Presidents-Sarah Czarnecki

Pavers expansion plan approved following Chamber support

York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce today welcomes the news that City of York Council has approved plans for to expand Pavers factory in York, a move that will create hundreds of jobs in the region.

Councillors voted to give the go ahead to plans to massively increase its facility at Northminster Business Park by 119,000 sq ft, a move that will create 130 new roles and generate an estimated £51m for the region’s economy.

Members of the City of York Council’s planning committee voted resoundingly to approve the development, subject to conditions and referral to the secretary of state.

York & North Yorkshire Chamber has been strongly in favour of the expansion and had lobbied for the application to be approved.

Sarah Czarnecki, president of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The approval of this job creating, revenue generating expansion is fantastic news and just the sort of investment we want to see in York.

“Pavers is a York success story, and it is wonderful to see them continuing their journey here in the city.

“I congratulate both the management team of Pavers and City of York Council on this news. It is pleasing to see such a pro-business and pro-investment attitude being displayed and I look forward to similar sentiments going forward.” 

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