ROTHERHAM’S target for new housing has been slashed in the wake of the changes made by the new Government.
The coalition Government abolished regional strategies and the housing targets they contained in July.
Rotherham Borough Council has now approved an interim housing target of 750 new homes a year—a 35 per cent reduction from the previous regional annual target of 1,160.
Members of Rotherham Borough Council’s Cabinet approved the adoption of the new interim target after agreeing that it would provide some certainty and continuity for the housebuilding sector until a final housing target is achieved through the Local Development Framework process.
Plans for more than 24,000 new homes, including up to 3,000 on green belt land, caused outcry across the borough last year, with more than 5,000 protest letters sent to the council.
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