Thursday, 25 August 2011

New Enterprise Zone Will Benefit Cambridge City and Surrounding Area

Cambridge City Council Leader, Sian Reid and Cambridge MP Julian Huppert have both welcomed the new Enterprise Zone on Alconbury Airfield (Just north of Huntingdon) believing it will bring great benefits for Cambridge.

They say the new zone, designed to encourage investment, attract innovative companies and create around 8,000 jobs, will provide manufacturing land for high tech companies in the city allowing them to grow. It will also include a terminal for rail freight.

Cllr Reid, a member of the Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Cambridge is justly proud of its reputation for business and research; but at the same time, we recognise the need to move forward to retain our competitive edge.

“The challenge we face is the shortage of land for industrial and manufacturing uses because of the high value of housing land and intense pressure to develop brownfield sites.

“I believe this new Enterprise Zone will bring great benefits to Cambridge.”

Julian said: “This new Enterprize Zone is very welcome and I am encouraged that it will include a terminal for rail freight.

I congratulate the Local Enterprise Partnership on achieving this success andI am pleased that the government is giving support to this region.”