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. 

Barnsley’s statutory development plan consists of the Local Plan, the Joint Waste Plan and the Oxspring Neighbourhood development plan.

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.

We are currently consulting on a further set of Supplementary Planning Documents and Planning Advice Notes.  We are also asking for people’s views on the draft Cawthorne Conservation Area Appraisal, its Management Plan and an extension to the area.  The consultation period runs from Monday 16 September 2019 to Monday 14 October 2019.  You can view, download and comment on the documents using our online consultation system.

Barnsley’s Local Plan includes some site allocations which require the production of a Masterplan Framework.  The individual site policies explain why a Masterplan Framework is needed.

Online policies map

You can see the allocations on the map below:

Local Plan maps adopted in 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.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here.

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