Inland Port work starts in autumn

WORK on the Inland Port scheme set to create 5,500 jobs is set to start in September, Doncaster Council has said.

The Rossington Inland Port, a major rail interchange, sitting on land adjacent to Rossington Colliery, was given permission in September 2011.

It will see a rail freight terminal built along with 562,000 square metres of warehouses and over 100 hectares of ecological enhancements. There will also be a road link to junction three of the M18 which will provide the first stage of the airport link road, known as FARRRS - the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme.

Developers Helioslough say the project will take freight off the roads and onto the railways.

It is hoped the port will be a major catalyst for inward investment and significant economic growth in the borough.