Having launched ‘Rocket’ to meet the potential needs of Department for Education (DfE) – currently based in Mowden Hall – we think Lingfield Point fits the bill for both a North East base and the region’s carbon footprint.
We’ve worked out that moving 480 public sector jobs from Darlington would have a massive impact on the region’s carbon footprint.
DfE should consider their carbon footprint in the North East
Figures show that even if workers shared journeys to say – Newcastle – in a week, they would clock up a massive 96,000 miles – that’s four-and-a-half million miles annually.
And, according to carbon footprint.com when travelling in an average Ford Fiesta 1.4 less than four years old, that equates to 25.76 tonnes of carbon a week.
Equally shocking is the cost of the travel in terms of fuel for this base – £14,148 a week or £664,956 for a 47 week year!
“This is an ideal opportunity for the government to practise what it preaches and consider the impact of such a move. We’ve got a great public transport system in Darlington that links into the on-site bus service straight into the town centre.”
“You simply don’t get any better – we’re convenient, cost-effective and conscious of their carbon footprint.” said John Orchard, director of Marchday – owners of Lingfield Point.
“When you look at the extortionate travel costs and the massive impact on the carbon footprint, it makes simple and sustainable common sense to keep these important jobs in Darlington,” said Jenny Chapman MP.
Transport is not a problem for Lingfield Point – buses pass the entrance every ten minutes, there are car sharing schemes, cycle routes and site is only ten minutes from the train station.
John believes that sustainable business park Lingfield Point would offer the ideal base for the DFE workers when they are moved from Mowden Hall in the town – due to the building’s poor condition.
More than 1,100 people have signed The Northern Echo’s petition to keep the jobs in Darlington, after warning that the town will take a £21m annual hit to its economy if they move away.
The Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) local enterprise partnership has suggested a transfer out of Darlington will cost the town £21m a year – of which 70 per cent is currently spent in the local economy.
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