Commissioned by South Somerset District Council in 2020, LHC’s urban design and landscape team developed proposals for public realm improvements in Chard town centre to create a better environment worthy of the town’s historic character.
South Somerset District Council
Urban Design & Masterplanning
On site Sept 2021
Working in the Chard High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) within this historic town centre setting, our team have undertaken extensive consultation with various stakeholders including Historic England and Council Heritage officers, to develop fully costed RIBA stage 3 & 4 proposals for the £1.1m scheme covering Fore Street, Holyrood Street, Boden Street and the Eastern Gateway .
The scheme comprises locally sourced Forest Pennant paving, the retention and enhancement of the unique and historic water rill found within the streetscape, new street tree planting, a new gateway space, and widened footways to improve the pedestrian setting. LHC worked with Hydrock and Coreus on the proposals and the scheme will commence construction in September 2021.
More information relating to this project can be found on the Chard regeneration website at HERE.