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 for examination by an independent Inspector.

The examination was conducted for a period of just under two years and is now closed.

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council are in receipt of the Inspector’s Report detailing the modifications necessary for the Local Plan to be found sound and in line with national policy.

A Full Council meeting to consider adoption of the Local Plan is scheduled for 3 January 2019. Find out more about the Full Council meeting here.

You can read the Inspector’s Report and resultant appendix of modifications here (PDF, 2MB) Paper copies are available to view at Barnsley Central, Penistone and Goldthorpe libraries. You can access the internet for free at all libraries in Barnsley.

Events relating to the timeline of the examination, representations and hearing statements submitted to the Inspector, as well as the Local Plan’s evidence base documents can be viewed and downloaded here.

Any questions regarding the Examination should be made to the Planning Policy team.