OBJECTORS are celebrating after plans for a dog food factory were scrapped.

Landowner Graham Pears withdrew his application after a protest petition was signed by 500 people in the Upper Cumberworth area.

People living near the site at Lower Drake Hill Farm, Windmill Lane, feared it would mean noise, smells and extra traffic.

Sheep farmer Audrey Taylor, who lives opposite the site, said: "I'm very pleased about this. Hopefully that will be the end of it."

The proposals were submitted to Barnsley Council in February.

But council planners said too much information was missing from the application. After consultation with Mr Pears the plans were withdrawn.