Council’s £1 court deal

Rotherham Council is finalising another strategic acquisition to support the regeneration of Rotherham town centre by taking on the former Magistrates’ Court building.

Home of the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Family Court, the building was vacated in September 2016 and the Council has been trying to acquire the site to support the potential redevelopment of the key Forge Island site.

A request that the property be transferred back to Council ownership in the spirit of One Public Estate (a Government commitment to release the value of public sector assets) and on the basis of its original transfer, was initially rejected last year.

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2 thoughts on “Council’s £1 court deal

  1. “Regenerstion”? ….they haven’t a clue.
    Only last week they turned down a planning application on Sheffield Road since it didn’t comply with RMBCs “Gateway” criteria. Yet the gateways at Centenary Way, Masbro and Eastwood are a disgrace of litter, broken down fencing, potholes, overgrown verges and urban dereliction. Some “gateways ” !! Councillors and officers must walk around with eyes closed.


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