NORTH dorset business park

Through the Growing Places Fund, Dorset LEP invested to the North Dorset Business Park in Sturminster Newton to attract economic investment in the area.

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Project Status - Completed

  • Start Date: March 2013
  • End Date: March 2018
  • Growing Places Fund Loan allocation: £800,000
  • Awarded to: Dorset County Council (now Dorset Council)

This project was a joint working partnership between Dorset County Council, North Dorset District Council and Homes England. 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 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. 

For more information, please read our case study