The Somer Valley is set to benefit from Enterprise Zone status, which will be a major boost to Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans for regeneration, investment and growth in the area.

Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said:  “This is very good news. We don’t have all the details yet but we know that this will provide a real boost to the economy of the Somer Valley, including opportunities for business to relocate and grow, bringing investment and jobs.

“The Somer Valley Enterprise Zone will make the most of the opportunities for linking the area’s economy to this flourishing hi-tech business environment in Bath and Bristol. This is likely to include investment in superfast broadband to unlock the full economic potential of the area. The success of the bid is down to the excellent joint working and the partnerships fostered through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.”