Small minded bureaucrat of the week

Edward Atkin, who made £225 million for his family by selling baby feeding bottle company Avent wants to invest £20 million of his own money in an incubator to support innovative entrepreneurial businesses in south Cambridgeshire and rural Suffolk. This is not a part of the world that is exactly teeming with entrepreneurial support activities.

Gareth Jones, head of planning at South Cambridgeshire District Council doesn’t think it would be a good idea to have too much entrepreneurial industry in such a rural area. So he has refused him permission.

Well done Gareth! Great work. You must be very proud of your mighty achievements in protecting those potato fields from the ravages of entrepreneurship.

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