The proposed Advanced Manufacturing Hub
will have a direct and detrimental effect on the businesses on Concentric
Park Industrial Estate if the planned CPO and demolition proceed.
All the businesses have voiced concern and have detailed the issues any
forced move would have on their viability. Most have invested
heavily and adapted their units to maximise efficiencies and have been
able to survive and prosper despite the testing economic climate.
It appears that the Council wish to have a larger cleared site that
will help them dispose of their assets and bring their plan forward.
Given that there appears to be no demand for large scale development in
the area (please see availability)
their aim should be to protect small businesses, not put them at risk just
to add to the list of derelict land.