New residential developments

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

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

Funding secured for new homes in Rotherham


First-time buyers, older people, and adults with support needs are to benefit from more than half a million pounds awarded by the Government to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) today.

16 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

External demolition starts on Law Courts


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

11 October 2017

Forge Island footbridge works completed ahead of schedule


Work on the pedestrian bridge linking Forge Island to the town centre has been completed more than a week ahead of schedule.

4 August 2017

Work set to begin on town centre improvements


Cyclists and pedestrians will see improvements in Rotherham town centre after the Council successfully obtained funding to improve access.

19 July 2017

Rotherham Council Launches Town Centre Masterplan


Rotherham Council and Design Company WYG Group have revealed new plans that aim to transform Rotherham town centre, bringing more people to live, visit and work in the town.

23 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

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

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

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

Leader responds to revised HS2 route


Rotherham Council has submitted its views on the proposed HS2 route through South Yorkshire.

9 March 2017

Rotherham Council welcomes Boeing announcement


Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s announcement that Boeing is to bring its first factory outside the USA to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID).

24 February 2017

Theme Park Plans great boost for Borough’s Growth


One of Rotherham’s leading projects is due to take a step forward after planning permission was approved for a theme park and resort at Rother Valley this week (Thursday).

16 February 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

Council lends support for sports firm


Two more companies have joined the Evolution development at Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).

31 January 2017

Funds secured for key Rotherham project


Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

31 January 2017

Study set to boost AMID connectivity


A major study that aims to improve the road network up to the rapidly-growing Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) is being driven forward.

5 December 2016

Town Centre development moves another step closer


Rotherham Council has moved one step closer to its plans to regenerate Forge Island by agreeing to buy out the remaining long leases on the units on one of the key routes into the site.

15 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

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 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

New primary school for Rotherham


A brand new primary school is to be built in Rotherham.

29 June 2016

New charges for pre-planning application advice


Rotherham Council has introduced a charging system for pre-planning advice which helps applicants decide whether planning permission is required and if it is likely permission would be granted.

10 May 2016

Devolution passes new milestone in Rotherham


Council leaders from the Sheffield City Region met with Chancellor George Osborne at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park today to announce a proposed agreement on the way forward for devolution.

2 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

Land sale agreed for family theme park


A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.

9 September 2015

R-evolution marks next stage of AMP development


The next phase of development at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) has been confirmed with the purchase of the first part of the "R-evolution At The AMP" scheme by the Council.

11 March 2014

We have a dedicated team focussed on increasing the number of new homes to be built in Rotherham. We work with partners from both the public and private sectors to enable and move forward new residential development.

Housing projects and developments

Find out about new development sites in Rotherham.

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Best use of land

We have set ourselves a target to build a number of new homes in the borough.

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Working with our partners

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What we will be doing in the Town Centre

The town centre is a priority area for us to focus on with new developments.

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New housing developments

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