Oakland backs Enterprise Zone with food business park

Redditch, UK: Oakland International is supporting plans for an Enterprise Zone in the Redditch and Bromsgrove area. Business leaders in the area want to press with the plans despite the Government rejecting a bid to set-up an Enterprise Zone in the area.

A key part of the plan was to support Oakland International by improving site access and infrastructure and the development of related food businesses on the site that it is estimated could create more than 1,500 jobs alone.

Bromsgrove Technology Park, town centre and the Longbridge redevelopment were also included in the submission. If the bid had been approved the area would have benefited from lower tax levels and simplified planning procedures to encourage growth and create thousands of new jobs by 2015.

But Steve Hollis, vice chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said despite the rejection they were still committed to taking the plan forward. “As one of the country’s core city LEPs, the success of the Enterprise Belt is important to attracting new business and talent and also to the economic success of the Midlands and country as a whole,” he said.

“We are in discussions with Greg Clark, the newly appointed Minister for Cities, and the Deputy Prime Minister who will be chairing a Cabinet sub-group on cities, to explore alternative ways forward to achieve the LEP’s ambitious growth agenda.”

WORLD NEWS

K Group tests Thermo King E-200 for Finnish grocery delivery

Helsinki, Finland: K Group has tested Thermo King’s electric E-200 fridge on an electric-powered MAN eTGE van on food delivery in Finland.  K Group is …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Krone Cool Liner celebrates 25 years

Werlte, Germany: Krone launched its first refrigerated trailer in 1996 and to mark the 25th anniversary a special Edition of the trailer is being launched. …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Bolloré Logistics to open new pharma unit

Roissy, France: Bolloré Logistics is to handle healthcare products at its Roissy hub with an 800m2 extension of a pharmaceutical unit. This will give Bolloré …

READ THE FULL STORY >

New coldstore for Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Airport has opened refrigerated storage for Kuehne+Nagel, Worldwide Flight Services and Expeditors. Kuehne+Nagel is expanding its activities at Brussels Airport for handling …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

Latest Tweets

Hultsteins appoints Longhurst Refrigeration as its UK aftersales service partner: bit.ly/3x65xK8 pic.twitter.com/pm8lz8b0iD

© 2021 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ