Timber company plans to relocate

PUBLISHED: 11:40 27 April 2007 | UPDATED: 20:01 01 June 2010

BOSSES at a Fenland timber product company want to relocate and sell off its existing site for housing. English Brothers, which makes timber products and timber homes, hopes to move to a larger site, possibly in King s Lynn, and find a smaller site in Wis

BOSSES at a Fenland timber product company want to relocate and sell off its existing site for housing.

English Brothers, which makes timber products and timber homes, hopes to move to a larger site, possibly in King's Lynn, and find a smaller site in Wisbech, in a deal which could cost £2million and create extra jobs.

The company's 30 employees would also relocate as part of the move, which director Jay Hubbard said is required as the business has out-grown its current location.

English Brothers has now applied to West Norfolk Council to develop the company's site in Salts Road, West Walton, for housing.

Councillors look set to approve outline planning permission for housing on Monday.

Mr Hubbard, said: "The move would be part of a £2m investment.

"We have to move the business as it has outgrown the site we are on.

"If the application is approved and once we relocate we could be looking to increase our workforce by 20 to 25 per cent over a two-year period."

A report to the council's development control board said the majority of residents consulted by the company support the decision to relocate. Parish councillors also support the scheme.

England Brothers moved to the village in the 1960s from Wisbech port and has achieved a double figure growth for each of the past five years.

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