Start made on Holbeach project that could bring 2,000 jobs to the area
Partners in the multi-million Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) gathered at Holbeach yesterday to see work begin.
Some £5.3million is being ploughed into developing a new Agri-Food Centre of Excellence and key infrastructure beside the A151 link road.
Ursula Lidbetter, who chairs Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "We are extremely pleased to be involved in this key location for future economic growth in Lincolnshire, investing £5.3million into crucial infrastructure provision on site and developing the new Agri-Food Centre of Excellence.
"The Holbeach FEZ will build on its close proximity to the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, focusing on the high-value food chain as well as research, innovation and technology for a variety of food industries."
The Centre of Excellence in Agri-Food Technology, a bespoke development for the University of Lincoln, will be the linchpin of the FEZ while plots around it are due to be sold or let to agri-food business.
More than 900 new homes are due to be built on the opposite side of the A151.