Find out about our housing strategy
The vision for housing
Rotherham’s 30-year Housing Strategy was published in December 2012 and set out our long-term vision for housing in the borough until 2043.
• People living in high quality homes
• Rotherham Council being the best housing provider in the country
• Reducing the gap between the most and least deprived neighbourhoods, so that everyone can live in safe, healthy and vibrant communities
• Households living in energy efficient homes
• A revitalised town centre with a new urban community
The Housing Strategy is refreshed every three years, to ensure it remains up to date and addresses the most recent challenges and opportunities, and references the latest statistical evidence. The overall aims of the 30-year plan remain the same, but over the next three years there will be an increased emphasis on housing growth and regeneration of the town centre, as well as good health and independence.
The new strategy
The 2019-2022 Housing Strategy sets out a clear direction for the next three years; aiming to increase the overall number of homes through the creation of new housing, as well as continued investment to making the best of existing homes and communities. This will help local communities thrive and look towards a prosperous and healthy future.
Housing is not just bricks and mortar; everyone’s home is a space which is central to every aspect of their lives so it is right that the Housing Strategy’s priorities and themes recognise the contribution housing has towards health, wellbeing, education, the local economy and access to developing skills and securing employment.
The new Strategy addresses all types and tenures of housing in the borough – owner occupied, private rented, social rented, affordable home ownership, and homes purpose-built to meet care and support needs.
The Strategy sets out a whole Council approach to local housing issues but these cannot be delivered by the Council alone. The Strategy’s success is reliant on partners and stakeholders coming together to share resources, develop innovative ways of working and deliver solutions to local, regional and national housing challenges.
The Strategy forms the basis for which the Council, its partners and stakeholders can deliver the right homes, in the right places.