This is just the start.  We have been building support for what we think is a great project and now we need a robust demonstration that it can and will provide enormous benefits to Taunton and the surrounding area.

We must prove that the ground is suitable and that the scheme can be built economically.  We must confirm that there is a need to develop businesses of this type.  We must ensure that the scheme can be built without harming the environment or archaeology into which it will be placed.

This will require a feasibility study.  We have asked international civil engineers Black & Veatch Ltd to undertake such a study using their knowledge of ground and environmental conditions locally obtained from involvement in River Tone flood alleviation schemes.

We need another £29,000 to enable Black & Veatch to get to work.  Your support will give us a huge boost and demonstrate local commitment to our vision.

Please click on the button to donate.  Thank you!


The next steps

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