A BLUEPRINT for future housing and business developments in the town will not be altered - despite calls for a review.

Barnsley’s local plan, which was adopted by the council in 2019 following public consultation, sets out how the local authority will manage the physical development of the borough.

It has been mired in controversy due to large-scale development on former green belt land.

Cabinet members discussed how it’s fared during Wednesday’s meeting, but ruled out changes.

“We have concluded that the plan and its policies remain fit for purpose, so it is not proposed to be updated and there will be no such public consultation,” a council spokesperson said.