Investment Zones

September 23, 2022 5:20 PM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Bedford BridgeAs you may have seen Bedford Borough has been announced as one of 38 potential Investment Zones in the Government's Growth Plan today.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said "At Bedford Borough Council we are always open to discussions on any ideas that could support the growth of existing businesses and encourage new businesses to the Borough as well as investment locally. We look forward to early discussions and receiving further details about the Investment Zones and how they would support us in attracting businesses and help us to deliver our ambitions for the local area. One of the key elements in the information we currently have is the prospect of being able to ensure developers deliver more affordable homes for local people. I am keen to see how being an Investment Zone can help existing businesses and residents and it remains my position that we need to see improved infrastructure locally and I will be putting this top of my list when I speak to the Government."

You can read the Government's factsheet on Investment Zones at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-growth-plan-2022-factsheet-on-investment-zones/the-growth-plan-2022-investment-zones-factsheet