Massive jobs boost for county

AROUND 1,000 new jobs look set to be created in Suffolk.Plans for a 50-acre business park, a spin-off from the £300million Snoasis project, are due to be announced tomorrow .

AROUND 1,000 new jobs look set to be created in Suffolk.

Plans for a 50-acre business park, a spin-off from the £300million Snoasis project, are due to be announced tomorrow .

Providing a massive boost to the Ipswich to Cambridge hi-tech corridor, the park is earmarked for land alongside the proposed winter sports complex and interest has already been registered from a number of companies.

Godfrey Spanner, director of Onslow, which owns the former Blue Circle cement works, revealed an American organisation was among those interested in moving to the site.


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"It just keeps getting better," he said.

"If all the spaces are taken up, it will obviously be massive for Claydon and Great Blakenham and will boost the Ipswich to Cambridge hi-tech corridor."

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A new roundabout on the B113 would be built to serve the site, making the land accessible for businesses to be established.

Stephen Andrews, head of environment and planning at Mid Suffolk council, said: "The land owner wants to be party to the main scheme and it would be possible to provide up to 1,000 jobs on the site.

"There's a firm interest from people in being part of the scheme and much of the industry would be hi-tech. It would become a major site for the area."

These business park jobs would be on top of an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 jobs at the Snoasis leisure complex.

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