Shrewsbury Business Park investment 'to create 600 jobs'

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Shropshire Council has backed plans to invest £1.5m at a business park that it said could lead to 600 new jobs.

It said the money would be used to build new access roads at Shrewsbury Business Park and open up six acres of land for new office development.

Planning permission has already been granted to developer Alaska to build 15,000 square metres of office space and local shops to serve businesses.

Development work is expected to start in 2014.

The local authority said the funding was a "vote of confidence" in the site during tough economic times, and was expected to lead to £13m of private sector investment.

Alaska said jobs would be created in a variety of sectors and skills and inject "much-needed cash into the local community".

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