A HOUSING developer has been told it must incorporate affordable housing into its new 60-home scheme.

Barnsley Council's planning board rejected Gleeson's application to withdraw that aspect of the development on Lowfield Road, Bolton-on-Dearne.

The original agreement from planning permission granted in 2011 said that eight of the 60 houses must be affordable.

Six out of those properties were to be for social rent with the other two for intermediate rent.

Gleeson representatives say this would result in them losing money and applied to amend the plans.

But that was turned down as the site does not warrant any alterations in the planning officer's view.

Planning officer Joe Jenkinson said: "It would cost £354,000 to provide these eight affordable homes and if you look at profit margins, it is still going to make a 17 per cent profit.

"Our recommendation is to refuse this application and we would appreciate backing on this one."