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Planning and regeneration

New homes to provide for the cars of the future, under new plans

Every new home and workplace in the borough with space for parking could be required to provide electric vehicle charging points.

10 September 2019

Major works to upgrade College Road roundabout expected soon

Drivers will need to be prepared for disruption before benefiting from the major changes taking place this summer at the College Road roundabout.

31 July 2019

Public Consultation on Selective Licensing

A public consultation is currently taking place on proposals to renew Selective Licensing in parts of the existing areas and to designate a new area in Little London in Maltby.

23 July 2019

Work starts on major speculative industrial development at former Colliery site

Further work is being undertaken at the former Dinnington Colliery site in Rotherham as Trebor Developments starts on its major speculative industrial development.

18 July 2019

1000 town centre free weekend parking spaces

Visitors to Rotherham will soon benefit from 1000 free weekend parking spaces in the town centre.

20 March 2019

Rotherham Interchange to reopen after £12m refurbishment

Rotherham Interchange is set to reopen this Sunday 3 March, following a £12 million refurbishment scheme.

28 February 2019

Region unites to welcome new McLaren Composites Technology Centre

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially open Rotherham’s new McLaren Composites Technology Centre...

14 November 2018

UK's first tram train launched in South Yorkshire

The UK’s first Tram Train was today (Thursday 25 October) launched at the newly opened Rotherham Parkgate Tram Train stop.

25 October 2018

Work begins on Gulliver’s theme park

Work has begun on the new Gulliver’s family theme park resort – with the developers looking to open to the public in spring 2020.

25 September 2018

RTPI president visits Rotherham planners

The President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), John Acres, visited members of Rotherham Council’s successful planning team on Friday (14 September).

17 September 2018

Developer selected for Forge Island regeneration

A development partner for Rotherham’s Forge Island has been named.

24 August 2018

RNN Group given keys to the door of University Centre Rotherham

The construction of the new University Centre in Rotherham has been officially finished enabling the delivery of degree courses and professional qualifications in the town.

13 August 2018

Rotherham Interchange – three months on

Work has been proceeding apace as Rotherham Interchange’s £12million refurbishment programme continues.

3 August 2018

Clean sweep with plans for replacement bins

Plans to get rid of old concrete bins and replace dozens of damaged bins across the borough are set to get the go ahead.

2 July 2018

McLaren Automotive gets the key to its new McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Yorkshire

A significant milestone was reached today as the ‘key’ to the building that will house the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).

31 May 2018

Planning takes first place nationally

Rotherham Council’s Planning Service has won Team of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

30 May 2018

Life is sweet for Ann’s Candy!

Rotherham Market trader Ann Savage is playing it cool in the current heatwave after expanding her popular sweet stall to offer ice creams and slush drinks!

29 May 2018

Views sought on future of Rotherham Markets

Residents are being asked for their views on the future design of Rotherham markets as part of Rotherham Council’s plans to regenerate the town centre.

24 May 2018

Works to start next month on major Rotherham redevelopment scheme

Work is due to start next month on a long-awaited redevelopment project which further boosts Rotherham’s continued regeneration.

15 March 2018

Rotherham Planning Service is nominated for prestigious industry award

Rotherham Planning Service is a finalist in the category for Local Authority Planning Team of the Year at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018.

20 February 2018

The sky’s the limit for new homes in Rotherham

Work on an innovative housing scheme, set to attract first time buyers, will begin next month at a key regeneration site in Rotherham.

19 February 2018

Planning success for major town centre building

Rotherham Council has this week approved plans to re-develop a prominent town-centre building.

15 January 2018

Council consults on Government Inspector’s changes to draft Local Plan

Rotherham Council is consulting on some changes to its draft local plan required by a Government Inspector.

12 January 2018

UCR roof "topped off" as build reaches one step closer to completion

A topping-out ceremony was held to celebrate a huge milestone in the construction of the brand new University Centre Rotherham, located on Doncaster Gate in Rotherham town centre.

11 January 2018

Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service

Rotherham Council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected and wants to hear residents’ views about how it can make this happen.

31 October 2017

External demolition starts on Law Courts

Visitors to Rotherham saw progress being made around Forge Island this week.

11 October 2017

New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their urban environment.

3 October 2017

Public give backing to new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Rotherham residents have given their overwhelming support for the proposed introduction of new powers to improve Rotherham town centre.

30 August 2017

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park

Rotherham Council is regenerating Rotherham town centre, making it an attractive place for people to visit and do business.

20 July 2017

Another step in the right direction as ‘Temporary’ work starts on Pedestrian Bridge

Visitors to Rotherham will see progress being made around Forge Island this month as work continues to prepare it for development.

19 July 2017

New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Rotherham Council and other community partners, have been awarded £514,000 of National Lottery money through the Big Lottery Fund.

21 June 2017

Council set to consult on additional housing sites

Rotherham Council is to consult the public on additional housing sites in the Dearne Valley as part of its Local Plan for the borough.

20 June 2017

Council aims to resolve issue of “eyesore” buildings

Rotherham Council is looking to improve the appearance of a major route through the town centre with progress on a group of derelict buildings – described as an “eyesore”.

20 June 2017

Planning application received for shale gas exploration in Rotherham

Oil and gas firm INEOS Shale has applied to Rotherham Council for planning permission for an exploratory well on an area of land in the south of the borough.

16 June 2017

INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham

Rotherham Council has received formal notification from energy company INEOS that it intends to undertake a 3D seismic survey across part of the borough for six months, starting in early June.

24 May 2017

Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze

Local residents are thanked for their patience following a large fire at a waste recycling site on Wharf Road, Kilnhurst.

10 May 2017

Love Food Hate Waste

Residents in South Yorkshire will be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

10 May 2017

Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire will play host this week to a high-level delegation from the Lithuanian Government who are looking at public private partnership projects in the county.

24 April 2017

Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

Demolition is already well under way on the former Tesco building in Rotherham Town Centre – as the regeneration of Forge Island takes another step forward.

12 April 2017

UK’s pioneering Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones

The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.

11 April 2017

Rotherham Council buys Law Courts

Rotherham Council has officially taken ownership of the former Rotherham Magistrates Court building - bringing the Council another step closer in its plans to regenerate the town centre.

31 March 2017

Giant smiles as Gulliver’s Valley Resort planning permission is confirmed

Gulliver’s family theme park resort’s 'most ambitious plans yet' will come to fruition now that the Secretary of State has agreed with Rotherham Council that development can go ahead.

30 March 2017

Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal

Work on a key site in the heart of Rotherham town centre could start as early as next year after it was bought by Rotherham Council this week.

13 February 2017

Funding secured for Rotherham higher education centre

Plans for a university centre in Rotherham are taking a step forward after a £3.5m funding injection from the Sheffield City Region.

13 February 2017

Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

If you’re planning that special Valentine’s date Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

10 February 2017

Do you Love Where You Live

Love is in the air – and on the ground - ahead of Valentine’s Day with a new campaign to encourage residents to get involved in making Rotherham a cleaner, happier place to live.

6 February 2017

Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved

Key road improvements have been given the green light as a funding bid by Rotherham Council was approved by Sheffield City Region this week.

2 February 2017

Funds secured for key Rotherham project

Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

31 January 2017

Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility

Would you like to take a look behind the scenes at the award-winning facility which is revolutionising the way we deal with leftover household waste in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham?

24 January 2017

Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan

A global urban design company has been picked to develop a masterplan for Rotherham town centre.

18 November 2016

Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Community projects urged to bid for funding.

8 November 2016

Go ahead given to purchase former Tesco site

Rotherham Council has been given the green light to buy Forge Island from Tesco and prepare it for investment.

12 October 2016

Time for action as increased fines for flytipping to be introduced by Council

Rotherham Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tippers in the borough, by bringing in new powers and higher fines.

8 September 2016

Dinnington given the go-ahead for Neighbourhood Plan

Dinnington is set to become the first area in Rotherham to start developing its own Neighbourhood Plan.

21 July 2016

Council is given green light to negotiate the purchase of eyesore empty properties

Rotherham Council has announced plans to buy 24 long-term derelict properties to refurbish and let as Council homes.

13 July 2016

Council moves forward with town centre plans

Rotherham Council is proposing to develop a Masterplan which will provide further details on how the Town Centre will be developed in the next five to ten years.

7 July 2016

Theme Park plans a step closer

Plans to open a family theme park adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park are another step closer after Rotherham Council formally agreed the sale of land to Gulliver’s Family Theme Parks.

1 June 2016

Dinnington sets out to develop a Neighbourhood Plan

Dinnington could become the first area in Rotherham to have a Neighbourhood Plan.

1 June 2016

Green light for £5m investment in Rotherham’s roads

A £5million capital investment by Rotherham Council to repair the borough’s roads and potholes over the next two years is well underway, with over half of the identified sites already completed.

9 October 2015

Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan

The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).

14 September 2015

Clifton Park named as one of the best in Britain

The beautiful Clifton Park in Rotherham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

24 July 2015

South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards

Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

1 June 2015

New horse act welcomed

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses have been welcomed by the Council.

2 April 2015

Major milestone for new waste facility

The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.

5 March 2015

CAMINO conference drives efficiency into Rotherham

For two days in October, the Council hosted visitors from across the world as part of a European Union conference on Climate Change Innovation.

20 October 2014

Clifton Park gets the green thumbs-up!

Rotherham's Clifton Park is one of the very best in the UK - and that’s official.

14 August 2014

Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

Pupils from across schools in Rotherham have been getting creative to help design a piece of artwork to be displayed on each of the six turbines at Penny Hill wind farm.

15 July 2014

Inspector praises local housing plan

Rotherham's housing plan for the future has been given the green light by government inspectors - including the go-ahead to set a local housing target.

14 July 2014

Charity cheque presentation

Building control officers from across South Yorkshire and the Humber swapped their inspection routines last month to raise money for one very special building!

4 July 2014

Rotherham buildings recognised in awards

Several new buildings across Rotherham have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

21 May 2014

New opening times for Rotherham waste sites

Rotherham recyclers are being reminded that from June each of the borough's four Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed for one day each week.

28 April 2014

Final hurdle for Rotherham's Local Plan

Rotherham's Local Plan - the Council's planning blueprint for the next 15 years - has almost passed its final hurdle, providing the borough's housing target is increased.

30 January 2014

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