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Walsall Council tells residents it aims to see Phoenix 10 rise again

30th October 2013


WALSALL Council has revealed more details about its plans to salvage the Phoenix 10 reclamation project, which involves the regeneration of the former IMI copper works site in Darlaston.Phoenix 10 is the key site in the Darlaston part of the Black Country Enterprise Zone and its multi-million pound redevelopment has the potential to create hundreds of jobs.A large proportion of the site is in the ownership of the Homes Communities Agency, with adjoining land owned by Walsall Council.Earlier this year plans to create thousands of jo......for the full story register now for free or login below...

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Sir, it saddens me that Walsall Council is so unambitious. What is needed are "proper jobs" not more low-skilled, low-paid jobs in warehousing. To see middle England turning in to little more than a distribution hub for the rest of the UK is very sad. The government has belatedly woken up to the fact that the UK economy needs to be rebalanced, with a stronger manufacturing sector. This is a difficult enough goal if prime sites like this are to be used for warehousing - what an admission of failure. Walsall needs to grow some b...s and get government funding to develop the site for small and medium sized manufacturing business. We desperately need to start somewhere and Walsall and other local authorities should be leaning on Government to put its money where its mouth is with regard to rebalancing the economy. Tim Elster

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