Keyland Secures Planning for 90,000 Sq Ft Doncaster Industrial Development

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has secured planning consent from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council for a 90,000 sq ft employment-generating industrial scheme on Little Lane in Doncaster.

Keyland has appointed the industrial agency teams at the Sheffield and Leeds offices of Knight Frank to bring the opportunity site to market and the property agent will shortly be launching the site to potential purchasers.

Planning permission has been granted for 90,000 sq ft of B1c, B2 and B8 industrial uses on the Little Lane site and the plans could generate up to 250new jobs for the Doncaster area in addition to providing quality industrial accommodation in direct response to severe regional shortages.

The 6.3 acre site is within an existing industrial area off Little Lane in Kirk Sandall, 2.5 miles north west of Doncaster town centre. The site is behind an existing Yorkshire Water treatment works, bounded by industrial development to the north and east and with good access to local and national road networks.  A number of sustainably developed, sensitively designed units ranging from 4,000 sq ft up to circa 25,000 sq ft could be accommodated within a landscaped setting.

Peter Garrett, Managing Director of Keyland Developments Ltd, said; “We are delighted to have secured planning approval for this strategic site which is within an employment policy area in the Doncaster Unitary Development Plan. The planning consent will enable this underutilised site to be transformed into a job-creating, high-quality development which can make a positive contribution to the local area by attracting inward investment and creating employment opportunities.”

Rebecca Schofield, Partner at Knight Frank’s Sheffield office, commented; “The well-documented shortage of industrial land and accommodation in South Yorkshire makes sites such as this very attractive propositions. The scale, positioning and capabilities of the site, combined with the planning in place, will undoubtedly attract strong levels of interest.”