Planning and regeneration

Rotherham Planning Service is nominated for prestigious industry award


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

The sky’s the limit for new homes in Rotherham


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

Planning success for major town centre building


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

15 January 2018

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


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

12 January 2018

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


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

Rotherham’s geared up for winter!


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

Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service


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

Man without a van


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

External demolition starts on Law Courts


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

11 October 2017

Winter opening hours have arrived


The weather is turning colder and the evenings are getting darker - so Rotherham residents are reminded that some Council services have now reverted to winter opening hours.

6 October 2017

New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering


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

3 October 2017

Recycling - it’s worth it


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

Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces


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

1 September 2017

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


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

30 August 2017

Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence


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

21 August 2017

Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines


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

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


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

20 July 2017

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


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

19 July 2017

New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces


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

Council set to consult on additional housing sites


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

Council aims to resolve issue of “eyesore” buildings


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

Planning application received for shale gas exploration in Rotherham


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

INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham


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

Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times


The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here. Visitors can explore Rotherham’s rich history or discover a perfect book at various museums and libraries around the borough.

24 May 2017

Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze


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

10 May 2017

Love Food Hate Waste


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 wardens tackle littering and dog fouling


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

Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire


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 under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses


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

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


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 buys Law Courts


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

Giant smiles as Gulliver’s Valley Resort planning permission is confirmed


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

Are you intending to surprise your mum on 26 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

Man convicted of illegally importing dogs


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

Take part in Rotherham’s spring clean


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

Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal


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

Funding secured for Rotherham higher education centre


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

Look before you book this Valentine’s Day


If you’re planning that special Valentine’s date Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

10 February 2017

‘Meet the Buyer’ – with Rotherham Council and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


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

Do you Love Where You Live


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

Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved


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

Funds secured for key Rotherham project


Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

31 January 2017

Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility


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

Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas


During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.

21 December 2016

Deadline extended as Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects


The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 16 January.

20 December 2016

Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan


A global urban design company has been picked to develop a masterplan for Rotherham town centre.

18 November 2016

Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects


Community projects urged to bid for funding.

8 November 2016

Go ahead given to purchase former Tesco site


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


Recycling Week 2016 takes place between Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September.

9 September 2016

Time for action as increased fines for flytipping to be introduced by Council


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 given the go-ahead for Neighbourhood Plan


Dinnington is set to become the first area in Rotherham to start developing its own Neighbourhood Plan.

21 July 2016

Council is given green light to negotiate the purchase of eyesore empty properties


Rotherham Council has announced plans to buy 24 long-term derelict properties to refurbish and let as Council homes.

13 July 2016

Council moves forward with town centre plans


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

Theme Park plans a step closer


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 sets out to develop a Neighbourhood Plan


Dinnington could become the first area in Rotherham to have a Neighbourhood Plan.

1 June 2016

Green light for £5m investment in Rotherham’s roads


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

Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan


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

Clifton Park named as one of the best in Britain


The beautiful Clifton Park in Rotherham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

24 July 2015

Fly tipper brought to justice


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

South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards


Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

1 June 2015

New horse act welcomed


New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses have been welcomed by the Council.

2 April 2015

Major milestone for new waste facility


The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.

5 March 2015

No change to bin collections


In the absence of new waste calendars, residents are being reminded that there will be no change to their current bin collection schedules.

19 February 2015

CAMINO conference drives efficiency into Rotherham


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

Clifton Park gets the green thumbs-up!


Rotherham's Clifton Park is one of the very best in the UK - and that’s official.

14 August 2014

Masbrough Chapel site owner told to clean up


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

Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy


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

Inspector praises local housing plan


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

Charity cheque presentation


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

Rotherham buildings recognised in awards


Several new buildings across Rotherham have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

21 May 2014

New opening times for Rotherham waste sites


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

Final hurdle for Rotherham's Local Plan


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

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