PLANS have been submitted for a supermarket to be developed off Westway that will feature public art on the outbuildings and an atrium cafe.

The development - which will encompass a stretch of land behind Morrisons that includes New Street, Wood Street, Heelis Street and Westway - will feature a two-storey superstore, a petrol filling station, car parking and landscaping.

Red Property Services has submitted the plan on behalf of the Barnsley Retail Partnership. It will feature an atrium that offers views of the town and will have space for artwork on the outside.

The planning report said: "The new atrium entrance to the foodstore creates a focal point for the design. An extensively glazed atrium will create transparency between internal and external spaces and provide views over the town. This links to an over-sailing roof structure and cafe space which create a distinctive frontage and viewpoint as well as creating some cover for the public piazza below."

The developers say the scheme would create around 450 jobs and will be working closely with training providers to try to encourage more people to be skilled in specialist areas by becoming bakers or fishmongers.

The report added: "The proposed foodstore, along with the existing Morrison’s store, will create a strong food anchor to the south of the town centre. This, along with the new market development to the north east of the town centre will help drawn shoppers through the town centre, between the two anchors, thus strengthening Barnsley’s retail core."