Doncaster Sheffield Airport: timescale to find investor extended

Published on 18 May 2024, by Gainsboroughlive | No comments yet |

The Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones has said the timescale to find an investor to help re-open Doncaster Sheffield Airport has been extended.

A decision had been expected in the spring but Ms Jones said nothing would now happen until summer, after requests from candidates for more time.

The airport closed in 2022 with owners Peel Group citing high costs.

Doncaster Council has been searching for an operator and investor to run the site since securing a 125-year lease.

In recent months the council has been carrying out minor maintenance works at the airport and giving tours to potential investors.

Work is also ongoing to re-establish the site’s controlled airspace, to allow for air traffic control to take place once again.

Addressing a full council meeting on Friday, Ms Jones said: “My number one priority is to re-open our airport, delivering jobs, opportunities and global connectivity to Doncaster and South Yorkshire.

“The lease has been signed and the procurement of an operator is in the final stages and due to complete in the summer.”

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