THE frontage of Barnsley Town Hall is to be overhauled into a public open space as part of redevelopment plans. Funding has been confirmed for the revamp which will see the car parks removed and instead community artwork, gardens and a fountain installed. A plan sent out for consultation by the council this weeks shows swathing plans to overhaul the town centre. It proposes an extra 586 new homes are to be built by 2026 at City Reach (86 apartments), Court House apartments (250), Harborough Hill (100 homes) and 150 homes from other redevelopment sites such as Dunnes, Gateway Plaza 2, Freemans Yard, Wellington House. Some 150 student flats will be provided at Berneslai Close. Residents will be able to have their say on the Town Centre Action Plan until September, when the consultation ends.