There is a paper going before Cabinet members of New Forest District Council this week, recommending that the Council support an application to Government to award Freeport Status to an area aroundhere that includes Southampton docks, The Waterside, Southampton Airport and a 45 acre industrial estate called Dunsbury Park at Havant.
I have no doubt at all that the Cabinet members will approve the recommendation (all such things are decided well before any formal meetings, which saddens me a bit because I can remember when we had proper debates in public before deciding issues).
It’s essentially a partnership bid, led by the Local Enterprise Partnership and supported by local… More
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