A decision to approve plans to build a new road system through Penny Pie Park in Barnsley has been defended by the leader of the town's council.
Plans for the gyratory system for Dodworth Road between junction 37 of the M1 and Barnsley town centre were approved yesterday.
Campaigners have previously called on the government to rule on the plans instead of having the council rule on its own planning application.
It's not an unusual thing to happen, according to council leader Sir Steve Houghton.
"That happens across the country with a whole range of issues", according to Sir Steve.
"What we do have are checks and balances in the system to make sure that if the council is considering an application on its own that it's done with the planning board separate to the rest of the council."