Hallam Land Management, a subsidiary of Henry Boot, has submitted a planning application for a 1.2m sq ft mixed use development in Bridgwater, Somerset.

It plans to build 1.2m sq ft of employment space, a primary school, up to 2,000 new houses, infrastructure and recreational facilities on the site, known as Little Sydenham Farm/Innovia Films Ltd.

The application also include a provision for a regional distribution centre for Morrisons, which is planning a shed on the site.

Nick Duckworth, director of Hallam Land Management, said: ‘An application of this scale and quality will, we believe, have a major beneficial economic impact on the town of Bridgwater.

'The council have been clear that they are seeking an employment-led strategy that directly benefits local residents and businesses.’