Thousands of jobs in the pipeline for town

Queens Meadow Industrial Estate, one of the areas earmarked for inclusion
Queens Meadow Industrial Estate, one of the areas earmarked for inclusion

MORE than 5,500 jobs could be on the way to Hartlepool.

The town looks set to celebrate a fantastic boost with two areas already nominated to be part of the Tees Valley Enterprise Zone.

Queens Meadow and the Oakesway area have been proposed for inclusion - as first predicted by the Hartlepool Mail more than six weeks ago.

Council chiefs say the double shot-in-the-arm would “have a significant impact on the future prosperity of the town” and would be a massive push for Hartlepool’s hopes of being a major player in areas such as offshore wind farm development.

They also told of hopes that there could be more good news to come.

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