BARNSLEY COUNCIL has issued a planning enforcement notice after receiving complaints relating to the unauthorised engineering works to part of the former Barnsley canal.

The works on land off Wombwell Lane, Stairfoot, are within the designated green belt and are considered an inappropriate development.

The notice follows a temporary stop notice which stopped the unauthorised works at the site, as no planning permission had been granted.

The notice requires remedial works to the former canal, including restoring the embankment which has been removed by the works and replanting a mixture of native trees.

There is a right of appeal against the enforcement.