Earlier this week, Doncaster Sheffield Airport was given massive support to reopen by the city council and its mayor.
Over the last 12 months, the Council has been undertaking work to find a solution to reopening the site which could unlock millions of pounds worth of investment, jobs, and more importantly: flights!
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Doncaster Sheffield Airport Given Massive Support to Reopen…
Commenting on this was Mayor Ros Jones of the Doncaster City Council:
“Re-opening Doncaster Sheffield Airport is my number one priority”.
“Finding a solution that would mean so much to local communities and businesses and underline our ambition as one of the UK’s newest cities is crucial.”
“We are hopeful that a lease can be secured and look forward to working with interested parties in the reopening the airport.”
“We have already initially tested the market for those industry experts who can partner with us to get the airport reopened as soon as we can.”
“If we get the lease agreed then reopening the airport will not happen overnight of course but it would be a huge step forward.”
“Cabinet was certainly reassured by the tremendous amount of hard work that has happened to date and I would like to thank council staff who have been dedicated to the South Yorkshire City Airport (SYAC) programme and their work continues.”
“I do hope that we can share good news soon and continue the journey to reopen our airport.”
The Cabinet has supported the recommendations to put in place the arrangements to sign a lease if it is agreed as well as other requirements such as funding etc.
Such an issue around this is whether The Peel Group, who currently own the lease, are happy to part ways with this bit of portfolio that they were going to use to knock Doncaster Sheffield Airport down and build something else.
If the council can acquire the lease, then it is game on for the reopening of the airport, with the expectation of profitability in five years time.
All eyes are now on Peel to see whether they will give in and sign the agreement with the council.
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