New housing developments

Ceremonial plaque on first council house installed

Council leaders have unveiled a plaque to commemorate the first ever council home in the borough.

24 July 2019

Rotherham celebrates one hundred years of council housing

This year Rotherham is celebrating 100 years of council housing with residents from across the borough.

4 July 2019

Public house makes way for social housing in Dinnington

People on Rotherham’s Council Housing Register will be some of the first to benefit from a new housing development to be built on the site of the former Lordens Hotel in Dinnington.

28 June 2019

Templeborough Biomass Power Plant inaugurated by HRH The Duke of York

Templeborough Biomass Power Plant was officially inaugurated by His Royal Highness The Duke of York this week, with the Leader of Rotherham Council welcoming the project.

25 June 2019

Investigative work begins on Forge Island flood defence scheme

Rotherham Council’s Town Centre Masterplan is forging ahead with site investigation works underway on Forge Island as part of the flood defence works.

24 May 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

Redevelopment proposals for Swinton

Swinton town centre is to be redeveloped, if new proposals are agreed by Rotherham Council.

5 December 2018

Primary Engineer campaign to inspire a new generation of engineers in the region kick-started at AMRC

Pompoms, sequins and sticky back plastic aren’t your typical engineering tools.

19 November 2018

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

Signing ceremony marks halfway point in Rotherham Interchange refurbishment

Councillors, directors and project managers marked the halfway point in the refurbishment of Rotherham Interchange.

16 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

Developer selected for Forge Island regeneration

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

24 August 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

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

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

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