PLANS have been submitted to convert a former hair salon in Birdwell into a restaurant and takeaway, We Are Barnsley can reveal.

Richard Leyland submitted plans to redevelop the Rain Salon on Sheffield Road - which was formerly a drill hall in the 19th Century for recruits from the Yorks and Lancs regiment.

Rain Hair and Beauty salon ceased trading at the end of 2011 and plans have now been submitted to do minor alterations to the building to create a restaurant and takeaway.

Council planners will now consider the application.