Extending from the edge of Sheffield city centre to Rotherham town centre, and south adjacent to the M1 from junction 34 beyond the Parkway, the area takes in a vast amount of traditional manufacturing land.
This has largely been redeveloped for modern industries and offices but still contains a number of vacant sites. It remains one of the key engines of the Sheffield City Region economy and is home to many world-class manufacturers.
It also includes housing development opportunities such as in Waverley; the River Don and Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation; tram and train networks; two motorway junctions on the M1; retail centres; and the new Advanced Manufacturing Park at Waverley. The area also sits at the heart of the new Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone.
However, the Sheffield-Rotherham Don Valley currently suffers from a number of physical barriers which may impede future development and growth.
These obstacles include:
• transport infrastructure which is already at capacity;
• a perceived high risk of flooding;
• a lack of incentives for new manufacturing development; and
• a shortage of sites for housing in the immediate area
The Sheffield-Rotherham Don Valley Infrastructure Masterplan will provide a framework for integrating the investment plans of public and private sector stakeholders to address these barriers and to ensure the area is a modern, dynamic and high quality gateway to Sheffield and Rotherham and the wider Sheffield City Region.