Airport's Masterplan Consultation 2018 - 2037

Consultation will close 31st June 2018.

Here you will find the full consultation document, summary version and information on how to respond giving your views and feedback. We will be holding public and resident sessions in the local area to enable you to hear more about the Masterplan and ask questions.

Following the conclusion of our public consultation sessions on 16th May, the consultation period formally closes at midnight on 31st May 2018.  Thank you for your feedback if you have responded.

What happens next?

All of the feedback will be reviewed and summarised in an Interim Consultation Summary report, which will be published later this summer. All of the feedback received will be carefully considered in finalising the Masterplan. Once the final Masterplan is complete, a Consultation Report will be published that will include a more detailed summary of the comments received alongside a response to these comments from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Link to view and download Masterplan Consultation document

Link to view and download Masterplan Summary leaflet 

Link to view and download Masterplan Summary leaflet - key benefits

Feedback form

NB The Masterplan Consultation Document has been updated since publication to reflect new routes and formatting of the document. No changes have been made to the text, images or maps nor has any new information been added to the document. The superseded version can be found here. These updates do not affect any responses already made to the consultation.

What is a Masterplan and why are we publishing it for public consultation?

An Airport Masterplan sets out how the airport and its wider site will grow and develop into the long term future.  An airport typically looks to update its plan within a ten year period so providing a clear picture as to how the airport will develop and how any impacts will be managed. 

We take it incredibly seriously that everyone in our local community, our stakeholders and those further afield, gets the opportunity to see, comment and shape our plans.  Only by working in partnership with those that travel with us, operate from us, businesses, our local community and our stakeholders can we achieve the great things that DSA is capable of for the prosperity of our region.

The plan provides illustrative and realistic plans to outline the development and growth of the airport for passengers, cargo, general aviation, commercial and residential developments on the wider site.  

The Masterplan sets out the land required to meet the level of development and ensure it is planned in a sustainable and balanced manner.  

Why should I take part in this Masterplan Consultation?

Airports provide many benefits to a local area, be it jobs, a way to travel, or simply as one of the beacons that put an area on the global map. 

At present, DSA and its wider site known as Aero Centre Yorkshire contributes £62m per annum to the economy and supports almost 1000 jobs.  

A fully realised DSA would see it contribute way beyond these figures, providing a vast number of skilled jobs for present and future generations.  It would also provide more wide ranging and easily accessible travel options locally and ensure that more spending is retained locally and going back into our communities.

Developing airports takes a collective will across many different parties so to have clear public support from those that use it and are within close proximity is vital to making it happen.  Anyone is welcome to respond to the consultation and we truly welcome your views.

How far have we come as an airport?

We opened our doors for the very first time in 2005, the first commercial airport to open in the UK over 50 years. The airport has seen itself through tough times and recovered strongly from a slowing of growth during the economic recession. Today we are one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, having grown 50% over the last three years in passengers and seen strong growth in our cargo operations launched in 2011.

We are ever investing in our terminal product, infrastructure and accessibility of the airport and are pleased to see this regular recognised externally, most recently by Which? Magazine as the best airport in the UK under 10 million passengers.  In the last two years we have seen the opening of the Great Yorkshire Way link road, transforming the access to the airport and bringing many wider benefits with it. We are deeply committed to continually investing and ensuring our customers, staff and partners are in the most safe, efficient and welcoming environment. 

How can I respond to the consultation

You are invited to respond to the consultation via completing the below online form.

Or by post to Masterplan Consultation, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Heyford House, DN9 3RH

Or by email to

Public & Resident sessions

We will also be holding the following drop-in events to enable you to speak with members of the project team and ask questions.


Sheffield College - Silver Plate Restaurant (S2 2RL)Wednesday 18th April5pm - 8pm
Rotherham College - Wentworth Building (Town Centre Campus, S65 1EG)Monday 23rd April2pm - 5pm
Rotherham College - The Wharncliffe Restaurant (Percy St, S65 1ED)Monday 23rd April6pm - 9pm
Sheffield Hallam University - Owen Building Reception (City Campus, S1 1WB)Tuesday 24th April10am - 4pm (Presentations at 11am & 3pm in Peak Lecture Theatre)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Safari Village (DN4 6TB)Thursday 26th April// Event Postponed //
Doncaster Council - Civic Building Reception, Sir Nigel Greasley Square (DN1 3BU)Monday 30th April12pm - 4pm
Rossington All Saints Academy (DN11 0BZ)Tuesday 1st May6pm - 8pm
Barnsley Digital Media Centre (S70 2JW)Tuesday 8th May10am - 4pm
Hayfield SchoolWednesday 9th May4pm - 7pm
North Notts College, Worksop (S81 7HP)Thursday 10th May6.30pm - 8.30pm
Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Safari Village (DN4 6TB)Sunday 13th May10am - 4pm
Hungerhill School - School Hall (DN3 2JY)Wednesday 16th May4pm - 7pm