A FORMER council depot in Wombwell is to be redeveloped into an industrial estate which will house 48 units.

Bickmore Finance Ltd has been given planning permission for the development on Ings Road, Wombwell.

Permission was first granted for the development in 2009 but that expired earlier this year - which is why the applicant has had to reapply.

Two letters of objection were received against the plan saying there is no demand for new industrial units and that the traffic the development will generate would cause problems.

But the planning report said: "It was accepted that the proposal would involve a more intensive usage of the site than has previously been the case however as the site had always been in industrial use some disturbance and activity on it would/should always be expected."

The application was approved by the council's planning board.