Planning and regeneration

Rotherham’s geared up for winter!

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With the weather expected to become colder over the coming weeks Rotherham Council is reassuring residents that it is prepared for winter weather.

16 November 2017


Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service

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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


Man without a van

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Glynn Atkinson, of Rawmarsh, is now a “man without a van” after Rotherham Council used its powers to seize his vehicle and have it crushed when a court found him guilty of fly tipping.

26 October 2017


External demolition starts on Law Courts

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

11 October 2017


Winter opening hours have arrived

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The weather is turning colder and the evenings are getting darker - so Rotherham residents are reminded that some Council services have now reverted to winter opening hours.

6 October 2017


New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering

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

3 October 2017


Recycling - it’s worth it

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Looking good and feeling good is the theme of this year’s Recycle Week taking place from 25 September to 1 October.

27 September 2017


Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces

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Rotherham visitors will have an additional 200 temporary spaces to use in the Forge Island car park from Monday 4 September.

1 September 2017


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

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

30 August 2017


Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence

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The owner of a property in Eastwood has pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to properly dispose of waste.

21 August 2017


Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines

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Two fly tippers have been hit with £600 in fines after using the Rotherham countryside as a dumping ground – as the Council cracks down on those blighting the borough.

31 July 2017


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times

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The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here. Visitors can explore Rotherham’s rich history or discover a perfect book at various museums and libraries around the borough.

24 May 2017


Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze

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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

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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


Extra wardens tackle littering and dog fouling

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Extra Council wardens will be on the streets of Rotherham from this week – with people facing fines for dropping litter and dog fouling.

27 April 2017


Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Are you intending to surprise your mum on 26 March 2017

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If you’re planning to show your appreciation to your mother on Mothering Sunday, Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

22 March 2017


Man convicted of illegally importing dogs

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A Rotherham man has been ordered to pay fines and compensation after he admitted importing dogs into the United Kingdom without health certificates.

6 March 2017


Take part in Rotherham’s spring clean

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Litter-picks are being organised across the borough as part of a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

28 February 2017


Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal

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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

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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

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

10 February 2017


‘Meet the Buyer’ – with Rotherham Council and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

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Local businesses are invited to make face-to-face contacts and gain an idea of what they can do to help their businesses grow at the next ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.

9 February 2017


Do you Love Where You Live

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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

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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

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Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

31 January 2017


Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility

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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


Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas

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During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.

21 December 2016


Deadline extended as Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

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The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 16 January.

20 December 2016


Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan

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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

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Community projects urged to bid for funding.

8 November 2016


Go ahead given to purchase former Tesco site

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

12 October 2016


Recycling Week 2016

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Recycling Week 2016 takes place between Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September.

9 September 2016


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

24 July 2015


Fly tipper brought to justice

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A Rotherham Council tenant has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 for failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.

1 July 2015


South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards

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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

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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

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

5 March 2015


No change to bin collections

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In the absence of new waste calendars, residents are being reminded that there will be no change to their current bin collection schedules.

19 February 2015


CAMINO conference drives efficiency into Rotherham

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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!

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

14 August 2014


Masbrough Chapel site owner told to clean up

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The owners of the site of the former Masbrough Chapel have been formally served with a legal notice to “clean up” the land.

29 July 2014


Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

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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

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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

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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

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

21 May 2014


New opening times for Rotherham waste sites

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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


River of colour commemorates First World War

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Flanders Poppies will be a feature in the Council's highly-acclaimed and innovative planting scheme along the town's main roads this year.

25 March 2014


Final hurdle for Rotherham's Local Plan

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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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