An Enterprise Zone is a Government’s tool to accelerate the delivery of jobs and business growth. The status is awarded by Government for a period of 25 years to speed up delivery of employment sites and to attract inward investment into an area.

Current legislation includes several incentives to businesses relocating to an Enterprise Zone area – simplified planning process and potential to use Local Development Orders, reduction in business rates for up to 5 years or Enhanced Capital Allowance. In addition all business rates collected from an Enterprise Zone are retained and reinvested locally providing a further boost to the local economy.

Yes, as of 23 February 2022 Sedgemoor District Council (now Somerset Council) formally adopted the Gravity Local Development Order. This enables a more streamlined approach to planning consent. Gravity also has remediation consent (S73) that enables us to begin immediate implementation and earthworks. For more information please visit our key documents page. 

Gravity are making significant progress with development of the site.

The site has undergone extensive remediation works, the link road which was awarded Growth Deal Fund money from the Heart of the South West LEP was opened to the public in October 2021.

In early 2022 Sedgemoor District Council formally adopted the Gravity Local Development Order to create a streamlined approach to planning consent for potential site occupiers. Gravity is working closely with local partners to ensure the development is progressing well and the site attracts inward investment.

Huntspill Energy Park was bought by Salamanca Group in 2017. A year later the owners revealed new branding and a new concept for the old Royal Ordnance Factory Bridgwater site. 

Yes, our latest research shows that Gravity could create up to 7,500 high-value jobs. Attracting international hi-tech businesses to the campus will create a wide range of job and training opportunities. This is Gravity Ltd and Sedgemoor District Council (now Somerset Council) has signed a Local Labour Agreement to get more local people into more local jobs. Please continue to visit this site where we will be advertising jobs in the future.

Yes, absolutely. We are acutely aware that local businesses are the backbone of our economy Please register your company’s business here and we will be in touch when an opportunity arises. 

This is Gravity Ltd and Sedgemoor District Council (now Somerset Council) have signed a Local Labour Agreement to get more local people into more local jobs.

Under current plans the site has a 15-20 years build-out programme.

Somerset Council has a dedicated page on its website where additional information can be found:


In its Industrial Strategy the Government has identified 4 Grand Challenges, one of them being Clean Growth. The definition says it is “growing our national income while cutting greenhouse gas emissions”. It will involve new technologies to reduce energy consumption, more efficient buildings but also a behavioural change in how all of us use energy in our day-to-day lives.

The developers Gladman, have put in proposals to build 120 new homes on land off of Woolavington Road in Puriton. For further information click here.

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