Prospective MP for Taunton targets junction 25 development

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton School headmaster Dr John Newton, Rebecca Pow and Taunton Deane Council leader John Williams. Taunton School headmaster Dr John Newton, Rebecca Pow and Taunton Deane Council leader John Williams.

THE area around Taunton’s motorway junction would be a good place for future development according to the woman hoping to become the area’s MP at the next election.

Speaking at a networking business breakfast at Taunton School, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary candidate Rebecca Pow told more than 60 guests about her background in farming, broadcasting and business.

On Taunton Deane’s prospects, she said: “If you get the right development land in the right place you will get the right businesses.”

She later added: “I personally would promote the area around junction 25.”

She said she would like to see high-tech businesses attracted to a development at the site, rather than facilities like the Morrisons distribution centre between junctions 23 and 24 at Bridgwater.

Guests were entertained by award-winning school musician Anya Lee on the viola, accompanied by director of music Mark Cracknell. Call 01823-703119 for details of the events.

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8:25am Fri 28 Mar 14

Caresabouttaunton says...

This sounds very positive. Lets hope that the local council gets behind any such plans and encourages this development. After all these kind of high-skilled, high-paid jobs are exactly what Taunton needs to attract.
This sounds very positive. Lets hope that the local council gets behind any such plans and encourages this development. After all these kind of high-skilled, high-paid jobs are exactly what Taunton needs to attract. Caresabouttaunton
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9:13am Fri 28 Mar 14

Slow down! says...

How about another Tesco's extra?
How about another Tesco's extra? Slow down!
  • Score: 5

10:47am Fri 28 Mar 14

david1966 says...

How about having a word with your chum JW to sort out firepool before you go getting grand ideas of trying to develop another part of Taunton.
How about having a word with your chum JW to sort out firepool before you go getting grand ideas of trying to develop another part of Taunton. david1966
  • Score: 8

12:55pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Harryhourse says...

Taunton needs facilities that will bring jobs to the town in the 1000`s.
So many new homes being built, and to be built. Where does everyone work ? how many drive out of the town to work ?
Taunton needs facilities that will bring jobs to the town in the 1000`s. So many new homes being built, and to be built. Where does everyone work ? how many drive out of the town to work ? Harryhourse
  • Score: 4

1:03pm Fri 28 Mar 14

topcataj says...

It might well be an area worthy of development if it also allowed improvements to be made around the motorway junction to help traffic, but I too would prefer to see Firepool sorted out first!

Taunton is actually one of the few places in Somerset where more people come in to the town to work than go out of it to work. Hence the traffic issues in to town in the morning and leaving it in the evenings!
It might well be an area worthy of development if it also allowed improvements to be made around the motorway junction to help traffic, but I too would prefer to see Firepool sorted out first! Taunton is actually one of the few places in Somerset where more people come in to the town to work than go out of it to work. Hence the traffic issues in to town in the morning and leaving it in the evenings! topcataj
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1:58pm Fri 28 Mar 14

feeby12007 says...

What about junction 26 near Wellington? Prime location for growth.
What about junction 26 near Wellington? Prime location for growth. feeby12007
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2:46pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Slow down! says...

How about developing the land all the way out to Stoke St Mary?
How about developing the land all the way out to Stoke St Mary? Slow down!
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8:01am Tue 1 Apr 14

markyboy123 says...

Milf
Milf markyboy123
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10:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

boliston says...

There should be a rule that no greenfield development is allowed where there are still unused brownfield sites.
There should be a rule that no greenfield development is allowed where there are still unused brownfield sites. boliston
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