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|Title:||Regeneration Route Scheme Reaches Key Milestone|
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A new link road which will help drive inward investment and deliver thousands of new jobs and homes in Doncaster has reached a major milestone.
The £56million Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) has completed its final statutory procedure with the Secretary of State for Transport granting the council the powers to purchase the land needed to build the scheme and to carry out the necessary work to public and private rights of way.
With the public and private funding agreements also completed, this latest achievement allows the council to plan for the start of the main construction works and create the new connection from Junction 3 of the M18 to the south of Doncaster. This junction serves the recently upgraded A6182 White Rose Way which leads into the town centre.
This regionally significant project, with backing from the Government's Regional Growth Fund, will help to regenerate the village of Rossington, cut journey times, ease congestion, support further growth at Doncaster’s international airport and provide the necessary road infrastructure for major private sector investments including the Inland Port development and the re-development of the former colliery site at Rossington. It has also been supported by the Growing Places Fund and Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: ‘It is wonderful news that work on this widely supported regeneration scheme is about to start. This key infrastructure project will transform the south of Doncaster by dramatically improving access and seeing major private sector developments get off the ground. It will be the catalyst for economic growth right across the borough and the Sheffield City Region helping to create significant numbers of new jobs and homes.
‘With the improvements along White Rose Way recently completed and six projects recognised by the Sheffield City Region LEP as regional investment priorities, we are developing the right conditions to attract new investment and companies to Doncaster. The borough has a bright future to look forward to.’
FARRRS is a public/private sector partnership led by Doncaster Council. The other partners include the Peel Group and Robin Hood Airport, Verdion (formerly Helios), Harworth Estates and the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. Carillion has been appointed as the main contractor.
The main scheme works, which will take about two years to complete, are expected to start in October.
Further information is available at: www.doncaster.gov.uk/FARRRS
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