LHC’s landscape and urban design teams were commissioned in early 2019 to produce a public realm and shop frontage Design Guide for Yeovil in South Somerset.
The resulting document was developed to guide the design and character of street and public space schemes. Concept schemes were created for six key areas within the core of the town’s central spine. The proposals included high-quality shared space and public realm comprising enhanced town squares and numerous streetscape enhancements, which aim to improve the pedestrian environment to make the town more attractive for residents, businesses and tourists.
South Somerset District Council
Landscape, Urban Design & Masterplanning
They build upon the principles set out in the ‘Yeovil Refresh’ which was adopted by South Somerset District Council in 2018.
The proposals were developed further with feedback from public consultation events in summer 2019, and the first projects will be delivered from summer 2020, and will be phased over a period of years, linked to funding availability.
Proposals have been developed in close collaboration with the Highways Authority, Town Council and local businesses. Capital budget costings were also developed to enable the Town Council to develop a case for procurement and funding.