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Burnley Business news.

Consultation on Burnley Local Plan enters its final three weeks

The deadline is approaching on the formal consultation for final representations on the draft Burnley Local Plan.

The council approved the Proposed Submission Plan at the end of March, and a formal consultation for final representations is currently underway and will run up to and including Friday 26th May.

A council spokesperson said: “The Proposed Submission Plan is on the council’s website and printed copies are available to view at Contact Burnley, Burnley Central Library and Padiham Library.

Lancashire's economic success highlighted at international expo

Burnley part of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership delegation promoting local investment opportunities at global property expo

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced its presence at MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes, France. It is anticipated that that around 23,000 delegates will attend the four-day event (which starts on March 14th), including potential investors, developers, property agents and policy makers drawn from across the globe.

Updated Strategic Plan’s vision for the future

A bold and ambitious vision for Burnley’s future is set out in the updated annual Strategic Plan which will be considered by councilors this month.

The Plan drawn up by the council sets out how it will deliver services over the next three years in the face of massive funding cuts, and the priorities for shaping the future of the borough.

It sits alongside the council’s budget-setting process and its financial plans for the coming years and forms an over-view of it will adapt to the changes ahead.

Work progresses on Vision Park

Trebor Developments, working in partnership with Burnley Council, has commenced work  at the prestigious Vision Park site, Burnley. 

Barnfield Construction has been selected by Trebor as main contractor and completion of Phase One, which includes starter units from 800 sq.ft. and business workspace up to 10,000 sq. ft., will complete in September 2017.

Burnley Market "best in Britain"

Traders and staff at Burnley Market Hall are celebrating after it was named the Best Large Indoor Market in Britain at a national awards ceremony.

Councillor Sue Graham, Burnley Council’s executive member responsible for the market, said: “This is wonderful news.

“Burnley Market Hall is always looking at ways of improving its customer shopping experience, and this proves its popularity with shoppers with a keen interest in value for money.

Deadline set for flood resilience grant applications

Residents and business owners in Burnley borough planning to apply for financial support to make their property more resilient to flooding have until the end of March to put in applications.

Burnley Council has been running a flood resilience grant scheme since floods affected parts of the borough on Boxing Day 2015. Under the scheme, properties that were flooded as a result of Storm Eva may be entitled to grants of up to £5,000, provided as part of government support. 

Burnley Bridge Extension to Create More Jobs for Burnley

Burnley is set to attract more inward investment and jobs thanks to the approval of plans to extend the 70-acre Burnley Bridge scheme with a new ten-acre development comprising 110,000 sq ft of accommodation.

Located at Junction 9 of the M65, the initial scheme from property company, Eshton, is already credited with creating 1,400 jobs for Burnley and the second phase is expected to bring a further 270 jobs to the town.

Work to start on Vision Park

Trebor Developments, working in partnership with Burnley Council, has exchanged contracts as developer to deliver the first phase of industrial development at the prestigious Vision Park site in Burnley.

Trebor has appointed Barnfield Construction Limited as itsprincipal contractor to carry out the construction, with a start on the site next to UCLan/Burnley College in January 2017 for completion in summer 2017.

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