date of publication
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Ede Council is positive about new plans for the dining experience. The plans will be presented to the municipal council in November. The final decision can then be made. As previously announced, Eddy is doing this at the same time as the province, and the Regional Executive Council has also requested an opinion from the Regional Council.
Councilor Leon Meagher: “Ede will continue to grow in the coming years. Homes are being added and it is important that the facilities and employment opportunities grow with them. The dining experience fits Ede’s ambitions and acts as a driving force for the WFC and the development of Ede and Foodvalley. The WFC site will become a second focal point for the city of Ede, Where new jobs will be created and where residents and visitors will want to come to visit the catering industry or an event, or of course to try the food.
There are also great developments to report on the WFC website. For example, Aeres Group signed a letter of intent to establish itself behind Friso Barracks in the short term through an MBO training in the food space. The Friesopark is being created between the new Ede-Wageningen station and the two barracks buildings, and the space is also suitable for public events and exhibitions in the field of agriculture and food. In addition, construction of catering facilities at Ketelhuis between Maurits and Friso Barracks will begin in the first quarter of 2024.
Following the decision of the Council of State on the zoning plan at the end of 2022, the WFC Experience Foundation was commissioned to develop a new plan for the Moritz Barracks. New construction behind the barracks will be eliminated in this plan. The designers were able to create a great plan with less available space. During your visit to the Food Experience, you’ll learn about food, sustainability and agriculture in a fun and active way. There is also an interactive restaurant where dining becomes an experience.
The municipality used the past few months to test financial feasibility. A number of principles have also changed, meaning that a municipal loan is no longer required. The operator will bear the renewal costs. The plan is therefore more financially suitable for the municipality.
Councilor Leon Major: “Following the Council of State’s decision, we worked hard to design a viable alternative. The new plan provides an attractive design for the dining experience which also significantly reduces the financial risks faced by the municipality. Therefore, we look forward to the discussion in the Municipal Council and the Governorate Council with confidence.”
There will be an information meeting on the municipal council food trial on 23 November, followed by a decision-making meeting on 30 November. The county council is scheduled to hold an information meeting on November 29, followed by a decision-making meeting on December 6. The assessment of both councils will be taken into account when making the final decision in the Ede and County Councils. These decisions are expected to be made in the new year.
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