PLANS have been submitted for a supermarket and business park which developers claim could bring £100 million and thousands of jobs to the Somerset.

Abbey Manor Group and Sainsbury’s have submitted revised plans for Bunford Park, Yeovil.

The proposals include a Sainsbury’s store, a 592,000 sq ft business park, bus stop and pedestrian and cycle links.

Once completed, they say the new development has the potential provide a £100 million annual boost to the local economy and up to 3,000 permanent jobs.

"This scheme represents the only opportunity to bring Sainsbury’s high quality retail offering to the people of Yeovil, while at the same time establishing Bunford Park as a flagship business location to rival those schemes in Taunton, Exeter and on the A303," said Judith Gannon, director of Abbey Manor Group.

"Yeovil’s job-seekers and all South Somerset ratepayers alike will benefit from the economic boost that this project can deliver."

Abbey Manor Group and Sainsbury’s submitted an initial application for planning permission in June 2017.

Following positive discussions with South Somerset District Council, Abbey Manor Group and Sainsbury’s have been refining the plans, taking into account feedback received during public consultation and ongoing conversations with a variety of stakeholders.

The changes to the proposal have been made to better reflect the local area, such as planting additional trees and hedging throughout the site of the development, reducing the height of some of the units in the business park, creating new access routes, and revising the design approach for the supermarket.

The 90,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s store would include a café, customer car park and petrol station, creating 250 new jobs.