Doncaster Sheffield Airport


The Airport is in the process of updating its Master Plan, setting out its planned growth and site development through to 2037. 

The updated Masterplan aligns with the ambitions of the regions which it serves, Yorkshire and the Humber, North Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire. 

It will also see the airport further develop its synergy with key assets within the Sheffield City Region. The Master Plan will support the Government’s commitment to sustainable air travel including freight and its requirement for airports to periodically review and update their Master Plans.

DSA is an important transport and economic asset for the Sheffield City Region as its main international gateway. With its wider estate, known as Aero Centre Yorkshire, it also has the potential to become one of the region’s largest employment centres.  The site already accommodates over 100 businesses, supporting over 1,000 jobs and contributing £62 million to the local economy.  The additional development opportunities identified under the Masterplan can accommodate an additional 5.5m square ft of commercial development.  

The Airport has ambitious plans to serve more destinations, handle significant volumes of cargo and support specialised aviation operators, advanced manufacturing and logistics.

The core growth forecast of the Masterplan indicate the potential to grow passenger numbers from 1.2 million to 4.7 million passengers per year by 2037 and annual cargo throughput from 10,000 tonnes to 70,000 tonnes.

The airport has the capability to deliver far beyond this growth and with the right support can achieve a higher growth scenario which would see passenger and cargo throughput reach 7.8m and 176,000 tonnes respectively. To ensure no aspect of aviation growth is limited or compromised; the allocation of land uses is based on the higher growth scenario.

The targeted growth will require further investment in the airport infrastructure, resulting in a doubling in the size of the terminal building, additional car parking and passenger facilities including hotels, retail, food and drink facilities.    
The Masterplan aims to attract specialist aviation businesses and develop a cluster of related high quality employment uses at the site.  These can be accommodated on the existing land on both landside and airside plots.  Integrated within this would be up to 3,000 new homes and a new central retail, hotel and leisure plaza including community facilities alongside the existing airport access road.  This would see the airport become a true place for working, living, shopping and travelling.

Significant economic benefits

The development of these uses with associated investment in the Airport’s physical infrastructure (assuming the lower Core Aviation Growth Scenario) has the potential to increase total annual GVA impact to £3.7bn, and will enable it to support 7,800 new jobs by 2037.
Should the high aviation growth case be achieved, these figures could rise to £6.5bn and 13,000 new jobs.

The Master Plan considers the environmental effects of the proposals (for robustness assuming the High Growth Scenario).  It references the types of measures to ensure that adverse impacts are identified and wherever possible mitigated.  Before additional development is delivered, more detailed assessments will be undertaken to support applications for planning permission.  This will include the need for Environmental Impact Assessment where necessary.  

The Masterplan demonstrates that with appropriate mitigation, noise levels around the Airport will remain within acceptable levels.

Airports are long-term projects taking many years to develop and requiring considerable ongoing investment.  The owner of the airport, the Peel Group, is passionate about the growth, regeneration and prosperity of the North of England and is committed to ensuring the long-term growth and success of DSA.  
Peel has invested over £200 million developing DSA and Aero Centre Yorkshire to date.  It has a track record of reinvesting into communities creating economic activity, employment and a better standard of life for everyone in the North.  
By working together in partnership with the right support, the benefits of the Masterplan and beyond can be realised, seeing DSA become a major international gateway and Aero Centre Yorkshire, a significant economic catalyst for growth, new jobs and opportunity across the North.

Public Consultation

We are keen to share the draft updated Master Plan with local stakeholders and members of the community to ensure they get the opportunity to see, comment and shape our plans. To do this, DSA has embarked on an 8 week period of consultation on the draft plans.  The full information on the Masterplan is accessible online and the airport will be holding public drop in sessions. The consultation period runs until 16 May 2018.

As important local stakeholders, we are very keen to hear your views on our draft plan and for you to formally respond.  We can be contacted via email at masterplan@flydsa.co.uk or by phone on 01302 801078.  You are also more than welcome to attend any of the drop-in sessions outlined on our website.


Yours sincerely
Steve Gill Chief Executive

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