Thursday, December 8, 2016

News: Views on town centre housing sought


Rotherham Council is looking for people's views as it is set to play a key role in delivering 2,000 new homes in Rotherham town centre.

Rothbiz featured last month how the authority plans to play its part as the emerging masterplan places an importance on enabling more people to live in the town centre.

Town centre living is seen as critical to sustaining the long term health of the town centre and is important in achieving around the clock vitality and vibrancy.

The Council wants to hear views on what type of homes would work in Rotherham town centre and what other facilities and attractions are important to people if they were to consider town centre living.


The vision is to develop housing all within walking distance of shops and the bus and rail stations so it is vitally important that the Council understands the housing needs and aspirations of local people so that this can help to inform the type of housing developments that are built.

Cllr. Dominic Beck, cabinet member for housing at Rotherham Council, said: "We are interested in hearing from anyone who would consider town centre living now or at a later stage including young people who are currently living with family but may look to buy or rent their own property in the future.

"We want as many people as possible to be part of these ambitious plans to regenerate Rotherham so this is your opportunity to tell us what you think the future homes at the heart of town centre should be like. We are determined to transform the town centre and want to ensure that we have the right type and mix of housing to meet the needs of our residents."

The survey can be completed online here.

The authority is waiting to hear if it has been successful in its bid to secure £32m from the Government's £1.2 billion Starter Homes Programme to develop starter homes in the town centre.

Images: RMBC


Mr me December 9, 2016 at 5:27 PM  

Quality high rise is what is needed in a town centre,not tacky council style houses,with tacky residents to fit!

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