Barnsley Local Plan Examination 2016-18

Barnsley’s Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 23 December 2016. It is being examined by an independent Inspector.

The Examination Timetable

The examination to determine whether the plan is sound will be conducted by Inspector Sarah Housden BA (Hons) MRTPI.

The consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications to the Publication Draft 2016 of the Barnsley Local Plan will run from Friday 13th July until Tuesday 28th August 2018. More information relating to what is being consulted on and how to make a representation is provided on the Modifications Consultation webpage.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact the Programme Officer using the contact details below.

Frequently visit this page and the examination timeline for further updates relating to the progress of the examination. 

Evidence base documents submitted to the Inspector can be viewed and downloaded from the Examination Library and Evidence Base. In addition copies of the key submission documents can be viewed at the Barnsley Central Library in Wellington House, 36 Wellington Street, Barnsley S70 1WA during normal opening hours, Monday to Saturday. Our Local Plan Submission Statement sets out where and when the Local Plan and submitted documents are available.

Any questions for the Inspector or for the Examination in general need to be directed at the Programme Officer – not the Inspector.

The Inspector

Sarah Housden BA(Hons) MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether our Local Plan is sound. All correspondence with the Inspector must be made through the Programme Officer.

The Programme Officer

The administration of the examination is arranged through the appointed Programme Officer, who is an independent officer of the Examination, working under the Inspector's direction.

For all matters concerning the examination please contact the Programme Officer using the details below:

Mr Richard Gilbert


Phone: 07713326295

Local Plan Programme Officer
Forwarded via Planning Policy Team
Economic Regeneration
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
PO Box 634
S70 9GG