PLANS for 30 new homes have come under fire - but permission is expected to be granted next week.

Applicant Will Newett’s bid for New Smithy Avenue, Thurlstone, will be discussed at Tuesday’s planning board meeting at Barnsley Town Hall.

A total of 32 objections have been received from residents, as well as one from Penistone Town Council and Coun Hannah Kitching.

Objectors claim the plan would harm the local area and exacerbate current traffic problems near the proposed estate, although a council report reveals that more than £100,000 in Section 106 money - cash set aside by developers for loss of local amenity - would be yielded.

It added: “This covers two applications by the same applicant which, together, occupy the same area that was granted outline planning permission at appeal for residential development.

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“The outline planning permission was conditioned for 21 dwellings but the applicant is now seeking to increase that number to 30 dwellings on the site.

“The site is accessed via a residential cul-de-sac off New Smithy Avenue where on-street parking occurs.

“As agreed at outline stage and conditioned as part of the appeal, a parking layby for three vehicles is planned at the triangular shaped piece of land between numbers 20 and 30 New Smithy Avenue.”

Joe Unsworth, of Penistone Town Council, said: “Thurlstone is really unsuitable for significant development. The main road is one of the worst in Barnsley.”