Tesco announces further job-boosting plans for Ramsey
FRESH from the announcement about building the world s first zero-carbon store in Ramsey, Tesco has this week revealed further job-boosting plans for the town. A spokesman for the supermarket told The Hunts Post yesterday (Tuesday) that the firm had pl
FRESH from the announcement about building the world's "first zero-carbon store" in Ramsey, Tesco has this week revealed further job-boosting plans for the town.
A spokesman for the supermarket told The Hunts Post yesterday (Tuesday) that the firm had plans to create a 16-acre business park on the edge of town.
A draft planning application for the business park has been submitted to Huntingdonshire District Council with a full application expected within a few months.
The development will include offices, car showrooms, a children's nursery and industrial units and would be built just north of the proposed Tesco store in Stocking Fen Road.
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"This is an exciting time for Ramsey," said the spokesman. "Not only will our first zero-carbon store be built in the town but more jobs will be created with the establishment of this business park."
Tesco was given the final go-head to build its zero-carbon store in Ramsey by Huntingdonshire District Council's development management panel on Monday (June 15).
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Planners also gave the supermarket chain permission to build a community centre and housing in Ramsey - despite some objections about the lack of parking facilities for the centre.
The town's timber-framed eco store will create 225 jobs and include a wind turbine and toilets that flush using rainwater.
There will also be a combined heat and power plant to create surplus energy to sell back to the grid and energy efficient lighting.
"We chose Ramsey as the site of the world's first zero-carbon store because we felt it was a good rural location," said a spokesman. "We want to be able to test the performance of the building by comparing it to our stores in urban locations that have eco-features including Manchester and Scotland."
Building work is due to start straightaway on the store with it opening to the public by Christmas.