Barnsley's Local Plan

The Adopted Local Plan and Policies Map sets out how the Council will manage physical development of the borough on behalf of residents and businesses. This includes providing sufficient land in the right places to attract more businesses into the borough and to allow existing businesses to grow. The aim of this is to create more and better jobs to improve earnings and increase opportunities for local residents. It also aims to provide improved housing to meet existing need and the needs of future generations whilst at the same time protecting what is special about the borough.

Following public consultation and examination by an Independent Planning Inspector, Barnsley's Local Plan was adopted by Full Council on 3 January 2019. 

Following the adoption of the Local Plan we've produced new and updated Supplementary Planning Documents which contain advice for people applying for planning permission. We use these to help us make decisions on planning applications alongside the Local Plan.

Online policies map

You can see the allocations on the map below:

Local Plan maps 2019

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You can download the inset maps as pdf documents:

  1. Districts
  2. Movement
  3. Public spaces
  4. Development sites
  5. Primary shopping area and shopping frontages
  6. Surface coal resource
  7. PEDL areas
  8. Tall buildings

The Adoption Statement and Sustainability Appraisal (see reference SD4) are available to view here.

The Inspector's Report and its appendix set out the Inspector's recommendations for changes that we have to make following the examination process and the reasons for them. These modifications and the associated map changes have been incorporated into the adopted Local Plan.

We have also published a number of additional changes (including some minor changes to the Policies Map) and further additional changes that do not materially affect the policies in the plan. Historical information is available on the Examination web pages. We have also produced a guide to the changes made to policy and site reference numbers in the Adopted Local Plan.

The adopted document and Policies Map, together with the Joint Waste Plan adopted in March 2012, is now the statutory development plan for Barnsley.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here.

If you have other questions about the Local Plan, please contact the Planning Policy Team.