BARNSLEY Council’s overview and scrutiny committee will host an urgent meeting to discuss approved plans to create a one-way road system off the M1 motorway.

The council, whose planning board awarded permission for the controversial scheme off Dodworth Road before Christmas, rubber-stamped the project at a cabinet meeting last week.

The ring-road will result in 1.133 hectares of nearby Penny Pie Park’s land becoming a highway.

However, a call-in was requested by Dodworth ward’s Coun Peter Fielding, which was backed by Couns Hannah Kitching, David Greenhough, Jake Lodge and Steve Hunt.

The committee can opt to support the cabinet’s original decision or, if it backs the councillors’ call-in, it can either refer the matter back to cabinet with an alternative recommendation or full council for a debate.

A report said: “The chair of the committee (Coun Jeff Ennis) has exercised their right to seek an urgent meeting to deal with the matter as an urgent item in recognition of the public’s current interest.

“The proposition of the members who have requested this decision be called-in suggests that cabinet wrongly concluded that the land known as Penny Pie Park was no longer needed as a park because they were presented with misleading and incomplete evidence, meaning that a sound decision could not be made in good faith.”