Introduction

The Somerset Growth Plan 2014 – 2020 was developed in partnership between the Somerset Local Authorities, business representative organisations and other key stakeholders. This has now been fully updated and extended to cover the period of 2017 – 2030. The full technical document and appendices, as well as a shorter summary document are all available to view in Downloads.

The Growth Plan sets out Somerset’s plans to promote growth between now and 2030. The purpose of the Growth Plan is to attract and guide investment; to overcome barriers; and maximise sustainable growth from local opportunities, benefiting Somerset’s communities, businesses and residents.

By 2030 Somerset aims to be a very productive and innovative business community and economy. The labour force will have the skills that businesses need, and the infrastructure will be in place, to achieve higher productivity and innovation. Economic prosperity will be inclusive, to the benefit of all groups within the community.