The call for land is getting louder

Reports in the Welt am Sonntag from December 3, 2023 and the WAZ from January 17, 2024

Now that the development plan for the newPark has become legally binding following the publication of the city of Datteln’s council resolution, the largest industrial area in North Rhine-Westphalia is attracting more and more attention. The Welt am Sonntag and the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung have now also reported on the planned industrial estate.

“The city of Datteln’s development plan for the first construction phase of this inter-municipal industrial area has been legally binding since mid-November,” writes Welt am Sonntag. The special thing about newPark: the large area. “There are […] inquiries with much larger space requirements,” Welt am Sonntag quotes newPark Managing Director Andreas Täuber as saying. He cited the establishment of TSMC in Dresden as an example. The Taiwanese semiconductor factory requires 50 hectares and creates 2000 jobs. “This is the league in which newPark will be competing,” says Täuber. The first companies could be building as early as 2026. Andreas Täuber expects 3,000 new jobs, Welt am Sonntag continues.

The decision on the development plan means that the ball is now in the state government’s court. It must co-finance the development of the site for industrial use, writes Welt am Sonntag.

The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung also reported on the planning status of the newPark. “The demand for large spaces in newPark is very high,” Andreas Täuber told WAZ. “The market is interested. The location is historically favorable for bringing factories for semiconductors, e-car batteries and similar products to the Ruhr region.”

The large space at newPark is a major advantage, Fritz Jaeckel, Managing Director of IHR Nord West, emphasized to the WAZ: “There are a whole range of companies that have asked for space but could not be met. NRW was not an option for Tesla because there was no suitable space. newPark is now one.”

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