Investment for Yeovil

Strategic economic benefits

The mixed use development at Bunford Park will drive employment and economic expansion, both in the short and long term. This will help to deliver the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HSWLEP) priorities for growth which seek to maximise productivity and employment opportunities. The mixed use development at Bunford Park will make a major contribution to the HSWLEP target of 163,000 new jobs by 2030.

The South Somerset Local Plan (2015) indicates that Yeovil will be the prime economic driver within the district and beyond, aided by a strong employment base and high quality businesses. The mixed use development at Bunford Park will further enhance the economic role of Yeovil, boosting local employment and economic development.

Temporary economic benefits

The construction of the new business park and food store will generate turnover and temporary employment for construction firms and related trades.

Temporary economic benefits

Permanent economic benefits

Permanent economic benefits

"We’re pleased to have teamed up with Sainsbury’s which will enable the wider development and infrastructure of Bunford Park to progress, while delivering much needed business space and employment opportunities. The new expansion plans at Bunford Park could help deliver a £100 million annual boost to the local economy."

Judith Gannon, Managing Director at Abbey Manor Group