Time to have your say on Green Belt

YOUR chance to have your say over Green Belt building around Rotherham, will be supplied this month.

Campaigners against former plans to build 3,600 new homes on countryside across Rawmarsh and Greasbrough are set to scrutinise the Local Development Framework, that lays down a future blueprint.

Rotherham Council has said that 60 per cent less Green Belt land will be used within the building scheme for the borough up to 2027 – a reduction welcomed by campaigners against the former “Bassingthorpe Wedge” plans, that sparked a huge protest from 2009.

Anyone with an interest in what the future will hold for the area, can visit Rawmarsh Methodist Church on July 13 from 2-4.30pm, and Greasbrough Town Hall for afternoon sessions on July 16 and 26.

A Rotherham Council spokeswoman said: “The consultation will start on July 4 and that is when the information will be available on the website”.

The council has cut back its future development plans to build about 1,160 homes per year – and is now aiming for 850.

No earmarked sites have yet been revealed, but once information is released, there will be a three-month consultation period for people to study and comment on the proposals.

The new Local Development Framework could then be operational by the end of the year.