Borough weathers storm of recession

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Recession? What recession? Scott Cardwell, assistant development director at Doncaster Council says the borough has weathered it well.

He added: “We have not really had a problem with sites moving forward. We have got a good track record with developers and take them to market at the right time.”

Cinema and restaurant operators were showing strong interest in the third arm of a £300m Civic and Cultural Quarter in the town centre.

And the authority is seeking European funding to pay for a road into Doncaster Waterfront, a 46hectare brownfield site which has undergone a £23m restoration.

The road would open up the site for housing, offices and leisure uses and a 90-berth marina linked to the canal system.

Meanwhile units on the Inland Port - a major rail and road hub - will be marketed from 2015 and the FARRS link road to Doncaster Airport should be complete in 2016.