Plans for £11m Bristol green business park being discussed
A new green business park, worth a reported £11 million is set to be considered by Bristol City Council, reports thisisbristol.co.uk.
It is claimed that if the plans for the sustainable construction at Filwood Green Business Park are approved, the development would support 120 businesses in the local area. This could potentially create nearly 200 new jobs and ensure 170 existing positions.
The site would mainly aim its marketing at businesses which focus on environmental technologies and green goods.
Bristol has a thriving environmental technology sector
Councillor Anthony Negus, who is a cabinet member for planning, property and regeneration, told insidermedia.com:
“This is excellent news for jobs and investment in the south Bristol area, and will help unlock this crucial development site. Bristol has a thriving environmental technology sector with big potential to grow further.”
It is said that there are plans to also include 2,000 new homes on Hartcliffe Way and Airport Road.
Currently, the site is owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). It has agreed to provide the site to the Council for the construction. The plot formerly used to house an aircraft hanger, but has been left undeveloped since the closure of Whitchurch airport in 1956.
European Regional Development Fund
The council is seeking funding for the park from the European Regional Development Fund as well as the West of England’s Regional Growth Fund.
Author: Samantha Bartlett Date Written: 28 November 2012