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Cameron pledges to support business as latest enterprise zones revealed

The Government has announced the locations of 11 new enterprise zones in England in a bid to boost local economies.

It is hoped the new sites, which will benefit from cheaper business rates, superfast broadband and lower levels of planning control, will create 30,000 new jobs by 2015.

Plans to create 21 new enterprise zones nationwide were first unveiled in the Chancellor’s Budget in March.

The enterprise zones previously announced were: Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Derby, Nottingham, the Black Country, the Tees Valley, the West of England and the North East.

Now Warrington, Cornwall, Gosport, Norfolk, Hereford, Kent and Oxfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Northampton, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Humber Estuary will also become targeted zones for enrichment.

The Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘We are determined to do everything we can to make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business.

‘Enterprise zones are a major step towards delivering this - cutting business taxes, easing planning restrictions and giving business the tools they need to invest and expand.

‘These new enterprise zones will be trailblazers for growth, jobs and prosperity throughout the country.’