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RESIDENTS’ opinions are being sought for a new draft document that gives details of proposed development sites for Barnsley.

The council says the proposals will potentially affect everyone who lives, works or invests in Barnsley.

The formal consultation period is scheduled to run from Monday, July 23, until the end of September.

Cabinet members have given their approval for the Development Sites and Places Development Plan Document to go out to public consultation.

It forms part of the Local Development Framework, has a statutory planning purpose and is crucial in making 681 hectares of land available for economic development.

The document sets out proposals, with maps, and considers the future use and designation of every piece of land within the borough for the next 15 to 20 years.

It also identifies 408 hectares of land for possible housing, and maps show features such as green belt, town centres, and historic locations.