Art gallery expansion plans approved by council

Approved: Councillors voted unanimously for gallery expansion plan
Approved: Councillors voted unanimously for gallery expansion plan
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Barnsley’s Cooper art gallery has been given permission to expand into a cottage which adjoins the rear of its town centre premises, to provide a new cafe and work space for artists.

The gallery is in Church Street but also has a rear entrance in Eastgate, adjacent to the cottage, which can be transformed following a decision by councillors on Barnsley Council’s planning board.

It will mean making some minor external changes to the building, including the addition of a small entrance porch, from the garden to the rear of the gallery.

There were no objections to the scheme and it was unanimously approved.

The changes will be another development for the gallery, which recently underwent a redevelopment which modernised its existing facilities.