes, cycle infrastructure, or pedestrian infrastructure. Please include roads and junctions where new lanes have been added.

b. Has the council approved any new or expanded airport runways, terminals, measures to increase passenger numbers or other planning proposals that expand airport capacity in its area since 1st January 2019 until 1st January 2023? Please list which ones were accepted.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Freedom of Information, Barrow in Furness Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam


I have looked into your request for information and must inform you that the Council does not hold the information you require. You will need to contact Cumbria County Council.

I apologise that your request cannot be met but if you have any queries, concerns or any further information needs in the future then please contact me.

If the complaint still cannot be resolved you may contact the Council’s Corporate Services Manager at the address given above.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone: 01625 545 700

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information

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