Wincanton public realm

Closed 5 May 2021

Opened 22 Apr 2021

Overview

South Somerset District Council are moving forward with aspirations for public realm improvements in Wincanton Town Centre.

The town centre enjoys an abundance of attractive heritage buildings however, the Wincanton Town Centre Strategy identified that its footways and public spaces would benefit from  enhancement.

An improved public realm will support existing businesses by creating a better environment in which to trade and by providing improved spaces for community activities. A more attractive town centre will also help to change perceptions and encourage new businesses, more visitors and longer stays which will help to revitalise the town through increased footfall and spending.

The public realm designs will help to improve perceptions, support existing businesses by creating a better environment  in which to trade and provide improved spaces for community  activities. This will increase the attractiveness of the town  encouraging people to visit and stay longer, revitalising the town through increased footfall and spending.

The four key opportunities for improvement are:

  • Market Place
  • ‘Clementina' Square
  • Carrington Way
  • Eastern Gateway

The following pages show some preliminary design ideas for each area. We request that you spend a few moments to consider these ideas and complete a consultation to help us understand your thoughts on potential public realms design ideas and options.

As local residents, businesses and stakeholders, your knowledge and insight is invaluable to the design process.

Under the current Covid 19 restrictions, we are unable to hold public consultation events as would ordinarily be the case, your completion of this survey will therefore be  helpful to ensure that we understand the views of local people.

Areas

  • Wincanton

Interests

  • Wincanton Town Centre Regeneration
  • Consultation