Publication of Rotherham Core Strategy June 2012 (previously Local Development Framework

They changed the name but have they changed any of the plans in response to the “consultation”  ?

Publication of Rotherham Core Strategy June 2012

I am writing to you as someone who has previously commented on Rotherham’s Local Plan (previously called the Local Development Framework). I want to let you know that on 25th June the Council will publish its Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) along with accompanying documents:

Integrated Impact Assessment (including Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment Scoping Opinion)

  Infrastructure Delivery Study

·        Consultation Statement

·        Statement of Representations Procedure

The Core Strategy sets out the ‘spatial’ strategy for the whole Borough and identifies the broad locations for delivering new housing and employment, including provision for retail, leisure and community facilities. It also sets out the strategic policies and the required new infrastructure to make all this happen.

Representations can be made over the six week period beginning Monday June 25th 2012 and ending Monday, August 6th 2012.

Please note that representations made should relate only to the ‘soundness’ and/or ‘legal compliance’ of the Core Strategy. Where possible comments should be made using our online consultation system which you can access from our website at:

The documents will be available to view from 9am on June 25th. If you have already registered with our online consultation portal then you will receive a notification email when the documents are available to view.

All other comments must be made on a response form which is available from any of the venues listed below or by contacting the Forward Planning team. Guidance notes explaining the process for making a representation, (including an explanation of ‘soundness’ and ‘legal compliance’), are also available at these locations.

Completed response forms should be sent via e-mail or by post using the contact details given below. Please note that comments may be rejected where they are defamatory, obscene or racist or otherwise likely to cause offence.

All representations on the Core Strategy Development Plan Document must be received no later than 5:00pm on Monday 6th August 2012.

Representations may also be accompanied by a request to be notified of any of the following:

  • that the Core Strategy DPD has been submitted for independent examination
  • the publication of the recommendations of the person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Core Strategy DPD
  • the adoption of the Core Strategy.

If you do require this notification please remember to specify this on your response form along with your contact details.

The documents are also available for inspection at the venues below during office hours:

•           Customer Service Centre, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham

•           Customer Service Centre, Station Street, Swinton

•           Customer Service Centre, New Street, Dinnington

•           Customer Service Centre, Braithwell Road, Maltby

•           Customer Service Centre, Worksop Road, Aston

•           Customer Service Centre, Barbers Avenue, Rawmarsh

•           All libraries in the Borough (normal opening times)

For any further information or to be removed from our database please let us know using the contact details below.


01709 823869


Rotherham MBC

Forward Planning

Planning and Regeneration Service

Riverside House

Main Street



01709 372419



Yours faithfully

Paul Woodcock 

Director of Planning and Regeneration


Thanks for that Paul Woodcock. Wonder if any “representations” that you receive will be even looked at let alone acted upon.

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