BBC News - Spencer Stokes (BBC Look North)

A Doncaster MP is calling for the company behind a plan to build airships in the city to base themselves at the former Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Nick Fletcher, who represents Don Valley for the Conservatives, wants Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) to build its new factory at the airport site.

The company confirmed it will start producing airships in Doncaster in 2024 and eventually employ 1,200 people.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport closed in late 2022 after 17 years in operation.

Airport owners Peel Group said the airport never made a profit, but Mr Fletcher said the site would be the ideal place to build the 90m (295ft) helium-filled airships thanks to recent investment in transport.

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