An open letter to residents of Oxspring from Yorkshire Land Ltd has been published on the Oxspring Fields website. Follow the link to view http://www.oxspring-fields.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/YLL-OL-11.01-AN-OPEN-LETTER-FROM-YORKSHIRE-LAND-Limited-25-NOVEMBER-2015.pdf) Yorkshire Land Ltd have proposals to build a development on land they refer to as Oxspring Fields. Earlier in the year a document outlining their proposals was sent to residents of Oxspring. Full details are available on the website http://www.oxspring-fields.co.uk/ The Parish Council of Oxspring is currently preparing a Neighbourhood Plan which has to follow set procedures and be in line with national and local planning policy frameworks (National Planning Policy Framework and Barnsley MBC Local Plan). The First Draft of Oxspring’s Neighbourhood Plan will be published on Friday 4 December 2015 and comments are invited on that First Draft. At this stage it is worth making just two short comments about the letter from Yorkshire Land Ltd and the proposals referred to. Firstly, the Oxspring Fields proposal is on an area of Green Belt land which, as far as can be determined at this stage, BMBC do not intend to take out of Green Belt in the foreseeable future. Secondly, the area of land in question is entirely in the Parish of Hunshelf, not Oxspring. A more detailed response to some of the accusations made in YLL’s letter will be considered by the Parish Council and published in due course.
A first draft of a revised neighbourhood development plan for Oxspring has been produced by Louise Kirkup of Kirwells, the consultants working with the Neighbourhood Plan team. In the November 2015 edition of the Parish Newsletter residents and other relevant stakeholders will be asked for their comments on the first draft of the revised neighbourhood plan . A full copy, together with supporting evidence documents, will be available on this website from the end of November. This will be an informal public consultation and comments will be invited for a two week period during December 2015. More details will follow in the Parish Newsletter and on this website.
As part of the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan a document has to be prepared showing the background national and local Planning Policy, which informs the plan, as well as an Evidence Base for the emerging NP policies. The document is available to view by clicking on the link below.