Housing, car park and active travel hub planned for Barnsley for town centre

New plans for housing, a car park and active travel hub for the town centre have been released as part of the town centre’s ongoing regeneration.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 11:11 am

A new “digital campus neighbourhood” around the site of 35 Eldon Street, which was demolished last month, will be an expansion of the Digital Media Centre, which is home to almost 50 digital and creative businesses.

Barnsley Council bosses say “The Seam’” will create a new digitalcampus neighbourhood at the heart of the town centre, and the mixed-use development will include energy efficient housing, expansion space for the Digital Media Centre, 400 space multi-storey car park and a new active travel hub.

Seven plots between Eastgate, Regent Street and Eldon Street North have been earmarked for the scheme.

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Barnsley Town Hall.

That authority’s cabinet is set to formally accept future high Street funding of £15.6m from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for the project, at heir next meeting on September 8, and commit to match funding of £18.9m.