UK to build first 'Gigaplant' in Northumberland
The UK’s first Gigaplant electric vehicle battery factory has been given the green light by Northumberland County Council.
The plant, hailed a ‘game changer’, should create 3,000 jobs and produce up to 300,000 batteries per year once up and running.
Council leader Glen Sanderson said: “We’re absolutely delighted this gigaplant has been granted planning permission. It’s a real game changer for Northumberland.
“It’s fantastic news - not just for the local area, but the wider county and the whole region. It’s the biggest investment in living memory.
“We’ve a long and proud history of industry in this part of Northumberland and a factory and investment of this size will put this area firmly on the map once again for generations to come.”