Ford relocation welcomed by council

Leader of Basildon Council, Andrew Baggott, has welcomed proposals from Ford UK to move its headquarters and credit operations to the Dunton Technical Centre from Warley after 50 years.

The car manufacturer announced it is consulting on relocation plans, which could happen by the end of September 2019. The site on Eagle Way has been earmarked for 350 new homes.

Baggott said: “The proposals from Ford UK to expand its operations at Dunton Technical Centre are a strong vote of confidence in the borough of Basildon as a place to do business, and further strengthen our position as the economic hub of South Essex.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with Ford UK as the plans develop.”

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