for new Highbridge Enterprise Centre approved by town council
plans for a new business centre in Highbridge have been approved
by town councillors this week.
last month reported
that the 'enterprise centre' had been earmarked for land next
to Highbridge's Isleport Recyling Centre and could create scores
of new jobs.
The Town Council's planning applications committee considered
the scheme this week and approved the plans.
Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton said: "We strongly support the
application - it will provide new employment in the area."
is one of several regional projects being backed by Devon and
Somerset's Rural Growth Network which aims to create more than
1,300 jobs and boost the south west's economy by £58 million.
Highbridge proposal is to build a new two-storey building with
office units available for new business ventures, plus an additional
single-storey industrial building and car parking.
area of the development site is approximately 1.29 acres. Around
220 square metres will be for light industrial space, plus 130
square metres for office space, and a further 130 square metres
for business 'incubation' space.
Spelman, the government's former Secretary of State for the Environment,
site in May 2012, as pictured here, when the scheme was initially
planning application was recently formally submitted and is now
set to be considered by the district council in coming weeks.
project aims to help small 'back room' businesses gain office
space in order to expand their operations and create local jobs.
is great news for Highbridge and demonstrates what an ideal location
the town is for business," said Cllr John Woodman.