DONCASTER’S long awaited Robin Hood Airport link road has taken a significant step closer - with a planning application submitted for the scheme.
Doncaster Council has confirmed the document has now been lodged with the planning authorities, although a date for it to be heard by councillors has not yet been set.
The road is known as the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme, or FARRRS, and will run between junction three of the M18 and Parrots Corner on the A638. From Parrots Corner, drivers will take local roads to the airport.
It will also link Rossington to the motorway and provide access for the planned inland port, near the former pit town.
Experts also believe it will reduce journey times into the borough along Bawtry Road, which is currently one of the main bottlenecks for traffic in the borough.
The submission of a planning application comes after the Free Press last week reported that regeneration bosses from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership pledged a further £2 million towards the £18 million project from its Growing Places fund.