The Somer Valley area, to the south of the city of Bath, contains two towns (Midsomer Norton and Radstock) and six parishes, and has a usual resident population of about 39,848. The historic city of Bath is only half an hour’s drive away with the A367 to the North East and Bristol lies to the North West via the A37. To the south on the A39 lies the Cathedral City of Wells. Bath and Bristol provide regular rail links to London (only 90 minutes journey time). The town benefits from regular local bus services backed by a range of community transport options. Connectivity to the M4 and M5 lies to the north and west.
Bath and Somer Valley Enterprise Zone
A number of key development sites have recently been designated as an Enterprise Zone by the Government. These sites will therefore offer a range of incentives to businesses moving to those sites. Find out more about Enterprise Zones.
The Bath and Somer Valley Enterprise Zone will provide new locations for homes, businesses and leisure activities. The Enterprise Zone has the potential to generate significant new investment, providing up to 10,000 new private sector jobs and over 3,000 new homes for the region.
In the Somer Valley, the 13.5 hectare Old Mills site (to the west of Midsomer Norton), will provide a new strategic employment location in an area where the closure of major factories has seen the onset of industrial restructuring and a redefining of the local economy.
The Old Mills site has the potential to provide new jobs for residents in the Somer Valley, many of whom out-commute to work.