New units could bring more jobs to Honiton industrial estate

Efforts to bring more jobs to a Honiton industrial estate have been notched up a gear.

A vacant plot of land at Heathpark is being marketed to potential investors and could create new opportunities for local residents – if plans to dispose of it come to fruition.

The plot, advertised as in Heathpark Way, is on the market for an undisclosed fee – either for rent or ‘possible sale’.

The majority of the site is earmarked as employment land.

Potential uses include light or general industrial, office, storage, retail, leisure, or distribution.

Instructions state the site, described as being at ‘Honiton Gateway’, is suitable for ‘new industrial units’, subject to planning consent.

The plot of land measures 59610 sq ft and the brochure advertising the land’s availability sings Honiton’s praises to potential investors, particularly for its close links to major road routes and the potential to recruit local workers.

It states: “Honiton is an expanding town with a population of 18,164. The site adjoins the busy A30, 14 miles north-east of Exeter, which links the M3 south of Basingstoke and the M5 at Exeter.

“Benefiting from a significant frontage to the A30, the site adjoins Lidl and Eden Vauxhall garage.”

A second advertisement touts the land to investors as suitable for ‘a retail unit or a leisure facility’.

Directly opposite the industrial estate’s established retail park, the site, currently a grassed area, is accessed via Devonshire Road. A potential additional access is outlined in the particulars.

Commercial property agents are handling the marketing.

The land is available at a time when a new occupier is being sought for a major unit in Durham Way which formerly operated as a supplies outlet.

A smaller unit on the estate is also available in Reme Drive.

Any investor would have to secure planning permission before building work can commence.

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