Local Plan consultations

A consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications to the Publication Draft 2016 of the Barnsley Local Plan is currently open here. The consultation is seeking views on the proposed Main Modifications that have resulted from the Examination of the Local Plan.

The Local Plan for Barnsley is currently under examination. The plan sets out how and where development will take place up until 2033.  We have already carried out consultations on this plan as detailed below.

We currently expect the Local Plan to be adopted in late 2018 and will run until 2033. 

 Consultations  Details
Development Sites and Places Consultation 2012         This considered the future use of all land within Barnsley. The main issues raised are included in our summary of public responses 2012. We also consulted on a Town Centre Area Action Plan. These comments were used to help prepare the 2014 Draft Local Plan documents. 
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Consultation 2014            As part of the preparation of the first draft of the Local Plan we reviewed the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. This document sets out the scope and level of detail of the information to be included in the Sustainability Appraisal which we must carry out during the preparation of the Local Plan. The report is about sustainable development and the extent to which the emerging Local Plan helps to achieve relevant environmental, economic and social objectives, as well as how we will deal with any issues that may arise from development. It was available for comment between 14th April and 19th May 2014.
First Draft Local Plan Consultation
(November 2014 to January 2015)
Read the consultation documents, background papers and see the online policies map with the allocations shown here.
Local Plan Additional   Consultation
(October to December 2015)       
Following the first consultation we wanted to get your views on some proposed new sites and new policies and issues that we put forward.
Local Plan Publication Consultation
(June to August 2016)
In summer 2016 we consulted with residents and others on the full Local Plan that we propose to submit to the government. You can read the proposed submission documents and the evidence base here.
Local Plan Examination Consultation (January to March 2018) We would like to invite you to comment on the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions. These relate to further work done by the Council to address the issues in the Inspector’s interim findings letter dated 15 August, 2017.  This consultation is now closed. 
Local Plan Proposed Modifications Consultation July to August 2018

We would like to invite you to comment on the proposed modifications to the Local Plan here. These modifications are changes recommended by the Inspector to address issues of soundness identified during the Examination of the Local Plan. The consultation is also seeking views on the omission sites identified for housing and safeguarded land during the Examination.