The former industrial area Werninkterrein will become a residential area. (Photo: Leiden municipality).
The Leiden region will have its own “manager’s business parks”. This was reported by Economie071, an organization of six municipalities in the region, business associations and educational institutions. Martijn van Pelt of VNO-NCW Rijnland explains that a manager must ensure an “attractive business climate for companies, with adequate and future business parks in the region.”
The participating municipalities of Zoeterwoude, Voorschoten, Leiderdorp, Leiden, Oegstgeest and Katwijk agreed that the same space should remain for businesses within the district. If an industrial area is converted into a residential area somewhere, this must be offset within the area.
Van Pelt explains why a business park manager is needed: “In our area, there are many growing innovation companies that need space. At the same time, there is a growing demand for housing in the area. Moreover, we want to become more sustainable and the environment to be green. As much as possible. All of these developments need space.” The director must provide enough space for companies in this puzzle.
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