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North Somerset Opportunities

Innovation and long-term added value are the key strengths of North Somerset. To deliver our ambitious Strategy for Growth, North Somerset is actively seeking to secure investment and commitments from delivery partners for a wide range of opportunities across our core sectors. Ensuring that every investment has a robust environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework around it is critical to the region’s success. Early assessments indicate that for every £1 invested, more than £3 of direct economic benefits will be generated for our towns and communities. Over a 10-year appraisal period, it is estimated that the strategic programmes and associated investment could generate more than £500 million in GVA uplift from employment.


Over £1.5bn of investment-ready opportunities

  • Junction 21

  • Multiple projects within Weston-super-Mare town centre

  • Urban extensions at Nailsea and Backwell

  • Banwell Garden Village

  • Development opportunities in other towns such as Clevedon and Portishead

WsM | Enterprise Area

Is in Weston-super-Mare, the second largest conurbation in the West of England, offering unparalleled access to global supply chains and networks, exceptional talent and a great quality of life.

Is developing at pace, bolstering North Somerset’s position as the gateway to enterprise and innovation in the West of England and one of the most desirable areas to live in the UK.

1. Weston Business Quarter

A 36 ha commercial site which forms part of the wider Heywood village development. A partnership between Persimmon Homes, KMW Properties, North Somerset Council and St Modwen. The site is home to a cluster of knowledge-intensive technology, media, telecoms and manufacturing businesses.

2. Westland Distribution Park

The site comprises of 345,200 sq ft of fully serviced industrial space across 10 ha, located on the main arterial route into Weston-Super-Mare. Includes a range of industrial land and buildings up to 50,000 sq ft for business and industrial activities

3. Weston Gateway Business Park

Located close to the J21 M5 junction and comprising of 7 plots with outline permission for a range of commercial uses for 118,400 sq ft.

4. Parklands Village

Keepmoat Homes have partnered with North Somerset Council to deliver 425 new high-quality homes on land at Parklands Village, including 15 per cent zero carbon homes. This is the first phase with planning consent for 700 homes.

5. Locking Parklands

An 80 ha mixed-use scheme, comprising c1,450 new homes together with associated employment, retail and leisure space - promoted by St Modwen. 9 ha of employment land and commercial opportunities from 3,000 to 115,000 sq ft.

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