Regeneration

Regeneration and investment

In partnership with developers and the Sheffield City Region (SCR), we're investing in Barnsley and creating development opportunities which will enhance employment aspirations in the borough.

Our Jobs and Business Plan aims to create 39,000 jobs and attract 1,600 new businesses to Barnsley by 2033.

The plan has five main themes:

  • invest in infrastructure
  • attracting inward investment
  • improving the town centre
  • growing existing businesses
  • encouraging higher productivity start-ups

You can read about our progress in our Jobs and Business Plan review 2017-2020.

You can read the details of the 2014-2017 Jobs and Business Plan here

Watch the video

For an overview of investment in Barnsley, see our video and find out more about our Town Spirit.

Watch the video

Regional economic plan

As part of the Sheffield City Region we've secured funding for projects within six thematic priorities:

  • skills, employment and education
  • business growth
  • housing and infrastructure (integrated infrastructure plan)
  • transport
  • trade and investment
  • promoting the city region

The Sheffield City Region Strategic Economic Plan aims to deliver 70,000 new private sector jobs and 6,000 new businesses over a ten year period.

Read the plan

We also work alongside Leeds City Region, and are investing to improve our local high streets for businesses and residents through our Principal Towns and Local Centres projects.