Inland Port work starts in autumn

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WORK on the Inland Port scheme set to create 5,500 jobs is set to start in September, Doncaster Council has said.

The Rossington Inland Port, a major rail interchange, sitting on land adjacent to Rossington Colliery, was given permission in September 2011.

It will see a rail freight terminal built along with 562,000 square metres of warehouses and over 100 hectares of ecological enhancements. There will also be a road link to junction three of the M18 which will provide the first stage of the airport link road, known as FARRRS - the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme.

Developers Helioslough say the project will take freight off the roads and onto the railways.

It is hoped the port will be a major catalyst for inward investment and significant economic growth in the borough.