A guide to the Local Plan

The Council's local plan provides a long-term development strategy, setting out policies and proposals for new housing, shopping and employment, and how you travel in the area. The Local Plan is used to make planning decisions and decide planning applications.

It consists of a number of documents which should be read together:

  • Core Strategy (adopted 2014)
  • Sites and Policies document (adopted 2018)
  • The Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham joint waste plan (adopted 2012)
  • Dinnington St John’s Neighbourhood Plan (adopted 2021)
  • Wickersley Neighbourhood Plan (adopted 2022)
  • Maltby Neighbourhood Plan (adopted 2024)