AN inquiry into Barnsley Council’s decision to reject plans for 215 homes in Carlton is set to be held.

Plans to build the houses north of Shaw Lane were knocked back by the council’s planning board last year following a number of concerns from residents.

However, documents made public earlier this month confirmed applicant Network Space intends to lodge an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate, a government-run body which has the power to overrule a local authority’s decision.

PLANNING permission is being sought to convert an Athersley South property into two flats. If approved, the work will take place on Chatsworth Road. A total of 11 neighbouring properties have been made aware of the plans with no appeals to date. Public consultation ends on July 3.

PLANS to install three digital advertising boards on the side of a town centre property have been approved by the council. An application was submitted in April for work to take place on Britannic House, on Regent Street. These plans were approved by the council’s planning board last week.

PLANS to erect a new link bridge between two units in Carlton have been approved. An application for the bridge will be built on Carlton Road was originally submitted in March. These plans were given the green light earlier this week.