Forder Valley Link Road, Plymouth


New 1km road that will connect Brest Road, in Derriford, with the junction of Forder Valley Road to ease congestion and unlock 145Ha of employment land supporting 9,000 new jobs. Growth Deal 2 Funding: £22.5m Total Funding: £33.58 Expected Completion: March 2020

Unlocking Growth Fund


The Unlocking Growth Fund is designed to fund projects that develop employment and workspace sites and/or premises to support and foster business growth. Several projects are currently in the pipeline with businesses cases being examined and awaiting funding agreements and final allocations. Projects that have confirmed funding agreements so far are: Highbridge Enterprise Centre Highbridge Enterprise […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset – Broadband


The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Superfast Extension Programme is the Phase 2 programme of capital investment in the physical infrastructure which aims to extend the coverage of Next Generation Access Broadband – Superfast Broadband – i.e. 30Mbps and above –  to an extra approximately 4,500 – 5,000 businesses by 2020. The project will extend […]

Plymouth Charles Cross and Exeter Road


Plymouth Charles Cross Growth Deal Project Charles Cross roundabout is a significant junction within Plymouth City Centre. It is a key node on the Inner Ring road, linking to the A374 Eastern Corridor route, which is the focus of major growth including the new community of Sherford. The majority of bus services in the city […]

Taunton Rail Station Enhancements


Taunton Rail Station Enhancements There has already been significant growth in rail patronage at Taunton over the last decade, and this is set to continue as the town expands. This scheme enhances the station and expands its facilities, to make it a gateway to Taunton, and to complement the regeneration of the town centre and […]

Exeter Science Park Grow On Buildings


12104 – ESP Grow On Building -Rendered Elevation Feb 2016 LRThe project will be based at the Exeter Science Park identified as a LEP transformational opportunity and strategic priority for all the shareholders. The project will provide two new grow on office/lab buildings within the Science Park, building on previous LEP investment within the Science […]

Growth Hub


Started: March 2016 The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is a Service for All contract which has been awarded to south west business support provider Serco. The Growth Hub launched in March 2016 and is available for all businesses, whatever size or sector, in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. The aim of the new […]

Plymouth Northern Corridor Traffic Signals


The Northern Corridor Junction Improvements is a five year programme of schemes to upgrade the traffic signal controlled junctions on the A386 corridor in Plymouth.  The first phase of the five year programme involves three junctions south of the A386 Manadon Interchange. At the Weston Park Road junction the scheme will realign the northbound approach, […]

South West Rural Productivity Commission


South West Rural Productivity Commission Report – the Next Steps for SW LEPs Building on the work of the Great South West partnership, four South West LEPs – Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Heart of the South West and Swindon and Wiltshire – commissioned an independent enquiry to identify opportunities to stimulate rural productivity […]

Torbay Western Corridor Capacity Improvements


The scheme provides capacity improvements on the section of the A3022 (to the west of Paignton) from Churscombe Cross in the north to Windy Corner in the south. The projects includes road widening with additional lanes, creating 2 lane dual carriageway where possible, increasing junction capacity, provision for off road cycling, enhanced pedestrian route, and […]