Planning and regeneration
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
The President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), John Acres, visited members of Rotherham Council’s successful planning team on Friday (14 September).
17 September 2018
A development partner for Rotherham’s Forge Island has been named.
24 August 2018
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.
13 August 2018
Work has been proceeding apace as Rotherham Interchange’s £12million refurbishment programme continues.
3 August 2018
Plans to get rid of old concrete bins and replace dozens of damaged bins across the borough are set to get the go ahead.
2 July 2018
Two people who used a child’s disabled parking badge to park in Rotherham Town Centre have been prosecuted by Rotherham Council.
18 June 2018
A significant milestone was reached today as the ‘key’ to the building that will house the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).
31 May 2018
Rotherham Council’s Planning Service has won Team of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.
30 May 2018
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!
29 May 2018
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.
24 May 2018
Work is due to start next month on a long-awaited redevelopment project which further boosts Rotherham’s continued regeneration.
15 March 2018
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
Work on an innovative housing scheme, set to attract first time buyers, will begin next month at a key regeneration site in Rotherham.
19 February 2018
Rotherham Council has this week approved plans to re-develop a prominent town-centre building.
15 January 2018
Rotherham Council is consulting on some changes to its draft local plan required by a Government Inspector.
12 January 2018
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.
11 January 2018
With the weather expected to become colder over the coming weeks Rotherham Council is reassuring residents that it is prepared for winter weather.
16 November 2017
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.
31 October 2017
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.
26 October 2017
Visitors to Rotherham saw progress being made around Forge Island this week.
11 October 2017
Rotherham Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their urban environment.
3 October 2017
Looking good and feeling good is the theme of this year’s Recycle Week taking place from 25 September to 1 October.
27 September 2017
Rotherham visitors will have an additional 200 temporary spaces to use in the Forge Island car park from Monday 4 September.
1 September 2017
Rotherham residents have given their overwhelming support for the proposed introduction of new powers to improve Rotherham town centre.
30 August 2017
The owner of a property in Eastwood has pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to properly dispose of waste.
21 August 2017
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.
31 July 2017
Rotherham Council is regenerating Rotherham town centre, making it an attractive place for people to visit and do business.
20 July 2017
Visitors to Rotherham will see progress being made around Forge Island this month as work continues to prepare it for development.
19 July 2017
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.
21 June 2017
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
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”.
20 June 2017
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.
16 June 2017
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
Local residents are thanked for their patience following a large fire at a waste recycling site on Wharf Road, Kilnhurst.
10 May 2017
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.
10 May 2017
Extra Council wardens will be on the streets of Rotherham from this week – with people facing fines for dropping litter and dog fouling.
27 April 2017
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.
24 April 2017
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
The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.
11 April 2017
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.
31 March 2017
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
If you’re planning to show your appreciation to your mother on Mothering Sunday, Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’
22 March 2017
A Rotherham man has been ordered to pay fines and compensation after he admitted importing dogs into the United Kingdom without health certificates.
6 March 2017
Litter-picks are being organised across the borough as part of a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.
28 February 2017
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
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
If you’re planning that special Valentine’s date Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’
10 February 2017
Local businesses are invited to make face-to-face contacts and gain an idea of what they can do to help their businesses grow at the next ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.
9 February 2017
Love is in the air – and on the ground - ahead of Valentine’s Day with a new campaign to encourage residents to get involved in making Rotherham a cleaner, happier place to live.
6 February 2017
Key road improvements have been given the green light as a funding bid by Rotherham Council was approved by Sheffield City Region this week.
2 February 2017
Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.
31 January 2017
Would you like to take a look behind the scenes at the award-winning facility which is revolutionising the way we deal with leftover household waste in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham?
24 January 2017
During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.
21 December 2016
The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 16 January.
20 December 2016
A global urban design company has been picked to develop a masterplan for Rotherham town centre.
18 November 2016
Community projects urged to bid for funding.
8 November 2016
Rotherham Council has been given the green light to buy Forge Island from Tesco and prepare it for investment.
12 October 2016
Recycling Week 2016 takes place between Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September.
9 September 2016
Rotherham Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tippers in the borough, by bringing in new powers and higher fines.
8 September 2016
Dinnington is set to become the first area in Rotherham to start developing its own Neighbourhood Plan.
21 July 2016
Rotherham Council has announced plans to buy 24 long-term derelict properties to refurbish and let as Council homes.
13 July 2016
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
Plans to open a family theme park adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park are another step closer after Rotherham Council formally agreed the sale of land to Gulliver’s Family Theme Parks.
1 June 2016
Dinnington could become the first area in Rotherham to have a Neighbourhood Plan.
1 June 2016
A £5million capital investment by Rotherham Council to repair the borough’s roads and potholes over the next two years is well underway, with over half of the identified sites already completed.
9 October 2015
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
The beautiful Clifton Park in Rotherham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.
24 July 2015
A Rotherham Council tenant has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 for failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.
1 July 2015
Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.
1 June 2015
New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses have been welcomed by the Council.
2 April 2015
The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.
5 March 2015
For two days in October, the Council hosted visitors from across the world as part of a European Union conference on Climate Change Innovation.
20 October 2014
Rotherham's Clifton Park is one of the very best in the UK - and that’s official.
14 August 2014
The owners of the site of the former Masbrough Chapel have been formally served with a legal notice to “clean up” the land.
29 July 2014
Pupils from across schools in Rotherham have been getting creative to help design a piece of artwork to be displayed on each of the six turbines at Penny Hill wind farm.
15 July 2014
Rotherham's housing plan for the future has been given the green light by government inspectors - including the go-ahead to set a local housing target.
14 July 2014
Building control officers from across South Yorkshire and the Humber swapped their inspection routines last month to raise money for one very special building!
4 July 2014
Several new buildings across Rotherham have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.
21 May 2014
Rotherham recyclers are being reminded that from June each of the borough's four Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed for one day each week.
28 April 2014
Rotherham's Local Plan - the Council's planning blueprint for the next 15 years - has almost passed its final hurdle, providing the borough's housing target is increased.
30 January 2014