Rotherham Council’s cabinet is set to confirm their commitment to the redevelopment of 3-7 Corporation Street after making the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on the site earlier this year.
The CPO was served on landowners in April 2023 after which there was a statutory 28-day period for any objections to be made.
Plans to redevelop the site were approved on 24 May 2023 and include a mixed-use development comprising of 19 modern apartments with commercial space on the ground floor.
The Council plans to work with a developer to bring the development scheme forward, supported by funding secured through the Town Deal and Levelling Up funds for the development.
The Leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Chris Read, said: “The use of a Compulsory Purchase Order is not something the Council takes lightly, but in this case the buildings have stood empty for far too long. If we continue to be unable to make progress with the owners, it is justified to support the continued transformation of Rotherham town centre.
“The current burnt-out buildings are situated in a prominent position in the town centre which, when redeveloped, will provide residents and visitors with a welcoming first view into Rotherham and new amenities.”
The Council is committed to working with those affected by the CPO and will continue to work with affected landowners and occupiers as the CPO progresses.
Keep up to date with the latest developments in Rotherham town centre by going to the town centre website at www.rotherhamtowncentre.co.uk.