April 2018

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HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR OXSPRING

Further to representations by Oxspring Parish Council, Oxspring residents, the Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan Group, and other statutory bodies we wish to advise you of Barnsley Council’s current position on sites in Oxspring.

 

 

In light of the representations, and specifically those from Historic England, Barnsley Council have re-considered the proposed sites EC6 and EC7 at Oxspring and we are happy to confirm that these two sites have now been dropped from Barnsley's Local Plan. However, Barnsley Council have indicated that there may be a potential for future windfall sites where appropriate, which could be allowed under NPPF paragraph 89 bullet point 5, in respect of providing limited affordable housing for local community needs. Barnsley Council therefore does not wish to continue to propose sites EC6 and EC7 as modifications.

 

In line with discussions at our public meeting in early April, we are still supporting the development of Site EC8 on Roughbirchworth Lane and this site will remain in Barnsley Council's Local Plan as a potential site for building.

 

We are also pleased to report that at the recent hearings held by the Local Plan Inspector, Sarah Housden, it was confirmed by Barnsley Council that there are NO plans for any large scale developments in Oxspring.

 

The above is completely in line with our Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Parish Council AGM

14/05/2018 - 7:15pm - 9:15pm

9 April 18 Minutes

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9 Apr 2018

Annual Assembly

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14 May 2018

Annual Meeting of Parish Council

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14 May 2018

Update on EC6 and EC7 on Sheffield Road

Dear Resident,
We have been informed that sites EC6 and EC7 on Sheffield Road, Oxspring are being removed from the Barnsley Local Plan.

The BMBC statement is as follows:

"In light of the representation from Historic England we have re-considered the proposed sites EC6 and EC7 at Oxspring. We have considered the option of retaining the proposed allocations and adding the heritage hatching which would retain the allocation with a significantly reduced yield. However we don't think exceptional circumstances exist to justify this approach given the number of units that could be accommodated when balanced against the amount of Green Belt release required to facilitate those units. There may be a potential for future windfalls where appropriate which could be allowed under NPPF paragraph 89 bullet point 5, in respect of providing limited affordable housing for local community needs. The Council therefore does not wish to continue to propose sites EC6 and EC7 as modifications."
Best regards,
Steph Tolson
Clerk to Oxspring Parish Council.

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