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​​​Enterprise Zones 

In order to aid economic recovery and stimulate growth, a programme of Enterprise Zones have been set up across the country. The Redcar and Cleveland Enterprise Zones look to attract real investment and growth to the borough, delivering significant job opportunities for local residents. All Enterprise Zones benefit from simplified planning regulations ​to help support growth and the development of small and medium enterprises.
They are great places to do business especially for bo​th new and expanding firms. Financial incentives are available to qualifying businesses (i.e. those within the target sectors) by way of business rate discount or enhanced capital allowances.
Key sectors include: 
  • Chemical 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Renewable energy
  • Advanced engineering/manufacturing
 
In Redcar and Cleveland, there are four sites included in the Enterprise Zone: 
  • Kirkleatham Business Park
  • Wilton International 
  • South Bank Wharf
  • Prairies Site 
 
Kirkleatham Business Park
Kirkleatham Business Park in Redcar has been designated as a business rate relief site.  Qualifying businesses locating on Kirkleatham Business Park will benefit from up to five years business rate discount (worth up to £55k per annum), providing they are within one of the target sectors i.e. petro-chemical, renewable energy or advanced engineering/advanced manufacturing.
A local development order has been prepared to support the site at Kirkleatham Business Park, which removes the need to apply for permission in most circumstances. 
Businesses that locate onto Kirkleatham Business Park must do so before March 2018 to be able to access the business rate relief incentive.
Meanwhile, sites at Wilton (for energy production) and South Bank Wharf and the Prairies Site (for renewable/advanced engineering) will offer large-scale occupiers enhanced capital allowances against the cost of their plant and machinery.

 
Wilton International 
Wilton International, has five development plots with a total area of 164 Hectares are available.  The sites are located within the fully serviced chemical complex at Wilton International with extensive existing infrastructure including power, steam and water, giving companies locating on the site the opportunity to "plug and play".  Companies already on the Wilton International site include Lotte, Sabic, and Huntsman.  The site is also close to Wilton Centre R&D facility and has pipe linkages to the North side of the river Tees which offers jetties and storage facilities. 
 
Sector focus
Chemicals; Renewable Energy
 
Total space available
164 hectares
 
Development opportunities
An area of 164 hectares has been identified for development, for details of development opportunities contact Margie Oliver on 01642 444366.
 
Enterprise Zone rate of capital allowance
100% Enhanced Capital Allowance on capital investment
 
Transport connections
The site benefits from easy access to the A66, A19 and wider road network and is close to Teesport, the UK's largest exporting port.   With Darlington main line station 29km away and Durham Tees Valley Airport just 37km away the site offers excellent access to the rest of the UK and beyond.
 
Workforce and skills
The Tees Valley has a strong engineering and growing renewable energy skills base, supported by local colleges and universities who work closely with local businesses to deliver the skills required.
 
Enterprise Zone Planning Status
Planning at Wilton International is through a Performance Planning Agreement. A Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) is an agreement between a developer and a local planning authority (and usually other key players such as statutory consultees) setting out who will do what and when.  The PPA will set out agreed timescales, consultation arrangements, information required, key milestones and timescales, to ensure that a planning application meets the required quality standards and a speedy decision can be made.  A formal planning application has still to be submitted but following a successful PPA process, approval should be relatively straightforward.

 
South Bank Wharf
South Bank Wharf is adjacent to Teesport, the UK's largest exporting port and has river frontage.  Close to the integrated chemical site at Wilton International with its cluster of chemical and process industry companies including many of the major international players such as Huntsman, Lotte and Sabic.  The area is also home to numerous advanced manufacturing and engineering companies including Darchem, Cummins, Caterpillar and has a growing renewable energy sector, with EDF Energy Renewables, Deep Ocean, JDR Cables located in the area, all of which make it an ideal location for companies in these sectors.

Sector focus
Renewable Energy; Advanced Engineering
 
Total space available
80.7 hectares
 
Development opportunities
An area of 80.7 hectares has been identified for development, for details of development opportunities contact Margie Oliver on 01642 444366.
 
​Enterprise Zone rate of capital allowance
100% Enhanced Capital Allowance on capital investment
 
Transport connections
Close to the industrial heartland of the Tees Valley this site is just 1.5 km from the A66 and beyond.  With Darlington main line station 28km away and Durham Tees Valley Airport just 35km away the site offers excellent access to the rest of the UK and beyond.
 
Workforce and skills
The Tees Valley has a strong engineering and growing renewable energy skills base, supported by local colleges and universities who work closely with local businesses to deliver the skills required.
Enterprise Zone Planning Status
Planning at South Bank Wharf is through a Performance Planning Agreement. A Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) is an agreement between a developer and a local planning authority (and usually other key players such as statutory consultees) setting out who will do what and when.  The PPA will set out agreed timescales, consultation arrangements, information required, key milestones and timescales, to ensure that a planning application meets the required quality standards and a speedy decision can be made.  A formal planning application has still to be submitted but following a successful PPA process, approval should be relatively straightforward.​

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