The building of 167 new council houses is now underway through the recently announced major house building programme in Rotherham. Under this scheme, more than 300 new properties will be constructed at identified sites across the borough with over half of those built being the new council homes. Rotherham Council will be spending £50million over the next three years to deliver these new homes.
Rotherham Labour’s Cllr Dominic Beck, Cabinet Member for Housing at Rotherham Council, has said:
“We are passionate about building more homes in the Rotherham as part of our ambitious plans to transform the borough, making it a destination where more people want to live, work, thrive and spend their leisure time.
I am delighted that the construction of 336 homes is already underway and that a range of needs will be met, particularly older people through the 20 bungalows and 15 apartments being built, and homes for first time buyers – both concerns expressed by our residents when consulted on housing priorities.”
This major scheme has started with 217 homes due to be built across seven identified sites in Maltby, Canklow, East Herringthorpe and Dinnington.
The overall programme will offer a range of different properties and types of ownership. There will be 167 new council rented homes constructed, including some which will cater for particular needs such as disabled people or foster carers. It will also see 86 homes made for low cost home ownership and 83 homes for outright sale.
The announcement for this major house building programme was made at the end of 2017 and you can read more about these significant plan here.