Grove House Farm is situated just off the Balk. No longer a working farm, some of the land was sold in the 1990s for development. One such development is this small small estate in a cul-de-sac off The Balk. Other land became part of Waterton Park Golf Course.
One large field between The Balk, The Grove and the Trans Pennine Trail (Barnsley Canal route) remained effectively unused, except by ponies.
This land is classified in the Local Development Framework as 'Safeguarded, Protected Areas of Search For Long Term Development (PAS)'. It is this large field of 4.77 hectares ('Land off The Grove') that has been the subject of development proposals in 2010 and 2011.
Read more about the proposals here.