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Planning application submitted for West Midlands Gigafactory

A planning application for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport has been submitted by joint venture partners, Coventry City Council and Coventry Airport Ltd. The proposals, which were first announced in February this year, are set to be determined by Warwick District Council and Coventry City Council later in 2021. The Joint Venture Partnership was formed …

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West Midlands Gigafactory moves step closer with launch of public consultation

Proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport have accelerated today following the launch of a public consultation. The consultation seeks to understand the views of residents and the local community before a planning application is submitted in the coming months. In February, Coventry Airport was announced as the preferred site for a West Midlands Gigafactory …

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Business Secretary says Coventry Airport makes ‘compelling case’ for Gigafactory

Kwasi Kwarteng, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, visited Coventry Airport to understand the case for a Gigafactory on the site. Accompanied by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, the Secretary of State, said that Coventry Airport ‘makes a huge amount of sense’ as the location for a Gigafactory in …

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£30m Government investment to boost battery research

New research into battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles has been backed with over £30m of Government funding. The funding is designed to support the Government’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, particularly the phasing out of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. Announced by the Department for Business, …

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Labour Party backs West Midlands Gigafactory

The Labour Party has backed the West Midlands as a preferred location for one of three Gigafactories to be operational by 2025. The Shadow Minister for Business, Ed Miliband, has announced a range of interventions to support the transition to electric vehicles. Miliband has said that a Labour Government would: Part-finance three more Gigafactories by …

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Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in the West Midlands

Coventry City Council will enter a Joint Venture partnership with Coventry Airport Ltd to develop proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport. The public-private partnership represents a game-changing initiative in the UK’s pursuit of a Gigafactory, and further strengthens the West Midlands’ attraction for battery suppliers. The Joint Venture partners will develop proposals and submit …

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