Hundreds of jobs could be created in Swindon if plans for a multi-million pound expansion of the Swindon Designer Outlet are approved. Plans have been submitted to Swindon Borough Council for a 50,000sqft expansion of the shopping centre.
The council wants to turn this site in Bickleigh Down into an Eco village. They are proposing a housing project with up to 86 zero-carbon houses and flats and a business park.
Plymouth City Council have unveiled plans to build an eco village on the outskirts of Plymouth, at Bickleigh Down. The Council will be working with developers CornerstoneZED on a project to develop zero carbon homes which will provide employment for more than 50 people.
Council Leader, Councillor Vivien Pengelly said: "...We are putting Plymouth at the forefront of the eco homes industry, creating new sustainable jobs and encouraging green businesses to use Plymouth as their base. This is exactly the type of innovative economy that we need to develop."
The Eden Project in Cornwall says it has to make job cuts. The project employs nearly five hundred people. It said talks with staff have all ready begun but said only a small number of redundancies would be made. It blamed the tough economic climate.