Robin Hood Airport development back on agenda

Robin Hood Airport development back on agendaPlans for the further development of Robin Hood Airport are back on track following pressure from local councils, reports the Star.

Due to intervention by Doncaster and other South Yorkshire councils, alongside regional development authority Yorkshire Forward, the development of Robin Hood Airport has been reinstated to the list of top priorities for south Yorkshire’s future.

As a "regionally significant investment priority for the south Yorkshire economy", plans for the development of the airport will be submitted to the government by Yorkshire and Humber Assembly.

Doncaster mayor Martin Winter told the Star: "The airport is Doncaster’s most important strategic asset and this re-instatement reasserts the role the airport can play in Doncaster and the South Yorkshire region, aiding regeneration and providing confidence to the private sector that future investment will be supported."

According to, passenger numbers rose by 5.7 per cent in January 2008 compared to the previous year.

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