PLANS to convert the Bush Inn at Kingstone into a new Co-op store are still progressing despite several months of delay.

The Brook Group - the developer behind the town centre’s Gateway Plaza development - applied for planning permission last August to convert the derelict pub on Keresforth Hill Road.

At the time the firm hoped to see it open early this year, subject to planning consent, put permission has still not been granted.

The firm told the Barnsley Chronicle that the delay was ‘largely at his firm’s door’.

However, the firm still plans to open the store in 2017.