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Littleport to get new £3 million business park

15 February 2013 No Comment

A new business park worth £3 million is set to be built at Littleport.

Businessman Jonathan James has won planning permission to build on the site, next to the A10. The construction for the park on the 3,945 square metre site will harness sustainable construction ideas. These include the use of solar panels and sustainable building materials. The design of the building will also be organised for maximum energy efficiency, with low energy lighting used inside.

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It is thought that the business park will provide 190 new jobs to the Littleport area. The proposal for the site was this week granted by East Cambridgeshire District Council, after being submitted back in November.

3,945 square metre site will harness sustainable construction ideas

Talking about the approval, planning officer Sue Finlayson told elystandard.co.uk:

“The proposal for 3,945 square metre of Class B1 employment use with the potential to create 395 additional jobs reflects the aspirations of the Littleport Masterplan and the site is included in the draft local plan.”

Mr James added: “This is an important development… and accords with the government’s recently published National Planning Policy Framework and the Littleport Masterplan.”

Littleport Masterplan for development

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Car and bicycle parking facilities will also be included in the construction, which will feature in a landscaped setting. According to thegrocer.co.uk, the park is hoping to attract local food businesses and IT companies.

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 15 February 2013

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