Through Planning Aid England an independent study was commissioned, for the Neighbourhood Plan, to look at the likely future housing requirements in Oxspring over the next 15 years. The first draft report has been prepared and this needs to be discussed with the planning officers at Barnsley MBC. A draft policy proposal on housing can then be prepared for the NP. This draft, together with the other draft policies which local resident voluteers have been working on over the summer, can then be presented to the community for their comments in the autumn. A drop-in session, or sessions, will be held to give everyone a chance to put their points of view forward. The draft policies being prepared, and the relevant people responsible, can be found under the news item Draft Policies Being Prepared. Anyone wishing to assist with the plan or with any enquiries can contact the chair of the Steering Group, whose details are at the bottom of each of the website pages or use the Contact form.