Doncaster Sheffield Airport manufacturing and logistics site to create 4,300 jobs
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Construction of a 3.5 million sq ft advanced manufacturing and logistics facility at Doncaster Sheffield Airport has been approved.
Doncaster Council has approved the development – which is owned and managed by regeneration specialist Peel L&P – subject to a S106 agreement and finalising Highways conditions.
Anticipated to create around 4,300 jobs, the scheme is set to deliver up to 3.5 million sq ft of industrial space at the airport.
The site, which is classed as one of the region’s largest strategic development zones, is also set for increased rail connectivity, with plans for new direct passenger and freight connections to and from the nearby East Coast Mainline.
Gareth Finch, planning director for investment property and airports at Peel L&P, commented: “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.”