New airport link gets the thumbs up from public

Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport
Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport

multi-million pound plans for a link road from the M18 towards Doncaster’s airport have been backed by residents, say council chiefs.

More than 400 people attended a series of events which took place during February - and, of the 211 completed questionnaires, 93 per cent of people supported the plans.

The public consultation looked at the planned Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme, which will see a new link road from junction three of the motorway.

From there it will take a route north of Rossington, initially as a dual carriageway, before changing to a single carriageway road to Parrots Corner on the A638.

Traffic will then have to use existing roads to finish the journey to the airport.

Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said he was pleased with the findings of the consultation.

He said: “It was important residents had the opportunity to find out about FARRRS and the new link road so I am delighted there was such a big turnout and overwhelming support for the scheme.

“FARRRS is a regionally significant scheme which will deliver enormous economic benefits for Doncaster.

“It is pleasing the vast majority of people can see how they, and the town, will be far better off by having this new access route to the motorway network.”

Originally the road was due to stretch to the Finningley terminal.

Feedback from the days will now form part of the planning process set to be submitted in the spring. FARRRS could be open by early 2014.