Have your say on plans to improve Wellgate


Local residents are being invited to join the conversation around plans to improve Wellgate.

The area can benefit from investment from Rotherham Council's Towns and Villages Fund.

Wellgate is a vibrant shopping area and key gateway to the town centre. At the junction of Wellgate and Hollowgate, a number of residential properties have recently been constructed and this has involved an element of soft landscaping.

Along this stretch of Wellgate, there are pockets of land which would benefit from landscape improvements, such as the surface car park and the land to the corner of Wellgate and Hollowgate.  

Footway surfacing and street furniture is inconsistent and does appear dated in places. There is a desire to provide a general uplift to the area, in order to improve the environment for local businesses, customers, new residents and people passing through the area.

The proposal will look to improve the general appearance of the area by introducing soft landscaping and considering other public realm improvements such as improved footways surfacing, additional bins, the replacement of bollards and cycle stands.

A concept design has been developed which looks to improve the public realm in the area.

Improvements to the surface car park are proposed, including wildflower planting under the existing trees to the rear of the car park, the provision of bespoke metal panels to define the space and add interest as well as tree and shrub planting to the front of the site.

The proposals seek to reduce the number of bollards in this area, with remaining bollards upgraded to a unified style.

The area surrounding the new residential properties can be enhanced with paving and soft landscaping features.

Further opportunities for planters and soft landscaping is also highlighted in the concept design.

More information can be found on the Towns and Villages Fund webpage.

Consultation drop-in events will take place at Wellgate Court, providing residents with an opportunity to have their say on the proposals. The events will take place on Monday 27 March and Tuesday 28 March. Both events will take place between 2pm and 6pm.

This investment supports the Boston Castle Ward priority around bringing together new and existing communities in the town centre.

For further information about this scheme and to feedback on the proposals, please contact your Neighbourhoods team.


Published: 8th March 2023