Fast Broadband & Fast Track

Take the fast track to development

As well as financial incentives to encourage investment in the Enterprise Zone, advanced manufacturing and engineering firms will enjoy a simplified planning process on selected sites across the Sheffield City Region. In addition, super-fast broadband will facilitate the efficient communications that are essential for advanced technological innovation.

Boosting investment and communication

To facilitate accelerated growth among advanced manufacturing and technology enterprises in the region, a simplified planning process has been implemented at all of Sheffield City Region’s Enterprise Zone sites.

A Local Development Order is in place on each of our Business Rate Relief sites, setting out precisely the range and classes of development that will be permitted and promoted. This gives investors in these types of development the certainty that they can proceed without the need for planning permission. It also means that any planning-related issues can be dealt with very quickly, usually within four weeks.

On the sites that offer Enhanced Capital Allowances, Local Planning Authorities have promised to work with investors to deliver a simplified and fast-track approach to planning. This will enable development that supports the vision of the Enterprise Zone to be prioritised.

What’s more, by summer 2012, all Sheffield City Enterprise Zone sites will have the infrastructure in place to offer super-fast broadband through a range of service providers.

To find out more about fast-track planning procedures and accessing super-fast broadband, please contact us.