Proposed factory may create 130 jobs

Up to 130 jobs could be created in Wisbech if planners give the green light to a nine-storey £20m food processing plant.

Up to 130 jobs could be created in Wisbech if planners give the green light to a nine-storey £20m food processing plant.

Geoff Harper, leader of Fenland District Council, and his "open for business" portfolio holder Alan Melton headed a five-strong delegation that has visited a Dutch factory to help secure the investment in the town.

They were accompanied by Roger Green, leader of Wisbech Town Council, and two senior officials from the district council.

Lamb Weston, the Dutch-American conglomerate that bought out Wisbech-based frozen vegetables processor Garden Isle, is behind the new project and hopes shortly to acquire a site off Algores Way owned by the district council.


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It will create a food packaging, logistics and storage company which Mr Melton described as a wonderful opportunity for Wisbech and Fenland.

"This could act as a catalyst and will attract other supporting industries," he said. "The potential of these proposals should not be underestimated. It is heart-ening to know international companies are now prepared to come to Fenland.

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"On our visit to the company's Roosendaal plant we got a glimpse of its state-of-the-art production facilities."

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