Not a lot of people live in our area. How will such a large external labour force be accommodated?
It is envisaged that where possible construction workers will be employed from the local area. Should additional accommodation be required, existing letting accommodation will be used.
In similar projects that HZI has executed there is significant value added over the construction phase and life of the project to the local economy. Whilst specialist plant and materials are sourced outside of the local economy (where these are not able to be sourced economically locally) the vast amount of material will be sourced locally or from the region. It makes not sense economically or environmentally to increase the travel distances or good mileage more than necessary. In addition there is a significant local spend benefit to the local economy from the workforce for amenity, accommodation and welfare spend out of working hours (eg food, leisure, accommodation etc).