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Doncaster scheme is UK's largest outstanding development

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Development

Doncaster scheme is UK's largest outstanding development Doncaster scheme is UK's largest outstanding development

A six million sq. ft. scheme in Doncaster is officially the largest outstanding commercial development with planning permission in the UK.

iPort includes a rail freight terminal, 562,000m2 of warehouses and over 100 hectares of ecological enhancements.

The massive scale of the development makes it the largest project with planning permission in the UK, ahead of Wirral Waters (an urban redevelopment scheme in Merseyside) and Stratford City (a project to further develop the site of the 2012 Olympic Games).

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said: “The announcement that the iPort development is the largest project with planning permission in the UK speaks volumes about the exciting times that lie ahead for Doncaster.

“This development will play a key role in meeting my promise to bring new jobs to Doncaster. The immense scale of the development emphasises the commitment of both Doncaster Council and its partners Verdion to delivering economic growth in our borough and the wider area.”

Michael Hughes, CEO of the Port’s developers, Verdion, said: “iPort has taken a number of years to come to fruition due to the complex nature of assembling such a large site. With financial backing in place and huge support locally, planning permission was granted first time.

“The Verdion team is now pushing ahead with marketing of the iPort to potential occupiers, and are confident of the scheme’s success which will provide around 5,000 jobs for the Doncaster area.”

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