North Dorset Business Park
Growing Places Fund loan awarded to: Dorset County Council
Award amount: £800,000
Location: Sturminster Newton
Award start date: March 2013 / Award end date: March 2018
Through the Growing Places Fund, Dorset LEP invested to the North Dorset Business Park in Sturminster Newton to attract economic investment in the area. This project has been a joint working partnership between Dorset County Council, North Dorset District Council and Homes England, and the loan was used to fund site servicing work, including a new service road to create serviced plots for sale to potential owner occupiers and developers. This area is recognised as one of the most important employment sites and development opportunities in the north of the county. The project unlocked c. 7,400 m² of new employment floor space and it is estimated that the site will create around 250 jobs for the area in the next 5 years.
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