Cabinet to discuss the adoption of Supplementary Planning Documents

Barnsley Council’s cabinet members will consider approving eight new Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and Planning Advice Notes (PAN) on Wednesday 13 November. The eight documents being discussed have undergone a four-week consultation.

Following the adoption of the Local Plan on 3 January 2019, a suite of updated and new SPD’s/ PAN’s has been prepared. These documents have been written to sit alongside the plan and provide advice and guidance on specific issues.

The eight new or updated documents being considered for approval include:

  • Sustainable Travel
  • Planning Obligations
  • Parking
  • Section 38 agreements- relates to adoption of the highway
  • Section 278 agreements – relates to works within the highway
  • Development on land affected by contamination
  • Elsecar Conservation Area Design and Maintenance Guide
  • Cawthorne Village Design Statement

Consultation on the eight documents took place over four weeks between Monday 16 September and Monday 14 October. A total of 38 comments were received from seven consultees. One late response was received, which made three comments.  The breakdown of how many comments were made on each draft SPD/ PAN is given in appendix 1 of the report, which summarises the main issues covered by the documents. Appendix 1 also sets out the main issues raised in the consultation responses and any key points that have been changed in response.

The Sustainable Travel and Planning Obligations SPDs were consulted on previously. They were held back from adoption with the 18 documents in May 2019 to enable the comments made at that time to be given further consideration.

The cabinet report seeks authority to adopt all eight of the documents that were the subject of consultation. The report will go to Full Council on Thursday 28 November.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The new documents will play a big part in how we make decisions on planning applications.

“We want to thank everybody who's taken time to participate in the consultation and look forward to working together with residents and businesses to make Barnsley a better place to live, work, invest and visit.”

The full Cabinet report can be read here.

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