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Regeneration and Development Projects

West Somerset has seen some exciting capital regeneration projects come to fruition over the last couple of years, and some major new projects are currently under construction. Some have been implemented by the council whilst others are being delivered by organisations that we work in partnership with.
Many millions of pounds have been invested in the area.  This has resulted in new workspace for businesses, a skills and enterprise centre for the Community College, Minehead Eye and a state of the art community hospital at Seaward Way.

The Economic Development Strategy contains a blueprint for targeting future activity to help make the local economy more prosperous. The council has an Employment, Skills and Enterprise Delivery Plan which will result in activity to reduce unemployment, create further jobs and opportunities for young people, and provide specific support for our businesses, including a micro-finance loan scheme and mentoring. 

The Council's Economic Development Team provide quarterly updates on its current activity to the Council's Economic Regeneration & Tourism Policy Advisory Group. The July 2015 meeting was the first meeting of the new quadrennium so the opportunity was taken to inform new Members about recent activity of the Team via a series of presentations and briefing papers. The meeting was also updated about the progress of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project. Copies of all these can be downloaded from the Related Documents. We hope you find them of interest.
If you would like to find out more please browse our business pages or contact Corinne Matthews, Economic Regeneration Manager, on 01984 635287 or by emailing