Big rush for jobs at planned energy park

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A COMPANY planning a renewable energy park in Sutton Bridge has sparked an ‘overwhelming’ local response to possible job opportunities.

EnergyPark Sutton Bridge Limited, the developer behind the plans for EnergyPark Sutton Bridge, outlined jobs that could be made available at a recent meeting with Sutton Bridge Parish Council, which was reported in our sister paper, the Spalding Guardian.

Following the article, EnergyPark said CVs began flooding in, with more than 60 local people seeking employment. These CVs will all be kept on record until the planning process is complete and, if EnergyPark Sutton Bridge Ltd is successful, a recruitment drive will be launched.

The planning application for the renewable power station – which will be built on 64 acres at Wingland – will be submitted to South Holland District Council in August after all reports and studies are completed by the EnergyPark team.

Project managers have already made contact with local businesses to invite them to express an interest in any future contract opportunities at the site. That door remains very much open and EnergyPark Sutton Bridge Ltd is still encouraging organisations to get in touch.

Project manager Helen Rome said: “We were overwhelmed by the response to the article last week and only wish we had these jobs to offer local people right now.

“All of the CVs have been logged and filed and we will be in touch with all applicants once the planning process is complete in the winter.

“We will also be sure to announce our recruitment drive publicly at that time, so that anyone else who might be interested can apply.

“In the meantime, we look forward to keeping the community up to date with the project and very much hope we can continue to work together to make it a success.”

For more information, the EnergyPark Sutton Bridge website at energy-park-sutton-bridge