Job prospects in the Gainsborough area have been given a boost by more funding for a Food Enterprize Zone (FEZ) at Hemswell Cliff. Greater Lincolnshire has been chosen by the government as one of the first four Manufacturing Zones for the East Midlands.And as a result, £155,000 will be released to further support the creation of three FEZs across the county, including the one at Hemswell.The money will go towards tackling problems identified by businesses using the sites. At Hemswell, a study will be carried out into improving operations, maintenance and planning through the use of smart-grid technology.The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured the funding as part of a £500,000 package to support economic growth and investment in the East Midlands.The whole idea behind the Manufacturing Zones and the Food Enterprise Zones is to make the planning process simpler for businesses wanting to expand, removing restrictions.Ruth Carver, director of the … [Read more...] about New Food Enterprise Zone at Hemswell wins more government funding
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WORK to build a new primary school in Newbury is under way. Construction started on the new Highwood Copse pimary school, based within the grounds of Newbury College, this week. The 210-pupil school, sponsored by the college, will welcome its first intake of pupils at the beginning of the 2019/20 academic year. Last month, the council threatened to walk away from negotiations with the college if talks over land ownership did not reach an imminent conclusion. But following an 11th-hour meeting, an agreement was reached between the two parties. West Berkshire Council executive member for education Lynne Doherty (Con, Northcroft), and executive member for highways and transport Jeanette Clifford (Con, Northcroft) said: “It is very exciting to have ‘cut the turf’ on this important project. “We are very pleased to be working in collaboration with the college and look forward to seeing this much-needed and beautifully-designed school become a … [Read more...] about Work begins on new Newbury school
Lytham-based Kensington Developments has come under fire for its bid to alter the number of houses it cal sell before starting work on road infrastructure around its 1,150 home Richmond Point scheme. But just what is the link road and what stage is it at?The M55 link road is a £24m new stretch of road that will link the motorway at the Whitehills roundabout with Cypress Point at Ansdell. It is considered vital for the future growth of the area and to relieve existing traffic congestion in the Blackpool and St Annes area around Queensway.It will replace the "Moss Road" which closed in 2014 as a major link between the motorway, Blackpool and Lytham and St Annes.As decided at the planning appeal over the new mini-town, Kensington must pay for the "Heyhouses Bypass" approach road from the new development to the new link road and a portion towards the link road itself.Kensington Developments has acquired all the land necessary to build the central section of the M55 link road (from the … [Read more...] about Just what is the M55 link road and why is it linked to new house being built near Blackpool?
PUBLISHED: 17:53 21 August 2018 Jessica Hill CGI images of the new Atex Park development. Picture: Atex Developments Ltd Archant Work is under way to develop a new business park in Stowmarket, helped by loan funding of £630,000 from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). David Elder (centre, back) and Iain Dunnett, Growing Places Fund Coordinator at New Anglia LEP (far right), with the Atex Park development team. Picture: New Anglia LEPAtex Business Park is a redevelopment of brownfield land on Gun Cotton Way, close to the A14. When complete, the site will consist of 37 small business units housed in six buildings, all linked by a new road and utilities infrastructure. Construction has begun on the site following a successful application to New Anglia LEP’s Growing Places Fund, which provides loan-funding to help kick-start and support development projects across Suffolk and Norfolk. The first phase of the project is due to complete next … [Read more...] about Funding approved for new Suffolk business park
GERALD PIDDOCK Last updated 13:21, August 20 2018 DOMINICO ZAPATA/STUFF Seventy-five per cent of all of Raglan's waste has now been diverted from the landfill, instead coming to Xtreme Zero Waste for processing. The small seaside community of Raglan may well have a blueprint for how New Zealand can reduce its ever-growing pile of rubbish.That blueprint took nearly two decades of work to get its 3200 residents fully on board with reducing their waste. At its centre is Xtreme Zero Waste, the community enterprise that has grown from employing one person part time from its inception 18 years ago to being Raglan's third-largest employer, employing 30 people and returning $1.2 millon to the local economy.The organisation's new chief entrepreneurial officer, Cheryl Reynolds, is sure what Xtreme Zero Waste has done could be copied elsewhere in New Zealand.READ MORE:Wishful thinking … [Read more...] about A blueprint for solving New Zealand’s waste problem