Logistics Unit on Major Development Site Approved

Planning permission has been granted for a large logistics unit forming part of a major mixed-use development in South Yorkshire.

Waystone Hargreaves Land is the joint venture behind the wider 650-acre Unity project, which is split into five different zones - Unity Connect, Link, Life, Living and Town.

The company, supported by Gerald Eve, submitted a reserved matters application to Doncaster Council earlier this year for a 10.4-acre site at Unity Connect.

The plans cover the construction of a 191,000 sq ft unit suitable for storage and distribution use.

The plans include about 9,300 sq ft of office space as part of the unit, and a service yard. A staff car parking area would be located to the eastern side of the site, providing 165 parking spaces, including eight disabled bays, 26 cycle parking spaces and 18 electric vehicle charging points.

The council has now granted planning permission for the development, subject to conditions, under delegated powers.

An officer's report accompanying the decision said the plans were "in compliance with the applicable Local Plan policies and the approved design guide for the Unity Connect zone".

Outline planning permission for the wider Unity development was granted in 2017, with the scheme set to comprise two million sq ft of commercial space and 3,100 homes in total.

In February 2022, Waystone Hargreaves Land exchanged contracts with Aver Property LP for the sale of two units on the development.

Chris Dungworth, Head of Business Doncaster added:

"We are pleased to see this phase of planning permission granted at Unity in order for us to continue to work closely with the owners of the site and attract further investment and jobs to Doncaster."

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