PLANS to erect a seven-foot-high horse sculpture in Elsecar have been approved by the council’s planning board.

An application to place the statue, at Elsecar Heritage Centre, were originally submitted in July.

A report states: “The horse sculpture will not be used for anything other than artistic benefit for the public.

“The sculpture will not have any utilities attached as it is not a building - it is only for visual appearance on site and will not provide any negative impact to the heritage in the area.

“The horse sculpture could be removed at any time if needed, as it can be unbolted.”

The plans were officially approved by Barnsley Council’s planning board earlier this week.