The Glastonbury Town Deal has secured £23.6 million investment for the town, representing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the objectives outlined in the Town Investment Plan

Enabling Project

Lead Organisation: Somerset Council

In order to support the renovation of the buildings within the Beckery Village, provision will be made for the non-bricks and mortar communities currently based in the area.


  • Towns Fund:  £1.42m
  • Co-Funding:  £1.82m


  • Town Investment Plan Projects delivered

Key Project Themes

  • Deliver Enabling Project


  • In Glastonbury there are over 120 people living on the roadside and off-grid in caravans – all in non-regularised areas which creates social, health, traffic congestion and economic challenges for a small town

Project Summary

A new site will be created for non-bricks-and-mortar dwellers in Glastonbury.

The Beckery area on the edge of Glastonbury is currently being used as an unofficial base for communities of travellers and other off-grid dwellers.  Much of Beckery will be regenerated thanks to the Glastonbury Town Deal funding.  We are working to provide the non-bricks-and-mortar communities with a  regulated site offering temporary and permanent solutions.  The aim is to improve the situation for roadside dwellers.

Click here to view the outline planning application.

This project previously contained an element to address phosphate mitigation in the vicinity of the Glastonbury Town Deal projects. This element is no longer part of the enabling project as solutions are not yet available and phosphate mitigation does now not apply to commercial developments.