Work to begin on new business park to create up to 3,500 jobs

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Councillor Donna Jones, the Leader of Portsmouth City Council hands over the keys to Mark Tickner     Picture: Malcolm Wells

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AN AMBITIOUS development creating thousands of jobs for local people will start next week when Portsmouth City Council begins work on a new employment and enterprise park.

The council hopes to create 3,500 jobs by developing land on Dunsbury Hill Farm, in Havant.

Director of regeneration Kathy Wadsworth said the plans to develop the Portsmouth City Council-owned land represented a rare opportunity to boost the local economy by creating jobs and generating income for the city.

‘This could have a real impact on local employment,’ Kathy said.

‘We are delighted to be able to announce that work will start soon on such an important scheme.’

Contractors will begin by clearing trees and rehousing some of the protected wildlife on the site in preparation for the road access works which will start later in the year subject to external funding.