County Wide Economic Strategies
Documents detailing plans and ambitions for Somerset’s growth and economy:
The Somerset Recovery and Growth Plan
The Somerset Recovery and Growth Plan was developed and agreed by the five Somerset local authorities in January 2021. The Plan is based on detailed economic analysis of the regional and local impacts of the pandemic on jobs and growth.
The Somerset Recovery and Growth Plan sets out priorities for supporting Somerset’s economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 as well as, longer term strategic ambitions for growth.
Somerset Economic Futures
Somerset Economic Futures has been commissioned by Somerset Council to develop a series of potential future economic scenarios for Somerset over the next 5, 10 and 25 years.
The aim is to develop a range of evidence-based scenarios, exploring the impact of adopting differing economic development priorities and how this might affect Somerset’s short- and longer-term outcomes.
This will identify how Somerset will respond to and make the most of global and national challenges – from climate change and public health crises to a rapidly ageing rural population, to transformational technological progress through to local opportunities through the forming of the new Somerset Unitary Authority, Hinkley Point C and challenges around, for example flooding, coastal erosion, and large rural poorly connected areas.
Local economic strategies
The new Council will be developing its future economic strategy for Somerset. The most recent economic strategies prepared by the councils are:
- Somerset Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (as above)
- Mendip Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020 (PDF 1.53MB)
Mendip Socio-Economic Baseline Report 2016 (PDF 3.2MB)
- Sedgemoor Economic Development Strategy 2020-50 (PDF 14.38MB)
Sedgemoor Economic Masterplan 2008 – 2026 (PDF 6.94MB)
Sedgemoor Economic Development Strategy – Appendix A (PDF 4.23MB)
Sedgemoor Economic Development Strategy – Appendix B (PDF 912.03KB)
- Somerset West and Taunton Economic Development Strategy 2020-2024 (PDF 366MB)
Somerset West and Taunton Economic Development Strategy 2020-2024 – Text only (PDF 231KB)
- South Somerset Economic Development Strategy (EDS) (PDF 20.8MB)
South Somerset EDS Appendices A1 (PDF 5.99MB)
South Somerset EDS Appendices A2 (PDF 7.99MB)
South Somerset EDS Appendices A3 (PDF 14.2MB)