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Plans to sell land in Northampton to create business opportunities revealed

Posted: 05/11/13 by West Northamptonshire Council

Councillors at the Guildhall will be discussing plans to support the creation of a large business opportunity in Northampton that could create jobs and attract investment.

Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet is set to discuss a proposal next week to sell workshop buildings in Blackthorn. The Council has been approached about a large investment opportunity that would redevelop Blackthorn Workshops and other nearby land and create around 200 new permanent jobs in the area.

If the land sale is agreed in principle the Council would start to explore the opportunity and work with businesses at Blackthorn Workshops to help them find new premises.

Councillor Tim Hadland, Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning said: “We are always looking for how we can attract investment to our town and create jobs. Northampton’s economy is doing well in a difficult national economic climate, and this makes our town an attractive location to businesses.

“There are a small number of small businesses using Blackthorn Workshops, and we have already started talking with them about how we can find new premises in Northampton, and the opportunities available within our Enterprise Zone.”

The report will be heard at a meeting of Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet on Wednesday 13 November. To find out more about this report and the other items set to be discussed please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/meetings

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