A NEW site that will provide ten pitches for travellers is to be developed in Barnsley, We Are Barnsley can confirm.

Barnsley Council has confirmed that a recent windfall of £800,000 from the government will not be spent on expanding an existing site but will be spend on a new site entirely.

Communities Minister Andrew Stunell announced the funding this weekend as part a multi-million national scheme. He said: "It will assist hundreds of traveller families find sites where they want to live and foster better relations with the existing communities and councils.

"New, authorised sites - with the support of local communities - will be treated on an equal footing as new bricks and mortar homes, with councils getting powerful financial benefits for building authorised sites where they are needed."

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