FORMER nightclub Citrus Rooms will be turned into a children's play area after planning permission was granted.

The building, on Eastgate, has stood empty for several years.

The application has been submitted by Nicholas Hadfield, of Bainton Drive, Barnsley, who said it would provide families with a 'superior entertainment venue', with the opportunity to enjoy the adventure of play together in a 'relaxed family-orientated atmosphere'.