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

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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.

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.

IMPORTANT!!

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

http://consult.barnsley.gov.uk/portal/development/planning/lpec/lpec2018

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
http://planninglawblog.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-object.html?m=1

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council – Local Plan Examination Consultation 2018
consult.barnsley.gov.uk 

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Under 13s (year 8) football players

Oxspring F.C are looking for under 13s football players.

If you are interested in playing or finding out more then contact:

Darren (Oxspring u13s)tel-07863556382

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

Did you know that the Parish Council Minutes are available right here on this website?
http://oxspring-parish.com/?q=all_council_minutes

Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan Website

Update February 2014:
The Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan Group now has a dedicated website.
Please view http://oxspringplan.org.uk/ for all the latest news, minutes of meetings and updates on the Neighbourhood Plan's progress.

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