A14 business park plans ‘to be welcomed’

Where the business park is planned
Where the business park is planned

A town councillor says plans which could see a new business park built on land just off the A14 should be welcomed.

David Gunn, the chairman of planning on Burton Latimer Town Council, says the town had to be able to provide enough employment for an ever-growing population.

The proposal would see development of a 90-acre site to the south of Junction 10 and north of Burton Latimer.

Mr Gunn said the council tentatively backed plans to build the park.

He said: “We are supporters of anything that brings in jobs to the town. We also need to bring more enterprise into the town.

“Overall, there’s a general feeling of support from the council.”

But Mr Gunn stressed the town council had not yet seen final plans – which are yet to be submitted to the planning authority – and so would not be able to reach a definitive position until it had.

Developer Roxhill wants the site to include offices, light industry and warehouses, with individual buildings up to 150,000sq ft (37 acres) in size.

There have been suggestions the plans, shown at a public exhibition in Burton Latimer last week, could also mean improvements are made to a stretch of the A6.