Consultation begins today on eight SPDs and PANs

Barnsley Council is undertaking a four-week public consultation, from today, Monday 16 September, until Monday 14 October on eight Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Planning Advice Notes (PANs).

Anyone with an interest is being encouraged to take part and share their views. Comments will be considered, and a further report will be taken to Cabinet detailing any changes made as a result of the consultation.

The eight new or updated documents being consulted on 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

The SPDs and PANs sit alongside the Local Plan and provide further details, advice and guidance on specific topics and how they will be applied to a planning application. The Local Plan was adopted by Full Council on 3 January 2019 and considers the future use of all land within the borough up to the year 2033. It will be used when considering planning applications and its adoption will provide clarity to businesses, residents and council partners.

In addition to the consultation on SPDs and PANs, Barnsley Council is also seeking views on the draft Cawthorne conservation area appraisal, its management plan and an extension to the area. The appraisal outlines the special interest of the conservation village, sets out proposals around managing change, and proposes some limited extensions to the boundary of the area.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The consultation is open to everyone, so please log on to our website, have a look at the documents and take the opportunity to comment. These documents will play a big part in how we make decisions on planning applications.

“This consultation follows on from the one we did in March, and The Sustainable Travel and Planning Obligations SPD’s have been amended due to the comments we received. Your feedback is essential in informing our decisions and we want to encourage anyone interested to get involved and share their views."

Take part in the consultations here.

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