THE Council have extended the consultation for the proposed change of land use at Penny Pie Park after information was missed from the public notice.

Residents will now have until April 8 to comment on the appropriation of Penny Pie Park, following an administration error.

The council did not include the powers under which it plans to appropriate the land – the Local Government Act 1972 – section 122 (1), (2a ) Appropriation of Public Local Space.

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 spokesman 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 Monday, April 8, 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."