Major employment scheme proposed at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

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A further expansion of the growing commercial district at Aero Centre Yorkshire, the 1,600 acre site around Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has today been given the green light by Doncaster Council.

The expansion will see up to 600,000sq ft. of office, general industry, storage and distribution space developed with the potential to create up to 800 jobs for the local area.

The news follows the recent launch of the airport Vision Plan and is set to become a major catalyst for Northern prosperity, international connectivity and for attracting investment into the region.

he site could be made further accessible by public transport from surrounding towns and cities with the addition of the proposed East Coast Mainline link to the airport, which could be in place by 2024.

Peel Land and Property, part of the Peel Group who also own the airport, anticipate strong interest in the fully-serviced site and will open discussions with developers and owner occupiers seeking commercial development land opportunities on a prime, well-connected site, with significant growth potential.

With the new permission secured, the scheme will drive forward inward investment for Doncaster and prove instrumental to the continued delivery of the wider ambitions for Aero Centre Yorkshire.

The scheme also reflects the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership's (LEP) strategic plans identifying Aero Centre Yorkshire as one of its top priority growth locations and as a driver for inward investment and job creation with regard to logistics, engineering, aviation, energy and construction.

Andrew Farrer, Development Manager from Peel Land and Property said: “Aero Centre Yorkshire's wider development will build on the success of the DSA which has seen significant growth in recent times. The application has been prepared to reflect the rapid growth in the cargo and logistics market at DSA, helped by the improved accessibility provided by Great Yorkshire Way as well as its location within a national logistics hot spot between the Humber ports and the motorway network.”

For further media information, images or interview requests regarding Doncaster Sheffield Airport/FlyDSA Arena please contact Tracy Milnes at Bonner and Hindley on 0113 243 4713 or email tracy@bonnerandhindley.co.uk.

Editor's Notes:

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is currently the fastest growing airport in the UK, with a record 1.3 million passengers in 2017.  The airport serves over 40 destinations, with its most recent airline Flybe adding 10 new low-cost destinations to European travel hubs and popular leisure destinations.

It was recently voted the best small airport in the UK by Which? Magazine.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is easily accessible from across the region thanks to excellent transport links, including The Great Yorkshire Way, M18 link road meaning places such as Sheffield city centre are just 25 minutes away.

The Airport's major airlines include TUI, Wizz Air and Flybe who offer holiday and flights for both leisure and business travellers.

The airport sits within a wider 1,600-acre property and logistics development site known as Aero Centre Yorkshire, all owned by Peel Group.  For more information on Peel, please visit http://www.peel.co.uk/

Last Updated: 28/06/2018
Author: Renate Halton

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