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An inquiry into how to better protect infrastructure projects in South Yorkshire is to be launched, the county's elected mayor has said.

It follows the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), against mayor Oliver Coppard's wishes, in 2022.

Mr Coppard said the body would be independent and look at whether new powers could protect future projects.

Of the airport closure, the mayor said: "We did not have the ability to stop it from happening."

The inquiry will look at how new policies or laws could help authorities to protect similar or new infrastructure projects in the future at local, regional or national level.

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