Nexus 25 Local Development Order


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Nexus 25 Local Development Order

PBA was appointed to deliver a Local Development Order (LDO) and all associated supporting material to deliver Nexus 25, a 25ha strategic employment site in Taunton.

Nexus 25 will provide a range of flexible premises providing accommodation for research and development, health, education, and digital technology alongside high quality office space, light industrial units and warehouses. Designed as a ‘Green Campus,’ the site will include walkways and landscaping to create an environment in line with Taunton’s new Garden Town status. 

The LDO will help to deliver this strategically important site which will encourage business and create new jobs while contributing to Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC)’s ambitious growth plans for Taunton. Access to the site will be provided following completion of the Somerset County Council M5 (Junction 25) improvement scheme.

The LDO has been prepared by PBA and LHC Design on behalf of TDBC. The documents set out the planning and design principles and other site-specific requirements which will guide the development of the Nexus 25 site.

"PBA has been instrumental in delivering the key economic priority in Taunton. We have enjoyed working with PBA in bringing the LDO forward as a proactive and pro-business planning tool. PBA has brought experience, dedication and enthusiasm to the entire process."