CONTROVERSIAL plans for up to 200 houses in Royston are set to be approved today - despite hundreds of objections from local residents.

Strategic Land Group's plans for a site north of Lee Lane, between Lee Lane Farm and Applehaigh View, are recommended for approval at the planning board meeting at Barnsley Town Hall.

Residents and councillors highlighted where 1,000 houses could be built in Royston, to contribute to 21,500 needed in the borough over the next 12 years.

Coun Tim Cheetham, who is objecting to the plan, said: "We recognised, along with residents, areas that would be suitable for housing, and this was not one of them.

"We should be working with developers, but this is not happening."

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