Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Shropshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

2,300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 September 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A proposed major expansion at RAF Cosford, which could bring more than 2,000 jobs to the area, has won initial approval from Bridgnorth councillors. The MoD is planning to streamline some of the country's military training, involving the private sector. RAF Cosford in Shropshire is a key site and a plan to use it for aeronautical engineering training is being assessed. As the planning authority concerned, Bridgnorth District Council has been deeply involved in the process. These include 2,300 news jobs, up to 550 new houses and £20 million of investment in the local economy.


  • 8 September 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Royal Air Force (RAF) Cosford, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62237, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62237.