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THE PROPOSED NEW ROLLS-ROYCE MAUFACTURING PLANT AND HEAD OFFICE AT GOODWOOD
21 June 2001

Chichester District Council issued a news release on 19 June 2001 as follows:

Chichester District Council is today celebrating the decision of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions not to intervene in the planning process for a new Rolls-Royce head office and manufacturing plant at Westhampnett.

Jane Chevis, Leader of CDC said: 'This is tremendous news for the Chichester economy. We are working with BMW on legal and technical issues* which we hope to agree soon, then we can look forward to putting Chichester on the map as a place to do business. The district is already attracting a lot of attention as a centre for professional and high-tech businesses but we have been concerned about a gradual exodus of manufacturing industry both overseas and to other parts of the country. Rolls-Royce is one of the few global brands and we are cock-a-hoop at being able to ensure the company stays in Britain and particularly Chichester.'

*A Section 106 Agreement