New units could create up to 40 jobs

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Plans for 10 new business units in Newmarket which could create up to 40 new jobs have been submitted by a council.

A high demand for small scale industrial premises in the town has prompted Forest Heath District Council to invest around £1,5 million in the project.

The units would be built at Sam Alper Court , which is already home to six similar units owned by the council and fully let such is the high demand for premises.

Cllr Stephen Edwards, cabinet member for resources, governance and performance, said: “This is part of our ongoing commercial strategy to invest both in existing and new business 
properties. That in turn will deliver a return through the properties being leased to tenants, which will help us deliver on our commitment to keep council tax low while ensuring the delivery of our key services.”

The application is set to go before the council’s It is hoped development control committee at the end of April.

If it is approved, it is hoped building work will start in the late summer with the first of the units becoming available to pre-let from early 2016.