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Yorkshire Energy Park plan 'could create 1,000 jobs'

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online, Hull

Plans for a £200m business and energy park near Hull could create more than 1,000 jobs, developers say.

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A former aerodrome field at Preston, near Hull, which is owned by the city council, has been earmarked for the proposal.  

The Yorkshire Energy Park would include a data centre, manufacturing and storage units, an education campus, sports facilities and a power station supplying energy to the whole site.

Developers The Sewell Group says it also estimates an additional 120 jobs could be created during the eight to 10-year construction period, which is expected to start in early 2018 subject to planning approval.

The proposed £200m Yorkshire Energy Park could create more than 1,000 jobs and generate a multi-million pound investment boost for the Yorkshire and Humber economy."

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