What the Gravity Smart Campus will look like.

Public given the chance to have their say on Gravity plans

THREE consultation events for local residents to hear more about the Local Development Order for the Gravity Enterprise Zone near Puriton are being held before the end of the month.

The first of these will be an online event held on Wednesday, November 24 between 6pm and 7.30pm.

In addition, drop-in sessions will be held at Puriton Sports Centre on Thursday, November 25 and Woolavington Village Hall on Tuesday, November 30. Both sessions will be between 3pm and 6-30pm and will be followed by a presentation to the parish councils from 7pm.

For more information on the events and to make comments on the consultation visit

A spokesperson for Sedgemoor District Council said: “The council is holding a formal consultation until December 9 to enable local residents and other interested parties to share their views on the proposed Gravity Local Development Order.

Planning tool

“This is a flexible and positive planning tool intended to support further investment in the site and bring forward significant numbers of high quality jobs for the local area.

“The Local Development Order includes development parameters to enable proposals for a range of uses, including advanced manufacturing, commercial and business use and supporting community and residential uses, to come forward without the need for a formal planning application.

“This will assist the creation of the Gravity smart campus and the opportunity for up to 7,500 jobs, as well as making a significant contribution to the UK’s shift towards a zero-carbon economy, and placing Sedgemoor at the very centre of the ‘clean’ growth revolution.”

Stuart Houlet, the council’s Assistant Director for Inward Investment, said: “we are really keen to hear views on the Gravity Local Development Order and hopefully the events are a good opportunity for those interested to meet either virtually or in person with officers to discuss the plans and process for bringing the benefits of the development of the Gravity site forwards.”

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