Zero Carbon Grant Fund 

Coming soon, the £1m Zero Carbon Fund will award grants for the development of innovative, demonstrator and challenger projects to reduce carbon emissions and support our Vision for Clean Growth.

The fund will help to:  

  • Develop resilience from climate change through built environment solutions  
  • Reduce energy consumption, through built environment and transport solutions  
  • Support innovation in renewable and energy storage technologies  
  • Support innovation in carbon capture and storage  

If you would like to be the first to learn about the new fund, please sign up to our newsletter.

Simplified Planning at Power Park with Local Development Order

Simplified Planning 

Local Development Orders (LDO) allow simplified planning to accelerate development within a defined area. 

An LDO is in place for Power Park. LDOs are underway for a district heating scheme and in future will be in place for Skypark and Exeter Science Park. 

Infrastructure investment 

The Zone continues to benefit from vital infrastructure investment to unlock commercial development. 

In February 2023, a £4.5m road enhancement scheme at Exeter Airport’s Long Lane opened to boost the local economy. The access allows development of the 8 hectare Power Park, which is expected to create around 500 jobs. The road improvements also provide a direct bus link to the Future Skills Centre and the Enterprise Zone sites.  

Investment around the Zone includes: 

  • £1.1m park and change facility at Exeter Science Park  
  • £12m upgrade to Junction 29 of the M5 
  • £9m bypass linking the Airport to Skypark
  • New train station in Cranbrook 

Business support  

For businesses located in East Devon: 

Find out if you are entitled to Small Business Rate Relief

Benefit from East Devon District Council’s Business support and advice – East Devon 

More sources of business support: 

SET Squared for businesses located at Exeter Science Park

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

Devon-wide business support

Business Information Point  

Federation of Small Business

Tech South West

16 / 04 / 24 – 8.30am

Designed to empower you with the information, resources and connections you need to thrive in today’s dynamic markets.

23 / 05 / 24 – 10am

Partners EEDEZ and Exeter Science Park will focus on sustainability at Exeter Science Park. The event will be held in The Dome and will feature speakers and exhibitors who are leaders in sustainability and protecting the environment.

13 / 09 / 24 – 9.30am

The importance of key sectors in energy, defence and food in powering national and international investment opportunities

Business connector

Interact with like-minded businesses to share your experience. 

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