A NEW McDonald's could open in the town centre after the fast food giant submitted a planning application to Barnsley Council. 

The popular chain has applied to redevelop the former Gala Bingo site at the junction of Upper New Street and Thomas Street, opposite Morrisons.

It means there would be two McDonald’s within a mile of each other, in addition to the one at Stairfoot.

A McDonald’s spokesman told the Barnsley Chronicle: “We can confirm an application has been submitted for a new restaurant on Upper New Street in Barnsley.

"A new opening would bring additional and significant investment to the local community and provide 65 full and part-time jobs.

"We already have a strong offering in the town which we are incredibly proud of. If approved, this will be our third drive-thru restaurant in the area which we are excited about.”

You can read more on the story in this week's Barnsley Chronicle.