The overall aim of the Retail, Leisure and Town Centre Study was to provide an up-to-date and robust evidence base on retail and leisure needs within the borough to inform the preparation of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council’s emerging Doncaster Local Plan.

Underpinned by a new household telephone survey, the key recommendations were centred around the leisure sector, including providing for a new cinema, family entertainment destination, and restaurant and cafes. This was concluded to present the greatest opportunity for the strengthening of the vitality and viability of Doncaster town centre over the course of the plan period, reflecting national trends towards diversification.