Wednesday, February 28, 2024

News: Rotherham is one of the UK's greenest places to live


An analysis of which UK towns and cities have the best access to green space has placed Rotherham right near the top.

There is the perception of the borough as still being an old industrial town but 70% of Rotherham is open countryside.

Eurocell, a manufacturer, distributor, and recycler of building products, has been looking at the issue of housing and the access to private gardens, local parks or national parks, and ranked towns and cities in the UK.

Rotherham is fourth in the rankings.

Eurocell looked at data including the number of homes in each area with a private garden, the average square footage of that garden, as well as the average distance to public green space and the percentage of homes on the market that are currently listed as having a private garden.

Nearby towns, Chesterfield and Mansfield, ranked first and second with Barnsley at nine.

In Rotherham, 95% of homes and flats have private outdoor space, the joint highest precentage in the report. With numerous parks in the borough, from Clifton Park in the town centre to the transformed former coalfield sites at Rother Valley and Manvers, the data showed that the average distance to the nearest park, public garden or playing field was 319.23 metres.

Beth Boulton, marketing director at Eurocell, said: “Outdoor space is hugely important for our health and well-being - it breathes life into a home and helps us to de-stress when we need to.

“Outdoor space has become a much bigger priority for homebuyers since the COVID-19 pandemic when many people started working from home for the first time. Since then, working from home has become much more of a norm for millions of people. The daily commute is no longer a good source of fresh air!

“We’ve seen a big spike in the number of people choosing to expand their home by utilising their outdoor space, such as with the introduction of using garden rooms as a home office. In most cases, planning permission isn’t necessary, so they’re a great solution for both adding more space to your home, but also potentially more value when you come to sell the property.”

Eurocell website

Images: Sheffield Cable Water Ski


Jezmond Tutu,  February 28, 2024 at 10:18 AM  

Sod the greenery. Get it covered in some lovely high rises.

Jez February 28, 2024 at 2:28 PM  

We are very lucky to have such close access to the many beautiful open spaces that Rotherham can boast.

Anonymous,  February 28, 2024 at 5:56 PM  

Won't be for long if RMBC keep wasting land on housing !

Anonymous,  February 28, 2024 at 7:43 PM  

That is just nonsense

Anonymous,  February 29, 2024 at 5:50 AM  

Just read the article and it shows that Rotherham is a great place to live despite the naysayers.

Anonymous,  February 29, 2024 at 8:43 AM  

With 3 country parks on our doorstep, not to mention all the urban parks, it's great for anyone with kids or dogs.

Anonymous,  March 1, 2024 at 6:53 AM  

Clifton Park is recognised as one of the very best urban parks in the country.

Jez March 2, 2024 at 8:12 AM  

Unfortunately, due to the reduction of Central Government funding and the near bankruptcy of many local authorities, parks are one of the areas where substantial savings are being sought. Bradgate Park, for example has lost it's bowling greens, CCTV surveyan

Anonymous,  March 3, 2024 at 9:11 AM  

A lot of Services like grass cutting and general gardening duties have been put out to tender. The result is that they get done less frequently and less well than when Parks Department staff did them.

Anonymous,  March 3, 2024 at 1:03 PM  

Allowing what we'e beautifully tended
bowling greens to go to seed and tennis courts to wrack and ruin is criminal.

Anonymous,  March 3, 2024 at 7:43 PM  

So basically our parks are in the same state as health care, the NHS, the roads, schools, care homes and the country at large.

Anonymous,  March 4, 2024 at 6:14 PM  

For all this and much more a big thank you to Cameron, May, Johnson, Truss and Sunak.

Anonymous,  March 8, 2024 at 2:18 AM  

Wait while Starma and labour gets in, probably concrete over most of em and house there new voters, currently in hotels and waiting in France!

Anonymous,  March 8, 2024 at 9:48 AM  

Where else would you find racism and bad grammar in the same sentence?

Anonymous,  March 8, 2024 at 10:58 AM  

Do you never tire of your misanthropy?

Supported by:
More news...

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP