DN7 Hatfield Link Road

The Hatfield Link Road is a 2.9km stretch of new road from Junction 5 of the M18 to Waggons Way next to the former Hatfield Colliery. It is much more than a new road though. It is a crucial piece of infrastructure which enables work to start on the exciting Unity Project.


Work on the new link road started in April 2019 and will be complete in summer 2020. 

A road to jobs and economic growth

The Hatfield Link Road enables Waystone's Unity project to get underway. Unity will see 650 acres of land neighbouring Stainforth, Hatfield and Dunscroft opened up for development and linked directly to local communities. This long term, mixed use development will deliver:

  • £800m of inward investment
  • Over 7,000 jobs
  • 3,100 new homes
  • A marina
  • New leisure and open spaces
  • Shops
  • Schools
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Business opportunities

Diagram showing the indicative different Unity Project zones

As well as providing the conduit for the Unity development, completion of the Hatfield Link Road will improve access to the motorway network for people living in Stainforth, Hatfield and surrounding areas. There will be no impact on public footpaths and bridleways.


It is a true partnership effort between Doncaster Council, the Sheffield City Region, Waystone Limited and Homes England. The main contractor for the link road is Balfour Beatty. The latest newsletter about the works is on the right hand side of the page.

The total cost of the project is about £16.7million. It is funded from £11.2million of Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF), £3.5million from Waystone and the remainder from the council’s capital programme.


Hatfield Link Road set on Google Earth
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The short film below shows the latest progress on site:

Last updated: 07 April 2020 09:11:32