Barnsley West Past & Present
1945 to 1963
Opencast mining begins on the Barnsley West site and continued until 1963, leaving a significant impression on the area.
The M1 Motorway is built along what is now the southern boundary of the Barnsley West site connecting Rugby to Leeds and passing by Sheffield, Rotheram, Barnsley & Wakefield.
Barugh Green, Higham and Higham Common begin to merge down the western side of the Barnsley West site due to a 60 year period of significant development around the villages.
The consultation 'drop in' event for the proposed development to Barnsley West is held at the Barugh Green Club and the Local Plan Consultation Draft is porduced.
The planning and design framework for the Barnsley West development is submitted to Barnsley MBC.