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 document is being developed to guide the design and character of street and public space schemes, and concept schemes have been created for six key areas within the core of the town’s central spine. The proposals include 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.
Landscape, Urban Design & Masterplanning
Jan 2019 - ongoing
They build upon the principles set out in the ‘Yeovil Refresh’ which was adopted by South Somerset District Council in 2018.
The proposals will be developed further with feedback from public consultation events in summer 2019, and it is intended that 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.