Firms to get easy planning

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THE LOCAL Enterprise Partnership has worked with Derbyshire councils from across the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone to set out a Memorandum of Understanding which will make planning simpler and more business friendly.

Local Authorities have agreed to take a unified approach to planning across all designated Enterprise Zone sites.

Councils will prioritise planning applications within the Enterprise Zone giving potential investors certainty and quick decisions through a simplified and streamlined planning process.

Those involved in the partnership include Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, North East Derbyshire District Council, Sheffield City Council and others.

The plans will make it easier for businesses to set up on new Enterprise Zones such as the one at Markham Vale business site by giving up-front planning permission.

Enterprise Zones are going operational with incentives such as a one hundred per cent business rate discount to attract new companies to accelerate growth and rebalance our economy with new businesses and local jobs.