Doncaster North logistics and industrial park is set to create 8,500 jobs

A major regeneration scheme is expected to create thousands of jobs in South Yorkshire.

Wilton Developments has secured detailed planning permission for the first phase of Doncaster North, with work due to start on site later this year.

The first phase of detailed planning is for a 2.26m sq ft development close to the M18 at Thorne. The scheme is expected to create around 8,500 jobs.

A spokesman said: "Doncaster Council has approved the scheme which forms part of Wilton Developments’ wider 180 acre, 3.52M sq ft, industrial and logistics site, within one junction of the M62/M18 interchange."

Wilton Developments has secured detailed planning permission for the first phase of Doncaster North, with work due to start on site later this year.

CBRE and Knight Frank have been appointed as agents to market the Doncaster North scheme.

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Jason Stowe, Managing Director of Wilton Developments, commented: “A huge effort involving ourselves, Doncaster Council and our wider stakeholder partners has ensured that we are able to bring forward the first phase of this regionally significant logistics and employment site.

"We are looking forward to getting on-site, delivering much needed industrial and logistics space with all of the positive socio-economic benefits that the construction and occupation of new buildings bring.

Glyn Jones, Doncaster Council Portfolio Holder for Business and Housing stated: ‘It is excellent that this exciting industrial scheme is coming to fruition with support from Doncaster Council. We look forward to the site bringing forward a range of new employment opportunities to the north of Doncaster

Chris Dungworth, Head of Business Doncaster added: ‘We have been supporting Wilton Developments for a long time on this development and look forward to working with them and the retained property agents to help attract quality businesses into these units.

Mike Baugh, Executive Director, CBRE Leeds said “This is splendid news for the region, which is currently suffering with a lack of good quality, well located stock."

Rebecca Schofield, Partner at Knight Frank added: “We are delighted to be advising Wilton Developments on this flagship new development for the region. Doncaster North will offer a unique opportunity for occupiers looking for flexibility of scale, strategic connectivity, and best-in-class specification, coupled with the latest ESG credentials to satisfy occupiers’ growing need for sustainable buildings.