Consultation on the Royston Masterplan Framework to begin

A community consultation exercise to gather views on the draft Royston Masterplan Framework will begin on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

The Masterplan Framework will support the development of a diverse new neighbourhood with a mix of housing types and tenures, creating high-quality homes. The framework covers land at the MU5 site and Land at Lee Lane, Royston. The site has been allocated for development within the Local Plan and can accommodate around 994 new homes, a primary school, and supporting infrastructure with facilities and small-scale retail. 

The draft Masterplan Framework considers:

  • Design quality and local character – reflecting the local landscape and nearby nature reserves
  • Housing mix and neighbourhood – a mix of housing types and tenures to provide high-quality homes for all
  • Engagement and stewardship - green space and grow gardens for the community
  • Landscape and open space – parks, landscaped links, trees and play areas
  • Sustainability and carbon zero - alternative energy usage and minimum carbon consumption
  • Sustainable active travel - active travel links to Royston and the surrounding countryside including the Trans Pennine Trail
  • Facilities and local hub – a place with a new primary school with a park and facilities for the community, including small retail space

The consultation will run for six weeks and take place from Wednesday 3 June from 10 am until Wednesday 15 July at 5 pm.

The details for the draft Masterplan Framework and consultation will be available online at (webpage will be live from Wednesday 3 June).

Barnsley Council are working with ARUP and Gillespies on the consultation and design of the final masterplan. 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.

David Shepherd, Service Director, Economic Regeneration and Culture said: "The Royston masterplan proposal covers major plans to deliver much-needed housing for the borough along with new primary school places." 

"The consultation will provide residents, businesses and community groups with the opportunity to shape the future of the site. Your views are important to us, so please complete your feedback online, which will be analysed to inform the final master planning framework."

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