Design of housing development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

A new Local Plan related consultation is now open. The Local Plan (adopted on 3 January 2019) contains policies to be considered when determining planning applications. Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) contain further advice and explain how these policies will be applied.

A number of SPDs were adopted following the adoption of the Local Plan, including the design of housing development SPD. Amendments are proposed to update this document and clarify some issues to improve its implementation.

We’re asking for your views on the revised design of the Housing Development SPD during the four week consultation period running from Monday 3 October to Monday 31 October 2022. Comments received will be considered when drafting the final version.

You can find out more about the proposed changes, read the consultation document and make your comments using our online form on our website at

The documents can also be viewed online or as paper copies at Library@thelightbox, 1 The Glassworks, Barnsley Town Centre, and at all branch libraries across the borough, during normal opening hours. You can access the internet for free at all libraries in Barnsley.  

If you can’t complete the online form you can also submit your comments by: 

  • email to
  • post to Planning Policy, Regeneration and Culture, Barnsley Council, PO Box 634, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 9GG

Please use one method of reply only to avoid duplication of representations.

Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 31 October 2022.

You can read about what you can expect when Barnsley Council collects and processes your personal information at We will produce and publish a document summarising comments made. We will not publish your personal information.

If you are responding by email or post and would like us to let you know when the final version of the SPD has been adopted by the council you must confirm in your response that you have read the privacy statement.

If you need any further information please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01226 772606. 

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