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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.

Pictured (from left) Coun Nick Worth, Halina Davies, Paul Jackson, Coun Colin Davie, Simon Wright, Professor Val Braybrooks and Mark Tinsley. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council
Pictured (from left) Coun Nick Worth, Halina Davies, Paul Jackson, Coun Colin Davie, Simon Wright, Professor Val Braybrooks and Mark Tinsley. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

"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.

An artist's impression of the FEZ site
An artist's impression of the FEZ site

Previously ...

New Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone construction to get under way on Wednesday



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