Over the last 5 years, the Princes Street Enhancement scheme has delivered public realm enhancements to the entire length of Princes Street and some of the linked streets. The first phase of works was completed in 2009 and the second phase commenced in October 2012 and is near completion.
The overriding aspiration of Phase Two has been to re-connect the northern end of Princes Street with the southern end of the street, to create attractive pedestrian access between the town centre, the college and the hospital and to enhance the character of the street. The scheme was separated into three sections, comprising Park Road, Princes Street and the areas in and around the subways.
Funding for the enhancement scheme has come from South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council, Yeovil Vision and Yeovil Town Council. Partners of the steering group have included South Somerset District Council, Yeovil Town Council, Somerset County Council, Yeovil Vision, Yeovil Hospital and Yeovil College.
Tony Fife, Area South Chairman said, “We’ve seen the transformation of this historic street over the past 5 years and the area now looks clean, tidy and attractive. The installation of the flower planters helps to top it off and adds additional colour.
“The feedback we have received has all been very positive; we’re proud of that and very pleased with the work that has been carried out on Princes Street across all phases.”