More talks before Rotherham plan is set in stone

ROTHERHAM’S local plan is on the home straight — but will not be approved before another round of consultation.

Opinions are being invited on changes made to the borough housing masterplan by a Government inspector.

The local plan sets out which land can be built on for housing and employment during the next 15 years.

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The alterations include two additional sites to be allocated for property development in the Wath area.

Damien Wilson, Rotherham Borough Council’s regeneration director, said: “The inspector has indicated that our plan can be passed, subject to some changes. 

“This is good news for the council and the people of Rotherham as the plan promotes the new homes and jobs the borough needs.

“But we are not quite there yet. We now need to consult on the inspector’s changes.”

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All responses will be forwarded to the inspector. There is no need to repeat previous submissions.

To comment go to by February 19. 

The documents are also available at Riverside House and all borough libraries.