Council Approves New Development At Doncaster Airport

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Council Approves New Development At Doncaster Airport

Council Approves New Development At Doncaster Airport

There will soon be a new advanced logistics and manufacturing space at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), after the local authority gave its go-ahead to plans.

Last week, Doncaster Council approved the initiative, which will see a 3.5 million square feet unit being constructed at the South Yorkshire travel hub.

At a Planning Committee on November 12th, the local authority permitted the plans subject to a S106 agreement and finalising highways conditions.

Gareth Finch, planning director for investment property and airports at Peel L&P, which owns and manages the regeneration of DSA, said: “This decision from Doncaster Council is crucial as the development will unlock delivery of an innovation cluster alongside strategic logistics facilities.”

He stated the council’s support will help bring their vision for a “multi-modal location” to life, adding that the scheme will bring “substantial numbers of permanent jobs in high value sectors” to the area, which, in turn, will boost Sheffield’s economy and productivity.

Yorkshire Post reported that as many as 4,300 jobs could be created from the project, while a spokesperson told the news provider that passenger numbers at the airport could “soar”, resulting in the airport becoming “one of the mots significant aviation assets in the UK”.

DSA is one of the biggest strategic development zones in the county, and Peel L&P has a reputation for regenerating businesses in infrastructure, transport, real estate, ports, airports, canals and shopping centres.

Colliers, JLL and CPP will also work on the development, while there are other plans to improve rail connections at the airport.

According to Insider Media Limited, there could be rail services connecting DSA with the East Coast Mainline in the future. This would mean building a new passenger station, as well as a rail freight terminal, next to the new advanced manufacturing and logistics site.

This comes after Priority Space launched its £5 million development at Aero Space Yorkshire in May, earlier this year.

The developer began work to build the site at DSA, adding 45,000 square feet of industrial space to the northern travel hub. They are building commercial units from 1,250 to 2,250 square feet in size, enabling regional businesses to benefit from a permanent site close to transport links.

Ed Norris, from Commercial Property Partners, which will market the units, said the space will provide an “unique opportunity for occupiers looking to secure their own commercial workspace and office accommodation in a fantastic location”.

Indeed, as well as offering excellent opportunity for flight travel, the site is close to the motorway, enabling employees and clients to access the commercial units from far afield.

Before this additional space, more than 100 companies were based at Aero Centre Yorkshire, taking up half a million square feet.

By having even more industrial space at the location, Doncaster Council’s cabinet member for business, skill and economic development Bill Mordue said this will “create quality new jobs for Doncaster residents”, including a surge in demand for scaffolding contractors in Sheffield.