IMPORTANT NEWS..

RMBC PASS DEVELOPMENT AT COUNCIL MEETING HELD 10TH SEPTEMBER 2014

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The Rotherham Action Group are members of the local community who are strongly against plans to build on Green Belt land throughout the borough. 

THE STORY SO FAR.

The Action group was formed in May 2009 when it was discovered the local Council intended to built 3500 houses in Greasbrough, but forgot to mention it to the residents. A furore broke out and hundreds of angry residents marched down to a drop in event at the local town hall. The Council were force to make a dramatic u-turn and issued letters to local residence telling them what was being planned.

Since then the Council have been less than helpfull. Local Councillors shunned the group from day one they have ignored countless emails and any offers to attend planned meetings.

On several occasions RMBC has requested data be removed from this site as it was embarrassing for them. Take a look at the responce to the C02 emissions it's a corker..

. All the 1000's of objections raised over the last 4 years are apparently null and void. A 600 plus page dossier that was handed to the Council has mysteriously dissapeared. All we want is a fair hearing conducted in a proper professional manner. We do after all live in a democracy don't we?

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GROUP.
We urge you to support your local action group.

If you use the link below you can see the whole of Rotherham laid out , find out if they are planning to build near you...use the + & - to enlarge & the hand icon to move the map around.

It is awkward at first but stick with it.
Planning Map

DO WE NEED SO MANY HOUSES ?

 

The population in Rotherham has been stagnant for many years, the last set of figures we have are from the Councils own state of the borough report for 2006/2007 which states 7,000 people moved into the borough and 7,500 moved out. Taking into account births and deaths the population grew by 100 people. Some of the predicted population increase is due partly to Sheffield's overspill, to add more insult Sheffield won't build on green belt and has in the past even paid Rotherham money through central government to build extra houses . The housing figure for Rotherham was significantly higher two years ago as figures were based on the Regional Spatial Strategy the RSS is now being fazed out. But Sheffield, Barnsley & Doncaster are keeping the same figures from two years ago. Only Rotherham has reduced the number of houses it plans to build. The figures behind the RSS come from the Office Of National Statistics or ONS who historically are only around 5% out with predictions, it will be interesting to see how this unfolds See F.O.I

SHEFFIELD POPULATION

INTERESTING TRANSPORT FIGURES

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT

WHY CAMPAIGN

As residents of the area we feel a developement of this scale would kill our community, creating urban sprawl a loss of identity and untold pressure on the areas infrastructure. Not to mention the loss of valuble farming land, and wildlife. The damage to the environment would be huge and totally irreversable. We simply cannot stand by and let everthing be destroyed by those at town hall towers.

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What can I Do?

Tell your friends, neighbours, work collegues eventhe bloke down the pub.

Fill in objection letters

Attend meetings dates times listed on site.