Have your say on Hoyland North consultation

A community consultation exercise to gather views on the draft Hoyland North Masterplan Framework is underway.

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.

The draft Masterplan Framework looks at:

  • Local amenities – shops, services and public transport
  • Local infrastructure – road network, drainage, digital connectivity 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 six-week consultation period began on Monday, 5 August and runs until Tuesday, 17 September 2019.

The details for the draft Masterplan Framework and consultation are available on WYG's website: www.wyg.com/hoyland-north.

Display boards and printed information/questionnaires can also be found at Hoyland Library and the Library @ The Lightbox.

Two exhibition drop-in events are still to be held as part of the consultation on:

  • Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3pm to 7pm (Kirk Balk Academy)
  • Monday, 9 September 2019, 5pm to 6pm (Hoyland Library)

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 Robert Frost, Cabinet support member for Regeneration and Culture, said: "This consultation will provide residents, businesses and community groups with the opportunity to shape the future of the site.

"I urge anyone with an interest in the area to complete the online consultation or attend one of the drop-in events before Tuesday, 17 September. Your views are important to us, and all feedback will be analysed to inform the final Masterplan Framework."

Further information on the consultation and the Hoyland North masterplan area can be found at barnsley.gov.uk/masterplanning.

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