October 1, 2014
Bulldozers ready as final businesses leave Highbridge business park

The final companies to be based at Highbridge's Morland Industrial Park have left this week as the site is set to be bulldozed to make way for over 60 new homes.

We first reported last year that Sedgemoor District Council had approved the re-development of the park for 62 affordable homes. Work is expected to start shortly on demolishing the business park.

Andrew Chedzey of Jimas Offset Print, one firm that has moved from the park, told "It's been difficult to find new, decent sized accommodation similar to what we had at Morland for 31 years. After a long search have found a slightly smaller premises in Church Road, West Huntspill, which is a good alternative."

Meanwhile, C & H Carpets & Flooring has found a new base on the nearby Walrow Industrial Estate. Neil Close said: "It has been very difficult to find a new base, but I'm pleased that we have got a good premises and are continuing to trade as normal."

Meanwhile, Morland Social Club has recently closed its doors and it's expected that it will re-open at the site in the future.

The plans for Morland Industrial Park will see two four-bedroom properties, 27 three-bedroom properties, 27 two-bedroom properties and 6 one-bedroom properties being built.


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