Today Labour councillors are set to approve a number of sites for new council homes across the borough. This comes under Labour’s council house building programme bringing new council properties for local residents in Rotherham.
At today’s Rotherham Council Cabinet meeting, Labour councillors are set to give approval for new homes across five parts of the borough on council owned sites. The areas covered include sites in Treeton, Ravenfield, Thrybergh, East Herringthorpe and Wingfield.
Cllr Dominic Beck, Labour’s Cabinet Member for Housing at Rotherham Council, has said:
“We have already set out an ambition to deliver hundreds of new, affordable Council homes for local residents, and this latest report sets out some of the smaller sites that we intend to deliver over the next two years.
“There are still thousands of people waiting for a Council home, so it’s right that we are making the biggest investment in new Council properties for many years in order to help local people get the properties they need right here in our community.”
The identified locations are Council owned sites and it is proposed they can be used for early development in 2020/21 for brand new homes for local residents. These plans will contribute to Labour’s programme of building brand new council homes across Rotherham.
Under our council house building programme, we’ve already seen 58 homes built on The Bellows site in Rawmarsh with a further 217 homes built across a number of sites in the borough. Councillors also recently approved 171 new homes across 3 sites in the town centre which will deliver new homes and contribute to the town centre regeneration work as well.
Labour councillors are determined to continue our ambitious plans for leading on building brand new council homes for local residents in Rotherham. We know many residents want the security of a council tenancy and with a Labour Council in Rotherham, we recognise the importance of delivering these new homes that people need in the borough.
The Annual Housing Development Report 2020/21 will be heard and set to be approved by Councillors at today’s Cabinet meeting. You can find and read the report below.