New Homes At Barnsley West
1530
New Homes
Employment Land at Barnsley West
43ha
Employment Land
School Places At Barnsley West
620+
School Places
Green Space At Barnsley West
27ha
Green Space
Affordable Homes At Barnsley West
170
Affordable Homes

A Bold But Sustainable Vision

Barnsley West is a unique development opportunity that plays a key part in meeting the significant housing and employment needs of Barnsley over the next 15-20 years.
 
The vision for Barnsley West is for a mixed use urban extension on land which integrates into urban Barnsley and the surrounding areas creating opportunity for people to live and work in a sustainable setting and location.

The development will provide a diverse range of supporting community facilities including a new school and local retail and leisure provision. The proposed community and retail hub will serve not only the proposed development but also the wider area.  This will strengthen the existing local offer to the north of the site and create a new focus for community activities, services and facilities at the heart of the surrounding neighbourhoods.
 
 

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New Facilities for the Area

The proposed community and retail hub will serve not only the proposed development but also the wider area. This will strengthen the existing local offer to the north of the site and create a new focus for community activities, services and facilities at the heart of the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Strengthening Local Employment

The Masterplan utilises the M1 Motorway frontage to grow the existing employment opportunities in the area. The southern employment land presents a frontage directly onto the motorway and grows from the existing Capitol Park development to the south of the motorway. The northern employment land is proposed as an extension to the existing Claycliffe Business Park. The strategic position of this business park will be strengthened through the direct motorway access provided by the Claycliffe Link Road.

A Connected Community

The intention is to integrate the Barnsley West development into the wider area and local communities. A natural area for growth within Barnsley. The masterplan therefore seeks to form connections and share uses with the surrounding neighbourhoods. Pedestrian and cycle routes within Barnsley West aim to link Pogmoor, Gawber and Redbrook to Barugh Green and Higham to enable direct movements for none vehicular traffic.

Discover Barnsley West

  • Background
  • Objectives
  • History
  • The Site
  • Timeline
  • The Vision & Masterplan

    This vision and masterplan for Barnsley West has been created to build on a range of studies and Local Plan evidence. In 2012 the site was identified as a proposed employment allocation centred on a new strategic highway in the Council’s Draft Sites & Places development plan document.

     

    Following this, a Masterplan Framework was submitted to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposing the allocation of a strategic mixed use urban extension to deliver the indicated employment uses alongside much needed residential uses.


     

  • A New Strategic Highway

    The development proposals are centred on a new strategic highway, the Claycliffe Link that will provide a key route from the M1 Motorway Junction 37 forming a north-western gateway to Barnsley. The site is identified as a mixed use land allocation in the 2016 Draft Local Plan. Barnsley West therefore seeks to bring forward 121.96 ha of land within the Main Urban Area of Barnsley for development.

    ‚ÄčThe Key Project Aims

    • Deliver a trategic highway to open up the motorway & alleviate local highways issues
    • Deliver market facing employment land with access to the motorway
    • Deliver approximately 1,700 new homes
    • Deliver Community facilities including a new school, retail & leisure facilities 
    • Provide accessible green space

  • The maps and drawings show the development of Barnsley over the last 118 years. On the left are historic maps and on the right are drawings showing the buildings and major rail and road links for each date. The images show the changes to this area of Barnsley, as it grows towards Barugh Green with the development of the Gawber and Pogmoor estates. In the late 1960s the M1 Motorway was built along what is now the southern boundary of the site.

    Barnsley West History
    Barnsley West is therefore believed to be a more suitable site to accommodate Barnsley’s growth than other Green Belt sites in the Borough because it is already isolated from the surrounding countryside and has had the natural setting disturbed. New development on this site would put damaged land to good use and protect areas of open countryside surrounding the town.


    Barnsley West History
  • Site Plan

    Barnsley West will deliver jobs and housing to meet a significant proportion of Barnsley’s development and economic growth needs during this Plan Period. This regionally important strategic site provides the most appropriate solution to the provision of new employment and a new community in a sustainable urban location.

    The strength of the Barnsley West opportunity is unique within the Borough and the Region. It has the opportunity to deliver an exceptional urban extension to Barnsley and a regionally significant employment location. The masterplan shows that it can be integrated into the neighbouring communities and employment uses and deliver benefits for the surrounding neighbourhoods as well as Barnsley and the Sheffield City Region.
  • Project Timeline


    July 2014 - Consultation and exhibition
    August 2014 -  Planning and design framework submission to BMBC in support of allocation
    Nov 2014 - BMBC due to publish Local Plan Consultation Draft
    Summer 2015 - BMBC due to publish Local Plan Publication Draft
    Aut/Winter 2015 - BMBC due to cubmit Local Plan submission to Secrwetary of State for examination
    Winter 2015/2016 - examination in public
    Summer 2016 - Adoption of Local Plan

Recent Updates

Planning

Discover The Vision

Barnsley West is a unique development opportunity that plays a key part in meeting the significant housing and employment needs of Barnsley over the next 15-20 years.
Transport

The Proposed Infrastructure

Higham and Barugh Green suffer from traffic and high numbers of Heavy Goods Vehicles using Higham Common Lane to get to and from the M1 Motorway. 
Residential

House Much Housing Does Barnsley Need?

Right now Barnsley does not have a sufficient supply of deliverable housing land.
Environment

Why Do We Need To Build In The Green Belt?

Approximately 77% (over three quarters) of land in Barnsley is designated as Green Belt.
Planning

What Is The Planning Process?

The site is being promoted through the Barnsley Local Plan which is currently at Draft stage.
Transport

Issues With Current Highways

The junctions and preliminary proposals for mitigation at Barnsley West.
Community

What New Facilities Will Be Provided?

The proposed development will create a new working and living population that will require facilities to serve their everyday needs.
Community

Improving Desirability

Barnsley West is set to improve the desirability and demand for housing in the local area, here's how and why.