Friday, May 23, 2008

News: Plan outlines new housing and jobs for Yorkshire & Humber


A twenty year vision to deliver new houses, tackle climate change, encourage economic growth and regeneration of the Yorkshire and Humber region was published this week by Communities Minister Baroness Andrews. The Yorkshire and Humber Plan is a revision of the Regional Spatial Strategy and sets out a plan to deliver 400,680 more homes (22,260 a year) and economic growth could deliver almost 300,000 new jobs (29,000 a year). Rosie Winterton, Minister for Yorkshire and The Humber said: "The Yorkshire and Humber Plan is crucial to delivering sustainable development in the region for the next 15 to 20 years. "It is a blueprint for better economic performance, more jobs and the new homes that the region needs to grow and prosper. At the same time it will help protect the environment and improve the quality of our cities and towns." Specific to Rotherham, the plan states that key issues are to develop Rotherham town centre; support advanced manufacturing and related research and development at Waverley; the Sheffield City Region; the joint housing market of Sheffield and Rotherham; employment land use and transport connectivity. The figures in the plan show that the total number of jobs in Rotherham in 2006 was 105,940 and that the borough has the potential for this to increase by 1,590 every year.
Government Office for Yorkshire & the Humber


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