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Yeovil 'Refresh' project back out to consultation

An artist's impression of the changes

Plans to pedestrianise the top of Yeovil's Middle Street are back out for consultation.

South Somerset Council say residents have three weeks to discuss the changes.

It follows another consultation, at the start of the year, where some companies voiced concerns about access.

The changes, which are part of the Yeovil Refresh project, aim to improve the look and feel of the town centre.

Councillor Peter Gubbins, executive member for Yeovil Refresh, said: "Yeovil town centre needs to keep up with changes in shopping habits, people want experiences in town centres these days. 

"Creating a new pedestrianised area, effectively extending what we currently have, plus improving the quality of the space could deliver a real impact in the heart of the town. 

"Not only that, the proposal should also improve pedestrian safety.

The Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) seeks to pedestrianise the top end of Middle Street in Yeovil town centre and the application was submitted following an extensive consultation period by SSDC in late December and early January.

"As part of the official decision making process, Somerset County Council must now undertake their own public consultation which will last for a total of three weeks."

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