Consultation on the Hoyland North Masterplan Framework begins

A community consultation exercise to gather views on the draft Hoyland North Masterplan Framework will begin on Monday, 5 August 2019.

Barnsley Council and WYG are working in collaboration with Harworth Group and Hoyland Developments Limited to prepare a draft Masterplan Framework covering a number of sites on the northern edge of Hoyland Common. The sites have already been allocated for development within the adopted Local Plan and can altogether accommodate around 765 new homes and 37 hectares of land for employment use. Sites include:

  • HS56: land off Shortwood Roundabout, Hoyland
  • HS64: land north of Hoyland Road, Hoyland Common
  • HS66: land west of Upper Hoyland Road
  • ES14: Rockingham
  • ES17: land south of Dearne Valley Parkway

The draft Masterplan Framework looks at:

  • Local amenities – shops, services and public transport
  • Local infrastructure – road network, drainage and utilities
  • Technical constraints - land stability, biodiversity and heritage
  • Design considerations – movement and transport, place making principles, green space, recreational facilities, health, sustainability and energy usage

The consultation will run for six weeks and take place from Monday, 5 August 2019 to Tuesday, 17 September 2019.

The details for the draft Masterplan Framework and consultation will be available on WYG's website: Display boards and printed information/questionnaires can also be found at Hoyland Library and the Library @ The Lightbox.

Two exhibition drop-in events are being held as part of the consultation at Kirk Balk Academy in Hoyland on:

  • Wednesday 14 August 2019, 3pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 29 August 2019, 3pm to 7pm

Feedback received from the consultation will be reviewed and fed into the final Masterplan Framework which will need to be approved by Full Council before adoption.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: "The Hoyland North Masterplan is the first masterplan to be developed following the adoption of the Local Plan. The draft framework is incredibly important and will consider the impact of development on Hoyland's existing community, highway infrastructure and local facilities and services.

"The consultation will provide residents, businesses and community groups with the opportunity to shape the future of the site. I encourage anyone with an interest in the area to complete the online consultation or attend one of the drop-in events. Your views are important to us, and all feedback will be analysed to inform the final masterplanning framework."

Further information on the consultation and the Hoyland North masterplan area can be found at


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