800 jobs to be created as expansion gets green light at Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Doncaster Council has given the green light for the further expansion of Aero Centre Yorkshire - the 1,600 acre site around Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), a member of the RABA Group.
The expansion will see up to 600,000 sq ft of office, general industry, storage and distribution space developed with the potential to create up to 800 jobs for the area.
The 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 which also owns the airport, anticipates strong interest in the fully-serviced site and will open discussions with developers and owner occupiers seeking commercial development land opportunities.
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.”