DROP IN days where residents can put forward their views on plans to develop Barnsley have been arranged.

The changes earmarked in the Development Sites and Places plan include everything from plans for two new gypsy sites in Darfield and Carlton to developing greenbelt land across the borough for housing and employment land.

Large employment sites are proposed along the Dearne Valley Parkway - near Hoyland Common and Birdwell - and the link road near Grimethorpe.

Other sites near the Dodworth motorway junction and at Birthwaite Business Park, Darton will be extended.

Farmland between Barugh Green Road and Hermit Lane, Gawber, has also been identified as an employment site along with fields near Blacker Hill, sandwiched between the Dearne Valley Parkway and the former railway line, and to the rear of Applehaigh View at Royston.

Consultation events will be held on September 4 Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall, Darton Lane, 6-8pm and in The ‘Pod’, 18 May Day Green, Barnsley, on September 5 from 11am to 2pm and September 8, 11am to 2pm.