"Oxspring Parish Council's mission is to Retain, develop and enhance the quality of life in Oxspring"


Oxspring is a small but growing village community of under 500 households nestling in the eastern foothills of the Pennines a short journey from Barnsley and the M1. Sheffield, Wakefield, Leeds and Manchester are all within a 30 miles radius.


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.

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.

Barnsley Local Plan Response

These are the responses to Barnsley Council from the Neighbourhood Plan Group and Parish Counci.

Barnsley Local Plan

 As discussed at the Parish Council meeting on the 5th February, we plan to hold a meeting for residents of Oxspring to discuss matters surrounding the proposal by BMBC to erect 66 dwellings on site EC6 and to safeguard land identified as site EC7.

As advised at their last meeting the Parish Council will be objecting to this proposed development, and any resident who would also like to object will be supported to make their feelings known by the deadline date of 12th March 2018. We will hopefully be providing valid planning reasons for you to use, and any resident who needs help with submitting their objections will be supported.

Please come along and talk to us. The more objections we can make the stronger the case we have for getting this proposal overruled.


Objections to the proposed development sites in Oxspring must be submitted by the 12th March 2018
either via the link on Barnsley Councils website:


Or by email to PO@barnsley.gov.uk
Or by post to The Programme Officer c/o Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, PO Box 634, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 9GG

Some good advice on valid objections to proposed plans can be found at

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council – Local Plan Examination Consultation 2018

Click READ MORE for more information and attachments on responding

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