Doncaster Sheffield Airport gains approval for logistics development

By Damian Brett

Proposed Doncaster Sheffield Airport Logistics development

Doncaster Council has approved construction of a 3.5 m sq ft advanced manufacturing and logistics development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA).

The airport owner, Peel L&P, said the approval was a major milestone the development will be a “crucial element in the delivery of the masterplan for Doncaster Sheffield Airport”.

The approval is subject to a S106 agreement and finalising Highways conditions. The scheme will create around 4,300 jobs and deliver “high-quality, state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and logistics floorspace” within a region that already boasts sites  occupied by the likes of Boeing, Rolls Royce and McLaren.

Gareth Finch, planning director for investment property and airports at Peel L&P, said: “This decision from Doncaster Council is crucial as the development will unlock delivery of an innovation cluster alongside strategic logistics facilities. We’re pleased to see this support for our vision to create a truly multi-modal location, bringing substantial numbers of permanent jobs in high value sectors adding significantly to Sheffield City Region’s economic productivity.”

The company said there are also plans to deliver rail connectivity with a direct connection to and from the nearby East Coast Mainline, bringing a passenger station, together with a rail freight terminal immediately adjacent to the site manufacturing and logistics site.

The proposed development platforms will allow floorplates of any size up to well in excess of a 1m sq ft.

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