Unity is a new award-winning development covering an area of approximately 250 hectares (618 acres) in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Unity is one of the largest regeneration and infrastructure projects of its kind in the UK and will deliver a mixed-use development of regional importance.
The development will provide over 3,000 new homes in a broad range of settings and styles, a new town centre, offline marina, school and transport hub. There are over 60 hectares (150 acres) dedicated to a variety of new commercial uses and over 80 hectares (200 acres) of open spaces.
Unity is situated in a prime strategic location on the eastern section of the M18/M180 motorway corridor, bounded by the Stainforth and Keadby Canal to the north, the settlement boundary of Stainforth to the west and the settlement boundaries of Dunscroft and Hatfield to the south, all surrounding the former Hatfield Colliery site.
It’s location provides excellent access to the east coast ports at Immingham, Hull and Grimsby and is within close proximity to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Outline planning permission has been secured for the Unity development, along with detailed planning for a new link road off Junction 5 of the M18 which opened in December 2020.
This new road ‘Unity Way’ provides a new 2.9 kilometre (1.8 mile) route from junction 5 of the M18 motorway (where the M180 joins the M18) to the existing residential development in Stainforth (at Waggons Way next to the former Hatfield Colliery site). In addition, the new road links to Hatfield (via Bootham Lane) to the south, thereby improving access to the motorway network for the residents of local communities.
The development is supported by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and Sheffield City Region who part funded the new link road and also by Homes England which is supporting the extensive programme of new build housing on site.
Unity is an ambitious project which aims to deliver 7,000 new jobs to the region through a wide range of employment opportunities and create a new community for South Yorkshire, transforming some of the most challenged wards in Doncaster. Unity will be transformational by stimulating economic regeneration, promoting social inclusion and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in the area through access to quality community and leisure spaces.
Upon completion, Unity will provide:
- over 3,000 new homes,
- 2 million sq ft of employment space,
- a new offline marina, school & transport hub
Primary objectives of the project:
- Delivering 7,000 new jobs to the north of England.
- Creation of a new community for South Yorkshire, transforming some of the most challenged wards in Doncaster.
- To stimulate economic regeneration, promote social inclusion and the health and wellbeing of people living in the area by improving access to quality community and leisure spaces
Unity is a 50:50 joint venture partnership with Waystone a leading construction and development specialist who have been involved in the project for over 10 years and successfully secured planning permission in 2015.
For more information, please visit www.unity-yorkshire.com