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RTPI president visits Rotherham planners

Published on Monday, 17th September 2018 in Planning and development news

The President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), John Acres, visited members of Rotherham Council’s successful planning team on Friday (14 September).


Developer selected for Forge Island regeneration

Published on Friday, 24th August 2018 in Council news news

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


RNN Group given keys to the door of University Centre Rotherham

Published on Monday, 13th August 2018 in Education and learning news

The construction of the new University Centre in Rotherham has been officially finished enabling the delivery of degree courses and professional qualifications in the town.


Rotherham Interchange – three months on

Published on Friday, 3rd August 2018 in Council news news

Work has been proceeding apace as Rotherham Interchange’s £12million refurbishment programme continues.


Clean sweep with plans for replacement bins

Published on Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Plans to get rid of old concrete bins and replace dozens of damaged bins across the borough are set to get the go ahead.


Blue Badge abuse prosecutions

Published on Monday, 18th June 2018 in Council news news

Two people who used a child’s disabled parking badge to park in Rotherham Town Centre have been prosecuted by Rotherham Council.


McLaren Automotive gets the key to its new McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 31st May 2018 in Council news news

A significant milestone was reached today as the ‘key’ to the building that will house the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).


Planning takes first place nationally

Published on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 in Planning and development news

Rotherham Council’s Planning Service has won Team of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.


Life is sweet for Ann’s Candy!

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Market trader Ann Savage is playing it cool in the current heatwave after expanding her popular sweet stall to offer ice creams and slush drinks!


Views sought on future of Rotherham Markets

Published on Thursday, 24th May 2018 in Council news news

Residents are being asked for their views on the future design of Rotherham markets as part of Rotherham Council’s plans to regenerate the town centre.


Works to start next month on major Rotherham redevelopment scheme

Published on Thursday, 15th March 2018 in Council news news

Work is due to start next month on a long-awaited redevelopment project which further boosts Rotherham’s continued regeneration.


Rotherham Planning Service is nominated for prestigious industry award

Published on Tuesday, 20th February 2018 in Planning and regeneration news

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.


The sky’s the limit for new homes in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 19th February 2018 in Council news news

Work on an innovative housing scheme, set to attract first time buyers, will begin next month at a key regeneration site in Rotherham.


Planning success for major town centre building

Published on Monday, 15th January 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Council has this week approved plans to re-develop a prominent town-centre building.


Council consults on Government Inspector’s changes to draft Local Plan

Published on Friday, 12th January 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is consulting on some changes to its draft local plan required by a Government Inspector.


UCR roof "topped off" as build reaches one step closer to completion

Published on Thursday, 11th January 2018 in Council news news

A topping-out ceremony was held to celebrate a huge milestone in the construction of the brand new University Centre Rotherham, located on Doncaster Gate in Rotherham town centre.


Rotherham’s geared up for winter!

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017 in Roads - snow clearance news

With the weather expected to become colder over the coming weeks Rotherham Council is reassuring residents that it is prepared for winter weather.


Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service

Published on Tuesday, 31st October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected and wants to hear residents’ views about how it can make this happen.


Man without a van

Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017 in Rawmarsh news

Glynn Atkinson, of Rawmarsh, is now a “man without a van” after Rotherham Council used its powers to seize his vehicle and have it crushed when a court found him guilty of fly tipping.


External demolition starts on Law Courts

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Business and economy news

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


New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering

Published on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their urban environment.


Recycling - it’s worth it

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Council news news

Looking good and feeling good is the theme of this year’s Recycle Week taking place from 25 September to 1 October.


Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces

Published on Friday, 1st September 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham visitors will have an additional 200 temporary spaces to use in the Forge Island car park from Monday 4 September.


Public give backing to new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham residents have given their overwhelming support for the proposed introduction of new powers to improve Rotherham town centre.


Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence

Published on Monday, 21st August 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

The owner of a property in Eastwood has pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to properly dispose of waste.


Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines

Published on Monday, 31st July 2017 in Council news news

Two fly tippers have been hit with £600 in fines after using the Rotherham countryside as a dumping ground – as the Council cracks down on those blighting the borough.


Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is regenerating Rotherham town centre, making it an attractive place for people to visit and do business.


Another step in the right direction as ‘Temporary’ work starts on Pedestrian Bridge

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Council news news

Visitors to Rotherham will see progress being made around Forge Island this month as work continues to prepare it for development.


New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces

Published on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in Wildlife news

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Rotherham Council and other community partners, have been awarded £514,000 of National Lottery money through the Big Lottery Fund.


Council set to consult on additional housing sites

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Wath news

Rotherham Council is to consult the public on additional housing sites in the Dearne Valley as part of its Local Plan for the borough.


Council aims to resolve issue of “eyesore” buildings

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Business and economy news

Rotherham Council is looking to improve the appearance of a major route through the town centre with progress on a group of derelict buildings – described as an “eyesore”.


Planning application received for shale gas exploration in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017 in Community and living news

Oil and gas firm INEOS Shale has applied to Rotherham Council for planning permission for an exploratory well on an area of land in the south of the borough.


INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Woodsetts news

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.


Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Community and living news

Local residents are thanked for their patience following a large fire at a waste recycling site on Wharf Road, Kilnhurst.


Love Food Hate Waste

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Residents in South Yorkshire will be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.


Extra wardens tackle littering and dog fouling

Published on Thursday, 27th April 2017 in Dog and animal fouling news

Extra Council wardens will be on the streets of Rotherham from this week – with people facing fines for dropping litter and dog fouling.


Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

Published on Monday, 24th April 2017 in Community and living news

South Yorkshire will play host this week to a high-level delegation from the Lithuanian Government who are looking at public private partnership projects in the county.


Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Planning and development news

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.


UK’s pioneering Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones

Published on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 in Public transport news

The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.


Rotherham Council buys Law Courts

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017 in Regeneration news

Rotherham Council has officially taken ownership of the former Rotherham Magistrates Court building - bringing the Council another step closer in its plans to regenerate the town centre.

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