Rotherham takes the lead in building new council houses with a £50m project

A series of new policies have seen Rotherham emerge as one of the country’s most prolific builders of council homes, with the town expected to account for five per cent of the entire new local authority social housing stock in England during the year ahead.
Rotherham Council currently has a four year plan which will see £50m pumped into projects which will see around 440 new homes built, with more than 250 of those entering the conventional ‘council house’ stock, available for rent in the traditional way, with others available through other schemes designed to help families, including shared ownership.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/rotherham/rotherham-takes-the-lead-in-building-new-council-houses-with-a-50m-project-1-9261900

3 thoughts on “Rotherham takes the lead in building new council houses with a £50m project

  1. Here we go again “the country’s most prolific builders of council homes” – all the usual headline grabbing hyperbole.

    Not a thought given to the consequences of being “the country’s most prolific builders of council homes” – er, schools? social services? health services? transport and roads? employment? etc.

    No, no, no!! just like they ‘considered’ the consequences of disproportionate immigration numbers flooding into the town.

    And where exactly did this latest reverie feature in the 15 year gestation of Rotherham Council’s very very expensive preparation of its Local Plan. This is a classic example of the crap town planning that we’ve seen the borough subjected to over the last fifty years, and which is why the town is in such dire straits.

    No doubt though that the senior management at Rotherham Council will very much enjoy perpetuation of their big fat salaries when implementing these housing schemes.

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    • Hi Rob 🙂

      “No, no, no!! just like they ‘considered’ the consequences of disproportionate immigration numbers flooding into the town”

      What numbers are flooding in to the town please?

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