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Permission granted for Doncaster development

Outline planning permission has been granted for a developer to build a civic and cultural quarter on a brownfield site in Doncaster.

The development that has been approved is intended to include buildings for several different purposes including new civic offices, a council chamber, a performance venue, a library, retail space, offices and housing, as well as a public square.

Full plans will be submitted by the developer, Muse Developments, over the next few months and construction of the first phase of the scheme is expected to begin next year.

But before it can progress, it needs grant funding from regional development agency Yorkshire Forward, which the council says it expects “shortly”.

Cabinet member for Business and Regeneration at Doncaster Council Jonathan Wood said: “Demolition work at the site is well underway, and we are looking forward to seeing the project come to life, transforming a declining part of the town centre in to a regional business and cultural hotspot.”