LEP chairman backs Able plans
The chairman of a group charged with bringing economic development to the region says the £100 million Able UK development could be up and running by February.
Lord Haskins, chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, backed the plans by Able UK to develop a marine energy park on the south bank, which could create 5,000 jobs.
Lord Haskins said the development would be a big boost to the North Lincolnshire economy, in otherwise tough economic times.
"The Able UK application, I support wholeheartedly," he said. "I don't have any reservations at all about this.
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"The Able development will be the biggest thing that could happen to North Lincolnshire and if they get the national policy right so that they can get the investment and planning through, we could see this development up and running by February.
"This area is very attractive to investment, not just in the biomass and bio fuels market, but there is real potential for development here.
"One of the biggest problems the area faces is the steel industry but this is not just specific to this area, this is a national issue."