MEP full of praise for major projects

From left, Paul Brannen MEP, Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council and Arch Business, and Arch chief executive Peter McIntyre. Picture by Simon Williams.
From left, Paul Brannen MEP, Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council and Arch Business, and Arch chief executive Peter McIntyre. Picture by Simon Williams.

A set of sustainable energy generation projects in Northumberland was showcased during a visit to the county by a North East Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

The whistle-stop tour included Lynefield Park, Lynemouth, Ashwood Business Park, Ashington, and East Sleekburn in Blyth.

Finding out more about how Northumberland can offer access to a range of connected strategic development sites, which are ideal for sustainable energy related investments, was all part of Paul Brannen’s visit.

The Labour MEP said: “It was great to see Northumberland’s strategic development sites, including Lynemouth, which are ideal for sustainable energy related investments.

“I’m very pleased to hear that such sites are attracting businesses to the North East from London and elsewhere, as well as providing the space for local firms that are looking to operate within the green energy sector.”

The day was hosted by Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council and Arch Business, who said: “We were able to showcase some fantastic projects to the MEP.

“The range of visits highlighted that there are firm foundations in place to show Northumberland as a premier UK location for sustainable energy business growth.

“I hope that the visit will help him to champion the great work we are doing here in Northumberland, but has also allowed him to understand the challenges that we still have ahead and how the European Union might help us with them.”