Canadians fly in to check on road

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Representatives from one of the biggest pension funds in the world were in Doncaster to check progress with their expansion into Europe.

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Canada, and Verdion who make up the team delivering the strategic rail freight interchange – better known as iPort – in Rossington, flew in to see the progress being made with the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) and their 337-acre site.

The FARRRS link road connects the south of Doncaster to the motorway network at junction 3 of the M18 to help unlock the £400million iPort development and other major projects in the area.

It will also lead to expansion at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield which recently benefited from a new enterprise zone.

Michael Catford, vice president, real estate at HOOPP, commented: “We are extremely pleased and impressed with the progress the council is making with FARRRS which is pushing ahead at full steam. The link road is the catalyst to the start of development.”