A VAST swathe of land which includes the former Darton primary site is being sold off for housing.
It is described as a 'prime residential site' in a sales pack produced by Barnsley Council and Wilbys, who are acting as joint agents for a consortium of landowners.
The site covers 30 acres and borders Station Road / Darton Lane, Woolley Colliery Road and Bloomhouse Lane at Darton and includes the former school site, scrubland and grazing paddocks.
Tthe sales pack said about 21 acres would be used for housing, about 190 homes, and the remaining land used to create a link road to Woolley Colliery Road with access to the housing development being via the former school site.
** The full report is in the the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated July 4. **