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£50,000 government investment boost for Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone | | Lincolnshire In Focus
The development of the Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone has received another significant boost today, with the announcement of around £50,000 government investment to help enable manufacturing growth on the site. The funding, announced by Communities Secretary and Midlands Engine Champion James Brokenshire MP, is part of £500,000 invested in the space, food and drink and advanced manufacturing sector across several new enterprise zones in the East Midlands. This follows the news in November that South Holland District Council had formally approved an Order giving a range of planning freedoms for the 17-hectare site, where the University of Lincoln have already been granted permission to build a Centre of Excellence in Agri-Food. The ambition is for the whole of the FEZ site to provide a hi-tech agri-food hub for the district's agricultural and food sector, offering high-quality business accommodation, business support, technology, education and training facilities to promote and maximise