Somerset Council Approves £5.3M Scheme for New Commercial Units at Peninsula 23 Business Park

Somerset Council approves £5.3M scheme to develop 3 new commercial units at Peninsula 23 Business Park, set to attract more businesses and create jobs in Bridgwater.

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Somerset Council Approves £5.3M Scheme for New Commercial Units at Peninsula 23 Business Park

Somerset Council Approves £5.3M Scheme for New Commercial Units at Peninsula 23 Business Park

Somerset Council has approved a £5.3 million scheme to develop three new commercial units at the Peninsula 23 Business Park near the M5 in Bridgwater. The development, proposed by Roselea Properties Limited and C.M. Limited, will be located at the northern end of the existing site, which currently hosts Monmouth Scientific and Somerset Willow.

Construction on the new units is set to begin later in 2023 and will be coordinated with improvements to the nearby Dunball roundabout, which are being financed by the government's leveling up fund. The units will have parking spaces and turning space for lorries, allowing them to be used as distribution hubs.

The developers have stated that the new units will be similar in height and scale to the existing buildings on the site. "The new units will be similar in height and scale to the existing buildings on the site," according to the developers.

The existing site will be raised in grade to meet Environment Agency requirements related to potential flooding from the adjacent River Parrett. The site is bordered by an existing cycle route that is part of the Bridgwater local cycling and walking infrastructure plan and will eventually link the town center to the new gigafactory being delivered at the Gravity enterprise zone.

Why this matters: The development is part of a larger plan by Roselea Properties Limited and CM Limited to build a further three commercial units on the north side of the site in September 2023. It aims to attract more businesses and create more jobs in the Bridgwater area.

Somerset Council's approval of the £5.3 million scheme signifies a substantial advancement in the development of the Peninsula 23 Business Park. The new commercial units are expected to provide additional space for businesses and serve as distribution hubs with their parking and turning space for lorries. The construction, set to begin later this year, will coincide with improvements to the nearby Dunball roundabout to enhance the infrastructure in the area.

Key Takeaways

  • Somerset Council approves £5.3M scheme for 3 new commercial units at Peninsula 23 Business Park.
  • Construction to begin in 2023, coordinated with improvements to nearby Dunball roundabout.
  • New units designed as distribution hubs with parking and turning space for lorries.
  • Existing site to be raised to meet Environment Agency flood requirements.
  • Part of larger plan to build 3 more units, aiming to attract more businesses and jobs.