A MAN who was ordered to close down one of the cheapest car parks in the town centre has vowed to fight the council's decision.

Wayne Hadfield has been utilising the land between two railway bridges in Old Mill Lane as a 250-space car park for the past 10 months.

He was refused retrospective planning permission on safety grounds, despite the fact that a similar application to form an access road to the land, made by Barnsley College, had been granted in 2012.

Wayne is planning to appeal the decision, claiming it has nothing to do with safety but is motivated by money.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesman, said: "The application was refused because visibility from the site entrance is below the required national standards.

"It's important to ensure that adequate visibility is provided because a car park generates significant traffic movements.

"The applicant is entitled to appeal against the decision. However, given that visibility is below required national standards, we are confident that the decision to refuse permission is robust."