More Investment in Corby’s CleanTech Future

With the support of Corby Borough Council and South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), Electric Corby has secured additional funding for investment in Corby.

SEMLEP have agreed to provide £200,000 of Growing Places Fund for the construction of Zero Energy Bill homes at Priors Hall Park, Corby together with a CleanTech Hub at Corby Enterprise Centre (CEC) to showcase the latest technology, aid businesses and attract inward investment.

In addition an application to the European Regional Development Fund, facilitated by Corby Borough Council has secured £244,000 of funding as part of a £557,000 project to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and support business growth and efficiency in Corby. This project will be delivered by Electric Corby through the new CleanTech Hub at the CEC.

Welcoming the decision by Corby Borough Council’s One Corby Policy Committee on 4th December 2012 to approve the project funding Nick Bolton, Electric Corby Project Manager said “Securing over £0.75m of investment in these projects for Corby means Electric Corby can play its part in supporting economic growth across the borough, creating construction jobs and attracting new businesses by raising the profile of Corby as a leading edge business location”

Leader of Corby Borough Council and Chair of the One Corby Policy Committee, Councillor Tom Beattie, said “Clean and green will play a big part in the future of Corby’s economy and we are delighted that this Councils commitment is being matched by SEMLEP, ERDF and the private sector to bring forward these cleantech projects for Corby”.

Dr Ann Limb OBE, DL Chair of SEMLEP said “The allocation of Growing Places Fund resources to projects like Corby’s Zero Energy Bill homes is an important step for SEMLEP as we work to support economic growth in our area”.

Robert Evans, Chief Executive of CENEX said “For businesses and the public to adopt electric vehicles it’s important to have charging points where people need them.  As part of the wider Plugged in Midlands programme we’re delighted to be facilitating Corby’s access to grant funding for electric vehicle charging points in the borough.”

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