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Major development for Rotherham submitted

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Muse Developments has submitted an outline planning application to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for the Forge Island mixed-use destination, which it said will bring both a new offer and increased vibrancy to the heart of the town centre.

Plans for the scheme include a cinema, food and drink outlets, a hotel, and a car park, with the new leisure facilities set within a public space, as well as a new pedestrian bridge connecting to the wider town centre.

Dan Needham, Development Director at Muse Developments, said: “We’re at the next stage on the journey to deliver an innovative and striking scheme in the heart of Rotherham that will benefit the town and the community for years to come.

“Forge Island will be a destination that will bring a family-friendly offer to the town, where people will be able to relax during their free time. Our collaboration with Rotherham Council is built on a shared vision, shared values, and with the goal to deliver a truly transformational scheme, and we’re all moving in the same direction to bring that vision to life.”

Following consent and exchange of agreements with the main anchor occupiers, it is anticipated that construction will begin in autumn 2021.

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