Economic Development

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Economic Development

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About the service

As part of South Somerset District Council's corporate objectives, the Economic Development Service along with other services has the following core objectives:


  • Targeted promotion of inward investment
  • Work in partnership with the public and private sector in delivery of the Yeovil Vision
  • Work in partnership with the public and private sectors in developing and delivery of the Market Towns Vision
  • Identify and address the particular issues affecting rural areas
  • Implementing the Yeovil Incubation and Enterprise Centre

Day to Day Activities:

  • Provide advice to rural based businesses
  • Assisting those wishing to start a new business
  • Signposting new and existing businesses to business grants
Service standards

The Economic Development Service aims to:

  • Ensure that an officer will available give general advice and information Monday to Thursday 8.30 - 5.15pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm
  • Be fair in the way we deliver our service and provide services accessible to all our customers
  • Ensure that our service continues to meet our customers' needs by reviewing and amending our procedures to take account of your views
  • Be responsible for the accuracy and quality of our work
  • Invest in our staff development so we can improve continually and help you more effectively
  • Provide a named officer to businesses seeking planning advice or making a planning application to advise and help as part of our Business Ambassador Service
  • Provide bespoke advise to farmers seeking diversification and to rural businesses
  • Provide regularly updated information on commercial and employment land and premises available for development and commercial uses
  • Provide comprehensive and up to date information about our services on our web site


Web pages Business and regeneration