MORE than £13m is set to be invested to make sure Barnsley’s council housing stock is of a ‘decent standard’.

Barnsley Council originally met the Decent Homes Standard for all its stock in 2010, having invested £300m during a six-year period.

If the funding is approved by cabinet on Wednesday, a total of £13.87m will be invested into more than 2,700 properties.

Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “We’re dedicated to ensuring our borough has/ sustainable, quality/ housing,/ so/ you/ can live in/ the/ right/ house/ for/ you./

“I’m delighted to recommend this significant investment in our social housing.

“This will make sure tenants can continue to live comfortably, and that our housing stock is maintained and protected for many years to come.”