Draft supplementary planning documents (SPD) Consultation

A new consultation relating to the Local Plan is now open. The Local Plan (adopted on Thursday 3 January 2019) contains policies to be considered when reviewing 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 approval of the Local Plan, including:

  • Biodiversity and Geodiversity
  • House Extensions and Other Domestic Alterations
  • Financial Contributions for Educational Provision (formerly Financial Contributions to Schools).


Amendments to these documents have been proposed to clarify some issues and improve their implementation.  

We’re asking for your views on the three revised SPDs during the consultation period running from Monday 3 July to Tuesday 8 August 2023. 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 barnsley.gov.uk/draftspdconsultation

The documents can also be viewed online or as paper copies at the Library @ the Lightbox, 1 The Glass Works, 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:   

  • emailing planningpolicy@barnsley.gov.uk
  • writing a letter to Planning Policy, Regeneration and Culture, Barnsley Council, PO Box 634, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 9GG

Please only use one method of reply to avoid duplication.

Comments must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 8 August 2023.


You can read about what you can expect when Barnsley Council collects and processes your personal information atwww.barnsley.gov.uk/privacy. We will produce and publish a document summarising the 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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