In 2013 our Community Led Parish plan was published. It detailed the needs and aspirations of the Community and covered all areas of development, created objectives for the Parish Council and, to some extent, had a limited influence over planning matters.
In 2015 the Penistone Town Parish Council identified the need to commence an update of that Community Led Plan, taking into account the Localism Act, which brought with it the opportunity to develop a Neighbourhood Plan to run alongside the Core Strategy for Barnsley borough. This resulted in the development of this draft Plan.
This document is the culmination of many hours of research, consultation and refinement by a small team of dedicated and concerned residents of Penistone, Springvale, Cubley, Thurlstone, Millhouse Green and Hoylandswaine.
The team also successfully applied for grant funding to meet a significant proportion of the costs of producing this Plan. As a result, the community will have established firm guidelines for the development of the town and villages over the next 15 years.
There will be copies of the Consultation Neighbourhood Plan from 5th November 2017 at the following locations:
- Library in penistone
- Cafe creme, Penistone
- Community centre, Penistone
- Huntsman, Thurlstone
- Cubley Hall
- Lord Nelson, Hoylandswaine
- Old post office at Millhouse Green
Questionnaires will also be left at the above locations in case households do not receive their copies.