Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, has welcomed the decision by British Volt to build their new gigafactory producing batteries for electric cars in Blyth, on the site of the former power station. This will be the UK's first gigafactory, providing a huge boost to the UK's homegrown electric car industry.
The site will create an investment of £2.6billion, and 3,000 jobs by 2027, plus an additional 5,000 jobs in the supply chain.
Anne-Marie said: "These new green jobs and investment is fantastic news for Northumberland and the wider north east. I am thrilled Northumberland has been chosen to host the UK's first gigafactory, and want to pay credit to the team at Northumberland County Council and Britishvolt who have been working hard to ensure Northumberland is at the forefront of the UK's green revolution."