Welcome to the Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan

Many communities and villages such as ours are coming under considerable pressure for more development in order to meet increasing housing needs. In the Barnsley Borough Council area it is estimated that 21,500 new homes will have to be built within the next fifteen years.  The Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan will take a proactive stand on how new housing, and other development, could best be incorporated into our Parish in a sustainable and viable way.  It aims to do this without compromising the essence of a rural environment and a community which is set within the limits of the Green Belt, the River Don and the Trans Pennine Trail.

A Vision for the Future of Oxspring

To maintain the character of a rural village whilst moving forwards with an infrastructure that will support 21st century living.

This Vision will enable us to keep a foothold in the past whilst moving the village forward.


Oxspring Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan 2014 – 2033

Click here to download the document (pdf) »


This is a consultation document.

This Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Oxspring Parish has been published for public consultation under Regulation 14 Town and Country Planning, England, Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and comments are invited for

6 weeks from 21st March 2016 to 5pm 2nd May 2016.

Hard copies of the document (and some Representation Forms) are available for viewing at Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6BR.

Hard copies and Representation Forms can also be requested from:

The Clerk to the Council, Stephanie Tolson: Tel: 01226 792657 or 01226 379895 email: OPC@tolson818.fsnet.co.uk.

A Representation Form is provided for comments, but the Parish Council also welcomes comments by email or in writing. Please return completed forms and other comments in writing to: The Clerk to the Council (see above)

Representation Form Download (word document) »


For more information visit the Draft Plan page here »


Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan Area.

Neighbourhood Plan Area Map – pdf »


Latest News

Local people turned out to give their views and voted in favour of the Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan at the Referendum which was held by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. On Thursday 2nd May 2019 voters in Oxspring took to the polls to vote in their Neighbourhood Plan referendum. A majority voted in support of the Plan […]
The Referendum on Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan will take place on 2 May 2019. Due to the size of the relevent documents they can not be displayed on this site but they are displayed on the Parish Council Website at :- https://www.oxspring-parish.com/news/oxspring-neighbourhood-plan-notice-referendum Should you require more details please contact the Parish Council at clerk@oxspring-parish.com    
The Parish Council are pleased to advise that R J Bryan, B.A. Hons. M.R.T.P.I. the independent examiner appointed to examine Oxspring Neighbourhood Development Plan, is pleased to announce that the Plan, as modified by his recommendations, should proceed to a Referendum. His recommendations have been accepted and approved by both Barnsley Council Planning Department and […]