Huge Agratas investment in Gravity is a big win for Bridgwater and surrounds

Cllr Claire Sully, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the new Bridgwater constituency, has hailed news of a significant new investment into the Gravity site, situated near Bridgwater, which will bring considerable benefits to local residents in Bridgwater, Burnham, Highbridge and the surrounding area, Somerset and the Country!

Today (Feb 28th, 2024), Agratas – a new global battery business within the Tata Group – announced plans to build the UK’s largest gigafactory on the site, with the huge investment set to bring up to 4,000 new jobs to the area and a £150 million improvement to local infrastructure over the next five years.

The announcement is the result of significant work from Lib Dem-run Somerset Council in creating the pathway for Agrata’s investment and puts Bridgwater at the core of the development of green energy in the UK as Somerset Council delivers on its aim to create a greener, more sustainable Somerset and a county that flourishes.

Cllr Claire Sully is holding an event at the Gravity site on Thursday, March 21, during which Claire Pearce, director of Gravity, will make a speech explaining what the project is achieving and the benefits it will bring to local communities.

“The investment from Agratas in Gravity is a real coup for Bridgwater and its surrounding areas,” Cllr Claire Sully said. “The 4,000 new jobs created and £150 million investment in local communities is a fantastic opportunity for Bridgwater to realise its great potential.

“My priority now and if elected as the MP for Bridgwater is to ensure that these benefits to local communities are maximised. I want people to be a part of this project and understand how it can enable them to flourish.

“At Somerset Council we are serious about investing in the future of Somerset. Having delivered a balanced budget we are now drawing in investment to the area and unleashing the huge potential of Somerset.”

Claire’s ‘Shine A Light On…’ event will be held at the 37 Club, Woolavington Road, Puriton and will feature guest speakers Claire Pearce, Somerset Council leader Bill Revans and Tony Cradock, Trustee of Morlands Community Hub. Entertainment is offered by professional singer Tim Pitman and tickets are available for £25. To book e-mail.

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