BARNSLEY Council leader Sir Steve Houghton has labelled the town centre’s £210m Glass Works regeneration an ‘unrivalled success’.

A question - submitted by a member of the public about its claimed jobs figure and business rate income - will be discussed at Thursday’s full council meeting.

“The 1,100 full-time jobs created include a combination of new jobs, existing jobs and temporary construction jobs,” Sir Steve said.

“The Glass Works is an unrivalled success with the many fantastic retail, leisure, and hospitality additions to the town centre, driving increased footfall and visitors and an extremely positive reaction form the vast majority of people.”