The Bath and Somer Valley Enterprise Zone was established in April 2017 to support local businesses and to attract new businesses to the area. Enterprise Zones are designated areas across England which encourage business growth and new jobs by providing business rate discounts, tax breaks, superfast broadband and other government support.
The Somer Valley Enterprise Zone site is located at Old Mills, a greenfield site extending 13.5 hectares on the western edge of Midsomer Norton. It has been allocated in the B&NES Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan for employment uses and once developed could create 1,700 new jobs for local people and 54,000 square metres of commercial space.
The Council is currently undertaking work to bring forward improvements to transport links as well as finding the best way to support the development of the site.
Background information about the development and potential benefits were on display as part of the Council's Local Plan consultation events between November 2018 and January 2019. The exhibition boards are also available to view here.
You can use our online map to check the location of the Somer Valley Enterprise Zone and whether your property is eligible for Enterprise Zone relief.