Plans to ensure the future of the historic Fountain Inn in the South Yorkshire village of Ingbirchworth have been unanimously approved by Barnsley Council.

Award-winning Yorkshire property developer Conroy Brook, in association with Brook Leisure Group, will restore the currently derelict pub and restaurant to its place at the heart of the village as part of a scheme that will also see the development of nine family homes, with work on site scheduled to start this summer.

Conroy Brook already has a successful development in Ingbirchworth, the award-winning Summerford development of 13 detached homes.

And in the nearby village of Hoylandswaine, the company’s Swaine Meadow development of ten four and five bedroom detached homes has proved another success for the company.

“We are delighted that Barnsley Council recognised the value of a scheme that will greatly enhance the village, adding to the spirit of regeneration that this area deserves,” said Conroy Brook CEO Richard Conroy.

“Central to the whole project is the future of the Fountain, which will now be completely refurbished by Barnsley’s Brook Leisure Group.

“We anticipate that we will be on site by the summer with a scheme that will be entirely sympathetic with the surrounding neighbourhood and should prove extremely popular.”

Jason Brook, director of both Conroy Brook and Brook Leisure Group, added: “We have a long history of providing quality hospitality venues around Barnsley and beyond – projects as varied as Brooklands Hotel and The Pavilion at Gateway Plaza in Barnsley.

“We look forward to bringing a revitalised pub back to life with the support of the local community.”