At the gateway to the Mendip Hills, Midsomer Norton, a historic market town with a distinctive character lies at the heart of the Somer Valley midway between two branches of the River Somer and Wellow Brook.
Midsomer Norton has been the principal market town for the Somervalley for almost 800 years. Radstock is the closest neighbouring town and Bath is only half an hour’s drive away. Visit Midsomer Norton Invest in Bath website here for more information on this location.
Looking at work previously consulted upon, the people of Midsomer Norton said they would like to...
"Develop Midsomer Norton's role as the market town for the area by consolidating and enhancing the retail offer, the range of available leisure and community facilities and transport links and the creation of new employment opportunities" - Brighter Futures Community Plan
In 2010, we identified three proposed priorities that respond to local issues, deliver the community's aspirations, as set out in the Sustainable Community Strategy, and reflect Bath and North East Somerset Council's commitment to address economic challenges that are facing the district's market towns.
The three proposed priorities for the town centre are to:
Priority 1: Strengthening the shopping heart - bring empty shops back to use and provide larger shopping units that attracts national retailers
Priortiy 2: Create a mixed use town centre - offer a wide range of facilities including a new modern supermarket, new offices, new homes and community facilities
Priority 3: Make the most of existing local attractions - build upon the town's distinctive retail offer, highlight the character of the historic buildings and continue to improve community facilities
The Regeneration Strategy 2010 referred to the following: