THE Council have given notice for the proposed change of land use at Penny Pie Park.

Following the Secretary of State’s decision not to call in the planning application for the new road scheme, the council are legally required to give notice that it proposes to change Penny Pie Park from public open space to public highway.

The appropriation process is a standard procedure, separate to the planning process that the council has to carry out. There is a legal requirement under the Local Government Act 1972 to issue a public notice and to consider any representations or objections.

A council spokesperson said: "Anyone wanting to make an objection to the proposed appropriation should do so in writing to A.C Frosdick LLB, Dip LG, Solicitor BMBC Legal Services, PO Box 600, Barnsley S70 9EZ by quoting reference CR/HT/401/01) by no later than Friday March 22, giving full reasons for the objection to the appropriation.

"A copy of the plan showing the area in question may be inspected free of charge during normal office hours at Central Library, Wellington House, 36 Wellington Street, Barnsley, S70 1WA. The plan reference is HD 7122127-PH0."