The government has announced £220,000 in funding for a project known as 'The Northern Derbyshire Manufacturing Zone' as part of efforts to boost the economy across the East Midlands.
Four projects, involved in the space industry, food sector, and the development of HS2, will form the new 'East Midlands Manufacturing Zones', as announced today by Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
The zones aim to reduce planning restrictions to allow land to be used more productively and 'provide certainty for business investment.'
Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said: “Manufacturing, innovation and trade are at the heart of the East Midlands economy, so it is the perfect place for the UK’s first Manufacturing Zones.
“This is another example of how the Government’s is delivering for the Midlands with our modern Industrial Strategy backing local businesses and building on local strengths.”
The funding in North Derbyshire is being used to accelerate development on six sites across three local authorities (Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield).