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07 Jul 20211 minute read

UK to build first 'Gigaplant' in Northumberland

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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.”

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