Rotherham: Local Plan consultation has ended

Guardian News
Guardian News

The deadline has passed for Rotherham residents to have their say on the proposed development sited that could shape the borough over the next 15 years.

Rotherham Council has ended 10 weeks of public consultation, which saw thousands attend public events.

Locally, Dinnington, Anston, Kiveton, Aston and Maltby all had their own drop-in sessions where people looked at the plans in detail and asked questions.

They were then encouraged to submit their feedback, including objections, either in writing or online.

The plans, if approved by the central Government planning inspectorate, would dictate where developers could build in the future.

They were met with considerable controversy in our area. Issues included the loss of green belt land, lack of infrastructure, overcrowded schools and the location of a proposed Gypsy / Traveller site.