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Nexus 25 employment site, Taunton

The council worked with public and private sector partners on a new strategic employment site – Nexus 25 – at J25 of the M5 motorway.

The council used a planning mechanism to fast-track the process – a Local Development Order (LDO).

This was adopted in March 2018 after Somerset County Council approved a scheme to improve J25 including access to Nexus 25.

The development will provide a green campus setting with space for a variety of uses including research and development and high quality offices, alongside light industrial units and warehouses providing a range of flexible premises suitable for many types of business. More than 3,500 jobs could be created at the site, boosting Taunton’s role as a major growth centre in the South West.