Hallam Land Management, the strategic land arm of the Henry Boot Group, have submitted a planning application with Sedgemoor District Council for a sustainable mixed use development at Little Sydenham Farm/Innovia Films Limited in Bridgwater, Somerset.
The application proposals will provide for up to 110,000 square metres of employment floor space capable of providing between 2,500 and 3,000 jobs, a possible 2000 new dwellings, a primary school, major improvements in recreation facilities and enhancements to the green infrastructure in the area. The proposals include provision for a Regional Distribution Centre which will be a major new investment in Bridgwater by Wm Morrison Supermarket plc.
The application responds positively and imaginatively to the proposals set out in the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West but also to the aspirations of the Council and its partners in their progression of its Economic Master Plan, the Bridgwater Challenge Initiative and the emerging Local Development Framework. Nick Duckworth, Director of Hallam Land Management, commented, “We are very excited to be able to make this planning application at this time. An application of this scale and quality will, we believe, have a major beneficial economic impact on the town of Bridgwater and we expect it to give a major boost to the transformation and regeneration of the town being managed through the Bridgwater Challenge Initiative. The Council have been clear that they are seeking an employment-led strategy that directly benefits local residents and businesses, and we are particularly pleased to have secured the interest of such a respected company as Wm Morrison in this development. We look forward to working closely with the Council and its partners”.
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
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“Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.
We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.
We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.”
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Henry Boot PLC
Chief Executive Officer