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We have now funded 11 projects in the Western Somerset area under the Forestry, Tourism, Farm Diversification and Business Support Priorities.

Treborough Common Woodchipper - purchase of a woodchipper to meet the growing demand for woodchip within a 25 mile radius.

Alpaca Fashion Knitwear Design - Development of a unique software system and acquisition of latest generation knitwear machine to enable designers and local crafts people to collaborate with the Company to create, design and produce knitwear.


Inwood Farm Accommodation - Development of barns to provide self catering accommodation alongside wedding venue to support the farm's diversification from dairy.   The development enables families to gather for weddings and spend more time in Somerset, increasing revenue for the venue and the local economy.



Hestercombe House Path Reinstatement - This project will reinstate the 19th century driveway from Rowford, Cheddon Fitzpaine to Hestercombe. It will follow the original route through Sandilands plantation and Crown Estate farmland to form a path for use by cyclists and pedestrians.

Tilbury Farm Shepherd Huts - expansion of tourism holiday let business to include four new shepherd huts within the 50 acre farm. www.tilburyfarm.co.uk/ 

Town & Country Storage -  a farm diversification to create self storage units for domestic and commercial use.

Woodland SouthWest Scrub Clearance - purchase of remote controlled woodland clearance equipment enabling additional areas of woodland to be brought into management.

Navigating the Future - Watchet Boat Museum and Visitor Centre - an exciting tourism and heritage infrastructure project for Watchet, with the purpose of navigation; in both the digital and physical landscape.




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